Is THRED the Next Mobile and Social Media Sensation? 

The guy who brought you SimCity and The Sims, Will Wright, launched his new mobile app last week. THRED brings a series of photos, memes or Internet images together so that users can customize, caption, and string them together to tell a story. The app is pretty simple. You can select photos from your phone’s […]

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3 Reasons Social Media Matters to Your Nonprofit

Need help constructing your nonprofit’s social media strategy? We are happy to help! All too often, nonprofits (and for-profits, too!) jump into the social media world of posts and tweets impulsively.  While those first retweets or likes might seem incredibly, instantaneously gratifying– they may only be providing your cause a small percentage of the engagement potential. Or, […]

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Fashion and Philanthropy: Interview with Fashion Project’s Anna Palmer

For as far back as I can remember, I’d set my heart on a career in fashion. In 1992, I packed one (very large) suitcase, bought a one-way plane ticket to JFK, and moved to New York City to embark on some life that would connect my love for publishing with fashion. Undoubtedly, I would work at […]

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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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Voices from the Third Sector

The Secret of Viral Social Media Campaigns?

Creating a successful social campaign is hard to do. Creating a viral social media campaign is one and a million, but it’s possible. I joined Social Media for Nonprofits at their first Leadership Salon panel to learn the secrets of success from the ALS Association’s #icebucketchallenge and the CleverGirlsCollection’s #batkid. The Ice Bucket Challenge generated […]

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The Power of Storytelling with Storify

Pack one powerful punch by combining the strength of all your social media platforms. Storify is where social media comes together to, yes, tell a story! This application affords you a very easy way to enhance storytelling and increase productivity.   “Storify helps make sense of what people post on social media.” The easy “drop […]

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With #IceBucketChallenge in the Rear View, Where Does Fundraising Go from Here?

This article was originally posted on NPEngage  Last summer we saw an incredible phenomenon in the nonprofit sector—the ALS Association received close to $115M from 2.6M donors in a record one-month period. It was faster and greater than any such social fundraising campaign in the number of donors, from all walks of life—from President Bush, […]

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