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
Jul 1, 2013

Charitable Giving is on the rise, albeit gradual

SOURCE: Giving USA Foundation™/GIVING USA 2013The Giving USA Annual Report on Philanthropy was released on Tuesday, giving us the latest data on charitable giving trends for 2012.In partnership with ...

Jun 20, 2013

Grooming our future leaders

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on June 17, 2013Developing those who will take charge down the road requires giving them room to grow into their roles, so they will be well p ...

Jun 19, 2013

Keeping volunteers takes effort

Volunteers work at Share Our Selves. Solid management skills are vital for nonprofits.By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on June 10, 2013The way to get people to come back is to ...

Jun 10, 2013

Helping boss' bosses boss

OneOC board Chairman Arnie Pinkston volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club Brea.By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on May 27, 2013With little time, nonprofits' board members need t ...

May 27, 2013

Reasonable pay? It's a tough question

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on May 20, 2013Nonprofits need to be open, honest and follow previous examples of what top executives are earning.When asked about salaries in ...

May 20, 2013

Want real commitment? Get it in writing

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on May 13, 2013Signing on the dotted line is a powerful tool for nonprofits, something they should require of board members.For two months I'v ...

May 13, 2013

There must be 40 ways to thank your volunteers

 In the month to praise those who give their time, here's a list featuring gestures — obvious and unexpected.Rarely, do we say it better than William Shakespeare, “I can no other answer make, but, th ...

Apr 22, 2013

OneOC Spirit of Volunteerism Event

OneOC Selects “Giving is Living” Honorees for 2013 Spirit of Volunteerism AwardsHundreds of volunteers to be celebrated at annual event, Friday, April 19SANTA ANA, Calif., April 11, 2013 – This year, ...

Apr 11, 2013

OneOC Earth Week of Service

OneOC Announces Array of Volunteer Opportunities for 2013 Earth Week of ServiceHundreds of volunteers to accept call to action in spirit of Earth DaySANTA ANA, Calif., April 8, 2013 – As Earth Day 20 ...

Apr 8, 2013

Tell your volunteers why they matter

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on April 1, 2013Nonprofits can drum up more support by giving a precise, personal picture of the good work they do.I do not work for a nonprof ...

Apr 4, 2013

Kids as volunteers? Why not

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on March 25, 2013Special care is needed if you want to incorporate children into your nonprofit. The results are well worth the effort.In Marc ...

Mar 25, 2013

Getting in the News

By Dan Pittman, Pittman PROneOC Consultant Advisory Group MemberSo you want to see your story in the news, but not sure how to make the magic happen.Well, you’re not alone. These days, reporters rece ...

Mar 21, 2013

What in the world would happen if nobody lent a hand?

By Julie HoldawayPublished in the Orange County Register on March 18, 2013One in four of us volunteers some time for a nonprofit. Here's a look at life if we didn't.Volunteerism is at an all-time hig ...

Mar 18, 2013
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