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17 07, 2018

Nonprofit Donors and Privacy, The Dirty Secret

By |July 17th, 2018|Development, news|0 Comments

stevepb / Pixabay In 1999, the CEO of Sun Microsystems said, "You have zero privacy…Get over it".  In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg stated that privacy was dead. I think Zuckerberg must feel a sense of irony with what he's experienced this year over privacy and the transfer of Facebook users’ information to Cambridge Analytica. [...]

26 06, 2018

Donors Are Giving Less: Here’s What You Can Do

By |June 26th, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Donors Are Giving Less: Here’s What You Can Do

PublicDomainPictures / Pixabay As was reported recently by CBS News, fundraising for 2018 is down. Unfortunately, the new federal tax law that came into effect earlier this year was expected to depress giving to charity, and sure enough, that seems to be the way it is playing out so far in the year. [...]

5 06, 2018

How to Get General Donors to Support Your Nonprofit

By |June 5th, 2018|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on How to Get General Donors to Support Your Nonprofit

HeatherPaque / Pixabay Fidelity Charitable published a report, which had some notable findings for nonprofit executives. Some of the results included the following: Two-thirds of donors want to increase their giving to philanthropy. 95 percent of philanthropic supporters would increase their giving under what they consider to be the "right circumstances." What’s keeping [...]

1 05, 2018

Nonprofit Leadership Impact Study for 2018

By |May 1st, 2018|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Nonprofit Leadership Impact Study for 2018

Our friends at NonProfit PRO have recently published a study that is essential reading for any leader in the philanthropic sector. The report, which you can access in its entirety here, is called “2018 Nonprofit Leadership Impact Study: A look At The Challenges Nonprofit Leadership Is Facing And How To Address Them.” If you’re a [...]

24 04, 2018

A Donation Request You Should Not Do

By |April 24th, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on A Donation Request You Should Not Do

6072518 / Pixabay Not too long ago I was having a conversation with a seasoned fundraiser. This person works with a large organization as a consultant. He told me that a billionaire had sent $1,000 to the nonprofit and that the CEO quickly sent out a letter to the billionaire requesting $50,000. My [...]

27 03, 2018

Are You Missing Out on Facebook’s Charitable Giving Tools?

By |March 27th, 2018|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on Are You Missing Out on Facebook’s Charitable Giving Tools?

geralt / Pixabay Recently, I came across an interview with David Fischer from Facebook about purpose-driven marketing. Social good is no longer a topic for discussions by some thought-leading companies. Businesses understand that getting involved in making a social impact makes a difference not only in the communities they serve but also to [...]

26 12, 2017

How to Maintain the Spirit of Giving Each Day of the Year

By |December 26th, 2017|blog, personal, Personal Inspiration|Comments Off on How to Maintain the Spirit of Giving Each Day of the Year

geralt / Pixabay There's nothing like the holiday time to be reminded that we're all more alike than we are different. As the year begins to draw to a close, I've been coming by stories that help me maintain my faith in humanity, and I'd like to share one particular one with you [...]

19 12, 2017

Nonprofits You Can Support This Holiday Season, Part 1

By |December 19th, 2017|blog, Development|Comments Off on Nonprofits You Can Support This Holiday Season, Part 1

monicore / Pixabay I hope in the midst of your holiday shopping, you'll find the time to donate or somehow support your favorite cause. There's no better time than the holiday season to think about the people across our great country, or even around the world, who are in need of additional support [...]

31 10, 2017

Female Mega-Donors Are Changing Nonprofits and Philanthropy

By |October 31st, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Female Mega-Donors Are Changing Nonprofits and Philanthropy

One of the most welcome developments in the evolution of philanthropy are the voices and leadership of women who continue to enter into the boardrooms of nonprofits and serve their communities as leading philanthropists in their own right. The reality is that in 2017, there have been a lot of discussions about women and their [...]

26 10, 2017

Who Is Today’s Nonprofit Donor?

By |October 26th, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Who Is Today’s Nonprofit Donor?

Not too long ago I was on the telephone speaking to a nonprofit CEO. She had called me to catch up and also to tell me that she was looking to do a wealth screening of her donors. She was asking me what I thought about it. I replied that it's always a good idea [...]