Monday, December 15, 2014

World Giving Index 2014 | CAF America

World Giving Index 2014 | CAF America: "The 2014 World Giving Index

a publication of Charities Aid Foundation, our partner office in the UK

Click here to download the report.

Gain insight into the nature of giving around the world

The World Giving Index is designed to provide evidence-based insight into the scope and nature of giving around the world. In order to reflect a culturally diverse planet, the report looks at three aspects of giving behavior. The questions that feed the report are"



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Friday, December 12, 2014

WADITWA Disease- "We've Always Done It That Way" | Donor Relations Guru

WADITWA Disease- "We've Always Done It That Way" | Donor Relations Guru: "Let's face it, many of us are solidly stuck in the 1980s when it comes to change management. I've written about my change management theory called shaking the snowglobe before here.

But how do we overcome the obstacle of tradition in our profession and allow for progress? We ourselves must be fearless in the pursuit of evaluating what is currently working, pushing for best in class programs and making a future for ourselves and our donors. Let's face it, most of our donors work in industries that have fully embraced the new millennium and beyond. Yet when they interact with us, they are driven back into the stone age by being respectful to our "traditions". To this I say, there has to be a better way.
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Glasspockets | Transparency Talk

Glasspockets | Transparency Talk: "DECLINING A GRANT: HOW FUNDERS CAN HELP TURN A NEGATIVE INTO A POSITIVE "



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Thursday, December 11, 2014

#GivingTuesday is over, now what? | Business Doing Good

#GivingTuesday is over, now what? | Business Doing Good: "eep breath.  #GivingTuesday is a week behind us – but the glow continues! 

What a wonderful day it was — December 2nd — with people around the world showing how much they cared about giving back.  They gave money, time, their voices, their all.  And I’m proud that the company where I work was a part of that.  How much good was done?  We’ll actually never know because there’s simply no way to quantify all the good.  What we do know is how much was given online that day, processed by Blackbaud, as a proxy for how much giving has increased year over year. "



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The Wall Street Takeover of Charity - ProPublica

The Wall Street Takeover of Charity - ProPublica:



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Five personality traits that make a good charity leader | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian

Five personality traits that make a good charity leader | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian: "Five personality traits that make a good charity leader
As leadership becomes ever more important in the charity sector, psychologist Geraldine Kilbride outlines the things that make a trailblazer
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Prospect Research and Lists: the Do’s and Don’ts

Prospect Research and Lists: the Do’s and Don’ts: "There was a time when Forbes published their annual lists in their magazine and that was it. There was no Internet (no deluge of online lists) and the magazine sold out (repeatedly – and this even helped keep the magazine afloat in its difficult years when sales were weak throughout the year).

Today, we have an abundance of lists – too many of them."



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See just how big a job creator nonprofits are in New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First

See just how big a job creator nonprofits are in New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First: "Nonprofits produce 8.1 percent of private sector employment in New Mexico, more than oil and gas, construction and other major industries, the Albuquerque Journal reported."



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One Fund Boston, charity for Marathon bombing victims, winding down operations - Metro - The Boston Globe

One Fund Boston, charity for Marathon bombing victims, winding down operations - Metro - The Boston Globe: "One Fund winds down operation after giving out $80m"



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How Richard Kinder, the Warren Buffet of Energy, Approaches Philanthropy - Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence - Inside Philanthropy

How Richard Kinder, the Warren Buffet of Energy, Approaches Philanthropy - Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence - Inside Philanthropy: "lthough Warren Buffet is considered to be one of the most successful investors of all time, industry experts have drawn some significant parallels between him and the co-founder and CEO of Kinder Morgan.

Richard Kinder has been described as the “Warren Buffet of energy” because of his approach to owning company stock, taking a nominal salary, use of leverage, and philanthropic pursuits. "



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The Next Big Trend in Fundraising | LinkedIn

The Next Big Trend in Fundraising | LinkedIn: "Don’t you get bored with fundraising?” my friend, a fundraising consultant who's been branching out into other lines of work, asked me recently. “I mean, how many times can you write about the same thing?” Then I had this email conversation with another consultant recently, who had just come from a major conference:"



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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Retention is the New Acquisition | npENGAGE

Retention is the New Acquisition | npENGAGE: "Lack of stewardship has a price, and nothing proves that more than the AFP Fundraising Effectiveness Survey. While organizations focus on their development goal and raising money through major gifts, events, direct mail, grants and online, we continue to see a lack of focus on stewardship and retention.
Consider that for every 100 new donors gained, 105 donors were lost through attrition. "



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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Hockey fans toss 25,214 stuffed animals onto the ice for charity

Hockey fans toss 25,214 stuffed animals onto the ice for charity: "When the home team scores, a cuddly mayhem ensues.

The Calgary Hitmen held their 20th annual Teddy Bear Toss on Sunday, which allowed fans to throw 25,214 stuffed animals onto the ice in a heartwarming and entertaining display of charity."



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The Nonprofit Sector Has a Ferguson Problem - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

The Nonprofit Sector Has a Ferguson Problem - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: "However, are we alarmed at the nonprofit sector’s own lack of representation? Despite groundbreaking efforts by the Center for Diversity and the Environment, the D5 Coalition, Green 2.0, and New Generation of African American Philanthropists, the glaring disparity in nonprofit leadership bears a striking similarity to Ferguson.

People of color are currently 36 percent of the U.S. population and are expected to grow to 50 percent as early as 2042. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, at least 60 percent of nonprofits serve people of color."



