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Happy, Focused, and Productive: There Is An App for That!

Image by Ayyamsyria One of my colleagues, Nada Hamzeh, a nonprofit capacity building consultant from Lebanon, tagged me when sharing this striking image that depicts how can easily develop a behavior addiction to our mobile phones. As...Show More Summary

What I Learned About Philanthropy, Fundraising, and Social Impact at IFCAsia in Bangkok

Last month, I was honored to co-teach a master class and workshops on digital strategy and crowdfunding with Cambodia colleague, Tharum Bun, at the first IFCAsia in Bangkok.    I learned so much about the digital challenges facing Asian...Show More Summary

An Ingenious Texting Bot from @SFMOMA

As we enter the age of automation, more and more nonprofits are using bots. If bots are designed well, they can have impact.   The San Francisco Museum of Art recently launched an ingenious bot called “Send Me” that allows anyone to send a simple text message and receive a picture of a piece of art matching the idea, words, or phrase texted.… Read More

Charity Navigator Talks Viral Fundraising

Charity Navigator Talks Viral Fundraising If you’ve been around the nonprofit sector recently, you’ve probably heard of one of the many viral fundraising campaigns over recent years. When it comes to going viral, a lot of charities have the “wouldn’t it be nice” mentality — and rightfully so. Show More Summary

More Girls in STEM Means Improving STEM Teacher Training

Providing teachers with gender sensitivity training is a first step toward addressing gender inequality in STEM. But it’s not the last.

5 Ways to Make Progress Daily and Keep Your #NPCOMM Work on Track

Making a little progress every day is really important to staying motivated and happy in your work. But when you feel like you are getting pulled in a hundred different directions, as many nonprofit communicators are, that can be tough. Experts recommend that you develop “progress rituals.” Here are 5 I like. Let us know […]

Telling Your Data Story Well

An important part of telling your organization’s data story well is picking the right storytelling technique for your audience.

Winning the Internet

How nonprofits can use the same tactics that helped Trump win the US presidency for outsized social impact.

Building Real Collaboration into Your Organization

How focusing on the three organizational pillars of culture, people, and leadership can help fuel meaningful collaboration.

What I Learned About Online Donor Engagement from Fundraisers in Brasil

Last week, I was in Sao Paolo for the ABCR Festival, the leading conference in Brasil for fundraising for nonprofit organizations. This was my third visit to the country. I delivered a keynote for Social Good Brasil in 2012 and for a conference on volunteering hosted by Fundação Telefônica in 2014.… Read More

Can You Measure the Impact of Capacity Building for Nonprofits?

Capacity building is about improving organizational (or network) effectiveness.  Capacity building includes both money (grants), consultants/technical assistance, peer learning/communities of practice, and collaboration.  According to...Show More Summary

6 Ways Volunteer Managers Can Curb Slacktivism

It may appear that slacktivists aren?t doing anything concrete, but some can create real change if you get savvy and make it work for your nonprofit.

Barriers to Funder Collaboration and the Will to Overcome Them

Foundation leaders know the social sector needs more and better collaboration for impact, but four barriers often get in the way.

Donor Sexual Harrassment

Here’s a message from Captain Obvious! Feminism is good for everyone! Real equity and Diversity is good for everyone.  Who agrees with me? Let’s […]

How to Effectively Use Storytelling in Nonprofit Fundraising

A few weeks ago I wrote the nonprofit version of a blog post about using storytelling in nonprofit marketing. After that post published, I realized, I had more to say. The truth is I often find myself cringing when - I read most so-called...Show More Summary

Asking Is Uncomfortable, If It Were Easy Everyone Would Do It

You have chosen a great path-- a hard one no doubt, but a great one. Asking for donations and support is one of the hardest things to do as it can feel uncomfortable and awkward. The post Asking Is Uncomfortable, If It Were Easy Everyone Would Do It appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake. Wake’s Tech2Empower program organizes delegations of volunteer Technology Advisors, women who work for Silicon Valley companies like Google, Salesforce, Mozilla, YouTube,...Show More Summary

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