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America’s Fundraising Playbook? [Hint: You’re probably not reaching today’s donors]

Connection Cafe

America is in the midst of a dramatic cultural shift.” What the study  discovered is profound. The message is clear.

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How Baltimore Became the Most Generous City in America on Giving Tuesday

Connection Cafe

They created the BMore Gives More campaign and set out to become the most generous city in America. That’s the energy behind the movement.

Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Also, if you have not read it, Kivi Leroux-Miller has written a stellar piece called “ The Heroes and Villains of Give Local America Story.

Ahead of Give Local America, 7 trends in Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

With the clock ticking for Give Local America on May 5, community foundations and others are finalizing plans for this national day of online giving.

Behind the Scenes: America Supporting Americas

Connection Cafe

This time, we're behind the scenes at America Supporting Americans (ASA), an organization working to improve the lives of men and women in the military through their three signature programs: Adopt-A-Unit, Foster-A-Unit, and the Youth Civic Action and Awareness Program. Author: Emily Goodstein.

7 Ethical Dilemmas Facing Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

At the AFP Mid-America Conference on Fundraising, Robbe Healey spoke to seven ethical dilemmas nonprofits will face. Tainted Money. Privacy.

Applying Design Thinking to Your Organization: New CEO Workshop


Our organizations are wired for production and efficiency rather than innovation and experimentation. Why Design Thinking? Debra S. Shawn E.

Zoetica Salon Summary: Feeding America’s Social Media Measurement Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dan Michel, Digital Marketing Manager, Feeding America Twitter: @dpmichel. With social media now is that as important anymore?

How “Give Local America” Raised Over $51 Million In 24 Hours

John Haydon

Give Local America (Tuesday, May 6, 2014) raised over $51,641,978.98 Give Local America ‘s goals are to generate significant philanthropy outside of the traditional giving season with a focus on supporting local communities and local organizations.  What made you decide to create Give Local America?

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Being intentional about learning can also help an organization scale effectively. Communicate the Results throughout the Organization.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America spread #GoSilent across the web for Memorial Day

Amy Sample Ward

It pulled me in, and then everywhere I looked online I saw it was pulling in others! simple  commitment. Sharing across platforms – Twitter.

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ITWorks & SAP America: Connecting Young Adults To Bright Futures


14 students from the ITWorks program in the Philadelphia area visited SAP America last week for Career Day this year.

The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations – Guest Post by By:Leah Neaderthal, Co-Founder, Lean Impact.

9 Amazing Organizations Share Their Tech Success

Tech Soup Blog

HART for Animals is a one-stop rescue organization for all things pets in rural Maryland. " Veterans Organic Garden. Andrew's.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Twitter is now a primary news channel for a number of international organizations. Facebook reports that almost three quarters of its 1.2

Funding Rural America: Bridging the Resource Gap

Tech Soup Blog

While private foundations are clearly more urban-oriented, state and corporate foundation grantmaking now favors rural organizations. The U.S.

TechSoup's Netsquared Organizers Win 2015 NTENny Awards

Tech Soup Blog

Over the last decade, Eli has been a volunteer manager, an event organizer, a digital campaigner, and a community manager. What Makes Eli Tick.

A Project Management Lesson from Captain America


Yes, it's been a year since the movie Captain America: The First Avenger came out, but, just in case you are late watching it, there are spoilers ahead. I was re-watching Captain America recently, and I noticed a great story about good project management. Plan well to start off your project. Document, Document, Document.

Social Media: Before You Get Started, Get Organized!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social Media: Before You Get Started, Get Organized! For example, the Latin America Work Group’s website is , but when the organization was setting up its profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, “lawg” was not available on all three sites. Follow Large Organizations with Mission and Programs Similar to Yours.

To Strengthen Democracy in America, Think Tech

Tech Soup Blog

Editor's note — This blog piece by Micah Sifry touches on the still inadequate state of funding for nonprofit technology. democracy. Micah L.

Case Study: M+R Walks Us Through Testing an Email Fundraising Campaign from Oxfam America


[Editor's note: The following is an excerpt of a case study in the March 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. We all know we should do it. It didn’t.

