Join the conversation with our Live Discussion page. Should you lead with the head, or the heart? Do you focus on “the vision” or the bricks and mortar? When it comes to making the case for support, there are a myriad of directions your organization can go. But a weak or diluted case for support can [...]
“Dear Bernard…” I’ve been reading The Nation all my adult life. I’ve subscribed to it for thirty years. And I used to give a donation every month–but not any more. “Bernard, don’t let them win!” Sorry. There are other progressive organizations. Hell, there are other progressive magazines. If I want to do my part to [...]
Click here for the transcript! Can tweets, likes, and posts serve as a catalyst for social change? And if so, how can your nonprofit organization work with slacktivists to promote your cause? If Slacktivism is a new term for you, here’s how Wikipedia defines it: “The word is usually considered a pejorative term that describes “feel-good” measures, [...]
As I was doing some research for next week’s #fundchat on “Slacktivism,” I came across this infographic about the future of social activism. According to the data, young people are actually more engaged in social causes than their predecessors. This flies in the face of today’s conventional wisdom that Millennials are “slacktivists” and not real activists.
Another week, another installment of infographics that make you go, “Huh.” If you are trying to reach donors and supporters on social platforms, one of the most-debated questions is, “What time of day should we post?” Thankfully, the good folks at SumAll have analyzed the data for us: Check out some commentary on this info [...]
The transcript is now available! Click here. The topic of fundraising can be so dead serious. It’s time to lighten things up and talk about how to put the “fun” back in fundraising! This week’s #fundchat topic comes courtesy of Preeti Gill (@Preeti_Things) @brendankinney idea: how to put the 'fun' in fundraising. We're so serious [...]
I’ve been trying to update and correct information in our database. It’s a chore. I’m going through everything line by line, gift by gift. I realize one thing as I work, though. While I’ve only been at my organization for a year, so many of the names I see are already familiar. It happens when you’ve worked [...]
Most nonprofits center their development activities on three things: grant writing, major gifts, and special events. But if you suggest efforts to increase corporate support, an initial response is typically, “You mean getting more sponsors for our event?” Well…yes, sponsorships are one form of business support, but they are not the only form of such support. Businesses, [...]