This is a collection of relief efforts in Southeast Louisiana as organized by clients and colleagues of Fablanthropy (listed in ABC order). If you're looking for somewhere to make an impact, please consider giving to one of these worthy causes. Post will be updated as additional efforts are announced/needs are assessed in the coming weeks… Continue reading Hurricane Ida relief efforts
Ask any fundraiser why they chose this line of work, and it's likely due to the desire to help others ... to make the community a better place. The motivation typically does not come from a desire to personally benefit from their life's work. But is all this selflessness putting a shelf life on our… Continue reading Self-care is not an option
It's been a little quiet here on the Fablanthropy site. Certainly not for lack of activity, as I've been on the road quite a bit in the past year. The last year also had me firmly in capital campaign mode, and I was lucky to see the project I was working on make it to… Continue reading Bringing back the Fab
Want to learn more about incorporating social media into your special events? Join #fundchat on Twitter from 12-1 Eastern on Wednesday 4/20. Josh Hirsch and I will be co-moderating the conversation. Want a peek at what we will discuss? Here's our chat questions!
Last week at the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Fundraising Conference in Boston, Mass., Josh Hirsch and I presented a session on social media strategies for special events. During that session, we used a tool Sli.Do, which allowed audience members to submit questions as well as vote on polls related to the presentation. Below are… Continue reading #sm4events recap: Questions from the #AFPFC session
Spring is upon us, and in addition to ushering in allergies, weddings and graduations, it's conference season for many of us fundraisers. Today, I'm en route to the Association of Fundraising Professionals Fundraising Conference in Boston. All conferences can be an adventure (and this year's is no slouch with a promised nor'easter!), but I have… Continue reading Winning at Conferences with tips from the AFPeeps
Ever since the AFP International Fundraising Conference in San Antonio two years ago, I've been interested in experiencing a day in the life of my school. It's the one takeaway from a session (on major gifts, I think) that has stuck with me well past a conference. It may also be because while I attended Catholic schools on and… Continue reading A day in the life
Today is Giving Tuesday, and one would think that as a fundraiser I’d be super excited about today. But I actually have a lot of mixed feelings about the concept. Much like any other holiday or celebration, you have good and bad parts about the day. So in the spirit of Technical Tuesdays here on… Continue reading Torn about #GivingTuesday
Be sure to bookmark We Teach Philanthropy and learn how you can work with fellow AFPeep Dave Tinker and me to spread the word on the fabulous world of philanthropy!
Our first Women Wednesdays post comes from Marcy Heim, known as The Artful Asker. If you haven't had a chance to hear Marcy speak, add it to your continuing education calendar! She's great at making fundraisers think about what they can do to advance philanthropy, and she's known to break into song while doing it!… Continue reading Guest post: Pear Tree Planning with Marcy Heim, The Artful Asker