As we highlighted last year,was the first year of the Giving Tuesday campaign. Tom Watson at Forbes Magazine and Timothy Ogden of Stanford’s Social Innovation Review have voiced concerns about its effectiveness,which attempts to soften the excessive consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday by reminding us all of the spirit [...]
In times of significant neighborhood change,outreach and community building are going to be extremely important in ensuring that new neighbors are included in already established communities and that these communities capitalizes on the new human resource.
From my own experience,gentrification is not creating inclusiveness. In many cases gentrification moves lower-income [...]
A Rotating Savings and Credit Association (ROSCA) for women (Photo credit:The Reboot)
Crowdfunding is a relatively new idea compared to other methods of securing capital (bank loans,personal savings,line of credit,venture capitalist,charitable donations). However,it’s actually been around for several years. Many of us have heard stories of people [...]
Residents carry relief goods past damaged homes in Tacloban city,Leyte province,central Philippines on Sunday,Nov. 10,2013.Bullit Marquez/AP Photo
With all of the news out now about the devastation that Typhoon Haiyan (called “Yolanda” in the Philippines) has wrecked in the Philippines,many people here in the United States and elsewhere [...]
With the government shutdown leaving many Americans feeling powerless and angry,community is more important than ever. America is built on the collective action of individuals working together to solve community problems and get things done. The shutdown fiasco offers the perfect opportunity for us to revive our legacy and come together,[...]
There has been a lot of conversation about charities that are not charitable. This conversation is forcing state governments to create regulations to ensure that charities are doing what they are supposed to be doing. For instance,the state of Oregon’s Governor signed legislation that would penalize charities that spends less [...]
Many organizations see grassroots fundraising as scattershot fundraising,where you want to hit as many targets as possible,without too much time spent on perfecting your aim. It’s often used when seeking small donations from unknown,uncultivated donors.
In Community Health Funding Report,Ryan Li Dahlstrom,Grassroots Fundraising Institute Training (GIFT) fundraising director,says [...]
A recent exposé detailed the failings of the 50 Worst Charities. The inquiry by the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting,joined by CNN,highlighted charities that channel most of the money they raise to professional solicitors,mimic other charities’ names,deceive donors on telemarketing calls,divert money and contracts to [...]
English:This statue is also known as “Statue of Three Lies”Lie # 1:This is not John Harvard’s face;no picture or statue of John Harvard survived. Lie # 2:John Harvard was not founder of Harvard University;it was founded two years prior to being renamed Harvard in 1638. [...]