Archive for the ‘Nonprofit Downturn’ Category
This is a sample piece of a presentation that I gave earlier this year. If you’d like to see the full version of the recording, the link is in the presentation. If you’d like to see what new presentations we have coming up, just go here
How do you convince people to give to you, even if they don’t know your cause? That is most people. Most people have no reason to care about your cause. That’s okay. Your job is to find the people who DO have some reason to care about your cause. How do you find those people? [...]
How can progressives use collective joy to help motivate people and promote our causes?
People who are working for change need to think about how to make their events draw on the solidarity and creativity of lots of people together. That’s been happening … but it’s something we need to address. Bringing art and culture into politics is a way to express what we are seeking, what our vision of the world is. -Barbara Ehrenreich
Wow, hello hate mail! Because of my posts about being a nonprofit wage slave, and being unable to make rent on a nonprofit “salary”, someone took issue with this. Actually, more than one person did, and I’m glad about it. I got a reader email saying, “I HATE YOUR PITY PARTY! IF YOU DON’T LIKE [...]
Todd Cohen, editor of the Philanthropy Journal, wrote a blog post on how bad nonprofit consultants can be. He writes: “Often exiles from nonprofits because they were ineffective, burned out or just wanted a bigger paycheck, bad consultants can drain nonprofits’ limited funding in return for simplistic advice masquerading as strategic thinking. Many who could [...]
So you’re looking into making multiple streams of income for your nonprofit. You’ve got your events going. You’ve got your grants program going. You’ve got your appeal letter out. How ELSE can you make money for your nonprofit? Think about who you can partner with in a host-beneficiary relationship. This could be part of cause [...]