With the economy in the dumps, more and more people are considering a ‘Staycation’ instead of a vacation. The idea is that there are plenty of inexpensive options in and around your own hometown that provide equal entertainment value compared to traditional (and often expensive) trips to other locations. I tend to agree with this… More Take A Professional Staycation!
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Vadim Lavrusik has written an interesting blog post about 10 Ways Universities Are Engaging Alumni Using Social Media that provides some great information and links to examples at a variety of institutions. Included in the blog are examples related to annual giving, school-specific social networking, and more. Nothing else to say, but wanted to share the link… More Social Media – Interesting Blog Post on Mashable
The Pew Internet & American Life Project just released an interesting report on ‘The Internet and the Recession’ that I found fascinating. This study shows how a lot of folks are using the internet in a variety of ways to help them survive these tough economic times. One scary statistic reported is that 35% of… More Fascinating Information from Pew Internet & American Life Project
I returned late last week from an annual gathering of fundraising professionals and, as usual, I feel refreshed and full of new ideas. Both the breakout and general sessions were interesting, full of lively debate and provided more than a few take-home items that can be implemented in my own shop. Our hosts were wonderful,… More Wallflowers Miss The Good Stuff
Fifteen (yes, fifteen) five-year-old kids swarmed our house yesterday to celebrate my daughter’s 5th birthday. Fun was had by all and she received many nice gifts from her friends. Once the party was over, we explained to Chelsie that we’d all sit down to write thank-you notes to each of her friends for attending the… More The Power of the Pen
I came across an interesting article in Fast Company Magazine tonight about overhead costs in the not-for-profit world. The author, Nancy Lublin, does a great job in a very concise manner of educating Fast Company readers that overhead costs aren’t the best or only metric for evaluating nonprofit organizations. Most donors understand that nonprofits don’t… More ROI in the Nonprofit World