The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Participants will acquire a foundational understanding of this increasingly important component of fundraising strategy and will be able to identify and distinguish between the most common planned giving vehicles. Fundraising.

Research Friday: Financial literacy: understanding money for today’s activities and tomorrow’s security

ASU Lodestar Center

1 This study, Financial Literacy and Knowledge in the Nonprofit Sector (PDF) , "engaged a random sample of primarily human service nonprofits, as well as health, civic, environmental, arts, and education nonprofits." The report is divided into five areas of study: I) financial knowledge and literacy, II) indicators for programmatic and financial decision-making, III) the board role & governance, IV) controls and procedures for financial management, and, v) some closing thoughts.

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Member Round Up: A busy September with new research, a cure for website obesity, and world literacy day


Care2 thinks it''s likely that your organization is not sending enough fundraising emails. On September 8, Unesco observed its 40th International Literacy Day, from which Care2 highlights some shocking statistics on literacy around the globe and reminds us that the ability to read and write is a human right.

How To Fundraise For Corporate Donations Using Passive Income Practices

NonProfit Hub

Passive income – a term used to describe income generated from a single effort that pay of indefinitely – is a topic normally reserved for the likes of Tim Ferriss (of “The Four-Hour Workweek”), but some of its philosophies can be applied to fundraising. Featured Fundraising

The End of the Beginning of Online Giving

Connection Cafe

The last three years, in particular, have shown how online giving continues to be a growth engine for fundraising in the nonprofit sector. Since 2016, online fundraising has grown 17% among nonprofits in the United States. of total fundraising revenue. Peer-to-Peer Fundraising.

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Reflections from #MFOM14: Email Marketing, Fundraising, and Visual Communications


On August 2-3, I attended the 5th biennial Money for Our Movements (MFOM) social justice fundraising conference in Baltimore, Maryland, convened by the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training. Special thanks to the mighty team at the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training!

The $13 Billion Closet That’s Making Fashion a Force for Good

Connection Cafe

The seeds were planted in high school and college, when Anna started nonprofits and hosted fundraisers of her own and became well-acquainted with the struggles facing the giving industry.

2020 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. Fundraising Social Media

3rd Annual EveryAction Nonprofit Halloween Costume Parade


Each year, our staff marks the occasion by dressing up as some of our favorite nonprofit organizations as a way to recognize their incredible work and the start of end-of-year fundraising push with some fun. Children's Literacy Initiative. The Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) began as a way to provide collections of excellent children’s books & trainings in reading-aloud to teachers in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

2019 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. Social Media Fundraising

What do Twitter, Books, Wine, and Fundraisers have in Common?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Room to Read , a San Francisco based non-profit, will help us make that happen by bringing libraries and literacy to the world's poorest regions.

2012 Heroes With A Heart Awards

Robert Weiner

FundraisingHeroes With A Heart Grant. The CTK Foundation’s "Heroes with a Heart" Grant Award wants YOU to nominate a “Hero with a Heart,” and give them a chance to win $5,000 as thanks for the hard work that they do.

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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. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. Social Media Fundraising

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. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits.

Everywun Wants Your Clicks

Robert Weiner

The article makes this sound like a new idea, but The Hunger Site (and their later projects for breast cancer, children’s health, literacy, rain forest protection, and animal rescue) has been doing this since 1999. The Hunger Site started out as a pure click-to-give site (for every click a corporate sponsor makes a set donation), but diversified its fundraising techniques after the last economic downturn. Tags: Online Fundraising

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Mark Your Calendars! 2015 Cause Awareness Days

Nonprofit Tech for Good

8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Fundraising Social Media

Harry's First Fundraising Video: Why Donate $10 To Support the Sharing Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Since her parents work in the Sharing Foundation's farm program, she attended the Foundation's Khmer Literacy School which helped her enter the local village school. Blogger Roger Carr of Everyday Giving Blog has written a beautiful post about the Khmer Literacy School ! Click To Play.

