SHIFT: Meeting Corporate Philanthropy Where It’s Headed- Influencers

THE INFLUENCE OF BUSINESS CRISIS ON CORPORATE GIVING You may recall that BP nearly wiped out the Louisiana and Florida coasts last year following the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. Over the course of weeks over 200 million gallons of oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico. The disaster may have been one of the worse ecological […]

SHIFT: Meeting Corporate Philanthropy Where It’s Headed- Influencers

THE INFLUENCE OF GOVERNANCE ON CORPORATE GIVING In addition to the shifts and perspectives being discussed and implemented in the business academic world, we see advancement in the environment surrounding business governance as well. ISO 26000 was implemented on September 14, 2010. For those not familiar, The ISO –a network of the national standards institutes […]

SHIFT: Meeting Corporate Philanthropy Where It’s Headed- Influencers

THE INFLUENCE OF CORPORATE THOUGHT LEADERS ON CORPORATE GIVING Corporate philanthropy has seen some radical shifts in the last twenty years. We may just now be drawing concern about what is happening, where it is headed and how do we stay engaged as these changes evolve? To understand the shifts as they appear, we need […]

SHIFT: Meeting Corporate Philanthropy Where It’s Headed- An Introduction

This is the start of a four week series on corporate philanthropy, based on research, best practices and personal experience from the field. We’ll keep it entertaining and packed with good useful information that will help you develop your own Corporate Giving program. To follow along, bookmark and check back daily, or subscribe to the […]

Measuring Social Media: The Emperors New Clothes.

Its starting to be clear….the concept of measuring outcomes of your nonprofit organizations’ social media efforts, and the measurable relevance of their presence….it’s the emperors new clothes- Just. Not. There. Measuring quantifiable results from social media is like testing the hypothesis that the sun rises because you wake up. What you see will always allow […]

NPO A&M: An Evolution for good?

March 3rd, marked yet another decision made by a large, global nonprofit, to identify an acquisition partner to provide relief and sustainability of its mission. After months of scrutiny and turmoil,  AED announced in a press release on its site on March 10th, 2011,  “The organization continues to be financially solvent and stable despite having endured financial […]

Raising money online: Fact or Fiction?

I recently read a study that indicated of the 180,000 “Causes” on Facebook, the avg funds raised through this online method for each charity, over the course of a year, was only $1000. Really? This seems slightly outrageous given the hype and passion circulating about using Facebook by NPO’s for online fundraising. It seems everywhere […]

Social Media Fail?

Too many nonprofits make the mistake of thinking social media is only about fundraising or sharing information, like a newspaper or monthly newsletter. But studies have shown that the more your social media activities act like a relationship, the better your “action rate”. And in social media benchmarking, action rate is king. No one ever […]

Use these mid winter months to GROW, not slow, your organizations philanthropy

Most nonprofits experience a significant lull in donations and donor activity in the months of January and February. The post year end doldrums. Donors are slow to give, having distributed their 2010 charitable contributions during the ebullience of the holiday season. Consumers are recovering from gift purchases. The weather makes for hermits, with snow, ice […]