By David Lebenstein, Senior Managing Director, Principal Not-for-profit organizations face many challenges, including securing space to serve their mission. In fact, space occupancy costs often make up 10% or more of their total expenses.
A rich question emerges as libraries across the country begin to realize the potential of the digital book.Should OverDrive sell itself to America’s public libraries? Any foundation angels care to help?
The Garden has a good year For the third consecutive year, the Chicago Botanic Garden set an all-time attendance record in 2011, generating 953,864 visits, representing a 5.4 percent increase or 49,000 more visitors than 2010.
ATLANTA.40 million in donations announced today from the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates UAE, and the Childrens Investment Fund Foundation CIFF will enable a Carter...
The American Marketing Association is offering a nonprofit Marketing Bootcamp in Houston on March 20 - 21.Marketing and advertising articles and tips, thousands of companies and firms, careers and jobs, and more from the official American Marketing Association website.
This is an older Helium Blogpost from 2010, but still useful. If you have some sort of fundraiser that you are planning, or an event of any kind, you are going to find the best people to staff this event.
Blogger, Roger Craver, suggests instead of working so hard learning how to fundraise that we all just grab some popcorn and watch Brad Pitt in Moneyball.I have a suggestion for the conference planners at AFP, DMA, CASE and every other association in our nonprofit galaxy: Scrap two hours, 13 minutes of “seen...
A Land Conservancy's lament on filing tax returns. And you think you've got it bad! From TheDay.COM in Connecticut. "For most people, preparing their annual tax filings means reviewing financial records of the past year and filling out Internal Revenue Service forms. For the volunteers and staffs of nonprofit land trusts, though, it also means quite a few walks in the woods."
Does your nonprofit use LinkIn as part of your social media strategy? You should. There are five ways to best utilize Linkedin professionally: be goal-oriented, optimize both your personal and company profiles, utilize groups, and use Linkedin Answers.
John Medina is the author hottest on my desk these days. I've been studying his work for some time. I just love how all-encompassing his work on the brain is. It's applicable everywhere you look. This blog talks about how to use his Brain Rules for meetings.
What Can Nonprofits Learn from Robin Good, the Best Content Curator on the Planet? Content curation is this thing you're looking at now. My Scoop.It pages are an example of content curation. Beth Kanter takes a look at how nonprofits can make the best use of this service and others like it.
Why Open Source Needs Non Profits It's expected that pretty soon we all will hear about the next big "tech" IPO, which will create a mass of instant millionaires and billionaires. And these newly rich will have made their fortunes, at least partly, by leveraging Open Source and the efforts of unpaid volunteers.
Trying to be apolitical here, but this Square platform fascinates me, and it seems to make great sense for this or other campaigns.The Obama reelection campaign is providing headquarters staff, field organizers and volunteers the ability to take campaign donations with their mobile phones.
We reported on chapter 1 of this story a few weeks ago. Here's the follow-up that appear to keep both nonprofits out of court over use of term "The Barns."After meeting, Vienna performing arts center to drop litigation against "The Barns of Rose Hill"...
Blogger, Joe Pulizzi takes a tour through two examples of nonprofit content marketing. It's a tear-jerker. "Here are two tear-jerking examples of why non-profits have the most opportunity when it comes to a content marketing/social media strategy,."
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