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.

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.”.

Can charities outflank Apple?

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That means… in the past few months, charities around the world lost out on 80 million opportunities to get about $400 bucks. This is all about 'share of wallet' You’re not just competing against other charities. The post Can charities outflank Apple? Think about this. The newest Apple iPhone costs about $1,000. In the past, it was about $600. Some 80 million people bought the iPhone X so far. Maybe more. So guess what?

#PHILANTHROPY: What Might Inspire People To Give To Your Charity?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Even though your charity or nonprofit does good work and has the track record to prove it, this moment might be a good moment to look at a hard fact of fundraising: what will entice more donations, micro or macro, NOW? Does your charity’s experience match the claims of these authors?

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!

#Philanthropy: President’s Jobs Bill & Tax Proposal Not Warmly Welcomed By Charities

Non Profit Marketing 360

One loophole the president wants to reduce concerns the deductions of taxes made by the wealthy to charitable organizations – a reduction many charities and nonprofits do not want to see. Those in numerous nonprofits and charities are working toward broader coverage of healthcare and/or environmental protections and/or educational opportunities for the less fortunate, etc. quote from The Chronicle of Philanthropy ).

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.

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.

Reader Questions: Snow White and the 7 Faces of Philanthropy

Wild Woman Fundraising

On 08/24/2012 09:01 PM, Queen B wrote: I would love more information on raising money through events (NOT auctions), planned giving, and I have not even the foggiest notion what the seven faces of philanthropy are. Here are the 7 faces of philanthropy: Dopey?

#PHILANTHROPY: Google Can Give Time, Resources, & AdWords To Nonprofits

Non Profit Marketing 360

Once an account is created, your charity receives funds via Google depending on how many clicks the search service records each month. Google is the great behemoth of web searching and video hosting.

High Impact Philanthropy is insulting

Wild Woman Fundraising

What is High Impact Philanthropy ? So it turned out that my version of high impact philanthropy, to distribute condoms, would have been a really bad idea because of religious and cultural values. Do you see why High impact Philanthropy rubs me the wrong way? It’s a group of philanthropists deciding that they care about a particular issue, and instead of giving to one cause, deciding to target their giving to do the most good in a particular cause area.

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.

#PHILANTHROPY: Zuckerberg’s Millions Suggest New Style Of Giving By Young

Non Profit Marketing 360

In some ways, Mark Zuckerberg is following in the footsteps of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation : Mark and his wife Priscilla have pledged to give most of their earnings from their wildly successful tech company to charity. Stars of ‘Nerd Philanthropy’ Dominate Top 50 Givers.

How asking for advice helps fundraisers: (1) qualify donors for their portfolios AND (2) build deeper relationships

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Fundraising best practices for fundraising charity blog cultivation for major gifts donor cultivation fundraising ideas fundraising tips fundraising tips and ideas fundraising tips and tricks fundraising tips for charity fundraising tips for individuals fundraising tips for nonprofits fundraising tips for schools fundraising tips for students major gift fundraising Philanthropy philanthropy blog StrategyYour donors want a partner, not a solicitor.

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.

Charity or Philanthropy?

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

Karen Woods, of the Acton Institute, has a new commentary posted on Charity vs. Philanthropy in which she draws a distinction between philanthropy (of the sort practiced by Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and others) and charity (as practiced by the average person): Philanthropy, for all its good intentions, does not necessarily imply a personal connection with the needy person - though it can and sometimes does.

Women Give More to Charity

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, looked at only male and female households which included never marrieds, divorced/separated, and widows/widowers.

Kid Philanthropy

The Agitator

No doubt there are some kids who "do charity" to round out their college credentials. Tags: Don't Miss these Posts charities fundraising nonprofit management philanthropy Here’s a great story from the Washington Post about young people — ages like 11, 12, and 13 — and their fundraising activities. Zach Bonner set out to help homeless kids in his area of Florida.

Have some fun with MarketSmart’s word search!

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CHARITY. PHILANTHROPY. Fundraising charity blog Philanthropy philanthropy blog word puzzles games word search word search game download word search pdf word search puzzles for fundraisersWant some fun? My team recently created a word search for our new interns.

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3 simple ways fundraisers can improve their LinkedIn profiles to land more meetings and raise more money

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Most fundraiser’s LinkedIn profiles are screwed up! They look like resumes, not invitations. After all, are you trying to raise money or are you looking for another job?

