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6 Trends Shaping Corporate Engagement Today

Connection Cafe

Employee engagement efforts are one of the leading challenges and opportunities facing companies today. In our work to advance corporate social change leadership at Points of Light, we have the opportunity to listen to the ambitions and challenges of engagement leaders inside of companies.


Will Robots (and bots) Replace Nonprofit Staff and Interns in the Workplace?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine and I have been collaborating on research and writing about the next wave of disruptive technologies (AI, Bots, and Robots) and what it means for the nonprofit sector. We have a couple of opportunities coming up for you to join the discussion.

3 Steps to Creating Your Perfect Advocacy Fundraising Moment

Connection Cafe

In the 400-odd days since Donald Trump’s inauguration, fundraising in the nonprofit space has been more competitive and chaotic than ever before.

8 Social Media Marketing Hacks to Ensure Success in 2018


Social media marketing is more than just regular publishing of content on social networking sites in the hope of growing an audience and ultimately making money. This is especially true for business organizations that want to open social media accounts today in an already crowded marketplace.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? Looking for new techniques to add to your facilitator’s toolbox?

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Are you free online?


It’s a question many of us wouldn’t hesitate to answer to. The rapid growth of the internet, as well as its proliferation across devices and throughout our lives, often gives way to the idea that the online world is largely a free one.

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Book Review: Work That Matters

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last month I was lucky enough to run into Maia Duerr who participated in Wake’s Tech2EmpowerUSA at a workshop I was facilitating on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit. Maia Duerr recently published a book called “ Work that Matters: Create a Livelihood that Reflects Your Core Intention.”

Ten Tips for More Powerful Public Speaking

Museum 2.0

I love presenting. Standing in front of an audience fills me with adrenaline and calm at the same time. The adrenaline comes from fear and excitement. The calm comes from a sense of mastery. Here's how to get that calm. Get a ton of practice.

5 Best Practices for Collecting Supporter Data

NonProfit Hub

When someone submits their email address on the ONE Campaign website , they receive a welcome email with a friendly message and a simple question: ”Do you think we’ll see the end of extreme poverty in our lifetime?” You’re also presented with three run-of-the-mill options.

10 Must-Know Stats About Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The first “Donate Now” button was released in 1999 by Groundspring, a nonprofit founded by San Francisco-based Tides Foundation , and throughout the early 2000’s young Gen-Xer nonprofit professionals pioneered the use of “Donate Now” buttons.

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Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Tomorrow, March 6, brings the release of the new definitive book on servant leadership. A curated collection of incredibly insightful and motivational perspectives on servant leadership via essays by 44 servant leaders.

3 Easy Ways to Cut Nonprofit Costs

NonProfit Hub

Your nonprofit likely has an idealistic mission statement—one that doesn’t mention anything about overhead costs. And while finding ways to lower your costs may not inspire the kind of enthusiasm your purpose does, every dollar you save contributes to those you serve.

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Six Best Practices from the NGO Technology Report

Connection Cafe

The 2018 Global NGO Technology Report provides insight on the online and mobile communication tools NGOs around the world use to promote general awareness, communicate with core audiences and raise funds from donors, as well as an analysis of those online tools and comparisons of regional usage.

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The 10 Best Social Media Tools for Nonprofits That Save Time and Money (2018 Update)

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are the 10 best social media tools for nonprofits to save time (and money) scheduling, managing, and optimizing their social networks. social media

A Powerful Way for Nonprofits To Avoid Collaborative Overload

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Online collaboration tools and platforms give nonprofits the opportunity for connectivity and collaboration internally as well as with external stakeholders like volunteers and board members. And, that’s a good thing.

Our EveryAction Hero: Girls Inc.


Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With over 1,400 sites in 400 cities across the United States and Canada, the organization has grown tremendously since its founding in 1864. Through educational programming, mentorships, and advocacy, Girls Inc. focuses on providing girls everywhere the knowledge, resources, and opportunities to live healthy and productive lives.

Hone Your Craft: The Art of Nonprofit Storytelling

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Everyone has a favorite story. Whether it comes in the form of a book, a comic, a movie or a video game, we all have stories that we like and ones that we decidedly dislike.

