Instagram. The Osborne Group on Instagram: “I really like #skitch for adding some nice visuals to my presentations. #fundraising #ngotech” The Osborne Group on Instagram: “The name-by-name table of gifts is a critical tool for tracking your fundraising progress. If your not using one, how will you know if you're going to make your goal? #fundraising #philanthropy” The Osborne Group on Instagram: “Are you measuring your retention rate? Retention, upgrade rates, and reacquisition are all really important metrics for measuring the general succes of your fundraising program. See what your retention rate is today and th.
Engage for Dynamic Meetings. The Osborne Group on Instagram: “To connect with donors, nonprofits should consider live streaming your work or even a board meeting. There are lots of ways to do this including mobile apps. #meerkat is all the rage at SXSW and let's you live stream direc. Reinier Spruit sur Twitter : "'You need to value donors as much as you need value from them' #fundraising #fondsenwerving. A retention vision like Billie Holiday. The Osborne Group on Instagram: “Welcome to #15SecFundraising, The Osborne Group's foray into video tips and ideas. Every week we'll post news, ideas and tips to make your #fundraising easier! #philanthropy” The Osborne Group on Instagram: “Engagement leads to major gifts! Make sure your donors are DOING not just CONSUMING #fundraising #philanthropy #15SecFundraising”
Karen E. Osborne sur Twitter : "Generosity helps others but mostly helps you! #fundraising #leadership... NpNEXT. Thank you for joining us at npNEXT.
It was great to see you at the event. We hope you found the opportunity to network, learn, and connect with chief development officers from the largest nonprofits, nonprofit leaders, and change agents across the country valuable. Below you’ll find a few videos from the event, but please check back frequently as we will release additional videos from the event over the next few weeks. Integrating Advocacy and Fundraising to Drive Giving, presented by Geoff Handy, Senior Vice President, Direct Marketing and Membership, The Humane Society of the United StatesThe Power of Customer Context, presented by Carl Doty, Vice President & Group Director, ForresterThe Transformational Partnership, presented by Karen E. Osborne, President, The Osborne Group, Inc.
Karen E. Osborne sur Twitter : "The Ultimate Happiness List via Jelly Wong. It starts with get more sleep. I wish. #fundraising #leadership. Should You Adopt Radical Transparency? The idea of radical transparency has been a popular concept in the business world for around the last decade or so.
The term gets used quite a bit but in the context of the corporate world, it essentially refers to making decisions in public, being open about data, and generally being up front in areas where a corporation has traditionally tried to do the opposite. Once Rare, Capital Campaigns Now a Fixture of Fundraising. Top 10 ways to ensure your best people will quit. Here are 10 ways to guarantee that your best people will quit: 10.
Treat everyone equally. Webinar: Employing Metrics for Effective Course Corrections. Registration. Get rich (quick) Major Gift Lessons From My Grandsons. I’ve had the privilege of speaking all over the world to groups as large as 900.
Certainly, my adrenaline would pump. But never once did I feel nervous or worried. That is until my grandson asked me to speak to his second grade class. 2014 overview: The 50 best blog posts! Happy new year!
We hope you have a terrific 2015! And we wish you health, happiness and heaps of fundraising success! Before we share the Top 50 best blog posts of 2014, let’s have a brief look at the 2014 highlights. December “Glass Balls” for Major Gift Teams - 101fundraising. Ten Things Great Relationship Builders Do. Our goal is inspired, joyful, generous investments by our donors.
We want them to be “all in.” Ambassadors, volunteers, providers of expertise and wisdom, networkers and connectors and of course stretch financial givers and fundraisers on our behalf. To get there, we build relationships that are strong, life-long, productive for the organization and meaningful for the donors. A Case for the Fundamentals. About a year ago, I was complaining to my dad that my shoe laces kept coming untied.
He told me, as unpatronizingly as possible, that it was because I wasn’t tying them right. You heard me, I wasn’t tying them right… This got me thinking, how did this happen? What's On The Table? Monday I had dinner with 10,000 people.
