December 8, 2014

Initial reports for #GivingTuesday indicate astounding success!

by Guest

Black Friday sales were down 11% while #GivingTuesday had a banner year! By Ritu Sharma The final numbers are rolling in, and by all accounts the three-year-old day dedicated to giving known as #GivingTuesday, is proving once again that Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t the only spending days top of mind in our communities. That the long weekend of … Continue reading

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

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

May 6, 2014

Time-saving tips to write more blog posts (with video)

by John Haydon

Make the most out of your time and blog more often Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, marketers, managers, journalists, general public. One thing I’ve learned from years of blogging is that a blogging process saves time and headaches. My approach uses creative momentum at the beginning to blow through tasks that require linear thinking. Above you’ll find … Continue reading

April 8, 2014

3 tips to get more out of conferences

by Caroline Avakian

Here are some ways you can maximize your experience at events Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, marketers, managers, educators, journalists, general public. Conference season is well underway. Last week at the Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, the keynote speaker and Echoing Green president, Cheryl Dorsey, began her great talk with some hints to us attendees on conference … 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