A Millennial’s Perspective: Why Patience Isn’t the Best Policy

I’ve been reading my normal amount of business articles and blogs, and a pretty big theme has been coming up lately: being patient.   Millennials are notorious for being impatient. Believe me – this is fact. But can you blame us? We’ve grown up in a world of instant. If we want to know what […]

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Password Security: What Do You Use?

How does your organization manage passwords? The answer varies for colleagues and organizations. Password security and management is something that is often overlooked and many organizations fail to properly manage at all. What do you use? When we asked colleagues how they manage passwords, we got an interesting array of answers. Oh, I don’t store […]

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Nonprofit Cyber Security Breach at NCCS

A statement, published on The Nonprofit Quarterly‘s site yesterday, from Elizabeth Boris, Director, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, announced the discovery that an unauthorized party accessed information of users of IRS Forms 990, 990-EZ, ePostcard (990-N), as well as Form 8868 for organizations in HI, MI, and NY.   The satement went on […]

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7 Reality Checkpoints for Your Nonprofit Board

While the number 7 is known for its mathematical, spiritual, and natural significance, consider a board reality checkpoint for each day of your next week. It’s a practical way for busy nonprofiteers to take stock. But first, remember that not every nonprofit board is created equal–not by a long shot. The realities faced by nonprofits can affect […]

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What Hollywood Thinks Nonprofits Do

Do you remember the last time you saw a nonprofit depicted in a movie? Do you think the portrayal was accurate? When it comes to Hollywood, how are nonprofit professionals or organizations portrayed? Often little is expressed about an organization or the everyday tasks employees perform. In Nonprofits Portrayed in Popular Culture, Blue Avocado examines […]

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Nonprofit Technology, Digital Strategy, and NTEN

I’ll stick my neck out and suggest there has never been a time where nonprofit technology has been more accessible and pervasive than it is today. (Not much of a risk, there!) It really wasn’t that long ago when all technology budgets, decisions, and challenges were the concern of just one person (or department) at an organization. Today, […]

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3 Ways to Win at Social Content Marketing

It is certainly no secret that on Facebook and other social channels, the more viral a nonprofit’s content, the more likely it is to be seen by a wider audience of potential supporters. This is why most organizations focus so much time creating content that will drive people to interact with it, whether that means […]

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Nonprofit Event Coverage #3STTNPEvents

Third Sector Today and Top Nonprofits are dedicated to bringing and sharing ideas to help elevate your cause. This year, our team of stringers will be LIVE tweeting from various nonprofit events to bring you some inspiration and share great ideas that can help your organization.  Follow the hashtag #3STTNPEvents!  #3STTNPEvents got Crafty in Columbus […]

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Leveraging Storytelling and Fandom for Cause

  When J. K. Rowling was named a runner-up for Time’s 2007 Person of the Year, she had nothing but praise for the efforts of the Harry Potter Alliance, or HPA. Formed in 2005 by activist Andrew Slack, the HPA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to “making activism accessible through the power of story.” By […]

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10 Tricks to Avoid Nonprofit Burnout

Sometimes there’s a story we tell collectively. When nonprofit colleagues were asked for their candid suggestions on how to avoid burnout, they got right to the core. Having worked in the trenches in some way with each of these pros reconfirmed for me that there’s nothing like the camaraderie and resourcefulness of those who work […]

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