from The Chronicle of Philanthropy: A 'Silent Giving' Phenomenon? Some experts predict that, when the next Giving USA tally of philanthropy comes out in a few weeks, the research will show another drop in giving for 2009, on top of a record decline in 2008. Not Bob Hartsook. The Kansas City, Mo., fund-raising consultant projects that giving actually increased last year by about 2 percent, because, he writes, "2009 was the year that it … [Read more...] about The “Wealth Shame” Factor
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Charities owe it to their supporters to think very carefully about what personal information they collect from donors, how long they keep the data, and how best to protect it, from NTEN, The Nonprofit Technology Network: The Questions Every Nonprofit Should Ask About Sensitive Data Charitable business transactions aren't about buying or receiving, they're about "giving". There is no tangible need compelling donors to give to nonprofits. … [Read more...] about Privacy Does Matter
from Kivi's Nonprofit Communication Blog: You’re Kidding, Right? Lessons in Blogger Relations Jeff Brooks at Future Fundraising Now is hosting the next Nonprofit Blog Carnival with an April Fool’s theme, so I decided to share with you those times during my week when I am most likely to think, “This is a joke, right?” This happens several times a week, as I review the email that comes from my blog’s contact form. Here are the three most … [Read more...] about Will You Do My Job for Me?
So, what makes a successful social entrepreneur? In his book “How to Change the World,” David Bornstein disputes the common assumption that highly successful entrepreneurs are more confident and persistent than most others. Instead, he found that what distinguishes successful social entrepreneurs is the quality of their motivation; they were the ones who were most determined to achieve a long-term goal that was deeply meaningful to … [Read more...] about Qualities of Successful Social Entrepreneurs
from The Agitator: Eat Your Heart Out, America! Rapidata, the UK’s leading processor of direct-debit charitable and commercial transactions, has just released a massive study of monthly giving in the UK, with a special focus on 2008 to 2009 comparisons. To put this in context, 37% of donors in the UK are monthly givers, and such giving amounts to 31% of the giving total. ... Now, US fundraisers, get ready to be truly envious … The … [Read more...] about Monthly Giving Continues to Grow