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Jamie McDonald

Chief Giving Officer

Jamie's mission is to spur people to give, act and innovate on behalf of communities, causes and schools. Jamie's an expert in online engagement and giving, inspiring millennial donors, and the force behind several giving movements, notably, BMore Gives More, the movement to raise $5.7 million in a day on Giving Tuesday 2013.


How to Launch Your #GivingTuesday Team! 

September 16, 2014

By: Jamie McDonald

The Best Year-End Ever For the past several weeks, we’ve focused on making this the best December ever, beginning with the launch of the giving season on #GivingTuesday, and running straight through year-end. In our first two posts, we shared thoughts on preparing for the giving season and whether to participate in #… Read More

Still on the Fence About #GivingTuesday? 

September 9, 2014

By: Jamie McDonald

To do, or not to do, #GivingTuesday… With 12 weeks to go, you are hearing about #GivingTuesday everywhere. In the press, and perhaps on your team, there are advocates and skeptics. And we get it. Year-end is a critical time, and your team has a full plate. So is #GivingTuesday worth it? From where we… Read More

The Nonprofit Crowdfunding Craze 

September 4, 2014

Ready to connect with donors in a new way? In this guide, you'll find everything you need to know about crowdfunding and how it can help you attract more donors and dollars for your cause. …

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Crowdfunding: The Future of Annual Giving [Free Guide] 

September 4, 2014

By: Jamie McDonald

What’s old is new again. The most exciting evolution of the giving economy in the past ten years is crowdfunding. But crowdfunding is simply a new name for one of the oldest forms of fundraising. Throughout history, communities joined together to support those in need. Crowdfunding is the 21st century version of this… Read More

LUCKY 13: Thirteen weeks to plan for the best giving season ever – starting with #GivingTuesday 

September 2, 2014

By: Jamie McDonald

Crunch time! Can it be…Labor Day weekend is really behind us? 2014 is in the home stretch and that means it is crunch time for nonprofits. In fact, 30% of the projected $300 billion in total annual donations to charities are made in December — and 10%, or $30 billion, come during the year’s last… Read More

How Crowdfunding Can Transform Alumni Giving 

August 29, 2014

By: Jamie McDonald

“Over the past decade colleges and universities of all stripes have struggled with a truly stunning national decline in alumni participation rates: More than a third fewer alumni make a gift of any size to their alma mater today compared with alumni 10+ years ago.” —Cara Quackenbush of Eduventures The… Read More

A Nonprofit Guide to a Successful Giving Day 

July 30, 2014

To get the most out of giving days, like Giving Tuesday, you need a clear plan of action. Our latest guide will help you connect with supporters and raise more money.…

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Great neighbors, but no casseroles. 

July 24, 2014

By: Jamie McDonald

My peers and I are the Tweens of adulthood. We are old enough to remember the milkman delivering to the doorstep, and young enough to appreciate the poetry of rap music—at least some of it. We are the children of the baby boom, and the parents of Millennials. Growing up, we were defined by our… Read More

Maximize #GivingTuesday to Meet Your Fundraising Goals 

July 29, 2014

Speaker: Jamie McDonald

#GivingTuesday is fast approaching. Is your organization primed to receive all of the generosity? Network for Good's Chief Giving Officer, Jamie McDonald, will share strategies and tips from the campaign that raised $5.7 million on #GivingTuesday in 2013.…

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7 Strategies for Mobilizing Millennials 

July 14, 2014

By: Jamie McDonald

(Part two in our series on the Millennial Impact Project) Millennials: A powerful force for change. Earlier this month, I shared my perspectives on the 2014 Millennial Impact Report and MCON14. Hopefully, that post got you thinking about how Millennials are shaping our culture and social sector in profound new ways. As… Read More

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