Is Crowdfunding a Good Fundraising Fit for Your Nonprofit?

Making waves with her March 2013  TED Talk, Amanda Palmer advocated crowdfunding in music. Since then crowdfunding has practically become a household word. The rise of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe changed the way people look at fundraising in the digital age. While the biggest or most popular crowdfunding projects are for profit, there is undeniable […]

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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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Trends Dominating in 2015

Fundraising Trends for Action in 2015

A new year brings speculation. So, 2015 fundraising trends are no exceptions. Rich Dietz of Abila gets shares some fascinating and critical points for nonprofits looking to make 2015 their most successful year yet: Fundraising Trends from Rich Dietz Rich Dietz offers predictions on the trends that will really be inspiring action and getting traction […]

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Top 4 Benefits to Volunteering

Top 4 Benefits Volunteers Enjoy What nonprofit organization can function without volunteers? Imagine all the work that would not be finished, all the initiatives that would fall apart, without volunteers. While nonprofits gain a lot from their volunteers, volunteers benefit from their experience. When recruiting and strengthening bonds with volunteers, don’t forget to bring to […]

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Media to the Max: Making the Most of YouTube

YouTube has come a long way since its creation by three young inventors–Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim–working at PayPal in 2005. Google has grown the video-sharing platform into a cultural phenomenon and a potential powerhouse for nonprofits. In July 2013, Nonprofit Tech for Good curated a list of five organizations using YouTube’s infrastructure […]

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