Did Getty Images, the world's largest photo service just make its photos free to use? That depends on how you plan to use them. Getty Images says you can use images for free by embedding them on your website or blog as long it's for non-commercial purposes. Show More Summary
Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s have some Mixed Lin […] Related Stories Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators How I Would Evaluate Your Email Newsletter 3 Questions BEFORE Plunging Your Nonprofit into a New Social Media Channel
Most funders are not adequately tapping into existing data and knowledge to better inform their grantmaking.
Can you imagine raising millions of dollars a year for your nonprofit…through your print newsletter alone? That’s the kind of money Michelle Brinson generated in 2013 with Nashville Rescue Mission’s newsletter by following the simple techniques championed by master copywriter Tom Ahern. And now Tom’s come out with Making Money with Donor Newsletters: The How-To [...]
The thing that most often makes fundraising (or any other type of communication) ineffective is mistaken beliefs of the person who's creating the message. Here's a detailed look at some of those killer believes, from Ben Stroup's blog,...Show More Summary
The Millennial generation—those 80 million folks born roughly between 1979-99—may not be your organization’s largest contributors today, but these “digital natives” are poised to receive the largest transfer of wealth from their Baby Boomer and Greatest Generation parents and grandparents. Show More Summary
This is a reminder that today (Friday, March 7th) is the last day to receive a special early bird discount when you register for our newest class 30 Days to a Fundraising Breakthrough: How to Raise More Money Starting Today. During this 4 week class, you’ll learn everything you need to know in order to […]
Donordigital has just released a study on integrated fundraising — Integrated Fundraising: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly — based upon ‘secret shopping’ at 16 major US nonprofits. They made an initial online contribution to the 16 groups, and then for six months tracked all interactions with these organizations through direct mail, online and [...]
As winter winds down (hopefully) and the polar vortex fades away (hopefully), it’s almost time for the start of another season of the Social Media for Nonprofits conference series. Each year we make a big deal out of these events, … Continue reading ?
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In today’s Social Velocity interview I’m talking with Pat Lawler. Pat is the CEO of Youth Villages, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. Youth Villages is often heralded as a model for high performing nonprofit organizations. Show More Summary
Our newest guest blogger, Rob Wu is CEO of CauseVox, a nonprofit crowdfunding and peer-to-peer fundraising platform for nonprofits. You know it, and I know it. Connecting with your audience is harder than ever. And that means more of your org’s messages than ever before are ignored or deleted. So how do we cut through […]
by guest blogger Andrew Rogers I wrote a year or so ago about writer and philosopher Alain de Botton and the usefulness of some of his writing for fundraisers. Now, in connection with the publication of his new book The News: A User's...Show More Summary
If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014 If you watched the Academy Awards, you know that Oscars’ host, Ellen DeGeneres, kept pulling out her Samsung Galaxy Note 3 during the show. … Read More
This week the Atlas of Giving released their most recent month-by-month giving forecast for 2014. They forecast that national giving is expected to grow 5.3% for the calendar year, and 4.3% for the next 12 months through January,2015. The Atlas tracks giving across all charitable sectors including higher education and religion. It then uses a [...]
Four lessons from the front line.
This is the fourth post (of six) we’re planning to make focused on our self-evaluation and future plans. Our 2013 plan did not lay out specific goals for GiveWell Labs, other than time allocated (“we expect to be able to … [CLICK TO READ MORE]
Ken Berger, Charity Navigator's President & CEO, will be on the Willis Report tonight at 5 p.m. ET discussing charities that overpay the for-profit telemarketing firms they hire to solicit on their behalf. Tune into Fox Business News...Show More Summary
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A few months after I wrote the book Google+ for Nonprofits, Google+ released a new feature called "Communities." In the time since the introduction, have become a great tool for interacting on Google+, both in raising awareness and in interacting with supporters. As a Google+ user--whether personal profile or organization page--when you share with the [...]