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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.

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

Reverse sexism in fundraising is not a thing, sorry

Recently AFP put out an article on international women’s day, which said, “Where are all of the men?” Vanessa Chase of The Storytelling Nonprofit […]

A Simple Tip for A Good Night’s Sleep: Use An Alarm Clock

During our book tour for the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout,  we routinely got asked the question, what one self-care habit should we focus on to get started?    We respond with:  Get enough sleep.    ...Show More Summary

12 Random Acts of Kindness

Fortunately, Random Acts of Kindness Day doesn?t require much preparation. And even the smallest act of kindness can help make someone?s day.

The Business of Biodiversity

The benefits of environmental conservation and restoration reach far and wide, and across all sectors. More businesses need to realize the positive effects biodiversity has on their bottom line—and more governments need to pass legislation that protects biodiversity.

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