Thursday, February 11, 2010

The power of small donations

You may remember that in past postings, I've talked about the power of small donations, and how younger donors come with a network of friends who, if asked, can often make a $5 or $10 donation...instantly. 500 $10 donations total, of course $5,000, and may be a heck of a lot easier to get than one $5,000 gift.

A story in today's New York Times on the results of the many small fund-raising efforts for Haiti is a bit different, but related in the idea that small donations add up.

And, it's good news from the perspective of Americans' undying generosity.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Nonprofit Innovation, Part 1

The February issue of the Mission-Based Management Newsletter is (finally) online. This month's topic is "Nonprofit Innovation, Part 1". Check it out when you get a chance.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Tech "fun", conference fun.

I've been dealing with tech crap for the past few days and have thus been too busy to post-my laptop power source died, so after tearing it apart and finding that there was not, as advertised, an easy, plug in fix, I reassembled the computer and took it to ship to be repaired.
Then, my Carbonite backup was, to put it mildly, poor. So, I'm using a variety of workarounds.

That, however, is my problem, not yours.

I just came back from New Orleans, at a conference for organizations that work with people with disabilities and had a refreshing experience: I spoke on the topic of how to grow your nonprofit, which was a fun change from repeatedly telling people how to deal with the recession and cutbacks. Most of these nonprofits are associated with NISH, who I do a ton of training for, and I know lots of them, so it was great to see many familiar faces in the crowd. And, New Orleans is always fun.

More later--I'm snowed in again this weekend.