Nonprofits are nearly always strapped for capital and pressed for time. Yet, despite dwindling resources and increasing stress, they must find time to improve donor contributions and raise awareness. Enter fundraising. Not only is it necessary, but it is an inherent aspect of philanthropy. Yet, regardless of the vital significance of fundraising, many charities fail […]
As the nonprofit sector claims a greater share of the economy, it is clear there are a number of remarkable things they are, put frankly, doing right—and capitalism can stand to ‘profit’ from these things. While, currently, it is more common for nonprofits to focus on top commercial businesses, they are also beginning to implement […]
Charity is often touted in mainstream media as something reserved for billionaire celebrities. Countless stories of immense amounts donated by the likes of Bill Gates and Matt Damon populate the airwaves and in turn cultivate this idea that philanthropy is something reserved for the ultra-wealthy. Absolutely not. Charity can and should be the duty of […]
I recently came across this wonderful article about how to stay motivated in the charity sector. With seemingly endless piles of paper and the constant pressure of budgetary stress, it can be easy to succumb to a skeptical attitude. Yet, negativity accomplishes nothing, aside from making things harder, anyway. Check out the piece here!
In today’s day and age of internet visibility, scams are all too commonplace, even more so in regards to charities. By taking advantage of good intentions and altruistic actions, thieving organizations are able to capitalize on the misfortune and disability of others. It is for this reason that it is of the utmost significance to […]
In light of recent philanthropic scandals and the unsavory individuals responsible for them, there is increasing pressure to ensure charities are more transparent with respect to how they make use of donations. There is a push for trustees to become more involved with the organization. Now, while I certainly agree that trustees should be more […]
While the benefits of philanthropy are widely documented and well known, that does not change the fact that there are many intangible, unquantifiable benefits as well. Perhaps the most significant of these intangibles is the idea of “coaching” within the charity sector. Yet, what even is coaching? Isn’t coaching the same thing as managing? Well, […]
Consumers expectations of companies are rapidly changing. Buyers are no longer interested in investing in just a product. They want to believe in the company itself and feel good about what their money is supporting. With the internet providing access to so much information, and consequently so many options, what sets one company apart from the others is not […]