The Weekly Round Up: The Best in Nonprofits from Around the Web
We have lots of great resources for you nonprofit professionals this week – from the future of philanthropy to fundraising webinars – there’s something for everyone this Valentine’s Day.
Bitcoin has been getting significant attention for its incredible exponential growth in value over the last year. However, a recent uptick in hacks which resulted in millions of dollars in stolen Bitcoins has been bringing the cryptocurrency’s security into question. This is a fascinating article that looks at some ethical questions Bitcoin has been raising for the nonprofit organizations that accept them.
In another Olympic-themed story, Chobani, a yogurt company that sponsors the US Olympic Team, was unable to get over 5,000 cups of yogurt to Sochi in time for the games. So, while the company says they’re disappointed the Olympic Team won’t be able to enjoy their delicious dairy products, they’re excited to be able to provide nutritious food to local New Jersey and New York food banks.
This is a really interesting piece that argues the future of philanthropy relies on 3 things: cross-sector cooperation and investment, data and measuring results and maintaining a big-picture vision of change – a great and worthwhile read.
Did you know that women are at the helm of just 12% (yes, only TWELVE percent) of the largest NGOs in the US. The situation is barely better in the UK. The females in these powerful roles say the figures are concerning and more must be done to encourage and support women in pursuit of management and leaderships skills so they can overcome barriers in the system.
The New Yorker takes a very interesting look into the connection between philanthropy and real poverty alleviation in the US, chronicling giving since the 1960s, America’s biggest donors and the institutions they give to.
Planning your run/walk/ride or other big spring fundraiser? This webinar takes a close look at what you’ll need to make it the best event possible.
Implementing a recurring revenue program can catalyze and sustain growth at your nonprofit organization, especially if its properly branded and well-run year after year. Team Rubicon has some great advice on growing your recurring revenue program through a simple to understand 7-step process.
“Maps can be incredibly empowering.” Read how in this fascinating article about how the Indian government discovered an entire slum existed – just from Google Maps.
NTEN’s Technology Conference is coming up in March and its set to be a great event to get in touch with the nonprofit community, learn about new technology and tools and gain some inspiration for your 2014 strategies.
Hubspot does it again with their great guide on how to approach and engage the ever-important Millenial donor.
Liberty in North Korea sends out amazing e-mails – they’re engaging, informative, simple and easy to navigate. They gave StayClassy an inside look to how they approach planning their e-mail marketing campaigns. It’s great to learn from others!