As of last month’s count, we had 6,700 unique readers of this blog! That’s a lot of lurkers guys. Come on. Come out of the woodwork! You can join the new wikispace I just set up for Wild Woman Fundraising, the new forum for your burning fundraising, nonprofit management, jobhunting, marketing and other questions! So… [Keep Reading]
Here are 52 ways to fundraise, one for each week of the year! Of these, which ones do you think yield the most money? Which ones, the least? If you have any to add, please leave a comment! 1. Quarterly Appeal letter 2. Grants 3. Your Annual Report 4. Sell Fruit 5. Old-time photograph booth… [Keep Reading]
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]
This is part three in my Young Nonprofit Leaders Series, where I ask different leaders who they are, what they do, what they think Gen Y is like, and what they see as the future of the sector. Read Part 1, an interview with Meredith Maples, here, and part 2, an interview with Larissa DeLuna, here.
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!