Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists


Charity – Helping people in need. Philanthropy – Making an investment that stimulates other investments or provides opportunity for others. Perhaps, give them a book about philanthropy.

7 great old quotes about philanthropy


Bob Hope said, “If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”. The post 7 great old quotes about philanthropy appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. Abraham Lincoln famously said, “When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad; and that’s my religion.”. Booker T. Washington said, “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else” and also said, “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”.

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Ever wonder about the history of philanthropy and fundraising? Here it is!


Thanks to the good people at the National Philanthropic Trust , now you can take a journey online to learn about the history of modern philanthropy. The post Ever wonder about the history of philanthropy and fundraising? This is so cool! You’re going to love it!

4 Ways to Incorporate Corporate Philanthropy into your Digital Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

Corporate philanthropy has been a hot button topic recently. Corporate giving to charities has increased by almost 14% in previous years, and nonprofits received over $17 billion from companies last year. Guest blog by Adam Weinger.

Back to the Future of Philanthropy

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

I received a kind email from Erik Anderson, of the Donor Dreams Blog , suggesting I take on the subject of The Future of Philanthropy for this month's nonprofit blog carnival. Certainly that qualifies not only as philanthropy, but as professional fundraising, and maybe even crowd-funding.

A response to “Bad Nonprofit Consultants” from Inside Philanthropy

Wild Woman Fundraising

Todd Cohen, editor of the Philanthropy Journal, wrote a blog post on how bad nonprofit consultants can be. A response to “Bad Nonprofit Consultants” from Inside Philanthropy originally appeared on Wild Woman Fundraising on January 9, 2012.

Introducing the First Ever Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study


The first-ever benchmark study on major gifts fundraising. Today, I’m thrilled to introduce the 2017 Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study. The research was led by Melissa S. Brown and supported by the Association of Philanthropic Counsel. I just funded the effort.

Cold calling major donors to arrange appointments doesn’t work— but this method does


This is calling from _ charity. My job is to reach out to special supporters like you to say ‘thank you’ and to find out how we can give you what you need to make sure you feel good about your investment in our charity.”

Are you in love with your organization’s mission?


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The top 10 signs that it’s time to fire your employer


Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving Charities charity charity blog company culture company goals ngo blogs nonprofit culture nonprofit marketing nonprofit organization cultures npo company culture Philanthropy philanthropy blog quitting your job signs that it's time to quitMost people I know are actually willing to earn less money as long as they love their job. Are you one of them? Do you love your job? If not, why? Does your organization stink?

Can I get a hell yes? Thank you RE:Philanthropy & Dan Pallotta!

Wild Woman Fundraising

RE:Philanthropy wrote this review of Dan Pallotta’s talk to the council on philanthropy, and I just want to shout, “FRABJOUS DAY!&#. When I read this on the RE:Philanthropy blog, I was floored. Pallotta tasks philanthropy leaders with finding “the next AIDSRide, the next Newman’s Own, or Product Red. A unified theory of charity is beginning to evolve, and that gives me hope,” he says.

Almost four years ago I declared: “The Fundraising Pyramid Is DEAD!”


Is the fundraising donor pyramid dead? Recently I was reminded of a blog post I wrote four years ago that got a lot of attention. Some of the reactions were not so kind.

Stop complaining because your success is up to you


All of us have been there. Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in situations that just plain suck! Think yours is worse than someone else’s? Think again. Many felt that Jim Thorpe, a Native American from Oklahoma, was the greatest athlete of the 20th century.

Donor Expectations – Episode 7


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How to get a bigger nonprofit salary? Read what I said in The Chronicle of Philanthropy!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently Little House Communications asked me to help them write an article about negotiating your nonprofit salary, for the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Learn how to better negotiate your nonprofit salary by reading the whole article here: The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

What Will Replace 'Checkout Charity' After Big Retailers are Gone?

Selfish Giving

To figure out what comes next, I asked America's top business giving experts to share what - if anything - would replace the hundreds of millions of dollars collected from 'checkout charity' in the post-retail world of 2022. 2016 America’s Charity Checkout Champions.

