The holidays always bring out oddball stories at nonprofit organizations and if your nonprofit organization is a typical public-facing organization that serves people – you probably have a few.
There’s the phone call from the people who held a toy drive a month ago and want for you to distribute all the toys they collected two days … [more]
The Association of Fundraising Professionals released its annual survey on fundraising effectiveness recently, and its results should make everyone in the nonprofit world sit up and pay attention.
We are not doing the right things to promote donor retention. We need connection and relationship – not warm fuzzies for a … [more]
Crowd101.com featured our Ami Neiberger-Miller as part of a roundup of advice from 33 experts discussing fundraising and crowdraising. She shared:
“Don’t just ask for funding. Rather, explain why you need funding. Share a real story that shows people who would be impacted and problems that would be fixed. Use pictures, data … [more]
Independent Sector today announced the release of the 2015 edition of the Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice, a set of 33 principles broadly accepted by many nonprofit and philanthropic organizations as a guide for charities’ and foundations’ self-governance.
The 2015 edition of the Principles contains … [more]
I heard Robert Eggers speak a couple of years ago at a nonprofit event and loved his dynamic perspective on the nonprofit sector and call to re-think how we do business. Eggers founded D.C. Central Kitchen and rebuilt the national capital chapter of the United Way following a major scandal.
In Begging for Change: The Dollars and Sense of … [more]
One of the sessions I enjoyed attending at the Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference was on blogging. The big challenges raised by attendees included:How do you motivate people within your nonprofit organization to write for your blog? How do you market your nonprofit’s blog so others will see it? How do you demonstrate ROI (return on investment) … [more]
An interesting article by Ashley Halligan offers tips to help nonprofit organizations forge solid and mutually-beneficial partnerships with for-profit companies. There’s some interesting advice nuggets in the article. While business information and research are helpful – it’s important for nonprofits … [more]
The Urban Institute published a brief summary of 2013 charitable giving. Nonprofit fundraisers should plan to pay attention to the giving season between October and December (make a note on your calendar now!). The other interesting facet found in IRS data – people at the highest end of the income spectrum (and the lowest) tend … [more]
Many of the amateur and professional bakers participating in the event will be debuting holiday and … [more]
It’s the holiday season and many nonprofits sent out weeks ago their infamous “end of the year” fundraising appeal letters, aiming for last-minute holiday donations from well-wishers (who also don’t mind getting a tax write-off). Many … [more]
Saying thank you to donors is an important part of fundraising. In this magazine article I put together for InSite magazine with Martha Krienke, we offer 11 ways to say thank you to your donors. It’s important to customize the “thank you” to the donor. Several ideas from field staff are offered. I interviewed … [more]
Thanks to Beth Kanter for this great YouTube video featuring a Foundation staffer discussing how their small organization met a $50,000 match in less than 30 days. The Petersburg Community Foundation is devoted to improving the lives of the young, the elderly and vulnerable populations as well creating recreation, education and safety … [more]
The Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference was a great success last week, and I’m blogging a few nuggets of wisdom from the event.
One of the keynotes was delivered by Robert Wolfe, co-founder of Crowdrise, an online social fundraising platform that helps people raise money and volunteer for their favorite causes and have fun while … [more]
Small nonprofits in the Washington, DC area will find help for their public relations outreach efforts at PRSA-NCC’s PR Day for Charitable Nonprofits on Wed March 9 from 7:30 am-1:30 pm.
The keynote speaker is nonprofit world “rock star,” Robert Egger of DC Central Kitchen, with an inspiring address: PR: The Difference … [more]