After I read this article in Chronicle of Philanthropy and this one in the Huffington Post, I couldn’t get this song out of my head. “Under pressure…” Queen’s lyrics aren’t really describing the type of pressure featured in either of...Show More Summary
A great story puts your kid to bed at night and makes you watch that next episode as you confirm, bleary-eyed, with Netflix that, yes, you are indeed still watching. Stories are what connect us to other people and, most important, motivate us to act. Show More Summary
“How many of you work for nonprofits?” Joel Bashevkin, Executive Director of Taproot Foundation, posed this question to a packed room in downtown San Francisco last week. As might be expected at an event for the group San Francisco Tech4Good, a … Continue reading ?
I just spent two days in Miami at the Knight Foundation Media Learning Seminar where I co-facilitator a pre-conference workshop on leading on social channels with Amy Gahran and Stephanie Rudat. But I also got an opportunity to finally hear the keynote speaker, Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer of the @MetMuseum in person. … Read More
I received a kind email from Erik Anderson, of the Donor Dreams Blog, suggesting I take on the subject of The Future of Philanthropy for this month's nonprofit blog carnival. Easy peasy, right? Well maybe not.In Erik's call for Future Philanthropy blogs he links to a TED Talk from 2007: Katherine Fulton on You are the future of philanthropy. Show More Summary
Charity Navigator Animation from Zachary Reed on Vimeo.
By Kori Reed, Vice President, Cause and Foundation, at ConAgra Foods. I am a child of the 80s whose mom played Barry Manilow’s albums throughout my formative years. So, what does this have to do with Volunteer Month? Rajan Taylor, … Continue reading ?
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What a difference a day or two makes. On Friday, I was greeted by several sources pointing out that it was World Happiness Day. And who other than the troubador of happiness Pharrell Williams was addressing the United Nations on the subject. There are a variety of ‘world happiness’ measures floating around. If you want […]
Here is pic of super cool blue band @fitbit that CEO @parkjames wears. Not commercially available #atlantichealth pic.twitter.com/5vE4aEvk4i — Steve Clemons (@SCClemons) March 18, 2015 Yesterday, I participated in two seemingly unrelated events that generated that question. Show More Summary
How many times have you heard that effective fundraising — moving people in general, making a durable impression — revolves around storytelling. Tapping into the hardwiring in the lizard part of our brain. Dates back to communicating in the cave. And all that. Here, perhaps, is the best ever example of the power of storytelling. If […]
Before critiquing art that speaks to climate change, the scientific community must broaden its view on what art is and how it can help the movement.
Nonprofits in the United States are making a revolutionary change in how they approach solutions to poverty.
Coherence, choreography, and change at the Ford Foundation: Work in Progress March 17, 2015 Organizations need change periodically, and most of them think they’ve found the perfect one. The Ford Foundation isn’t so sure, but it’s open...Show More Summary
How to give voice to public support—seven lessons from ONE Campaign.
This was a fun interview to do, with Dave Erasmus of Givey (UK mobile giving platform). Nineteen minutes (in British and American English) on what we're trying to understand at the Stanford PACS Digital Civil Society Lab.
I've been inspired by these excellent videos, and I think you might be too. Give yourself a little time and enjoy them! 1. Paul Zak on the future of storytelling A look into the brain science of charitable giving. Here are the two ingredients every story needs in order to move people to give. Show More Summary
Communications is not an opportunity for nonprofits; it’s a necessity.
Three tips to help foundations supporting leadership development prepare for a successful journey.
Questions about civil society in the digital age are all I think about these days. Let me practice some of that thinking for you, if you have a minute...if not, let me wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving (USA and beyond).Recently, there's been a lot of good writing about why we have philanthropic foundations. Show More Summary