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The Power of Nonprofit Volunteerism

Nonprofit volunteerism can be such a power thing. The other day, I woke up early, ready to spend the day as a volunteer to build a new playground for children at Hidden Falls Camp. I would spend five hours this day driving to and from this remote location in the southern rolling hills of Indiana...

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The Power of Nonprofit Volunteerism at Hidden Falls Camp
May 25, 2018 at 11:27 am

Nonprofit volunteerism can be such a power thing. The other day, I woke up early, ready to spend the day as a volunteer to build a new playground for children at Hidden Falls Camp. I would spend five hours this day driving to and from this remote location in the southern rolling hills of Indiana...

Digital Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members
May 24, 2018 at 4:05 pm

In an increasingly digital world, nonprofits need to become accessible via phone, computer and tablet. Digital fundraising can be complicated for some nonprofit board members; however, it does not have to be!

Annual Fundraising Plan
May 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Download this printable workbook and calendar designed to have you think through and create a well written and compelling annual communications plan. Connect with your donors and inspire action all year long by developing a messaging strategy that is interesting and engaging with the help of our insider tips, sample pre-written messages and monthly

5 Keys to Painless Graphic Design
May 24, 2018 at 10:20 am

Of course, everyone works differently and not all graphic designers are the same, but I’ve found that following some simple guidelines can help keep a project on schedule and on budget, with the desired end result of a beautiful and effective graphic design...

Is Your Nonprofit Apolitical? Think Again…
May 24, 2018 at 10:07 am

Understanding the moral foundations that resonate with both liberals and conservatives is essential. If you want to cast a wide net, take care to characterize your mission in ways that will appeal to both. Once you understand the five foundations, you’ve cracked the code...

Entrepreneurial Fundraising: Is It for Your Nonprofit?
May 23, 2018 at 12:50 pm

In my experience, nonprofits can be divided into two groups based on the organizational model they deploy: those that depend on a legacy model that depends on an established donor base supporting an entrenched institution, and those that take a more entrepreneurial fundraising approach...

Women's Philanthropy Institute
May 22, 2018 at 5:08 pm

The Women's Philanthropy Institute's latest study finds that both men and women are increasingly embracing impact investing—but do so in different ways.

Recap of #18NTC, Part 2: Facebook Fundraising Tools
May 22, 2018 at 12:08 pm

I was thrilled to have been selected to present a session this year, all about one of my favorite topics, Facebook Fundraising! Joining me to share insights from the trenches were Joe Gallant from Polaris and Jennifer Cheang from Mental Health America...

4 Inexpensive Board Collaboration Tools for Your Nonprofit
May 22, 2018 at 12:02 pm

It’s not practical to assume that your nonprofit board of directors can feasibly communicate with each other only during official gatherings. However, if the people who are part of a board live in different places or have busy schedules, keeping in touch can be tough. Fortunately, there are numerous tools to aid in collaboration. They’re even reasonably priced!...