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Recap: Twitter #GivingTuesdayMyths Chat Hosted by Salesforce Foundation

Yesterday Allison Fine and I participated in a chat hosted by the Salesforce Foundation and moderated by Emily Goodstein on the topic “GivingTuesday Myths.”  I have to say that the best thing shared was from Rob Cottingham who illustrated a key point about the importance of building relationship and engagement!… Read More

GivingTuesday India Kicks Off the Global Giving Season

In the US,  GivingTuesday is after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday and marks the start of the year-end giving.  But GivingTuesday is not limited to the United States, it has caught fire over the past 7 years to become a global movement, with over 150 countries.… Read More

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. 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

Book Review: Engine of Impact – Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Last week I attended the launch of the book, Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector by William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker, with a Foreword by Jim Collins.  The authors identify seven leadership best practices of high performance based on their extensive experience in the nonprofit and philanthropy sector.… Read More

The Surprising Truth About Donor Fatigue And What Nonprofits Can Do To Avoid It

Note from Beth:  With the hurricanes, gun violence, and fires, I gave generously, including donations to Global Giving funds.  I surpassed my giving budget for disaster relief giving.  However, I still plan to make my year-end gifts (during Giving Tuesday), but I couldn’t help but wonder about donor fatigue and if there will be any impact on year-end campaigns. 

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