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Is There a Magic Mix of Fundraising Approaches?

This week I’m happy to present this guest post by […] The post Is There a Magic Mix of Fundraising Approaches? appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

State of Civil Society 2015

Civicus has released its annual State of Civil Society Report for 2015 - the full download is here. I'm proud to have contributed an essay on digital civil society - the first such analysis I believe. Here's a teaser:"Digital data and...Show More Summary

Nothing like a good report

As we continue our series on the tools a fundraiser should have, needs to refine, or better pick up if they haven’t in a while, it would be a grand miss to not highlight how effective crisp, consistent, and compelling reporting can be. The agency that I have the privilege of serving with is relatively […]

Creating Health in the 21st Century

Five principles to guide how communities can develop new pathways to health, plus concrete steps toward contributing to a culture that values connections and relationships as much as treatments and health campaigns.

6 Tips for Hosting Youth Volunteers

Guest post by Lacey Helmig Youth volunteers can be a great way to boost the energy of an organization — and get a lot done. Youth can provide enthusiasm and excitement while contributing in a large way to the organization’s mission. The … Continue reading ?

Social Velocity Summer 2015 Guest Bloggers

As I mentioned earlier, it is so important to take time away to rejuvenate and reconnect with your passions, family and friends. So I am taking my own advice and taking some time off later this summer to connect with the world outside of social change. Show More Summary

What I've learned from 10 years of blogging

Ten years ago I became a blogger. I realize that's not very interesting to anyone but myself -- even though in blog years, it's sort of like celebrating your bicentennial. But I've learned a few things from ten years of blogging, and that might interest you: What I've learned Writing what you know helps you know what you write. Show More Summary

5 Warning Signs Your Nonprofit Website Stinks

Are you not getting enough donations or volunteers signing up through your website? Are you worried your nonprofit website could be better? How can […]

Make ONE—and Only ONE—Call to Action (Case Study)

Remember when you were 15 and your mother would tell you to clean up your room, call your grandmother, and come down to dinner all within the same five minutes? Remember how frustrating that was? How even if you wanted to do everything...Show More Summary

Laryngitis And Online Conversion

I spent all of my July 4th holiday nursing a case of laryngitis, brought on by a lingering head cold that defies all intervention. [Any tips?] Looking for a silver lining to my situation, I found two. First, I watched more of Wimbledon than ever before. But to appear productive to my spouse … Second, […]

July Food for Thought: What Are the Experts Saying?

At VolunteerMatch we learn so much from other experts in the fields of volunteer engagement and nonprofit management, and we want to help you stay up to date on the latest news and trends. Here’s some food for thought to get … Continue reading ?

The Rebel’s Guide to Fundraising

When it comes to fundraising, non-profits normally don’t rock the boat. Sure, lots of charities might be counter-cultural when it comes to their work, and many organizations’ raison d’etre is to shake up the world with their mission and vision. But when it comes to fundraising, most non-profits stick to the “script.” For the most […]

Getting The First Gift

Although The Agitator harps incessantly on the importance of donor retention (after all our job is to alert readers to where the real money is), the challenge of acquisition continually simmers on the back burners of our minds. It jumped to the front burner of my brain on Friday while I was decompressing in preparation for […]

Goal, Motivation, Conflict

How do you know if your nonprofit story is any good? Are you stuck with writing a story right now? How can you make […]

Communities Can Set the Course for Lasting Change

Communities have the resources to address the problems they face; they just need to approach those problems in a different way.

Last Day for Early Bird Discount on our Grant Fundraising Class

This is a reminder that today (Friday, July 3rd) is the last day to receive a special early bird discount when you register for our new class The Grant Fundraising Blueprint: How to Find and Win More Grants for Your Non-Profit.  Early bird registration closes at 7 PM. During this 4 week online class, you’ll […]

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