Crowdfunding is the most popular and a significant aspect of fundraising for nonprofits. Comparing three types of techniques to engage with your donors.
In this Hangout, Santosh Phad talks about his personal journey, his vision behind Thinksharp Foundation, its far-reaching impact, his role in India’s journey towards development of education and the road ahead.
Are continuous donations the best way of solving socio-economic problems? We think there is a need for charities and individual philanthropists to fund social innovators and entrepreneurs instead
An e-Book that will help entrepreneurs and marketers of social good brands understand visual storytelling and identify the right story through an interactive template.
Impact investors and startup incubators nurture social innovations into scalable ventures. Visual Storytelling can help them unite their vision with that of their investees’ mission to convey social change to a broad variety of people. All it needs is the incubators to understand this and bring it to life.
Erroneous perception about profit often doubts the intentions of a For-Profit Social Enterprise and overlooks fund related malpractices in Not for Profit NGOs. Attaching a moral value and transparent methodology to delivering social good makes people uneasy at the idea of doing it through a sustainable revenue model. Which is better? Generating profit through fair trade or depending on grants and donations which is becoming difficult to come through because of the philanthropy funding sources being saturated by pleas for it?
Donor Retention has been a commonly ignored area by Social Good Brands in fundraising. This is a wake up call and it’s about time they paid a close attention to it.
An effective and honest CSR policy goes a long way in ensuring positive and sustainable impact on the lives of its target beneficiaries. However it’s very important that CSR does not become a mere gimmick, advertising strategy, tool of peripheral development and a path for political ambitions. If this undesirable and dangerous outcome has to be prevented then all of us in the civil society need to ask tough questions and seek answers to them.
Nonprofits exist to address and eliminate specific socio-cultural-environmental problems by bringing about a positive change in their target population. Interestingly, the ultimate paradox of a nonprofit is to eliminate its own existence. That’s what every nonprofit should aim for.
No matter what the cause, stories that address a cause revolve around creating a sustainable solution to a problem. This can happen only by educating its viewers and finally inciting positive action from them.