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  • Going Beyond Google

    By Maria Semple — March 14, 2014

    “Show me the money!” is a well-known phrase from the 1996 film Jerry Maguire. Many fundraisers feel like shouting this phrase as they sit in their offices and ponder where the funding will come from for their organization’s next big project. Prospect researchers have access only to information available in the public domain. Credit reports are never accessed and, therefore, liabilities against those assets are unknown. As a result, a true picture of net-worth is not easily attainable.

  • Human Services Groups Collaborate To Survive

    By Claudia Schaefer — March 14, 2014

    Some social service agencies think of their clients as being or having a problem. According to Al Condeluci, CEO of Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) in Pittsburgh, Pa., “it is the community and their lack of understanding and acceptance that’s the real problem.”

  • Affinity Group Members Find Common Ground, Or Not

    By Patrick Sullivan — March 14, 2014

    The Delaware Grantmakers Association in Wilmington had an interesting problem in 2013 — its membership was too diverse. Even with a relatively small membership of 36, CEO Will Sherk found that differences in culture between the north of the state and the south resulted in grantmakers having different priorities.

  • Selfie-Centered

    By Zach Halper — March 14, 2014

    The “selfie” is a worldwide phenomenon that was selected as the 2013 word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary. Normally it’s a celebrity posting virally some buffoonery or other. How many drunken self-portraits of Justin Bieber are needed before the Internet crashes?

  • Live From NTEN: See — Watching TV Can Be A Positive Thing

    By The NonProfit Times — March 14, 2014

    Washington, D.C. – Pop music parodies and ‘80s television shows were among the tools used to offer up lessons for nonprofits at the opening of the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC).

  • Live From NTEN: Wu To Attendees: “Go Fund Yourself”

    By The NonProfit Times — March 13, 2014

    Crowdfunding yielded more than $5 billion during 2013, with about 30 percent of that going towards nonprofits and social causes.

  • Gates: The 3 Myths Of Aid To Underdeveloped Nations

    By Mark Hrywna — March 13, 2014

    Washington, D.C. – At any level of wealth, it’s better to be alive today than at any other time in history, according to Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • Live From SXSW: #GivingTuesday — The Sharknado of Giving

    By Megan Keane — March 12, 2014

    Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the biggest day of the year for commerce. Why not take the energy surrounding a day that’s good for business into a day that’s good for giving? That’s the idea that launched the national (and now international) #Giving Tuesday movement. An experiment in philanthropy, #GivingTuesday designated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as a day for organizations and their supporters to use social media & new tools to raise funds.

  • Live From SXSW: A Virtual Conversation with Edward Snowden

    By Joleen Ong — March 12, 2014

    Online security and privacy were key topics at SXSW Interactive, with a theme dedicated to Social and Privacy. The profound whistleblower of the online privacy movement showed up at SXSW: Edward Snowden. Virtually, that is, and he screamed “fire” in a crowded room.

  • Small Organization Execs Gets Large Percentage Hikes

    By The NonProfit Times — March 12, 2014

    Compensation for the chief executive officer (CEO) at the nation’s smallest nonprofits might lack a digit when compared to the largest nonprofits. But, bosses at smaller organizations have seen their paychecks grow more by percentage during the past several years.

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