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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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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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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7 Lessons from a Rock Star Advocate

Life Lessons from My Dad, A Rock Star Advocate for People Living in Poverty   After more than 30 years, my dad, Jack Frech, recently retired as the director of Athens County Job and Family Services, a local Ohio county entity responsible for administering benefits to the poor, like food stamps, Medicaid, and cash assistance. […]

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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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The Future of Giving: Next Generation Philanthropy

Next Generation Philanthropy Where is “next generation philanthropy” headed? Do next-generation, engaged donors actually consider themselves “philanthropists?” How does one become a philanthropist, anyway? To find out, we caught up with SVP PGH’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Visnic, recently and wanted to share their two-pronged mission with you.  This nonprofit is an incubator and capacity builder […]

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#GivingTuesday Doesn’t Have to Stop on #GivingTuesday

 #GivingTuesday-and every day! If you haven’t come up with your Giving Tuesday strategy yet, it might be a little bit too late. It’s Giving Tuesday time and many nonprofits have upped their promotional efforts, their donation sites, and their thank you letters. Some have even come up with creative ways to launch a social giving strategy […]

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IT Security

An IT Director’s Guide to Securing Data at Your Nonprofit

This article, written by Spencer Bolles, IT Director of Bay Area Community Resources,  was originally posted on the NTEN Blog on November 6, 2014,  http://www.nten.org/articles/2014/an-it-directors-guide-to-securing-your-data   An IT Director’s Guide to Securing Data at Your Nonprofit With annual giving campaigns taking place soon, now is an ideal time for a self-assessment of nonprofit information security and […]

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A Personal Journey: Fitness Tech to Help Nonprofits Raise Funds

Inspired to help charities raise funds with fitness technology: A personal journey. By John Eric Arterberry, Pledgerunner Founder If you’ve ever lived in your car for a week or more, the reality of your situation hits home when you hear a hard knock on the car window soon after falling asleep in the cold of night. […]

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Ebola and the Importance of Prophylactics

  Prophylactics. When most of us hear this word, we think of condoms and the preventative protection they provide against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). But prophylactics are defined as anything that prevent the spread of an infectious disease—a vaccination for measles, preventative malaria medication, or, in an extreme case, the head-to-toe protective coverings worn by […]

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