2014 Cause Awareness Days

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Launching online fundraising campaigns around cause awareness days is good strategy. 8: International Literacy Day — #IntLiteracyDay or #LiteracyDay. Facebook Fundraising Google Plus LinkedIn Mobile Media Social Media Twitter YouTube

Annual Calendar of Social Good and Cause Campaigns

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Launching online communications and fundraising campaigns around annual social good and cause campaign events is good strategy. 8: International Literacy Day || #IntLiteracyDay. Online Fundraising Social Media

Support Bookshare for Veterans

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

For them, Bookshare —Benetech’s Global Literacy initiative and the world’s largest accessible digital library for people with print disabilities—opens up a lifeline to reading. You can donate on my Challenge Fundraising Team Member page. The U.S.

Tweets to Bring in the Money


Please donate today to raise literacy of deaf children! link] #nonprofit #literacy #deaf. Online Fundraising Social Networking Trends Web 2.0Want to raise funds via Twitter this holiday season? You’re not alone.

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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. 8: International Literacy Day — #LiteracyDay. Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits.

10,000 Nonprofits On Twitter!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Their first project is a secondary school for 1,200 girls in Afghanistan where the female literacy rate is only 12%. Tags: Twitter Micro Fundraising Online Fundraising This morning I followed my 10,000th nonprofit on Twitter! A young nonprofit dedicated to building schools for girls in developing countries named Circle of Women. That they are number 10,000 is completely random, but I am pleased that it is an organization with a mission dear to my heart.

One Organization’s Quest for Good

NonProfit Hub

By using ICT infrastructure that is already set up in these countries, Library For All partners to ensure that quality, locally relevant reading material is available to help improve literacy and promote education. Featured Fundraising Human ResourcesHow These Entrepreneurs Got Their Start. Sometimes a story begins on a whim and a spark. Then, add a dash of passion and a pinch of crazy (in the best way) and you’ll get what some are calling the social entrepreneur movement.

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How to Write Effective Web Copy (Part 1): Make It Readable

Connection Cafe

American Literacy is Iffy. a fundraising email, new homepage message, event invitation, poster for your upcoming gala, annual report—your first job is to just get the ideas out of your head. The Internet is bloated. Your users have miniscule attention spans.

What is the Funder’s Role in Supporting Good Measurement?


But they have also made data literacy an essential competency for everyone in the organization. Budget Data funders funding Leadership measurement nptech nten FundraisingBeth Kanter. Author. Beth's Blog. What are the skills and mindsets that nonprofits need to embrace data for social change? What are the types of funding and capacity building that philanthropy should support to make this happen?

CEO’s Update: Fall 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

First, I’ll cover our biggest fundraising effort of the year: individual philanthropy is crucial to us; it’s the portion that makes 10X impact possible! For example, Martus can now be configured in less than 10 minutes by anyone with basic digital literacy skills.

Why Nonprofits Shouldn’t Imitate the Art of Corporate Branding

NonProfit Hub

First, author Jeff Brooks in The Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand says, “Simply applying the principles of commercial branding to nonprofit fundraising is exactly the wrong thing to do. Her career has been dedicated to helping students and professionals reach their full potential, including years of service in English and literacy at the secondary and higher education levels.

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5 Motivational Quotes from Nonprofit Leaders (and How to Apply Them)

NonProfit Hub

– John Wood , Founder of Room to Read, a nonprofit promoting literacy in children. Jennifer Mulholland, Co-leader and Chief Strategy Officer of Plenty Consulting , an organization that helps nonprofits run campaigns and fundraisers. While fundraising is probably your main goal, make sure you’re spending a considerable amount of time trying to recruit a community that will make a physical, tangible difference in your organization.

The Tech That Will Change 2016

Tech Soup Blog

Social Media and Fundraising. However, another trend that is emerging is that we'll be discovering the limitations of social media in fundraising. mobile security nptechnews audioandvideo fundraising communications privacy

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Make Your Nonprofit Board Meetings Magical


Ideas include financial literacy training, fundraising discussions, or a presentation about a political or economic issue that affects your organization. No one likes a dull board meeting, or a long one, or one that doesn’t start on time.

