Communicating during, and following, a disaster

The immediate crisis of the Boston Marathon tragedy has passed and we are moving into a phase of trying to understand what internal and external forces influenced the bombing suspects’ thoughts and subsequent actions. Last week, in the confusing heat of the crisis with a major U.S. city frozen in place, this is what nonprofit“Communicating during, and following, a disaster”

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Five fresh perspectives on philanthropy

Ah, the busy fundraising season! We did some searching and surfing this week to offer you several new considerations on your fundraising work and plans for the year ahead. Take a moment with your favorite hot or cold holiday beverage and consider these. Help those poor, freezing Norwegians. A humorous look at international aid has“Five fresh perspectives on philanthropy”

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The power of storytelling

All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories. In our sector we are doing tremendous work that is often powerful and intriguing. To explain your mission to prospective donors and volunteers, to reporters, to businesses, to funders . . . tell your stories! Here at RMA, we often remind our clients“The power of storytelling”

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