5 Common Online Marketing “Don’ts”

Online marketing and social media can be incredibly effective tools for nonprofits. But the effectiveness can get derailed by some simple- and common- mistakes. Make sure that you’re not making any of these! Listen to Emily Goodstein address five very common online marketing and social media mistakes and advice on how to remedy them. For more advice from […]

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Voices from the Third Sector

Nonprofit Technology Leveraged for Change

If you’ve spent any amount of time on Third Sector Today, you have seen mentions, references and shout outs to NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network. This organization is a membership of nonprofit technology professionals, guided by belief that “…technology allows nonprofits to work with greater social impact. [We] enable [our] members to strategically use technology to […]

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Win a $100 Donation: Look Ma, No Ice!

Announcing: #3STPushUpChallenge Visit our Facebook Page to find out how you can win a $100 donation from Third Sector Today–and hopefully also inspire you to create a challenge that will get your donors sharing with their social networks. Determined to Develop is an organization that provides “programs supporting education, orphan care, women’s empowerment, health and the environment… in Africa […]

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Hashtag 101: Tips on how to #hashtag

I started tweeting in 2008 for one of my journalism classes. It was pretty cool to be able to use social media during class then (professors didn’t like cell phones out during class back in my day). But the one thing I didn’t really start using until the recent past was hashtags.   I always […]

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Nonprofit Partner Post

4 Ways to Improve Donor Engagement

  Why is getting your donors to upgrade such a difficult task sometimes? Getting your donors to upgrade should be at the top of the list for your fundraising program, but upgrading isn’t as simple as just asking your donors to give more—it’s about fostering your relationship with them and becoming an organization that they […]

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Nonprofit Partner Post

The Haitian Entrepreneur: Micro-Enterprise

  We tend to view the world through the filter of our own prism. Oftentimes, people in developed nations tend to look at their own work and sometimes forget there are experts in developing nations working to make a difference for themselves and others in their local communities.   After the major earthquake in Haiti […]

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10 Benefits Only Nonprofits Can Offer For-Profits in a Partnership

  Amy Devita, Third Sector Today Founder and CEO, hosted Father of Cause Marketing Bruce Burtch, who presented the webinar:  How to Orchestrate Successful Cross-Sector Partnerships.   Bruce Burtch promises: “There is nothing in business today that provides as much economic and social benefit, on as many levels, to as many stakeholders, as a strategic […]

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Top 10 Things Businesses Need To Know About Nonprofits

Every day, the sector deals with other businesses and questions about the differences between the two. Vu Le, director of Rainier Valley Corps, discusses 10 things nonprofits would like businesses to know in his blog, Nonprofits With Balls, uses humor to shares practical counsel about the most frustrating aspects of nonprofit work. These top 10 pointers […]

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I Challenge You to Recreate the Ice Bucket Challenge!

If you’ve surfed social media sometime in the last two weeks, it’s pretty likely you’ve seen a bunch of videos of people – both in your network and not in your network – saying something about ALS, naming a few names, and ending with a bucket of ice water drenching them from head to toe. […]

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Buzzwords: Choose What to Use

Nonprofiteers know the buzzwords that easily roll off the tongues of employees, employers, and the board of directors. Has this jargon and lingo turned listeners into Pavlovian dogs? Don’t they produce an instant and very specific response to the nonprofit buzzwords? So, what are these powerful words that buzz on the pulse of the nonprofit […]

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