Corporations have three “doors”

How are things going for you this year in raising money from the private sector? Many nonprofits find that the effort they put in to connecting with companies doesn’t seem to generate the sustainable, longer-term dollars that they hoped for. Some nonprofit development directors don’t even consider corporate funding to be realistically within reach, so“Corporations have three “doors””

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Crowdfunding suggestions

For many professionals like you, life at a nonprofit is a constant balancing act—balancing management with leadership, balancing program delivery with fundraising, balancing operations/administration with outreach. Inherent in this balance is a willingness to always be exploring what is edgy and cool (particularly in fundraising) while still keeping your core development fundamentals strong. With that“Crowdfunding suggestions”

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Big data, open data, and you

One of the realities of life in our sector is that we get buried in our work, our missions, our industries. Endlessly raising money and valiantly delivering programs, we’re too often immersed in our own causes and don’t always have time to come up for air and take a good 360-degree look at the world“Big data, open data, and you”

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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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