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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…

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Dealing with the “Truth Serum” Factor of Facebook

Photo by Johan Larsson It’s easy to be brave behind a screen. One of the most common responses you will get when asking why people post things online that they…


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…


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…

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Halloween is a GOOD Night to Support Your Favorite Cause

Halloween is a multi-billion dollar industry—second only to Christmas in consumer spending. But for fundraisers and do-gooders, Halloween is number one. Here’s why Halloween is a fundraiser’s dream and how…

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Are You Sure People Know About Your Cause?

Photo by mimitalks When a company creates a new product or even updates an existing product, they are sure they are going to make a huge impact on the entire…

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The Perils of Give-Away Items

Photo by Sebastiaan ter Burg, Creative Company Conference 2011 Your organization has decided to hit a few conventions and conferences later this year and into early next year. The plans…

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5 Tips to Avoid Losing Your Online Donations

Photo by You have done everything right. Your campaign has been complimented by many people in your community. Your boss is happy, you’re happy, and traffic to your donations…


Before You Start or Support a Socially Responsible Business, Read This First

I get calls every week from people that want to start a socially responsible business (or cause business as I like to call them). Good, intelligent, well-intentioned people who really…