‘Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.’ –Socrates Continued learning opportunities in the nonprofit sector are key to ensuring that its professionals are well-equipped to manage the day-to-day of organizations, hire and train (and, when necessary, fire) staff, and connect with and steward donors and other stakeholders. Whether you are new to the industry or have a long history of working for, or with, nonprofits there is always something you can learn from others. With the pandemic, came a lot of changes to the standing conferences that we relied on for learning and networking. [...]
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Patrick Kirby, Founder of Do Good Better Consulting, answers live questions from the online audience around all aspects of virtual fundraising events. Great advice and thoughtful ideas from an experienced fundraiser and nonprofit expert. About Author Patrick Kirby, Founder, Do Good Better Consulting Patrick Kirby has spent nearly fifteen years working as a fundraiser in the nonprofit industry, for organizations of all shapes and sizes, and strives to ‘Do Good Better’ every day. From organizing $10,000 cure walks to $1 million galas, Patrick’s passion lies in creating creative solutions to make fundraising less boring. [...]
The Surprising Gift of Doubt—Using Uncertainty to Become the Exceptional Leader You Were Meant To Betnpadmin2021-08-25T09:37:34-04:00
Nonprofit leadership is challenging in the best of times, and even more so now. What do you do when you don’t know what the next steps are? How do you keep going, and help your team keep going, when doubt seems at the door? Could the doubt mean you’re broken as a leader? Leadership expert Marc A. Pitman says that doubt might mean you’re on the verge of greatness! In this session, he’ll show you why doubt is a normal part of leadership, and the surprising gift it can be if you have the courage to use it. In this [...]
This post was originally published on Third Sector Today, and is being shared here with permission. If you’ve been through a check out lane in the US in the past couple of years, you have probably been asked if you’d like to donate to some cause or other. And you may have noticed, that the frequency and the locations of these have increased. All for very good reason: Check Out Campaigns have been a big help to charities by raising funds and awareness. But how are they perceived by consumers? By Brands? And are they a realistic option for smaller nonprofits? Our [...]
your fundraising calendar for 2016. We invited special guest Brad Davies, Fundraising Expert from NextAfter to share his experience and talk through a specific strategy on how to grow your organization this year and turn your 2016 fundraising goals into a reality. Brad Davies is an online fundraising expert who was the project director of the “Online Fundraising Scorecard” which looked at the online giving habits of 250 charities, 100 of which are on the Chronical of Philanthropy’s 400 list. Brad has consulted with hundreds of organizations around the world, some of which are the largest charities in America, on [...]
As you probably know from having spent any time on this site, we are big proponents of professional development. So, it was very exciting to have Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, as our guest for a webinar entitled: “How to Interview Strong” or “How Interviewing is Like Asking for a Major Gift”. Since impressing an interviewer – and getting to “yes” — is similar to impressing a major donor prospect, you’ll also come away with an understanding of the keys to effective major gift fundraising. -Claire See what we did there? This event will provide meaningful takeaways for those on either side of the desk [...]
Are you tired of not having a plan…EVERY YEAR? Is the whole “oh no we can’t make payroll” thing getting a little old? Or have you been thrown into your role, with no one to guide you and your boss just saying “Do it”? If any of this sounds like you, and you’re tired of being so stressed, check out this webinar, led by fundraising and leadership expert, Mazarine Treyz (Wild Woman Fundraising) The live event will be held on 1/18/18 @1:00 EST. To save your spot Click Here In this webinar you’ll learn: 1.Fundraising planning 101 2.How NOT to [...]
Social Media is really easy when you have an awesome guide to show you the way! Join special guest, Amber J Lawson for this three part series on how you can boost your fundraising this Giving Season. Register for the Live Event on October 5 or watch OnDemand- what ever you do, don’t miss out on this valuable learning opportunity! About Author Amy DeVita Amy DeVita is managing partner at TopNonprofits. A publisher, entrepreneur, mother, wife, social media enthusiast and fan and avid supporter of the do-gooders in the nonprofit/ for-impact sector. She has written for TopNonprofits and [...]
Consider this: The average pay of a white woman in the United States is 78 cents on the dollar, compared to her counterpart… and much lower for women of color (see chart, below). With the issue gaining more visibility through an Oscar acceptance speech by Patricia Arquette or in President Obama’s State of the Union Speech, and on the 2016 Presdential Campaign trail, the topic is gaining more attention. Ironically, according to reasearch by The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management, the gender pay gap is even greater in the nonprofit sector. Yes, the same sector which works tirelessly toward ending injustices, breaking down barriers and fighting for equality. [...]
It’s hard to believe, but this year’s Giving Tuesday (on Dec. 3, 2019) is just around the corner. For many, it provides a big boost for fundraising. But, as they say, “You gotta be in it to win it!” Are you ready? Even if you have participated in Giving Tuesday in years past, are you ready for Giving Tuesday 2019? Think about the changes in social media and donor behavior that have taken place over the past several years. Now, think about this: If you are approaching Giving Tuesday 2019 as you have Giving Tuesday in years past, you are [...]