This month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival involves writing an anonymous letter to your board. Anything was fair game. Here is my letter. An anonymous letter to a nonprofit board member Dear Jane, Thank you. Thank you so much for giving your time and money to make our world a better place by your work here. You [...]Show More Summary
Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be in New Zealand, leading a workshop on social media and I facilitated a module on mindful social media. It seemed very inappropriate given that my host, Stephen Blyth, collaborated with Peter Sykes, CEO & Founder at Mangere East Family Service Centre and we held the workshop on a Marae. … Read More
A response to a recent article on high stakes donor collaborations, highlighting the New York Merger, Acquisition, and Collaboration Fund.
We love videos. Who doesn’t? Videos are a great way to spread your message and create genuine, emotional connections with your community members. Here’s a video about volunteering that one of our wonderful interns created. Doesn’t her passion just ooze … Continue reading ?
For many American's the official start of summer R&R begins this long weekend. But we should also be sure to take a moment this weekend to remember those who served and died for our country. Some may stop by their local veteran's cemetery, some will go to their town's Memorial Day Parade and others may want to honor our military with a donation. Show More Summary
Dear Board Members, Most of you are parents, so I'm pretty sure you've read (and read and read and read) that classic of children's literature, Green Eggs and Ham by Doctor Seuss. On the remote chance that you haven't read it, here's...Show More Summary
Peter Genuardi & I are fellow bloggers for npENGAGE. I finally met him at NTEN’s annual conference a couple months ago. He’s the Founder & CEO of Strenth in Members. He helps organizations build better relationships with their supporters by finding social influencers on their email file and driving them engagement and conversion offers through [...]Show More Summary
“Bittersweet” is the only way to characterize my reaction upon opening the email from Katya Andresen, CEO of Network for Good and author of Katya’s Non-Profit Marketing Blog. “I have some news! I am moving on from Network for Good. I’ve accepted a job as CEO of ePals, a public company in the education technology [...]
This is a reminder that today (Friday, May 24th) is the last day to register for our new online workshop The Non-Profit Prospecting Formula: How to Find and Approach New Donors for Your Organization. Registration closes today at 7 PM. Find New and Better Prospects for Your Non-Profit The Non-Profit Prospecting Formula will teach you [...]
In a recent Fortune article, Charity Navigator's President & CEO, Ken Berger acknowledges that crowdfunding sites provide instant gratification to donors who "desire to move money as quickly as possible and get as much money to the victims as possible." But he goes on to point out that "the danger is that the faster the money moves, the greater the chance of abuse and scandal."
I previously discussed our view that in general, further economic development and general human empowerment are likely to be substantially net positive, and are likely to lead to improvement on many dimensions in unexpected ways. In my view, the most … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Recently I was perusing my long list of LinkedIn groups, and I stumbled upon a discussion about what skills people have acquired from volunteering. I was quickly captivated by the stories the group members told. The more I read, the … Continue reading ?
How do you learn? When you want to acquire a new skill or apply some new knowledge, do you learn by passively sitting and listening to an expert lecture for 90 minutes without a break and 150 PPT slides? What do you actually retain? … Read More
Research shows that healthcare social enterprises are segmenting the BOP and leaving the bottom 50 percent of consumers behind.
Jara Dean-Coffey explores the idea of design thinking, as introduced by Peter Sims during the 2013 CEP conference, posing questions for foundations as they think about making their own "little bets."
We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/nonprofitcommunicationsblog Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Many, many years ago I ran the 4 X 400 relay on my track team. I was no star, but I loved the race. It’s a long, tough sprint that leaves you completely spent yet strangely exhilarated. The coach used to tell me to leave nothing behind on the track. Show More Summary
In this not-to-be-missed interview, fundraising legend and co-editor of The Agitator discusses donor retention, the importance of social media in fundraising, and how things have changed in our profession over the years. This discussion will fill your brain with ideas. Show More Summary
More and more people are writing about how feedback can improve the quality and accountability of aid. And we’re seeing more serious pilots about how we can use feedback systems at scale. For example, DFID’s major piloting exercise on using feedback systems to improve aid is getting into gear. Just last week Mark Maxson blogged on a new collaboration […]