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The Matrix Map Approach Part One: How to Create the Matrix Map | Blue Avocado

The Matrix Map Approach Part One: How to Create the Matrix Map | Blue Avocado | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Blue Avocado is a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits. Blue Avocado speaks for and from the people in community-based nonprofits. Nurturing the community organizations movement is Blue Avocado's purpose.
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Nice way to help prioritize your efforts - both program and fundraising. 

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Hammer Factories, Carpenters, and Pigs . . . editor notes issue #97 | Blue Avocado

Hammer Factories, Carpenters, and Pigs . . . editor notes issue #97 | Blue Avocado | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Blue Avocado is a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits. Blue Avocado speaks for and from the people in community-based nonprofits. Nurturing the community organizations movement is Blue Avocado's purpose. We publish every third Tuesday through an HTML newsletter delivered to more than 50,000 subscribers.
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"... thousands of whitepapers with recommendations for lawmakers, and almost no money for people organizing voters who will elect lawmakers who might take those recommendations."

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Stay the Course to Raise Major Gifts

Stay the Course to Raise Major Gifts | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Starting a major gifts program is a little like preparing to run a marathon. Here are tips to help you cross the finish line--and prepare for the next big race.
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"But the fact remains that the most cost-effective way to raise money is by implementing a major gifts program."

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DonorsChoose Founder Charles Best On The Art Of Asking For Money

DonorsChoose Founder Charles Best On The Art Of Asking For Money | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Asking for money doesn't have to be painful. Donors Choose founder Charles Best boils it down to three principles.
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Good tips on asking for money.

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How to Staff and Support a Committee | Blue Avocado

From Blue Avocado, How to Staff and Support a Committee

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An important skill for nonprofit managers is knowing how to support a committee of volunteers, such as an Advisory Committee, a Board Finance Committee, or a coalition.

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How to Choose a Charity Wisely - New York Times

How to Choose a Charity Wisely - New York Times | nonprofits | Scoop.it
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DONATING to charities this time of year used to be relatively efficient and painless.
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Would your NFP cause stand up to this scrutiny? How do you measure up in a prospective donor's eyes? 

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Times are a Changin: Why Non-Profits [and Businesses] Need to Act Like Startups

Times are a Changin: Why Non-Profits [and Businesses] Need to Act Like Startups | nonprofits | Scoop.it
In a connected economy one thing is for certain, the more connected we are, the more empowered and demanding we become. We learn to expect things in real-time and soon, optimized for who we are and
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Attentiion development officeers:"To see the impact of how businesses fail to invent or re-invent models for how business is done, one doesn't have to look much further than the world of non-profits." 

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Is your charity making the most of youth obsession with technology? - The Guardian

Is your charity making the most of youth obsession with technology? - The Guardian | nonprofits | Scoop.it
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Is your charity making the most of youth obsession with technology?
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"Are voluntary organisations missing a trick not incorporating new forms of technology into their volunteering opportunities to capture a net-obsessed generation?"

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Top 10 Fundraising Tips

From board engagement to social media, these tips will help you envigorate your organization's fundraising.
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Good solid advice. 

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6 Spoofs That Poke Fun at the Nonprofit Sector

6 Spoofs That Poke Fun at the Nonprofit Sector | nonprofits | Scoop.it
I've worked in the nonprofit sector my entire career (34 years) and I wouldn't work in other sector because social change is my passion. While the rewards are great, it isn't always easy. Long hours,
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We have to laugh as well as cry. And through this laughter we gain valuable insights. 

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6 Visual Content Trends from Content Marketing World

6 Visual Content Trends from Content Marketing World | nonprofits | Scoop.it
If anyone in the Content Marketing World session featuring Todd Wheatland titled "Visual Content Marketing Strategies You Probably Aren’t Using and Should," had any doubts about the importance of v...
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The world of communications changes daily. Here are a few tips for more effectively getting your message out. 

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How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal

How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal | nonprofits | Scoop.it
There is free money out there for your business, but the trick is knowing how to get it. Here's 8 grant-seeking techniques for obtaining public or private funding.
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These tips apply to both not-for-profits and businesses seeking help to do good works.

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Busting Grant Myths > CharityChannel - World's Most Trusted Online Nonprofit Professional Network > Articles

Busting Grant Myths > CharityChannel - World's Most Trusted Online Nonprofit Professional Network > Articles | nonprofits | Scoop.it
I like the Discovery Channel show MythBusters. I have often wished there was a similar show dedicated to busting grant myths because there is a lot of misinformation about grants, even from within the non-profit sector.
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Good advice for grant seekers.

