Our resource roundup links cover Obama’s proposed Charitibale Deduction Limit, a handful of social media thoughts, two free downloads and more. We wrap up with nonprofit storytelling – who doesn’t like a good story?
Don’t miss our request for feedback: Would you attend a screening on turning information into action?
- From the Chronicle of Philanthropy, “Budget Plan Revives President’s Call for New Charitable-Deduction Limit.”
The article notes differing opinions on how a limit could potentially effect the nonprofit sector.
- Network for Good’s free ebook download: Homer Simpson for Nonprofits: The Truth about How People Really Think an What It Means for Promoting Your Cause applies behavioral economics to crafting effective fundraising appeals.
- From the NetSquared blog, Claire Sale’s post on “10 Tactics for Turning Information into Action,” got us thinking: if we hosted a screening, would you attend?
- Available for free download through Compass Point: Creative Disruption: Nonprofit Sabbaticals Improve Organizational Capacity
“Written by TSNE‘s Deborah Linnell and CompassPoint’s Tim Wolfred, this study, exposes the myth that an executive sabbatical will be a chaotic disruption, finding instead that the creative disruption of a well-planned sabbatical can be productive for the entire leadership of an organization.”
- Allison Fine of A. Fine Blog’s post, “Fundraising Using Social Media Tipping Point.”
Fines notes recent online giving success for disaster relief in Haiti but adds caveats in choosing social media platforms.
- Also from NetSquared’s blog, Elliott Harmon posts, “Mister Splashy Pants: Losing Control of the Message.”
Read and watch a TED discussion of a GreenPeace case study on losing organizational control of the message in social media.
- Kivi Leroux Miller offers “More Proof That Storytelling and Gratitude Pay Off,” at her Nonprofit Marketing Blog including a details on what works in nonprofit storytelling and why.