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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, Nonprofit 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, [...]

19 01, 2016

How To Do Social Good With A Photo

By |January 19th, 2016|blog, Business, Marketing, news|Comments Off on How To Do Social Good With A Photo

We live in a digital and visual world. If you’re a donor, volunteer, activist or supporter for social good, you may be interested in something that I recently came across. Johnson & Johnson has created an app called “Donate a Photo.” You can click here to see what it’s about. Johnson & Johnson is taking [...]

12 01, 2016

Chaos Is The New Normal For Social Good

By |January 12th, 2016|blog, Marketing, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Chaos Is The New Normal For Social Good

Guest Post: Linda N. Spencer     Recently, I had the opportunity to spend some time with Wayne. We’re in the process of publishing a book we wrote together that will be released soon. I’ve worked in the social sector for over twenty years. I’ve known Wayne now for almost two years and I’ve been [...]

15 12, 2015

Looking to do Some Social Good for the Holidays?

By |December 15th, 2015|blog, Development, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Looking to do Some Social Good for the Holidays?

On #GivingTuesday, I listed five organizations you can support. If you want to see that list, click here. We’re still in the holiday season! There are countless organizations out there that can use some of your assistance. There’s still time to give someone a gift to a social enterprise or nonprofit in their name. I’m [...]

17 11, 2015

Want Corporate Money? You Better Know What You’re Doing!

By |November 17th, 2015|blog, Development, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Want Corporate Money? You Better Know What You’re Doing!

Corporate giving accounts for approximately 10 percent of all philanthropic revenue in the United States. However, there’s great change happening and nonprofits better get with the program. Not too long ago, I spoke with a group of directors and managers of development. Not surprisingly, many were young. However, I realized as we spoke about corporations [...]

29 09, 2015

5 Brilliant Ideas for #GivingTuesday Success

By |September 29th, 2015|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on 5 Brilliant Ideas for #GivingTuesday Success

#GivingTuesday is on December 1st. For those of you who may not have yet caught on, #GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving back. Each year, it’s become increasingly popular. In 2014, the money raised increased by more than 62 percent to over $45 million. It’s expected that this year will be just as successful, [...]

8 09, 2015

How to Kick-start Your Year-End Giving

By |September 8th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on How to Kick-start Your Year-End Giving

This is the time look at your nonprofit year-end giving, if you’re not already doing so. During the last quarter of the calendar year, many nonprofits make a significant part of their fundraising revenue. You want prepare your campaigns and fundraising and marketing plans. Some strategies to keep in mind that will help you enhance [...]

18 06, 2015

Elements to Preparing for a Major Gift Ask

By |June 18th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Elements to Preparing for a Major Gift Ask

One of the questions I hear from smaller organizations that are just beginning working with major donors is “When is someone ready to give a gift?” My reply, “It depends." Assuming you are doing your donor research, there are some guidelines you can use to assess the best time to make “the ask." Gift proposal [...]