Nearly 70% of U.S. households donate to a nonprofit throughout the year, and statistics suggest that 70% of those generally donate at least once during the holidays. With nearly half of us supporting a nonprofit during this season, fundraisers need to get it right. The following are a few tips on annual fundraising appeals.Read More
Published in the Orange County Register on November 25, 2013
Days of Service are nationally recognized volunteer days, mobilizing thousands of volunteers, corporations and media partners. Learn how you can get involved.Read More
Published in the Orange County Register on November 8, 2013
From feeding the hungry, to walking for cures to thousands of beach cleanings in between, we unequivocally believe volunteer efforts of all varieties are good for the health of our communities.Read More
Published in the Orange County Register on October 28, 2013
Sometimes hard, cold numbers can help your cause. Here are some great sources that happen to be free.
It’s true, I am a data nerd.
I wish I were adorable and cool like Sheldon or Leonard of “Big Bang Theory” fame. Instead I’m just the kind of goofball who loves to pour over facts and data. Show me a great infographic and I get giggly.Read More
Published in the Orange County Register on October 14, 2013
It wasn’t so long ago when the five-year plan was requisite.
Nowadays, looking so far into the future increasingly is a fictional exercise.
We do not know what the economy will look like in five months, let alone five years. Why invest resources on a plan based on a future that nobody can predict?Read More
Published in the Orange County Register on September 30, 2013
Companies do not know how to get involved with our nonprofits. It’s not their business; as nonprofits, it is ours. We need to make a concerted effort to develop volunteer opportunities that engage corporate volunteers and their families.
With some 96,000 companies based in Orange County, it makes good business sense for local nonprofits to focus on corporate partnerships.
Likewise, with social responsibility increasingly rising in importance, community involvement makes good corporate sense.Read More