Book Review: “Charity Case”

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Dan Pallotta’s recent TED Talk, “The way we think about charity is dead wrong” , has garnered more than 1.2 These events raised $582 million in nine years and continue to shape event fundraising across the globe.

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Ten Advocacy Calls to Action for Nonprofits

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Facebook now allows users to raise money for charities (nonprofits) directly through its platform, and at least judging from my own news feed, the company is featuring “X is raising money for a charitable cause” notifications prominently.

Has the Ice Bucket Challenge Spawned Charity Jacking?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, now we are seeing an emerging practice that for lack of a better phrase, I’m calling “Charity Jacking.” Charity Jacking goes one step beyond “Social Media Meme Morphing.” Phase 1: Personal Challenges with Cold Water to Raise Money.

Twestival: To Meet, Tweet And Raise $500K For Charity - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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How Should Funders Evaluate Charities?

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The three powerhouses, Guidestar, Charity Navigator, and Better Business Bureau, that foundations, philanthropists, and donors use to seek out information and ratings about nonprofits released an open letter to the nonprofit and foundation world yesterday. They stated that donors should not measure a charity’s performance based on overhead expenses. If they are an advocacy organization, are they moving the needle around the issue they are advocating?

CharityVillage? Research: Game On: Charities Toy with New Ideas for Online Engagement

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CharityVillage Research: Game On: Charities Toy with New Ideas for Online Engagement : You’ve may have noticed that the concept of "Gamification” is a hot topic in the technology community. What is it really, and what does it mean for charities and nonprofits? Some charities have joined the trend by partnering with a corporate sponsor to co-brand a web or mobile game, or by building their own.

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The Tipping Point: Raising Money and Generating Action

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What was the tipping point the last time you donated money to charity or signed up to volunteer? Email Marketing Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Online Marketing TrendsFor me it’s always personal stories or experiences someone shares with me, like when Stacey Monk, co-founder of Epic Change told me what inspired her to quit her corporate day job, travel to Africa, and start Epic Change after her world came crashing down when her brother died of an overdose.

Charity Donations: Is there an App for that?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Charity Donations: Is there an App for that? A built-in payment mech­anism, beau­ti­fully simple UI, count­less ways to cre­at­ively employ things like loc­a­tion… it should add up to a huge leap forward for non-profits hoping to raise funds. Cartoon by Rob Cottingham.

Great reads from around the web on May 17th

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Freakonomics » Ten Reasons Why I Would Never Donate to a Major Charity (How to Be a Superhero, Part 2) – "“Giving to Charity&# is another myth we fervently uphold as part of the Great American Religion — just like “own a home&# or “send your kids to college.&# More harm than good is done when you blindly throw money at most charities." I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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15 Most-Read npENGAGE Articles from 2018

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Our expert contributors covered a lot of topics this year across fundraising, marketing, social media, advocacy, corporate social responsibility, grantmaking, financial management and more – and the list of the fifteen most read mirrors that diversity. .

Project Agape raised $2.5 million in first year of operation | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Online Fundraising , Project Agape Causes raised $2.5 million in first year of operation 05.30.08 | 3436 8 Comments [link] Causes+raised+%242.5+million+in+first+year+of+operation The Causes audience, to date, has raised $2.5 Causes on Facebook and MySpace has become a gateway for people seeking to take action in support of causes and issues they care about, as well as raise funds to sustain positive change. Public Advocacy 9,339 4. Causes raised $2.5

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Eight Social Justice and Advocacy Conferences You Must Attend

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There will be five tables, each focused on a different list growth strategy – and you’ll get to visit them all to learn from list growth gurus Care2, Rad Campaign, Charity Dynamics, and Beaconfire. The panel on Changing the World with Open Source will discuss how open source is literally revolutionizing the world and offer some great case studies on how the wikimedia foundation used Drupal and CiviCRM to raise $16M online.

Nonprofit Technology News: The Demise of Facebook Causes and Cloud Storage for Charities

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As summer starts, we’ll report on what happened to Facebook Causes, some big developments in cloud computing including the launch of Salesforce1, a big partnership between Salesforce and Microsoft that bodes well for charities, and the launch of Box.org, free cloud storage for nonprofits.

