The neighborhood is back (after my stint away) with Jason Dick at A Small Change who blogs about the ins and outs of fundraising and more. Jason was nominated by our last addition to the neighborhood: Stacey Monk at Epic Change.
Read below to learn more about Jason, fundraising, and Jason’s message towards what he terms the ‘new philanthropy.’ Enjoy, and stay tuned to see who Jason nominated for next week!
Blog Name: A Small Change – Fundraising Blog
Blog Topics: Online Fundraising, Everyday person philanthropy, general fundraising tips, and corporate philanthropy
About the Author: I have worked in the nonprofit world for the last several years. Currently I’m managing an advancement campaign for a community college but I have also worked in social services and healthcare. I have a passion for seeing small nonprofits raise the funds they need to fulfill their mission.
If you could live on any street, what would that street be named and why?
A Small Change Avenue (because it’d be the same name as my blog and that’d just be neat.)
Who would be your dream real-life neighbor?
My dream real-life neighbor would be living in a luxurious sky scrapper that had all of my friends in it, so I could have everyone I know close by all the time.
If you were in charge of planning the neighborhood’s block party, what entertainment would you plan?
I would probably be a part of the group of people calling and sending invitations. I’ve been fundraising long enough now that I like calling people to get them to come out to my events.
If you customized your own license plate, what would it say and why?
FUND 20 – As a way of saying I want to bring web 2.0 to the fundraising world. My wife would never let me put that on our license plate.
What you gift to a new neighbor as the perfect welcoming gift?
An annual report and a pledge card. No just kidding! Probably flowers or something like that. Everyone likes flowers.
What’s your favorite blog post and why?
My ‘All Donor’s as Major Donors‘ post because it was the culmination of a lot of thinking I’ve done regarding the value of every donor.
Or my ‘A New Kind of Philanthropy‘ post because I believe philanthropy is for everyone, not only those with lots of money.
What’s one lesson you’ve learned from blogging?
There are amazing things happening in philanthropy and we are only at the beginning of seeing what can happen. Through tools like Linkedin and Facebook, we are able to connect to and stay connected to people better than ever before. When the ordinary everyday person realizes that they can change the world and starts to use their network to do so we will see amazing global change.
Past Blogger Neighbors Include:
- Osocio @ Osocio nominated by SocialButterfly
- Beth Kanter @ Beth’s Blog nominated by SocialButterfly
- Beth Dunn @ Small Dots nominated by Beth Kanter
- Len Edgerly @ LenEdgerly.com nominated by Beth Dunn
- Stacey Monk @ Epic Change nominated by the Twitter-verse
- …and now, Jason Dick @ A Small Change, nominated by Stacey Monk
This continuous weekly series highlights different blogs and their respective bloggers in the blogosphere neighborhood. Following the great Mr. Rogers, who tells us to ‘Get to know your neighbor,’ this series introduces us to our blogger neighbors, making for a more unified, collaborative voice for the social sector. Like to nominate someone or be featured yourself? Contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
photo credit: Flickr: Société Royale d’Horticulture