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A GoFundMe campaign to “support victims of the Pulse shooting” has raised some $1 million a day since the deadly nightclub shooting early Sunday morning.
Donors dug deep during 2015 and reached record highs in charitable giving for a second consecutive year hitting $373.25 billion, up 4.1 percent from 2014, according to preliminary estimates released today. It’s the first time in a decade that giving reached double-digit growth during a two-year period at 10.1 percent.
Karen Hobert Flynn is the new president of Common Cause, the Washington D.C.-based non-partisan government watchdog group. Hobert Flynn has been with the organization for more than half of its 46-year history and is the first president to have served as a state-level director for the organization.
Billion-dollar investments in six key areas could potentially deliver returns of $3 to $15 for every $1 invested, or more than $55 billion in increased earnings for affected populations, according to a new study.
The world is a big place. Nonprofit managers generally believe it’s their job to make it a better place. But sometimes they overlook groups of people who need their help.
Nonprofit techies like to say that open source software is free the same way that puppies are free. People give them away, but you’re going to have to pay for food, veterinary appointments, and the occasional doggie daycare. You have to train it and wake up during the night to let it out, and cover the costs of the inevitable chewed up shoe or chair leg along the way.
Andrew Watt is out as president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), just three weeks after a reorganization that reduced 25 percent of the staff and aimed to streamline operations and improve member services.
An average of 7 percent of nonprofit emails end up in spam folders each month – and more than 10 percent during year-end campaigns – potentially costing charities as much as $7,400 in revenue each year.
Steve Delfin has resigned as president and CEO of America’s Charities after six years at the helm of the workplace giving charity.
Seven out of 10 high-net-worth (HNW) Americans have more confidence in the private sector to solve social and environmental problems than the public or nonprofit sector. Another six in 10 believe that private capital invested in social and public programs can produce superior outcomes, all while ownership and interest in impact investing climb.
You have a job description, but on any given day, you're probably doing dozens of things outside the scope of that description. Combine that with the challenge of a fast-paced environment and the shifting priorities of funders, colleagues, and board members and it’s easy to fall short of doing your best. By being mindful of your limitations and capacity—and saying “no” when your plate is full—you can actually do more for your cause. In the sixth installment of the Raise and Engage podcast Danielle Johnson and Robin Anderson discuss the power of saying “no” at work.
In the most recent episode of Raise + Engage, Danielle is back with Brian Reich from little m media to discuss how nonprofit professionals can stay motivated and energized in their day-to-day roles. Brian shares his experience working with nonprofits and the lessons and tips he's learn from and shared with them over the years, including tips for avoiding a professional rut, creating forward momentum in your career and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. If you're considering making a career move or want to ensure you're on the right path, you won't want to miss this inspo-packed episode!
Episode 4: Apps and Hacks to Stay (Mostly) Sane, is all about tips, tricks and tools for sanity. Blackbaud’s own interactive product marketer, Julia Lenz, joins host Danielle Johnson to share some high tech. (and no tech.) productivity tips to help nonprofit professionals stay sane in the crazy world of philanthropy. Tune in to hear:
- Tips for how to spend the first 30 minutes of your day
- The benefits of 15 minute meetings
- Why notebooks are still relevant to a successful organization
- Ideas for better managing your inbox
- Why you should take lunch outside the box
- ...and much more!
Episode 3: Tech. Connection: Solutions, Strategy, and Staff In episode 3 of the Raise + Engage podcast, Danielle Johnson is joined by Chris Geady and William DaSilva, two IT experts in the nonprofit space, to talk technology integration for NPOs: when you need it, when you don’t, and how to do it successfully. Tune in to hear:
- When to say NO to integration
- How to set your strategic plan before even looking at technologies
- Ways to get your entire team on board
- The importance of identifying a project lead
- The RFP process - how it should and should not go
According to Danielle Johnson, straight-shooting host of the Raise + Engage podcast series, if your staff members aren’t the number one advocates for your cause on social media, you’re failing. In the most recent episode, Danielle is joined by Blackbaud’s own social media guru Madeline Turner to discuss overcoming social struggles and creating a social ambassador program at your organization. This entertaining and insightful duo dishes on the importance of making your social media presence human, making the case for a formal social program to leadership, how University of Michigan turned a one time social media campaign into a long term social program, and how Madeline's mom unknowingly became a social ambassador on #GivingTuesday.
In the premiere episode of Raise & Engage, Danielle is joined by three straight-shooting nonprofit rock-stars: Jodi Smith of Sanford Health Systems, Veronica Brown of Chicago Public Library Foundation and Ali Burke of Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation. The group talks organizational culture, problem employees, why its important to celebrate and how to shake things up this year and build a better more authentic team that gets stuff done!