Without a doubt, the free staffing of corporate volunteers can be invaluable. But the unfortunate reality of corporate “days of service,” well-meaning as they are, is that they can be burdensome, time-consuming headaches for nonprofits, and of dubious value. The “help” may not be all that helpful.
A company may want to organize a team-building project to paint a community center, when what that center actually needs is a volunteer social media strategist to teach its staff to use Twitter, for example.
There’s an enormous amount of information you can learn from your constituent engagement online. Are you mining those gems and using them in your nonprofit marketing?
In an exclusive interview with Fortune, Apple’s human resources chief Denise Young Smith said the company is partnering with several nonprofit organizations on a multiyear, multimillion-dollar effort to increase the pipeline of women, minorities and veterans in the technology industry—and, of course, at Apple.
The truism about tech’s lack of diversity is that it’s a “pipeline” problem. At least that’s what tech leaders and companies often say when questioned about why their ranks aren’t inclusive enough. But certain companies and leaders are taking baby steps toward helping to fix it.
The Robin Hood Foundation, Google for Entrepreneurs, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Capital One dFUND, Arbor Brothers, New York Community Trust, Verizon, reddit.com founder Alexis Ohanian, and the Bernard F. & Alva B. Gimbel Foundation are giving $1.75 million to the Coalition for Queens.
How does your website look to your "silver surfers"? Let's define this audience as your 66+ aged online audience. Now we know that these supporters are just as likely to donate to you online as your younger crowd. And I bet they're much more likely to read your "Leaving a Legacy" page about your wills and bequests program. But is your font big enough? And how does your legacy page look on a tablet, which we know from other studies trends much older than smartphones.
A proposal by Gov. Paul LePage to end property tax exemptions for many nonprofit organizations in Maine has raised deep concern among leaders at southern York County institutions including York Hospital, Berwick Academy and the Museums of Old York. And for good reason. According to assessing records, York Hospital has tax-exempt property valued at $22 million and Berwick Academy, $14 million. The Museums of Old York has property valued at more than $5 million.