Mark Rovner of Sea Change Strategies offers these Tips To Boost Your Online Fundraising Program in 2009 Don't stop asking. Their gifts might be smaller, but those who are loyal to your cause will continue to support you. Continue to focus your messaging and asks on the things that are vital to your mission, rather than the need for funds due to decreased giving Cultivate supporters. Focus your energy on those who have supported you in the … [Read more...] about Online Fundraising in Tough Times
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According to a recently released report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, the share of adult internet users who have a profile on an online social network site has more than quadrupled in the past four years -- from 8% in 2005 to 35% now, according to the Project's December 2008 tracking survey. While media coverage and policy attention focus heavily on how children and young adults use social network sites, adults still make up … [Read more...] about Adults and Social Network Websites
Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, Chairman of the Board of Fellows of The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, recently sat with Prof. Leonard Saxe of Brandeis University to discuss Present and Possible Future Impacts of Birthright Israel. The following is excerpted, with permission, from the interview which will appear in their Februray 15, 2009 publication. It also appears on the website of The Institute for Global Jewish Affairs. "The program's most … [Read more...] about The Impact of Birthright Israel
Decision-making in the non-profit organization (NGO) is not always easy or simple. There are tensions among those who are the professionals and are remunerated for their efforts with a salary and those who are lay leaders and are volunteering their time. Conflicts often arise when there are disagreements concerning policies, practices, financial issues, and a host of challenges that are part of the daily life of an NGO. In many agencies the … [Read more...] about Who is the Boss? This Is Not The Question
Wikipedia defines social media primarily “as the Internet - and mobile-based tools for sharing and discussing information among human beings.” In the short time that social media has been around, orderly communication has given way to millions of voices talking all at once in a cacophony of conversations that no one can ever fully digest, let alone catalogue. So how can organizations figure out not only how to use these new tools but more … [Read more...] about Unsure of the Value of Social Media? Listen Up!
Today, we begin our second group of posts in our Crossing Borders in Fundraising series - Modern Database Management; posts that will appear weekly through March. Perhaps you are wondering why the image of Granny's corner store market. The answer is pretty simple, for this simple shop symbolizes what a good database should be all about - to give your client the very best service through knowledge of their constitutiency. This is the basis … [Read more...] about Modern Database Management