Blog posts from July 2015
There are two ways you can spot that you’re wasting your time with a bad fundraising strategy. Veteran fundraiser Armando Zumaya discusses identifying the true ROI of a fundraising campaign and developing relationships.
Free professional development opportunities to help you move forward in your nonprofit career.
Placemaking has recently come under scrutiny for not achieving equitable community development. As one urban Ohio grantmaker recently remarked, “Placemaking is becoming placetaking”. With this in mind, what role can the public humanities play in supporting better models of community development that benefit all who wish to flourish in place?
Deeply understanding local context allows sector professionals to develop programs, services and funding streams in a targeted way. But it also serves another purpose; it enables them to appropriately assess how best practice models and more generalized research from outside the local community might be applied to the issues that they are seeking to address.
Michael C. Savino discusses how to understand the business goals of potential corporate sponsors, and whether your nonprofit can support those goals. Be sure to join him for his encore presentation of Sponsorship for Nonprofits: Putting a Price Tag on What You Do on July 29!
Communication is a team effort! Whether they know it or not, your team is constantly representing your organization. Learn how to empower your colleagues to be effective messengers with these tips from Eric Jacobson, of Proaireton Consulting.
“Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant,” Mitchell Kapor once said. How can your nonprofit compete with information overload and tell your organization's story in a way that your audience will become as passionate about your mission?
If you're looking to raise money for a good cause without the extravagance of a full-on gala, having a house party can be great as a simpler, more intimate alternative.
This post discusses how the Civil Marriage Collaborative (CMC), a funder collaborative, contributed to the success of the marriage equality movement. The CMC story also offers lessons about the role philanthropy can play in advocacy, and how funders can collaborate and take risks to achieve greater impact.
Whether solving a Rubik’s Cube or developing a millennial engagement strategy, each requires the recognition that you’re dealing with a new kind of puzzle with its own tricks and quirks. So, what are the tricks for how to solve the millennial engagement puzzle?