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65+ Ways to Engage

This week I did an all day training in Louisiana for AmeriCorps VISTA members on resource development and developing strategic partnerships with businesses.  VISTA (started by President Kennedy in 1965) is one of the National Service program funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. For more than 10 years, I have worked all

Give Something Back Office Supplies

Today I got notification from the Chronicle of Philanthropy about a call on August 25th you might want to join. I interviewed Mike Hannigan for my book and he has a lot of great things to share.  For highlights from my interview about Give Something Back, click here. From the Chronicle's website I found the

Tired of Giving Rubber Chicken Dinners to Raise Money?

Back by popular demand! RECESSION PROOF RESOURCES: How SMART Nonprofits Partner with Businesses - a nonprofit teleseminar program. If you are concerned about the impact of a tight economy on your ability to get needed resources for your nonprofit, join me for my four-part nonprofit teleseminar series, RECESSION PROOF RESOURCES: How SMART Nonprofits Partner with

10 Challenges Businesses Have Working with Nonprofits

I interviewed thought leaders from 50 companies for my new book, Business Giving Strategies, due out this fall.  One questions which I asked everyone during the interviews was if they had experienced any challenges working with nonprofit organizations and if so, what were they.  The following is a list of ten of the challenges that

BusinessWeek Special Report on Philanthropy

BusinessWeek published a Special Report: Philanthropy 2010 last month.  I liked the article by Chris Farrell, titled "Philanthropy: Companies Seek Greater Returns in Tough Times."  Check the full article out here. "Amid soft economic times, companies' gifts are increasingly freighted with self-interest—whether it's image-polishing or engendering worker loyalty. The Great Recession exacted a harsh toll

Hope Equity Offers Long-Term Support For Haiti Recovery

Hope Equity, one of the organizations I featured in my Gifts That Make a Difference Report,  sent an email today showcasing ways they will be involved in Haiti moving forward so thought I would share. "The toll in human life and critical infrastructure caused by the catastrophic earthquake that struck Haiti grows as relief efforts

Tax Deductions for Charitable Donations

I found this online article, Tax Deductions for Charitable Donations: What You Need to Know About the Tax Benefits of Donating to Charitable Causes by Joanne Fritz, About.com Guide,  to be very informative so I thought I would share it.  For the original version with additional links to useful information, click here. "There are many advantages to

FREE Teleclass: 5 SUPER Strategies for Business Giving in 2010

If you are like most business leaders, you probably are very concerned these days about the impact of a tough economy on your ability to give needed resources to your favorite causes or nonprofit organizations. You see the need mushrooming in your community every day…and you see the companies around you starting to tighten their

Kiva in Haiti

Kiva is one of my favorite nonprofits as it makes microloans to developing country entrepreneurs and I fully support the notion of encouraging "Trade not Aid" whenever possible.  I checked their blog today to see what if anything they were saying about Haiti.  The following is an update from the Kiva Blog, dated 1/13/2010. "As

Vitamin Angels

I was in Steamboat Springs, CO over the weekend with my recreation club.  A group of us went snowmobiling on Rabbit Ears Pass which was great fun until I hit a bump and managed to break my back...literally. Yesterday I went to Whole Foods to see about buying some calcium to take - figured it

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