The Philanthropic Revolution is Here: Are You Ready?

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

A Look at Our Work with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy

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

What you need to know about digital moves management

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

The Donor’s Journey: What is it and why is it important?

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.
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Why Nonprofit Communications and Fundraising Belong Together

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