5 Ways Hands On Nashville Rocked The Music City on #GivingTuesday

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This week we’re talking #bikesandbakedgoods (a winning combination), and how Hands On Nashville used #GivingTuesday to create local impact – with 5 fundraising ideas to help you rock your next campaign. Introducing Hands On Nashville.

NCE in Nashville

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For folks who are in Nashville for the NCE Summer Leadership Institute , please make sure to visit Holly Ross’ sessions on social media on Saturday. Her concurrent session on social media is at 9:00 am to 10:45 am and she is the keynote speaker at lunch on Saturday. You’re in for a treat. Holly was just named to the Nonprofit Times’ 2009 Power & Influence Top 50 List. This list identified the 50 key people in nonprofit organizations throughout the US.

Holly Ross at NCE

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If you were at NCE in Nashville and saw Holly Ross , you will want to see her blog posts about her time with NCE. Tags: Education and Training Tools holly nashville nce nten presentation ross slideshare Entry 1. Entry 2. Here are her two PowerPoint presentations from it.

[Cool Infographic Friday] All You Need To Know About The Anatomy of Songs


I’ve just come back from ASAE14 in Nashville, and can honestly say if I never hear another country song again, it will be too soon. This is what they sound like to me. So in the spirit of Cool Infographic Friday, here’s all you need to know about the anatomy of songs.

United Way Community Leaders Conference


The UW Community Leaders Conference is under way right now in Nashville, TN. Participants include leaders from the private sector, elected officials, other non-profit organizations, and of course local United Ways across America. The focus? On how organizations can work together to make change happen in communities through strengthening education, income and health. An appropriate focus, yes? What we learn, earn, and how well we live are so completely intertwined.

Associations should be incubators for startups


I read this with fascination in Associations Now the other day: Working with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC), the Country Music Association (CMA) announced this week a plan to launch a startup accelerator focused on the music industry.

The Big Payback is Coming!

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In line with other Giving Events, like Amplify Austin and Richmond’s The Amazing Raise, The Big Payback is Nashville’s opportunity to highlight our spirit of generosity and support the work of local nonprofits.

Don’t Fear the Fraudster: Three Ways to Prevent Fraud at Your Nonprofit

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Join Melissa and Julia at bbcon in Nashville for their session “Fraud Prevention: How Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT® and Best Practices Can Help You Prevent Fraud.”

Today's Learn & Lead Quotes

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"Leadership is the art of accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible." -- Colin Powell, quoted in the Nashville Tennessean. "If

A Twitter follower is worth $0.24

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This was also about the same time as the flood in Nashville. This terrible flood didn’t spare the Nashville Symphony Orchestra (NSO), an event that he first learned about through his social networks. The Nashville Symphony Orchestra fulfills a, albeit large, regional function.

3 bbcon Takeaways to Power 2019 Planning for Higher Ed

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Then, lock in your ticket to bbcon 2019 in Nashville now with discounted rates! . Last month we concluded?bbcon bbcon 2018, the premier tech gathering for organizations and change agents driving social good, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in?Orlando, Orlando, Fla.?

11 Must-Follow Nonprofits on Instagram

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Nashville Symphony :: web.stagram.com/n/nashvillesymphony.

7 Nonprofits that Inspired Us in 2013 and How Your Favorite Nonprofit Can Make the List this Year.

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This year, the 2014 Impact Awards will be announced in Nashville, TN at the Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits. This is a guest post by Bill Fryman. Bill is Blackbaud’s corporate communications manager.

Announcing the Digital Inclusion Fellowship


Only when everyone is online can we truly support our entire community with necessary services, access to education and information, avenues to employment, and social connections to friends and family regardless of income or where someone may live.

4 bbcon Takeaways for Philanthropic Organizations to Power 2019 Planning

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Then, lock in your ticket to bbcon 2019 in Nashville now with discounted rates !

What Does It Take To Build Strong Business Relationships?

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It takes: Trust Confidence Respect Support Appreciation That is what it takes to make relationships what they need to be in order for everyone to benefit says Don Klein, CEO of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, as recently quoted in Associations Now magazine.

