Many of our metrics seem to weigh heavily on the side of acquiring new donors, new names for the list, new event attendees. As a result, I feel like there's often not enough appreciation, and therefore not enough time devoted to, building relationships with those who are already on our lists.
Here’s the truth: I don’t know a lot about the technical end of planned giving either. And I don’t need to know it. But I do know this: I know who the best planned-giving prospects are. And I know what to do with them. And that’s all YOU need to know too. So here’s a quick and dirty plan you can implement right now. And I can’t imagine a greater return on your effort!
Storytelling can influence social change. And the time is now. Today, each of us has the opportunity, and the platform, to not only share our stories but also to play a role in creating positive impact by informing the global conversation. Beverly Schwartz, VP of global marketing at Ashoka, author of “Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation throughout the World,” shares three (and a half) storytelling tips: 1. Be your own change. 2. Speak from your heart, share your truth. 3. Accessible, relevant and realistic examples allow others to see their own power.
For the month of April, I’m hosting the nonprofit blog carnival. A carnival is a mix of contributions from bloggers and readers on a shared theme, and I chose the theme “best advice.” I asked you the following question: What was the one, best piece of professional advice you ever got and why? How has it transformed your work? I also invited readers’ best single piece of advice for people who work at nonprofits. There was an incredible response. Here are your answers!
For most nonprofits, the fall is a critical time for raising funds and for acquiring new donors. Hopefully you have been acquiring them all year, and cultivating new donors to ensure they give again (and again), but the fall provides a great opportunity to get additional donors on board before year-end.
Sage North America announced today the availability of Sage 50 Nonprofit Accounting, part of the Sage 50 Accounting 2013 product line. Formerly Sage Peachtree Premium Accounting for Nonprofits, Sage 50 Nonprofit Accountingmarks a new identity as well as a fresh approach to accounting where guidance, intelligence and trusted service and support are built-in with a comprehensive set of management tools.
On Sunday, June 24th, hundreds of staff and volunteers from God’s Love We Deliver, along with dedicated and proud team members of Whole Foods Market NYC, will join together at the 43rd Annual Heritage of Pride March.