Management & Operational Advice

Organizing Volunteers

Deploying Talent and Expertise Through Your Top Volunteer Leadership

“An environmental scan is the first step I recommend,” said consultant Steve Farbstein. “Let’s get a group of your stakeholders together and we can talk through our plan for the day long board retreat.” Steve is the nonprofit sector’s new consultant.  Highly skilled, mission motivated, organizatio … [Read More...]

Donor Retention - Fundrasing Advice

The Power of Acknowledgement – Three Elements of Donor Retention

What is your philanthropy’s superpower? Every nonprofit has powers, but the most important one that eludes many organizations is the power of donor retention. Unfortunately many nonprofits expect to lose more than 60 percent of donors after their first donation. It is time to take on high f … [Read More...]

Nonprofit News

Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

6 Steps To Jumpstart Your NonProfit’s Social Media Presence

Is your nonprofit effectively maximizing social media? If not, you are missing out on the most effective way to amplify your nonprofit’s mission and build an audience of evangelists for your purpose. Social media isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s only developing at a faster rate than ever, and s … [Read More...]

Improving Donors Loyalty - Fundraising Tips

Don’t Be a Stranger – Seven Smart Ways to Improve Donor Loyalty

How do you hold a donor’s attention these days? As more nonprofits use digital technology to step up their development efforts, donors have all kinds of causes competing for their generosity. So it may be no surprise that in 2014, according to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, “The greatest loss … [Read More...]

Nonprofit News & Opinions

Online Fundraising Advice

Fostering Empathy Online: An Important Piece of the Fundraising Puzzle

Fostering empathy and connecting with donors online has the potential to influence giving and build long-term relationships and support – results any nonprofit would value. Unfortunately, many of them simply don’t have the time or resources to investigate the best ways to use social media and online … [Read More ...]

Using Twitter to Fundraise - Fundraising Advice

Nonprofits are Turning to Twitter to Drive Interest Around Fundraising Efforts

As social media continues to grow in popularity, the investment by early adopters into online fundraising and technology is finally starting to pay off.  If you were not one of the early adopters, don't worry, it's not too late to build and engage your online community. There are many social … [Read More ...]

Nonprofit PR Advice - Excellent Read

The “New PR” Can Deliver Big (and FREE) Results for Nonprofits

Public Relations as a discipline has undergone significant changes in the last 20 years. Gone are the days of mailing press releases and placing dozens of calls a day to a long list of reporters that might possibly be interested in your story (truth be told…they mostly hung up on the callers). T … [Read More ...]

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Donating to Your Bottom Line: Giving Excess Inventory to Charity Helps Others & Makes Business Sense

Being charitable and being profitable do not have to be mutually exclusive. That’s what companies are finding by turning their excess inventory into donations that benefit charitable groups in their communities and beyond. For wholesalers, retailers and distributors, finding the best way to move u … [Read More ...]

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