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.”.

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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.

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?

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.

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.

Introducing the First Ever Major Gifts Fundraising Benchmark Study

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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Donor Expectations – Episode 7

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Have you ever had one of these horrible bosses?

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Fundraising bad boss horror stories bad boss stories reddit bad boss stories work bad boss website charity blog donor cultivation examples of horrible bosses fundraising tips funny bad boss stories good boss stories Philanthropy workplace horror storiesAccording to Toni Coleman, interim editor in chief of CASE’s CURRENTS Magazine, there are 4 types of horrible bosses : The micromanager. The disinterested boss. The bully. The abuser. Have you worked for one of them?

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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money

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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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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.

Does Ask, Ask, and Ask Again Really Work?

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REVEALED: Jerry Panas’ secrets of attracting wealthy supporters

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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.

Do you have a ‘commendation mindset’?

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

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

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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).

A challenge for the fundraisers of the world…

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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.”

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.

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

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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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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.

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.

8 Great Ways to End Emails or Letters

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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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Is shaming an effective fundraising strategy?

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Aside from the critical contribution that private philanthropy makes to our continued growth and progress, this matters because giving participation is the most publicly recognized measure of alumni loyalty and satisfaction. I was intrigued. . A few weeks ago one of my employees (Nicole) forwarded the following email to me from her beloved alma mater. It was from the president of the school. Impressive!

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.

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

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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.

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