July 18, 2017

How to Manage Social Media During Summer Vacation

by John Haydon

If you’re like the participants in a recent Harvard study, you work during vacation. You may even skip vacation like the 35% who work over 50 hours a week. The thing is, we’re not machines. We’re animals. And like most animals, we need to rest, unplug, and reset.  But it might not be easy for you to take time off: This … Continue reading

Category: Nonprofits, Social media
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June 9, 2017

My Friday Edit: Restoring My Faith in Tech

by Caroline Avakian

This week I was re-inspired by technology. It sometimes feels like we spend a lot of time criticizing or glorifying tech, and honestly neither of those descriptions seem or feel right most of the time. But Trickle Up, an international nonprofit, told me a story this week that reminded me of the basics of why technology applied wisely, in collaboration, … Continue reading

June 5, 2017

The Hidden Magic of Conferences

by Caroline Avakian

Photo courtesy of JD Lasica/Nonprofit Technology Conference 2013   If you’re like me, you feel a little bit of dread right before you leave for a conference. All the work I’ve left behind, the accumulating emails and deadlines waiting for me when I get back, and leaving my family behind is never easy. Then there’s the dreaded conference fatigue. Also, … Continue reading

Category: Conferences, Marketing, Nonprofits, Socialbrite, Uncategorized
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

May 19, 2017

The Friday Edit – Links I’m Loving

by Caroline Avakian

fotomica/Shutterstock / Park Guell, Barcelona It’s the Friday Edit, aka, things I’ve been reading or watching around the web that I found interesting, useful, or downright funny. I hope you enjoy them, too. I have to start with the funny because, well, it’s needed this week! I saw this movie trailer for NGO – Nothing Going On from Poverty to Power and it seems … Continue reading

May 15, 2017

4 Creative Summertime Fundraising Projects

by John Haydon

In June, everyone shifts into summertime mode. The kids are done with school. Summer camps and vacations are anticipated.And for many nonprofit marketers, work slows down or takes on a different pace. How can you make the most of your summertime mode?Here are a few creative summertime fundraising projects to get you inspired:   Tip 1: Get Into The Summertime Spirit Where is … Continue reading