Corporations and Their Evolving Roles in the Social Economy

Connection Cafe

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs and their role in organizational strategy across departments has grown in recent years. This is because social responsibility efforts now influence four key areas that corporations rely on for success: 1. Consumer Purchasing Behavior.

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Getting More Control Over Operations and Revenue

Vertex Systems

Managing staff utilization oftentimes feels like a juggling act gone awry. Trying to balance services delivered vs. authorized without any insight can turn into a guessing game. .

Facebook Usage Declines: What Does It Mean for Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As we all know, in early January, Facebook announced some sweeping changes in the News Feed to prioritize content from friends and family and fewer updates from brands and news. The intent as described by Zuckerberg was to encourage meaningful interaction and ensure that time on Facebook was well spent. The changes have also prompted nonprofits to reevaluate their digital strategies and make changes in strategies and tactics.

Expand Your Nonprofit’s Universe with the 2018 Digital Outlook Report


We are thrilled to announce that Care2, hjc, NTEN, and Resource Alliance have just released the 2018 Digital Outlook Report. Care2 News Online Fundraising Nonprofit Digital Strategy Marketing

The Importance of Strategy Sessions

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in the Nonprofit Hub Magazine. With the new year freshly upon us, it’s a great time to plan your next long-term strategy meeting.

[New Report] Giving in an Uncertain Year

Connection Cafe

Across the world, 2017 was a year defined by change and uncertainty. We saw our landscape shaped by political divides, natural disasters, and tense reform. And the question all along has been: through all this tumult, how was philanthropy affected?

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A Case for Mobile Computing in Agencies

Vertex Systems

Last week we talked about office staff and DSP’s and whether or not they could easily make the transition from spreadsheets to software designed to help your agency run more efficiently.

How Your Nonprofit Can Improve Productivity and Combat Digital Distraction

John Haydon

Ever hear of something called “Nomophobia“? The word itself is an abbreviation for “no-mobile-phone-phobia” and refers to the anxiety you feel when you don’t have your mobile phone handy or have a signal.

Ten Years and Counting… Happy Birthday!


Hi everyone, I just realized is over 10 years old!!! In all that time, I have never monetized the site (beyond a couple of random ads here and there). I maintain this site all by myself.

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How to Use Nonprofit Apps to Keep Beneficiaries Happy

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by Zoho Creator. Nonprofits thrive on people. Whether they’re volunteers or employees, people are your biggest allies and most sincere well-wishers. In addition to expending time and energy to your cause, some of them go even further by making financial donations.

Landing Your Emails – Expert Email Deliverability Tips

Connection Cafe

I recently had the pleasure of hosting Landing Your Emails: Tips for Email Deliverability webinar with Blackbaud.

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Is it Possible to Increase Utilization Rates?

Vertex Systems

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The Top 5 Social Media Fails You’re Still Committing (and how to #win instead!)

Wild Apricot Blog

Stop committing these social media fails and learn how to boost your followers and engagement from the pros. social media

Book Highlights From High Velocity Hiring

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The following statements from author Scott Wintrip convinced me to read his book, High Velocity Hiring: How To Hire Top Talent In An Instant : "Hiring is broken. There's a new way to hire that's faster, efficient, and effective.

Why Cause Camp is Right for You (And Everyone Else)

NonProfit Hub

Cause Camp is different from your run-of-the-mill conference, but you already know that. What you might not know is what makes it so different, and why Cause Camp is a conference for everyone , whether you work for a nonprofit or not. It’s super affordable.

Wealth Screening Versus Modeling: Making the Best Choice for your Healthcare Organization

Connection Cafe

A well-run grateful patient program—one that supports top-notch clinical care, nurtures true philanthropy, and is efficient and effective to manage—is at the top of the list for many healthcare organizations. Rightfully so.

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5 Steps to Building a Prospect List for Your Next Capital Campaign

Donor Search

If your organization is trying to plan for some major growth, you’ve likely already put quite a bit of thought into how you’ll acquire the financial support for that growth. Prospect research and development are easily the most important components of any capital campaign. Attracting and securing financial support for major projects and even day-to-day… Basics of Prospect Research Capital Campaigns Conducting Prospect Research Prospect Data Sources