Nonprofits · Philanthropy

Nonprofits and Philanthropy in 2017

Subtitled: “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades”* …For Some 2017 hasn’t even happened yet, and already its impact is being felt by nonprofits and philanthropists. Some donors are giving bigger in anticipation of their future tax savings under a President Trump. Many nonprofits are already seeing more and bigger gifts from supporters who… Continue reading Nonprofits and Philanthropy in 2017

Nonprofits · Philanthropy

Giving Tuesday: Yea or Nay? Actually: Both

I’m of two minds on Giving Tuesday–mostly negative. Typically, nonprofits don’t end up getting new donors from things like this. If you get money from an existing donor, it more than likely cuts into the other gift they were going to make. I’ve heard from some donors that it increases “donor fatigue”–the constant barrage of… Continue reading Giving Tuesday: Yea or Nay? Actually: Both

Nonprofits

Social Innovation, Nonprofit Style

Check out this November 19, 2016, article on Forbes.com about Wanona Satcher, who’s created a nonprofit to turn unused shipping containers into tiny affordable housing units. This has been done on a small scale elsewhere for homeless individuals and vets. Satcher says it’s viable because the containers are sitting empty and are cheap, plus her work creates… Continue reading Social Innovation, Nonprofit Style