Although this news is from Halloween time last year, it just appeared on my radar today thanks to the Twitter feed via Frank Ocean who shared: “Window washers at a children’s hospital – this deserves endless retweets.” Thank you for the inspiration Frank. (more…)
It’s not everyday I decide to make-up a word, but during the creative selection process that came along with finally naming this young blog of mine, well, this is precisely what I did.
nonprofit + unity
I combined these two words because nonprofitunity (pronounced nän präfi to͞onitē) represents a mash-up of three core beliefs I hold about nonprofit success. Let me explain. Having spent more than 20 (more…)
Imagine having the opportunity to fulfill a loved one’s final wish. What a mixed bag of emotions it must be to face the loss of a loved one and the challenge of making their last wish come true. This is exactly what Seth Collins recently faced three days after his thirty year-old brother Aaron Collins passed away. Seth made sure his brother’s final wish was fulfilled.
Here is the true account as written by Seth: (more…)
TedxCambridge speaker Michael Norton disputes the notion that “Money can’t buy happiness.” In this ten minute speech, Norton presents a compelling research project that proves people who donate money are in fact happier:
Editor’s note: Thanks so much for sharing this TedTalk John!
Digital consumption is enormous. With mobile devices and TVs literally all around us at any given moment, it should not surprise us to learn the average person is exposed to more than 8 hours of screen time per day (source: Council for Research Excellence).
No matter how you feel about video consumption, the fact remains, our donors and potential donors are tuning in like never before. Using social media tools and email, video messages can spread like wild-fire. Online video can be used to turn viewers into advocates for and contributors to your organizations almost instantly. (more…)
The CNN Heroes awards show is everything a fundraising event should be and more: inspiring missions, inspired musicians and money raised for more good works! Although many tried, ten worthy missions had access to a star-studded stage with a global audience. This year CNN had more than 10,000 submissions from more than 100 countries. (more…)