The new .NGO and .ONG domains will be released late Summer 2014. Unlike .ORG, the new domains will only be available to NGOs, charities, and nonprofits, which will form a nice international index of verified NGOs. The new domains will be released on a first come, first serve basis, so fill out an expression of… Continue reading .NGO | .ONG Domain Names Available This Summer
Any of you who read my blog (loyal in my extended blogging absence!) know that the word “networking” is a little dirty to me because the intentions aren’t always as pure as “connecting”. However, I’m asked all the time how I approach networking at conferences. Here are some pointers I share: Do your research beforehand.… Continue reading Tips for “Networking” at a Conference
Read my guest post from the Communications Network blog. Here’s an excerpt: Just as wearing animal prints is not right for everyone (and certainly not for me!), not every industry trend fits every organization. Big Data is certainly out there, but foundations would be prudent to think about how to “make it their own” before… Continue reading Philanthropy Fashions: What’s here to stay, and what’s just a trend?
I am very excited to begin work for the Foundation Center as the Director of GrantCraft in May! Here’s the press release, and I’ll share more about the position and my work after I officially start. I am so humbled by the incredible experiences I’ve had at the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. I’ve met… Continue reading Announcing… my new job!
I’m so proud to have been a part of LIFT-Boston in its nascent stages. The name, logo, volunteers, and offices may have changed, but the work ethic, commitment, and community have only strengthened over time. Watch to learn more about this anti-poverty nonprofit’s model and impact.(Source: http://www.youtube.com/)
For the nonprofit data nerd in all of us, there are many productive ways to slice and dice the data from this year’s survey. The Nonprofit Finance Fund and Bank of America surveyed more than 6000 nonprofits and derived a few key learnings. One that stood out to me: Under these challenging [financial] conditions, many… Continue reading State of the Nonprofit Sector 2013: Survey Results
I think strategic pro bono work is a hugely untapped resource for nonprofits, so I was delighted to recently learn about this tool. It’s certainly in a beta stage, but it has a lot of potential and already evident functionality.Provider Finder for Nonprofits Launched by Taproot Foundation
I’m very excited to announce that I will be the keynote speaker at the Youth Philanthropy Connect conference in Disneyland this June! I enjoy sharing my passions and embrace the challenge of communicating new topics to enthusiastic people, so this should be a ton of fun. I’ll also be leading a few workshops while I’m… Continue reading Keynote Speaker: Youth Philanthropy Connect Conference
I went to an incredible risotto and wine dinner party last month prepared by chef Michelle Lawton of joyful plate. The dinner was an auction item at the West Side Campaign Against Hunger's 2012 benefit dinner that new friend Marianne won and graciously invited me to share in. You should read more and look at… Continue reading
Social media has chipped away at the foundation of traditional donor-engagement models. A new study highlights the realities of donor behavior and how organizations can redesign their outreach strategies to be more effective. Fantastic article. Nonprofits and those involved with fundraising, please take the time to read and reflect on how you can reshape strategies… Continue reading The Permanent Disruption of Social Media