So, you work for a nonprofit your whole life, in the hopes that something will change from your efforts, that your cause will have made a dent in the problem. If you stay with a nonprofit long enough, you can start to see, with your own eyes, that your organization and the partnerships you’ve built… [Keep Reading]
On Saturday I went into four different craft stores, and Halloween decorations were everywhere. “Boo!” said a banner. “SCARY SAVINGS!” screamed a poster. “Horrors!” yelled the candy packaging. Witches, vampires and Fairy princess costumes hung waiting for people to put them on.
Horrors indeed. Anyone wanting some real life horrors, not some made up Hollywood horrors, should look no further than the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over the past 20 years, hundreds of thousands of women have been raped.
You may have seen the GQ article about Rand Paul’s excursion into violence during his time at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, when he forced a woman to take a bong hit, and then, tied her up, took her to a river, and then, made her get on her hands and knees, and pledge allegiance to “Aqua Buddha.”
You’ve Got Answers! According to LinkedIn, I’m an expert in Nonprofit Fundraising, Philanthropy, Work-life Balance, Non-profit Management, Social Enterpreneurship, and Public Relations. Here are some questions where my answer got chosen as best answer: “Facebook – serious concerns regarding privacy, where would all the ‘facebook’ users go? Plenty of the industry voices are calling for… [Keep Reading]
What causes do you wish that more foundations would make a priority?
Foundations have so little money that I don’t think about them very much.
You’ve Got Advice! Yesterday, I asked YOU some questions about your career. Today, I’m answering reader questions. This question struck me as pretty common with the people I’ve met through running the job club. How do I get experience in doing a job, so that I can get hired for the job? If you want… [Keep Reading]
Today’s post is a bit of a departure. Often, I’m on this blog, telling you how it is, or finding other people to tell you how it is. Today, like Socrates, I’ve got questions for you. Lots of questions. Consider even one of these questions, and leave a comment. I would LOVE to know if… [Keep Reading]
So you’re a bleeding heart hippie liberal who wants to heal the world.
That’s why you got into this field, right? To change the world.
There are so many deserving nonprofits and people, all who need YOUR HELP!
I recently met up with Ana Ottman of Red Dress Studios, to talk about business mentorship. She had some wonderful advice, and through her, I found this map. It’s a mind map of all entrepreneur resources in Austin. I love it, and I think you could make one too. Whether you’re a domestic violence agency… [Keep Reading]
In this last year, I’ve stepped away from fundraising full time and started to grow different businesses. And I’ve done fairly well, which makes me wonder, are fundraising and entrepreneurship similar? Could fundraising be the first step to starting your own business? Let’s take a look. Fundraising: You learn how to market your nonprofit with… [Keep Reading]
How can you empower your donors to make something new?
How can you help turn your donors into entrepreneurs for your cause?
What’s more exciting than starting something new, and making it your own?
George Stevens recently posted on R.E. Foundations, the Council on Foundation’s blog, about entrepreneurial donors. He wrote,
“…community foundations are a platform for the nonprofit ecosystem. Do we encourage donor innovation using our platform? Do we engage the entrepreneurial donors in our communities? To fail to do so is to be left behind in the recovery of the nonprofit sector.”