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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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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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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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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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