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