Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 49

Guest Post: Why Haven’t Foundations Responded to the Newtown Shootings?

Guest Post

Why Haven’t Foundations Responded to the Newtown Shootings?   Guest Post by Vince Stehle

As a nation, we have seen mass shootings many times over the years. According to Mother Jones Magazine, there have been more than 60 mass shootings in the past 30 years and more than 150 deaths this year alone.… Read More

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Fundraising

I was thrilled to be profiled in Fast Company’s Generosity Series this week.    Generosity is baked into my DNA and I can’t help it. I don’t do this with an expectation of any return–financial or otherwise.  I’ve been volunteering for community causes since I was a kid, something my family encouraged.… Read More

2 Strategies for Overcoming Common Fundraising Challenges All Nonprofits Face [Infographic]

Fundraising

Note from Beth: As we head into the home stretch of the giving season, there are lots and lots of wonderful holiday giving campaigns and plenty of fundraising data to guide strategy.  Frank Barry offers this guest post with some advice about how to succeed with nonprofit fundraising in 2013.

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Benevolent: Failing Fast To Fill Gaps in the Safety Net

Fundraising

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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Interview: User Generated Content for a PSA Campaign from the Red Cross

Crowdsourcing, Strategy

Note from Beth: The American Red Cross  launched a user generated ad campaign featuring unscripted stories created and filmed by real people helped by the organization. The first ads are part of the organization’s holiday giving campaign and feature people impacted by home fires and flooding.

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