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 site […]

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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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5 Things You Want in Your Staff: Tips on Hiring Good People

The world has changed, but finding good people has not   In today’s world, the meaning of staff has changed. There are less people working the traditional corporate route and more people are becoming freelancers, starting their own businesses or working in different sorts of arrangements that are no longer constrained by the 9-to-5 work […]

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Starting Young: Engage Kids in Your Nonprofit

  A few days ago, I saw an adorable story on The Today Show about a well-spoken seven-year-old girl. She was chosen as the winner of the 2014 Sprout “Kindest Kid Awards” and named the Chief Kindness Officer. The “Kindest Kid Award” is in its second year and aims to spotlight young children who are […]

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Speeding The Convergence of Impact and Profit

From time to time, we publish posts from other fabulous resources and bloggers that we hope will provide you with additional insight. This post was originally published on Markets for Good, … by Nikon Rasumov The father of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), R.E. Freeman, argued almost 30 years ago that all for-profits should consider their […]

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Sense of Humor: The Not-So-Secret Ingredient for Nonprofit Success

Your nonprofit is preparing for an important fundraiser. You’ve been working late all week (for no extra pay, of course). It’s finally Friday and you’re excited about sleeping for two whole days. The executive director walks in your office and asks you to work this weekend. You respond by a) throwing a tantrum or b) […]

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Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Announces Pasic New Dean

The world’s first school devoted to the study and teaching of philanthropy, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, has appointed Amir Pasic its new Dean.  Pasic will take over the position from Founding Dean Gene Tempel in 2015.  Tempel Founded the School of Philanthropy in 1987, helping students over the past 28 to develop a culture […]

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Love Data or Get Left Behind

Day two of NTEN’s Leading Change Summit began with a love story- how Alexandra Samuel, VP of Social Media at Vision Critical (Twitter: @awsamuel) threw words to the wind and harnessed the power of data to tell compelling stories. And, very helpfully, she shared pointers with the ballroom full of nonprofit professionals on the best […]

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