People to People Fundraising: Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities
The Next Generation of ePhilanthropy

Thursday, June 19, 2008 P2P Vol 1 Issue 7: Annual Estimate of Online Giving Tops $10.44 Billion, Millenials, Gen Y, Netherlands Training, Good Enough Is Enough for Now   VOLUME 1 ISSUE 7  
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Online Giving Reaches New High: Annual Estimate Released
Plan For Fall Success Online: Attend The Summer Training in NYC
The Millennials, Facebook and Social Change
Why Gen Y Is Going to Change the Web
Netherlands Training
Good Enough Triumphs Over Perfection
Build your own online social networking site!
Watch Your In-Box on June 30th: Global Announcement Will Be Made
Online Giving Reaches New High: Annual Estimate Released
Estimates 2007 Total Online Giving In USA Reached $10.44 Billion

Online Giving in 2007 Reaches $10.44 Billion in USA

Editor's Note: Since 2001 Ted Hart has provided an estimate of online giving in the United States and around the world. This estimate is based on the review of hundreds of first hand reports of giving he recieves from charities and review of third-party research projects completed during the time period. Mr. Hart estimates that total online giving in the United States reached approximately $10.44 Billion (USD), a 52% increase over 2006 estimates, driven by significant increases in online giving for both small and large organizations, creativity in strategy and the unprecedented use of the Internet by individuals for non-disaster and disaster support efforts. The United States continues to represents slightly more than 50% of the world-wide giving online. Global giving is estimated to have surpassed $20 Billion (USD). 

Online fund raising continues to rake in ever-larger amounts of donations, according to The Chronicle’of Philanthropy's new survey: Eight charities raised $25-million or more in online contributions in 2007. Two brought in more than $100-million — Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund ($314.0-million) and United Way of America ($257.4-million)....

Plan For Fall Success Online: Attend The Summer Training in NYC
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by P2P Staff

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The Millennials, Facebook and Social Change
by Carla E. Dearing

Last year at an Independent Sector conference, a perfectly lovely, fifty-something, development officer type asked Trabian Shorters (then of Ashoka, now of the Knight Foundation) a follow up question to his brief comments about younger people and how they use social media for social change.

She said, "If what you say is true that young people want to be connected, why can't we get them to connect with us?"

Trabian responded, "I didn't say they want to be connected, I said they are connected." A deafening silence engulfed the room, which contained no one under the age of thirty, as each and every one of us realized that we, philanthropy's establishment, are solidly on the outside of a young person's social media/social change network, with no way in.

The Case Foundation has taken a step that will help us all by commissioning a new report from Allison Fine, author of Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age called Social Citizens. The report "addresses the unique characteristics of Millennials, a new generation who came of age at the run of this ...

Why Gen Y Is Going to Change the Web
by Sarah Perez

Gen Y is taking over. The generation of young adults that's composed of the children of Boomers, Generation Jones, and even some Gen X'ers, is the biggest generation since the Baby Boomers and three times the size of Gen X. As the Boomers fade into retirement and Gen Y takes root in the workplace, we're going to see some big changes ahead, not just at work, but on the web as a whole.

There's some contention over where exactly Gen Y starts and stops - some say those born 1983-1997, others think 1982-1997. In this week's Entertainment Weekly, Gen Y is defined as "current 13 to 31 year-olds" and BusinessWeek says they can be as young as five. Regardless, we know who they are - they're the young kids of today, the most digitally active generation yet, having been born plugged in.

From iBelong and P2P Fundraising

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Netherlands Training

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Unieke kans: Mastderclass Fundraising is going digital, met Ted Hart


Er zijn nog plaatsen vrij in de eenmalige Masterclass ‘. How to boost your fundraising with new media’, met Ted Hart, op donderdag 26 juni a.s.  Speciaal voor deze masterclass komt topspreker Ted Hart (zie foto links) één keer uit de USA naar Nederland!. Laat deze eenmalige kans dan ook niet aan je voorbij gaan en kom ook! Prijs van deze masterclass is slechts € 178,50 ex. btw (beter en goedkoper zijn wij het nog niet tegengekomen). De voertaal op deze masterclass is Engels.


Meld je nu hier aan voor de masterclass van Ted Hart!  Download het aanmeldformulier of neem contact op met Meeting Point Arkel, Jeannette Panickar op werkdagen tussen 09.00 en 11.00 uur op 0183 – 56 39 12 of via

Good Enough Triumphs Over Perfection
by Vin Crosbie

You want it to be perfect, so you hesitate putting it online. You worry about even the slightest chance that it will be pirated, so you don't put it online. You fret that putting it online might harm your non-Internet business models, so you dare not put it online. You're waiting for online business model to be perfected, so you don't put it online.

Don't hold your breath. Don't bet your job. You'll have a hell of a long wait. Your company will fail and hell will freeze over before everything is perfect. Accept that things will never be perfect.

This might seem counterintuitive but in the online world good enough is better than perfect.

If things are good enough, put them online now. Perfection is a fricative that slows things down online. Perfection may have been a

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Watch Your In-Box on June 30th: Global Announcement Will Be Made
P2Pfundraising readers will receive special announcement from Ted Hart

Keep an eye out for some big news on June 30th, watch your in-box.  Developed by Ted Hart and members, you will soon be introduced to one of the most cultivating, unifying, and cutting edge movements focused on the nonprofit/NGO sector.  Stay tuned....

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