Pro bono volunteers offer their professional skills to deliver a product that improves organizational capacity. This product can be a new marketing plan, a recommendation for a new technology, or a talent development strategy. The work can be done by a pro bono team funded by a corporation or a single professional with a passion for giving back.
First things first: ask yourself, when you’re reading online, are you actually reading? Or are you skimming? We live and work in an age when our attention span is… well, blink and it’s gone.
Foundation Center Northeast New York is pleased to announce the redesigned Grantspace.org, our learning community for the social sector.
Welcome to the center of the social sector.
Donor clubs can be a powerful tool to increase individual donor giving. Find out what a donor club is, and learn more about how to start one.
Foundation Center is excited to offer eBooks on nonprofit management, proposal writing, strategic planning, fundraising, and many other topics. The service is available 24/7 from the library’s digital collection on OverDrive.
We're always excited to see our staff recognized by outside organizations for the work they do at Foundation Center. Recently, the Library Journal included Sandy Pon, our Grantspace Specialist, on their list of Movers & Shakers - Digital Developers. Sandy's work with GrantSpace has helped build our online library of resources for nonprofits, including Knowledge Base Articles, blog posts, and multimedia presentations.
An email welcome series is essential to making a good first impression with new subscribers on your email list. Your welcome series is a unique opportunity to engage someone with your organization's social mission and programs. Your welcome series should open the door wide and set the tone as your supporters learn about how they fit in with your mission.
On March 20, Lisa Hoffman, social sector coach and consultant, led a conversation at Foundation Center West: A Day in the Life of a Major Gifts Officer. She spoke with two major gifts officers: Shernaz Polad Boga, director of donor engagement at the ACLU Foundation of Northern California; and Leigh Illion, director of leadership gifts at the San Francisco Marin Food Bank. Boga and Illion shared their experiences and best practices for succeeding in their current work cultivating and securing major gifts for their respective organizations. A recording of the event is available here.
On March 15, Paul Lamb, principal of Man on A Mission Consulting, gave a presentation at Foundation Center West on cryptocurrency and its benefits for the social sector. In his talk, Bitcoin for Good: Digital Currencies and Blockchain for Nonprofits, Lamb defined and identified cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. He gave examples of how nonprofits and foundations are currently using these technologies, and he also provided ideas of how social sector organizations which are new to cryptocurrencies might start adopting them.