“All you need is love, da…da…da-da…da. All you need is love, da da da-da da. All you need is love, love. Love is all you need.” The Beatles say so (and raised more money than most of us). Agents of Good says so. And Jeff Brooks says so. So it must be so. So let the donor […]
Before you do ANYTHING else this week, please find out how many new donors you gained in 2016. These are your first-time supporters. Once you know that number, it’s time to create the plan to make sure they give again. The post New Donors in 2016? What’s Next? appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.
The most important thing about this video is that it's utterly hilarious. Enjoy it this holiday season if you need to destress. You're welcome. (Or view it here on Vimeo.) This video also has a lesson for us fundraisers. There's a lot of fundraising out there that's almost as "out of tune" as this robot-made holiday carol. Show More Summary
Taking time to review your donor data can feel like a luxury, especially if you are a small fundraising team. Donor data review should not be a luxury. Just as you define a good event by tickets sold or dollars raised, and you define...Show More Summary
It’s that time of year again, where we take a look back at the year drawing to a close, and forward to the year ahead. We all know that 2016 was rough (and if you want to wallow for a minute or two, check out John Oliver’s cathartic send off to 2016). But I am […]
If you manage volunteers and are questioning your career choice, this formula may help.
That democracy depends on an independent civil society is a bedrock assumption in political theory. In the USA, we've just held an election that will test this theory against reality.Like so many people, I've spent the last few daysShow More Summary
Here’s one of the best email subject lines to hit my in-box in a long time … What can I add, except to say that, once I opened the email, Charity:Water indeed delivered the right message, in this case a ‘thank you’ to its volunteers, as usual with a video. Tom
You already know sharing stories in your fall appeal is a “must do.” But what story will you share? Here are 6 recommendations for choosing a unique and compelling story. These examples come from working watching organizations raiseShow More Summary
True grantee-funder partnerships are based on a shared vision of the future. Creating a strategy to achieve that vision requires listening and clearly defining roles.
Heading into the final days of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, there have been a number of miscellaneous and diversified storylines centered around everything from athletes and countries to the conditions of the hosting city. Show More Summary
Heading into the final days of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, there have been a number of miscellaneous and diversified story lines centered around everything from athletes and countries to the conditions of the hosting city. Show More Summary
Earlier this summer, I mentioned that we’ve been tracki […]
Foundations’ internal practices and culture ripple out to grantees in meaningful ways, and it directly accelerates or impedes grantees’ effectiveness.
Remember this goofy TV spot for Old Spice? The best thing about it is something most people won't quite notice: Or watch it here on YouTube. Roy H. Williams, in his MondayMorningMemo, Swim to Kansas praises this spot for the script. Specifically for its use of the imperative voice -- it's steady stream of "commands": Look at your man. Show More Summary
Photo: Americans for the Arts Designing and facilitating training (not matter the topic) is one of my passions and why I blog about it on a regular basis. I also love sharing techniques and tips with other trainers and often do “train the trainers” sessions as part of my practice. … Read More
Guest post by Mary Kleim No matter what your thoughts are about social media, you cannot deny the fact that some people who use it are full of compassion. They are always ready to help those in need, and nonprofit organizations … Continue reading ?
For years, VolunteerMatch has supported Discovery Communications by providing employee volunteer management software. This year — and for the first time ever — VolunteerMatch partnered with Discovery to dive into unchartered waters: Shark Week (6/26/16 – 7/2/16). Shark Week is … Continue reading ?
New types of civil society organizations are powerfully and successfully using technology to campaign online and offline for social, economic, and environmental change.
It has been a rough several weeks. The horrifying brutality in Orlando was just another instance in what seems like an endless stream of gun violence. And that violence is just one of the challenges facing us, from an increasingly hate-filled...Show More Summary