I often come across articles that are too good to keep to myself, because the message is so powerful for creating social good, for nonprofits (and often businesses, too).
Updated September 28, 2012
- Forbes Insights (@ForbesInsights) shared an incredibly helpful report: Next Generation Philanthropy: Changing the World. You have to enter a little bit of information to download it, but I promise that it is worth it.
- I love this inspiring article about boards of directors from Philanthropy Journal (@phijo): Nonprofit Organizations with Active Fundraising Boards More Likely to Meet Goal.
- While you’re thinking about money, Nell Edgington of Social Velocity (@nedgington) shared a great insight into nonprofit thinking: Nonprofits Must Stop Fearing Money.
- On to my favorite social media-related post of the week, Heather Mansfield (@nonprofitorgs) shared some always helpful tips: Five Types of Nonprofit Tweets Guaranteed to Get Retweeted.
- And lastly, this article could be applied to all organizations, for-profit and non-profit alike: 7 Things Customers Most Want from You.
Updated August 31, 2012
- The Social Good Girl’s Guide (@Kate4Good on Twitter) unpacked what generosity means to her: Generosity (re)Defined. It inspired me!
- Pamela Grow (@PamelaGrow on Twitter) always has great content. This week she shared an archived link that speaks to nonprofits about the importance of development and program staff working together. Archive or no archive, this is VERY relevant: Program and Development Staff, Together At Last.
- Data, data, data. I love it. Many nonprofits have a love-hate relationships with it. I found two articles that are very different, but each struck me this week. Always helpful, Beth Kanter (@kanter on Twitter) very clearly answered How Nonprofits Can Switch to a Data-Informed Culture. She makes the case, gives a practical example, and tips to change organizational culture. I loved this article. I also found a helpful article from Harvard Business Review (@HarvardBiz on Twitter) , reminding us that data is just one piece of the puzzle toward understanding our customers: What Data Can’t Tell You About Your Customers.
Updated August 24, 2012
- The Chronicle of Philanthropy (@Philanthropy on Twitter) released a great report/resource on How America Gives, which you can search by state, city, neighborhood, etc. So valuable.
- One Alpha Avenue (@kaydysontam and @pat_thom on Twitter) released an inspiring look at fundraising: Fundraising and the Value of Vocation, written by Sharilyn Hale (@SharilynDH on Twitter).
- If you’re looking to connect with great people working on creating social good, you have to check out this post from Armchair Advocates (@ArmChrAdvocates and @charlesabentley on Twitter): 50 Tweeters of Social Good You Have to Follow.
- If you ask me, I think that Nell Edgington of Social Velocity (@nedgington on Twitter) is really writing the book on the new era of philanthropy. Check out this awesome post: Doing Good Work is No Longer Enough.
Updated August 16, 2012
- Charity Navigator (@CharityNav on Twitter) released the 2012 US Charity Check-Up
- One Accord Partners (@OneAccord on Twitter) released a great article: How Do You Know When a Volunteer is Truly Engaged?
- I just love this from Wired Impact (@wiredimpact on Twitter), Reframing Fundraising as the Beginning of the Story
- This article in Stanford Social Innovation Review (@SSIReview on Twitter) is one of the most helpful that have read lately. Written by Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod-Grant (of FSG Social Impact Consultants and the Monitor Institute, respectively), this is an article that really speaks to what INK Consulting is focused on: the power of relationships and the ability to use relationships to achieve nonprofit mission(s). Sit and read this one when you have some time: Local Forces for Good.
Updated July 13, 2012
- Achieve (@achieve_consult on Twitter) released the 2012 Millenial Impact Report
- Harvard Business Review (@HarvardBiz on Twitter) always has simple, concise recommendations that you can easily act on: How to Turn a Relationship into a Sale
- First Giving (@FirstGiving on Twitter) has great online fundraising ideas, advice and insights: How to Package Your Nonprofit According to Steve Jobs
- Forbes (@Forbes on Twitter) article might be one of my favorites of all time. It focuses on Steve Rothschild’s (@stevrothschild) book, “The Non Nonprofit.” I need to read this book, too! Nonprofits Have Customers, Too