As both a fundraiser and awareness piece for the SAAGNY Foundation, Rhonda Blum created and sold custom-decorated tumblers from Gordon Sinclair for $10 apiece. The mugs carried 12 co-sponsor decorations on them, each sold for between $75 and $100, and were sold at various SAAGNY and SAAGNY Foundation events.
Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, such as Ripple and Litecoin, represent a total market capitalization of nearly $6 billion. Many large charities are eager to tap in to this market or have already received virtual donations, such as United Way Worldwide, which recently began accepting donations of Bitcoins. Smaller nonprofits have begun accepting the currency as well. This article discusses charitable donations of virtual currencies, including tax, appraisal, legal and processing considerations.
Gain the Knowledge you need to succeed at the 2014 Bridge Conference, July 9-11, Gaylord National Hotel, outside of Washington, DC. Take advantage of:
*Choose from more than 70 educational session
*Visit our Solutions Showcase
*Attend our 3 general sessions
*Take your pick of our 3 pre-conference workshops
The easiest place to look for new donors is among your member base. Current members understand your value and enjoy your work. So how do you convert your current financially motivated members into donors who are philanthropically motivated to help your organization achieve its mission? Here are four ways to use human psychology to convert your members to donors: 1. Tell your story. 2. Listen. 3. Segment. Thanks and reinforce.
The Direct Marketing Association presented its 2013 International ECHO Awards at its annual conference, including 11 to nonprofits. The nonprofit winners include, Chill Out E.V., Food for the Poor, World Vision Canada, ASPCA, American Cancer Society, FAD — Anti-Drug Foundation, Operation Smile, Fundación Once & FSC Inserta, Amnesty International, Inspiring Denmark, and The Norwegian Cancer Society.
If your website doesn’t have as many viewers as you would like, don’t fret. There are a variety of ways to easily drive more traffic to your site without paying for ad space or being too pushy. By becoming more involved in your business, building your social-media presence and following a few other tips, you will soon have hundreds or thousands more views regularly.
Dell is unveiling the #Inspire 100, a compilation of leading influencers in entrepreneurship, philanthropy, education and media who have used technology to empower and inspire others. The #Inspire 100 list recognizes thinkers, designers and risk takers in four categories: World Changers, Entrepreneurs, Creatives and Tastemakers. The complete list has been unveiled on Dell’s Facebook page.
The National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light, experts on civic engagement, in partnership with Bloomberg LP, announced the results of The Civic 50. IBM, Citi and AT&T Inc. take top honors in the first comprehensive ranking of S&P 500 companies that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.
Early tweets from the Bridge Conference, taking place at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, Md. Hash tag #BridgeConf.