On June 1, Foundation Center West held a panel discussion, “Beyond Marriage Equality: What’s Next in Funding LGBTQ Issues?” The panelists were: Roger Doughty, president of the Horizons Foundation; Matt Foreman, senior program director, gay and lesbian rights at the Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund; J. Alexander Sloan, vice president of strategic partnerships and communications at Tides; and Christine C. Tien, M.P.P., J.D., program manager, South Sacramento at The California Endowment. Foundation Center West director, Michele Dilworth, moderated the discussion.
In the digital age, how can social change brands effectively align organizational strategy with the designed experiences they create, to deliver meaningful value, deepen audience engagement, and achieve greater impact? David Schwartz Founder of Constructive shares how social change organizations can increase their impact by providing strategic brand experiences for their audience.
What if someone told you to avoid collaboration if possible. Now I’ve got your attention, huh. That’s the warning given, in bright bold orange letters, in the opening pages of the Fund for Our Economic Future’s Collaboration Handbook. “Collaboration should only be pursued when it is absolutely necessary to achieve the desired change,” writes Chris Thompson, the handbook’s author. “Collaboration should never be the goal,” he goes on. “It is a means to the goal.”
And then, he says this: “But just because collaboration is needed doesn’t mean it is possible.”
Have you ever been told to “lead from a position of strength?” What exactly does that mean? Turns out that one of the most important questions you can ever ask (and answer) is, “What are my strengths?”
A capital campaign is an effective strategy for raising the millions of dollars necessary to complete large projects. However, due to their complexity and the sheer amount of funds that need to be raised, they can span multiple years and strain an organization’s internal operations. Here are six tips to succeed and maximize nonprofit capital campaigns.
Online giving is a must for modern organizations. Learn how to optimize your online giving strategy and maximize fundraising through these simple steps!
Regardless of a nonprofit’s unique mission and goals, legislative advocacy can be an effective tool to further the organization’s cause. A nonprofit organization that is involved in legislative advocacy ultimately allow their members to see an active organization championing their cause. Here are three strategies to help propel your nonprofit organization's legislative advocacy efforts.
At a time when the nonprofit community is bracing for cuts to federal grant funding programs and state budgets, it’s empowering to remember that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens really can change the world.
Whether gearing up for a capital campaign or are just looking to learn more about these intense fundraising endeavors, this guide has you covered. It answers several pertinent questions about implementing a capital campaign.
We all have distinct personalities—some of us are outgoing and whimsical, while others are nerdy and creative. Your nonprofit is no different.