Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Report opens debate on value of specific charity legacy appeals - Third Sector: "Charities should consider including legacy information in all their general communications instead of investing in specific legacy fundraising appeals, according to a new report.

Andrew Papworth, a marketing consultant and author, reached this conclusion after analysing 23 charity legacy appeals in magazines and newspapers in 2007.

But the conclusion, published in a report called Will It Work?, were challenged by two legacy experts, Richard Radcliffe and Paul Farthing, who argued that specific appeals do work."

Monday, May 05, 2008

GVNow - Grand Valley State University's Daily News: "New Grand Valley philanthropy report focuses on leadership deficit
May 02, 2008

Nonprofit leaders share their concerns and possible solutions for a perceived deficit in leadership for the nonprofit sector. In a new report issued by Grand Valley State University's Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, more than 100 nonprofit leaders explore creative next steps to solve this complex issue and engage in the development of innovative solutions.

The report, NP2020: Issues and Answers from the Next Generation, is based on proceedings from the Nonprofit 2020 meeting held at Grand Valley in July 2007"