So could we use the internet like a giant filing cabinet, but actually filled with useful best practices information, entered by our 1.9 million nonprofits?
How much do people spend in your region and on what? Can you compare and contrast regions? Yes. This is not only a way to see what people’s disposable income is, but a way to sense how money could be redirected to your nonprofit. If people spend $1,000 going out every month, could they spend… [Keep Reading]
If you’re not marketing your nonprofit differently to women, you might want to ask yourself why not. How would marketing to women look different from marketing to men, trans people and other genders?
The real cost of war, by Good Magazine, is estimated at 3 Trillion dollars. What nonprofits in America are working on this issue? Should we have a department of peace, as well as a department of war? What issue could advocates focus on that would significantly decrease war spending, and increase government money for nonprofits,… [Keep Reading]
How can you make your message urgent enough to get people to give via text?
Obviously, the US State Department isn’t going to step in for you, not even if you stamp on the ground really hard and have an “earthquake” at your desk.
Last week I commented on Amy Sample Ward’s post about Clay Shirky’s Rant on Women. He wrote about how women don’t seem to do much self-aggrandizement, and therefore don’t rise to leadership positions as much. I wondered if that was the whole story. While the nonprofit field is roughly 60% women, what is nonprofit leadership… [Keep Reading]
First of all, you got the interview! Congratulations! Now you’re getting ready for it. You’ve researched your organization on Guidestar. You’ve got your interview questions. You’ve got your pad, pen, and a good idea of what 3 major issues the organization is facing right now,and how you can help solve those issues. 1. Breathe. Meditate… [Keep Reading]
“The fundraising letter comes in the form of a “survey,” a frequently used device for partisan fundraising, but this one has a twist: calling itself the “Congressional District Census,” the letter comes in an envelope starkly printed with the words, “DO NOT DESTROY OFFICIAL DOCUMENT”
Is your nonprofit in serious financial trouble?
What are your leaders doing about it?
What are you doing about it?
When you go in for that nonprofit job interview, pretend you’re Sherlock Holmes. Nothing escapes you. Look around. Is this environment going to support you and your goals? What kind of question is that? Isn’t everyone scrambling to find a job? Even if you are scrambling, and you feel that you HAVE TO take the job, these questions are here to help you decide if this job is going to be a difficult one.
What your dog knows about fundraising, and why it works