You've likely heard or read about Common Core by now. The latest in educational "fixes," promoted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Governors Association, and the Obama administration, the Common Core initiative was...Show More Summary
This is a reminder that today (Friday, November 29th) is the final day to register for our class The Art of the Ask: How to Successfully Ask Anyone for a Donation to Your Non-Profit. Registration closes at 7PM Eastern Time today. Remember, you can go at your own pace and you get lifetime access to […]
We've talked about how important it is for nonprofits to create a content calendar and share regular updates with your constituents. Today I want to talk about the importance of getting influential guest bloggers within your community to write a guest blog post for you. Show More Summary
Chances are there’s not a U.S. Agitator reader online or reading The Agitator today. You see, it’s Thanksgiving. The preeminent day in the U.S. The one holiday all Americans seem to agree on and celebrate. Even celebrate to the extent of traveling thousands of miles, paying exorbitant airfares or increased gas prices for horrendous road [...]
See the first news story on this group here.
We all know how important the final 4-6 weeks of the calendar year are for non-profit fundraising. According to Charity Navigator, mid-sized non-profits may see up to 40% of their total yearly contributions come in between the Thanksgiving Holiday (in the US) and the New Year! You may have seen my post about #GivingTuesday, where […]
Bikers Against Drunk Drivers, a charity that's got a Donor Advisory, was the focus of a WESH-TV news story. Watch the story here. See the Donor Advisory here.
I'll be part of a webinar with Asking Matters next week: Thursday, December 5 12:30pm - 1:30pm (Eastern) Don't miss it. We'll cover: How to make your writing easy to read How to tell stories so they motivate action How to create a call to action that works 3 fundraising myths that might be killing your revenue The mental game of fundraising Register here
Here's some good stuff for writers from the Bad Language blog, at 5 lessons I've learnt from writing professionally: Writing professionally isn't magic. (It's just work and concentration.) Writer's block doesn't exist. (It's just an excuse.) Writers aren't tortured, solitary geniuses. Show More Summary
KTRK-TV's 13 Undercover team took a closer look at the 100 Club of Houston. Watch the video to find out what prompted Ken Berger to say, "there are a few things here that concern us."
This post also appears on Volunteering is CSR. On Tuesday, November 19, my team and I rounded up with coffee in our hands and entered the Twittersphere to begin our first Twitter Talk Tuesday. As an intern at VolunteerMatch I was able to be an integral part … Continue reading ?
The holiday season is a popular time for volunteering – and nonprofit organizations know it. In order to stand out from the pack and attract dedicated volunteers who are a good fit for your organization, you need to get creative … Continue reading ?
Watch KVOA's story, "Checking The Charities."
I was reminded yesterday why it was a sad day in the social media world when Twitter went public on November 7th. We were watching the Big Bang Theory on demand and we couldn’t fast forward through the commercials. The pressure to monetize this channel has forced networks like CBS to turn the on demand […]
You are the changemakers, the risk takers, the champions, and the power behind great causes that make the world a much better place. On behalf of the team here at Network for Good, thank you for all the good you do in the world. You amaze and inspire us each day and we are grateful to work alongside you. And for those celebrating in the U.S., have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
Our next Nonprofit 911 webinar guest, Darian Rodriguez, is a big proponent of leveraging your organization’s year-end momentum to boost individual giving. Promoting your cause on #GivingTuesday is a great start, but you can take this a step further by empowering donors to promote your work on their own all year long. Show More Summary
We’ve heard from about 1,500 nonprofits so far via our Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2014 – please add your voice now if you aren’t in that 1,500! We’ll close the survey on Tuesday, December 3. The preliminary survey results identify these top five challenges for nonprofit communications pros in 2014: 1. Show More Summary
Happy Thanksgiving! ‘m spending time with family and we’re giving thanks for all we have. Rather than sharing photos of our food on Facebook, we’ll share our gratitude for this year and in anticipation of #GivingTuesday how to give back.… Read More
The buzz about donor retention seems to get louder with each passing month. It's the "thing" that will fix all fundraising problems. The "must-do" and or "must-have," like that nice black dress or suit you rely on for special events. The truth is, donor retention IS a continual challenge that CAN be overcome. Show More Summary
Root Cause, which consults with both nonprofits and funders about performance and results, recently produced a very insightful report called Informed Giving: What Donors Want and How Nonprofits Can Provide It. The report is based on a survey of donors who use the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, a donor-advised giving program. Show More Summary