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The Wilson Nonprofit Report for April 29

Uncharitable: How businesses co-opt nonprofits and undermine their potential Well, this critique is blistering. Since I did publish the Ted Talk from Dan Pallotta, fairness would dictate promoting those who don’t agree.  More

As a nonprofit executive, what should you know about WebRTC? Imagine holding video conferences with your volunteers across any device. That is bold and a game changer. More

Is your nonprofit ready to join the lean start up movement? Are you starting a new program and want to use the lean start up process. Be prepared for lean’s consequences. Your nonprofit business model eventually leads to a set of implicit rules, norms, and metrics that govern its operation. Following the lean start-up methodology can require making rapid decisions about funding a particular venture; quickly killing ideas that hit too many roadblocks; or launching an idea before it has gone through the typical quality control process.  More

Johns Hopkins Infographic: What makes nonprofits special? Johns Hopkins University released a study in December of 2012 that surveyed the core values that distinguish nonprofits, entitled “What Do Nonprofits Stand For? Renewing the nonprofit value commitment.” Now, Johns Hopkins has released an infographic featuring those seven key values the surveyors viewed as making nonprofits stand out:

  • Productive
  • Effective
  • Enriching
  • Empowering
  • Responsive
  • Reliable
  • Caring

The infographic is shown here:

Some mistakes to avoid in online fundraising campaigns An online fundraiser is an effective way to obtain money your charity needs to grow and thrive. Online fundraisers are more than just putting a big “donate now” button on your website and mentioning it a few times. Online fundraisers take work, and like everything else planning. Here are some mistakes you should avoid when running an online fundraising campaign.  More

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