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Eight nonprofits are among the Harris Poll’s brands of the year. The organizations were identified during the Harris Poll’s 28th annual EquiTrend Study, which identifies the strongest brands in nearly 100 categories ranging from entertainment to automotive to restaurants.
Jitasa, a company specializing in accounting services for nonprofits, announced the acquisition of firms AVF Consulting and K12 Enterprise. They are related companies, with K12 Enterprise being spun from AVF Consulting. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Special Olympics now has an international chief executive officer, a new position, who will be responsible for the organization’s global team of 250 staff members, facilitating 5 million athletes across 170 countries with 100,000 competitions annually.
What started as a relatively modest gala raising $700,000 a quarter-century ago has turned into one of the largest fundraising spectacles, raising tens of millions of dollars in a single night.
Nonprofits can now add quantitative metrics to their profiles on GuideStar.org with the launch of the website’s Platinum Seal of Transparency. GuideStar, which provides data on 2.4 million nonprofits, describes it as the first of its kind, sector-wide effort to share hard data about programs.
Web-based methods have overtaken print as the best means for inspiring donors to action. Millennials identified social media as the preferred method in 43 percent of cases, followed by email at 21 percent. Baby Boomers and Gen Xers both prefer email, 30 percent and 26 percent, followed by social media, 21 percent and 24 percent.
Federal legislation released by the House Ways and Means Committee would eliminate the requirement of nonprofit organizations to identify major donors when filing annual tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
You’re in the process of organizing a fundraising event. Do you have your venue and entertainment booked? Check. Is your fundraising team hard at work engaging donors and driving up attendance? Check. Are you taking advantage of FOMO?
Repercussions of technical difficulties that slowed Give Local America donation processing to crawl last week continue, as online firm Kimbia announced today several measures it would take in the wake of the technical problems.
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.
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!