"Service Days" are perfect volunteer opportunities

By Julie HoldawayWhile volunteers are out and about our neighborhoods year-round, on five particular days they are out en masse.If I were contemplating how to step up my volunteer recruiting, I'd def ...

Nov 25, 2013

Season's givings get early start on 'farm'

OC Register Elle Pitcher, 3, and her mom Helen Seestadt of Newport Beach pick tomatoes at the Incredible Edible Park in Irvine. They were taking part in OneOC's Family Volunteer Day. The veget ...

Nov 18, 2013

Volunteering is Good for Your Health

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on November 8, 2013From feeding the hungry, to walking for cures to thousands of beach cleanings in between, we unequivocally believe voluntee ...

Nov 12, 2013
Nov 4, 2013

Confessions of a data nerd

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on October 28, 2013Sometimes hard, cold numbers can help your cause. Here are some great sources that happen to be free.It's true, I am a data ...

Nov 1, 2013

Short-term goals, long view

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on October 14, 2013It wasn't so long ago when the five-year plan was requisite.Nowadays, looking so far into the future increasingly is a fict ...

Oct 15, 2013

Corporate relationships start with volunteer opportunities

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on September 30, 2013Companies do not know how to get involved with our nonprofits. It's not their business; as nonprofits, it is ours. We nee ...

Oct 1, 2013

'Elevator Speech' pushes buttons

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on September 23, 2013The ability to tell your nonprofit story in the time it takes to get to the next floor is a powerful thing.The ability fo ...

Sep 24, 2013

A story is worth a thousand stats

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on September 16, 2013Data are important, but emotions are what drive donations that can help nonprofits.A while back a Wharton professor studi ...

Sep 16, 2013

OC Register - Volunteers landscape veteran's home to honor 9/11 fallen

OC RegisterSeptember 11, 2013 – MISSION VIEJO – Erick Castro’s eyes brimmed with tears, his voice broke with emotion: “It’s like winning the lottery three times in a row.”The “lottery” came in the fo ...

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Sep 11, 2013

Those pesky online surveys

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on September 9, 2013Questionnaire can often serve as helpful tool.In a previous column, I mentioned I once "quit" a volunteer job. Instead of ...

Sep 9, 2013

Going back to classic mail might snag donator interest

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on September 2, 2013As fewer physical letters are sent, each one is making more impact – far more than email makes.I do everything online. Eve ...

Sep 3, 2013

Direct contact creates buy-in

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on August 26, 2013Nothing makes need so obvious as seeing it firsthand.Kristi has been a friend for years. We grew up together and, over the y ...

Aug 26, 2013

There are no little guys in fundraising

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on August 19, 2013Statistics show that individuals, not groups, give more.Over the years at OneOC, we've taught several "I am on a Board, So N ...

Aug 19, 2013

Know your donors: The Next Generation of American Giving

Source: www.BlackBaud.com, The Next Generation of American GivingThe onslaught of new communication channels and quickly evolving digital technologies has made it more confusing than ever to navigate ...

Aug 15, 2013

Fundraising is truly a team sport

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on August 12, 2013Some board members are great at 'The Ask.' Others are good at explaining a mission, or telling you why something is good to ...

Aug 13, 2013

Before raising money, raise your dream

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on July 15, 2013Success for nonprofit organizations means matching big goals with specific strategies.My favorite quote by Thoreau is about bu ...

Jul 15, 2013

Website strategy for beginners

Starting a nonprofit?  Or, considering a re-branding?  You'll need to build a new website.Whether you're lucky enough to be able to work with a professional web developer, or are jumping in and attem ...

Jul 11, 2013

Nonprofits' price can be steep

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on July 8, 2013Lots of people in O.C. yearn to found one. Too bad it's so hard. Here are some tips for getting started.Orange County is a hotb ...

Jul 8, 2013
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