As consumers hear more about a lousy economy, bonuses for the people who impoverished them and executive scandals, they become more wary of what they are told. With more means of obtaining information becoming available to them all the time, they are less accepting of so-called accepted truth and more likely to want to delve deeper into what’s going on.
“We had the best intentions, good people, even money. Why didn’t it work?” Even something that looks like a sure bet can find a way to break a leg between starting gate and finish line.
Once upon a time, it was about asking for money. New century; new millennium; new — everything. A concept that would have seemed far-fetched a century ago is accepted as normal today, a concept such as branding.
The future of fundraising is on the Internet, unless it’s in direct mail. That is, if it isn’t in some other format.
What would a murder mystery, soap opera or conniving-family comedy be without a will? It’s all about that winning combination of motive, intrigue, money.
Although grants can appear to be a limitless source of funding just waiting to be tapped, the reality is that grant-making organizations receive huge numbers of requests and need to make tough decisions about where to distribute their help.
Faster than a spreading illness. More powerful than onions and garlic. Able to bypass buildings, mountains and bookshelves.
With the best of motives in mind, nonprofit managers think of themselves as reasonable people. But in their book The Power of Unreasonable People John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan maintain that innovative, resourceful, practical, opportunistic people are coming up with new ways to combine markets and meaning. They are social entrepreneurs. Successful social entrepreneurs:
Myths abound during these economic times, according to Jay Fiske, CEO and co-founder of MaestroSoft, Inc., in Bellevue, Wash. People are skittish about finances and although there is a glimmer of hope, some are still doubtful about economy rebounding to its former place any time soon.
Going once, going twice — are you sold that an auction could be a great event for your organization? If so, you need to know what goes in to a wonderful live auction event, according to Jay Fiske, CEO and co-founder of MaestroSoft, Inc., in Bellevue, Wash. Fiske gave his recommendations during a recent national conference.