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What Donors Want – Fundraising Advice Straight from the Donor’s Mouth

What Donors Want – Fundraising Advice Straight from the Donor’s Mouth – Guest Post by Rachel Stephenson Sheff

Major gift fundraising is an intuitive blend of art and science, with relationship-building at its core. In today’s global philanthropy landscape, the distance between donors and fundraisers is shrinking, with strategic partnerships on the rise and competition at its fiercest.… Read More

Book: Simple Acts to Change the World

Note from Beth:  As we head into the holiday season and year-end giving,  I invited Amy Neumann to share some thoughts about giving and her new book, “Simple Acts to Change the World.”

Guest Post: Giving the Gift of Giving by Amy Neumann

“Nothing else in life is such a maker of joy and cheer as the privilege of doing good.” — James Russell Miller

Is there any feeling quite like the smile someone gives you when you just did even a small kindness? … Read More

Book: Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University Center for Ethics in Society, Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society, has just released a new book called “Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better.” The book is a big milestone, a delivery of almost twenty years of research, teaching, and inquiry into the ethical, political, and economic dimensions of philanthropy.… Read More

GivingTuesday 2018 Scales Generosity and Kindness to New Highs

The results for this week’s GivingTuesday 2018 have been reported.  According to the GivingTuesday press release:

On the seventh annual #GivingTuesday, individuals, civic coalitions, non-profit organizations, schools, and businesses in all 50 states raised over $380 million online in the United States alone (with results still coming in) to benefit a broad range of causes, and gave much more in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

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Happy Giving Tuesday: How Board Members Participate

Before I take you behind the scenes of our NTEN board fundraiser for Giving Tuesday, let me ask you to consider to a donation of any size to support NTEN and the Nonprofit Technology Conference Scholarship campaign. (Donor Perfect is matching the next $3,000 that is donated)

NTEN believes that finances should not be a barrier for small organizations to be able to access the resources and connections that the Nonprofit Technology Conference offers, so every year they offer scholarships to those who might not otherwise be able to attend.… Read More