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by Case Foundation
The Case Foundation interviews Scott Case, CEO of Startup America Partnership, about Fearlessness in this special series called "Fearless Focus." #befearless Learn more at www.CaseFoundation.org/befearless.
On April 5, M+R Strategic Services, a public relations and communications firm working with leading non-profits, and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), a membership organization of non-profit professionals who use technology for their causes, will release their sixth annual eNonprofit...
See how to tap the power of the crowd for creative projects (Crowd Creativity), to collect and organize knowledge (Distributed Knowledge), how to use the crowd to develop and test new ideas (Open Innovation), to access an on-demand scalable workforce (Cloud Labor) and how to use the crowd to raise...
by Stanford Social Innovation Review
Outcome-oriented philanthropy is at least a century old, but the past 10 or so years have seen an upsurge in both its intensity and its extent. It has been the subject of many articles, talks, and conferences, and has given rise to new organizations dedicated to facilitating its practice. An...
by Kurtis Beavers
Can an app boost community engagement? A new mobile app called Cause.it, which made a splashy debut during SXSW Interactive in Austin, may do the job better than just about anything. From Good.is
by The Non Profit Times
Money is always a hot topic of conversation at SXSW from new start-ups looking for venture funds to nonprofits looking for philanthropic support. What are various kinds of organizations doing to raise money though socially engaged channels like YouTube and Twitter?
by The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The New York Times has eliminated its philanthropy beat, a move that could make it harder for nonprofits to get their stories told to a national audience.
by Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog
Today my colleague Kate Olsen guest posts again. She publishes the Digital Giving Index for my organization, Companies for Good, where she posts thoughtful reflections on cause marketing. Here are her insights on what the index results mean for nonprofits. Earlier this year, I asked readers...
by guest blogger: Geoff Livingston
Today the Case Foundation in conjunction with the Razoo Foundation released "How Giving Contests Can Strengthen Nonprofits and Communities." The in-depth analysis of Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington, in context with other giving days and general social good contests, demonstrated that giving...
by Jean Case
When we look at the state of the world today, we see a mixed picture. Rapid innovation in an increasingly connected society is transforming the way we work, play, and live. But we also see global economic woes, civic unrest, and political stalemates. As a result, social issues that challenge...
Did you know that 83% of Americans say they wish brands would support causes, and 41% have bought a product because it was associated with a cause? Being generous is simply good business. And for you as a fundraiser or nonprofit, getting a company behind your effort is only good sense. Finding a...
by The Next Web
When we visit sites that host any type of content, be it news or videos, we’re all used to being presented with options on how to share it. On The Next Web you’ve probably become familiar with our sharing options that are displayed above each article.
5 Fast Facts
These can be attributed to the Giving USA 2011 report and article found here.
- Total charitable giving has increased in current dollars in every year since tracking began in 1954 except in: 1987, 2008, and 2009.
- Total charitable giving was 2% of Gross Domestic Product in 2010, a decline from the level of 2.3% seen in 2000 and 2005.
- There are more than 1.28M registered 501(c)(3) organizations with the IRS. But in June 2011, 275K lost their tax-exempt status for failure to file legally required documents.
- Family foundations provided approximately 48% of all grants by independent, community, and operating foundations in 2010.
- The largest pledged gift in 2010 was $250 million worth of art and furniture from George M. and Linda H. Kaufman to the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.