Why you need to focus on the most qualified donors


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Will you be at Blackbaud’s BBCON next week? I will!


At 9 am next Thursday (October 19th), I’ll be speaking with Lawrence Henze (Principle Consultant, Target Analytics) and Greg Ring (Co-Founder, Fulcrum Philanthropy Systems). NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO MEET-UP WITH ME AT BBCON, SCROLL DOWN. Lawrence Henze, Greg Ring and me.

Do you have a ‘commendation mindset’?


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Donor Psychology: Do you know what really makes your supporters feel good?


Funny thing about fundraising is that it all boils down to this: Making sure that your supporters feel good! I know, I know. In the books and webinars, they’ll say, “It’s all about proving impact and results.” ” Others will say, “It’s all about relationships.”

There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money


Every nonprofit organization needs more of two things: time and money. Okay, every organization (nonprofit or for-profit) could use more of those two resources.

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How Inefficient Charities Can Spoil Your Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

The issue of Time magazine currently on newsstands is all about cancer, including a story on cancer research charities called ' Check Your Charity.' One charity highlighted in the article, called the National Breast Cancer Research Charity, made me do a double-take.

REVEALED: Jerry Panas’ secrets of attracting wealthy supporters


In January, Inside Philanthropy interviewed legendary fundraiser Jerold Panas to discover his secrets of attracting wealthy supporters. Here’s his list: It isn’t about your organization or its needs. Rather, it’s about the donor and their needs. Go big or go home because big projects tap into donors’ dreams. Go in person to get the most generous contributions. Avoid dining with donors in restaurants; they make it hard for you to focus on them. The more the merrier.

Donor retention and donor qualification go together like peas in a pod


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Have you ever had one of these horrible bosses?


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Does Ask, Ask, and Ask Again Really Work?


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How to use verbatims and digital body language to raise more money


Recently I was interviewed by a woman named Mazarine at Wild Woman Fundraising ! You can hear the interview here. Here’s one big point from the interview I figured you’d want to read (in case you don’t have time to listen to the whole thing).

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Is your job really to raise money?


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Should your donors be given a chance to “tip” your organization?


Are you confused by that headline? Here’s what I mean: I think it would be interesting for us to test allowing donors the opportunity to decide how much of their donation goes toward overhead.

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Fundraisers, today you have a chance to feel exactly how your donors feel


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What will happen in philanthropy in 2013?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

My response is that there is a huge power shift brewing in philanthropy, and in 2013 it will turn old school charity on its head. Philanthropy is next, folks. I was recently asked to post on LinkedIn what I thought would be a big trend in our sector in 2013. And you shall see it, if you are paying attention. The consumer, not the nonprofit, will be the source of innovation and growth.

5 things great nonprofits do (according to Veritus Group)


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3 smart new metrics to measure your fundraising effectiveness


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Could your volunteers solve most of your fundraising problems?


Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy. Volunteerism is the gateway drug leading to major giving and legacy gifts. Proof can be found in the 2016 U.S. The study is based on a survey of U.S.

New report: Who is giving through your charity’s website?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The fundraising researchers at Dunham+Company have released a fascinating new report that looks at the online giving behavior of donors making donations through charity websites. Check out The Growing Importance of Charity Websites to Philanthropy for more stats and charts.

8 Great Ways to End Emails or Letters


Cultivation starts and ends with great communication. Goodbyes are just as important as hellos. So here are some great ways to end emails you send to donors: 1. First name], I’m really counting on you!

Do you care more about your legacy society than the donors in it?


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Donors give when THEY want to give, not when YOU want them to give


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Why not create a donor appreciation department?


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3 reasons why you need to stop worrying about the darn tax law!!!


“Tax bill could turn philanthropy into a pursuit only for the rich.” Philanthropy is done by the rich. Charity is done by the rest of us. Fundraising Major Giving best practices for fundraising donor cultivation major gift fundraising national council of nonprofits nonprofits tax reform philanthropy blog Strategy tax reform bill 2017 tax reform charitable deductionTons of writers in major media have been fretting about the new tax law.