News & Articles

CFC Campaign Will Be Delayed By A Month

August 15, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

The workplace giving program for federal employees will begin later than usual this year, kicking off Oct. 2 and running through Jan. 12, 2018. It cuts a month out of the giving cycle.

Fundraisers: Heed George Costanza’s Warning On Relationships

August 15, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Worlds collide at the expense of Seinfeld’s George Costanza in one famous episode, “killing” independent George. The theory of the episode is that it is important to separate romantic and social relationships.

Texting Might Be The Only Way To Inform Constituents

August 14, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

Now that most cell phone plans wrap texting into the base fee, a lot more people are sending and receiving text messages. This is a big deal because texts are not like emails. They pop up on the screen instantly and are hard to ignore.

Open This Email, Not That One

August 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

An estimated 269 billion emails go out each day, according to a recent study by The Radicati Group In Palo Alto, Calif. (Email Statistics Report, 2017-2021)

Red Cross Embezzler Gets 8 Years In Jail

August 7, 2017       Mark Hrywna      

A former finance director of a Connecticut chapter of the American Red Cross has been sentenced to eight years in prison for embezzling almost a half-million dollars.

Branding Your NPO’s Biggest Dreams

August 4, 2017       Andy Segedin      

National Harbor, Md. — “I have a plan,” Martin Luther King Jr. declared from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial following the March on Washington in 1963. No, that’s not right. He said: “Team MLK is the seventh most powerful brand in advocacy.” No, that’s also incorrect. Maybe it was “we’ve empowered people to transform lives.” That’s not correct, either.

Paid Social: Blowing Up The Basics

August 4, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

When it comes to social network advertising, Facebook and Instagram are leading the pack, accounting for 68 percent of social network revenue in 2016 (a whopping $22 billion). But social marketing is always in flux, so it’s vital that fundraisers engage strategically and dynamically.

2018 Best Nonprofits To Work For Competition Opens

August 2, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Finding employees can be tough. Finding great employees can be next to impossible. Great staff members migrate to the best places to work, or morph where they are working into a great place which lures more outstanding staff members.

White Paper: Combining Stories and Data to Better Prove Your Impact

August 1, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

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Risk Management Guide 2017: How’s Your Appetite?

August 1, 2017       Melanie Herman      

Engaging The Board In Risk Oversight