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3 Boston Strong Fundraisers That Are Going Strong

Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Boston, and the marathon went off without a hitch! When you closed your eyes, last year’s tragedy seemed far away. But it was…

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The Cure for Cancer is in My Wife’s Closet

My wife owns a lot of suits, sweaters, shoes and bags. She could wear a new outfit every day for the rest of her life. (Okay, I’m exaggerating. But she’s…

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Is the Water to Wine Miracle Machine a GOOD Hoax?

Is it okay to trick people when it helps a great cause? That’s what people are debating after the nonprofit Wine to Water, global PR agency MSLGROUP, and two wine…

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Social Good is on the Agenda at SXSW

I haven’t been to SXSW––the film, interactive, and music festivals and conferences that take place every spring in Austin, Texas––but I’ve always admired the conference for all the different ways…

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SMAC! and Selfies: A Battle Against Cancer

Back in November of last year, I mentioned SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer as a wonderful organization to support. At the time, SMAC! had gotten its funding and Nomo and…

5 Things Nonprofits Should Do Online

About three times a week, I leaf through my entire Twitter feed to see what is going on in the great wide world. In doing so, I come across a…

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Black History Month: Reclaim the Dream

As I was strolling through articles doing some research, I came upon an article about why Black History Month should be used to sing the praises of unsung heroes. One…

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Would You Say No to This Face?

I think I spend as much time buying stuff for my six-pound yorkie Charlie as I do for my two kids. I shop at a Petco near my house. Whenever I…

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A Lesson from charity:water on How To Close the Loop

Predominantly, it’s probably safe to say, most cause organizations concentrate on how to get people to donate to their cause. When fundraising events are going on, there is a single…

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Three Golden Lessons in Holiday Giving

A decade-old holiday tradition continued this year in Morris, Illinois when an anonymous donor dropped three gold coins into a Salvation Army red kettle. These aren’t just any coins. They’re…