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Stop Thinking Outside the Fundraising Box

Time and time again I hear the call for developing fundraising solutions that are “outside the box.” Too often, creative development professionals attempt to devise catchier fundraising events or complicated, highly segmented direct mail appeals in an effort to generate more charitable dollars. Unfortunately, more often than not, the return on investment (ROI) of these plans falls far short of expectations.


Development Impact Bond year one results: What do they mean to the service provider?


The preceding is cross-posted with permission from the Alliance blog. Based out of the UK, Alliance magazine is the leading global magazine on philanthropy and social investment.
 


The myth of double-dipping, and the destructiveness of restricted funding


I’ve written before about double-dipping being one of the worst accusations you can leverage against a nonprofit. It makes for an effective insult: “Your ED is so dumb, he went on eHarmony hoping to meet a logic model.” “Oh yeah? Well your org is so unethical, it reported that one funder paid for some food for a community gathering, but then also told another funder that they paid for the same food!” (#nonprofitinsults, in case you’re bored and want to start a new trend on Twitter)


How to Attract Volunteers from Abroad and Develop Your Organization

Michael, 25, flew from Germany to the U.S. this summer to put his accounting background to good use at a non-profit focused on homelessness and housing in New York City.