Voices from the Third Sector

What can one person do?

  Several years ago, I left my cushy advertising job to serve the Peace Corps in Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in the world where poverty is a way of life.  Leprosy was still a health concern as beggars felt that having this disfiguring disease was a boon – a way to convince people […]

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Nonprofit Tip

Are long-term nonprofit projects like giving birth or running a marathon?

We Must Be Our Own Midwife Sometimes projects are fun, especially short ones. Everything goes smoothly and wrapping them up is a breeze. With short projects everything is new and exciting. We can easily see the finish line and with a little effort we can sail over it easily. Longer projects are a different story. […]

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Add Diversified Thinking to your Nonprofit’s Next Board Meeting

Diversify Thinking with Public Board Meetings   Could your organization benefit from public board meetings? Inviting non-board members can shed light on your organization’s impact within the communities you serve, opens the door to new ideas, and cultivates new leaders who could support the organization.   Board diversity is important for any organization’s decision making […]

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Nonprofit Tip

Tips on winning a corporate sponsor for your nonprofit

Here’s the inspiring story of just one nonprofit that wouldn’t be able to manage without a corporate parter. Are you seeking funding from a for-profit? While you may be tempted to reach out to every corporation you can think of, here are some useful guidelines.

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Nonprofit Partner Blog

5 Ways to Give Your Fundraising Strategy an Upgrade

The impact of technology has revolutionized the way advocates support and engage with their chosen charities, the way nonprofits fundraise and reach potential donors and more importantly, it has changed the whole nonprofit landscape to that of a more innovative, interactive and engaging kind.

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Online Giving Trends: Blackbaud Report on Charitable Giving in 2013

By Steve MacLaughlin, director of Blackbaud’s Idea Lab   In 2013, overall charitable giving in the United States was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis and marked the largest year-over-year increase in charitable giving since the recession! This showed that the fundraising environment is continuing to improve for the vast majority of organizations. The continued […]

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How to use YouTube to tell your nonprofit’s story

YouTube’s Nonprofit Program offers your organization an easy way to utilize the high engagement level of the video platform for sharing your story.

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The Best Nonprofit Content Creation

Communicating to your supporters should be your number one priority. Communicating with your supporters and donors on a regular basis is one of the most important tasks organizations face. The even bigger task? Creating compelling content that is actually read.   I went to school for magazine journalism. And while I’ve sold my soul to […]

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Nonprofit Partner Blog

New Report Reveals Key Findings, Frustrations in the Grant Management Community

  The 2014 State of Grant Management Report shed light on the challenges, trends and technology of more than 200 respondents in nonprofit and public sector organizations. The survey, conducted by StreamLink Software and the Grant Professionals Association, revealed themes such as the importance of grant funds, high competition for resources, and uncertainty in the […]

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