PHILANTHROPY AND FUNDRAISING
Will People Increase Charitable Giving To Offset Predicted Tax Hikes?
A report from the Fidelity Charitable Fund suggests that donors may increase their giving in an effort to offset anticipated tax hikes.
Blackbaud, Inc just announced the launch of BlackbaudTV, a new resource for the nonprofit community, with videos featuring nonprofit news, technology tools and tips, philanthropy in action, Blackbaud customers, partners, and events.
GoodShop.com donates a percentage of every purchase to your organization
Increase your nonprofit’s gift revenue this holiday season by ensuring that a percentage of every purchase people make is going back to your cause.
How? By encouraging your donors, volunteers, alumni and others to use www.GoodShop.com.
GoodShop.com works with more than 1,500 top online retailers including Amazon.com, Target, Best Buy, Apple, Sephora, Macy’s, 1-800 Flowers, PetSmart, and Expedia among others. The shopping experience and prices are the same as going to the retailer directly, but each time you shop at one of these stores via GoodShop, a percentage of what you spend goes back to your favorite charity or school. And, even more exciting, GoodShop.com offers thousands of money saving coupons and free shipping offers so not only are donors helping your cause, but they can save money as well.
Similarly, with every search conducted on Yahoo!-powered GoodSearch.com, approximately one penny is donated to your charity. It’s used exactly like any other search engine and the pennies add up quickly.
Check out Scott Walter’s latest column on Philanthropy Daily. Philanthropy Daily provides authentic diversity of opinion and perspectives on the most important issues, persons, and ideas in the world of philanthropy. Published by American Philanthropic, LLC.
President Obama has signed into law the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which includes important language that will exempt all “activities relating to charitable contributions” from the jurisdiction of the newly-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Give High Schoolers an Opportunity to Serve
There’s a compelling article in the August 2nd issue of USA Today, written by Molly Jasinski, an intern with USA TODAY’s Network desk A College Grad’s Thoughts on Volunteering. Molly makes a sound argument for inviting high school students to volunteer.
There’s a new book out by Shirley Sagawa, a leading national figure in volunteering and service The American Way to Change spells out how service transforms the lives of those who serve and illuminates creative new approaches to engaging volunteers in addressing the challenges we face.
Develop and Document Your Membership Growth Plans
To grow your membership and know where you’re headed, it’s critical that you have a strategic plan in place according to Dana Hines, president and CEO of Membership Consultants (St. Louis, MO). To get Hines’ perspective on how that’s done, read Craft a Formal Strategic Membership Plan from a past issue of The Membership Management Report.
RESOURCES FOR NONPROFIT AND ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONALS
Want to learn more about the science and art of fundraising? Sign up the August 16 Webinar, 50 Things Learned in 10,000 Days in Fundraising presented by fundraising consultant Jerry Smith. How about “project management” for nonprofits? Learn more about the August 27 Webinar entitled A Project Management Approach to Nonprofit Management led by author and strategic planner Kathleen McCleskey.
Nonprofit and association jobs
Looking for a position or want to post a job opening? Check out our Jobs Center! Typical job titles include, but are not limited to: Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Director of Development, Executive Director, Director of Volunteer Services, Director of Membership, Director of Annual Giving, Director of Special Events, Director of Planned Giving, Director of Communications, Director of Media Relations, Director of Alumni Relations and the list goes on…