I dedicate today’s post to those who are reaching — striving to be better than they are today; working hard; full of grit and passion. No matter what your age, you will enjoy this and probably want to share it with someone else in a similar place: (more…)
I’ve written about videos in the past and how they can turn viewers into advocates for and contributors to your organizations. We now have compelling evidence that shows for a third of all donors between the ages of 18 and 48, video is important to the causes they support. No surprise that the majority of Millennials (56%) view online videos about charities they support, and nearly half (46%) of Gen Xers (including me) do the same. Although a similar comparison is not available for baby boomers, who represent 43% of the total giving (more…)
As we look forward to what 2014 has in store for each of us, it is good to reflect on what a year it was. Professionally, I set my sights on putting some roots down in 2013, and in August, I returned to the world of higher education when I accepted the position of Associate Vice President of Leadership and Fund Development for Chattanooga State Community College. I was also satisfied to complete my Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential this past year. I hope 2013 brought you (more…)
In my work as a chief development officer for a community college, my mobile devices are among the most important tools in my work shed. Equally as important are the apps that deliver digital results.
Just this week I used my iPad mini to work on a document that needed signed, dated and returned via email. With SignNow, the (more…)
The Twitter feed is full of all sorts of useful content. As far as social media platforms go, Twitter is probably my current personal favorite, delivering nuggets of gold in 140 characters or less. A Sept. 7, 2013 Tweet by @cdilly — social media guru Colleen Dilenschneider — included a powerful one-liner and a link to a terrific infographic about the power of content marketing: “Per dollar spent, content marketing generates approximately 3 times as many leads as traditional marketing http://ow.ly/oF9IH” (more…)
She Inspires Me is a Nonprofitunity original series that provides a digital intersection of philanthropy and amazing girls and women in history. Welcome to the debut volume dedicated to the sweet memory of my best friend from high school, Stacey Barton Johnson, whose 43rd birthday would have been today.
Anne Frank, 1929 – 1945 | Overview
The Diary of Anne Frank (also know as The Diary of a Young Girl) is the true story of a Jewish teenage girl with a literary gift who died in a concentration camp during World War II. In her diary, she describes her life and deep thoughts while she and her family lived in a Secret Annex hidden behind a bookcase. She left us a timeless message of courage, hope and respect. (more…)