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2 05, 2017

Nonprofits Are Not Meeting Their Fundraising Goals

By |May 2nd, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Nonprofits Are Not Meeting Their Fundraising Goals

“Take all these results together, and we are seeing the first slow-down in the rate of growth in charitable giving since the Recession of 2008 and 2009.” - Jason Lee, president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals  Should nonprofit executive directors, board members, and fundraisers be worried about the results of the latest [...]

31 01, 2017

Be Aware of Gifts to Your Organization Through the PayPal Giving Fund

By |January 31st, 2017|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on Be Aware of Gifts to Your Organization Through the PayPal Giving Fund

Recently I saw a nonprofit post on social media how they had never been alerted about a gift made through the PayPal Giving Fund. It turns out that a volunteer had made a "sizable gift" to the organization through the fund; however, the nonprofit stated they were not alerted by PayPal. When the charity reached [...]

20 12, 2016

Philanthropy Is Only for Billionaires

By |December 20th, 2016|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on Philanthropy Is Only for Billionaires

If you’re sitting in your office as the executive director or chief fundraiser of a nonprofit organization, I wonder what you’re thinking of the philanthropic landscape these days? I believe in an assertive posture when it comes to charity and philanthropy. We know that at this point in time, we have all the resources we [...]

1 12, 2016

How You Can Help Give to Charity This Holiday Season, Part 1

By |December 1st, 2016|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on How You Can Help Give to Charity This Holiday Season, Part 1

One of my favorite articles to write is this one. This is the third year I’ve been writing about nonprofits and social good organizations during the holiday season that you may want to look to support. And, as I’ve done in the past, because there are so many worthwhile organizations, I’ll write about charities and [...]

3 11, 2016

Anyone Can Be a Philanthropist on #GivingTuesday

By |November 3rd, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Anyone Can Be a Philanthropist on #GivingTuesday

The biggest global fundraising day of the year is fast approaching. #GivingTuesday is the dedicated fundraising day for the world. There are a number of ways that practically anyone can get involved making a difference. The core driver for this day is social media. On #GivingTuesday, everyone is encouraged to demonstrate via social media how [...]

27 09, 2016

7 Must-Knows About Social Media Fundraising

By |September 27th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on 7 Must-Knows About Social Media Fundraising

I speak to nonprofits every week. I have to admit, some executive directors and fundraisers love social media and others hate it. Love it or hate it, social media is here to stay so you better get used to it. And, more importantly, you should try to work it into your overall planning. I’ve had [...]

8 09, 2016

How to Write E-Mail Copy that Converts for Your Nonprofit

By |September 8th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on How to Write E-Mail Copy that Converts for Your Nonprofit

Email donation conversions are important for nonprofits. There’s immediacy in email and you can personalize it in ways that’s much tougher to do on social media. M&R’ 2016 Benchmark Study is fascinating with regard to what it reveals about email in the nonprofit sector. Open, click-through and response rates were all down in 2015 for [...]

14 07, 2016

How Your Shoes Can Save a Child’s Life

By |July 14th, 2016|blog, development, news, personal|Comments Off on How Your Shoes Can Save a Child’s Life

We’re all enjoying the lazy days of summer. It’s always a great time of year. But, as you’re walking around in your sandals and flip-flops, did you ever realize that your shoes can actually save a life? Around the world, over 300 million people–many children–are simply too poor to own a pair of shoes. Think [...]

22 03, 2016

How Generations Give Differently To Charity

By |March 22nd, 2016|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on How Generations Give Differently To Charity

Do you ever sit in your office and wonder how to target a Millennial as opposed to someone from Generation X or a Boomer? If you don’t, you should. Although every donor is unique, there are certain general patterns that you can learn about generations and apply to be more strategic. We know that today’s [...]

9 02, 2016

I Come To Bury Zuckerberg, Not Praise Him

By |February 9th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on I Come To Bury Zuckerberg, Not Praise Him

Not Your Father's Charity is pleased to feature the following guest post by John Baguley, IFC Group Today I am feeling in some sympathy with Mark Anthony in Shakespeare’s Julius Ceasar who at Ceasar’s funeral said, “I come to bury Caesar not to praise him,” yet went on to eulogise him. You will, most likely, [...]