How a Food Truck Serves Needs Where they Exist

This story was originally published on Cleveland.com ; written by Mark Naymik. ASIDE: At last month’s NTEN’s Leading Change Summit, one of the plenaries prompted a discussion about what technology we would invent to increase impact. The general consensus was that “an increased ability to be where people in need are.” Although not of the High-Tech variety, this story is […]

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14 in ’14: Most Popular Third Sector Today Posts

It’s been a year for Third Sector Today–the first year, that is. So the site is celebrating its hit-the-ground-running success and the positive engagement of readers and members–that’s you!–since TST was launched in 2013. Your nonprofit’s goals and aspirations are reflected in the most popular posts on Third Sector Today. As we revisit the Most […]

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The Essence of Sports Philanthropy

There’s been so much attention focused on the negative actions of a few athletes lately, that it seemed a good time to bring focus to those who do good, and illustrate how sports philanthropy can have impact. Additionally, it provides a great lesson to any type or size nonprofit who is interested in finding a […]

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How Sunday’s Climate Change March Failed

An aside: I fully support changes to help reverse climate change and better our earth. The passion of this article is in no way directed negatively to the cause, or the people’s right to protest, but simply an error that could have made Sunday’s March much more effective.   As a New Yorker, I am […]

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What advice do nonprofit experts have for #GivingTuesday?

Double the Donation recently published the advice of 30 experts on how to prepare for a successful #GivingTuesday campaign on their blog —and included Third Sector Today’s founder, Amy DeVita among them. The most common piece of advice was to start planning as soon as possible. Getting a head start on promotions, social media trends, marketing materials, and getting in […]

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Webinar: Fundraising

Webinar: Fundraising Research Findings to be Presented

What works in fundraising? Join this webinar to review the findings of the latest fundraising research from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative When planning a fundraising campaign, you will increase your likelihood of success if you employ strategies that have been proven to work.  Luckily for us, Melissa Brown has just wrapped up analyzing all the […]

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4 Questions to Ask Before Kicking Off an Annual Fundraiser

Galas, Dinners, and Fundraisers, oh, my! Annual fundraising events can be a great asset to organizations. They can help nonprofits raise awareness in the community while engaging people in their cause. Well-executed annual events can even build credibility to an organization’s overall image and brand. But, let’s face it, events are not a one-size-fits-all road […]

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Top Benefits of Working for a Nonprofit

As children, we are told we should shoot for the stars and that we can be anything we want when we grow up. Sometimes our dreams lead us to the nonprofit world. Nonprofits can get a bad rap. Fewer resources, below average salaries, and understaffed environments are some common gripes. But let’s not lose sight […]

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How to Measure Nonprofit Success?

  Have you ever been asked “how successful is your organization?” But, a nonprofit’s success cannot be determined by data at the end of a quarter. Which begs the question, “How do we measure nonprofit success?”   Nonprofit work varies throughout the sector and success will vary from clients and participants to events and fundraisers. Being […]

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Voices from the Third Sector

5 Tips for Moderating Online Comments

By Ritu Sharma, Executive Director, Social Media for Nonprofits Do you get stressed out and upset from reading and responding to comments on your blogs? This post is for you! A recent post received more criticism than accolades, and it made me wonder, “Is there anyone who hasn’t been through this? How do others handle it when […]

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