As a special thank-you to St. Baldrick's for participating in our conference and for all the great work the organization does, in addition to the personal nature of cancer organizations, I volunteered to start a fundraising campaign for St. Baldrick's … and participate in shaving my head for the cause.
Actor RJ Mitte, the keynote speaker at Blackbaud's annual bbcon conference, isn't just a celebrity face for a nonprofit. He truly lives the cause of Shriners Hospitals for Children.
I suggest you establish a mentoring program where you could mentor a young professional year-round whose desire is to make a career in the nonprofit world. What have you done to promote the concept and spirit of philanthropy with the next generation?
The needs and pressure for additional private dollars for public school foundations are great. The days of a single operational focus for a public school foundation are over. Make every constituency own philanthropy, and seek to broaden your impact. The teachers and children are waiting.
To kick off 2013, January's Mission of the Month is International Aid. There are countless charities worldwide that go across national boarders to address global issues and solicit funds, and with the economy affecting the entire globe, now's a great time to highlight those international aid missions.
Here are some of the FundRaising Success Fundraising Professionals of the Year Awards winners from the past two years from faith-based organizations.
Dunkin' Donuts is selling travel cups for $3.99, with $1 from each sale donated and distributed among four regional food banks. As an added incentive, the cup gets customers 99-cent refills until Dec. 31. Talk about a great incentive for a great cause!
Last month, StayClassy announced the winners of its fourth Annual CLASSY Awards. Coinciding with our October Mission of the Month, Animal Welfare, 4 Paws for Ability was named the Midwest Charity of the Year. Further, the CLASSY Awards included an Animal Advocacy and Services category.