crowdfunding, Mission Mondays

Mission Mondays: Crowdfunding saves a cat

This is Bruce Almighty. This sweet cat was found in Regina, SK, Canada in March, with his legs and paws bound in electrical tape. The good folks at the Regina Humane Society began caring for Bruce right away, but his care would be extensive, and costly. Director of Development Karen Mercier quickly went to work on… Continue reading Mission Mondays: Crowdfunding saves a cat

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Fabulous Fridays

Fabulous Fridays: A little clowning around helps the Houston Food Bank

Photo courtesy Amy Ragan It's not a typical day at work when the circus shows up, but it was a special occurrence for employees and volunteers of the Houston Food Bank earlier this week. HFB Chief Development Officer Amy Ragan tells us about this fabulous instance of philanthropy: "Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus has a… Continue reading Fabulous Fridays: A little clowning around helps the Houston Food Bank

stewardship, Thankful Thursdays, volunteers

Thankful Thursdays: Summertime Stewardship

Ah summer...it's so tempting to just kick back and take it easy on the fundraising front. But especially in educational fundraising, summer can be a great time to get organized and build strategies for success in the coming year. Today was one of those days! I met with the chair of our Stewardship Committee to… Continue reading Thankful Thursdays: Summertime Stewardship

Just for fun

Want to Be Happier? Give More. Give Better.

Mind Wonder

Did you know that when you make a donation to charity, your brain acts in a similar way to when you are having sex or eating chocolate?

It’s true. Thanks to fMRI technology, researchers are able to see brain activity when certain acts are taken andin a study on charitable giving when people donated to a worthy cause, the midbrain region of the brain lit up. This is the area of the brain that is responsible for our cravings (food and sex) and pleasure rewards, showing the link between charitable giving and pleasure (Note: To my knowledge no study has been done looking at our brain activity when we have sex AND eat chocolate so I can’t say that giving to charity is similar to doing both at the same time. Although, I’m personally volunteering for that study in case you are a researcher who wants to…

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webinars

FREE WEBINAR!!

fundraisergrrl: From Slack to Act! Converting Clicks to Cash in 3 Steps Free webinar, July 29th at 1:00PM EST Ice bucket challenges, hashtag activism, and ribbons for profile pictures are great, but how do you turn all that digital engagement into real world action and donations? In this webinar we’ll talk about turning “Likes” into… Continue reading FREE WEBINAR!!

housekeeping

Welcome to the intersection of fabulous & philanthropy

When I was in high school, my career ambition was to become a teacher. Today, I’m finishing my seventh year of educational fundraising. I love that I have the chance to impact the lives of our future grown-ups, even if not as directly as my colleagues in the classroom get to experience. Throughout my professional career… Continue reading Welcome to the intersection of fabulous & philanthropy