Tips on Flawlessly Hosting a Nonprofit Event

NEWaukee Speaker Crawl: A modern spin on a traditional nonprofit event   Not every event can give you an experience with dinosaurs as the backdrop. But that’s exactly what the NEWaukee Speaker Crawl did for its young professional participants. Combining traditional and modern event tactics, NEWaukee, a social architecture firm in Milwaukee, executed an event […]

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#15NTC Wrap Up from Emily Goodstein

So what did Emily Goodstein, social media strategist and online marketing guru, learn at the most recent NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference (aka, #15NTC) that made a real impression?   Glad you asked! Emily shares the most significant takeaways in this podcast.  Not to spoil it for you, but there are 4 major lessons that she’ll […]

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4 Ways to Win at Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Peer-to-peer fundraising is in the midst of a significant transformation. Evolving online tools and new platforms are empowering those who care about our missions to support our work in new ways — and the result is a stunning and exciting explosion of creativity.   Each year, my organization — The Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum — conducts […]

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Voices from the Third Sector

9 Factors to Determine if a Walk/Run Event is Ideal for Your Nonprofit

  Being a race director for the past seven years now, I am often asked how to quickly pull together a 5K run or walk for “fill-in-the-blank” cause. My answer is rather straightforward:  there is no easy or fast way to plan, organize, and execute a successful fundraising event of any kind, especially a race. […]

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Voices From the Third Sector

How to Totally Rock a Day of Giving!

A Day of Giving can be a boon to your nonprofit. And, according to experts, careful coordination and preplanning will go a long way to help you rock it!  This year’s Amplify Austin (#AmplifyATX ) brought in $7.7million in 24 hours- they totally rocked it. At last week’s Nonprofit Technology Conference held by NTEN in Austin, TX (#15NTC) I had the pleasure of  meeting […]

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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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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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Take Part! Study on Fundraising & NGO Exec Relationships with Development

The Nonprofit Research Collaborative has announced that it has opened a very important study on fundraising! This will look at the little-studied topic of the relationship between the CEO (or ED) and the head of development. It will examine relationship aspects (trust, communication, respect) that are associated with raising more funds. The study also asks about the success of various fundraising […]

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Wine, Spa Treatments, and Charity – Oh My! Charity Event Ideas

Fun Charity Event Ideas Colony Cats is basking in its local business partnership greatness after last week’s Mini Spa Night at Camelot Cellars, located in the heart of Columbus, Ohio’s, Short North. Each month for the last two years, Camelot Cellars has hosted a Mini Spa Night, bringing in vendors from the Columbus area to […]

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