A few days ago, I was strolling along the foggy coast in Northern California when I noticed a cormorant flying in “v” formation with a flock of pelicans. A week later, I saw a pelican flying with a flock of cormorants. I’ve been watching these birds for years and never saw them co-mingle in a flight pattern. I always assumed the same types of birds fly together. It … [Read more...] about 5 Ingredients to Make Your Nonprofit-Corporate Partnership Succeed
By Darian Rodriguez Heyman More and more nonprofit donations take place in today’s digital landscape, but how can causes ensure their online storefront is not only open for business, but optimized? As I explored this critical issue in my new book, Nonprofit Fundraising 101, I interviewed Roderick Campbell, the CEO of nonprofit fundraising platform CommitChange. He shared … [Read more...] about How to Double Online Giving in Six Months
By Leili Khalessi As a nonprofit fundraiser (and communications officer and technologist and…), I’ve developed sharp project management skills – it’s the key to wearing all of the hats! My favorite project management tool for nonprofits is Asana, a web-based “teamwork without email” platform. I use Asana to manage our direct mail fundraising and communications … [Read more...] about Asana for Nonprofits: How to Manage your Direct Mail Schedule
By Edgar Rodriguez Is Giving Tuesday a waste of time? Good question, right? First of all, the data says it’s been hugely successful in the past. Over 15,000 nonprofits participated last year, raising over $45 million. Yes, some nonprofits probably raised very little money. But Giving Tuesday is NOT just a 24-hour fundraising campaign. It’s a movement that your … [Read more...] about Is Giving Tuesday a Waste of Time?
By Danielle Daley My friends over at the Accountability Lab and the ONE campaign are hosting the Honesty Oscars. Every day in the week leading up to the Academy Awards, February 17th to 21st, ONE and Accountability Lab will unveil a category for the Honesty Oscars 2015, an award that honors not Hollywood films, but the creative work of activists and organizations that fight … [Read more...] about Honesty Oscars: Best Activist in a Leading Role