In the third piece in a series on preparing for #GivingTuesday, Ross provides more steps organizations can take to participate in a global social media and philanthropic phenomenon. This installment focuses on implementing a communications plan, what to expect on the day itself, and how to approach follow-up.Read More »
Many nonprofits do not have the time to devote to media relations or simply don’t know where to begin. Some nonprofit executives are wary of opening themselves up to scrutiny. But, when it comes to engaging journalists, a little bit of relationship building can go a long way. In this post, a former newspaper reporter offers some media relations tips.Read More »
The end of the year is when many donors make decisions about which nonprofits they plan to support. Here are some ideas about how your nonprofit can influence the process.
This story originally appeared in the Washington Jewish Week.Read More »
Some philanthropists make the mistake of selling stock, bonds or other securities in order to make a charitable gift. However, it makes much more sense to donate the securities directly to a nonprofit organization.Read More »
Some nonprofit websites are engaging and even cutting-edge. But many seem woefully behind the times. Here are some thoughts about what to look out for and how your organization can ensure that its website is serving your mission.
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In this piece about overcoming the fear of fundraising, Evans Consulting Group CEO Robert Isaacs draws on his own extensive experience and even quotes Yoda.Read More »
Cyber security has become one of the defining issues of our time. How can nonprofits hope to keep their websites and sensitive data secure? The first step for any nonprofit is to treat risk management as a fundamental board responsibility.Read More »
The 990 is a complicated form, reflecting the complexity of our tax code. Make too many mistakes and your organization risks repelling potential donors and, possibly, loosing its tax exempt status. Guest blogger Sarah Avery, of the accounting firm Friedman LLP, offers some guidance on navigating the form’s intricacies.Read More »
Sean Parker’s recent essay in the Wall Street Journal, in which he said philanthropists should emulate hackers, demonstrated the unique mindset of millennial donors. Here are some thoughts about the challenges and opportunities presented by seeking support from millennials.Read More »