The 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study with 2012 stats was just released and it's packed with all sorts of juicy email, advocacy, and fundraising data from 55 nonprofits ranging from environmental organizations to human rights organizations.
For the month of April, I’m hosting the nonprofit blog carnival. A carnival is a mix of contributions from bloggers and readers on a shared theme, and I chose the theme, “best advice.”
I asked you the following question: What was the one, best piece of professional advice you ever got and why? How has it transformed your work? I also invited readers’ best single piece of advice for people who work at nonprofits.
Journalists have been telling stories for a long time now – before the Internet, before viral videos, before Twitter, Facebook and Vine. So Which storytelling tips stand the test of time, and how can you incorporate them into your own content marketing?
While members of the Millennial Generation, now the largest generation in our nation’s history, are widely known for a desire to give back to their communities or be part of large social change movements – the way Millennials define their engagement tends to be very different from the way organizations do.
When you ask a Millennial, “Do you support a nonprofit or social cause?” The resounding answer is, “Yes!” When you follow that up by asking, “How do you support that organization?” You’re likely to hear answers like, I signed a petition, changed my avatar on Twitter, or liked them on Facebook.
Now, ask an organization if Millennials are supporting their cause, and they say, “No, we just can’t figure out how to reach them.” There in lies the disconnect between Millennials who believe they are supporting activism versus what organizations see as truly engaged participation.
Data Protection is the law. You can’t avoid it. Bigger groups and charities have dedicated staff, policies and all the tools of the trade to help them comply with Data Protection. However, the principles of the law apply to any group, no matter how large or small, that keeps contact details of other people.
A new Donor Experience guide is out from Crown Philanthropic Solutions. While it is written for community foundations and others providing giving platforms, the useful tips apply to all fundraisers. Here are some of the recommendations.
Years ago, while working for a human services agency, I stumbled upon the fact that the most clicked-on item in our e-newsletter was the ‘Recipe of the Month.’ It really had very little to do with our mission, but we wanted to offer something...