Monthly Archives: April 2011

Do more than give

Leslie Crutchfield, Senior Advisor at FSG, a nonprofit consulting firm specializing in social sector strategy, is back with a followup to Forces for Good titled Do More than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World. From the … Continue reading

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DonorsChoose.org seeks developers and data crunchers

Have mad skills and want to support education?  Check out DonorsChoose.org’s Hacking Education contest.  There are 7 categories:  Data Analysis, Javascript, .NET, PHP, Python, Ruby and Wildcard.  There are lots of prizes and the Big Winner gets to meet Stephen … Continue reading

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When not to Google

Here and here are some more examples of when Google isn’t the best choice for a search.

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New trustees at El Pomar

El Pomar Foundation has announced the election of Bob Manning, Kay Alexander, and Ashley Buderus to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

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The web is getting older

According to a post on Mashable the number of internet users age 50+ has almost doubled in the past year.  Want to know how to best engage the boomers via your social media efforts?  Keep an eye on AARP.  They’re … Continue reading

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Sweet success

Philanthropy News Digest recently reported on a story that highlights a few nonprofits that anticipate shutting down not because of financial problems but because they’re close to achieving their goals.  

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New book encourages philanthropists to “Give Smart”

The New York Times has highlighted a new book by by two philanthropy experts, Thomas Tierney and Joel Fleishman titled Give Smart. “Philanthropists can innovate, but the government must sustain,” said Mr. Tierney, chairman of the Bridgespan Group, which advises … Continue reading

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Webinar alert: Private Company Valuation Using ResearchPoint

Most wealth is held by private companies and their owners. Yet, these can be some of the most challenging research subjects. ResearchPoint provides some utilities for calculating private company value. This session will review the basic concepts behind private company … Continue reading

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Webinar alert: Prospect Research for the Non-Researcher

Prospect Research for the Non-Researcher – Public Broadcasting Description: Most stations do not employ a prospect research staff; but how can we as stations use the technology so many of our competitors use to succeed in our fundraising? Did you … Continue reading

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Craigslist founder creates website for nonprofits

Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, has created a new resource for nonprofits:  craigconnects.org.  Craig has been helping nonprofits for the past 10 years.  He hopes craigconnects.org will “connect the world for the common good.”

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