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.
Thinking about running a crowdfunding campaign for your nonprofit idea or project? Matt Fieldman, CEO of digital marketing firm Rockit Results, offered five questions for your decision-making process in this recap of a Foundation Center Cleveland event in December 2014.
Nonprofits need to focus on communicating impact with donors all year long, not just as a means to meet year-end goals. This recap of a session presented by Bill Mountcastle, President & Principal Advisor at Health Philanthropy Services Group, LLC, explains why.
We end our checklist with what to collect when you’ve been notified and ideas of how to keep track of all of this info.
We continue our checklist with content to collect when you submit your letter of inquiry or proposal.
Looking for a checklist that has every document that might have something to do with a grant proposal? We couldn't find one either, so we made our own.
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.
Learn how to organize your donor recognition efforts and how to write thank-you letters that mean something with these handy resources.
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.
This popular post from May 2011 offers an excellent overview for novices on where to look and what to do in order to get started in launching a new organization.