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Headline Hashtags & Other Tweetable Press Release Tips

Headline Hashtags & Other Tweetable Press Release Tips | nonprofits | Scoop.it
A post on the Forbes CIO network titled “#Accounting: Why Finance Teams Need to Get Social” garnered an unusual amount of traffic when compared to other posts on that channel.  With a current tally...
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Ideas for expanding the reach of your press releases.

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The Founding Fathers Write a Grant Proposal | Blue Avocado

The Founding Fathers Write a Grant Proposal | 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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Some things never change - even fund raising.

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Be Your Donor Day is Oct 24th

Do you know what it is like to be a donor to your nonprofit?  Is it an easy and fun experience or something filled with frustration?
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How Can Mobile Drive Charitable Donations?

How Can Mobile Drive Charitable Donations? | nonprofits | Scoop.it
At every Board of Directors meeting, we get asked what we're doing with mobile. And we don't have a good answer!
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Nonprofit Blogs: Good Work Done Well

Nonprofit Blogs: Good Work Done Well | nonprofits | Scoop.it
This week my focus is on nonprofit blogs.  I enjoy charity and giving. (I actually run my own nonprofit.) And it’s not surprising that these things should be enjoyable. For as Portia says to ...
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How an Executive Director Uses Social Media For Her Small Nonprofit

How an Executive Director Uses Social Media For Her Small Nonprofit | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Julie talked about what it was like to launch and manage a social media presence for her nonprofit, which is staffed by herself and one other person.
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Non-Profit Humour: Gang violence escalates between Major Gifts and Annual Giving for control of the donation trade

Non-Profit Humour: Gang violence escalates between Major Gifts and Annual Giving for control of the donation trade | nonprofits | Scoop.it

A little friendly competition never hurt any development effort - or did it? Get a laugh out of this skewed look at internal competition.

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Time to Get Political . . . editor notes issue #80 | Blue Avocado

Time to Get Political . . . editor notes issue #80 | 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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How to Get Started with a Major Gifts Campaign

How to Get Started with a Major Gifts Campaign | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Sometimes you can get a foundation to fund those particular needs, but most of the time, the most effective and efficient use of your time is creating a major gifts campaign to raise that money. Yep, I'm talking about getting ...
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How to Increase the ROI of Social Media Marketing

How to Increase the ROI of Social Media Marketing | nonprofits | Scoop.it
If you're like most people, social media outreach eventually becomes a lower priority because it doesn't directly generate revenue. Well, no longer!
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How much is too much? Giving amounts and your nonprofit

How much is too much? Giving amounts and your nonprofit | nonprofits | Scoop.it
While it is important to communicate to your donors that every gift makes a significant impact on your cause, you will be more successful in your fundraising if you know what to ask for and when. Studies find that online direct ...
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Raising Money to Grow On: Creating the Fundraising Pitch | Social ...

Raising Money to Grow On: Creating the Fundraising Pitch | Social ... | nonprofits | Scoop.it
In part 4 of on on-going series about raising nonprofit capacity capital, we describe how to create the pitch to funders and prospect strategy.
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Fundraising questions to ask donors and anticipate from them - Blog

Fundraising questions to ask donors and anticipate from them - Blog | nonprofits | Scoop.it

"What will my contribution achieve?" and other important questions prospective donors ask.

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Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong | Video on TED.com

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done.
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Dream big, accomplish much and the money will follow.

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Corporate Donors Favor 'Elite' Nonprofits, Study Finds - The ...

Corporate Donors Favor 'Elite' Nonprofits, Study Finds - The ... | nonprofits | Scoop.it
“Elite” nonprofits like arts institutions and colleges tend to benefit more from corporate giving than do social-welfare charities, according to a study published in the journal Organization Science. The higher the concentration of ...
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3 ways causes and cause marketers must show impact

If you work for a cause - or are a cause marketer - you have two basic jobs to do with consumers.  The first is to connect them to your cause on an emotional level.  Then, once you have...
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Nonprofit Tax Quiz | Blue Avocado

Nonprofit Tax Quiz | 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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Post-Recession Donors Have Changed - Gail Perry Associates

Post-Recession Donors Have Changed - Gail Perry Associates | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Today's donors have totally changed. And you need to change your approach to them. Watch the trends.
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Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog | The therapy post: What to do when you’re at a low

Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog | The therapy post: What to do when you’re at a low | nonprofits | Scoop.it
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Study Reveals The Geography of Charitable Giving : NPR

Study Reveals The Geography of Charitable Giving : NPR | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Ever wonder how charitable the people are who live in your area? It turns out that lower-income people tend to donate a much bigger share of their discretionary incomes than wealthier people, according to a new study.
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What Does Offline Fundraising Have to Offer in an Online World ...

What Does Offline Fundraising Have to Offer in an Online World ... | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Before we noticed the full potential of the internet as an efficient method to conduct fundraising, not many people would've thought about how much.
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Reframe Your Benefit to Donors with 4 Questions | Network for Good ...

Reframe Your Benefit to Donors with 4 Questions | Network for Good ... | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Want to appeal to more donors? Think about your benefit exchange from their point of view. What is your statement of shared purpose?
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Is the Use of Social Media for Nonprofits Worth the Time and Effort

Is the Use of Social Media for Nonprofits Worth the Time and Effort | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Older adults have the greatest giving capacity but young people are the future and key to long term sustainability Major gift fundraising, which accounts for 80%-90% of all funds raised by nonprofits (especially for annual, ...
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Major donors are deterred if they don't receive thanks

Major donors are deterred if they don't receive thanks | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Greater appreciation could be shown to major philanthropists, says Fred Mulder, founder of the Funding Network...
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The NonProfit Times: Major Gifts: 5 Tips To Boost Your Success

In her book "The Ask: How To Ask Anyone for Any Amount for Any Purpose," Fredricks wrote that there are other steps you can take to boost the results of your major gifts campaigns. Rather than give your hard-working staff ...
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