For sale for a cause: Edelweiss

Judi Sohn

Next up for a donation for a great cause is Edelweiss. For background on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. Update: Bid of $75 to Boston Area Gleaners in the comments. So if interested, please bid $100 or higher by 4/20!

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Takeaways from Cause Camp 2018

NonProfit Hub

Yet another Cause Camp is officially in the books. If you were unable to attend, or if you want to relive some of the magic, we’ve compiled our top takeaways from Cause Camp 2018. The overhead myth was once again a big topic at Cause Camp. Cause Camp Featured

For Sale for a Cause: Greenleaf

Judi Sohn

If you want background on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. No doubt, this was one of my favorite projects to date. The yarn and pattern worked together beautifully. The pattern is Greenleaf by Anna Victoria. The yarn is Twister Fiber Art Arial Evolution in the Mirage colorway.

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For sale for a cause: Peony

Judi Sohn

Don’t forget to mention the cause that you’d like the money to go towards! For more detail on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. If you get into lace knitting, sooner or later you have to try a Herbert Niebling.

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For Sale For a Cause: Four Seasons

Judi Sohn

My 3rd shawl completed in 2018 is ready to go to a good home and support a great cause of your choice. I’d be honored to send it to you for a minimum of $75 which I’ll donate to the nonprofit organization of your choice and have my company match (progressive causes preferred).

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For Sale for a Cause: Forest Nymph

Judi Sohn

For an update of what I’m doing this year, read this post. I’m pleased to say that because I teased this one out on Facebook first, it already has a bid of $400! If this bid survives, the funds will go to Everytown for Gun Safety. If you would like to place a higher bid, you have until March 5th to leave a comment. The pattern is ‘Forest Nymph,’ another beautiful design by Alla Borisova.

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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. Cause Camp Featured

2018 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days can inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively.

How Ideology Affects Which Causes Donors Support

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report , a donor’s ideology has more impact upon which causes and types of nonprofits they support than gender or age. Giving to children and youth, however, is a cause that unites all donors regardless of ideology.

Birthday Cause Wrapped Up

Amy Sample Ward

THANK YOU to all of you who donated and supported my Birthday Cause ; it means SO much to me! I first talked about the Birthday Cause application on Facebook in December when I set it up for my birthday. Causes’ Birthday Cause application does just that when you set it up.

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Social Media, Causes, Politics & Millennials: How Online Cause Engagement Changes in an Election Year

Connection Cafe

This study also examines millennials’ interest and activation in specific causes that may be differentiated by their support of a particular political party.

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My Birthday Cause: Free Geek!

Amy Sample Ward

I have a birthday coming up and over the weekend I received an email from Causes, the social change application in Facebook. Instead of just writing on your wall, or giving you something you don’t need, what if they had a chance to help a cause you believe in?

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2016 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful for online fundraising. Facebook Twitter Google Plus LinkedIn Mobile Media Fundraising Social Media YouTube Giving Days Cause Awareness Days

2017 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to craft and launch online fundraising campaigns.

#BrandsConf – Humanization of Causes

Amy Sample Ward

2010 presentation 140conf brandsconf causesDate : December 2nd, 2010. Location : NY, NY, USA. Topic : The Changing Face of Nonprofits. Description : Nonprofits, just like businesses and other enterprises, have seen a dramatic impact from the increased use of social media. I’m not talking about more or less fundraising dollars, or new programs – I’m talking about the way social media uses, relies on even, a human face of organizations.

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Cause Awareness & Giving Day Campaigns for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The rise of social media has also given rise to online giving on cause awareness and giving days. To help your nonprofit prepare and launch a successful cause awareness day and/or giving day online campaign, this webinar was presented on November 14 to more than one thousand nonprofit staff.

How to Promote a Cause on Facebook


Pushing a more socialized agenda by allowing for greater user participation is doing wonders for cause promotion, in particular. How To Promote Your Cause By Establishing A Brand. Update often, and with plenty of detail to show the impact or the need for the cause.

Turning Pain into Gain for a Cause

Connection Cafe

The runner or walker or biker becomes a means to the end of raising the profile and funding for that cause. The individual is their cause. When we ask people to sponsor a team for a walk or run , we want them to make a connection with a mission.

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4 Ways to Use Facebook to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

Connection Cafe

That’s millions of us becoming more established in our careers with greater means to give generously to causes. As the first generation to grow up with modern technology so easily at our fingertips, Millennials have reengineered the way information is delivered and consumed.

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Choosing the Perfect Cause for Your Business Giving

Connection Cafe

They have connections to people, places and causes that develop naturally. Let’s face it, deciding how your business should give can be hard. Which nonprofit is the best one to support? How do you pick one over the other?

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4 Things You’ll Miss if You Aren’t at Cause Camp 2018

NonProfit Hub

Cause Camp 2018 is just a couple of months away, and we want to make sure you know what you’re missing if you decide not to attend. We don’t want to guilt trip you (okay, we kind of do); we just want you to know why Cause Camp is considered one of the best nonprofit conferences in the nation. Cause Camp brings the top nonprofit thought leaders to Lincoln, Nebraska for two days jam-packed with motivation, education and fun. Not at Cause Camp. Cause Camp Featured

How World Wildlife Fund Used Segmentation to Activate Social Influencers for Their Cause

Connection Cafe

So what is a nonprofit supposed to do when trying to activate supporters around a critically important issue to their cause? In turn, the relevant email ask activated tweets that brought a public voice to WWF’s cause that others could engage with.

