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Weekend Link Roundup (October 15 - 16, 2011)

October 16, 2011

Indian-summer-pamela-cisnerosOur weekly roundup of new and noteworthy posts from and about the nonprofit sector....

Corporate Philanthropy

On her Non-Profit Marketing blog, Katya Andresen shares some advice from a new Network for Good eGuide on how corporations can best support nonprofits in times of crisis and natural disasters.


In a guest post at Beth's Blog, Kari Dunn Saratovsky offers a few takeaways from a recent report on lessons learned while hosting a virtual summit, the Millennial Donor Summit. "While some will argue that an online convening could never replace the value of the relationships built and the networking opportunities that stem from being in the same physical location at the same time," writes Saratovsky, "there is a strong argument to be made for keeping costs and travel expenses at a minimum and involving individuals from a wide spectrum of backgrounds and industries who may not be able to otherwise participate...."


"Leaders in the nonprofit sector must help develop and share the story of the community needs that their organizations address," writes Todd Cohen on his Inside Philanthropy blog. "They must develop partners and supporters who care about community and can work together to identify critical assets and resources, and put them to productive, innovative and collaborative use. Sadly, many nonprofits lack true leaders and themselves fail to lead, stuck in the mindset that they and their causes are victims...."

Nonprofit Management

Future Fundraising Now blogger Jeff Brooks takes issue with Uncharitable author Dan Pallotta's most recent Harvard Business Review post, a post in which Pallotta argues against capping executive compensation in the nonprofit sector. Writes Brooks, "I mostly agree with Dan. We should pay effective people in nonprofits salaries that are at least in the competitive ballpark with the for-profit world....But he's missing a couple of important things: There are other form of richness than having lots of money....and [s]etting out to get rich isn't a good way to succeed...."


On the Deep Social Impact, Maureen O’Brien looks at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University’s new project, the Million Dollar List, which "tracks publicly reported charitable gifts of $1 million or more and provides data and resources about giving at that level."

Guest blogging on the Tactical Philanthropy blog, GiveWell's Holden Karnofsky revisits the "room for more funding" debate.

And on her Philanthropy 2173 blog, Lucy Bernholz shares a few thoughts about building movements and Jeff Jarvis' new book, Public Parts.

That's it for now. What did we miss? Drop us a line at rnm@foundationcenter.org. And have a great week!

(Illustration credit: Indian Summer, Pamela Cisneros)

-- Regina Mahone

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