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48 Nonprofits, 48 Websites, 48 Hours with Adam Walker

Nonprofits focus where they should… helping others. Thus, 48in48 Founder, Adam Walker set out with the goal of helping nonprofits. Traveling to different cities, Adam, his team and volunteers help create 48 websites for 48 local nonprofits in 48 hours – helping these organizations spread the word about what they do and giving them the… Read more »

Going, Going, Gone!! What to do with a Runaway Volunteer

By Katie MacKenzie, Project Coordinator Volunteers are vital to every non-profit organization. We rely on them to help us do everything from volunteering a few hours of their time, to helping with a project, to assisting us in raising money during annual, capital or stewardship campaigns.  We also rely on them to spread their drive… Read more »

Don’t Treat Your Board Chair And Campaign Chair Like This!

A previous blog offered suggestions on how to aggravate your board in four easy steps. Following up on that post, I’ve received suggestions on how to not only tick off your board chair but your campaign chair as well. Some of these came from chairs that we have worked with throughout the years. It brought… Read more »

How To Engage Your Volunteers

Among the joys of what development folks do is the opportunity to work with some extraordinarily good and generous people. We get to help them make a difference with their gifts and see their joy in having an impact on lives. I am persuaded that many of them would give more than just their money… Read more »

Show Some Love To Your Volunteers

By Heather Thornton, Project Manager I have written in the past about the importance of showing appreciation to your donors and how the little ways in which you can simply say “thank you” can go a long way. With Valentine’s Day still fresh on our minds, perhaps now is as good a time as any… Read more »

A Simple Thank You

  I recently started volunteering at an organization in Atlanta in order to get involved in the community. It wasn’t until I had a horrible experience with their volunteer services that I thought about discontinuing my giving to the organization. From the mismanagement of the volunteers to the lack of gratitude, I was angry and never… Read more »

A Closer Look At Community Philanthropists

  Photo Credit: AFP Atlanta National Philanthropy Day Luncheon Two long time Atlantans were honored last month by the Association of Fundraising Professionals for their transformative philanthropic contributions to the greater Atlanta Community. Tom Chapman and Rabbi Alvin Sugarman received their awards from Bernie Marcus in a ceremony at the Georgia Aquarium. Mr. Marcus, who has… Read more »

You “Serve”, But Do You “Give”?

By Katie MacKenzie, Project Coordinator There is a big trend happening in Student Affairs and on college campuses – Service Learning.  Service learning offers students the opportunity to experience out-of-the-classroom learning while reflecting on what it means to give back to the community through service to others. My alma mater is huge on service learning.… Read more »

Philanthropy: Dance The Dance

I am struck how often development officers fail to follow-through with conversations about gift commitments when opportunities present themselves. This came to mind very recently during a conversation with the chief development officer for a college whose university we are serving. Here’s the background: This officer was recruiting volunteers to serve on the college’s campaign… Read more »