Reaching Donors in 2010: A Conversation with Ralph Siegel, Marketing Specialist by Robert I. Evans & Avrum D. Lapin “I have only heard how important [social networking] is; I have yet to see how effective it is.” How to most effectively utilize social networking tools for fundraising truly captured attention at eJewishphilanthropy.com and throughout the non-profit world last year. We know from firsthand experiences that Facebook, … [Read more...] about Reaching Donors in 2010: Old vs. New Ways
Managing Your Nonprofit
An SEI (NASDAQ:SEIC) Quick Poll released last week shows that nonprofit foundations and endowments are concerned about liquidity, defining fiduciary roles, and protecting against potential inflation as they head into 2010. Nearly all (98 percent) of the poll respondents said that maintaining liquidity across the portfolio was a priority. Additionally, 40 percent said the organization has increased the overall percentage of assets in cash … [Read more...] about Liquidity Rules
by Doris Feinberg, CFRE There’s a saying in the world of philanthropy: “If you ask for money, you’ll get advice. But if you ask for advice, you’ll get money.” It sounds clever, but what does it really mean? And how can we use its good sense in our work supporting non-profit organizations? The key is in developing meaningful relationships with donors who become invested in the mission of the organization. Imagine the following scenarios: In … [Read more...] about Asking for Advice and Gaining Far More
by Robert I. Evans & Avrum D. Lapin Obtaining financial support for non-profit organizations has always required unique approaches, looking for the next set of creative ideas and methods to tap into pockets of financial resources. Long considered “trail blazers” in mobilizing support for myriad non-profit organizations of all types and sizes, the Jewish community has often introduced exactly those innovations that become the “new angle” to … [Read more...] about Can Investments and Charitable Giving Co-exist?
Taking Stock of Accomplishments and Identifying Challenges Several weeks ago I received a request to meet with the executive director and the staff person who works with their donors and potential donors of a mid-size multi-service organization. The agency was in a period of transition, and according to the by-laws, they would be electing a new board of directors in the early part of the 2010. Many of the board members would be continuing to … [Read more...] about Boards in Transition