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If you’re currently trying to figure out where you’ll give this year, and you think it might be helpful to talk to us about your decision, feel free to contact us at info@givewell.org. We work hard to put all the … [CLICK TO READ MO...

Last Day for Early Bird Discount on our Epic Donor Communications Class

This is a reminder that today (Friday, December 19th) is the last day to receive a special early-bird discount when you register for our new class Epic Donor Communications: How to Inspire and Engage Your Donors.  Early-bird registration closes at 7 PM tonight. During this 6 week class, you’ll learn everything you need to know […]

Teaching Marketplace Literacy with the Help of 3D Printing

A program developed in India to provide marketplace literacy aims for impact in Illinois

How not to drop the ball in your year-end fundraising emails

The pressure is on. The biggest online fundraising day of the year (at least in the US) is December 31. Here are some hints from the Classy Blog on ways to make sure your emails between now and then (and after) don't fail: 6 Year-End Appeals that are Sure to Flop. Show More Summary

Donor coordination and the “giver’s dilemma” – Part II

We recently wrote about three questions we faced that relate to donor coordination. This post is a continuation of that topic and may only appeal to donors who are particularly interested in this issue. Over the past two weeks, we’ve … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Training Video: Face-To-Face Fundraising

For many fundraisers, I suspect this is the last day of work as many sneak out for a long Christmas holiday. Although, for the hard core, the busiest time for face-to-face fundraising might well occur over the next five days. I’m talking really hard core fundraising … intercepting hapless citizens — who are wandering down […]

What makes a foundation embrace big risks?

What makes a foundation embrace big risks? November 14, 2014 By at least one measure, the Kresge Foundation has made the biggest bet, among all national foundations, on the future of Detroit. The question is: What led them to acceptShow More Summary

CauseTalk Radio Ep75: Mobal is Doing Charity by Doing Business

Today on CauseTalk Radio, Megan and I talk to Tony Smith and Vince Owen of Mobal, a UK company focused on providing travelers with affordable and reliable international cell phones. Nice business but that’s not the good news, as Tony...Show More Summary

[Guest Post] 5 Reasons Your Peer to Peer Program is Failing

Today, I've invited Dave Linn to teach about peer-to-peer fundraising. Having run bikathons and walkathons myself, I know how powerful they can be...and how much of a pain they can be too! Dave is the Chief Operating Officer of The Generosity Series, a series of multi-charity 5K Run/Walks with an integrated peer-to-peer platform. Dave got [...]Show More Summary

How To Tell Stories With Purpose

Every new nonprofit I work with at Rad Campaign always tell me how they want their new website to do a better job of telling stories. They are usually in a terrific position to tell incredibly inspiring stories, but they don't have the resources or the time to craft them. Show More Summary

Congratulations 2014 Giving Program Winners

2014 marked the 6th year that DoJiggy hosted its annual Giving program – which supports nonprofits and community organizations through cash donations based on a percentage of the company’s annual profits. This year, the DoJiggy Giving Program distributed a total of $5,000 to five non-profit organizations operating in the U.S. or Canada with a budget […]

The Face of Poverty

A diagnostic framework for shaping innovation and scaling strategies.

Podcast: The 12 tips of Christmas

Here are 12 fundraising tips -- most of them super-easy and ready to try immediately -- that can boost your fundraising results, this holiday season or any other time of year. To listen, click here to download the audio file or visit the Fundraising Is Beautiful page here, where you'll find several listening and subscription options. Or subscribe with iTunes:

Time to redesign that ugly website?

Tired of your ugly old website design? Ready for a beautiful redesign? Think twice before you do it. As The Daily Egg blog notes, it might not be as bad as you think it is: 5 Reasons Why Your Ugly Website Is Actually Okay. Your ugly website might be just fine: Your design is distraction free. Show More Summary

What Nonprofits Can Learn from Salvation Army Bell Ringers

Editor’s note: This post was written by Joe Waters, author of Fundraising with Businesses and Cause Marketing for Dummies. You can also check out Joe’s work on his blog Selfish Giving. I’ve always admired The Salvation Army bell ringers. Show More Summary

Great News, Great Time to Ask

Here’s my response to a fantastic question raised by one of our colleague nonprofit communicators this week. Eager to hear your thoughts! Q:  Should I include an ask in announcing a big win? Tomorrow we’ll email supporters to celebrate a recent victory. This win has not been a focus in our emails to folks on […]

10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

The year is winding down, and I will be taking some time off to enjoy friends and family (as I hope you are too). But before I go, I want to leave you with a list of the 10 most popular posts on the blog this year, in case you missed any of them. Show More Summary

9 Levels Of Work Hell

OK, you’re almost there! Many of you will fly out the door tomorrow and not be seen again until 2015. Hopefully your year-end money will keep streaming in, in your absence, as though on auto-pilot. Happy landings! But if you’re planning even a few moments for reflection of what went wrong in 2014 — and […]

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