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Recovery after a fire starts with a safe place to stay purpose

Mar. 8, 2019 1:02 pm

Recovery after a fire starts with a safe place to stay

After a disaster, a short-term recovery center can provide shelter, food, clothing and services. Here's how to support Philadelphia's Red Cross House — plus, how to get a free ticket to its upcoming Red Ball.
Beware that your relationship with donors isn’t sabotaged by unconscious bias funding

Mar. 7, 2019 2:04 pm

Beware that your relationship with donors isn’t sabotaged by unconscious bias

A recent Twitterstorm from Stephen King was a useful reminder for fundraisers: Do not make assumptions based on binary gender stereotypes. Full stop.
Can we stop with the voting contests deciding where nonprofit funding should go? funding

Jan. 2, 2019 7:30 am

Can we stop with the voting contests deciding where nonprofit funding should go?

Who is best served by the $5,000 or $10,000 up for grabs? Probably the org offering it, writes columnist and development pro Valerie Johnson.
This longtime fundraiser wrote a book to help nonprofit board members ‘feel like heroes’ people

Dec. 26, 2018 7:05 am

This longtime fundraiser wrote a book to help nonprofit board members ‘feel like heroes’

Valerie Jones, who's raised millions for local orgs and trained more than a thousand people to fundraise smarter, dishes on the process of writing and publishing her first book, "Nonprofit Hero."
Giving Tuesday 2018 results: How did Philly nonprofits make out? results

Nov. 29, 2018 12:22 pm

Giving Tuesday 2018 results: How did Philly nonprofits make out?

DonorPerfect VP Jon Biedermann discusses giving trends, Support Center for Child Advocates' Tracy Buchholz dissects her strategy and a handful of other charitable orgs share their fundraising totals.
Happy #GivingTuesday! Here are 38 Philly nonprofit campaigns to support today funding

Nov. 27, 2018 2:56 pm

Happy #GivingTuesday! Here are 38 Philly nonprofit campaigns to support today

An incomplete list of all the local orgs participating in the philanthropic holiday.
PSA: Good fundraisers don’t always make good managers method

Nov. 27, 2018 10:30 am

PSA: Good fundraisers don’t always make good managers

Ever heard of the Peter principle? Columnist Valerie Johnson offers some hiring tips for nonprofit development teams.
Those holiday how-to articles on where to donate your money? Tread carefully funding

Nov. 5, 2018 11:25 am

Those holiday how-to articles on where to donate your money? Tread carefully

Philanthropic giving guides drive columnist and fundraiser Valerie Johnson crazy. Here's why, and her advice on avoiding bad advice.
Here’s what it takes to bake almost 10,000 pies for MANNA’s Thanksgiving fundraiser method

Oct. 26, 2018 1:32 pm

Here’s what it takes to bake almost 10,000 pies for MANNA’s Thanksgiving fundraiser

Over a few weekends in September, October and November, roughly 400 volunteers make enough pies to raise about $300,000 each year. For one afternoon, reporter Peak Johnson was one of them.
Why the fundraising profession is custom-built for mentorship method

Oct. 10, 2018 9:45 am

Why the fundraising profession is custom-built for mentorship

Columnist Valerie Johnson on how beneficial relationships with more senior professionals can be for young nonprofit staffers — and vice versa.

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