About a week ago I wrote about this story in The Nonprofit Quarterly: “Group Uses Fictitious Children to Boost Fundraising: Poverty Porn?” I guess the title itself suggests that publication’s verdict! Our commenters were more tolerant. Said Chip Heartfield: “It is not clear if the stories are composites or represent one child whose real name […]
We've known since the spring that the annual fundraiser held for a decade-plus at the Beverly Hills Hotel was pulling up stakes amid the boycotts that have hit that venue. Now sources confirm to Deadline that the Motion Picture Television...Show More Summary
And Francis Lam lands a new gig at the NYT. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS— S.Pellegrino, the bottled water-makers who also happen to be the keepers of the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, have announced an open nomination call for its "Young Chef 2015" competition, scheduled for various dates in February 2015. Show More Summary
In a display of her maternal instincts and sympathy, Duchess Kate became tearful during a fundraising event Monday. The pregnant Kate Middleton sought out a woman who lost her infant daughter to a rare heart condition, and embraced the grieving mom. Show More Summary
The McMass Project hopes the fast-food idea will help "revitalize" church-going. A New Jersey group calling itself the "McMass Project" has launched an online fundraising campaign to help open a McDonald's franchise inside a church,Show More Summary
During a recent football game at Rutgers, a portion of the proceeds made at the state university's concession stands went to the Church of God in Christ for All Saints. Now, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center has informed the school that sort of fundraiser is illegal:
The annual “Funniest Celebrity in Washington” contest to see which Beltway VIP (that’s a relative term) is the most hilarious (on purpose) isn’t billing itself as a big-time charity fundraiser these days. After the Reliable Source’s reporting over the past four years revealed that the event passed little, if any, money on to the organizations it purportedly benefited, […]
Earl Sweatshirt, Okkervil River, Sky Ferreira, Four Tet, and London Grammar are also involved.
In January, actors from all five of the Star Trek televised series will take part in a War of the Worlds fundraiser at the Acme Theater in Hollywood. The one-night only performance will raise funds for Sci-Fest LA: The Los Angeles Science Fiction One-Act Play Festival. “Wil Wheaton will headline as ‘Orson Welles‘ alongside fellow […]
Having already blasted past its fundraising goal, this smartphone-controlled sleep aid is now working toward stretch goals.
Yesterday, we looked at address-label fundraising and the frequent error people make about them: I don't like them, so they don't work, and they're a stupid way to raise funds. Address labels can work, and often do. Simply writing them off because you hate them would be a big mistake, a classic "everybody-is-exactly-like-me" fallacy. Show More Summary
The Duchess of Cambridge showed a hint of her baby bump on Tuesday when she arrived at Norfolk Showground in Norwich, England, to attend a fundraising launch for East Anglia's Children's Hospices. Kate Middleton wore a red Catherine Hooker dress, which she paired with black heels. Show More Summary
A Chick-Fil-A franchise in Hollywood, California held a fundraiser last weekend with the national gay youth group Campus Pride to help raise funds to combat bullying
It isn’t every day that members of the British royal family visit Stateside, so the forthcoming three-day tour by Kate Middleton and Prince William to the Big Apple is being met with much excitement, as well as perhaps just a touch of good old American pomp and ceremony. Show More Summary
Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the U.S., a time when […] The post Tips for Making Authentic, Meaningful Thank You Calls appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.
One of my all-time favorite fundraising copywriters is Tom Gaffny. For nearly 30 years he ran the creative shop at Epsilon and continues to post top results with his firm, Tom Gaffny Consulting. What sets Tom and other great fundraising copywriters apart from the pack is their ability to go way beyond skillfully putting words […]
A Hollywood franchise of the fast-food chain donated 20 percent of its Saturday proceeds to Campus Pride. read more
At the Stoke Central Labour annual fundraiser on Friday night, our guest Alastair Campbell argued it was absolutely necessary for Labour people to use Twitter, despite the "difficulties" Emily Thornberry had got herself into. For Alastair,...Show More Summary
Great news, my fellow New Yorkers/aspiring visitors! With 9 days of fundraising still left to go, Geeks OUT has successfully reached its fundraising goal for Flame Con, the city's first-ever queer comic con!
Interesting discussion on re:charity, at Why Do Charities Send Address Labels and 4 More Thoughts. It started when a Canadian lawyer kvetched about getting address-label mailings from nonprofits. He makes the common error almost everyone...Show More Summary