Brain Food – December 2014

December 28, 2014



Written By: DBD Team

brain-food-header-1024x369As 2014 comes to a close, we’re taking a break from food, family and fun to offer up some tasty tidbits to inspire your fundraising efforts in 2015 and beyond.

What Doesn’t Transfer

People are always talking about the great “intergenerational transfer of wealth” as one generation passes away and leaves their asset to younger generations. But along with the transfer of wealth comes a downside: as older generations leave the work force (and volunteer ranks), their institutional knowledge and community relationships are lost. Harvard Business Review dug in on this issue and came up with some suggestions on how to stem the loss.

What About In Kind Donations?

We get the question all the time: how do we acknowledge in kind gifts? This simple, clear guide will save you time and angst the next time you write an acknowledgment letter for donated time or materials.

What You Can Learn From Steve Jobs

No matter what your feelings about the man or his products, Steve Jobs had a huge influence on how we interact with technology – and with each other. Consider this article describing how you can add a little Steve Jobs flair to your next presentation.

What is “Statistical Mistletoe?”

We may not get as excited about statistics as some people, but this tweet caught our attention… and the slideshare behind it delivered on the promise. Check out 50 Fascinating Statistics about Nonprofits for yourself!
Thank you to all of our blog readers for your great comments throughout the year. Happy New Year to you all!

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