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Benevolent: Failing Fast To Fill Gaps in the Safety Net

Note from Beth: I recently met Megan Kashner who is  founder and CEO of Benevolent, a nonprofit with a mission to bring dignity and self-determination to both sides of the giving equation for social service agencies. The Benevolent fundraising platform helps people living in low-income circumstances to make progress toward personal goals of self-sufficiency that may hinge on a one-time need or opportunity—like the example in the video of Stefanie who needs $700 for security deposit for an apartment.

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A Fundraising Cliff? What does the data say?

Note from Beth: Here’s a guest post from my colleague Steve MacLaughlin that is a great example of “data informed fundraising.”

 

A Fundraising Cliff?  What does the data say? A Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin

Over the past few months I’ve been asked a lot of questions about giving trends: What explains the flat trend in overall fundraising?… Read More

GiveMN 2012 Giving Day by the Numbers

Note From Beth: I’m a huge fan of  Giving Days because they raise the awareness, engagement, and donations to nonprofits and being generous.     Last week,  we watched as a national day of giving and awareness campaign for “Giving Tuesday” unfold and spur spikes in donations.  

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Unicef’s Little Bet on Pinboard

Last month, I had the honor of keynoting the Social Good Brasil Conference and one of the other keynote speakers was Peter Sims, author of “Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries.”  I will have a full book review coming.  … Read More

Happy Giving Tuesday! Get Out The Give Today!

Happy Giving Tuesday, a national movement to add a day of charity and doing good founded by the 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation and Mashable, and supported by many nonprofits and corporations as well as individuals to jumpstart the giving season in the US.… Read More