The Future of Giving: Next Generation Philanthropy

Next Generation Philanthropy Where is “next generation philanthropy” headed? Do next-generation, engaged donors actually consider themselves “philanthropists?” How does one become a philanthropist, anyway? To find out, we caught up with SVP PGH’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Visnic, recently and wanted to share their two-pronged mission with you.  This nonprofit is an incubator and capacity builder […]

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Nonprofit Social Media Help

Nonprofit Social Media Help: Linkedin Tools

In today’s podcast, “LinkedIn Evangelist”, Maria Semple tells us why this social media channel is indispensible to nonprofits. As principal of The Prospect Finder, she regularly helps nonprofits and small businesses understand how to use Linkedin tools to increase visibility and gain valuable connections. What Linkedin Tools? Do you think Linkedin is just for posting resumes? […]

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Fundraising Top Tips: Appealing to Millennials

Whether you’re in the throes of end of year appeals– or plannig next year’s development strategy– we hope the latest podcast from Emily Goodstein, D.C.-based online media strategist and our millennial marketing maven will be helpful. Fundraising Top Tips Is your organization looking for ways to increase the number of its millennial constituents? Or maybe you’re trying to find a […]

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Is your Nonprofit Board in Strategic Alignment?

It’s not every day that I get to enjoy a chocolate egg cream this far west of Brooklyn, let alone enjoy the insight and practical philosophy of an expert who has helped a long list of nonprofit boards. But today was my chance to do both! I met with Dennis C. Miller, Executive Director of Center for Excellence in Leadership, Governance and […]

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How to Market Nonprofit Events

Key Details to Market Your Next Event My friends and I are all very frequent event goers. We typically try to have at least one weekday outing per week. In New York, there are so many options: store openings, book signings, concerts, networking events at some fancy venue, charity happy hours, and volunteer fairs, just […]

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Media to the Max: Making the Most of YouTube

YouTube has come a long way since its creation by three young inventors–Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim–working at PayPal in 2005. Google has grown the video-sharing platform into a cultural phenomenon and a potential powerhouse for nonprofits. In July 2013, Nonprofit Tech for Good curated a list of five organizations using YouTube’s infrastructure […]

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5 Important Tips for Succession Planning

  A CompassPoint and Meyer Foundation study in 2011 found that only 17% of nonprofits surveyed had a documented succession plan. However, 67% of executive directors anticipated leaving the organization within the next five years. Further, the study found nearly a third of current directors (31%) had tenure of fewer than three years, which was […]

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Nonprofit Storytelling with Video

You have probably heard a lot in the past couple of years about “Storytelling” and how it can be used to benefit your nonprofit.  But have you considered how you can use video to tell your story? Moreover, have you or your board ever wondered “just what is involved? and how much does it cost?” […]

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