Category Archives: Tips

Competitive intelligence – a selective resource guide

LLRX has posted a revised version of their competitive intelligence resource guide.  Plenty of the sites listed are valuable to us prospect researchers.

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Helen Brown’s summer reading

Helen Brown has recommended some great resources on high net worth individuals. wealth and philanthropywe

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Finding and correcting bad data

David Lamb, Senior Solutions Consultant at Target Analytics and regular speaker at CPRA symposia, has a post on Blackbaud’s ProspcetResearch blog all about bad data. Here’s a snippet:  “One of the first lessons you learn as a prospect researcher is … Continue reading

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An intro to map making with Google tools part 2

The Google Nonprofits blog has posted part 2 of how to make maps using Google’s map tools. “New to map-making with Google tools? Last week we focused on how you could get started by creating a map of your organization’s … Continue reading

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Considering a degree in nonprofit management?

Terrie Temkin at Philanthropy Journal has posted an article about how to choose a nonprofit management program. Note:  the url in the article for the list maintained by Seton Hall University has a typo.  The correct url is:  http://academic.shu.edu/npo/list.php

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Zillow expands their database

Zillow has added more then 25 million new home valuations and has improved the accuracy of their estimate algorithms.

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Live chat: How to contact grantmakers & get results

The Foundation Center is offering a free live chat  Monday, June 20, 2011 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET.    Click here to register. “Marilyn Hoyt, nonprofit executive, consultant, and trainer, and Meghan Mucklow Pietrantonio, Grants Manager for SunTrust Bank’s Foundations … Continue reading

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Bing Maps improves street view

Search Engine Watch reports that Bing has made some changes to it’s Map street view tool.  Previously the street view used 360 degree panoramas called ‘bubbles.’  Bing has now flattened the bubbles into one long scrolling panorama.  There’s a “u-turn” … Continue reading

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Two articles from Friday’s symposium

Hope everyone enjoyed last Friday’s CPRA symposium.  Lots of great info from Jack Miller and Erin Osborn.  Erin asked me to pass along these two articles she mentioned during her presentation.  They’re both from the New York Times.  Making a … Continue reading

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Important questions for philanthropists

Tom Tierney, chairman of the Bridgespan Group and coauthor of Give Smart: Philanthropy that Gets Results, shares important questions philanthropist need to answer before they give.

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