nonprofits

2012 Social Giving Infographic

Slide05It was a very good year for social giving! A virtual high-five to a great Twitter follower John Hayden (@johnhaydon) who shared this infographic by MDG Advertising via Small Act and Annie Lynsen. Enjoy! (more…)

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Top three posts

Slide01I am very grateful to have picked up some followers in these early days of writing a blog! To say I am a reluctant blogger may be a fair assessment, but as the newness wears off and I begin to find my stride, I can see this reluctancy starting to fade away. Here are my top three posts thus far:

  1. Stand Out: Pete Cooper, President of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga
  2. QR what?
  3. Waking Up Full of Awesome

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Stand Out: Pete Cooper, President of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga

Stand outWelcome to the debut interview of  Stand Out, an npcoach.com original Q & A series. Allow me to introduce you to my friend, colleague and local rock star fundraiser Pete Cooper, President of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga.

Q: Pete, How long have you been in the development business?

A: My primary job at the Community Foundation is fundraiser. I have been doing that for 21 years. But before that, while I was in the Trust Department of SunTrust Bank, (more…)

A family recipe for board and donor engagement

Slide503 cups of Face-to-Face Visits. Over coffee or lunch, at their office and (best of all) on-site. Phone calls, emails and social media touches are all good and relevant but should be used to provide a greater context to the personal interaction. The near-entirety of your business is to build relationships and nothing comes close to face-to-face conversations with board members and donors. (more…)