We wanna make you a movie!! But we need your help.


That''s right folks! We''re making a movie and it''s all about you - we want to help you find a solution to your largest organizational challenge for 2015! But - we can''t do that until we know what that is!!

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Infographic: Why Video Is The Best Form Of Engagement


There is a seemingly infinite number of ways for you to engage viewers online. Whether it be through well written content, deeply researched infographics presented in a visually stimulating way, a video, social media, or even a meme.

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#NPTech, Digital Inclusion, and the Web we are cocreating

Amy Sample Ward

Regardless of the specific sector you work in or the kind of technology you may be interested in, it’s likely you’ve seen blog posts, tweets, or other coverage of some incredibly tough experiences by a few women working in the tech industry.

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Sadly, this week marked the loss of one of the disaster response world’s strongest leaders and advocates. Joann Hale was one of the most influential, hard-working, and caring people we have ever had the pleasure of working with here at VisionLInk.


Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

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5 Cold Calling Tips to Meet Your Fundraising Goals


The fundraising call has always been a staple of donor outreach. However, changes + advancements in the ways you communicate with your audience means adjusting your approach to the dreaded cold call.

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Moving the Needle: The Success and ROI of #GivingTuesday

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7 Strategies Your Nonprofit Should Implement to Engage Volunteers


Image courtesy of Huffington Post and Idealist.org. While volunteers keep your staffing needs minimal, and allow your nonprofit to focus on the next big project, are you really getting the most out of your volunteers?

An executive director reminds us of the importance of prayer


Bobby Calvillo is the Executive Director of a large housing non-profit in Texas. He has shared his insight with us on many occasions, and today he speaks from the heart about how prayer can guide us everyday as we work to reshape community

13 Nonprofit Statistics You Never Knew


Image courtesy of ok.gov. Let’s be honest, we’re all suckers for numbers. They captivate us, put things into perspective, shock us, and give everyone something to talk about at the coffee pot in the morning. Nonprofit statistics seem to grow more positive with each passing day.

Social Media Tools to Watch in 2014 for #NonprofitRadio

Amy Sample Ward

Last Friday, I had my monthly spot on Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio , a weekly online radio show that Tony hosts, it’s Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%.

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Performance Based Funding Institute to Improve Higher Education


Two weeks ago VisionLink''s W. Douglas Zimmerman and Lois Ann Porter traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to organize the Performance-Based Funding Institute VisionLink produced for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Accessible eBooks for Equal Opportunity

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Kevin Leong was in kindergarten when he experienced an organic brain injury that forced him to relearn everything from walking to using the bathroom. For several years, he struggled in school because his vision was blurry and reading normal size print was grueling.

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The Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue: Data

3rd Sector Labs

The conversations about the ALS Association’s astounding success with the Ice Bucket Challenge continue. Blogs, newsletters, periodicals, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter … people are still talking about it.

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For Goodness Shake: The App That Matches Your Passion With A Nonprofit Near You

Connection Cafe

Have you heard of #GivingTuesday ? At Blackbaud, we’re proud to be a founding partner of #GivingTuesday , the global movement dedicated to giving back.

Best Halloween costumes ever? We dressed up as our favorite nonprofits.


You have just a few hours before your end-of-the-day office costume contest and evening Halloween festivities, but have no idea what to be. Well, we have your back. For the ultimate procrastinator, we''ve got 6 nonprofit costume ideas that you can do with (almost) no planning at all

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AFP Blog

Material on Storytelling and a contest from Tech Soup. Storymakers 2014 This webinar is part of a series of events supporting our Storymakers 2014 Contest , which is happening now through September 26, 2014.


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Infographic: 2013 Nonprofit Communication Trends


No matter how you look at it, communication is key. Regardless of your mission, if you are unable to communicate with your constituents, employees, donors, or any other affiliates, accomplishing your mission becomes immeasurably more difficult.

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The tool that every volunteer coordinator needs


How often has this happened to you - you interview a prospective volunteer, love their background, love what they offer, and love what they could bring to your movement, but you never hear from them beyond the initial interview? If this has happened to you (and I’m sure it has :).

The 6 Hidden Benefits Of Volunteering


As if contributing to a cause that’s bigger than yourself wasn’t reason enough to give your time, volunteering your time to a charitable cause has some hidden benefits, too. If it is so intuitively obvious that volunteering is beneficial to someone, why is volunteering at a 10 year low ?

Great reads from around the web on June 29th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of June 29th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying.

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Welcome, Mark Roberts!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

After an intensive search period, I’m delighted to share that Benetech recently appointed seasoned executive Mark Roberts as our Vice President of Engineering. Mark is former Senior Vice President of Engineering, Consumer Products, and Operations at TiVo Inc.

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More fundraising software = more data headaches

3rd Sector Labs

Technology both simplifies and complicates our lives. Nowhere is this more true than in the nonprofit sector. Let’s face it … there is a direct relationship between the number of fundraising software systems we are using and the data problems we are creating for ourselves.

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3 Ways to Embrace Change and Shake the Status Quo at Your Organization

Connection Cafe

Your nonprofit’s mission is likely the same as it was when your organization began; to make an impact and to effect change, whether locally, nationally or globally. The challenge then is to stay true to your mission while taking the steps needed to keep pace in a changing industry.

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Mark your calendar: best conferences for nonprofits in 2015


Believe it or not, it''s already time to start planning for the wealth of marketing, education, and networking opportunities for nonprofits in 2015. nonprofit conferences

Bitcoin: how the charity RNLI is using the digital currency

AFP Blog

Why did RNLI decide to use Bitcoins? The idea came from our research into future trends and changes that may impact on the RNLI. Basically, it looked likely that we would receive digital currency as a donation and/or as part of a legacy at some point and we wanted to be prepared for that eventuality. While researching, we became aware that using Bitcoin could expose the RNLI to new audiences.

How To Use Stories To Raise Money On Social Media


Storytelling and social media – these terms have certainly been thrown around a lot this year! Are they just empty buzzwords, or actual tools that can help your nonprofit raise money online? I firmly believe in the latter.

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5 Social Media Advancements Every Nonprofit Should Prepare For ?


Image courtesy of Core 3 Solutions. Social media is a comparatively very young frontier in the nonprofit sector which features surprises around every twist and turn. Because of this, it is important to keep up with the latest trends to make sure your nonprofit does not fall tragically behind.

Four Things Every Leader Should Do to Sustain the Engagement of Volunteers


Volunteers arrive to serve, filled with passion and excitement. but what got them there at the outset, may not be what brings them back. That initial passion may evolve over time, or it may even wane. The good news is, it doesn’t have to. Leaders can make a difference.

[Infographic] How Millennials Spend Their Time


With the giving season quickly descending upon us, it’s time to start turning our attention to our holiday fundraising efforts. With approximately 87 percent of milliennials giving to charitable causes in 2013 , milliennials are quickly becoming the most charitable generation to date.

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Infographic: Who Rules Social Media?


The advent of social media has been a world-wide phenomenon. It has shaped the way we interact with others, plan events, and at no monetary value instantly connects us to millions of people.