The new decade brings many challenges for nonprofits. The U.S. economy is strong and total philanthropic giving was on an upward trajectory until 2017, when individual donations declined 1.7% according to the annual Giving USA report. The report summarized that contributions from corporations and big donors has increased in the last few years, but individual …
Thought leadership has become a pretty common buzzword among many industries, and like other popular terms, it’s tempting to dismiss it as a meaningless jargon invented to help people feel more important. Should the term be dismissed as jargon? Well, the answer is “it depends” — the phrase has an important meaning, but just like words such as “expert,” watch out for people using it frivolously. The signs of a real thought leader are easy to spot, but becoming one isn’t such an easy task.
Are you tired of emailing people and not getting responses? You need to move forward with a decision or need critical feedback, you ask them to reply, but most of the time it seems like they just ignore you. Sometimes they haven’t even looked over the email. Yes, it is their fault for not responding, but there are some things you can adjust in your email writing style to elicit more responses from people.