Importance of Nonprofit Strategic Plans

CauseWired’s Tom Watson spoke at the 2014 Giving Under The Influence Symposium on April 24th at the National Press Club in Washington DC on employee engagement, corporate philanthropy and the work of the nonprofit sector. The panel was sponsored by America’s Charities, a nonprofit coalition of the U.S. charitable organizations that provides workplace charitable giving campaigns, technology and thought […]

Why Philanthropy Matters: ‘The Love That Understands’

Note: Recently, I spent National Philanthropy Day with the Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and served as the luncheon keynote speaker. This post on the challenges of philanthropy is adapted from that speech.  Americans are asked to give – and in fact, do give – more to organized charity than the citizens of any other […]

Millennials, Networks, Philanthropy – #GivingUndertheInfluence

Great panel at the Washington Post yesterday, as America’s Charities convened its #GivingUndertheInfluence symposium to discuss trends in workplace giving and growing roles of millennials and digital networks. I was honored to join Marc Johnson, vice president of digital strategy in the Studio/Online division of APCO Worldwide; Heather Lofkin Wright, national director of community service […]

How to Develop Sustainable Fundraising & Employee Engagement Plans Using Social Media

Here are some excerpts from the speech I gave at the America’s Charities annual membership conference at Georgetown University in Washington DC two weeks ago:

Teaching New NYU Social Media Course #wnpNYU

This year, I’m honored to be team-teaching a new course at New York University with my friends Marcia Stepanek and Howard Greenstein. The class is “The Wired Nonprofit 2012: Social Media Strategy and Practice” and it’s a new elective in the Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising Master’s program. The overall goal is to help […]

Wired Workers, Social Media and CSR – Are We At A Tipping Point?

What has the advent of social media – indeed, the networked worker – meant for corporate social responsibility programs and employee activism? That’s the topic of a new white paper I’ve co-authored with my friend and longtime collaborator Howard Greenstein. Sponsored by the JK Group and released under the auspices of New York University’s Heyman […]

New Media, New Haven

A week from today I’ll be speaking to a group of terrific nonprofit leaders in New Haven, CT as part of a day-long program entitled Social Media & Fundraising: Leveraging the Power of New Media For Your Nonprofit. It’s part lecture, part seminar, part workshop and I’m pleased to be once again with my friends […]

CauseWired Canadian

Later this week, I’m headed for Toronto to give the luncheon plenary at the AFP’s local Fundraising Day conference there. So in true crowd-sourcing style, I started pinging the network just a bit in order to hit reload on my knowledge of ‘CauseWired’ Canada – and the network responded with some great resources that has […]

Corporate Causes Panel

I was pleased to moderate the panel “Social Media: Philanthropy in a Connected World” at last week’s 2008 CECP Corporate Philanthropy Summit at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan. Terrific group: Allison Fine, author of Momentum, Fortune Magazine senior editor David Kirkpatrick, and Sean Parker, co-founder of Causes on Facebook (and MySpace). The discussion centered […]

Live From New York…It's CauseWired!

We’re rolling out CauseWired in panel discussion form at the fifth annual Summit onPhilanthropy in New York on Tuesday. Joining me to discuss the topic (what else?) “CauseWired: Plugging In, Getting Involved, Changing the World” will be an all-star group of social media activism experts. Dig this lineup: Micah Sifry, Co-founder & Editor, Personal Democracy […]