Grateful for these helpful words from Jason Dick in our first installment of ‘One from the Vault,’ featuring older posts that warrant revisiting: We all have those prospects which we can never get on the phone. I had a great question in my post, This Thing Called Follow-up, and I wanted to provide a bit […]
“Problems don’t start with data, they start with people.” -@deanmalmgren reminds us not to lose sight of the user’s humanity #DoGoodData2015 — Plenty (@PlentyCo) May 1, 2015 Last week, I attended and presented at the DoGoodData Conference in Chicago. Show More Summary
Photo: Ted Van Pelt After a period of extreme unrest following the funeral for Freddie Gray, an African-American 25 year old man who died while in police custody, Baltimore is trying to recover. While curfews have been lifted, and stores...Show More Summary
Read Part One » After my initial sit-down with Kari Saratovsky, author of the just-released Millennial Donor Playbook (download your free copy here) I was thirsting to know even more about how to engage Millennials. Here’s the second part of our conversation.
Why generous funding, an inspiring mission, and passionate people won’t carry you through.
It’s time we looked beyond health care for insights on how to build community-based, health-creating systems.
I coached Cassia Burke’s organization Children of […]
Guest post by Amy Cowen According to LinkedIn, 41% of hiring managers say volunteer work is just as valuable as paid work on a CV. Therefore, as an organization that engages volunteers, it’s important to make sure the skills they gain through … Continue reading ?
April was another busy month in the world of social change writing. From Google’s shift to mobile, to the Baltimore protests, to using sitcoms to change public opinion, to the pace of social change, to teens and social media, to a new way to measure a country’s performance, there was much to read and digest. Show More Summary
There’s no better way for your organization to get your supporters’ and prospects’ attention (media attention, too) than piggybacking on what’s already top of mind. Your people are already thinking on this stuff, so are far more likely to connect with your campaign than at any other time. Relevances rules! So, make the most of […]
Here's a great interview with fundraising legend Jerold Panas, on the Bloomerang blog: Or see it here on YouTube. This is 17 minutes that is well worth your time! He mentions two of his 17 (!) books that you might be interested in: The Lost Manuscript Born to Raise: What Makes a Great Fundraiser; What Makes a Fundraiser Great
Would you like to jumpstart your fundraising for your nonprofit? One of the most important tools I've seen is helping board members get comfortable telling their own story. Getting board members to be fully present In my work with nonprofits around the world, I find a common element in those with high performing boards: their [...]Show More Summary
In his four-part series — Raise More, Ask Less — Roger made a plea: listen to your donors and honor their preferences. Even if this suggests hitting them with fewer fundraising appeals. Indeed, Roger offered ‘contrarian’ evidence that asking less can actually yield more money. You can review Roger’s case here — Part 1, Part 2, […]
Great conference @meansandrew and see at next years #DoGoodData2015 may the force be with us all @kanter pic.twitter.com/7pXQWjyyXH — Alicia Schatteman (@aschatteman) May 1, 2015 Last week I attended the DoGoodData Conference in Chicago...Show More Summary
El ecoturismo ha estado creciendo a pasos agigantados, y la popularidad que ha adquirido a nivel mundial realmente me tiene sorprendido, y más porque una de las prácticas más buscadas se puede encontrar fácilmente en México, y estoy hablando de una de las actividades más solicitadas en Los Cabos, el avistamiento de ballenas. A pesar […]
Some values are more important than giving more people access to Wikipedia for free.
Guest post by Amanda Marr, VP of Communications, LeadingAge. Seniors engage with their communities in many important and meaningful ways, including volunteerism. Did you know that more than 20 million senior volunteers give nearly 3 billion hours of service annually, … Continue reading ?
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From last year’s “Ice Bucket Challenge” to million-dollar crowdfunding campaigns and beyond, non-profits are raising billions of dollars online each year. Yet, for many organizations, online fundraising remains a “hit or miss” proposition… they throw up a “donate now” button, send out a few tweets, and hope something happens. It seems frustrating and random. But […]
Post YOUR comms job here—nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Communications & Political Director, National Organization for Women (New York, NY) Communications & Program Associate Center for Genetics and Society...Show More Summary