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
During the week of the conclusion to an incredibly divisive election cycle, some of the most influential changemakers in Southern philanthropy have come together to learn, share and focus on the future of philanthropy at the Southeastern Council of Foundations annual meeting in Amelia Island, Fla. Continue reading
The Nonprofit Storytelling Conference – Where Stories Take Flight – reminds us of all the reasons we stress using storytelling to build emotional connections with donors and supporters (here’s a little refresher in case you missed it). Speaker Leah Eustace, a fundraising professional, said it perfectly: 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.
During his keynote address on day one of The Communications Network Annual Conference, George Packer of The New Yorker focused on why we need clear, simple communications, without jargon, to restore trust and build support. Continue reading
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Nonprofit communications and donor development are like peanut butter and jelly or milk and cookies. Some things just belong together.
Why are you laughing?
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.
For our friends and Continue reading
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