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People give, in many ways and to many causes. In their book “American Generosity,” Patricia Snell Herzog and Heather E. Price present many findings about the support patterns of Americans in what the authors call the Big Three: money, volunteering and political action, in particular those that differ from national averages.
Because grant awards are social investments aimed at enhancing the quality of life, funders have intense interest in how positive changes will be maintained beyond the period of grant funding.
The charitable deduction would be exempt from a 28-percent deduction cap and the estate tax exclusion would return to 2009 levels under a tax proposal put forth by Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
In an effort to boost its signature 3-Day events, Susan G. Komen For the Cure is offering to cover travel expenses to the nearest 3-Day for a limited number of first-time participants and alumni who have missed the past two years.
A bill prohibiting animal rights organizations from soliciting contributions in Oklahoma intended for out-of-state or for political purposes passed the state House of Representatives by a 56-26 vote (19 excused) on Tuesday. A vote calling for immediate enactment failed to get a required two-thirds majority (50-24-27). The measure now will head to the state Senate.
A $5,000 one-year fellowship is available for those seeking support for research and dissertation writing focused on women’s philanthropy or gender differences in philanthropic behavior. Applications for the fellowship, offered by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (WPI), are due by April 30.
Looking for a few extra measures you can take to protect your data? Here are a few common practices that might or might not be right for your particular needs. You need to think about two-factor authentication, information rights management, password management and network security monitoring.
Sometimes not telling people exactly what they are doing until they are well into it can be a successful way of doing things. That’s the approach taken by David Grant at a session on assessment at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation leadership series.
Burnout, compassion fatigue, just plain being fed up: all of those can happen to people who devote themselves to helping others. It’s only normal to become wearied. If that weariness leads to bad work habits or health problems, the consequences are serious.
New York City’s longtime Alzheimer’s Association chapter has surfaced with a new name: CaringKind. The new name accompanies the organization’s return to being an independent charity following its disaffiliation this past December from the nationwide association. The organization had been a member of Alzheimer’s Association since 1985.
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!
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