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8 Actionable steps for any nonprofit RFP


Ask friends, share on listservs and with affinity groups, or post it on Prosal to reach consultants around the U.S. Finally, get views on that awesome RFP! You don’t have to turn it into a cattle call, but think of a few places where candidates you don’t know might be able and willing to work with you. Key takeaways.

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All You Need To Know About Virtual Conferences


An association usually hosts the event and will market it on their website, through academic and social forums, through listservs, word-of-mouth, and more. Trends toward online and virtual experiences have been evolving in the last decade, and experts suggest that large-scale virtual events are here to stay.

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Discussion of Donor Data Retention

Robert Weiner

The same topic came up recently on the APRA''s listserve, PRSPCT-L. I would consider any data valuable when it can be utilized for predictive analytics or to build a case for trends. A few months ago I wrote a post on the topic of whether nonprofits should delete old donor records.

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Image Beats Text: Good for Museums, Tough for Me

Museum 2.0

Visual content motivates more responses than text, engages younger participants, and is often cited as a major trend of 2012 and 2013. A trend in which I take almost no part. Most of the professional networks I belong to online operate using the most antiquated of text-based tools: the listserv.

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Are Memes Really Just Slacktivism?


On January 8, 2011 the meme ranked number 11 on Google Trends search queries and the Susan G Komen Foundation said that their Facebook page grew by over 100K “likes” in 24 hours. The meme then spread to France and the US, and was picked up by media such as Mashable, Huffington Post, MSNBC, ABC, etc.

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Should You Ever Delete Donor Records?

Tech Soup

Here is a compilation of responses to the same question from the APRA's listserve, PRSPCT-L : "I would consider any data valuable when it can be utilized for predictive analytics or to build a case for trends. All of these approaches have their downsides, of course, but they don't encourage data loss. Others Who Agree.

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Groups: A Review of Five Platforms to Build Community


If your group would make for an active and participatory email listserv, it will probably work as a group too. The most successful groups on Facebook are those whose members are passionate about the group’s focus and goals. It could get unwieldy quickly.

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