Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., CEO and president of Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) and nationally recognized philanthropy leader, was selected as the first person to serve in the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Chair on Community Foundations at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
Readers of The NonProfit Times have likely heard of Herschell Gordon Lewis even if they weren’t already aware of his long career writing and directing horror movies such as “Blood Feast.” Lewis writes regular columns for NPT regarding direct response fundraising. Some of his clients are the nation’s largest nonprofits and for-profit firms. Now we are giving our readers a special chance to join him for an exclusive webinar.
The 2014 NFL season kicks off a week from tomorrow and that means Americans will be starting to prepare their fantasy football teams for the season. Now, thanks to baseball executive Thad Levine, those teams can be used to help charitable causes.
Email is not all that different than mail — and not just because of the letter “e.” But seriously, sometimes even boring or basic is better, at least when it comes to crafting your organization’s email messages.
When it comes to grants, funders are looking for organizations that can deliver what they promise. “You’ll either gain or lose credibility in every section of the proposal,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles. “You’ve got to prove that your organization is a serious player.”
The time to experiment or test a radically new brand is not during your nonprofit’s year-end fundraising campaign. Peter Genuardi makes the analogy to a marathon runner: On race day, you don’t try something new — whether new sneakers or a new food.
Two weeks after it seemed like a modest viral social media campaign that raised a few million dollars, the Ice Bucket Challenge has reached historic heights, approaching $80 million raised for ALS Association — including $61 million in the last week alone.