News & Articles
A one-year, $5,000 fellowship to support doctoral research and dissertation writing that contributes to understanding of women’s philanthropy is being offered by The Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Applications are due by April 30.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a single person who would turn down extra spending money — even if that person already received a hefty salary. The fact of the matter is, giving your employees a small bonus every so often does wonders for morale.
Peer-to-peer fundraising has for all intents and purposes turned supporters into organizations’ development departments. A subset of P2P, independent fundraising events (IFEs) are almost wholly supporter-run with little or no staff involvement.
Imagine an international nonprofit conference of luminaries — without neckties or expensive shoes or much grey hair. There was some pink and blue hair, but very little grey at last week at the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., the annual conference of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN).
Northwestern University has launched the public phase of its $3.75 billion campaign, dubbed “We Will.” The school has already secured $1.52 billion during the quiet phase, which launched in 2011. The target is more than double Northwestern’s last campaign, which raised $1.55 billion from 1998 to 2003.
Nonprofit managers were told for too long that Facebook was strictly for “building awareness.” Today, everyone recognizes how silly it is to think that awareness alone could somehow have a real impact on mission.
Eric Weinheimer, president and CEO of The Cara Program in Chicago, will become the president and CEO of Donors Forum, also in Chicago, on July 1. Weinheimer will replace Valerie Lies, who will retire at the end of June after 27 years as Donors Forum’s president and CEO.
Everyone understands how critical it is to have the best trained and dedicated first responder for a 9-1-1 emergency call. It is also critical for the agent (responder) to optimize a call during the short exposure to a potential donor. The effective use of this limited time is crucial. The training must focus on how to make the responder more productive.
“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.”