7 great old quotes about philanthropy

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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.”.

Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists

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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.

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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.

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

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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!

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.

Thoughts On National Philanthropy Day

The Agitator

Around the globe today, more than 100 communities and 50,000 people will have participated in events and celebrations marking National Philanthropy Day. As we mark this year’s Philanthropy Day, two occurrences strike me as significant and deserving of special attention by our fellow.

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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.

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.

Introducing the First Ever Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study

iMarketSmart

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.

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.

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.

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.

Donor Expectations – Episode 7

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

iMarketSmart

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.

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.

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

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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?

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Stop complaining because your success is up to you

iMarketSmart

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.

REVEALED: Jerry Panas’ secrets of attracting wealthy supporters

iMarketSmart

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.

Could your volunteers solve most of your fundraising problems?

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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.

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

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How the Benefit Concert is Shaping Philanthropy

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Art Taylor, president of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Music is a unifying experience—its a natural choice for charities to turn to benefit concerts as a means to raise funds.. Post this information on the charitys and concerts websites.

Do you have a ‘commendation mindset’?

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Fundraising Lead Generation Major Giving Planned Giving strategy charity charity blog charity organizations donor stewardship tips donor-centricity fundraising tips for nonprofits healthcare fundraising higher education fundraising major gift marketing tips Philanthropy relationship fundraising top philanthropy blogsMark Twain once said, “I can live for two months on a good compliment.”

FINALLY REVEALED: Dr. Russell James’ secrets to conducting donor surveys

iMarketSmart

He’s back! And this time he’ll be talking about one of my favorite subjects — donor surveys. Sure, I’ve got some experience in this area. MarketSmart has been conducting surveys on behalf of hundreds of nonprofits in 4 countries around the world.

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

iMarketSmart

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).

Is your job really to raise money?

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

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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.”

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

iMarketSmart

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.

5 things great nonprofits do (according to Veritus Group)

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Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology?

Fundraising Coach

Local and state governments are threatening to tax charities. And media reports of charity scams or questionable spending leave the impression that all nonprofits are suspect. This storytelling can start from the assumption that most people want charities to do good work.

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Is your community suffering from an attack of a charity ideology?

Fundraising Coach

Local and state governments are threatening to tax charities. And media reports of charity scams or questionable spending leave the impression that all nonprofits are suspect. This storytelling can start from the assumption that most people want charities to do good work.

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8 Great Ways to End Emails or Letters

iMarketSmart

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!

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Charity Apps Love 'em and Hate 'em

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

CharitySub is short for Charity Subscription , and the subscription fee is $5 per month. Rather than encouraging direct philanthropy, as CharitySub does, Donate A Photo seeks to harness the power of "slacktivism" to fuel Johnson & Johnson''s corporate giving.

Teva’s BOGO Cause Marketing Returns Company's Philanthropy to its Watery Origins

Cause Related Marketing

But as the company grew the footprint of its corporate philanthropy got ever-wider and more diffuse. Other capable charities will also participate. Watch now to learn how Teva refined its corporate philanthropy efforts by interacting directly with its customers.

Why not create a donor appreciation department?

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Why Oprah Winfrey gives money to build schools in Africa (the 8 components of impactful giving)

iMarketSmart

In 2012, she was interviewed by Moira Forbes at the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy. There she said, “True philanthropy comes from the heart.” You might have known that Oprah was a philanthropist; but did you know why?

Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers

iMarketSmart

In March of this year I stumbled on an article written for stockbrokers (financial advisors) that I found interesting because it recounted the top three reasons why clients leave: Poor investment advice. Bad service. Poor communications. Also, it said “People die, move away, divorce.

9 reasons why it’s time to uncover philanthropic mindsets

iMarketSmart

> Inside the Mind of Your Major Donor: The Science Behind Major Giving and Philanthropy. >> >> Charity vs. Philanthropy and Charitable People vs. Philanthropists. I think organizations should do whatever it takes to uncover philanthropic mindsets because: 1.

7 simple ways to engender fondness among your supporters for yourself and your nonprofit’s cause

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What makes a great Gift Officer great? 4 traits

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Great Gift Officers have common traits. Here they are: Genuine curiosity. They ask donors questions and they truly care about the answers. They don’t sound like interrogators. Rather, they get supporters to think introspectively often saying, “Hmm. No one has ever asked me that before.”

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35 amazing ways to engage and involve your donors and supporters

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