Nonprofit Champions in the News

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Teaching kids charity? Skip the soup kitchen trip It’s that time of year again.  Many people decide they want to do something for others as the holidays roll around.  And they want their children to be involved.  This CBS story poo-poos the idea of taking your kids to the soup kitchen or other places where […]

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    Stop Asking for Money

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    Just a quick post today prompted by an interview in Sunday’s New York Times. Catie Marron is co-chair of the High Line in New York (I’ll write more about that great nonprofit another day) and past chair of the New York Public Library.  In other words, she’s raised millions of dollars.  Make that a billion […]

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      10 Steps to…Be a Nonprofit Champion

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      The world’s counting on you!  You’ve already proven yourself by stepping up and choosing to lead a nonprofit organization. You’ve got a clear vision and you’re making the world a better place. But sometimes being the quiet do-gooder isn’t enough.  It’s not enough for you and it’s not enough for your organization. Time for greatness! […]

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        Monday Morning Kick-Off

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        Football.  We are in New Jersey, soon to be the first northern host of the Super Bowl.  So there’s lots of football buzz here despite the fact our two Jersey-based teams (yes, they are called New York) don’t seem to be headed for the big game. Sometimes when I see a football player run the length […]

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          Champion Word of the Week

          CHAMPION: a defender, supporter, hero, remarkable person You!  You are the champion of your organization.  Use the opportunities you have – and create your own – to share your passion for your Vision. A strong nonprofit leader can single handedly ignite a cause and build the support for a healthy, vibrant organization. Use your talents, […]

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            Nonprofit Champions in the News

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            Good news on corporate giving!  The results of a study released this week* show that international corporate giving is up this year and will continue to rise next year. But most news stories related to philantrophy are talking about giving that benefits both the nonprofit and the corporation.  Christine Park**, president of the New York […]

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              Wake Up Call

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              While not everyone’s a morning person, people do like a good, fulfilling breakfast. It never ceases to amaze what a powerful and effective tool a well planned Breakfast Fundraiser or Workshop can be. You’d have to get up pretty early to do it better than Nonprofit Champion! -JL   Share this with other Nonprofit Champions!

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                Is Your Vision a Donor Magnet?

                Your Vision is bigger, even loftier, than a mission statement. It’s your DREAM. It’s the ideal that you work towards bit by bit every day. You started out with a very clear vision – you could imagine a better world (or your community) because of your work.  But the everyday challenges of running an organization […]

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                  Want to Change the World? You’re Not Alone

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                  Expanding your Vision is a bold move.  It’s not for everyone but right now organizations are changing the world by making bold choices.  Nonprofits that have successfully provided programs and services – meals, housing, education – are facing the fact that it often isn’t enough.  To become a High-Impact or Social Change organzation you have […]

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                    10 Steps to…Powerful Emails

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                    Email is essential to your communication plan!  Every nonprofit organization uses email to give information, keep in touch, send announcements and invitations and ask for money.  Email is an effective tool, here you’ll learn how to maximize your results. Make your email work harder (and become a Champion at the same time!): Build a Great List. […]

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