Monthly Archives: May 2011

Coaxing others to take risks

Are your awesome ideas rejected as too risky?  According to blogger Heidi Grant Halvorson at the Harvard Business Review you’re not alone.  Most organizations (and people) are risk averse right now.  No big surprise.  How do you overcome it?  “To … Continue reading

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Profile of Daniel Isaacs, Prospect Researcher

Blogger Kim Dority at Infonista has posted a profile of Daniel Isaacs, Associate Director of Development Researcher at Stanford.

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Comcast bullies nonprofit

According to a story in the Washington Post, Comcast yanked their funding ($18,000) from Seattle-based nonprofit Reel Grrls.  Apparently Comcast was less than amused when, via titter, Reel Grrls criticized FCC Commissioners Baker’s move to Comcast. After the Washington Post … Continue reading

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Global giving down

According to the Philanthropy Journal private giving to developing countries has dropped slightly. “Private philanthropy from all developed to developing countries, plus remittances from migrants to their families and villages back home, totaled $227 billion in 2009, down from $234 … Continue reading

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Fundraisers’ pay dips slightly

According to an article in Philanthropy Journal salaries for fundraisers in the US and Canada fell in 2010. What is really troubling, though, is the disparity in pay between men and women.  “With the exception of 2005 in the U.S. … Continue reading

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CPRA Spring Symposium

Please come join us for the CPRA 2011 Spring Symposium! Friday June 10, 2011 At the University of Colorado School of Law – Boulder This full day symposium will feature Jack Miller, President and CEO of the Miller Group Worldwide … Continue reading

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Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge User Group – coming to Denver in June

Blackbaud and O-Matic Software are coming to Denver! Interested in meeting and networking with your fellow Raiser’s Edge users? Want to find out how other users overcame the same challenges you’re currently facing? Blackbaud User Groups are excellent networking and … Continue reading

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Planned giving white paper

There’s a new white paper posted on Blackbaud’s Prospect Research White Papers page.  Its titled From OK to OMG!:  How to be an Extraordinary Planned Giving Professional.

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Engaging students

Melissa Bank Stepno over at Blackbaud’s ProspectResearch blog offers some tips for creating a Culture of Philanthropy among students.

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Are you leaving money on the table?

Philanthropy Journal has posted an article about the results Cygnus Applied Research’s most recent survey.  Cygnus’ conclusion:  The bottom line is that fundraisers are “leaving money on the table.”

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