Steps funders can take to tackle partisan gridlock and solve social problems at scale.
There are plenty of reasons to give your volunteers a gift: the holidays, National Volunteer Week, to say “thanks,” just to see them smile… Which means you need plenty of ideas for these gifts that fit within your organization’s budget … Continue reading ?
The web is a visual space and most people won’t read your whole newsletter, but they will look at the pictures. Jeff Jones has taken his lifelong love of photography and putting it to good work for Community Service Society of New York as the manager of marketing and production. Show More Summary
Non-profit fundraising events come in all shapes and sizes, from big annual galas to small beef and beers, with lots of silent auctions, golf tournaments, walk-a-thons and events of all sizes thrown in between. What type of events does your non-profit hold? Are you maximizing your revenue from those events, raise more money, with less […]
Four thoughts on how researchers and organizations can reliably take the leap from proven research to operationalization at scale.
Is your organization hoping to turn everything around with amazing new brand standards? A look that's perfectly in tune with your mission, and a mission statement that captures what you do in an exciting way? You're going to be disappointed. Show More Summary
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has taken action to hold trustees of two struggling nonprofits accountable for what appear to be significant lapses in fiduciary oversight.
On Tuesday,Dec.3rd, the GivingTuesday logo was blazing in neon on Times Square. The hashtag, #GivingTuesday, was trending on Twitter. As some nonprofit insiders complained, #GivingTuesday making too much noise. And indeed it did: The...Show More Summary
Note from Beth: On December 3rd at 9 am PST, I’m going to celebrate NTEN on GivingTuesday by hosting a chat on my LinkedIn influencer blog. You can sign up for the chat here. I’ve also joined a group of many awesome nonprofit techies who are serving as “Champions” and launching fundraisers to help NTEN reach its goal of $50,000. … Read More
Phil Buchanan, speaking to an audience of mostly nonprofit leaders at the After the Leap conference, asked if funders get it, when it comes to funding performance assessment for their grantees. Unsurprisingly, but discouragingly, the answer was for the most part, "no."
“Mother issues” in the board room and not so subtle conflicts of interest in a start-up gather like storm clouds in nonprofit land. Call the ethicist!
Guest blogger, Julie Brown, Program Director at the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation. Julie is intrigued by storytelling, and the opportunity it offers to inspire donors and volunteers to act. As a program officer preparing...Show More Summary
I guess I’m spoiling for a fight on this one! Giving Tuesday … Zzzzzzzz! Gosh, it never occurred to people to give money or time to save endangered species or the local ballet company, or nourish the needy, or assist victims of abuse or oppression until someone created a ‘giving day’ to inspire them! “I [...]
In the commercial world about 95% of all new products fail. It’s not much different in the nonprofit sector when it comes to direct response tests aimed at beating the control. That’s because when it comes to planning new offerings and new appeals most organizations make the mistake of starting by segmenting their donor bases [...]
Giving Tuesday gained momentum this year and seems poised to be a permanent fixture in the philanthropic landscape. So what’s the theory of change behind the movement?
I believe that all boards should read the article and discuss what they have in place for their leader’s eventual exit.
Among the simpler approaches to strategic philanthropy — verging on the simplistic — is the venerable Demonstration Program. In the idea’s most basic form, a foundation supports a new activity in three to five places, “demonstrates”Show More Summary
Creating an annual report might be a daunting task, but it is a nonprofit management best practice. Your donors want to know what you have been doing with their money before they will give again. And if you aren’t looking at your annual report as a fundraising tool, then you need to think again. Show More Summary
Nonprofits often question what kind of an impact social media has on donors. Does engaging with people on social media encourage them to donate money? Does it prompt people to make an extra donation in a year, or increase their financial...Show More Summary
Gosh, I’ve been waiting to use that title since I read about Amazon’s new Prime Air drone service. I’m breathless at the possibilities. Drones can take my kids to soccer and lacrosse practices. A drone can fetch my coffee from Starbucks. Show More Summary