Tag: Giving and Funding

Community Insights: Richard Turner

  In our latest post for our Community Insights series, we talk to Richard Turner, Chief Fundraiser at SolarAid about his career as a fundraiser and the biggest opportunities in digital fundraising.     Tell us a bit about yourself and your career so far.   I’ve been a fundraiser for 25 years, this year! Not […]

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Facebook’s Donate Button Helps Build Donor Lists

  In 2013, Facebook rolled out a ‘donate’ button for partnered nonprofits. Twenty months after their pilot, the social network has rolled out the feature to all nonprofits and charities, according to Megan O’Neil’s piece for the Chronicle of Philanthropy, ‘Facebook’s New Donate Button Helps Charities Build Donor Lists‘.   In the original pilot, the […]

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A $47 Billion Opportunity

  Over the past five years, I’ve had the privilege of talking with scores of people about how and why they engage in philanthropy. In the course of these conversations, I’ve been struck by a real and important tension. While we speak passionately and sincerely about the importance of giving, most donors’ giving does not […]

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Community Insights: Alison Carlman

  In our second post for our Community Insights series, we spoke to contributor Alison Carlman, Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications at GlobalGiving. She’s contributed pieces like Catalyzing a Global Marketplace and GlobalGiving’s Big Bet for Markets for Good in the past – we caught up with her to find out how she became involved […]

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How Come This Foundation’s Grantees Love its Reporting Process So Much?

    Most charities hate the reporting which funders make them do. Notionally a learning process, it’s often just compliance, box-ticking and a dead-weight cost. But not so apparently for the Inter-American Foundation, an independent US government agency which grant-funds citizen-led community development across Latin America and the Caribbean. IAF seems to be a positive outlier: […]

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GlobalGiving’s Big Bet

  We all want our donations to have the most impact possible. But how do we choose which nonprofits to support? And how does an organization like GlobalGiving that works with thousands of organizations in 165+ countries, measure, compare, incentivize, and reward effective nonprofits?   Well, at GlobalGiving, we’ve made a Big Bet about how […]

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Using Data to Drive Donations

  Online crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular way for nonprofits to reach new donors and enhance fundraising efforts. This exciting format brings with it new opportunities, but also questions about how best to take advantage to raise awareness and important funds for their cause.   Since 2002, the nonprofit GlobalGiving—a global crowdfunding community for nonprofits—has helped […]

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A Data-Led, Common Sense Approach to Online Fundraising

  Stanford computer scientists Jure Leskovec and Tim Althoff have analysed 14-years worth of online donations to help organisations systematise behaviours that can greatly boost the cash value of donations. Their analysis of anonymous data reveals insights into ways to increase donor retention, from the kinds of requests that perform well, to the timings of […]

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Are Proxy Buyers Stunting the Growth of the Nonprofit Economy?

  The market engine behind our nonprofit service economy is the act of funders and donors “proxy buying” a service or program on behalf of a population. Analogous to “in loco parentis,” where a school plays the role of the parent while children are in their care, in the nonprofit sector, we have “in loco […]

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Giving to Disaster Relief and Recovery

  When disaster strikes, people want to help. Unfortunately, it’s not always clear which nonprofits can respond most effectively, or even if some organizations asking for donations are legitimate. Here are five tips to help you give wisely.   Be pro-active, not re-active.   It’s not necessary or wise to respond to every call or […]

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