In our work with nonprofits, we see deeply committed people working hard to support their organization’s mission.
The story of philanthropy today is the story of two revolutions. One is a technology revolution. The other is a monumental change in how people give. As nonprofit professionals, we’re at the frontline of both of these paradigm shifts in information control. Continue reading
Most early adopters will admit there’s something exhilarating about being among the first customers of a new company or the first to use the latest tech and tools to improve their lives. While just 15 percent of the population fits into this group, they have a lot in common. Continue reading
We’ve talked about the significant change brought about by the Internet in recent blogs about The Donor’s Journey, Digital Moves Management and developing Donor Personas. The following piece, written by our client Bob Ottenhoff, president and CEO of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, is a case study illustrating what happens when these and additional elements come together. Continue reading
Moves management is second nature. You use it all the time to “move” donors from occasional givers to passionate core contributors. But how can a new digital process help you be more effective?
Right now, donor development professionals learn as much about the prospective donor as possible while uncovering motivations, goals and desired outcomes. Continue reading
We are in a time of tremendous change — especially when it comes to charitable giving. Things are moving faster, and advances in technology have altered the philanthropic landscape. The way donors come in contact with an organization has changed because of instant access to information online that’s available 24/7.
Nonprofit communications and donor development are like peanut butter and jelly or milk and cookies. Some things just belong together.
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We know. The reality for many nonprofits is that interaction and strategy between these functions at a social-sector organization is more like oil and water. Continue reading
If you’ve worked in the social-good space for some time, you’ve probably experienced the good (and, at times, the bad) that comes with nonprofit board engagement. No two boards have the same strengths or weaknesses. The beauty lies in the skills and energy board members bring to the table. Continue reading
Most people will agree 2016 hasn’t been the most uplifting year in recent memory. Our world faces challenges that weigh heavily on us all — including the very people who get up each day to create, share and spread good in meaningful ways.
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You’ve done your homework. You’ve taken a good, hard look at your philanthropic organization’s internal communications and content. You spend time researching and understanding your funder or supporter personas, and you’ve developed a written Continue reading