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

May 12, 2017

The Friday Edit – Links I’m Loving

by Caroline Avakian

As we get ready to wind down for the weekend, I wanted to share some links from around the web that have inspired me, taught me something new, or given me a hearty laugh. Hope they do the same for you. Happy Friday! The buildOn Instagram account is endlessly inspiring to me. A great one to follow. +Acumen just launched … Continue reading

March 17, 2017

How to Handle Haters on Social Media Without Getting Flustered

by John Haydon

Haters Back Off is one of my favorite recent Netflix shows. YouTube star Maranda Sings essentially plays herself – a terribly flawed individual hell-bent on fame and fortune, no matter what cost, in the age of YouTube. Two thumbs up.   On her way to becoming famous, Miranda has to deal with haters – online, in her family, and in her … Continue reading

Category: Best practices, Nonprofits, Twitter
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