10 Lessons from The Breakfast Club for Nonprofits

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the theatrical release of The Breakfast Club.  A movie that revealed as much about the high school caste system as it did the actual goings on of a unique, all-Saturday detention behind closed doors. Sure, it may very well be the 80’s-phile in me, but I think that the film is just […]

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How Dollars For Doers Programs Bolster Fundraising

From holding doors open to leading mobility-impaired persons across streets, people reach out and help strangers every day. What do these good-doers receive in return? Perhaps the intimate feeling of having done the right thing or a simple thank you or nothing. And these people are okay with their lack of a reward because they’re […]

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Voices from the Third Sector

9 Factors to Determine if a Walk/Run Event is Ideal for Your Nonprofit

  Being a race director for the past seven years now, I am often asked how to quickly pull together a 5K run or walk for “fill-in-the-blank” cause. My answer is rather straightforward:  there is no easy or fast way to plan, organize, and execute a successful fundraising event of any kind, especially a race. […]

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3 Top Tips for Letting Employees Go

No one enjoys letting employees go or having the “let go” conversation. It can even be harder in small organizations in which that person likely a significant role. In 3 Tips For Letting Employees Go As Painlessly As Possible, National Federation of Independent Business provide advice for letting employees go.   Eliminate the Surprise Factor […]

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Abila Elevate to Rise Above Nonprofit Fundraising Challenges

This week Abila, introduced Abila Elevate. Elevate is a cloud-based fundraising solution created to help “…fundraisers turn data into knowledge so that fundraisers can better know and engage with donors and supporters, add new donors, and more easily and effectively manage resources, ”  according to the company’s press release. “We listened to nonprofit organizations around the country, […]

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Partner Post

3 Ways to Enliven Your Nonprofit Cause Marketing with GoPro

Over the last several years, the world has watched riveting human encounters with lions and sharks, and seen amazing accidents and adventures on cliffs and in outer space with an up-close perspective never seen before…all thanks to the magic of GoPro. Can nonprofit cause marketing ever be THAT awesome? The answer is- YES GoPro’s cutting edge camera line is […]

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Visions of #15NTC: A Visual Journal of My Time at the Nonprofit Technology Conference

NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, also known on Twitter as #15NTC, was held in Austin, TX from March 4-6. Third Sector Today was proud to be both an exhibitor and a media partner of the conference which brings nonprofit techies from around the world to connect, learn, and change. Here is a visual journal of the time we […]

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Five Fascinating Stats from the State of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Report 2015.

DonorDrive’s State of Peer-To-Peer Fundraising Report 2015 examines many issues that face nonprofits in fundraising today and present some fascinating stats that may change the way you think about fundraising: Social fundraising is up 32%. When compared to 2012, social media is responsible for a third more donations today. 2/3 of mobile donations that come […]

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Is Crowdfunding a Good Fundraising Fit for Your Nonprofit?

Making waves with her March 2013  TED Talk, Amanda Palmer advocated crowdfunding in music. Since then crowdfunding has practically become a household word. The rise of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe changed the way people look at fundraising in the digital age. While the biggest or most popular crowdfunding projects are for profit, there is undeniable […]

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