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Charitable Organizations and the Collaborative Economy

This year, one of the big buzz phrases seems to be “collaborative economy.” Also called “the sharing economy,” Wikipedia defines this concept as “a socio-economic system built around the sharing…

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Keeping Your Nonprofit Employees Happy

On April 1, 2014, The Nonprofit Times published a list of the best nonprofits to work for. Going beyond a simple list, the publication offered some very interesting insights into…

Five Things That Make Me Donate By Phone

Dialing for dollars is an industry unto itself. Unless you are truly off the map, you’ve probably gotten a phone call or two or several. Goodness knows I get several…

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Should Your Nonprofit be a .ORG or a .NGO?

If you have a.ORG domain you’re in good company. It’s the third largest domain on the web. But very soon nonprofits will have to weigh the benefits of using a…

5 Basics to Forming a Nonprofit Board

Boards are a regular feature of nonprofit life. They are in the for-profit world, too. But in a nonprofit, where budget and resources are frequently scarce–especially in the beginning–your board…

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What is your vision for 2014?

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How To Create Email Drip Campaigns For Your Nonprofit

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you already know that email marketing is extremely effective for converting transactions like donations, renewals, and action alerts. Email is also awesome…

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Data Hygiene: It Does A Growing Org Good

Tell me if you recognize this scenario: your nonprofit’s finally got legs, the membership is growing, your community visibility is up, the media’s paying attention, you have a steady revenue…

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Now’s the Time to Search for Corporate Partners

Now is a good time for you to start the search for corporate partners. A recent article for The Nonprofit Times suggests that increasingly, Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies…

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Is Your Website Turning Away Donors?

Recently, Philanthropy.com published a survey of millennials who were asked to respond to different nonprofit websites. The headline of the results, published on July 18, 2013, caught my eye. It…