Even though fundraising can be helped by naming as a form of recognition, there have been cases of misunderstanding, hurt feelings and even demands for refunds.
There is a whole lot of money in what is known as “out there” and much of it is in the possession of your donors.
As anyone who has ever seen a fashion show knows, there are models, and then there are models.
Predictability that really is predictable would be a huge help to most nonprofit organizations, but knowing what’s around the next corner is an adventure almost any time.
Your parents taught you to say “Thank you” didn’t they?
The array of social media is here to stay. The only question is how will it change over the next few years.
In Charlie Chaplin’s classic file “Modern Times,” a factory worker who takes an unauthorized break to have a smoke is caught by the company boss, who has two-way television monitors all around the place.
Surveys, interviews and other means of gauging interest have worked well for some organizations and been unmitigated disasters for others.
Where there’s a will, there are relatives. Nonprofits that benefit from a legacy can find themselves in the uncomfortable position of competing with heirs regarding the terms of a bequest.
Just like any other aspect of making nonprofit operations a success, utilization of social media requires planning.