Sandra Cyr

Feb 25, 2019

Growing Your Social Donor Base

The future of fundraising is social, and Social Donors will play an important role in helping nonprofits reach their fundraising goals.

Feb 25, 2019

Win Big With Big Data: A Nonprofit’s Guide to Data Analytics

Whether your nonprofit feeds the hungry or provides shelter for the homeless, you have the ability (and obligation) to make data-backed, objective decisions regarding service delivery and internal processes - your clients depend on it.

Feb 11, 2019

Making Media Attention Work for Your Nonprofit

Media coverage brings an array of attention to the work and mission of a nonprofit. Preparation is key, and coordination is encouraged for agency synchronicity.

Feb 4, 2019

Design Thinking in the Nonprofit World

Nonprofits are, by their very nature, required to be creative in their efficiency and operational approaches. Design Thinking is a strong tool to enable this at little cost.

Feb 4, 2019

How Higher Education Can Close the Technology Skills Gap

Higher education is well positioned to close the technology skills gap, if both students and schools take the proper steps to adequately position themselves to reflect the job market. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology's Dr. Aisha Francis shares some effective strategies they have implemented to address this issue.

Jan 28, 2019

Bitcoin: Fundraising for the Future

As the use of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general continues to grow, it’s critical that organizations understand best practices of accepting donations in virtual currency.

Jan 28, 2019

Experienced a Dip in Last Year’s Giving? How Nonprofits Can Mitigate the Impact of Tax Reform

How greatly tax reform will impact charitable giving remains to be seen. Nevertheless, while some changes have led certain organizations to reap lower-than-normal annual giving amounts in 2018, the upside is that it has also prompted many others to turn a new eye toward their operations, financial management, and tax planning strategies.

Jan 14, 2019

Moving Beyond Startup

The Lone Survivor Foundation offers a clear example of a nonprofit that has moved beyond its preliminary success. Several key strategies can be taken from the foundation’s success, such as name recognition and branding, collaboration with like-minded organizations, and portfolio diversification can help nonprofits attain long-term sustainability.

Jan 7, 2019

Collaborative Philanthropy Magnifies the Impact of Marine Giving

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and The Moore Charitable Foundation work together worldwide to support the establishment of marine protected areas through an international funders’ collaborative called Oceans 5.

Jan 7, 2019

Beginning Our Labors Anew

The need for philanthropy doesn’t decrease over time. As philanthropy helps you achieve the dreams you had, it also opens the door for the next iteration of those dreams, the next generation of those dreams consistent with your community’s mission and philosophy.