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Double December Giving with #GivingTuesday!

It’s game time! What a great time of year! For all fundraisers, November and December are the playoffs and Superbowl. Success in the next seven weeks will provide the financial foundation for the impact that can be made on those we serve...Show More Summary

8 secret signs you might be getting fired

How do you know you’re in trouble? Often in our nonprofit work environments, we have to GUESS we’re in trouble rather than have people […]

Donor Churn: How To Stop It Before It Starts

Few organizations truly understand why donors leave, let alone know when the donor makes the decision to leave. As a result, millions are spent in the mistaken belief that donor churn (aka ‘attrition’) can be solved through navel-gazing...Show More Summary

Overcoming The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle: An Interview With Ann Goggins Gregory

In today’s Social Velocity blog interview, I’m talking with Ann Goggins Gregory, Chief Operating Officer at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco where she oversees programs, the social enterprise called the ReStore, HR and Operations. Show More Summary

Nonprofit Insights: The Brave New World of Engaging Skilled Volunteers

The Nonprofit Insights webinar series brings major thought leaders and experts to you for thought-provoking presentations on a variety of issues related to technology and engaging your community members for social good. In today’s connected world, new ways of involving … Continue reading ?

How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?

Whenever I do a workshop, keynote, or webinar for nonprofits, the most frequently asked question is “What social channel(s) should our nonprofit use?” or variations “Is X social channel worth it for our organization?” or “With limited...Show More Summary

Out of the woods, but not out of the dark

Out of the woods, but not out of the dark November 10, 2014 A recent talk by the president of the Kresge Foundation sheds light on the path by which Detroit emerged from bankruptcy last Friday, and the pivotal role of philanthropy in...Show More Summary

Four Social-Change Results That Innovation Labs Deliver

Social innovation labs are gaining ground and finding effective solutions to global challenges quickly and inclusively.

3 Steps to Go-Go Juice

It is just about a week from the launch of my new book, Matterness: What Fearless Leaders Know About the Power and Promise of Social Media! Here is an excerpt published last week in the Nonprofit Times about the variety of different ways organizations (and people) have available to them to raise capital for their[...]

The REAL Story that Opens Donors' Wallets

Here's my presentation from last week's Nonprofit Storytelling Conference, including some material not seen at the conference! Or see it here If you missed the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference, your loss. It was superb. But it's likely to happen again. Show More Summary

Our ongoing review of GAIN

Note: GAIN has reviewed a draft of this post and added responses below. The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) focuses on reducing malnutrition by fortifying foods and condiments with essential nutrients and through other interventions. We have been considering GAIN … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

36 Nonprofit Marketing Jobs: Moving Up Monday

Post YOUR open nonprofit marketing and communications positions here Account Director Fenton Communications (Washington, D.C.) Associate Director of Communications American Rivers (Washington, D.C.) Associate Director of Marketing Lincoln...Show More Summary

New Webinar: The Right Gifts at the Right Time November 18th

NEW Webinar: The Right Gifts from the Right Person at the Right Time: Tracking Your Prospects DATE: November 18th TIME: 1pm ET, 10am PT […]

Hats Off To A Generous Offer

Giving Tuesday is slated for December 2nd this year, and we’d like to give credit to a fundraising firm whose Giving Tuesday offer might just keep on giving to those who successfully respond. Accomplished Canadian fundraising firm Harvey McKinnon Associates is making a commendable offer of 150 hours of FREE help to deserving nonprofits. This […]

The Top 30 Charity Social CEOS

In 2013, Zoe Amar and Matt Collins, digital strategy consultants for nonprofits, started the “Social CEOs Award” after being inspired  by LinkedIn’s top 30 social CEOs list.   Through their research, they have found that there is tremendous...Show More Summary

Building Our Collaborative Muscles

Four ways funder-grantee networks can work together better and increase their impact.

One easy step to raise a lot less money

Must-listen piece from NPR: Why Your Brain Wants To Help One Child In Need -- But Not Millions. It reminds us why we should regard facts, statistics, and large numbers as fundraising poison: People give when you tell stories about individuals. Show More Summary

Last Day for Early Bird Discount on our Direct Mail Fundraising Class

This is a reminder that today (Friday, October 7th) is the last day to receive an early-bird discount when you register for our new class How to Raise More Money through Direct Mail Fundraising.  Early bird registration closes at 7 PM tonight. If you want to send out better fundraising letters that raise more money […]

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