Holi hai! The Hindu festival of colors, now apparently also celebrated in North Carolina. Who knew? A holiday calendar check would tip you off. (Image courtesy rudresh_calls)

The International Holiday Calendar: Who's Working When?

You’ve probably spent January dealing with the last of the decorations, cleaning house, planning ahead, crafting your editorial calendar, and doing other such organizational things. But before you launch into…

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01.30.2013 ,

7 Ways to Involve Staff in Your Nonprofit's Social Media

Involving staff in your nonprofit’s social media strategy may be the extra boost you org needs to improve your its online presence. See, sometimes when an organization decides to become…

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01.30.2013 ,

Five Ways to Convert More Donors with Email Marketing

Like social media, email marketing is where you nurture constituent relationships. But e-mail is different from social media in a few critical areas: Privacy and Intimacy – E-mail is not…

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01.29.2013 ,

College Students Swipe Meals for Homeless

As a Gen-Xer (someone born between 1965 and 1980), I’ve always been jealous and a bit suspicious of the generation that followed mine. Millennials (men and women born after 1980) get…

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February Is For Thanking Staff

Non-profits, by virtue of what they do, are a world of people who value mission over money. Every industry has employees who work their tails off. But non-profits are founded,…

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How A Supporter Becomes An Enemy

This month, PBS has been running a series called The Abolitionists and I learned something I had never heard about before–a tremendous rivalry had developed between William Lloyd Garrison and…

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01.24.2013 ,

The Essential Online Toolkit for Nonprofits

There are so many different online tools available to us, and new ones popping up every day. It can get awfully confusing, and as a nonprofit, you have to spend…

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12 Must-Have Items for Your Next Benefit Auction

Benefit auctions, both live and silent, have always played a big role in the success of my fundraisers. I bet this is true for you, too. In addition to raising…

01.23.2013 ,

6 Things Nonprofits Need to Know About Facebook's Graph Search

Facebook is rolling out enhanced search features to Facebook users called “Graph Search”. Graph Search is very different from Google search. With Graph Search, you combine a keyword search with…

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Lessons for the Nonprofit from "The Artist"

In 2012, one of the movies that got the most Oscar buzz was a movie called The Artist. If you haven’t seen it (I highly recommend you get on that),…