What NPOs Can Learn from America’s Worst Charities

The Tampa Bay Times recently published the 2014 edition of “America’s Worst Charities.” The value of this resource to potential donors is obvious. If you know that most of the…

Get People to Promote Your Fundraiser with These Tips

Get People to Promote Your Fundraiser with These Tips

No matter how nicely you ask, and how often you ask, getting people to share your fundraiser with their friends can often feel like pulling teeth. Your community loves what…

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Shopping for A Cause This Month? Don’t Get Scrooged

Papa John’s Pizza is doing a great thing this holiday season. They’ve created a Red-Kettle Cookie to benefit The Salvation Army. Through December 28th, Papa John’s is donating 50 cents…

4 New Tools for Facebook Page Admins

4 New Tools for Facebook Page Admins You Probably Missed

Over the past few months, Facebook has added a few features to make life easier for Facebook admins. Particularly around managing and moderating content posted by admins and Facebook users.…

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Dealing with the “Truth Serum” Factor of Facebook

The other day, while I was skimming my Facebook news feed, I saw a meme that rather horrified me. It was a picture of a woman holding up a sign…


Like Scrooge, Nonprofits Need to Change – Or Else

One of my favorite scenes from Charles Dicken A Christmas Carol is the one after Scrooge has been visited by the three ghosts. Much to his surprise, he awakes in…

4 Quick Tips for Better Email Subject Lines

4 Quick Tips for Better Email Subject Lines

Like you, your supporters receive tons of e-mails every day. And like you, they’re very good at filtering out messages. One of the best ways to grab the attention of…


How Being a Grinch Can Raise More Money for Your Nonprofit

Regardless of what industry you work in we all have competitors. Even nonprofits compete against each other for donations. In my hometown of Boston, charities compete against The Jimmy Fund,…


How One Nonprofit is Raising Money With its Volunteers

Dollars for Doers is a matching gift program for volunteerism that rewards volunteer hours with a company donation to the nonprofit. The typical formula is $10 for each hour spent…


Getting Started with Pinterest Analytics [VIDEO TUTORIAL]

Pinterest recently upgraded their analytics for business accounts. You can discover your most popular pins, repins, and boards. You can also learn about the people engaging with your pins. In addition to basic demographics,…