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Sunny the Seal Melts Hearts on MySpace - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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nfp 2.0 » The Best use of Google Maps, full stop

Rebooting Charity

lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money. Way back in the 1930s for example, the Society was one of the first charities in the UK to screen fundraising films in cinemas.

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Reaching Baby Boomers: The Next Big Demographic in Nonprofit Online Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Why Nonprofits Need to Grow their Online Lists - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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nfp 2.0 » Charities: Are you cool or old school?

Rebooting Charity

lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money. whitewater widgets yak shack February 6th, 2007 Charities: Are you cool or old school? With which image do you most associate your charity?

Are Memes Really Just Slacktivism?

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Many thought the meme was connected to raising breast cancer awareness, but that was not the intention behind it. Could they have leveraged this opportunity to build their email list, and raise money? Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Online Marketing

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Is Direct Mail Dying or Dead? Hogwash! - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Gift the Gift of Charity: Make A Contribution to any of these Fabulous Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Peace Fellows are graduate students who work with Advocacy Project 's community based human rights partners around the world. Shaping Youth recommends supporting Age of Conversation to Benefit Variety, The Children's Charity.

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Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Why Every Nonprofit Should Embrace the Web 2.0 World - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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The Slactavism Debate Settled Once And For All?

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Used as part of a multi-channel approach online petitions and pledges can help raise awareness and motivate people to get more involved with campaigns that offer deeper engagement opportunities. 2X as likely to ask for donations to support charities.

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Reaching Baby Boomers: The Next Big Demographic in Nonprofit Online Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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nfp 2.0 » The trends that will drive charities in 2007!

Rebooting Charity

lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money. whitewater widgets yak shack January 4th, 2007 The trends that will drive charities in 2007! Note: most charities will be dragged kicking and screaming down this road.

nfp 2.0 » Save the Children offers yak a Second Life

Rebooting Charity

lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money. The Yak Shack concept was created by Ogilvy Advertising and works well as an extension of the charity’s “Wish List&# virtual gift catalogue.

Is Direct Mail Really Headed for the Exit? - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Nonprofit Resolutions That Will Make A Difference in 2009 - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Nonprofit CRM Trends Plus How to Choose an eCRM - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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The Frogloop Interview: Sheeraz Haji - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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NetCentric Advocacy: Time to change the 5% rule for foundations! 10% or bust!

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NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity. Today.without raising taxes, or impacting our deficits, the new administration could stimulate massive amount of activity by forcing the hands of these foundations. The word "payout" suggests grants or contributions paid out to other charities. The word "payout" suggests grants or contributions paid out to other charities.

The Frogloop Interview: Sheeraz Haji - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Online Fundraising in a Bad Economy - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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NetCentric Advocacy: Madoffs Fraud Destroyed my Job and Threatens my Cause: Ongoing Network Failure.

Network-Centric Advocacy

NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.   I don't know all of the details but after surfing the Madoff stories, it seems the predominate reactions in charities are focused on responding to the needs of the organizations, grasping for ways to replace the revenue and selling assets.     Groups raised emergency money for organizations (to pump revenue into the organizations) MoveOn, Theyeneedusnow.org OSI.

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How They Did It: LWB Wins Facebook Causes Giving Challenge - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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How They Did It: LWB Wins Facebook Causes Giving Challenge - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Five Social Media Myths You Need to Know

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While some organizations like Charity:Water have raised money through social networks , the majority haven’t raised very much. of nonprofits were able to raise over $10K on Facebook in 2010, according to Frank Barry of Blackbaud. 2% of nonprofits raised between $1K and $10K on Twitter. Metrics Mobile Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0

nfp 2.0 » For Art’s sake… Buy a Brushstroke

Rebooting Charity

lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money. The Art Fund charity has added a further £500,000. The BBC reports that a public appeal launched last month must raise the remaining £2.4m

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nfp 2.0 » Two Minute Silence Podcast

Rebooting Charity

lindsey : Hey Steve - Have you checked out GoodTube yet as a tool for NFP’s to raise money. The charity seems keen to shift the public’s perception of its work and encourage understanding of its all year round relevance.