10.08.2013 ,

Pay It Forward Movement Rolls On With #AJO

I’ve been following the rise of the Pay it Forward movement, a worldwide effort by do-gooders to help others. It often helps the needy, but not always. Sometimes it’s just…

4 Giving Strategies You Should Pitch to Your Boss

It may seem like every company does something to support nonprofits, but there are still many hold outs. Is your company one of them? Here’s the good news. Companies are…

10 Ways to Get a Jump on Giving in the New Year

Are you trying to cultivate a greater commitment to charity and generosity in the New Year? Me too. Here are ten ways you can get off on the right foot…

Give Nonprofits What They Need (Not Teddy Bears)

The other day I read something on my Facebook wall from a friend who is a television reporter in Nebraska. His station was doing stories related to the school shooting…

Thanksgiving: The Lancaster Way of Giving

Meghan Young grew up in Lancaster County and attended schools in the city of Lancaster. Despite leaving the area to attend culinary school in Baltimore, then working as a chef…

04.30.2012 ,

Money Can Buy Happiness

A colleague recently sent this video from Michael Norton’s TEDxCambridge talk whether or not people can buy happiness. See what Michael had to say. It’s interesting to see that people…

Interview: What Inspired Cultures of Giving?

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is concluding the Cultures of Giving Donor Challenge this week on Razoo. The Cultures of Giving Donor Challenge is a 10-day online giving campaign to support…

Minority Communities Gaining Philanthropic Steam

Minorities are traditionally under-served by larger philanthropic institutions in the United States as well as underrepresented inside their walls. But this is changing. A strengthening movement to create philanthropic funds…

Stand Out by Giving Instead of Asking

Every nonprofit and super ambassador is fundraising right now. It’s the big push to get the year-end 40% of annual donations. Compounding this distraction is all of the commercial marketing…

11.17.2011 ,

5 Last Minute Creative Ideas for Holiday Fundraising

You don’t have a plan for fundraising this December yet, and are feeling squeemish. With as much as 40% of your online donations coming, you could even be starting to…