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Anna Dilernia

  • Communities

    Building Your Foundation’s Brand – Giving Day Webinar. Throughout the research Knight Foundation has done on Giving Days, one finding surfaces again and again: these online fundraising campaigns help the community foundations that organize them raise their own profiles, and increase awareness of the roles they play in their cities. Yet at the same time, […]

    Article · September 22, 2015 by

  • Communities

    Video: Landing Corporate Sponsorships for Giving Days. Knight Foundation recently hosted a webinar on Landing Corporate Sponsorships for Giving Days, a session targeted to the many foundations that organize these campaigns and part of an ongoing learning series. The topic was spurred by a review of Knight-funded Giving Days and input from peers who were […]

    Article · September 1, 2015 by

  • Communities

    Giving Day Basics for Newcomers from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. Organizing a Giving Day can seem like a gargantuan task. But five Giving Day experts demystified the process during a Knight Foundation webinar aimed at newcomers to these online fundraising campaigns. You can listen to the full recording here. When you do, here are seven […]

    Article · August 17, 2015 by

  • Communities

    The Miami Foundation celebrates reaching a goal on Give Miami Day in 2012. Photo courtesy The Miami Foundation. Since 2013, Knight Foundation has helped community foundations experiment with online fundraising campaigns known as Giving Days. To date these Giving Days have raised $81.2 million dollars in 17 communities for 12,924 nonprofits. Beyond the dollars, our […]

    Article · July 21, 2015 by

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    Cristina Jimenez of United We Dream, Joyce Hobson Johnson of Beloved Community Center and Aaron Dorfman of National Committe for Responsive Philanthropy; Photo by Melvin Johnson at the 2015 EPIP National Conference. Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) national conference May 12-14 in New Orleans. The conference brought together diverse young leaders in philanthropy to learn from peers and seasoned leaders to better advance pathways of social change. Here are three insights I gained from the conference: […]

    Article · May 29, 2015 by

  • Arts

    Anyone who has hosted an online giving campaign can relate to the exhilaration that comes when the total-amount-raised tracker goes up and up and up.  Prizes offered throughout Giving Days, or online fundraising sprints, are a big part of generating that excitement and keeping donors and nonprofits engaged.   Related Link “10 Lessons from the Knight […]

    Article · October 7, 2014 by

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    Points of light (cc) by James Marvin Phelps. Last week I attended the Points of Light National Conference on Volunteering and Service. Aptly named “Service Unites,” it gathered more than 5,000 leaders from the nonprofit, corporate and civic sectors to learn and help shape the future of volunteerism. These changemakers from across the country were […]

    Article · June 27, 2014 by

  • Communities

    Giving Day Playbook Presentation from Knight Foundation Nonprofits across the country have pledged to participate in #GivingTuesday on Dec. 3 – but signing up to participate in the online giving campaign is just the first step. Being truly successful on #GivingTuesday takes proper planning, outreach, logistics and follow up. Luckily, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. […]

    Article · November 14, 2013 by