05.29.2013

Three ways to keep people interested AFTER an event

All communities have a heart beat. Your nonprofit is the left ventricle, the community is the right ventricle. If you both stop pumping, guess what happens? Why engage fans after…

3 Summer Holidays to Focus on for Fundraising

  Earlier this year, two professors released a study showing that companies donate more around big events such as the Superbowl or the Olympics. This probably isn’t groundbreaking news for…

Dollars and Sense: NonProfit Budget Basics

And now a post about money. Because as we all know, it’s what makes the world go around. Okay, that’s a mild understatement. But it’s very mild in the nonprofit…

Four Ways You Can Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Obviously we are all still reeling after a massive tornado tore apart Moore Oklahoma. Parents lost their children, children lost friends, neighbors lost neighbors. And many people are still missing!…

How I Learned to Give a Puck About Sports Team Fundraisers

We all know that professional sports teams are businesses. But we really don’t treat them like one, do we? We think of them more as celebrities that come to our…

05.15.2013 ,

Five Tips for Creating Powerful Infographics

People support your organization for one reason: They view your organization as the agent of change they seek. If they had the resources, they’d make the changes they desire by themselves.…

3 Businesses Seizing the Day and Giving to Nonprofits

We’ve all heard the Latin expression “carpe diem” which means, “seize the day.” But in fundraising with businesses a new expression is taking hold: “da die,” which is Latin for…

Social Media Love Made Tangible

In 2007, back when Livejournal was still my favorite online platform, I was running an organization called Homespun Helpers. The group existed solely in the online world, although in some…

05.08.2013 ,

Seven Words Scientifically Proven to Get More Retweets

If you use Twitter, you know how important retweets are. If you don’t, retweets are the equivalent of a Facebook user sharing an update with all their friends. And like…

4 Gift Ideas for the Mom Who Puts Others First

Have you picked up that mother’s day gift yet? Me neither. But what do you give the woman that’s gotten the best gift of all: YOU! Easy. You buy her…