 

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Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog

Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog | nonprofits | Scoop.it
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5 Reasons Your Non-Profit Didn't Get a Major Gift Last Week

5 Reasons Your Non-Profit Didn't Get a Major Gift Last Week | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Are you getting major donations every month, week or day at your organization? If not, maybe these 5 reasons are to blame…
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"The best way to build relationships with major donors is to pick up the phone, call them, and say hello."

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An Idea for Female Donors: Social-Impact Investing - Women's eNews

An Idea for Female Donors: Social-Impact Investing - Women's eNews | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Women's eNews An Idea for Female Donors: Social-Impact Investing Women's eNews While Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg was the largest of the country's charitable donors, giving away nearly $1 billion last year, many women also made the top of the...
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If you're a not-for-profit looking to make a difference, be aware of these funds as they develop. 

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Why is Fundraising More About Leadership Than About Skills? editor notes #93 | Blue Avocado

Why is Fundraising More About Leadership Than About Skills? editor notes #93 | Blue Avocado | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Blue Avocado is a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits. Blue Avocado speaks for and from the people in community-based nonprofits. Nurturing the community organizations movement is Blue Avocado's purpose. We publish every third Tuesday through an HTML newsletter delivered to more than 50,000 subscribers.
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Nice reminder that fundraising is everybody's duty.

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Jack MacDonald, Secret Millionaire, Wore Threadbare Clothes, Left Fortune To ... - Huffington Post

Jack MacDonald, Secret Millionaire, Wore Threadbare Clothes, Left Fortune To ... - Huffington Post | nonprofits | Scoop.it
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Sometimes big charitable gifts come from surprising sources. Cultivate and thank even your most modest donors. 

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Major Gifts: A Journey, Not An Event - Veritus Group

Major Gifts: A Journey, Not An Event - Veritus Group | nonprofits | Scoop.it
The “journey aspects” of major gifts is a topic that Jeff and I, along with all of our associates, are constantly talking about with MGOs around the country. When I say “journey aspects” in major gifts, what I mean is really getting ...
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Steps to a major gift:

"...really getting to know the donors, understanding their desires and passions, figuring out how to match that passion with your programs, taking time to listen to them, asking appropriately, and reporting back to them on the impact of their gifts."

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How Events Hurt Major Gifts… And What To Do About It

How Events Hurt Major Gifts… And What To Do About It | nonprofits | Scoop.it
It happened again. I was in a meeting with the fundraising staff of a very prominent and successful non-profit, and the leader of the major gifts program told the familiar story of how he and his staff had been pulled away from their major gift...
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"What is it about non-profits, their boards, leaders and staff, that causes them to so easily catch “events fever” and lose their way on thinking objectively about this topic?"

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How to Have a Board Meeting By Telephone | Blue Avocado

How to Have a Board Meeting By Telephone | Blue Avocado | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Blue Avocado is a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits. Blue Avocado speaks for and from the people in community-based nonprofits. Nurturing the community organizations movement is Blue Avocado's purpose.
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The conference call helps keep NFP boards in compliance. Here are tips for making it work. 

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10 Questions to Ask When Creating a Social-Media Marketing Plan

10 Questions to Ask When Creating a Social-Media Marketing Plan | nonprofits | Scoop.it
What you need to know when crafting an effective social strategy for your startup.
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This applies to not-for-profits as well as for-profits. 

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Tracking Volunteer Time to Boost Your Bottom Line: A Complete Accounting Guide | Blue Avocado

Tracking Volunteer Time to Boost Your Bottom Line: A Complete Accounting Guide | Blue Avocado | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Blue Avocado is a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits. Blue Avocado speaks for and from the people in community-based nonprofits. Nurturing the community organizations movement is Blue Avocado's purpose.
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Every hour counts!

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The Matrix Map Approach Part One: How to Create the Matrix Map | Blue Avocado

The Matrix Map Approach Part One: How to Create the Matrix Map | Blue Avocado | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Blue Avocado is a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits. Blue Avocado speaks for and from the people in community-based nonprofits. Nurturing the community organizations movement is Blue Avocado's purpose.
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A visualization of what your organization does and how will assist with focus and fund raising.

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How to plan your fund raising strategy

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Plan your work and work your plan - and succeed. Excellent advice!

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The Matrix Map Approach Part One: How to Create the Matrix Map | Blue Avocado

The Matrix Map Approach Part One: How to Create the Matrix Map | Blue Avocado | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Blue Avocado is a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits. Blue Avocado speaks for and from the people in community-based nonprofits. Nurturing the community organizations movement is Blue Avocado's purpose.
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Nice way to help prioritize your efforts - both program and fundraising. 

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