Four important insights that can help propel the work of the social good ecosystem.
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I’m proud of how many people and nonprofit organizations I have the honor to work with each year. Since I was a little girl, I’ve been a “helper.” I’m the oldest of four children and was the best babysitter in my neighborhood for years. Show More Summary
As always, talking with smart people makes me smarter. Last week at lunch Henry Timms asked, "What is it, Lucy? What is the digital rights agenda for civil society?" Since it's Henry, I knew I needed a sharp, pithy answer (preferably tweetable)."Three things matter most, Henry. Show More Summary
I am working on a book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout, with co-author Aliza Sherman. The book will help individuals and the nonprofit organizations they work for how to take care of themselves while taking care of their organization’s mission.… Read More
I have a theory about what makes smart organizations end up with stupid nonprofit ads. Tell me if this rings true: Hotshot ad agency offers to do some work for a deserving nonprofit. Maybe they offer to do it pro bono (to enrich their portfolio). Show More Summary
Happy Friday! I hope you’ll join me for some Mixe […]
People often refer to me as a fundraising coach. And I am. My work and mission are to help people in the nonprofit or social sector raise more money. The truth is most often I find my work focused on helping people change their language...Show More Summary
Storytelling is an essential fundraising skill for nonprofits. One of the most amazing nonprofit storytellers I ever heard in my life is Alberto Cairo (International Committee of the Red Cross) who delivered a truly inspirational speech during the International Fundraising Congress closing plenary. … Read More
How network entrepreneurs can catalyze large-scale social impact through a process that applies to networks across all systems and sectors.
I’m very honored to be giving the ending keynote and facilitating a design lab on self-care and avoiding burnout at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference. Because I started my career in the arts field and wanted to do some active listening to the audience before speaking, I came in for the whole conference.… Read More
At VolunteerMatch we learn so much from other experts in the fields of volunteer engagement and nonprofit management, and we want to help you stay up to date on the latest news and trends. Here’s some food for thought to get … Continue reading ?
On my 12 hour plane ride back from Ukraine, I read Dr. James A. Levine’s book “Get Up: Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It.” (Yes, I see the irony) He is the Co-Director of the Mayo Clinic/Arizona State University Solutions Initiative and the inventor of the treadmill desk.… Read More
Without an increase in resources for the development of impact measurement, investors will continue to under-rate the achievements of programs that take a more holistic view of social and environmental improvement.
Story #1: When the California State Library began growing its volunteer program, it quickly became clear to Carla Lehn, Library Programs Consultant, that she didn’t have enough time to do everything that needed to be done. She knew if she could … Continue reading ?
Leaders who view communications as a strategic function integral to their organization’s overall operations can be more successful in their work.
For the past few weeks, everyone here at the VolunteerMatch office has been paying close attention to our live connection map. This map lets us see, in real time, every time someone clicks the “I want to help!” button on a VolunteerMatch listing. … Continue reading ?
When selecting a charity to donate to, it’s key to look at where the money’s going. Some breast cancer charities focus on research, some provide medical services, while some educate and advocate. Programs like these are all important...Show More Summary
Up from Obscurity September 23, 2015 Modesty is a personal virtue, but it can be a vice for foundations and their causes. Paul Grogan of the Boston Foundation recently explained why. This summer, two books landed on my desk that I would never have expected a few years ago. Show More Summary
As you probably know, the Pope is visiting the United States this week in Washington, DC; Philadelphia; and New York City. While the crowds will gather on the ground for a change to touch the hand of Pontiff, there will be a lot of crowds online to celebrate his visit. … Read More