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Ken Burnett - 2020 vision: the future for fundraising

Ken Burnett - 2020 vision: the future for fundraising:



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Orchestra Makes Excellent Use of “Friends” Group to Extend Capacity - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Orchestra Makes Excellent Use of “Friends” Group to Extend Capacity - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: "We’ve heard it time and time again: Nonprofit organizations, just like for-profit businesses, come in a range of disciplines and sizes. Some nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, like New York’s Museum of Modern Art, have large annual budgets and employ thousands of workers; others function on a minimum budget of below $100,000 with a complete volunteer staff and board of directors—like community choruses and bands, for example. Regardless of size, each type of organization has its place and impact throughout its local and regional community, and sometimes beyond."



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Counting on the Corporate Sector for Social Responsibility—Not - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

Counting on the Corporate Sector for Social Responsibility—Not - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: "We predict that 2015 will mark the beginning of a long-term transition of the role and purpose of the world’s largest public companies and the value chains they control,” Klein and Martin wrote. “The new imperative for business leaders will be to embrace the idea that the viability of their businesses depends on solving the world’s most pressing societal issues."



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The high cost of jargon in fundraising - Future Fundraising Now

The high cost of jargon in fundraising - Future Fundraising Now: "Jargon can kick your butt.

Here's evidence from Michael Rosen Says: One Word is Costing Your Fundraising Effort a Fortune.

What's the word?

"Bequest.""



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Track 2014 Year-End Online Giving - Year-End Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Track 2014 Year-End Online Giving - Year-End Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "The 10,745 charities included in this tally represent all nonprofits that collected donations through Network for Good in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014, but not all of the roughly 40,000 organizations that use the online-giving platform each year. New data will be added every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through early January.

All giving is calculated using Eastern time, so each day includes giving on the East Coast from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. and, for example, from 9 p.m. to 8:59 p.m. on the West Coast."



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T is for TALENT. Are YOU an Investor?

T is for TALENT. Are YOU an Investor?: "What has struck me recently is that increasingly, a core gap in the social profit sector isn’t the campaign strategy but the talent deficit. This doesn’t mean the professionals in question don’t have ability but rather that charities are not investing in training and thought leadership and so there is a fundamental lack of understanding among many as to where fundraising is going."



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This Week at the Council

This Week at the Council: "President Obama celebrated the 100th anniversary of the community foundation with a convening at the White House this Tuesday. Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill was among a diverse group of community foundation leaders and other prominent representatives from philanthropy."



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Buzzwords to Watch in 2015 - Opinion - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Buzzwords to Watch in 2015 - Opinion - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "What will catch the ear of nonprofit and foundation leaders in 2015?

Drawing from a year in which privacy, design thinking, and digital data dominated the headlines, here’s my annual list of buzzwords to watch:"



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Monday, December 08, 2014

Outlook: Nonprofit | AIB.ie

Ireland

Outlook: Nonprofit | AIB.ie: "AIB’s Outlook: Nonprofit report – in association with Boardmatch Ireland – includes specially commissioned in-depth and independent research by Behaviour & Attitudes and Ipsos MRBI, insights from sector experts, and a look at the challenges and opportunities facing the sector."



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Fundraisers Find Painless Ways for Nonprofit Leaders to Raise Money - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

The relationships will vary massively," says Andrew Watt, president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. "But you’ll never find a successful fundraising operation where the two lead individuals aren’t able to play off each other really effectively."

Fundraisers Find Painless Ways for Nonprofit Leaders to Raise Money - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas:



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Fundraisers Find Painless Ways for Nonprofit Leaders to Raise Money - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

The relationships will vary massively," says Andrew Watt, president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. "But you’ll never find a successful fundraising operation where the two lead individuals aren’t able to play off each other really effectively."

Fundraisers Find Painless Ways for Nonprofit Leaders to Raise Money - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas:



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Fundraisers Find Painless Ways for Nonprofit Leaders to Raise Money - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Fundraisers Find Painless Ways for Nonprofit Leaders to Raise Money - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "A good chief development officer plays a critical role in helping a leader feel comfortable working with donors. That partnership must be one of mutual respect and trust, say fundraising experts.

"The relationships will vary massively," says Andrew Watt, president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. "But you’ll never find a successful fundraising operation where the two lead individuals aren’t able to play off each other really effectively.""



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IU South Bend Receives Major Gift - Newsroom - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick

IU South Bend Receives Major Gift - Newsroom - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick: "News Release

South Bend, Ind. -- Indiana University South Bend has received the largest single philanthropic donation in its history. A $5.85 million gift from the Vera Z. Dwyer Charitable Trust has been given in support of the College of Health Sciences at IU South Bend. In recognition of the gift, the College of Health Sciences at IU South Bend has been named the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences. The purpose of this philanthropic investment in IU South Bend by the Dwyer Trust is to permanently strengthen the quality of healthcare education in the region and help fill the demand for more qualified healthcare professionals at area hospitals and medical facilities."



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CEO Margie Pizzuti: Running Goodwill a balancing act | The Columbus Dispatch

CEO Margie Pizzuti: Running Goodwill a balancing act | The Columbus Dispatch: "I have come to understand diversity in ways I would never have known if not for my extraordinary experiences and interactions with the clients, family members and dedicated staff."

She’s grateful that her role as CEO of the organization, which has a $41 million budget, allows her to do good work and use her executive skills."



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Gotze's World Cup-winning boot raises €2 million for charity - Goal.com

Gotze's World Cup-winning boot raises €2 million for charity - Goal.com: "The left boot of Mario Gotze, which won Germany their first World Cup in 24 years, has sold for a staggering €2 million at a charity auction."



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Word search: Can you find our 'Most Influential' fundraising bigwigs?

Word search: Can you find our 'Most Influential' fundraising bigwigs?: "Fundraising Magazine’s annual Most Influential poll is one of the highlights of the year and on the third day of our festive countdown we’ve hidden 15 of this year’s power list in a word search."



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