Kitties, Rats, Art, and Video Games For Good

“My kitten is staring at me,” Genesis (Gen) Whitmore says to me just a few minutes into our conversation over the phone. Gen had me in stitches throughout our phone…

09.27.2012 ,

Not-So-Obvious-But-Obvious Ways to Say Thanks

We’ve already covered the obvious ways to say thank you—which is clearly saying “thank you” to someone—but have you thought of the not-so-obvious ways your organization is showing its gratitude?…

09.26.2012 ,

5 Ways to Make Your Social Strategy Adaptable

You know social media has been fully adopted by the masses when Fox launches a TV series on Twitter. TV and print media strategies–virtually unchanged for decades–are increasingly being replaced by new…

New Conference Links Nonprofits & Entertainment

One prediction I often make is that causes will one day be integrated into every aspect of our lives. When we’re shopping, eating out, or exercising. And, of course, when…

Will Tweet For Food: The Do-Gooders at No Kid Hungry

In the last couple of weeks, you have likely seen at least one part of the effort No Kid Hungry has been making to end childhood hunger. There was their…

09.21.2012 ,

Sonja Sohn: A Superstar in So Many Ways

Last night, I attended the 2012 Change Champion Awards hosted by the Center for Community Change and the Campaign for Community Change, where among the honorees was Sonja Sohn. If…

09.20.2012 ,

Find and Fuel Your Passion for Social Good

Passion for a cause is a powerful driving force that, in most cases, is the only thing that stretches us to do things we didn’t think we could do. It…

09.19.2012 ,

How The Humane Society uses Twitter Hashtag Chats

Yesterday I presented at the Social Media Strategies for Nonprofits Summit in Boston, MA. One of the best sessions was by Anne Hogan, the Community Manager at The Humane Society…

09.18.2012 ,

Mad Man Goes Bald to Honor Friend, Fight Cancer

When speaking with Jeff Freedman about his Be Bold, Be Bald! fundraiser you quickly learn that wearing a bald cap to honor a cancer patient is less about helping the…

Women With Drive & Value of Long-Tail Donations

Last week I wrote a post about how valuable handwritten notes can be to your donors, and the consensus seemed to be that while many people donate to causes for…