Announcing Camp Vendini 2017!

Vendini Camp Vendini

Howdy, Pardners! It’s with great pleasure that we can announce our schedule for the fifth annual Vendini Member Conference, aka Camp Vendini! This year we’ll be setting up camp in Nashville, TN, and we couldn’t be more excited. Our VMC campers have come to expect …

5 Comedians Who (Literally) Died On Stage

Vendini Comedy, Entertainment

They say that comedy is tragedy that happens to other people. For a few unfortunate performers, however, comedy and tragedy have shared the same stage. Every comedian has had an experience of “dying” on stage at some point, but these five comedians literally died on …

The Freakonomics of Fundraising: Part Two

Katie Nix Business Tips, Fundraising

In part one of this story, we uncovered six surprising discoveries about nonprofit fundraising based on a study by the researchers behind “Freakonomics.” Those included California Symphony’s « Once and Done » fundraiser, the power of suggested donation amounts and personalized appeals, and some counterintuitive revelations on …

Vendini’s International Women’s Day Playlist

Susan Hollingshead Music

The first Women’s Day dates back to 1909, when over fifteen thousand women in New York marched for equal pay and voting rights. Their bravery gave birth to the holiday we observe every March 8th: International Women’s Day. Today, we reflect on women’s suffrage and …

The Freakonomics of Fundraising: Part One

Katie Nix Business Tips, Fundraising

Over the past two decades, researchers have begun to take a serious interest in nonprofit fundraising. At the forefront of this research are economists from the University of Chicago, who are conducting field experiments to determine which techniques are most successful. This field research is …