August 21, 2014

My take on the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

by Caroline Avakian

Video still of Bill Gates taking the ALS #IceBucketChallenge (via YouTube) 3 reasons I’ve decided to embrace this campaign — and why you should, too Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, educators, journalists, general public. As you all likely know by now, the ALS #IceBucketChallenge is taking your Facebook news feed by storm. Your friends, colleagues, … Continue reading

July 28, 2014

3 powerful email marketing examples from the pros

by John Haydon

Tell stories of impact, use humor & cultivate relationships for more powerful email marketing Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, educators, journalists, general public. Are you looking to breathe new life into your nonprofit’s e-mail marketing? If so, you will love these tips three from my peers: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 … Continue reading

June 16, 2014

3 ways Milaap is changing the face of giving

by Shonali Burke

Milaap creates sustainability by blending crowdfunding and micro lending Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, educators, journalists, general public. Icould begin this post by regurgitating any number of statistics on the sensory and information overload we all experience these days, but I won’t. We all know that that’s the world we live in. Technology has really broken down … Continue reading

March 19, 2014

Disrupting the nonprofit sector

by Caroline Avakian

A scene from last year’s NTC (Photo by JD Lasica). Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, educators, journalists, general public. The 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference, which took place last week in DC, is a conference that so many nonprofit tech and communications staffers look forward to every year because of the great sessions, useful tips and … Continue reading

November 20, 2013

How one nonprofit dominated their giving day

by John Haydon

Giving days are becoming a popular way for local nonprofits to share resources, expertise and experience to achieve more together than they would individually. And Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity achieved amazing results during Give to the Max Day. Here’s how they did it. Continue reading

September 30, 2013

How nonprofits can reach youths with Vine & Instagram

by Guest

Nonprofits traditionally have had trouble attracting today’s youths because many causes have a hard time reaching young people on their own terms. Tailoring your nonprofit’s marketing strategy to the interests of youths by using Vine and Instagram could mean the difference between getting them involved in your cause for years to come — or not at all. Continue reading