August 31, 2011

What Does It Take to Get People to Participate in Capacity Building? Lessons Learned from Community Organizing – Part II
RE: Philanthropy
By Susan Misra
8/30/11
So what principles and practices did we implement? We started with realistic expectations regarding attrition. According to the “rule of halves,” at every choice point along the way a group of participants will [...]

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August 30, 2011

What Does It Take to Get People to Participate in Capacity Building? Lessons Learned from Community Organizing – Part I
RE: Philanthropy
By Susan Misra
8/29/11
Nonprofits that focus on community organizing know a thing or two about driving participation at events. So when our team led a capacity-building initiative directed at these organizations, we decided to borrow from [...]

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August 29, 2011

Corporate Partnerships Help Mentor Today’s Youth
RE: Philanthropy
By Kate Schrauth
8/26/11
Recently, E*TRADE Financial renewed its partnership with icouldbe.org, a nationwide, online mentoring program for at-risk middle and high school students, by providing a one-year grant of $300,000 to fund the organization’s online youth mentoring programs in low-income communities in New York City; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; San Diego; [...]

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August 26,2011

“But these go to 11!” – Incorporating YouTube into Media Strategy
RE: Philanthropy
By Amy Philips Haller
8/25/11
I am still amused every time I hear Nigel Tufnel, the string master from the cult classic Spinal Tap, describe his legendary amp. Unwilling to settle for volume levels maxing out at 10, Tufnel made his knob numbers go to [...]

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