from Stanford Social Innovation Review: A Different Kind of Philanthropy What if foundations mostly gave unrestricted funding instead of dictating how grantees could spend their grants? What if foundations kept supporting grantees who performed instead of ending funding because the “grant cycle” had ended? What if foundations ditched the whole system of soliciting grant proposals and focused on proactively searching for great grantees? What … [Read more...] about The Case for a Different Kind of Philanthropy
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from frogloop: The Email Wars In the battle to win the war to become a one-stop channel for all your commmunications, Facebook is launching its new Messaging service. Will it impact nonprofits? Yes. To understand why, first you need to understand exactly what Facebook mail is attempting to do. It’s “NOT email, “Email’s too formal,” said Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, who thought of the idea after having a conversation with a teenager who … [Read more...] about The Facebook Email Challenge
Do some [nonprofit] brands risk losing their essence, their identities, by playing nice with all the other brands in the social media sandbox? from brandchannel.com: Social Commerce: A Luxury that Luxury Brands Can’t Afford? Welcome to the age of social commerce. Social media - specifically, a strategic social media presence - not only supports but also shapes consumer and brand behavior and increases brand and personal value. Why? … [Read more...] about Does Social Media Dilute Some Nonprofit Brands?
from Future Fundraising Now: Halloween special: Things that should scare fundraisers In honor of Halloween, when we seek that thrill of tiny fingers on the back of the neck, here are some things that should scare the heck out of fundraisers: Branding experts. These guys are the marauding, brain-eating zombies of the fundraising world. If they show up at your door, slam it. If they get in, run away. They are going to devour your … [Read more...] about Things That Should Scare Fundraisers
from BrianSolis.com: The Business Guide to Facebook Part 1: Your Brand Page for the Social Web Facebook is, at the moment, the most important social network in the world. Over 500 million people connect to one another in the “Social Network.” And, with the introduction of the Open Graph, we are interacting with our Facebook connections on our favorite websites where our social graph and the corresponding activity of Likes, interaction, and … [Read more...] about Facebook: The Connector Unlocker