Grab a plate folks, it’s time for your biweekly serving of the latest and greatest commentary from the philanthropy and nonprofit blogosphere.
Debating NBC’s Drama The Philanthropist
(Tactical Philanthropy) It’s official, folks, The Philanthropist throw-down is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, July 21. Join Steven Gunderson, Council on Foundations CEO, and Sean Stannord-Stockton, director of Tactical Philanthropy at Ensemble Capital Management, as they debate the merits (or lack there of) of NBC’s show. Stay tuned to Sean’s blog for a complete recap of the event.
How to Innovate
(Donor Power Blog) In this video Guy Kawasaki riffs on the theme of innovation to give us ten shining pearls o’ wisdom. Although awkwardly abbreviated, the video is still a nice pick-me-up for those of us trying to drive change across their organization or across the nation. My favorite? Definitely, “Don’t worry, be crappy.”
Less is More (Again!) — Newark Museum Tagline Success in Just 4 Words
(The Getting Attention Blog) This post is a continuation on Nancy E. Schwartz’s ongoing quest for the best nonprofit tagline. For nonprofits and grantmakers alike, a tagline is one of the best tools you have for making a clear, memorable impression about your organization. Check out this post and Nancy’s tagline contest at her site.
New Models for (Philanthropy) Research & Dialogue
(Philosophy 2.0) Tony Wang critiques the current research paradigm. He recommends some new approaches to sharing information about philanthropy enabled by web 2.0 including crowdsourcing wisdom with wikis, and using twitter hashtags to communicate with grantees and stakeholders.
Using Flickr Creatively
(Beth’s Blog) Deborah Arkanase introduces us to three nonprofits using the photo sharing site Flickr to engage their base in new ways.
-Cary Lenore Walski, MCF web communications associate