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
Last week, I was honored to deliver the lunch keynote at the 2014 TechNow Conference in Pittsburgh, PA organized by The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. (My trick for helping participants avoid a food coma is to get the audience moving).… Read More
Moving beyond platitude and exploring how to operationalize collaboration.
The benefits and pitfalls—and how to do it right.
TechSoup’s annual Storymakers contest had some gr […]
I’ve been a huge fan of GivingTuesday since I first heard about it back in September, 2012 during a conference at Stanford. I’m pleased to see that some of the skepticism and complaints have now morphed in to more capacity builders providing tips for nonprofits to take advantage of this national day of giving.… Read More
Guest post by Denise Howell, VolunteerMatch CFO This post is part of Blog Action Day 2014. I remember listening to Mari Kuraishi, President of Global Giving, at the Independent Sector a few years ago. She spoke about how we can … Continue reading ?
Charity Navigator is collaborating with Two Parrot Productions (a video production company that specializes in creating compelling mini-documentaries for non-profit organizations) to help them select THREE charities to receive 100% pro-bono video production grants for 2015. Show More Summary
The first step in developing leadership to advance large-scale social change is clearly defining the intended results.
My hope in creating the growing library of Social Velocity videos is that nonprofit leaders will use the topics as a jumping off point for honest discussions with boards and donors. It can often be intimidating for a nonprofit leader...Show More Summary
A new philanthropic approach to supporting new energy solutions is gaining momentum.
Year-end campaigns get a lot of attention (as they shou […]
(Editor’s note: Today’s post comes from our friends at the National Council of Nonprofits. Jennifer Chandler, Vice President and Director of Network Support & Knowledge Sharing, offers an easy way for your nonprofit to help advocateShow More Summary
We are just about ready to re-launch the revamped Ignit […] The post Introducing the Revamped Ignited Fundraising Community appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.
More than $100 million raised since the end of July. Am […] The post Lori Discusses the #ALSIceBucketChallenge on Minnesota Public Radio appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.
Nonprofit Life & Style • September 7, 2014 • Email Print Today's politiquette tip: don't tell a person using a wheelchair, "I don't think of you as someone in a wheelchair!" Or more commonly: "I don't think of you as a minority!" said to people of color. Show More Summary
More than $100 million raised since the end of July. Amazing. A fluke? A new trend? What does this all mean? For one it means new people are giving to ALS. And it means that folks at ALS have a huge task ahead to retain all those new donors. Yes, I took the challenge, too. Show More Summary