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Last Day to Register for The Non-Profit Prospecting Formula

This is a reminder that today (Friday, November 27th) is the last day to register for our new class The Non-Profit Prospecting Formula: How to Find and Approach New Donors for Your Organization.  Registration closes at 7 PM tonight. If you want to find a steady stream of new donors for your non-profit, you owe it […]

Good Ventures and Giving Now vs. Later

We’ve been wrestling lately with the question of how much Good Ventures, a foundation funded by Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz that works with GiveWell on the Open Philanthropy Project, should be aiming to give at this early stage in … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

In the Words of a 4-Star Charity

The following is a message from the CEO of a 4-star charity regarding the importance of rating highly on Charity Navigator. "As a charity that participates in #GivingTuesday, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention knows firsthand the value of a good rating on Charity Navigator. Show More Summary

Reflections from Fukushima

Confronting the risks and rewards of the world’s largest low-carbon energy source.

Shift Your Fundraising from Scarcity to Possibility: Change Your Words For a Better Outcome

People often refer to me as a fundraising coach. And I am. My work and mission are to help people in the nonprofit or social sector raise more money. The truth is most often I find my work focused on helping people change their language...Show More Summary

On Giving Thanks

In the aftermath of Paris, Beirut and Bamako and with far too many politicians and demagogues working overtime to seize on the public’s anxieties, prejudices and deepest fears, The Agitator is pausing publication for the next two days to give thanks. Tomorrow is official Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. Many of our readers will be ‘enjoying’ […]

The Best #UNSelfie Challenge Yet!

One of Charity Navigator's users just sent us this photo to show us how he and his wife are celebrating #GivingTuesday. Basically, they are challenging their Facebook friends to support a Health, Human Services or Animal Welfare 4-star charity. Show More Summary

Tech and Innovation to Re-engage Civic Life

Inclusive governance will require that civil society, government, and industry work together to empower citizens.

Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Thanksgiving is the time of year that we all think about what we have to be grateful for and consider how we can help those who are less fortunate. If you feel inspired to give back, then Charity Navigator can help you find a charity to support. Check out our Advanced Search to find a charity that matches your philanthropic passions and give via our Giving Basket now.

The Secret Sauce that Keeps Volunteers in Your Program

Guest post by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats This post was originally published on Twenty Hats. Start a continuing ed program and watch your volunteers stick around. What does a continuing education program do for your volunteer base? Besides educating your … Continue reading ?

Data mistakes that can kill your fundraising results

Errors and inaccuracies in your donor data are probably the most harmful mistakes you can suffer, doing massive, sometimes irreparable damage. If you want to concentrate on one thing to get right, make it your data. Here are some ofShow More Summary

How to not bore your donors to tears

Do you fear your donors are bored with you? Here's some good news: with all the holiday parties at this time of year, you have virtual laboratory for learning to be interesting! How to be interesting to your donors In his classic How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie gives you a secret [...]Show More Summary

Next Tuesday is #GivingTuesday!

What is #GivingTuesday exactly? It’s a national movement during the holidays dedicated to charitable giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping. The goal of #GivingTuesday...Show More Summary

Democracy in digital times

I'm honored to have had my first ever newspaper article published in Portuguese in the Brazilian paper Gazeta do Povo. It was published as part of the first ever Semana da Democracia - Democracy Week.The link above will take you to the article, there's a photo below, and if your Portuguese is as bad as mine, the English original is below. Show More Summary

We’re all revolutionaries now

What did you do this weekend? I saw the Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 this weekend. The theatre was packed. I have to say […]

Fundraising Tools On Facebook

A new suite of tools to facilitate fundraising on Facebook has just been announced. As with most things Facebook, this offering has received huge publicity, but just in case you’ve missed the news while deep in planning for Giving Tuesday, here are the basics. Fittingly, the suite of tools is called ‘Fundraisers’. Here’s a quick announcement […]

Corporate Philanthropy for Real-World Health Interventions

Corporate philanthropy can play a powerful role in addressing pervasive public health problems—a look at three effective practices from the Merck Childhood Asthma Network.

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