Changing Trends in Corporate Fundraising: How to Win

In a report commissioned by the Guardian, we’ve learned what is changing in corporate fundraising trends – but how do we cope? What to expect: Charities will increasingly be run like businesses to adapt to corporations’ expectations. More and more often, companies will expect charities to focus on delivering results, especially in terms of company … Continue reading

5 Tips To Help Veterans Get Jobs

    The other day, as I was scrolling through my Twitter feed, I came across a “retweet” by Starbucks (yes, I follow Starbucks on Twitter). The Starbucks account retweeted an article by Fox News, with the title: “Starbucks opens local shop dedicated to hiring veterans”. It immediately caught my attention! The store in Oceanside, … Continue reading

A pitch they won’t forget

Kimberly Leskovec Stressed about giving an elevator pitch? Many nonprofits find it difficult to narrow down all the different aspects of their organization. It is important to shape your message to best spark the interest of the audience. Some people may feel bombarded with information if you try to cram a ton of facts and stories … Continue reading

7 Steps to Make Your Meetings Work

Beth Kanter covered a matter that we’ve all dealt with far too often in her latest blog post: the dreaded meeting from (you know where). An effective meeting is supposed to have mutual understanding, full participation, clear and specific outcomes and shared responsibility. However, as the average professional attends 13.7 meetings a week, there are … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why Giving Will Rise About 5% This Year

By Natalie Roytman According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, giving will increase by 4.8% in 2015 and 4.9% in 2016, based on research conducted by Indiana University. Individuals, corporations, estates and foundations will all elevate their giving. Here are three reasons why: 1. Foundations are ready to deploy their market gains During the past few … Continue reading

(Story)Tell it like it is

By Tarah DeSousa Employ these simple tips to engage your social media audience In an article about improving your social media “rates” (number of “likes,” ” shares,” “favorites,” “+1’s,” comments and replies), engagement blogger Scott Ayres lays out a scientific formula for attaining  followers:   While numbers are important, engaging stories are the candy that … Continue reading

8 Steps for Avoiding the Charity Walk Slump

A 2015 report shows your nonprofit’s charity athletic-event may be losing traction. Follow these eight steps to help your fundraising walk or run get back on its feet. By Maddie Bro Relay for Life. Race for the Cure. Walk to End Alzheimer’s. These longstanding charity events are the face of an American nonprofit tradition. However, an annual report published by … Continue reading

Hash-Tag Activism: Innovative or Lazy?

Is Social Media the Correct Tool for Activism? As our society becomes ever more entrenched in social media, more and more we begin to associate activism with a hash-tag. “#Black lives matter”, “#bring back our girls” and “# I can’t breath”, have been the rallying cry for social activist in the digital age. But as … Continue reading