June 2, 2017

Your Donor Sweetheart + My Nonprofit Comms Edit

by Caroline Avakian

Today is my 10 year wedding anniversary and it got me thinking about how we value and place importance on anniversaries. That the action of acknowledgement is important. It recognizes a significant commitment and bond. It communicates that through the years, I continue to choose you. Pretty big stuff. It then got me thinking about how we, as nonprofit communicators … Continue reading

December 14, 2016

The Nonprofit Colleague Gift Guide (Under $20)

by Caroline Avakian

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock ‘Tis the season for holiday gift exchanges and Secret Santas at the office. If you’re anything like me, picking out the perfect gift can seem daunting amidst the stress of nonprofit year-end donation season, end-of-quarter board meetings, personal travel plans, and other gifts to sort out for friends and family.   So this year I put … Continue reading

September 1, 2016

3 Tips To Get the Most Out Of Conferences

by Caroline Avakian

Photo courtesy of Mashable Social Good Summit Post by Caroline Avakian Fall conference season is getting underway, so I wanted to share a few helpful tips to help manage and maximize your time spent at a conference(s). You’ll be glad you set these in motion when you get back from your next event. Start with the end in mind 1What are the top three … Continue reading

June 14, 2016

Is Giving Tuesday a Waste of Time?

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By Edgar Rodriguez Is Giving Tuesday a waste of time? Good question, right? First of all, the data says it’s been hugely successful in the past. Over 15,000 nonprofits participated last year, raising over $45 million. Yes, some nonprofits probably raised very little money. But Giving Tuesday is NOT just a 24-hour fundraising campaign. It’s a movement that your supporters are embracing, more and more … Continue reading

February 19, 2016

Honesty Oscars: Best Activist in a Leading Role

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By Danielle Daley My friends over at the Accountability Lab and the ONE campaign are hosting the Honesty Oscars. Every day in the week leading up to the Academy Awards, February 17th to 21st, ONE and Accountability Lab will unveil a category for the Honesty Oscars 2015, an award that honors not Hollywood films, but the creative work of activists … Continue reading

July 27, 2015

(VIDEO) Leveraging Periscope App for Social Good

by Caroline Avakian

As a follow-up to my post on Periscope for Nonprofits: A Quick Guide & Review, I gave a video interview last week with Stephen Shattuck from Bloomerang. The interview covers how nonprofits can leverage Periscope – Twiiter’s new live streaming mobile app – to better reach and communicate with their supporters and donors. I’ve been getting so many questions, and there’s … Continue reading