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Nonprofit Radio for October 20, 2017: Disaster Relief & Your Event Pipeline

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Gene Takagi: Disaster Relief

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We kick off with Gene Takagi explaining how–but first, whether–your nonprofit can help disaster victims. You need a lot more than a big heart and a CrowdRise page. Gene is our legal contributor and principal of NEO, the Nonprofit & Exempt Organizations law group.



Pat Clemency: Your Event Pipeline

With Pat Clemency at Fundraising Day 2014

Get committed major donors from your events by making them transformational, not merely transactional. Pat Clemency has before-, during- and after-event ideas. She’s president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York. You’ll learn lessons from Rochester and Buffalo. (Originally aired on October 24, 2014.)




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Hurricane Sandy: Ways To Help

Hurricane Sandy Flooding Avenue C 2012 courtesy of David Shankbone on Flickr
There are a lot of ways to help Hurricane Sandy victims. Here are a few that I announced on today’s Nonprofit Radio:

  • Nationally, there’s American Red Cross; donate at redcross.org; or, text RedCross to 90999 to give $10 to disaster relief; you can also volunteer to help
  • Feeding America has thousands of pounds of emergency food, water and supplies throughout the disaster zone. To donate, go to feedingamerica.org
  • Save the Children is also working to provide relief to families and their children. Visit savethechildren.org to donate
  • Two-time guest Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist and CraigConnects is matching donations up to $25,000 for Sandy victims. crowdrise.com/sandyrelief
  • In NY, hundreds of blood drives were cancelled because of the hurricane. Now we need blood. If you want to donate blood go to www.nybloodcenter.org
  • For tekkies in NY, NY Tech Meetup and New WORK City are organizing volunteers with technology skills to help with relief efforts and help New York-area businesses and organizations get their technology back up and running. Go to bit.ly/hurricanetechvolunteers

I know Craig has already passed $25,000. People can still donate.

Update: Nov. 4 at 5:30pm

The NYCC Downtown Brooklyn office will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day and is in urgent need of donated supplies, which can be dropped off at their conveniently-located office. They’re also accepting volunteers—especially those with vehicles who can help deliver aid. Have questions? Email Info at nycommunities dot org or call (347) 410-6919 extension 286. Their address is 2-4 Nevins St, 2nd Fl Brooklyn, NY 11217.

Here is a list of supplies needed:

  • Non-perishable food
  • Bottled water
  • Baby food
  • Baby blankets
  • Diapers
  • Batteries of all sizes, but especially D and AA

Make the Road — If you can make it to Staten Island, Make the Road needs supplies to distribute there, especially non-perishable food and warm clothes and blankets. Their Staten Island office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 479 Port Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10302. For more information, email Daniel.Coates at maketheroadny dot org or call (718) 727-1222 extension 3445.

Update: Nov. 11, at 2:50am

You can text a $10 donation to the following charities:

  • American Red Cross: Text REDCROSS to 90999
  • United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund: Text RECOVERY to 52000
  • Food Bank for New York: Text FBNYC to 50555
  • New Jersey Community Good Bank: Text FEEDNJ to 80888
  • New York Cares: Text iCARE to 8594


We’ll add more resources as we learn of them. Also, please feel free to leave links to resources in the comment section below.

Nonprofit Radio for November 2, 2012: Grow Your Grateful Patient Program & Disaster Relief

Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%

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Interviewing Nancy Johnson and Bill McGinley at bbcon 2012
Nancy Johnson & Bill McGinley: Grow Your Grateful Patient Program

Bill McGinley, president and CEO of The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) and Nancy Johnson, senior consultant at Target Analytics, sat with me at the bbcon conference to talk about healthcare grateful patient fundraising: why these prospects are critical and very generous; privacy concerns; and, how to start the relationship.



Gene Takagi & Emily Chan
Gene Takagi & Emily Chan: Disaster Relief

Charities want to help Hurricane Sandy victims. In the rush to help you can’t ignore the rules around private benefit, needs assessment and documentation. You’ll be on the right path with our regular legal contributors Gene Takagi and Emily Chan, from the Nonprofit & Exempt Organizations Law Group.


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