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Philanthropy's Job: Empowering Workers in an Age of Automation

<b>Philanthropy's Job: Empowering Workers in an Age of Automation</b><br>Co-hosted by the Morgridge Family Foundation<br>September 11-12, 2017<br>Denver, …

Education

How China's Social Media Giant Tencent Is Shaking Up Traditional Philanthropy

The Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan that killed 69,000 people in 2008 shook up China’s social media and online giant Tencent Holdings, located 1,000 kilometers away in Shenzhen. Social media was buzzing with users that wanted to lend a hand during one of China’s worst disasters in modern history. …

Philanthropy

5 Ways to Make Your Next Crowdfunding Campaign A Success

For some people, launching a crowdfunding campaign is a lot like throwing a Hail Mary pass late in the game—it’s a “close your eyes and hope for a …

[INFOGRAPHIC] 2017 Fundraising Effectiveness Project Survey Report

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) has released the findings from their latest survey, and the infographic below from our friends at …

Tangled whales and stranded sea lions off California prompt legislation to help fund marine-life rescue groups

Recent record numbers of reported sea lion strandings and whale entanglements off the California coast have prompted a state legislative proposal …

Oceans

Samueli Foundation donates $30 million to UCI for new science, engineering building

IRVINE — Henry and Susan Samueli, through their foundation, have donated $30 million more to UC Irvine to help build a state-of-the-art science and …

Education

4 Elements of An Effective Nonprofit Strategic Planning Process

The winds of change can blow harshly. And in today’s environment, change can come rapidly and unexpectedly.<p>So, what’s the point of strategic planning?<p>…

Why libraries could soon need a national endowment

As libraries continue to transform themselves from places to check out books to civic centers with cutting edge technology, how will they meet …

The New Face of Philanthropy | Tammy Tibbetts | TEDxBerlin

Charity poker event began with child's cancer diagnosis

WASHINGTON — A yearly charity poker tournament inspired by a 2-year-old’s cancer diagnosis is set for Saturday at MGM National Harbor.<p>“My godparents …

Scotland’s first dedicated digital skills charity for young people unveiled

The Digital Xtra Fund has officially become Scotland’s first charity dedicated to supporting a full range of digital skills initiatives for young …

[SURVEY] The State of Donor Retention in 2017

There’s a lot being written about donor retention – why it’s important and how to increase it – and even more data on the averages within the …

Six ways to create a brilliant charity board

Is your board super busy? Top tips on sharing the burden: bring in specialist expertise, include more junior staff and work with service users<p>People on voluntary sector boards have heavy workloads – so what’s the best way to share the burden? Sub-committees may not seem exciting, but, used …

New York City Nonprofit City Harvest Alleviates Hunger with the Help of New Cisco Hyperconverged Technology

City Harvest, which rescues surplus food from grocers, farms, restaurants, and manufacturers and distributes it free of charge to New York City food …

Cisco Systems

The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout

Shared via Kindle. Description: Steer your organization away from burnout while boosting all-around performance The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit presents …

How You Can Get Big Grant Money from Newman's Own Foundation

The food company started by legendary actor Paul Newman makes hundreds of products and gives out millions of dollars in grants each year. Are you what they're looking for?<p><i>This is the latest in my series of posts spotlighting underrepresented communities around the world and the entrepreneurs trying</i> …

Startups

Warren Buffet Gave Bill Gates $30 Billion: Here’s How It’s Paying Off

Bill and Melinda Gates use their annual letter this year to explain to Warren Buffet where his money is going–from more vaccination to better contraception–and the impact global aid is having around the world.<p>It’s been 10 years since Warren Buffet pledged the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation roughly …

Philanthropy

How Bill and Melinda Gates helped save 122m lives – and what they want to solve next

In letter to philanthropic partner Warren Buffett, the Gates define achievements from vaccines to lives saved – while still pushing for gains in infant mortality<p>It was the biggest philanthropic gesture ever, the billionaire investor equivalent of Batman and Superman joining forces to fight world …

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How to Calculate the Success of a Direct Mail Campaign

The first thing you need to determine? The close rate needed to break even.<p>One of the services we perform through Whitestone Partners, our consulting firm, is to analyze the return on investment (ROI) of different types of marketing efforts. We had a client, for instance, who used direct mail to …

Marketing

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ISU announces $93 million gift to liberal arts, sciences #Philanthropy #HigherEd #Nonprofits

Reinventing the health care foundation board

Trustee talking points<p>Philanthropy is growing in importance as health care transforms toward new models. As it does, health care organizations need …

Philanthropy Outlook Study Predicts Fundraising Stability for Next 2 Years—But…

<i>NPQ</i> is still watching cases of organizations that have gone under because of problems they experienced during the big recession. Forewarned is …