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Mastermind Circles. If only I had more information, more insight, more ideas. If only I had a better understanding of the concept, of the strategy, of the plan. If only I had someone to work through this with me, who has also been in this position or has learned from this challenge. A Mastermind. You […]

SHIFT: Meeting Corporate Philanthropy Where It’s Headed- Corporate Social Responsibility

What is Corporate Social Responsibility? And more importantly, why is it an important part of our conversation in discussing our relationship with corporate partners in philanthropy? The reality is that Corporate Social Responsibility is an emerging field. It is a very broad and evolving area of development for corporations and not for profits alike, a new terrain for which maps are […]

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

INFLUENCES ON THE NOT FOR PROFIT SECTOR The recession was a wake up call. Many nonprofits were left high and dry when their sole funding stream, gov’t line items, grants or contracts, began to disappear. Many scrambled to pressure the feds, others sought funding elsewhere. Some sadly closed up or, if they were lucky, merged […]

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- 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 […]

Ethical Bonus Structure for Fundraisers

In a recent discussion on a group in LinkedIn, the topic of commissions for fundraisers was a hotly debated point of disagreement, and often fierce agreement, among posters. After 50 posts, the group began to consider another question:  If not commission, then is there an ethical way to offer compensation as a bonus for work well done […]

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 […]