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#GivingTuesday Champions

Tech Soup Blog

As a strong advocate of children literacy for the past 24 years, Reach out and Read has established a network of 5,000 partners in 50 states and distributes 6.5 Fundraising philanthropy social media foundations tsfundraising giving tuesday During this time of year, when the news media is dominated by stories of pepper spray attacks over video game consoles and hoards of shoppers stampeding stores at 4 a.m., Giving Tuesday provides us with an opportunity to change the dialogue.

Share Files and Collaborate Online with Box

Tech Soup Blog

Create a folder structure that categorizes your daily fundraising responsibilities. Operation Hope : This financial literacy nonprofit uses Box as its primary content management system for all employees. TechSoup is proud to announce our newest donor partner,

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Roger Carr and Bob Uva Join Michele Martin's America's Giving Challenge for the Sharing Foundation!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Roger Carr has said it much better than I can in his post directing his blog readers to the Sharing Foundation's America's Giving Challenge fundraiser set up by Michele Martin. I've never met Kilong, but we've exchanged emails and I sent khmer alphabet flash cards for their literacy program a few years back Thank you Michele and Roger! I'd also like to point over to Bob Uva's blog post about the supporting the Sharing Foundation. I met Bob through Facebook.

Help My Pal Beth Win $50,000 for Cambodian Orphans

Have Fun - Do Good

The way America's Giving Challenge works is that the 8 individual online fundraisers who inspire the most people to donate, will receive $50,000 for their charity. Beth has set up a wiki with information, photos and a fundraising widget that you can include in an email or blog post.

Symantec Gives Back

Tech Soup Blog

Over the next three years, Symantec is investing $900,000 in Room to Read , an international nonprofit dedicated to promoting literacy and gender equality in the developing world. Fundraising Grants for Technology Running Your Organization Volunteers philanthropy symantec Norton

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Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

Problems were that many survivors had no internet access, let alone electrical power, let alone computers or even computer literacy. I will explain the use of mapping, fundraising, and crowdsourcing.

America's Giving Challenge: Bloggers Campaign Roundup

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Sharing Foundation Khmer Literacy Program. Roger Carr has written a wonderful post about the Sharing Foundation's Khmer Literacy School. Is that cool - the literacy school is green! to a wonderful fundraiser involving our beloved : THE SHARING FOUNDATION.

Writing Effective Emails Q&A


Creating stirring content for fundraising emails is challenging enough without taking on the added difficulty of making it eye catching and engaging. From intriguing subject lines to fundraising progress thermometers to a personal sign off, there is a lot you can do to make that extra connection with a donor through email. In the second class in our Email Fundraiser''s Toolkit, we took on the individual pieces of an email, what makes them stand out, and how you can design your own.

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#CelebrateAdobeCC — It's a Wrap!

Tech Soup Blog

Our winners represent a little glamour from the Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, plus some creativity from Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and Literacy Services of Wisconsin. Our third place, bronze prize goes to Literacy Services of Wisconsin (LSW). The end has come.

Guest Post by Julio Vasconcellos: Lessons Learned from Twitter Campaigns on Twitcause

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you keep this fact in your fundraising strategy, it’ll save you a lot of heartache later on. Note from Beth: I was lucky enough to connect with Julio Vasconcellos when we wrote blog posts on similar topics several weeks ago and he was kind enough to assist me with the birthday campaign.

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America's Giving Challenge Days: Bloggers Campaign!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Our project on Global Giving focuses on literacy which is key to education and jobs for poor children. The Sharing Foundation's Khmer Literacy program helps farm children learn their native alphabet and numbers well enough to attend elementary school. The literacy school runs three sessions a day for 130 children of Roteang village???s Donate $10 or more to the Sharing Foundation through Global Giving Fundraiser set up by Blogger Michele Martin of the Bamboo project!

Hey Non Profit Rockstars : How’s your balance?

FI Space

Where: Literacy Austin bldg. Emily a member of the American Association of Grant Professionals, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Ready by 21 Coalition, and was an inaugural participant in Leadership Austin’s “Emerge” program. Everyone knows a well-balanced diet is essential for a healthy life-style, right? But, what about a well-balanced life?