Month: April 2011

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Kids Korps Superstar Gala May 6th, 2011 Red Haute Tango

There are three things that make a non-profit special event stand out from all the others:  An awesome theme, a delicious emcee and sexy entertainment.  People would eat a rodent for dinner and never notice it if you have these three components.  Oh, and I suppose a stunning venue doesn’t hurt either…although I think it’s...

$1 Million Bucks, A Pop Star & A New Gen of Social Good
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$1 Million Bucks, A Pop Star & A New Gen of Social Good

Times are tough in the cut-throat world of the charity industry. Good news though from CONVIO survey tells us not all as been lost with the upcoming generations of income-earners. Just over 1/2 of Gen Y and Gen X do give to charity. The interesting piece to recognize is the amount people are giving. Of course,...

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Are You Thanking The People Who Put Up With You?

It’s easy to be thankful for your donors; you wouldn’t have a job without them.  You should be thankful for your board members (even though most of the time they drive you crazy and make you wish you worked at your local Post Office); they still occasionally give you guidance and they’ve probably brought in...

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5 Simple Ways to Create Positive Change on Earth Day

Do you make a difference? You can. So what are you waiting for? I know I know. Earth Day is one day and our efforts just today symbolizes our short attention span. We should be making lasting changes in the way we consume, purchase and proceed in our lifestyles, right? RIGHT! So here goes, just...

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We’re Non Profit. Do We Need Social Media?

Okay so why would we be posting about Social Media Camp on Giving Scene. How is this relevant to philanthropy? Duh! It has EVERYTHING to do with the non-profit and social good community. If you are a group who has a mission to make GOOD change, you need to tell someone about it, rally the...

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Are You Giving Your Board Direction?

Good God, it’s Monday morning and I am without coffee.  Even still, all of my resilient neurons are firing and I’ve been able to roll out of bed this morning so that I could finally share a non-profit success story with you.  You’re welcome. I, of course, have to begin this story by telling you...

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It’s Friday…I Really Tried!

Allllrrright…because it’s Friday, and I’ve been ripping the non-profit industry for the past couple of weeks now, I decided that today’s article was going to be on a positive aspect on the industry that I so love to hate.  Dare I say, even a useful bit of content?  Unfortunately, right after I had decided on...

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Glitz & Glamour – Ooo La La San Diego

Que Magnifiqué! The “Jewels of San Diego” truly sparkled magnificently on Saturday, April 9th, when the Carousel du Louvre committee hosted a grand affair at the Sheraton San Diego Resort and Marina. The crowd of bejeweled sauntered through the massive white tent erected for the extravagant runway show. The reception hosted vendors of luxury furs,...

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Transparency Isn’t Just For Ghosts!

I know, boring topic for a Tuesday morning…but hey, it is Tuesday and my guess is that you’re so depressed at having four more days of work to go that you may actually welcome this little distraction. So I bumped in to a couple of people this weekend who were promoting their non-profit at a...