Posts in 'philanthropy'

Whether you are working for a nonprofit or servicing them as a consultant or vendor, today’s blog post outlines a four-step process for investigating the next chapter in your career. Now is a great time to evaluate your options and to pursue your career dreams even though a summer month job search...
Why is the entity needed? How will you innovate? What problems will you solve? I recently met Walinase Nyirongo, Founder of Forces Trust Zambia. His seed idea came from his service with British Forces in Afghanistan, seeing firsthand the resulting programs that veterans require. There he realized...
[originally posted earlier this fall] You can embark on the trail to greater revenue through publicly available research findings, asking your own supporters, and surveying your stakeholders.++ An example of recently conducted research* of 1,000 respondents who gave $100 or more in 2019 provided...
Years ago, I read a news article about the various ways that fundraisers were compensated. True to the American way, the opinions of those interviewed were varied. The story covered bonuses, set percentage commissions, "finder's fees," flat raises, and the decisions that CEOs were making on...
My answer is no. And Yes. In some ways I feel like I am swimming upstream when it comes to Giving Tuesday, which has been observed by a vast number of U.S. nonprofit organizations for the last decade or so. I am a minor fan. But also, not a fan. I guess you could say my relationship status with this...
Find a secret weapon to help get you unstuck When we were kids, and we found ourselves stuck at a railroad crossing, waiting as a passing train rolled by, we came up with a game of counting box cars. At an average of 55 feet, when you reach 100, the train length is about one mile long – and trains...
The sacred mushroom hunting that Matteo is doing below could be compared to the process fundraisers go through in identifying, cultivating, and securing large donors, both household and institutional. Let's talk about major gifts and grants for a minute: +++=> Sorting - Have you tried running a...