7-site At least 15% of all traffic to nonprofit's websites now occur on mobile devices and across all sectors mobile is set to surpass desktop browsing in 2014. Over the last few years as I have studied the rapid rise of the Mobile ...
Peter Singer's 2013 TED talk about effective altruism argues for the moral necessity of supporting effective charities. Since most of us would prefer to support charities we know, working on issues we care about, rather than ...
Non-Profit - Online nonprofit fundraising is on the rise, with explosive growth in sustaining gifts and a larger audience of supporters reached via social networks, according to an analysis of leading US ...
Don't be taken in by charity scams ConsumerReports.org A Florida-based non-profit group has agreed to stop charitable solicitations in Ohio and pay a $44,000 fine after that's state's attorney general, Mike DeWine, accused it of collecting $19,000...
Non-profits are the original crowdfunders. The first time someone went door-to-door asking for contributions, or collected donations on a street corner, they were essentially crowdfunding, by collecting numerous smaller ...
A lively and useful interview with Jeff Schreifels of Veritus Group and co-author of the excellent Veritus Group Blog. We talk about the differences between raising funds from major donors and raising funds in general (there aren't many differences).
Signal Culture encourages creation of new work, building of community, and connection to history in the field of experimental media art by providing artists, researchers, and innovators with residencies, resources, and exhibition opportunities.
Signal Culture was recently incorporated as a NY state nonprofit corporation. We are in the process of planning, fundraising, and finding just the right home! We are looking forward to hosting our first residents in mid 2013.
As things move forward, we plan on creating a residency space for artists, historians, innovators, hackers and others dedicated to experimental approaches to media art to develop their work. In addition to this, we will be organizing public exhibitions, screenings, talks, publications and other activities related to the field of experimental media art. We are currently in the process of doing interviews that will be released as podcasts. Please come back often as new information about the various programs will be announced in the near future.
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If you take away just one thing from this post, make it this—You want your listener to take action because they want to—not because they’ve been told to. When you craft your stories to ensure listeners to connect your info with what they already know (test it), you’re far more likely to build trust and rapport with them. In turn, this group relationship is most likely to be transformative, motivating their desire to take action, now and in the future, and to spread your stories/messages to friends and family." Read the full article to see a before and after example.
Crowdfunding is growing fast: in 2011, a comprehensive review put the industry’s size at $1.5 billion, and projected that it would grow to $2.8 billion by the end of 2012. Crowdfunding is also becoming more diverse: platforms now exist that make it possible to put money towards everything from equity investments in businesses to interest-bearing loans for solar energy to donations for music, film, and art projects.
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