Posts filed under ‘Nonprofit Research’

Nonprofit and Fundraising Finds

I have aggregated news and info I have found useful to our work as nonprofit professionals and fundraisers. Great info from Pamela Grow, Clay Myers-Bowman, Beth Kanter and more….

Continue Reading September 5, 2012 at 11:12 am Leave a comment

Generations Working Together – From Boomers to Millennials

I want to thank fellow Rotarian Helen Blunden of Activate Learning Solutions in Melbourne, Australia for sharing this with me on Twitter during #rotarychat. We were discussing Millennials and she shared this great Vimeo video from Box 1824.

Continue Reading August 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Infographics – Fundraising – Nonprofit Ideas

Recently I have found some great infographics telling a great story as well as sharing advice. Links are here to give credit where credit is due! All graphics have been posted to my Pinterest.

Continue Reading August 13, 2012 at 4:14 am Leave a comment

Millennial & Fundraising Info

When it comes to working with, learning about and sharing – no greater source then Millennials themselves. And yes there are some that fit a stereotype and others that don’t – like ANY generation! Here are some sources to use in your search for information on fundraising, engagement and working with Millennials.

Continue Reading July 30, 2012 at 4:06 am Leave a comment

Cygnus Donor Survey 2012

The latest issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy (June 28) has some great information on fearless fundraising ideas. Recently the philanthropic conversation has been around the recent release of the Giving USA annual report. I have been more interested in the why and how of moving forward fearlessly, that the statistics. ‘Cause somethings gotta give!

Continue Reading June 25, 2012 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

Be Fearless Fundraisers!

In light of the recent Giving USA annual report and Case Foundation call to arms Be Fearless, we don’t have time for incremental change – we need to bold, risk taking moves and be willing to take risks and learn from failure. I believe our donors want us to take the lead, be bold, even courageous in our work and with them.

Continue Reading June 21, 2012 at 10:09 am Leave a comment

Stewarding Our Donors – Communication by Another Name!

Penelope Burk has released some preliminary information from the fourth annual Cygnus Donor Survey. The last survey question is always a doozy – What could unleash your philanthropy at a whole new level? And wouldn’t we all like the answer to THAT one!

Continue Reading March 19, 2012 at 10:08 am Leave a comment

#Givetober is Upon Us! by Zealous Good

Contributed post from Zealous Good about HelpAttack and Givetober. HelpAttack!, one of the most wonderfully named social enterprises around, is the magic in the middle of social campaigns that raise money and awareness for a colorful medley of causes across the country. They offer an easy way to help people turn “their social actions into social good”

Continue Reading October 13, 2011 at 9:21 am 1 comment

Giving USA 2011 Report – How will you use it?

Fundraising professionals and some savvy donors know this report is published every June and adjusted in October. This year the report has received much press coverage from front page to page 2 in newspapers nationwide. Our donors and volunteers are reading about this report RIGHT NOW!

I know the statistical analysis is filling the blogs and news. While the statistics, look backs and information are interesting – it is how you use the information that really makes it a useful cultivation and solicitation tool. Here are some ideas…

Continue Reading June 20, 2011 at 7:34 am Leave a comment

How the Recession has Changed Us

Interesting graphics on how we are spending time and money in our new economy. Let’s see how they may or may not impact our ability to fundraise.

Continue Reading January 25, 2011 at 9:20 am Leave a comment

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