Embedded Philanthropy: A New Age of Giving

A Small Change

Philanthropy has become more than gifts to charity and is now a form of self expression. This can be best seen as businesses have started to use philanthropy to sell their products and improve their world. We are at the beginning of a new age of giving and embedded philanthropy is one of the first signs. I get more excited when I see a business that is willing to tackle a problem than one is using philanthropy as a tool to increase sales.

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Do you aim your messages at supporters or targets?

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Stop complaining because your success is up to you

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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.

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.

Donors Aren’t Stupid

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If you don't… If they feel like they’re not getting the value they want in the way they want it, they'll go looking for another charity that might give it to them. Fundraising best practices for fundraising best practices for planned giving charity blog cultivation for planned giving donor cultivation fundraising tips major gift fundraising Philanthropy philanthropy blogHigh-capacity donors aren’t stupid. They know a good ‘deal’ versus a bad one.

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How Philanthropy Destroys Charity & More on Volunteer Giving

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Tags: giving volunteers philanthropy Nonprofit mission foundations

Top 5 reasons why it’s time to kill donor visit quotas!

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Fundraising best practices for fundraising charity blog donor meeting agenda face to face visits fundraising first donor visit fundraising tips major gift fundraising Philanthropy philanthropy blog requesting a meeting with a potential donor StrategyQuotas… YUCK! Many major and planned giving professionals are required to secure and carry out a certain number of face-to-face visits each year.

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Think your donors are stupid?

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Unfortunately, from their beloved charities, too many only get solicitations. And, when they don’t feel like they’re getting the value they want and deserve, they go looking for another charity that might give it to them. High-capacity donors aren’t altruistic. They want something from you just as much as you want something from them. At a high level, most simply want to find meaning in their lives, and realize the best versions of themselves.

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

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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.”

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

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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.

The Business of Philanthropy - A Rant

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

First, yesterday morning, I read Poor customer service at charities ''a key reason for high attrition rates'' , about a report released by Donor Voice called Donor Churn - How to stop it before it starts and why current approaches prevent this from happening. Philanthropy is understood as the giving (and sometimes volunteering) for the love of humanity. donor recognition donors Nonprofit overhead philanthropy

Top 10 Ways You Can Benefit from Conducting a Donor Survey

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Fundraising strategy charity blog donation survey questions donor feedback survey donor stewardship survey questions fundraising survey examples fundraising tips Lead Generation non profit surveys non profit volunteer survey nonprofit survey questions Philanthropy philanthropy blog Strategy volunteer survey questionsRaise money – If you want advice, ask for money. If you want money ask for advice. Surveys raise money.

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3 things you can do when fundraising is no longer fun and you want a new job.

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According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy , the average turnover rate of nonprofit fundraisers is sixteen months. Turnover. If you’ve been in fundraising for any length of time you probably already know that turnover is a problem in the sector.

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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.

Cause Talk Radio Ep59: Reinventing Philanthropy: Choosing Impact Over Emotion

Selfish Giving

and chats with Eric Friedman , author of the forthcoming book, Reinventing Philanthropy. In the book, Friedman challenges traditional donor-driven philanthropy and contends that decisions made emotionally may not be the most effective use of personal or corporate contributions to charities.

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“Charity Doesn’t Solve Anything” -Mexican Billionaire

Wild Woman Fundraising

The Wall Street Journal reports , “Carlos Slim has always had a complicated relationship with philanthropy. At a conference in Australia in August, 2010, Mr. Slim said that charity accomplishes little. Trillions of dollars have been given to charity in the last 50 years, and they don’t solve anything.”. However, what Mr. Slim fails to understand is that charity is not synonymous with handouts. Charity can help build jobs for people. Charity can save lives.

#Public Policy: Charities’ Off-Shore/Tax-Free Holdings Brought Under Congressional Scrutiny

Non Profit Marketing 360

Case in point: Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee , wants to end federal support of charities that have overseas – thus tax-free – holdings and assets.

Boomers’ Charity Spending

The Agitator

Matt reports that Boomers gave more money per capita to charities, $2,163 to only $1,624 for Silents at the same lifestage. Tags: Boomers Don't Miss these Posts charities demographic trends fundraising marketing metrics nonprofits philanthropy Good news and insight from Matt Thornhill of the Boomer Project, my favorite Boomer expert.

Mass marketing, relationships and trust.

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One-to-many marketing/fundraising relationships are the same as personal relationships. Trust is essential. But, if you send spammy emails and direct mailers that are impersonal, irrelevant, interruptive, and annoying, your supporters won’t trust you or your employer.

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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.