Last month, during the Nonprofit Technology Conference plenary session on placing little bets and learning from failure, we issued a challenge to 1,000 nonprofits in the audience. Let’s do more than just give failure lip service,...Show More Summary
Keeping your message simple helps mobilize people in support of your goals.
Our latest Nonprofit Insights webinar was an intense one! Dr. Christopher Spera and Anthony Nerino of The Corporation for National and Community Service joined our president Greg Baldwin for a fascinating discussion on new statistics about volunteering in America. We … Continue reading ?
You use VolutneerMatch to connect with the volunteers you need, but what happens next? Following up is an important part of the recruitment process. It’s the first opportunity for your organization to engage new volunteers. For this month’s tip I’ll … Continue reading ?
Guest post by Toan Lam, Go Inspire Go There are inspiring stories everywhere – as nonprofits who work with dedicated volunteers, you know that better than anyone. But when you turn on the tube or surf the net, it’s often … Continue reading ?
Note From Beth: I’m on my way to Australia and New Zealand lead a series of workshops on Networked Nonprofits and Measurement, culminating with a keynote at this year’s ConnectingUp Conference in Australia, so expect to see a few interesting guest posts. … Read More
I’m headed to New Zealand and Australia to facilitate workshops in both countries and to keynote the ConnectingUp Conference (Australia’s version of the Nonprofit Technology Conference). I am excited for a return visit to Australia. Show More Summary
This post was inspired by the Nonprofit Blog Carnival. I don’t know how they pulled it off, but when I was in 10th grade my tiny high school managed to get David Mamet to teach an after-school screenwriting class for … Continue reading ?
In the sequel movie Crocodile Dundee 2, there is a great line when Mick Dundee visits the US and two guys try to rob him at knife point. He pulls out his outback knife, which is three times larger and says, ”Now, that’s a knife!”...Show More Summary
Place a little bet & or share your #failure story… you could win a Surface! #13ntcbets ow.ly/k24ok — Case Foundation (@CaseFoundation) April 13, 2013 You’ve heard the mantra: Learn from failure. But no one likes to screw up and you can’t learn when you’re beating your chest in frustration or pointing fingers at each other.… Read More
Saturday, April 20th was a typically gorgeous Palo Alto spring day. For about 60 students and faculty of Stanford University, however, the weather outside did nothing to distract them from their tasks - using open data from the federal...Show More Summary
Conclusions from the BRAC’s Frugal Innovation Forum.
Have you heard of Minh Dang? A speaker and advocate, UC Berkeley grad student, Bay Area native, and also a survivor of human trafficking. Her story sheds light to a gut-wrenching reality that human trafficking is not just an international issue – it’s a domestic one. Watch her NBC interview here. © emilycheng for East [...]
Has anyone used the open, visible portals of philanthropic foundation applications (Knight News Challenge, MacArthur DML, Hewlett OER, others) as a source of data about a certain issue? For example, if you were trying to understand the...Show More Summary
For her weekly FundRaising Success Magazine post, Jo Black Sullivan asked a bunch of us fundraiser-folk what kept us awake at night. People like me, Roger Craver, Jeff Jowdy, and more. Here’s the video of all of us. It cut out the screen-printed bow tie on my t-shirt so I included that image above! To [...]Show More Summary
The March 6th edition of our monthly Nonprofit Insights webinar series, “The Secret Sauce for Nonprofit Crowdfunding,” featured some valuable advice on how to engage volunteers to produce a successful crowdfunding campaign for your organization. Razoo’s very own Lesley Mansford was … Continue reading ?
This week I was in Austin, TX for SXSW Interactive Festival where I presented or facilitated at several social good sessions or events. I started presenting at SXSW in 2008 and have gone annually (except last year I took a year off). … Read More
Our goal is too big. I’ll never get it all done. Our board doesn’t do anything. Do these phrases regularly show up in your organization? What if by simply changing the words you could change the outcome? I believe you can. Chris Brogan,...Show More Summary
I speak a lot about the connection between behavioral economics and our work, and after every speech I get asked for reference materials. People also often email me for a list of my writing on the topic. So I thought I’d pull together in one post all the resources I’ve created. Show More Summary
Today is International Women’s Day which has been observed since the early 1900s (here’s a good history). On March 8th every year, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire and celebrate women. The UN highlights a different theme for International Women’s Day. … Read More