April 28, 2015

How social media platforms are responding to the Nepal earthquake, and how you can help

by Caroline Avakian

  By Caroline Avakian / Photo above courtesy of Facebook It was just a few hours after I found out about the devastating Nepal earthquake that I noticed an alert on my Facebook feed that I hadn’t seen before. My colleague who works in Nepal had been marked “Safe” in Facebook’s new “Safety Check” feature, that instantly let me know how … Continue reading

April 21, 2015

5 Communications Lessons Learned Working at an Anti-Poverty Nonprofit

by Caroline Avakian

This post was originally published in the Huffington Post. Photo courtesy of Trickle Up. By: Caroline Avakian The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the world’s targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions. The MDGs target date expires this year, and as we collaboratively build out new goals for the next 15 years, it will be critical that … Continue reading

February 19, 2015

Honesty Oscars 2015: Best Activist in a Leading Role

by Caroline Avakian

Our 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 our Honesty Oscars 2015, an award that honors not Hollywood films, but the creative work of activists and organizations that … Continue reading

May 12, 2014

The power of vulnerability on our social communities

by Caroline Avakian

Here are five potential ways you can bring vulnerability into your nonprofit’s work, and the benefit of doing so. Continue reading

March 10, 2014

SourceRise: Connecting nonprofits/NGOs to journalists

by JD Lasica

SourceRise connects journalists and bloggers to sources at international NGOs and nonprofits in an effort to diversify the voices represented in the news and to increase the number of well researched, compelling development and foreign news stories in traditional media. Continue reading

January 7, 2013

7 ways to increase your nonprofit’s donations

by John Haydon

The lifetime dollar value of a happy donor is much more than the value of a donor who only gives once. Keep current donors happy by saying thank you, making donating simple, showcasing your results and more. Read up on seven tips to keep donations coming in the new year. Continue reading