This new issue features a new Executive Session with NPT Editor-in-Chief Paul Clolery and frequent NPT contributor Rick Christ, who is vice president at Peabody, Mass-based Amergent. Joining them were Todd Baker, vice president, strategic services at Re-source One in Tulsa, Okla.; Cathy Finney, deputy vice president, strategic services, at The Wilderness Society in Washington, D.C.; and, Mark Rhode, vice president of Russ Reid in Pasadena, Calif. This panel discussed, among other things, the finer details of the request for proposal (RFP) process.
"From the calls I’ve been getting lately, putting out an RFP today is not a process but a bludgeoning," said Clolery, leading off the discussion.
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Other features of the October 15th issue of NPT include:
- Gmail Tabs Not Slimming Email Just Yet: If you are a frequent user of Google's email service, known as Gmail, you probably noticed some changes to your inbox. Specifically, Gmail now has four primary inboxes: Primary, updates, social, and promotions. Nonprofit marketers have been worried that their crucial fundraising emails will be relegated to some pseudo-spam limbo. Analysts have a message for nonprofits: Don’t panic just yet.
- GUSA Cuts Quarter Of Its HQ Staff: The ongoing reorganization of Girl Scouts of the USA (GUSA) has carved more than a quarter of the 325 employees from the national headquarters in Midtown Manhattan.
- Mythbusters: Everyone knows that multichannel donors are worth many times the value of single-source donors. Except that’s not entirely accurate, said Sarah DiJulio, principal at M+R Strategic Services in Washington, D.C.
- Phoning It In: There’s a mobile phone application (colloquially known as an app) for just about everything these days. As smartphones continue to grow in popularity, it’s only natural that nonprofits would want to create an app of their own. But according to experts in the field, that’s not necessarily the best route to go.