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Video Grants Available for Innovative Charities

Charity Navigator is collaborating with Two Parrot Productions (a video production company that specializes in creating compelling mini-documentaries for non-profit organizations) to help them select THREE charities to receive 100% pro-bono video production grants for 2015. Show More Summary

Leadership for Results

The first step in developing leadership to advance large-scale social change is clearly defining the intended results.

What Nonprofits Really Need From Their Donors [Video]

My hope in creating the growing library of Social Velocity videos is that nonprofit leaders will use the topics as a jumping off point for honest discussions with boards and donors. It can often be intimidating for a nonprofit leader...Show More Summary

Two easy – yet lasting – ways to advance your nonprofit’s mission

(Editor’s note: Today’s post comes from our friends at the National Council of Nonprofits. Jennifer Chandler, Vice President and Director of Network Support & Knowledge Sharing, offers an easy way for your nonprofit to help advocateShow More Summary

Introducing the Revamped Ignited Fundraising Community

We are just about ready to re-launch the revamped Ignit […] The post Introducing the Revamped Ignited Fundraising Community appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Lori Discusses the #ALSIceBucketChallenge on Minnesota Public Radio

More than $100 million raised since the end of July. Am […] The post Lori Discusses the #ALSIceBucketChallenge on Minnesota Public Radio appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Take a 3 Minute Vacation Right Now and Have Some Laughs

Nonprofit Life & Style • September 7, 2014 • Email Print Today's politiquette tip: don't tell a person using a wheelchair, "I don't think of you as someone in a wheelchair!" Or more commonly: "I don't think of you as a minority!" said to people of color. Show More Summary

Lori Discusses the #ALSIceBucketChallenge on Minnesota Public Radio

More than $100 million raised since the end of July. Amazing. A fluke? A new trend? What does this all mean? For one it means new people are giving to ALS. And it means that folks at ALS have a huge task ahead to retain all those new donors. Yes, I took the challenge, too. Show More Summary

What Small Non-Profits Can Learn from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It’s all over the place. From celebrities to your Facebook friends, newscasters to rock bands, it seems like everybody is taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. And, as a result, the ALS Association has raised over $62 million in the past month alone, compared to just $2.5 million in the same period last year. The […]

Are Memes Really Just Slacktivism?

New memes get started everyday. Some stick and go “viral” while others just get shared with a small community of friends, and some go nowhere. Remember the FB meme challenge that asked women to post what color bra they were wearing that...Show More Summary

Free E-Book: NetworkforGood Giving Day Planning Guide

While it may be the dog days of August,  GivingTuesday 2014 kicks off on December 4th.   After spending a year facilitating a peer learning community of  Knight Foundation grantees hosting giving days, one of the most factors for success  for local no nonprofits participating is having about 6-9 months timeframe to develop a plan.      … Read More

Shape Messages that Spur Action (Case Study)

Freelance communications strategist Jeremy Porter shares his knowhow in his e-newsletter, his blog (where this article first appeared) and via Twitter. For people to care about global warming it needs to be made relevant. This guide shows the language that’s simple and uncontroversial. In Nebraska, there’s a father thinking about his children’s health and […]

Everything Is NOT Awesome

Agitator readers know I have this obsession with online video. Only yesterday I was writing about it. Sooner or later, one of you will take me to task and tell me to get over it already. But every time I get ready to wax eloquent over putting the donor at the center of fundraising, or [...]

Creative, Fun and Easy Ways to Engage Skilled Volunteers

Our recent announcement of a new partnership to automatically post all skilled volunteer listings from the VolunteerMatch network to LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace has shed a serious spotlight on the importance and potential of skilled volunteering. Check out this special series … Continue reading ?

Markets for Good Post: Design A Better Dashboard

This post was also appeared on the MarketsforGood site as part of my regular column, “Between the Dashboard and the Chair.” How Human-Centered Design Methods Can Help You Design A Better Dashboard Take a look at any nonprofit dashboard and the most effective ones probably have an organizational process that lies beneath.… Read More

What Your Non-Profit Can Learn from WKRP in Cincinnati

Did you ever watch WKRP in Cincinnati, the late 70’s / early 80’s sitcom? When I was young, I used to watch the show, which at that point was in syndication on a local UHF station. (If you’re younger than 30, substitute “low-budget TV” for “UHF,” and you’ll get the idea). One of the things […]

7 Strategies for Mobilizing Millennials

(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...Show More Summary

Our Town—Teens Mobilize & Message

Watch the video here So proud of these girls in our town who are pushing back on being blamed for “distracting” boys with their outfits, and getting punished for it. Punishments include having to wear a huge Scarlet Letter-ish “shirt of shame” for the rest of the day, totally covering their bodies. But I’m thrilled […]

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