Apply to Give Money Away on Oprah's Reality Show, "The Big Give"

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It also looks like they are doing open casting calls in Los Angeles, Nashville, Chicago and New York at the end of this month and the beginning of next month.

Maximizing Meetings: 3 M’s to Make Event Committee Meetings Meaningful

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Tammy has managed events for more than 23 years in major markets such as Los Angeles, Nashville, Boston and Washington, DC, and has managed more than 75 special events in her career. Tammy Moloy is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. She leads the Events Strategy Team at Ashley|Rountree and Associates —a nonprofit consulting firm based in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Most Generous Online Giving Cities in the U.S.

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Nashville. Online fundraising continued its double-digit growth in 2013, retaining the mantle as the fastest growing fundraising channel, growing at 13.5% according to Blackbaud’s most recent Charitable Giving Report.

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NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: Appreciation for 501 Tech Club Leaders


This week is National Volunteer Week ! Points of Light, the organization that established this program in 1974, says "National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference."

A Simple Way for Nonprofit Leaders To Incorporate Mindfulness Into Their Daily Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He started the session on mindfulness sharing a story about an encounter with a taxi driver in Nashville who answered the “how are you are today?”

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Times are hard. Associations make the world better.


There was a live performance of the national anthem by Northwestern High School’s talented choir, and later a performance by Nashville music star, Gabe Dixon. Maddie and I attended the ASAE Summit Awards Dinner a few days ago. It’s a beautiful event held annually in Washington, DC. We were at the National Building Museum, with it’s spectacular architecture highlighted with uplights, an understated stage set, and beautiful party decor.

Community is even better when it's face-to-face: Check out your local NTEN 501 Tech Club!


Sue Anne Reed is in the very early stages of getting the Nashville Club started, with the goal of a first meeting sometime this summer. Besides Minneapolis and Nashville , groups have started up in Ohio , South Florida , Salt Lake City , and Connecticut. tech club logo.

Are You Trying Social Media Contests to Promote Your Conference? [CASE STUDY: AILA]


Lindsay Curcio is an attorney who has been practicing immigration law since 1990. In addition to her practice, Lindsay is an adjunct professor of immigration law at New York Law School. Camille Mackler has been practicing immigration law since graduating from New York Law School in 2006.

Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

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Nashville, Tennessee: Apps4Change Demo Breakfast — Nashville — September 2017. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches September 5.

Go Holiday Shopping with Your Global Girlfriend

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In the United States, for example, products are made by women from The Enterprising Kitchen and WomanCraft in Chicago, Women's Bean Project in Denver, Appalachian by Design in West Virginia, Thistle Farms in Nashville and Rosie's Place in Boston. According to a recent article in Muncie, Indiana's Star Press , "the National Retail Federation expects the average consumer to spend $791.10 this holiday season, up from $738.11 last year."

How Do You Have Fun and Do Good on Your (Gasp, 40th) Birthday?

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Inspired by an article about birthday fitness challenges in Backpacker Magazine , Adrian decided to celebrate his 24th birthday with a physical and mental challenge, and a fundraiser for the Nashville Rescue Mission.

Putting On Your Patience Pants


Steve Wright's Pants As I blogged earlier , I was lucky enough to spend last weekend in Nashville talking with the leadership from The Arc. I did a session on social media using the slide deck we created for our We Are Media trainings. All was going well. They were with me. Then a very smart lady in the back of the room piped up: "We did all that, and our campaign still didn't work. What did we do wrong?"

Social Media for Good and Evil, Strong and Weak Ties, Online/Offline,and Orgs and Networks

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Marc VanBree talks about it from his experience as a free agent raising money for disaster relief in Nashville.

Meet A Wired Fundraiser: Anne Jackson, FlowerDust

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My husband and I just moved to Nashville, where we have made providential connections with likeminded people - our tribe if you will. In August, I did a little fundraising experiment that involved Twitter and an integrated offline component at the Gnomedex Conference in Seattle.