A new advocacy resource for coalition builders, and how to talk to funders about your advocacy work (2 links): https://bolderadvocacy.org/blog/new-advocacy-resource-coalitions Wondering what is OK to put in advocacy evaluation reports to...
To help you make the most of the chatter on Twitter, 5 tips to help your nonprofit stand out, spark a conversation and get your next campaign trending—drive more awareness and online giving on one of the world’s most influential social media channels: ...
Yes, but the old fashioned ways (mail, email, phone, in-person) are still the most effective and productive—online fundraising is worthwhile as long as you keep things in perspective: https://michaelrosensays.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/is-online-fundraising-really-worth-your-time/
The 1.5 million nonprofits that use Facebook for fundraising are worried the social network’s new algorithm could hurt those efforts with its new algorithm that favors posts from friends over those by organizations—Instagram is now gaining favor:...
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising is proving itself as a good revenue generator for community-based social justice and advocacy nonprofits—some help on how to do it right: http://www.theagitator.net/uncategorized/attention-fundraisers-dont-run-dash/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzEmail&utm_content=388628&utm_campaign=Express_2018-03-13_01%3a30
I am no fan of LA2050’s process that incorporates a “beauty contest” into its grant-making; however, here’s their link to two good stories—best practices for strong civic communities and exploring how our civic history can create a shared identity: https://mailchi.mp/la2050/two-weeks-left-to-apply-to-activateforla?e=210f32e1cf
Donors and advocates are probably less “fatigued than watching” for the next best opportunity to advance or block something; a newswire I co-wrote with the editor for Nonprofit Quarterly: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/03/13/rage-philanthropy-run-course/?utm_source=NPQ+Newsletters&utm_campaign=d858e1ea56-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_94063a1d17-d858e1ea56-12442753
Here are a few critical considerations, and one other key thing to keep in mind—foundations are major donors, and like major donors, relationships with them need to be strategically developed, nurtured and cultivated over time (blind proposals don’t work!): http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/management-tips/need-grant-development-consultant/
A good local example from here in Los Angeles of nonprofits and philanthropists, working closely with community, government and political leaders, to address the intractable local problem of homelessness: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-everyone-in-20180309-story.html
What do nonprofits do when they solve the problem they were created to address (a goal all of us have)? They can shut down, or they can reinvent themselves and find new challenges—here’s an example from MN, similar to what EQCA did here in our state: http://www.winonadailynews.com/after-same-sex-marriage-victory-outfront-minnesota-pivots-to-transgender/article_332d5d76-bc06-5dd4-b04c-46f3196cb3cf.html
Behested Payments — the time honored, and controversial, tradition that allows local elected officials and other California politicos to solicit large donations for their favorite charities — is highlighted here in Long Beach: https://www.presstelegram.com/2018/03/11/behested-payments-benefit-long-beach-charities-but-do-they-help-politicians-too/
Is Rage Fundraising petering out because progressive donors’ pocketbooks cannot keep up with their passionate Resistance to Trumpism? https://www.fastcompany.com/40537186/trump-inspired-rage-philanthropy-may-be-burning-out