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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Webinar

Webinar: 4 Things you Need to Know about Mobile Fundraising

Are you looking for a way to boost your fundraising, or reach a new demographic? Maybe you’ve heard the terms, “Mobile Giving”, “Text to Give”,  “Online Giving” and just didn’t know what exactly they mean or how they work–and didn’t have the time to read more about it.  Or maybe you are just looking for an additional […]

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Nonprofit Partner Post

3 Questions about Apple Pay for Nonprofits

This post was originally published on RAZ Mobile’s blog- but we’ve been given permission to share it with you here:    Predictably, Apple’s announcement of Apple Pay has kicked off a lot of speculation around its impact for nonprofits. With a reported 300 million credit cards on file globally, Apple Pay is seen to represent a […]

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Podcast

6 Ways to Appeal to Millennials in Your End of Year Fundraising Efforts

It’s that “End of Year Fundraising Campaign” time!  Have you been struggling with ways to better appeal to that growing donor base, the millennial? If so, you are on the right path, as you already realize that there are inherent differences in the ways to engage millennials in your end of year fundraising efforts versus […]

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Transforming Volunteers into Donors

Volunteers are one of any nonprofit’s most valuable assets. These are the people, after all, who are passionate about the mission of your organization and selflessly give their time and energy to help you achieve your goals. While a volunteer’s contributions are fantastic (and priceless), they may have even more to give  – your best […]

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