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Donors' Data Breached but on Smaller Scales
December 10, 2014

There have been at least 1 billion records exposed from fewer than 5,000 data breaches since 2005, according to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC), an organization that keeps a chronological log of data breaches made public. When it comes to nonprofits specifically, PRC has recorded more than 100 breaches since 2005, involving more than 2 million records. Of those, more than 32 breaches involving at least 250,000 records were the result of hacking or malware.

5 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising ‘Get Started’ Tips
August 20, 2014

Let’s talk peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising, shall we? I took part in a roundtable discussion at the 2014 Engage Conference by FundRaising Success that consisted of an open share of ideas on how to get a P2P campaign off the ground. I compiled five of the best ideas that you can implement quickly without much headache (or overhead)!

Notes From Engage 2014
May 1, 2014

Lisa Van Giesen from Billhighway shares 10 low-cost donor engagement strategies and five peer-to-peer fundraising tips she gleaned from the second annual Engage Conference.

5 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising 'Get Started' Tips
April 23, 2014

A roundtable discussion during the second annual Engage Conference consisted of an open share of ideas on how to get a peer-to-peer campaign off the ground. I compiled five of the best ideas that you can implement quickly without much headache (or overhead!): 1. Host an open house. 2. Leverage a computer lab. 3. Encourage "friendly co-opetition." 4. Host a fun run/walk/ride event. 5. Enlist community service groups.

4 Tips That Can Help Land Corporate Donations
December 26, 2013

Professional fundraisers who are looking to secure corporate donations must do more than traditional fundraising. They must learn how to position their organization’s mission to align with the corporation’s goal, their employees’ interests and the local community’s needs in order to successfully develop a long-lasting partnership.

If you are a fundraiser who wants to land corporate donations, here are four tips you can use to help develop a long-lasting partnership with a corporate donor.

Get Corporate Donations in 4 Easy Steps
December 3, 2013

The benefits of corporate donors extend beyond their monetary contributions. They give your organization a publicity boost, which can spark an increase in donations from individuals and other companies. If you are a fundraiser seeking corporate donations, here are four steps you can follow to align your nonprofit with a company’s brand, goals and mission and form an enduring alliance: 1. Know the company's background. 2. Focus on employees. 3. Keep it local. 4. Aim for ongoing collaboration.

Todd Bemis Joins Grizzard as Digital Creative Director and Strategist
November 9, 2012

Grizzard Communications Group announced that the fundraising agency has hired Todd Bemis as digital creative director and strategist. Bemis brings almost 20 years of extensive agency experience leading design efforts for Fortune 100s and major international nonprofits to Grizzard. Bemis will focus on developing new digital products and offerings for Grizzard clients that help boost fundraising revenue, increase engagement and strengthen brands.

Networked Communities, Nonprofits Important Weapons in Economic Recovery
September 14, 2012

A study released by the National Conference on Citizenship shows that a strong civic foundation is directly linked to strengthening employment at the metropolitan, county and state levels. Communities with better civic health have weathered the recent recession far better — and experienced considerably smaller increases in unemployment — than other communities that faced similar economic circumstances.

The report, “Civic Health and Unemployment II: The Case Builds,” was produced in partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Eligible Companies Urged to Participate in Corporate Civic Engagement Survey
July 25, 2012

Steve Case, former CEO and chairman of America Online, Michael Eskew, former CEO and chairman of UPS, John Pepper, former CEO of Proctor & Gamble, Bob Nardelli, former CEO of Home Depot and Chrysler, and Ray Chambers, former chairman of private equity firm Wesray Capital Corporation, today shared their endorsement of The Civic 100, a survey initiative to survey, rank, and recognize S&P 500 corporations making a difference in communities, in a letter to current corporate CEOs.

CECP Announces 2012 Excellence Awards in Corporate Philanthropy Winners
June 5, 2012

The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) announces the recipients of the 12th annual Excellence AwardsKraft Foods, Xylem Inc. and Good360 in partnership with The Home Depot. CECP recognizes these organizations’ commitments to the communities around them and for exemplifying the award’s four rigorous Standards of Excellence: CEO leadership, partnership, a commitment to measurement and innovation.

CECP also announces the opening of the 2013 Excellence Awards nomination season, which has been shifted to an announcement at CECP’s Board of Boards CEO Conference Feb. 25, 2013, International Corporate Philanthropy Day.