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05.01.2014 ,

Five Ways to Pay it Forward Online

As an NPO, much of your success is dependent upon others. You need for people to share the word about your cause, you need people to contribute to your fundraising efforts,…

A New Guide for Surviving the Crazy World of Nonprofits

Jennifer Maher knows how crazy nonprofits are. She’s been working for and with them for twenty years, and she knows all about “managing the crazy.” That’s the goal behind her…

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4 Giving Strategies You Should Pitch to Your Boss

It may seem like every company does something to support nonprofits, but there are still many hold outs. Is your company one of them? Here’s the good news. Companies are…

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08.13.2013 ,

QR Codes are Far From Dead

Everyone talks about how ugly, useless, and unpopular QR Codes are–especially for a nonprofit. But that flies in the face of some recent research that shows they are being scanned…

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3 Corporate Giving Strategies Every Nonprofit Should Use

I just finished my third book, Fundraising with Businesses: 40 New (and Improved!) Strategies for Nonprofits. It will be out this fall. I love writing books because I learn so…

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REM Explains Social Media Marketing

The now defunct band REM, out of Athens, Georgia, earned recognition and passionate loyalty over the course of their existence. The darling of college radio stations, then part of the…

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Pay Your Staff Well Or Someone Else Will

Quick! What do you think when you see the words “nonprofit?” Idealism? Humanitarianism? Visionaries who make the world a better place? Yes! Also, lack of business savvy (that whole “not…

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01.24.2013 ,

The Essential Online Toolkit for Nonprofits

There are so many different online tools available to us, and new ones popping up every day. It can get awfully confusing, and as a nonprofit, you have to spend…

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Lessons for the Nonprofit from "The Artist"

In 2012, one of the movies that got the most Oscar buzz was a movie called The Artist. If you haven’t seen it (I highly recommend you get on that),…

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01.17.2013 , ,

5 Steps to Optimize Your Org's Google+ Page

Editor’s Note: This is Gisele Navarro Mendez‘s last installment of her series helping you optimize your nonprofit’s social profiles for SEO. Check it out her posts on Facebook and Twitter.…