Well, not exactly.. But, I did participate with 10,000 other Chicago area citizens in a community-wide “town hall” called On The Table created by the Chicago Community Trust in celebration of their 99th anniversary. The goal, according to Chicago Community Trust, CEO, Terry Mazany was to have more than 10,000 people “from all walks of life and socioeconomic circumstances” engage in conversation about the issues facing their communities and ideas to make their communities stronger. “We hope the conversations “generate new ideas, inspire bold solutions and cultivate relationships and collaborations to improve communities region-wide,” said Mazany. The trust is using social media to capture these ideas and will report back to the community through their website and an idea exchange in October. What's On The Table? Effective Time Management. Effective Time Management. Effective Time Management. Connecting with Donors Starts with Connecting with Employees. Connecting with donors on a personal level builds lasting and productive relationships.
In much the same way, connecting with employees results in higher staff productivity and retention. Connecting with Donors Starts with Connecting with Employees. Connecting with Donors Starts with Connecting with Employees. Moving Your Board in the Right Direction. In our fourth Spreecast, Laurel and Board discussion moving your board in the right direction.
Check out the 30 minute video that gives great practical tips and information on: Moving Your Board in the Right Direction. The dark side of nonprofit monthly giving - Pamela Grow. Raising More Money Before, After and During Your Special Events. Since special events take a lot of time and resources, let’s make them COUNT! The Wall Street Journal reported that “Retention is the new acquisition and customer service is the new marketing.”
In other words, the keys to raising more money before, during and after special events, especially at leadership annual giving levels ($1,000+), are holding onto to past leadership event donors and sprinkling those donors with outstanding customer service. Spreecast. Raising More Money Before, After and During Your Special Events. SB30001424052702303725404579461351615271292?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB30001424052702303725404579461351615271292. Spreecast. Building a Culture of Philanthropy. Building a Culture of Philanthropy. Never assume: Uncover the truth through stakeholder surveys. Spring and Special Events – Magical or Deadly? For readers in the northern hemisphere, spring special event season is just around the corner.
Registration. Nonprofits and Those Who Support Them Should Talk Openly About Finances – Money and Mission. About 6,000 nonprofits responded to the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s survey asking how comfortable they are discussing their financial health. When nonprofit leaders and funders get together to discuss grant opportunities, they discuss the programs and services that support the grantee organization’s mission, but they seldom talk about financial health. In Nonprofit Finance Fund’s annual State of the Sector Survey, we asked nonprofit leaders which aspects of finance they are comfortable discussing with their funders (both individual and institutional).
Sixty percent of 2013 survey respondents reported having an open dialogue about program expansion. The next most popular topics were a distant second and third: securing funding for facility needs (34 percent) and financial reserves (30 percent). Registration. Creating Board Retreat Opportunities. Spring cleaning, annual physicals, board retreats. Three New Year's Resolutions that will Payoff in Major Gifts.
"We're very event-driven...": And then a Leadership Giving Program was born... The Promise of Customer Service and of Making a Difference. It's Not Too Late to End the Year Strong. Using Short Social-Media Videos to Spread Your Message. As video smartphone apps like Vine and Instagram gain momentum, Forbes is predicting the format will become one of 2014’s strongest social-media marketing trends. Both apps allow users to shoot and share video clips that are only seconds long. Some nonprofits are already experimenting with using the apps to raise awareness about their causes with young, tech-savvy audiences.
Fear and Fundraising. Building Capacity for Social Good - The Osborne Group Blog. Building Capacity for Social Good - The Osborne Group Blog. PodcastMachine. Digital is the 'New Normal', so why is digital fundraising still so rubbish? Building Capacity for Social Good - The Osborne Group Blog. Building Capacity for Social Good - The Osborne Group Blog. The Three Most Important Board Roles.
Why Not More Peer Learning at Conferences? Last week I spent the last leg of a two week European business trip “presenting” at the International Fundraising Festival in Prague. Smiles Lead to More Major Gifts. Obama email team reveals what worked - and didn’t - in election fundraising. The Four Best Predictors of Major Gift Success.
Hoarders Buried Alive: The Donor Prospecting Edition. Working in the New Normal: Annual Fund Strategies for Today. 50+ Donor Engagement Ideas. Building Capacity for Social Good - The Osborne Group Blog. International. This blog is a bit of a rant. Half of Fundraisers in the Top Job Would Like to Quit - News. Stewardship. Innovation. Crowdfunding. CSR. Capacity building. The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia.