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Wawa Foundation Wants to Donate $50M by 2018 (And They're Almost There)
February 21, 2017 at 1:26 pm

The Wawa Foundation plans on hitting its goal of $50 million in donations by 2018, and it is well on its way. Since 2014, the foundation has donated over $33 million towards three areas: health, hunger and everyday heroes through grants and in-store fundraising. In 2016 alone, the foundation totaled $11.6 million in contributions...

Client/Agency Relationships: Carrot or Stick?
February 21, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Most nonprofits work with agencies in the marketing and fundraising arena. But some of those relationships are not “healthy.” Is it about management style? Is this a “carrot versus stick” debate?...

Nonprofit Storytelling Through Video Can Compel Your Audience
February 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm

Because we are such visual creatures, stories through video can be ultra compelling for us. Video is a medium that, when it comes to nonprofit storytelling, is rarely utilized, even though it has its own unique advantages. Especially for narratives that are careful, nuanced and purpose-driven. Obviously, for the video narrative to work, it needs…

DonorSee: An App Connecting Philanthropists to Those in Need
February 21, 2017 at 1:16 pm

Philanthropy can be a funny business. Let’s say you’re a do-gooder in Malawi, and you hear about a little girl who has been attacked by a crocodile. She is badly hurt, but her family has no money for medical care at a private clinic. What do you do? The traditional philanthropic approach would be, approximately,…

6 Ways Charity Boards Can Make Workload Manageable
February 21, 2017 at 12:38 pm

People on voluntary sector boards have heavy workloads—so what’s the best way to share the burden? Sub-committees may not seem exciting, but if used properly, delegating tasks will help your board to be brilliant. Here are my six top tips on how to get the most from your sub-committees: 1. Let them delve into detail…

4 Lessons Learned From a Stalled Capital Campaign
February 20, 2017 at 11:45 am

A stalled campaign is NOT the time to sit back and wait until the money comes in. Unless you take a bold and clear initiative, your organization is likely to be left with a failed campaign, a big debt and a black eye in your community...

Use of 'Ask' Versus 'Results' Language in Major Gifts
February 20, 2017 at 9:58 am

All of us in major gifts know that there are different stages in the major-gift process. Many brilliant major-gift people have written about it. Words like identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship come to mind as descriptors of some big stages or phases of major gifts...

Charities Collaborate to Create Awards Program Addressing Solutions to Health Issues
February 20, 2017 at 9:24 am

We hear much about American health and health care being in crisis. Health care in the U.S. is increasingly expensive for everyone—consumers and government alike—but it doesn’t make us healthy. Despite that, there are “bright spots” of change where communities are coming together in new ways to solve their most pressing health problems. These collaborations…

NBA Raises $500K for SagerStrong Foundation
February 20, 2017 at 9:11 am

With some long-range shots and a Shaq-aided slam, the SagerStrong Foundation has received a $500,000 donation. Following a tribute to Craig Sager after the three-point contest, TNT broadcaster Ernie Johnson came onto the court with champion Eric Gordon and finalists Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker. Johnson said $10,000 would be donated to the charity for…