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2014 Cause Awareness Days

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Launching online fundraising campaigns around cause awareness days is good strategy.

Social Media’s Impact on Cause Marketing with Chris Noble


Back in March of this year at SXSW I got the chance to spend a few minutes with Chris Noble the “Voltaire&# [ according to him ] of cause marketing. How have you seen social meidia used in the cause marketing world?

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Breaking News: Twiddling Thumbs of Nonprofit Professionals Causing Sore Thumbs

Connection Cafe

April Fools. We know that nonprofit professionals are the hardest working folks out there and we want to help you succeed. So we’ve compiled 10 of the most valuable philanthropic resources available to help get you to the best results—and not twiddle your thumbs while you try to figure it out!

Engagement Strategies to Turn Nonprofit Board Members into Ambassadors for Your Cause

Connection Cafe

Here are tips for board member engagement—from recruitment through retirement—to help you build lifelong ambassadors for your cause: Recruiting New Board Members. Allow their enthusiasm, wisdom, and experience to guide and strengthen your cause.

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Will 2016 Be The Year Of Video in Cause Marketing?

See What's Out There

Cause marketing is lesson of quid quo pro between nonprofits and for-profit companies. The post Will 2016 Be The Year Of Video in Cause Marketing? video cause marketing fundraising joe waters selfish giving

Cause Camp 2017 Speaker Lineup Announcement

NonProfit Hub

The moment you’ve all been waiting for, the official Cause Camp 2017 speaker lineup. Derrick Feldmann is the lead researcher and creator of The Millennial Impact Project, a multi-year study of how the next generation supports causes.

3 Inefficiencies that Cause Frustration

Vertex Systems

These inefficiencies can cause frustration and double work. There are multiple inefficiencies that exist that afflict some agencies. This ultimately leads to less services delivered and less hours billed for services authorized.

Passing the Word: Getting Supporters to Share your Cause

Byte Technology

However, it’s important to first be honest: in today’s go-go world, it’s difficult for even the most cause-dedicated people to find the time to fully immerse themselves in a charity they’re passionate about.

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What if everyone had one cause they dedicated themselves to?


Now that we''ve spent the last few weeks chatting about ways to recruit long-term volunteers, let''s talk about the ''why''. Why is this important? Why should we prioritize long-term over short-term volunteers (in most cases)? How can this show volunteers how they can change the world?

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Why the Cause Needs to Match Your Cause Marketing Efforts

John Haydon

However, another way that companies can become more socially responsible is via cause marketing, which is […]. The post Why the Cause Needs to Match Your Cause Marketing Efforts appeared first on John Haydon. Cause Marketing

10 top tools for cause campaigns

AFP Blog

10 top tools for cause campaigns

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Building Relationships within A Cause-Centered Community: Jeffersonian Dinners

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A cause-centered community is a group of people who share a common passion for a cause. They could be a group of people who support a particular nonprofit’s social change agenda or a group of people from different organizations united around a common challenge, idea, or cause.

Your 2016 Cause Camp Speaker Lineup Announcement

NonProfit Hub

Without further adieu, we’re pleased to announce our Cause Camp speaker lineup for 2016. Cause Camp is an annual conference for nonprofit professionals held in Lincoln, Neb. People passionate about their cause and about making the world a better place.

New Speakers Announced for Cause Camp 2017

NonProfit Hub

If you haven’t yet seen, we recently announced the speaker lineup for Cause Camp 2017, and we have even more exciting news. Cause Camp is more than two days of lectures, it’s an experience dedicated to education, collaboration and inspiration to keep your (camp) fire alive.

Guest Post on Tactical Philanthropy: Causes, MySpace and ideablob

Amy Sample Ward

“In recent days, Causes has left MySpace and IdeaBlob has shutdown. In reaction to the Causes announcement, Economist bureau chief Matthew Bishop tweeted “Who knew it was on MySpace?” First, let’s start at the beginning: Causes Leaves MySpace.

Cause Fatigue Redefined: More conversation for the 09NTC

Amy Sample Ward

I have written before about the way I believe causes are shifting be the way individuals identify themselves, group up, and organize. So that got me thinking about the idea of cause fatigue. So how does a cause, an organization, a campaign re-emerge?

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Mark Your Calendars! 2015 Cause Awareness Days

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social network communities are highly responsive to giving and promoting your nonprofit on cause awareness days provided that your nonprofit prepares at least one month in advance.

[Cause Camp] Keys to Effective Volunteer Management

NonProfit Hub

Andrew Stanley, Founder and CEO of VolunteerMark, spoke at Cause Camp this year sharing his knowledge about finding those diamonds in the rough. Let’s start in the most simple of places looking for volunteers—people who already donate to your cause.