This time of year is the season of giving. We just came off of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, as many of us spent our hard earned dollars on things that we’ll be giving as presents during the upcoming month. This was quickly followed by Giving Tuesday, a day designed for giving to nonprofits.
On the heels of this, the Lancaster County Community Foundation is today hosting a 24-hour online giving event, the ExtraOrdinary Give, as a way of raising money for nearly 200 local nonprofit organizations. If you are in the Lancaster area, I urge you to give to your favorite organizations, most of whom will be using both online and offline means to garner support for their causes. If you haven’t decided which organization to support, I’ll urge you to support my clients at either Water Street Ministries and Water Street Health Services, as they seek to change one life at a time, particularly among those who are homeless or living in poverty.
But beyond that, I’ve partnered with my friend Dan Portnoy of Portnoy Media Group to give you the chance of getting a gift for yourself and your favorite nonprofit, regardless of where you live. Dan is the author of The Non-profit Narrative, which I reviewed here earlier this year. As I work with nonprofits I find myself referring to Dan and his book quite often. Just yesterday I was meeting with a client, and we were discussing some of the difficulties they were having collecting content and stories from employees throughout the organization. I noted that this was probably related to the culture of the organization, which is otherwise very healthy. And the culture of any organization, whether it be for profit or nonprofit, is driven from the top. I urged them to spend time working through Dan’s book together as a way of building a stronger culture and getting their message out more effectively.
So here’s the gift: Dan’s book has just been released in an audio edition, perfect for downloading onto any audio device for listening at any time. The audio version is available at Amazon, iTunes, and Audible. Dan has graciously offered me several copies of the audio version of this wonderful resource. I’d like to give two of you the chance to win two downloads of the book each. You can keep one for yourself, and gift one to your favorite nonprofit organization. Or, if you’d like, give both away to nonprofits of your choice. I’ll let you decide that.
All you need to do is comment below and tell us about your favorite nonprofit and explain why you like to support them. Or feel free to tell us about the most creative things you’ve ever seen a nonprofit do to raise funds. Then next Friday, December 7th, I’ll use an online randomizer to choose our two winners.
So there you go! Just comment for your chance to win, and remember to give to your favorite nonprofits during this important part of the year.
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