Over the weekend I noticed a small report that last week — April 23rd — to be exact, marked the 10th anniversary to the day of the first YouTube video appearing on the internet. As the article commented: “… it was only 10 years ago that we came stumbling out of the Dark Ages and into the […]
There comes a time in every fundraiser’s career when he or she needs to ask: am I boring my donors? Do I even know if I could be boring my donors? Think about your own reading habits – what makes you bored? For most of us, the answer is two-fold: first, we get bored if […]
The devastating earthquake in Nepal has killed more than 2,400 people and injured about 5,900, residents so far (as reported in the NY Times on Sunday). Please donate to help Nepal’s Earthquake Victims now. On Saturday morning, I got a news alert on my mobile phone that there had been a devastating 7.9 earthquake in Nepal. … Read More
Are you coming to our crowdfunding webinar on April 29th? Brady Josephson will be teaching us all how to run more effective crowdfunding campaigns. […]
Photo by SynergyByDesign On April 25, 2015, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal about 50 miles from the nation's capital and largest city, Kathmandu. The quake destroyed buildings and left at least 1,500 dead. We know the heart wrenching...Show More Summary
Some time back I blogged about LinkedIn's (then new) Board Connect Service as a great new resource for nonprofit organizations. In the couple of years since, LinkedIn has built upon and expanded their vision of "LinkedIn for Good" and their offerings to nonprofits. Show More Summary
How was your week? Let’s finish it off with some […]
We are excited to announce a new co-funding partnership with Kaitlyn Trigger and her fiancé Mike Krieger (co-founder of Instagram). They have committed to learning with us and supporting the Open Philanthropy Project’s work over the next two years. It’s … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Mike and I are committed to giving away a lot of our wealth during the course of our lifetime. It’s very early days, so one of our biggest goals is educating ourselves about the landscape and and context of philanthropy … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
How a continent of over 1 billion off-grid customers can move from darkness to light over the next decade.
Network for Good works with so many amazing nonprofits and we want to introduce you to them and the great work they are doing! As part of our Recurring Giving Challenge we’re highlighting members of our leaderboard who are producingShow More Summary
Where is online giving going? How do you capture more digital dollars for your cause? To make a smart plan for your digital giving spend and online fundraising strategy, you need to understand how donors are giving online. Since 2010,...Show More Summary
Let me say at the outset that The Agitator is a HUGE fan of the MobileCause blog. In my view, the advent and use of smartphones will turn out to be as important to fundraising as the advent of the postage stamp. [Go ahead, dispute that one Agitator readers!]. And MobileCause is normally very astute on the […]
This is a reminder that today (Friday, April 24th) is the last day to receive a special early bird discount when you register for our new class The Non-Profit Prospecting Formula: How to Find and Approach New Donors for Your Non-Profit. Early bird registration closes at 7 PM. During this four week online workshop, you’ll […]
Guest post by Kristen Gramigna Your volunteers have unique sets of skills and talents — and they’re passionate about your cause. So who better to go to for insights into the minds of your supporters? Asking for their opinions and ideas … Continue reading ?
It’s time to adapt to demographic changes and adopt new strategies.
“Going viral” isn’t really something […]
Thanks to Clear Channel, digital ads for Charity Navigator are running on billboards across the country (like the one seen here in Tampa, FL). When you see one, take a photo of you and the billboard and share it with us (via facebook, twitter or email). We can't wait to see all the cities where our ads are appearing.
Flickr Photo by Wesley Fryer Note from Beth: This year I’ve been focusing more and more on leadership professional development in a networked world and finding myself working more and more with younger leaders in the nonprofit sector. Show More Summary
How often we hear someone say: I will never use that fundraising technique because everyone does it! We see something again and again and think it's hackneyed, out-of-style, and ineffective. Actually, it's usually the other way: Those fundraising "techniques" you see again and again are the things that work. Show More Summary