Benjamin Packard, founder of Retainer Media

How to Make a Video for Your Nonprofit for Under $50

January 28, 2015

People are 17 times more likely to email a friend a link to a video than a link to an article. As a “megaphone for your message,” video are just as important as websites to connect with potential donors or participants. Benjamin Packard, founder of Retainer Media, a boutique video production company that works with nonprofits and social enterprises, provides tips for novices in this event recap. 

Developing a Contract or Written Agreement for Your Nonprofit Collaboration

April 25, 2012

To help us go over the importance of these agreements, the Foundation Center offered a seminar on April 12, 2012 called Nonprofit Collaboration Agreements, Contracts, and MOUs. The workshop was led by Stephen Besen and John Marzulli, partners specializing in mergers and acquisitions at Shearman & Sterling LLP, and was presented in collaboration with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. Here are some of the critical points of the discussion.

Throwing a Fundraising House Party? Here’s What You Need to Know

July 1, 2011

What are the key ingredients for a successful house party? On June 8, 2011, author, community organizer, and veteran fundraiser Andy Robinson visited the Foundation Center to discuss what it takes to put together a house party that brings in plenty of donations while showing guests a great time. Here are a few of his tips from the seminar, Bringing Down the House: How to Plan a Fundraising House Party.