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

December 14, 2016

The Nonprofit Colleague Gift Guide (Under $20)

by Caroline Avakian

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock ‘Tis the season for holiday gift exchanges and Secret Santas at the office. If you’re anything like me, picking out the perfect gift can seem daunting amidst the stress of nonprofit year-end donation season, end-of-quarter board meetings, personal travel plans, and other gifts to sort out for friends and family.   So this year I put … Continue reading

November 10, 2016

New Humanitarian Aid Apps Provide Real-Time Access & Information

by Caroline Avakian

Relief Web, a humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters, and a digital service of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), recently released four mobile apps that aim to serve different members of the humanitarian aid community. Each of these app aims to solve a problem or address a challenge that will meet specific needs … Continue reading

October 11, 2016

5 Creative Ways to Engage Supporters with Instagram Stories

by John Haydon

Instagram Stories create an extra layer of visibility for your nonprofit – whenever you want that visibility. Like Snapchat, Instagram Stories last for 24 hours. And like Snapchat, stories are told in a series of pictures and videos. Users who’ve published Instagram Stories within the past 24 hours appear at the very top of the home screen: What are the … 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

July 7, 2016

Building your Nonprofits Thought Leadership Capacity

by Caroline Avakian

  By Caroline Avakian Content marketing has risen to the forefront in recent years as an important tool (if not the most important) in the nonprofit communication toolbox. It’s about creating great content on your blog, through social media messaging, email, quarterly and annual reports, case studies, whitepapers, etc. At its core, content marketing is about communicating wisely with your supporters. The … Continue reading