‪5 Business Trends That Will Take Off in 2017

Curated from Entrepreneur Mag, written by ‪@JeffreyHayzlett Last year, 2016, is in our rearview mirror, so it’s time to look to the trends in 2017 that will change how we do business: For instance, in my travels around the country to conventions and keynote speech engagements, I’ve noticed that the faces of the audiences keep getting […]

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Are you solving the right problem?

Curated from hbr.org, written by Dwayne Spradlin “If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it,” Albert Einstein said. Those were wise words, but from what I have observed, most organizations don’t heed them when tackling innovation projects. Indeed, when developing new […]

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10 trends in international philanthropy [STUDY and...

I recently read this article from The Guardian in the UK about a study conducted by  BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index, and found it fit nicely with global research I conducted last year on the campaigns that are modelling leadership when it comes to engaging supporters. My study around The Future of Fundraising was focused on […]

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Great engagement writing – what’s your...

Two great articles I read today pointed out that strong engagement isn’t focused on you, but on what your customer or donor cares about – which surprise, surprise..isn’t necessarily about you. Jenna Quint provided tips on how to write a great charity thank you letter while is YOUR DONOR. Another by Harvey Schachter for the Globe and […]

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The Top Three Non-Profit Jobs of the Future

Curated from Fast Company, written by Amy Sample Ward The nonprofit world kicked off 2017 with a bang and, in some cases, a much bigger budget. That’s creating some job openings. For many in the nonprofit world, 2017 kicked off with a bang. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) continues to rake in record donations, including from tech

Why the world needs more tri-sector athletes

Curated from Harvard Business Review, Written by Nick Lovegrove and Matthew Thomas The critical challenges society faces — such as water scarcity, access to education, and the rising cost of healthcare — increasingly require the business, government and nonprofit sectors to work together to create lasting solutions. But this is only possible if the senior executives


Book Reviews

Book review: Year of Yes, By Shonda Rhimes

HOW TO DANCE IT OUT, STAND IN THE SUN AND BE YOUR OWN PERSON At first glance, you might not think this will be all that relevant to the business of charities, but what it does is share Shonda’s journey to pushing herself out of her comfort zone. Shonda Rhimes is an honest and funny

Book review: The Power of Why, by Amanda Lang

In the industrial economy, the person who wins is the expert. In the knowledge economy, the person who wins is the one who has the process to solve complex problems. – The Power of Why, by Amanda Lang When I picked up this book a few months ago, I was struck by how simple the



Enter the “Images of Impact” Contest by AFP Toronto

AFP Chapter is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. As a member of the marketing committee I am thrilled to be involved in helping organize our celebrations and am reaching out with the hope that you will get involved in a simple and exciting initiative. To acknowledge this milestone we are reaching out to members

Announcing winners of contest for AFP Fundraising Day

causemark is pleased to announce two winners of the causemark contest we ran to give away two passes to Fundraising Day this week, Wednesday, May 28. Victoria Littler and Cherie-Lynne Whiteman were the lucky winners of the two passes, drawn from a list of names of those who had entered the promotion. Our company is a proud sponsor