Building Connected Movements for Good

“Men and women search for meaning, hope for fulfillment, yearn for faith in something beyond themselves, and cry desperately for love and community to support them.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We all hold a core truth — a passion that inspires us to take meaningful action, and a dedication to achieving the greater good. As humans, we have an instinctual need to create community by connecting with others who share these passions. Continue reading

Trends for Nonprofit Leaders in 2019: Legislative Brands

Each one of us fosters a core truth — a passion that inspires us to take meaningful action. For years, philanthropy has had the sole responsibility of facilitating those desires to create positive change. A decade ago, the idea that brands needed to engage in political activism to maintain or increase sales would have humored marketers. In 2019, giving back has become a cross-sector responsibility. Continue reading

Creating a More Equitable World: Day Two of #SECF49

Day two of the SECF 49th Annual Meeting was a day of reflection for philanthropy.

As the demand for more diversity, equity and inclusion in philanthropy increases, we had the opportunity to attend a handful of insightful sessions that left us hopeful about the future of philanthropy. Continue reading

Building a Movement: Connecting One by One

Mother Teresa once said, “If I look at the mass, I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.”

Research shows that this ideology is common among donors. It’s why organizations campaign to “adopt a child” for the holidays, and why crowdfunding has become a preferred form of giving. Continue reading