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 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

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?

by Guest

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

April 4, 2016

3 Core Twitter Strategies That Will Never Die

by John Haydon

Twitter followers will be more likely to retweet your content if they like, know, and trust you. But where do you start? How do you develop a strong network on Twitter? One way to think about building a stronger network on Twitter is to focus on three core Twitter strategies: Search-Building, Raft-Building, and Klout-Building   1. Search-Building Twitter Strategies An important part of … Continue reading