Note from Beth: Last week, I had the honor of teaching a master class at the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) on avoiding burnout for fundraisers with Corinne Aartman in Amsterdam. Richard Sved, a fundraising consultant from the UK, participated and wrote a reflection on the UK Fundraising Blog. He graciously agreed to republish it as a guest post. Fundraiser, Heal Thyself! Guest post by Richard Sved Dear reader, I’ve now been awake for 20 hours, as I begin to type these words. But … [Read more...] about Fundraiser, Heal Thyself!
Archives for October 2017
Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method Guest Post by Lewis Haidt For many nonprofits, taking the “right” photograph or creating the “perfect” video to represent an organization’s mission and work can be an intimidating prospect. This fear-factor can be even greater for a nonprofit creating its first video. This is why TechSoup has run a storytelling campaign for the last seven years. We believe that all nonprofits should have the capacity to create quality … [Read more...] about Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method
Recently, a nonprofit professional said to me, "I don't have time to learn anything new because I have too much work to do." Indeed, she had a calendar full of meetings, an endless to do list, and an inbox that was anything but zeroed out. Yet, we know that learning continuously in a complex world is critical because otherwise our skills are quickly outdated. Enter micro-learning, resources that can be quickly read, viewed, or consumed and take only ten minutes or less. Micro-learning online … [Read more...] about A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning
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. Alison Carlman, Director of Impact and Communications at Global Giving, offers a deep dive into some Global Giving data to find the … [Read more...] about The Surprising Truth About Donor Fatigue And What Nonprofits Can Do To Avoid It
There have been many news articles recently about social media for evil: How Facebook, Twitter, Google, and even Instagram have been abused for coordinated misinformation paid social media or advertising to influence our political system. Find out what funders are doing to fight it in this upcoming Media Impact Funders webinar series. It makes me miss the optimism from a decade ago about the rise of social media and social network platforms. We had great hopes (and still do) about the potential … [Read more...] about The Perils of Fake News, Coordinated Misinformation, and Social Media Addiction