The Most Profitable Auction, Part 1

  Your nonprofit decided to incorporate an auction at your next fundraising event…and why not? Auctions are a lot of fun, they engage your guests and a profitable auction can bring in a substantial amount of cash for your organization. Whether your organization is seasoned in fundraising auctions or just beginning with the auction-style platform, […]

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Staff Accountability

  What does staff accountability mean for nonprofits? When working in the sector, we play multiple roles throughout the day. How are we each accountable for our own actions? And how do we hold each other accountable? NY Daily describes “accountability” as having to answer for ones actions in How to make employee accountability a REAL process, […]

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Raise More Money

Raise More Money: Fundraising Conference

Join Third Sector Today COO, Amy DeVita, and hundreds of nonprofit leaders at AFP New Jersey’s 34th Annual Conference on Philanthropy on November 13th, 2014. Learn how to refine your ask with the morning keynote by author Laura Fredericks, and be sure to stick around for the closing keynote by former Craigslist Foundation ED, and best-selling author […]

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Technology Conference

TechNow Conference Updates

  If you’ve been reading our newsletters or following us on Facebook or Twitter, you should know that Beth Kanter will be the afternoon Keynote Speaker of this meeting of philanthropic tech-loving minds to be held next week in the Pittsburgh area. For the 11th straight year, the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management is organizing this “Technology Conference […]

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Passion vs. Paycheck

Why We Work For many successful nonprofit employees, the timeless mantra is “I am passionate about my work.” But what does passion mean and is it the driving force that motivates most people to work? Cal Newport, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, says following your passion is bad advice. Having a passion […]

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Voices from the Third Sector

A Personal Journey: Fitness Tech to Help Nonprofits Raise Funds

Inspired to help charities raise funds with fitness technology: A personal journey. By John Eric Arterberry, Pledgerunner Founder If you’ve ever lived in your car for a week or more, the reality of your situation hits home when you hear a hard knock on the car window soon after falling asleep in the cold of night. […]

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Nonprofit Partner Post

Fundraising: Capturing Hearts- Not Just Wallets

Every fundraising professional knows how critical the last quarter of the year is. According to the Center on Philanthropy, the average person makes 24% of their annual charitable contributions between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. In fact, more than 30% of Network for Good’s donations are processed in the month of December. During […]

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Voices from the Third Sector

Ebola and the Importance of Prophylactics

  Prophylactics. When most of us hear this word, we think of condoms and the preventative protection they provide against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). But prophylactics are defined as anything that prevent the spread of an infectious disease—a vaccination for measles, preventative malaria medication, or, in an extreme case, the head-to-toe protective coverings worn by […]

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Nonprofit Partner Post

7 Tips for Direct Mail Fundraising

Direct mail fundraising is alive and well. According to Blackbaud research, 40% of Baby Boomers (the group responsible for the majority of charitable giving), as well as 52% of donors ages 68 and over reported giving in response to direct mail solicitations. And this doesn’t even account for the influence of direct mail on online […]

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