Tag: communication

Prologue re: indents Your donor-base’s bottom line… Are your charity’s toes touching reality bottom?

Do you know, for instance, that research persistently finds that TYPICAL donors are older than NGO insiders (board, staff) presume. OK, dear fundraiser, if you’re younger than 55, can let’s conduct a quick reality check. Go to the restroom. Look in the mirror. Your donors don’t look like you. Reality check over. 2012 TRUTH (and sure, things have changed since 2012; just prove it… Read more »

Campus Speech 2020: New Survey reveals college student views on free speech and inclusivity

On May 5, 2020, Gallup and Knight Foundation released a new report on college students and their attitudes about Free Speech. Knight’s Evette Alexander shares insights below. View the full report and additional insights here. For some time now, the practice of free speech on college campuses has been challenged by America’s increasingly complex social and political fabric — particularly heading into a hotly contested… Read more »

Why profitable fundraising communications are the work of specialists, not generalists … and why a standard-issue, untrained university marcomms department will almost certainly fail to deliver strong results when given a fundraising assignment which depends on an effective call to action

This just in: A fundraising copywriter at a prestigious university now faces a change in her chain of command. The university’s new brooms don’t see why fundraising should have its own dedicated writer. In an org. chart maneuver that absolutely makes sense on paper, they want her to go back into the pool, to work inside the marketing communications group (a.k.a., marcomms). She asked… Read more »

The new Signal Foundation will support, accelerate, and broaden Signal’s mission of making private communication accessible and ubiquitous.

“The Signal Foundation’s mission is to develop open source privacy technology that protects free expression and enables secure global communication,” said Brian Acton. “Our plan is to pioneer a new model of technology nonprofit focused on privacy and data protection for everyone, everywhere.”