Good fundraising can make or break any nonprofit, but what makes truly good fundraising? One of the most important factors for success is a highly engaged community who is extremely passionate about your mission. Humans of New York (HONY)...Show More Summary
“You are not ever a genius all by yourself. Your ideas are a function of the people you are connected with…” – Carol Dweck, Author, Mindset Your professional network is your greatest asset no matter what stage you are in your nonprofit career, whether you are an emerging leader or an acknowledged thought leader in your industry or somewhere in between.… Read More
This blog, which launched in 2008, includes more than 1,300 entries. That's a lot of posts! Which got us wondering- which entries resonated the most with our readers? So, we took a look and found the all time Top 10 Most Popular Blog...Show More Summary
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A look at how the Center for American Progress is using innovative communications strategies to reach the broadest possible audience.
Drayton Bird posted something cool: Who To Read If You Want To Write Better Advertising. Here's his list: Jane Austen Evelyn Waugh P G Wodehouse F Scott Fitzgerald Elmore Leonard What? Five fiction writers will help you write better ads? It's true. Show More Summary
There’s a movement afoot in the tech world to put ‘people’ first — before content, before design, and before software. Hopefully the same thing will catch on in the nonprofit world and ‘donors’ will rule. For example, Facebook recently announced they have begun referring to ‘people’ as people, not users. And before Facebook weighed in, […]
Nonprofits work hard year after year so they can spread awareness and continue to bring funds in to help support their worthy causes. But the reality is, that the way funds are raised is changing. Receiving money through grants or corporate sponsors is becoming more challenging. For this reason, nonprofits need to find fresh and […]
A look at how behavior-change marketing is benefitting conservation and how organizations can use it for their own causes.
Ok. You just had a great big unsolicited gift come in. You’re not sure why, but super grateful and excited. Could be a response to a splash in the media, friend of a friend, year end tax break, the list goes on. You celebrate for a few minutes but then the work begins because as you […]
Did you know that over 64% of nonprofits include technology in their strategic plan, and there's been an increase in the number of "data" staff at nonprofits? These are some of the key findings from last year's Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments research. Show More Summary
Are there people on your team who makes changes to your fundraising with the goal of making the message more persuasive to themselves? I bet there are. Most teams have them. Whether they're inexperienced new staff or the chairman of the board, they're costing you a lot. Show More Summary
Engaging nonprofit organizations in a community of learning maximizes impact.
Many nonprofit fundraisers know about and have specific strategies to reach, cultivate, and solicit baby boom donors, Gen X donors, and Gen Y donors. But look out, get ready to reach out to Gen Z donors, sometimes called “PhilanthroTeens”...Show More Summary
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Yesterday Network for Good was honored to host a group of delegates from 10 countries as part of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. The group included the Executive Director of the Icelandic Youth...Show More Summary
Today I am in Sacramento (it’s a busy travel month) speaking at the Nonprofit Resource Center’s 2015 Conference “Building a Mission Focused Community.” I am honored to share the stage with amazing nonprofit sector visionaries like Jan...Show More Summary
As fundraising professionals when we talk about stories […]