Sometimes the best ideas and feedback come from colleagues in the nonprofit world. That’s why Dane Grams, online strategy director for the Human Rights Campaign, a national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization, reached out to attendees of the DMA Nonprofit Federation 2008 Nonprofit Leadership Summit even before they arrived in Palm Beach, Fla., last week for the conference. Preparing for the session, “Leading Our Leaders: How Do I Get Buy-In from the Top for My Great Ideas, Innovation Strategies and Fearless Fundraising Efforts?” Grams and his colleague Ann Crowley, membership director at HRC, conducted a pre-conference survey to find out
In 2004, when President Bush was preparing for a press conference to address the Federal Marriage Amendment, which would define marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman and take the power to allow or disallow gay and lesbian marriages out of the hands of the states, the Human Rights Campaign was on his tail.
Tale of an Integrated Fundraising Effort FS Advisor: March 21, 2006 By Abny Santicola, editor, FundRaising Success Advisor The Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign, founded in 1980, is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization, with 600,000 members. When GLBT issues took the national stage in a big way in 2003 and 2004, HRC embarked on an effort to mobilize its direct fundraising efforts to make the most of the media attention. The all-out effort involved coordinating campaigns across direct mail, telemarketing and e-mail. Direct mail and telemarketing already were integrated, but the necessary next step was beefing up the organization’s