Social Media for Your Nonprofit: LinkedIn

Feel at Home on LinkedIn LinkedIn is the nice aunt of social media–it’s more civil, professional, and informational. Its “house” is visited by influencers who bring advice, expertise, and resources like the flowers, candy, and wine you bring to your auntie’s place–all for the taking. This is a place of generosity, sharing, and (usually) professional […]

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The Most Profitable Auction, Part 2

  Congratulations! Planning for your auction fundraiser has begun, and you are now on your way to auction success. Before you put your plan into action, to create a profitable auction, you must first determine which items to feature and how to get the highest bid return in your auction. Think Outside the Box – […]

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital Fundraiser

Annual TWIG Bazaar (Columbus, Ohio) Brings Groups Together for Nationwide Children’s Hospital Fundraiser By Christine Wise and Jessica Gilland With the holiday season quickly approaching, residents of Columbus, Ohio, got their craft fair fix at the 92nd annual TWIG (Together With Important Goals) Bazaar this past Sunday at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. Cindy Laux, one […]

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Social Media: Own Your Brand or Someone Else Will

  I subscribe to a lot of email listservs (and sometimes I don’t really remember actually subscribing to them). But last week, I got a reminder to sign up for a webcast of Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Markets’ Social Media: Own Your Brand or Someone Else Will. The event was held Friday, November 14, […]

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Coming to an Event Near You: Our Writers!

Look out for the Third Sector Today and Top Nonprofits Writers, coming to an event near (or with!) you. From charity fundraising events to volunteer events, book launches to board meetings, tech conferences to financial conferences, Third Sector Today and Top Nonprofits is going behind the scenes to give you the scoop on great events […]

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Nonprofit Partner Post

Bragging as a Marketing Technique

  Jamey Heinze, Chief Marketing Officer at CDS Global, recently spoke at the 2014 Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference on the topic of how nonprofits can utilize certain marketing techniques more effectively than for-profits can. The full discussion can be found in a brand new white paper: “The Nonprofit vs. For-Profit Marketing Approach: […]

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IT Security

An IT Director’s Guide to Securing Data at Your Nonprofit

This article, written by Spencer Bolles, IT Director of Bay Area Community Resources,  was originally posted on the NTEN Blog on November 6, 2014,  http://www.nten.org/articles/2014/an-it-directors-guide-to-securing-your-data   An IT Director’s Guide to Securing Data at Your Nonprofit With annual giving campaigns taking place soon, now is an ideal time for a self-assessment of nonprofit information security and […]

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Encouraging a Learning Culture in Your Organization

My friends often make fun of me because I’m always going to really off the wall educational events. I’ve recently become fascinated with the breadth of knowledge that is available across the “interwebs” in the form of free webinars and podcasts. In short: there’s SO MUCH OUT THERE. As someone who is merely five years […]

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6 Fundraising Tips to Save You Time

Utilizing fundraising tips which can help save you time and better manage those precious hours each day is a goal for every nonprofit staff. When raising funds is the focus, the potential may seem to stretch infinitely before us. So a smart approach to the little things can save you time and energy. When I asked my colleague […]

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What Motivates Donors to Give?

  If people were not philanthropic, how would nonprofits survive? Donors are the lifeblood of many organizations. Money is the key gift, but sometimes donors offer materials, time, recommendations, and other resources. And a key question: What motivates donors, anyway?   Initially, the desire to support the cause, to make a difference in the world, […]

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