Sat.Nov 18, 2017 - Fri.Nov 24, 2017

7 Essential Matching Gift Steps to Take in the New Year

Connection Cafe

As we approach the end of 2017, it’s time to look forward for ways to increase donations in 2018. It can feel like you’ve exhausted every fundraising avenue already, like your donors have given all they can give. But what if that weren’t the case?

Reimagining Museums with Latin America Leading the Way

Museum 2.0

Earlier this month, I went to a conference that renewed my faith in conferences. I first sensed the difference at the front door. There wasn't one. Instead, I walked into a lush garden in the middle of the city. Courageous speakers from dozens of countries described bold, participatory projects.

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Does Your Nonprofit Need an Explainer Video?

John Haydon

You’ve seen explainer videos. They’ve been around for a while but this year we’re seeing an explosion of these short, power-packed, emotionally compelling animated videos. Explainer videos usually have no talking heads or live footage.

25 Must-Know Global Trends in Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Based upon the survey results of 4,084 donors worldwide, the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report is an annual research project that examines how donors prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations.

A Winning Strategy to Conquer Your P2P Challenges

Connection Cafe

The latest Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study is hot off the presses. This annual report is a P2P fundraiser’s data best friend and strategy companion. A favorite use of the Study is to find areas where your P2P campaign is excelling so you can celebrate this success with colleagues and volunteers.

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11 Key Principles From Battlefield To Boardroom

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Ken Marlin 's book, The Marine Corps Way To Win On Wall Street , is all about a Marine-turned-banker's tactics for succeeding ethically, and more specifically about 11 key principles from battlefield to boardroom.


Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Can Drive Donors and Increase Volunteers

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Chris Giarratana Digital Strategy Consultant. For a nonprofit organization, getting new donors every year is crucial, and the best way to make this happen is through peer-to-peer fundraising. The reason behind this is the fact that people respond better to other people rather than an organization-- this holds true, especially if the person is someone they are acquainted with.

The Things I Am Thankful For

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Each year, around Thanksgiving time, I think about what I am thankful for. This year, I decided to once again take the time to make a list. A list of 10 things I am thankful for. What's on your list this year? And, what's on your list this year that wasn't on last year's list?

Making Small Changes To Reach Big Goals

Eric Jacobsen Blog

“Making small changes to reach big goals is the answer,” says entrepreneur and bestselling author Michael Alden in his book, 5 % MORE: Making Small Changes To Achieve Extraordinary Results. “If

How To Be A Truly Accountable Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Truly accountable leadership is the only way to build an organization that can survive and thrive in our increasingly complicated world," says Vince Molinaro , author of his revised and updated bestseller, The Leadership Contract.

Always Follow Through

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Set a good example for your employees and follow through on everything you say you are going to do. If you promise to get an employee an answer, get it for him or her. If you say you'll send a team member a report, do so. As the Nike campaign/slogan so aptly says, "Just Do It."

Soliciting Feedback As A Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Getting feedback is an important way to improve performance at work. But sometimes, it can be hard to seek out, and even harder to hear. Feedback is all around you. Your job is to find it, both through asking directly and observing it,” says David L.