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Giving Tuesday? Yes, and…give it some thought.
By Susan Carey Dempsey on November 28, 2012 | No Comment
Giving Tuesday? Yes, and…give it some thought.

I join many other observers of the philanthropic community in applauding the concept of Giving Tuesday, seeking to shine as bright a light on charitable giving as we have become accustomed to seeing – endlessly …

Funders Warn J-Schools:Lag at Your Own Risk
By Susan Carey Dempsey on August 9, 2012 | No Comment
Funders Warn J-Schools:Lag at Your Own Risk

In a provocative open letter to America’s university presidents, six major funders have called for journalism schools to adopt the “teaching hospital” model of education, using professionals in residence as a powerful resource. The letter …

Four Strategies for Engagement with Location-Based Services
By Stacy Dyer on June 7, 2012 | No Comment
Four Strategies for Engagement with Location-Based Services

You may be hearing buzz about “location-based” games and services, and wondering what they are all about. Multiple apps, including Foursquare, Facebook Places, and Gowalla, allow individuals to check in at various locations using their …

No Strategic Plan, Unrealistic Expectations—and My Boss is Having an Affair
By Lilya Wagner on May 30, 2012 | No Comment
No Strategic Plan, Unrealistic Expectations—and My Boss is Having an Affair

As a fundraising professional one of the only assets you truly have is your reputation.  So what would you do if you learned that your married boss, the chief development officer (CDO), was having an …

Full Speed Ahead! Handling Unrealistic Short-Term Goal Expectations
By Lilya Wagner on January 24, 2012 | No Comment
Full Speed Ahead!  Handling Unrealistic Short-Term Goal Expectations

Lilya Wagner continues, in this column with Patrice Hieb, her series on handling fundraisers’ leadership nightmares.

New York Charities May Soon Face Unfriendly AG Audits
By Jonathan Gudema Esq. on January 17, 2012 | No Comment
New York Charities May Soon Face Unfriendly AG Audits

New York State’s Attorney General has made it clear that nonprofit organizations need to show good-faith compliance with NYPMIFA or face serious consequences.

5 Ways to Maximize Your Grant Funding
By Joan Benson on November 15, 2011 | No Comment
5 Ways to Maximize Your Grant Funding

It’s a challenging time for nonprofit organizations. There is more need in every community, but less overall funding to help organizations deliver programs. A majority of nonprofit leaders anticipate greater demand for services, yet many …

Leap of Reason: What Nonprofit Leaders Should Know About Impact and Funders
By Tom Watson on November 14, 2011 | No Comment
Leap of Reason: What Nonprofit Leaders Should Know About Impact and Funders

I’m a story teller by nature and by vocation, so I shivered a little bit when I read this sentence in Mario Morino’s excellent Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity, …

“My Boss Doesn’t Understand My Job!”
By Lilya Wagner on October 28, 2011 | No Comment
“My Boss Doesn’t Understand My Job!”

Leadership Nightmares and How To Wake Up From Them
Is there anyone of us fundraising professionals who has not been asked at some time in our lives, “What do you really do?”
In my case, my previous …

Economic Challenges Persist for Nonprofits: New Report Recommends Action for Organizations
By Brian Crimmins on October 14, 2011 | No Comment
Economic Challenges Persist for Nonprofits: New Report Recommends Action for Organizations

It is unanimous that the recession was felt deeply and widely, and unfortunately we continue to feel those effects.  There is no crystal ball that can tell us when our economy will return to a …

Free Seminar/Report on Public Finance Crisis for Nonprofits
By Susan Carey Dempsey on October 13, 2011 | No Comment
Free Seminar/Report on Public Finance Crisis for Nonprofits

Our onPhilanthropy readers are invited to a Seminar / Live Webinar – The Public Finance Crisis: Can Philanthropy Shoulder the Burden?
There is still time to register for Tuesday’s seminar and live webinar hosted by onPhilanthropy …

Clinton’s Confab Shifts to Take on Economic Challenges
By Tom Watson on September 25, 2011 | No Comment
Clinton’s Confab Shifts to Take on Economic Challenges

In its early years, the Clinton Global Initiative often seemed to present a kind of Democratic administration in exile – a gentle yet important correction to the Bush White House. The former President acted as …

Growing New Models and Deeper Commitments at CGI
By Susan Carey Dempsey on September 21, 2011 | One Comment
Growing New Models and Deeper Commitments at CGI

Once again, more than 1,200 movers and shakers have convened for the Clinton Global Initiative, designed by the former president to engage philanthropists, corporate leaders and heads of state – gathered in New York for …

The Debt Deal and Struggling Nonprofits: A Real Satan Sandwich?
By Tom Watson on August 3, 2011 | No Comment
The Debt Deal and Struggling Nonprofits: A Real Satan Sandwich?

While the much-criticized “deal” to forestall the United States’ defaulting on its bonded debt obligations did avoid a take-down of the charitable deduction in the tax code, nonprofits and those who support them can hardly …

Financing Human Services: Philanthropy Finds a New Role
By Raissa Smorol on July 13, 2011 | No Comment
Financing Human Services: Philanthropy Finds a New Role

Following the worst economic downturn in recent history, the human services funding landscape is shifting. For those organizations largely dependent on government support, the situation can be difficult as local municipalities, states and the Federal …

Leadership Nightmares and How to Wake Up From Them: “Excellent Vision, Poor Execution”
By Lilya Wagner on July 11, 2011 | No Comment
Leadership Nightmares and How to Wake Up From Them: “Excellent Vision, Poor Execution”

Is everything spinning out of control in your world? The economy has wreaked havoc with your fundraising goal.  Major donors don’t return phone calls.  The board pressures you to find new donors, when you know …

Leadership Nightmares and How to Wake Up From Them
By Lilya Wagner on May 25, 2011 | One Comment
Leadership Nightmares and How to Wake Up From Them

John is chief development officer of a medical school foundation.  The CEO of the foundation and CFO have met and discussed the budget, and he expected to be consulted about the amount of money he …

Making a Difference, One Clunker at a Time
By Susan Carey Dempsey on May 20, 2011 | No Comment
Making a Difference, One Clunker at a Time

Virtually everyone has had the experience of having an old car that has finally outlived its usefulness, and poses the disposal dilemma. Is it worth trying to sell for parts, or pay someone to tow …

Building Stronger Communities out of the Rubble
By Susan Carey Dempsey on May 20, 2011 | No Comment
Building Stronger Communities out of the Rubble

 

In the wake of earthquakes that have left unprecedented death and destruction in several countries, the announcement this week of  Dr. Elizabeth Hausler as the recipient of the 2011 $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability was …

Hold the Chocolates – Make a Difference for Mother’s Day
By Susan Carey Dempsey on May 5, 2011 | No Comment
Hold the Chocolates – Make a Difference for Mother’s Day

In a room filled with designer-clad women balancing on Jimmy Choo stilettos, one man stood quietly to the side, talking about children who had no shoes. “When the tornados struck in Alabama,” explained Mark Shriver, …

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