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More On Millennials: 6 Ways To Entice Them.

Here’s a follow-up to Tom’s report on the reprieve apparently granted to direct mail by Millennials. The Nonprofit Times in a piece titled 6 Ways to Entice Millennial Donors lists six fundamental steps for attracting Millennial supporters. The report is based on a presentation — “The Donors of Tomorrow: Effective Ways to Engage Young Audiences” — delivered […]

Housing for Health

Nine communities in the United States are finding ways to invest in housing to contain health care costs.

Nonprofit Workplace Wellness Initiatives: United Way of Central Ohio

United Way of Ohio – Healthy Eating Event In the Happy Healthy Nonprofit, we shared many stories about how nonprofits are bringing wellness and wellbeing into the workplace with little or no budget. Recently, colleague Neil Parekh the...Show More Summary

CROWDFUNDING: Who’s Giving…To What and Where

Peer pressure works. Strangers make the smallest gifts. And love ‘em or hate ‘em, matches and prizes drive donations. These are some of the insights offered in the Donation Trends by Channel: 2016 Donor Data Report by online fundraising platform Kimbia and nonprofit marketing agency Strength in Members. The report uses data from 1.2 million […]

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Each year, on August 23rd, the world pauses to commemorate the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. UNESCO chose this day in 1998 to reflect the night of August 22nd, 1791, in Santo Domingo, which saw the first uprising against transatlantic slave trade. Show More Summary

Abstraction makes nonprofit taglines pointless and empty

Writing a good tagline for an organization is one of the toughest writing challenges around. You have to get a whole lot of things right. So let me show you something that a lot of nonprofits get wrong with their taglines. It's abstraction. Show More Summary

More Storytelling Questions Answered

I get asked A LOT of questions. Most are about sharing powerful stories, some more general. This week I’ve collected a few more questions from web classes I’ve delivered in the past two weeks. The post More Storytelling Questions Answered appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Whew! The Mail Lives.

I saw two surveys today that reassure me that old-fashioned mail, my favorite medium, will probably outlive me. The first has no relevance to fundraising, but does shed some light on people who follow local issues and politics. The regional council on which I serve recently conducted a random survey of constituents which found that the […]

When The Searing Truth Comes Into Focus

It has been a really difficult couple of weeks. And I think for those of us in the social change sector — the sector that works for equity, justice, compassion, inclusion, civility — these days have been particularly challenging. The events in Charlottesville have made obvious that there is so much work to do, and […]

Trainer’s Notebook: A Great Training Starts with A Great Icebreaker

During the summer, I’ve been designing workshops based on The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and Emerging Leaders Playbook.    A great training always start with a great opening or icebreaker.   Icebreakers are discussion questions or activities used to help participants relax and ease people into a group meeting or learning situation.    … Read More

Keynotes and Workshops for Your Next Conference

I’ve updated the list of speaking topics on our website to better reflect the work I am doing these days.  Here are few of the newer topics. For a complete list, see the keynotes and workshops sections. If you’d like me to present at your next event, here are some additional details. How to Stay […]

Shared Gifting: Shifting Funding Power to Nonprofits

When nonprofits dole out grant money to peers, the result is a transformative experience that fosters innovation, collaboration, and learning.

Remember, Seek Out Volunteers Who Represent Your Audience

When recruiting volunteers for an organization, it?s important that the people who are dedicating their time are also invested in the outcome.

Charity Navigator Talks Charities Providing Resources to Schools

As August slowly comes to a close, elementary, middle, and high schools across the United States are opening their doors once again to the millions of students preparing for the year to come. In the coming weeks, teachers will face classrooms...Show More Summary

5 secrets old-pro fundraisers rely on to craft their best work

Here are some old copywriting tricks that can help you write better, stronger fundraising. These are used by fundraising writers with decades of experience under their belts. They can work for you too: Write the reply coupon (or donation page) first. Show More Summary

Nazis. War. Hurricanes. Famine. Google Gold.

With Charlottesville a recent and painful memory, the U.S. hurricane season right around the corner, and heaven only knows what other natural or man-made disasters lying just ahead, potential donors, credit cards in hand are poised to ’emergency donate’. If your organization works in a space given to rage, disaster relief, or any number of […]

Free Webinar: Fixing Your Leaky Donor Bucket

Have you ever heard of The Leaky Bucket? This unique system allows you to spot funding problems before they get huge, and helps you do something to stop them. Click below to sign up. Free Webinar: Fixing Your Leaky Donor Bucket Date: September 5th, 2017 Tuesday, 10am PT- 11am PT??????? In this free one hour... [Keep Reading]

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Tiffany Magennis

Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. We’d love to feature YOU in this series! Don’t be shy – tell us what you do in a typical day as a nonprofit communications pro. Tiffany Magennis is the […]

Hiring Incentives Won’t Solve America’s Talent Problem

Policymakers need new interventions to help companies change the way they source talent.

Charity Navigator Metric Mondays #21: CEO Compensation & Policy

Happy Monday and more specifically, happy Metric Monday! Today we’ll be expanding upon our metrics about CEO compensation. Read more »

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