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08.31.2012 ,

Spotlight: Young People in Recovery

Sarah Nerad, 22, is in recovery. To her, recovery means she hasn’t used drugs or alcohol since 2007. She grew up in Houston, TX, and everything was good. Sarah had…

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The Failure of Fingerwagging

Last week, we talked a bit about small acts and how they can lead to change. Today, let’s talk about negativity, and how it undermines change. We want to inspire…

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08.29.2012 , ,

8 Ways NOT To Use QR Codes

As we’ve talked this month about how to move your offline community or marketing to the online world, QR codes have been brought up (at least by me) quite often.…

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08.29.2012 ,

4 QR Code Tools That'll Make You Like QR Codes

Rock The Vote recently launched their Scan To Vote campaign to register 1.5 million voters using T-shirts printed with QR codes! When a someone scans the QR code on their friend’s…

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Raising Money with Coupons, QR Codes

After my post last week on QR Codes, two things caught my eye. First, this infographic from Wasp Barcode showing why QR Codes are an easy and portable way to…

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Spotlight: 3 Charities Focusing on Touch, Sound, and Zombies

To give myself some peace of mind after the Aurora movie theater massacre and the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting, I started looking for charities that help family and friends deal…

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An Urgent Appeal for Mali

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect over one billion of the world’s poorest people and over 500,000 each year die of these diseases. Not every NTD is deadly, but the effects…

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08.23.2012 , ,

6 Places Your Nonprofit Can Find Blog Ideas

Editor’s Note: Happy to have Ken Mueller on the blog again today! Read his past posts here. One of the most important things you can do online for your organization…

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How Change Happens

There’s a belief that a Like or petition signature doesn’t mean anything. Critics slam this behavior as slacktivism. That’s pretty bad news for those of us who have committed to…

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08.22.2012 , ,

5 Ways To Bring Your Offline Community Online

A lot of not-for-profits have great communities, and that has been the case for years, long before social media made its razzle-dazzle splash. Now that social media is here, it…