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What Should Happen to Underperforming Nonprofit Organizations?

Museum 2.0

want to kill organizations that aren''t showing their value." --Devon Smith Now that''s the kind of sentence that makes you put down your fork. Last month, I had the good fortune to join a few brilliant people for a " Dinner-vention " about the future of the arts in America. "I want death panels. Devon didn''t mince words. Absolutely.

Working America Drives Local Action with Targeted Text Messages

Mobile Commons

Working America is a national organization that represents working families on a wide variety of issues. So Working America uses locally targeted mobile outreach to make sure they’re sending their messages to only the people who care about them. By locally targeting members in this way, Working America keeps the fight personal.

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Marketing Magic Bullet, Burrito Principle, and npEngage Magazine

Connection Cafe

In her bigduck blog post, Ally Domu discusses the need for organizations to have a unique voice, one that’s separate from the traffic. promise.

Free Office 365 Roadshow Events Are Coming to America

Tech Soup Blog

Office 365 Roadshows Coming to America. If you could get the scoop on Office 365 in a single day, would you be interested? Register here.

Cool App Roundup: Arts Organization Edition

Tech Soup Blog

project will focus on apps for arts organizations, with a practical. Are you an arts organization? your organization? twist.

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Which Social Networking Analysis Term Best Describes Virgin America?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

flew back from DC last night on Virgin America.  How would you describe Virgin America in social networking analysis and mapping terminology?  .

Support for our fallen is down. I’m not driving a semi, but I’m joining the parade.

Connection Cafe

On Saturday, the week-long journey will culminate at Arlington in honor of National Wreaths Across America Day. Support for Our Fallen Is Down.

Revenue Grows for Faith-based Organizations

Connection Cafe

Overall fundraising revenue for 334 churches, synagogues and other faith-based organizations representing nearly $1.2 Sending the right message.

Volunteers of America: Getting Results

Connection Cafe

While that’s all well and good, there’s nothing like seeing an organization put these tips into practice and learning from their example. In 2009 Volunteers of America looked to get more out of their online fundraising program by tapping into the power of integrated online and offline fundraising. Author: Cheryl Black.

Help Empower Women Rights Organizations in the Ukraine

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Local organizations are working to provide support, training and services to these women. Seventy-five percent are women and children.

YouthBuild Boston: A TechSoup Youth Organization Profile

Tech Soup Blog

Like most of us in in nonprofitland he does several other jobs in addition to taking care of the money at his organization. The U.S. and 8 p.m.

How the Alabama Eye Bank Runs Its Entire Organization on FileMaker

Tech Soup Blog

Most organizations nowadays, TechSoup included, rely on their databases to do their work. The Alabama Eye Bank. at the Alabama Eye Bank.

VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Department Produces Complete College America’s National STEM Careers Academy


"Between 1970 and 2009, undergraduate enrollment in the United States more than doubled, while the completion rate has been virtually unchanged.

New Intranet for Feeding America | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Feeding America is the nation’s largest charitable hunger-relief organization. Long Live IE6! Comments are closed.

February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!


Today, VisionLink would like to share our gratitude towards all 2-1-1’s across North America and the qualified call specialists, the backbone of 2-1-1.

50 Fascinating Nonprofit Statistics

Connection Cafe

Here are 50 fascinating nonprofit statistics you might not have known. 50 Fascinating Nonprofit Statistics from Steve MacLaughlin.

Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today


There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support. United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. NARAL Pro-Choice America. Emerge America.

Why Your Organization Needs Telecommuting – When the Commuter Train Shuts Down

Tech Soup Blog

If your organization has flexible work systems in place, then a "carpocalypse" such as this won't have nearly the destructive impact that it otherwise could on your team's productivity. BetterWorld Telecom, a TechSoup donation partner, has helped organizations as they shift to a more virtual work environment.

Designing for Good #3 – Best of 2016 Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

But even the most wearied donor is roused by an authenticate story of an organization’s tangible results. We’d love to see them!