Alright, your mind might be elsewhere today: packing – or already travelling – for Thanksgiving, getting the wine chilled or the bird defrosted, remembering all the reasons we are celebrating ‘Thanksgiving’… But at least bookmark this post so that when you return to your desk at your organization, you can set up your nonprofit’s Google+ […]
Michael Stein, Senior Account Executive for Donordigital, is a veteran nonprofit technology strategist whose areas of expertise include online fundraising, email messaging, email list growth, blogging, website content, mobile messaging, and social media. With Nick Allen and Mal Warwick, Michael wrote the groundbreaking 1997 book Fundraising on the Internet: Recruiting and Renewing Donors Online. The […]
Whether we invest time, money, other capital, or any combination of them, we want to see some results come from the investment. For nonprofits in particular, time – often given by volunteers or interns – is especially valuable, as these organizations want to leverage the good-will effort into new donors, rising contributions, and good work […]
With all the buzz about social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, we can lose track of tried-and-true outreach tools. Though these other platforms might be great ways to advertise events or spread late-breaking news about your organization’s work, they are not proving to be efficient fundraising instruments (yet?). John Haydon at Inbound Zombie […]
Mazarine Treyz writes the Wild Woman’s Fundraising blog and is the author of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising. A nonprofit fundraising consultant and trainer, she is also a social media trainer for the City of Austin, Texas.
Two weeks ago we pointed out that Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook, has somewhat adjusted Apple’s position on philanthropic efforts – at least those of its employees. In our ongoing series on helping our readers find sources of grants and apply for them, we turn to the Gates Foundation, founded by Microsoft’s previous CEO, Bill […]
This story is the first in a periodic series of research projects to give you the quickest onramp to begin developing programs and relationships with some major foundations. We begin with the most valuable company in the world, whose recently deceased CEO inspired and infuriated many millions. The passing of Steve Jobs last week has […]
First and foremost, we must mark the death of Steve Jobs, former CEO at Apple, who died of pancreatic cancer yesterday at the age of 56. He helped build a great computing tool. He reconfigured the way movies are made. He revitalized a music industry about to die on the reef of file-sharing, and he […]