Foundation board members should be having critical conversations and asking questions around five relevant trends to ensure their philanthropy is done well, according to a new report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP). The Cambridge, Mass.-based CEP today released “Big Issues, Man… Read More »
A California judge is “unconvinced” that the state Attorney General’s Office has procedures in place to prevent disclosures of confidential donor information, which has been used in less than 1 percent of investigations during the past decade anyway. Those were among the arguments made by J… Read More »
In hindsight, you should have seen it. It was months without contact. They appeared on others’ lists. They only wear that T-shirt you sent them when they’re hanging around the house. Your supporters are donating to other organizations. The average donor has given to three charities in the pas… Read More »
Nonprofits are spending an average of 4 cents on digital advertising for every $1 raised online last year and almost 70 percent of those advertising budgets were devoted to lead generation and new donor acquisition. The 10th annual M+R Benchmarks Study, dubbed "Benchmarks X" and released today, e… Read More »
Leaders at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) received a surprise following the release of the Panama Papers – the organization’s name listed as a beneficiary. Multiple outlets, including Reuters, have reported that the “International Red Cross” was named as a faux beneficia… Read More »
The value of volunteers’ time hit a record high in 2015, an estimated $23.56 per hour nationwide. The sum represents more than a $1 increase compared to the figure in 2013. Volunteering hours for 2015 are not yet available but even if they stayed at 2014’s 7.96 billion hours, they would be va… Read More »
- Boards: 5 Trends That Require Serious Discussion
- Are You And The Organization Audit Ready?
- 10 Fundamentals For Risk Reporting
- Documentation And Procedures For Travel
- The Check Isn’t In The Mail
- History Of Philanthropy Highlighted In New Website
- 7 Rules For Board Members’ Fundraising
- Crazy Is Not One Of The Characteristics
- Pre-Award Risk Assessment Under the Super Circular
- Copy Clinic: Communicating Coherently With Donors
The past 500 years of global philanthropy has been chronicled in a free, permanent digital exhibit.
A pair of California service providers is merging to form a single organization that will assist 40,000 people annually and operate with a $115 million budget.
The Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy (CSP) at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom has received a $1million (USD) donation to expand its work from Hartsook Companies, a U.S.-based global fundraising consulting organization based in Kansas City, Mo.
The Digital Inclusion Fellowship (DIF), a program to increase digital literacy and broadband adoption within communities that are struggling with access to technology, will expand to 22 Fellows this year in 11 cities.
Organizational messaging can drive donors to action or bore them to tears, the difference drastically affecting willingness to provide support.View More Featured Articles
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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