Month: October 2010

A New Source of Funds for Nonprofits: Product Recommendations!

The Great Recession has hit nonprofits hard. The most recent Chronicle of Philanthropy survey found that donations to the nation’s biggest charities dropped 11 % last year — resulting in billions of dollars in lost revenue. It’s the worst decline since the survey started 20 years ago. The good news: There is a large, promising, …

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Why Being Next Gen is a Good Thing

This is a guest post by Jillian Vukusich, Director of Community Investments, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.  Follow Jillian on Twitter:  @JCVukusich by:  Jillian Vukusich I’ve recently returned from a two-day session with the Council on Foundation’s Next Generation Task Force. Largely a time to brainstorm about strategies for inclusion of the …

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Applied Crowdsourcing

Philanthropy411 is currently covering the Communications Network and CommA Fall 2010 Conference in Los Angeles with the help of a blog team, which is part of the conference’s 2nd annual Gorilla Engagement Squad.  This is a guest post by Dan Brady, Communications Manager at the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.  Follow on Twitter:  @givingforum. …

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Wisdom of Crowds – Succeeding in Practice?

Philanthropy411 is currently covering the Communications Network and CommA Fall 2010 Conference in Los Angeles with the help of a blog team, which is part of the conference’s 2nd annual Gorilla Engagement Squad.  This is a guest post by Chris Wolz, President and CEO of ForumOne.  Follow Chris on Twitter:  @cwolz. By:  Chris Wolz Adin …

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First Impressions

Philanthropy411 is currently covering the Communications Network and CommA Fall 2010 Conference in Los Angeles with the help of a blog team, which is part of the conference’s 2nd annual Gorilla Engagement Squad.  This is a guest post by Dan Brady, Communications Manager at the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.  Follow on Twitter:  @givingforum. …

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6 Mistakes Philanthropists Make During a Crisis (And What They Can Do Instead)

Don’t let delusional altruism hinder your impact! Learn valuable tips to improve your giving during tumultuous times.