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Why we give to charity - The Boston Globe

Why we give to charity - The Boston Globe | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

It’s not rational, so why do Americans—more than two-thirds every year—give to charity, and how do we decide which causes to favor?  Interesting insight into why people give.  -Ken

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The Starter Guide to Non-profit Video Storytelling

The Starter Guide to Non-profit Video Storytelling | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Create video for your nonprofit the right way. Learn how to get started with strategy, planning, and process. Free eBook!  Free is always  good, especially for quality work.  Enjoy!  -Ken

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Non-profit “Concierge” Service Offered To Help Seniors Age In Place

Non-profit “Concierge” Service Offered To Help Seniors Age In Place | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Example:  New breed of nonprofit that seeks to enable seniors to stay in their own homes longer.  This is not charity, they charge roughly $500/year membership.  They are thinking like a business and not depending on donations to do good.  Food for thought. -Ken

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Why Your Non-Profit Needs to Stop Ignoring LinkedIn

Why Your Non-Profit Needs to Stop Ignoring LinkedIn | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is one of the largest social networks with a huge potential audience. So why isn't your non-profit active there? Here are some best practices for tapping new professional and corporate donors. Changes at Linked In make it a must do for non profits. -Ken
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4 Secrets to Successful Outsourcing for Non Profits

4 Secrets to Successful Outsourcing for Non Profits | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it
Lots of people outsource virtual assistants. Most are doing it completely wrong. Few non-profits are outsourcing high urgency, high importance work. I work with a virtual assistant and these are great tips learned the hard way. -Ken
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Tracking Social Media Trends For Awesome Link Bait Ideas

Tracking Social Media Trends For Awesome Link Bait Ideas | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Keeping on top of what's trending in social media can lead to some quick and easy link bait ideas, even if you're not a superstar writer. Link bait is content that is compelling enough to share.  This article shows interesting tools to give you ideas.  -Ken

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Nonprofits triumph over House Republicans in 2012 budget battle - The Hill

Nonprofits triumph over House Republicans in 2012 budget battle - The Hill | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it
Nonprofits triumph over House Republicans in 2012 budget battleThe HillOne lobbyist said the Republican budget plan was a wake-up call for non-profit organizations.
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17 Fun Freebies that Build Thought Leadership

17 Fun Freebies that Build Thought Leadership | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it
PR expert @PublicityHound shares 17 ideas to start 2012 content marketing with a bang http://t.co/9F1EPyHS #marketing #PR...

 

Non-profits need to be thought leaders for their causes.  Non-profits need giveaways to start building communcation... give to get, it's our mantra.  -Ken

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20 Ideas for Social Media Content That Engages | Jeffbullas's Blog

20 Ideas for Social Media Content That Engages | Jeffbullas's Blog | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

The cry of "Content is King" has been a rallying call for bloggers and on-line publishers for years."

 

Ideas are hard to come by. Here are a few good ones.  -Ken

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Meet the 25 Most Viral People on the Internet

Meet the 25 Most Viral People on the Internet | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it
Sometimes a story or idea goes viral because it's too big to be ignored. But more often it's because a single human being passes it along to an audience that's either massive, highly influential, or both.

 

- Can you get one or more of these people talking about your non-profit cause?  If you do, it will be a home run!- Ken

 

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New fundraising ideas can work – we just have to try…

New fundraising ideas can work – we just have to try… | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Thinking differently about fundraising is difficult. But please try. You must, otherwise you will be left behind.  Here's a couple of good new ideas in fundraising.  Can you think this way?

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7 Free Office Tools to Save Non-Profits Money

7 Free Office Tools to Save Non-Profits Money | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it
In a lean economy, non-profits need to keep their costs as low as possible. Free and open source software is one easy way to do it.
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Helping Nonprofits Benefit From Fresh Ideas - Mission: Innovation - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Helping Nonprofits Benefit From Fresh Ideas - Mission: Innovation - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Get help from business people not connected to your organization, and steal their ideas!  They won't mind and you'll benefit.

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» Our 5 Top Blogs on Social Technologies and Nonprofit Fundraising in 2011

» Our 5 Top Blogs on Social Technologies and Nonprofit Fundraising in 2011 | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Our 5 Top Blogs on Social Technologies and Nonprofit Fundraising...)  Lots to learn here.  Read this for your New Year's resolutions. -Ken


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What Should Nonprofits be Thinking About in 2012

What Should Nonprofits be Thinking About in 2012 | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it
Excellent and thought provoking analysis. -Ken
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How Much Money is Raised through Online Giving? | Nonprofit ...

How Much Money is Raised through Online Giving? | Nonprofit ... | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it
One of the most common questions that I get is how much money is raised through online giving. Here is the summary data. -Ken
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3 Free Guides to Nonprofit Communications Impact 2012 | Nonprofit ...

3 Free Guides to Nonprofit Communications Impact 2012 | Nonprofit ... | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it
... Today I want to share with you three free Getting Attention guides published this year on messaging that resonates, marketing wisdom from your peers and books that can lift and energize you. Some very specific marketing ideas you can use today. --Ken
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8 Brilliant Non-profit Newsletter Ideas from the Experts - Sumac

8 Brilliant Non-profit Newsletter Ideas from the Experts - Sumac | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Need some fresh ideas to help make your newsletter get read and has an impact? Here are 8 unique and practical ideas from some noted non-profit consultants, writers and marketing experts.  Newsletter have writer's block?  Here's help.   -Ken

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New Legal Structures for 'Social Entrepreneurs'

New Legal Structures for 'Social Entrepreneurs' | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Want to try to make the world a better place and create a profitable business at the same time? Three new legal structures may help.  As non-profits have more difficulty raising "donations" many more are starting to think like a business.  - Ken

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How Top Non-Profits Do Social Media: Does More Money Mean More Success?

How Top Non-Profits Do Social Media: Does More Money Mean More Success? | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Infographic shows it's possible to create and implement a successful social strategy with the limited resources of a non-profit- Ken

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Online Surveys For Non-Profits | Zoomerang Blog

Online Surveys For Non-Profits | Zoomerang Blog | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Online surveys are a great way for non-profits to kick off planning for next year.  Free online surveys are even greater.  Check these out as you are making your plan for 2012.   - Ken

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Non-Profit Humour

Non-Profit Humour | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Laughing at ourselves is a good thing.  Here is a site that does just that.  Lighten up. Check this out and we're sure you can relate-  Ken

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Fix your Facebook Settings – Protect Your Privacy & Stop News Feed Spam

Fix your Facebook Settings – Protect Your Privacy & Stop News Feed Spam | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Here is an easy-to-follow way to prune your Facebook settings and prevent Spam.  Enjoy and save time!

 

 

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How Ideas Spread With Social Media

How Ideas Spread With Social Media | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it
Have you heard of the expression social media myth? Would you recognize a myth if you heard one?
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Nonprofit News - Marketing: 5 Ways To Tell Your Nonprofit's Story

Nonprofit News - Marketing: 5 Ways To Tell Your Nonprofit's Story | Great Ideas for Non-Profits | Scoop.it

Telling your non-profit story in a compelling way is difficult.  Here's help.

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