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1 12, 2016

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

By |December 1st, 2016|blog, Development, Nonprofit 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, Marketing|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, 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 [...]