Collective impact. I’m sure you’ve heard these words before. It’s a term used in philanthropy to describe what happens when organizations from different sectors agree to solve social problems using a common agenda. When they align their efforts and measure success together. Continue reading
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
Connecting with other organizations to share communications assets and expertise is a crucial part of your overall outreach strategy – one that facilitates a unified voice capable of resonating with a broad range of people, organizations and communities. 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
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.