By Nancy Astor Fox My “inbox” is filling with emails: “prepare for #GivingTuesday now,” and “your must-have list for a successful #GivingTuesday,” and “download these resources to make your #GivingTuesday the best one ever.” It is 90 degrees outside, Rosh Hashanah is still weeks away, and already we are inundated with invitations for “must have” webinars, planning sessions and resources to start our #GivingTuesday campaigns scheduled for … [Read more...] about Challenged by #GivingTuesday, Philly nonprofit launches #DoingTuesday
By Avrum Lapin and Andrea Sachs Otto One of the most successful fundraising movements in recent history has been #GivingTuesday, the call to insert philanthropy into the holiday season. According to the program founders, “#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.” It is through social media that donors encourage their friends and family to join them in supporting the work that, hopefully, … [Read more...] about Matching the Message to the Platform: Best Practices in Donor Communication
How did Jewish nonprofits fare on #GivingTuesday? By Ross Kasper Reports indicate that on November 29th over $168 million was raised by nonprofits across 98 countries in celebration of #GivingTuesday. This represents a 44 percent increase from 2015’s record-setting one-day event that surpassed $117 million. Reports already indicate that 1.56 million gifts were secured in comparison to last year’s 1.08 million, with an average gift size of … [Read more...] about #GivingTuesday 2016: Better than Ever, but is a Plateau in Sight?
By Avrum D. Lapin I recently bumped into an old friend of mine who was the Development Director at a Philadelphia area independent school. We got to talking about #GivingTuesday and he shared his belief that the benefits to the #GivingTuesday campaign extended beyond the sum figure of funds raised. As he put it, “#GivingTuesday enabled us to re-engage with major donors, with all donors. It was easy to get our board behind #GivingTuesday and … [Read more...] about #Giving Tuesday: Standing Out From the Crowd
How leaders are integrating both the network and organizational mindset into their pursuit of social impact. By Adene Sacks & Heather McLeod Grant In 2011, New York Times data scientist Jake Porway wrote a blog post lamenting the fact that most data scientists spend their days creating apps to help users find restaurants, TV shows, or parking spots, rather than addressing complicated social issues like helping identify which teens are … [Read more...] about Living in the World of Both/And