Philanthropy

Teaching Our Children About Philanthropy - Part II

Teaching Our Children About Philanthropy - Part II

TEACHING OUR CHILDREN ABOUT PHILANTHROPY - PART II

In Part 1 of this 2-Part Series, we looked at how we share our philanthropic values with kids and how many people like to volunteer with their children this time of year.

In fact, Saturday, November 21st is Family Volunteer Day. Family Volunteer Day, sponsored by Generation On, an initiative of Points of Light, is a day of caring designed to engage youth and children in caring about the world around them.

It’s not too late to get involved.

Teaching Your Children About Philanthropy

The next few weeks are essential to nonprofits. 25% of all donations for the year come in between November 14 and December 14.

There is an out-pouring of gifts this time of year because people feel generous this time of year.

Many families decide that this is a great time to make sure that they teach their children about charitable giving and volunteerism. Some parents feel it’s especially important at this time of year to help children understand gratitude and the real meaning of the holidays. Still others are motivated by a desire to counter-balance the season’s commercialism and the focus on materialistic presents and desires for nonessential items.

But don’t take your young children to the local soup kitchen just yet, says writer Kelley Holland

A Firestorm: Marketing v. Fundraising

A Firestorm:  Marketing v. Fundraising

This year’s Nonprofit Communications Trend Report, published annually by Kivi LeRoux Miller, highlighted the possibility of conflict within nonprofit organizations’ communications and development departments about role definitions, goals, resource allocations, strategies, tactics, and more. 

And, just to prove how prescient the report might be, nonprofit fundraising and marketing bloggers have begun to slug it out online.

I suspect where communications and development cannot agree, collaborate, and talk things through, it is often the case that, in these situations, there is no culture of philanthropy. And while Underdeveloped calls on Development Directors to work to change from within the culture of philanthropy in organizations that lack it, it’s been my experience that in those organizations where no culture of philanthropy exists, the development director often lacks the power or authority to lead such change.  By the nature of the problem, the development director is disenfranchised in these situations.

#GivingTuesday: I'm Donating My Blog

#GivingTuesday:  I'm Donating My Blog

Nominate your nonprofit organization. For one day of free promotion on Davis Nonprofit Consulting's Blog and Social Media accounts.

The week leading up to #GivingTuesday, I’ll be Donating My Blog.  Each day that week (Nov 25 - Nov 30), I’ll feature one organization that does tremendous work.  I know there are many, but I’ll only be choosing 7.