I’ve been watching Givewell for the past couple of years, because I think they’ve been trying to take on a serious issue with accountability and transparency for nonprofits.
Archive for the ‘Hybrid Nonprofit’ Category
1. What is Fiscal Sponsorship?
Well, when a nonprofit loves an individual very much, they get together and 9 months later fiscal sponsorship is born!
I mean, come on! We have tech for-profits starting up every day, and no one says to them, “There are too many tech startups! Cut it out already, there’s not enough need!”
Raising and managing millions annually through grants, but most of it is restricted to specific projects and we do want to increase our unrestricted/general operating funds (doesn’t everyone?) What would you suggest?”
Have you ever stopped and asked yourself, “Would my donors have more attention and money to give to my cause if they weren’t constantly buying new products and being distracted by new advertisements?”
Today’s post is a bit of a departure. Often, I’m on this blog, telling you how it is, or finding other people to tell you how it is. Today, like Socrates, I’ve got questions for you. Lots of questions. Consider even one of these questions, and leave a comment. I would LOVE to know if [...]
In this last year, I’ve stepped away from fundraising full time and started to grow different businesses. And I’ve done fairly well, which makes me wonder, are fundraising and entrepreneurship similar? Could fundraising be the first step to starting your own business? Let’s take a look. Fundraising: You learn how to market your nonprofit with [...]
How can you empower your donors to make something new?
How can you help turn your donors into entrepreneurs for your cause?
What’s more exciting than starting something new, and making it your own?
George Stevens recently posted on R.E. Foundations, the Council on Foundation’s blog, about entrepreneurial donors. He wrote,
“…community foundations are a platform for the nonprofit ecosystem. Do we encourage donor innovation using our platform? Do we engage the entrepreneurial donors in our communities? To fail to do so is to be left behind in the recovery of the nonprofit sector.”
I’m taking the 7 link challenge from Darren Rouse at ProBlogger! 1. Your first post – Gosh… my first post ever, I think was back in 1999 on Diaryland. I’m not going to embarrass myself now by posting it! I’ll give you the first post here (What is Fundraising?) instead. 2. A post you enjoyed [...]