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Should the NFL continue to enjoy non-profit status? - CBS News

Should the NFL continue to enjoy non-profit status? - CBS News | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
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Should the NFL continue to enjoy non-profit status?
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At this time of year, news about the National Football League is inescapable (just ask the Denver Broncos).
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A: Probably not.

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Raise Your Daughters to Be Leaders: 6 Tips

Raise Your Daughters to Be Leaders: 6 Tips | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
What's it take to raise strong, confident women who will build the Apples, Facebooks, and Amazons of the future? One marketing exec (and mom) weighs in.
It's an exciting time for women.

Via The People Development Network, Deborah Long
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My feminist friends wonder, "How did my daughter get  these sexist ideas?" The answer is, from the culture that surrounds her outside your family bubble. Give her some tools to belie the sexist crap she hears on the street.

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How Horses Can Teach Humans Communication Skills, Kindness - Science Daily (press release)

How Horses Can Teach Humans Communication Skills, Kindness - Science Daily (press release) | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
How Horses Can Teach Humans Communication Skills, Kindness Science Daily (press release) In her required social work field placement, Burke spent the last 18 months at Spirit of Leadership at the Pebble Ledge Ranch in Novelty, Ohio, learning to...
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The body language of horses helps civilize humans.

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Nonprofit Content Marketing - What's Holding You Back? - Wild Apricot

Nonprofit Content Marketing - What's Holding You Back? - Wild Apricot | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
In a post a while back, we asked Do You Have a Membership Content Strategy? While our blog readers didn't offer up the answer, a recently released report provides some insight. The Nonprofit Content Marketing: 2014 ...
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Includes a link to a new report from Blackbaud that has benchmarking stats and other research on nonprofits' use of content marketing.

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The Arizona We Want Raises $1.375 Million to Fund Action Plan - Newsday

The Arizona We Want Raises $1.375 Million to Fund Action Plan - Newsday | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
The Arizona We Want Raises $1.375 Million to Fund Action Plan Newsday The implementation plan calls for a broad-based, statewide effort to reconnect Arizona citizens with leaders in all sectors who actively support taking clear, positive steps in...
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A new model designed to alleviate poverty in AZ, funded by a coalition of local foundations. Interesting collaboration and significant because it is a progressive citizen's campaign in a state that has a government on the far right.
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A Spoonful of Cinnamon Helps Donations Come In - Patch.com

A Spoonful of Cinnamon Helps Donations Come In - Patch.com | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
A Spoonful of Cinnamon Helps Donations Come In Patch.com United Way of Bucks County CEO Jamie Haddon had never heard of the "cinnamon challenge" until his co-workers at the Fairless Hills-based nonprofit suggested he try it as the first stunt for...
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This cinnamon stunt seems irresponsible to me.
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Why Content Curation Is Disruptive

Why Content Curation Is Disruptive | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it

The power of curation’s feedback loops is why to curate more than you create AND why the best ratio may be as high as 90% curation to 10% creation.

Curation is an active filtering of the web’s infinite content and it may be the most disruptive Internet marketing tactic. Curators do more than simply assign meta value via categorization. Great curators comment and share experience across content, authors and themes.

Great curators such as Robin Good or our host Jan Gordon see patterns others don’t.

I shocked Phil Buckely’s Raleigh SEO Meetup recently by suggesting the optimal ratio of curation to creation may be as high as 90% curation to 10% creation. Creating content is expensive. Curation, by comparison, is much less expensive.

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Via Guillaume Decugis, Marc Kneepkens
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Another point in favor of curation over origination is that is it generally less time consuming. You can be a real player in the curation area and still have enough time to spend on client work and other tasks.

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A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, November 20, 2013 6:23 PM

This is really interesting stuff, particularly because of the potential it offers to measure impact of Scoops. I would be interested to read what a philosopher or education theorist would make of his idea of disruption, in terms of either Deleuzian theory, or Flow theory.

ELISA TANGKEARUNG's curator insight, November 21, 2013 10:36 AM

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 22, 2013 1:44 PM

This is so true. I often get immediate support and responses to content I have curated #curation#socialmedia

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Public Grows More Skeptical of Brands’ ‘Green’ Claims - PRNewser

Public Grows More Skeptical of Brands’ ‘Green’ Claims - PRNewser | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
Public Grows More Skeptical of Brands’ ‘Green’ Claims
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Since most people misunderstand terms such as "green" or "earth friendly" nonprofits can play an important role in educating supporters about sustainability issues. And adopt genuine "green" practices in your own daily work.
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The Non-Profit Marketing Blog

The Non-Profit Marketing Blog | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
#storytelling the Pixar way for your #nonprofit is whimsical and teachable #marketing #writing http://t.co/XbF7aOn2sj
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Be strategic. Figure out the one or two big themes in your nonprofit's story. Then choose short, people-centered stories that have one thing in common: they all illustrate in some way the large, overarching themes of the main story you want to tell.
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6 Essential Components of Top Notch Nonprofit Blogs

6 Essential Components of Top Notch Nonprofit Blogs | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
Learn about six best practices for blogging from these successful nonprofits. (6 Essential Components of Top Notch Nonprofit Blogs: One of the most effective ways to tell...
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‘Nudge Marketing’ Most Effective Strategy to Push Produce Sales - PRNewser

‘Nudge Marketing’ Most Effective Strategy to Push Produce Sales - PRNewser | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
‘Nudge Marketing’ Most Effective Strategy to Push Produce Sales
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Cheap and effective ways to encourage shoppers to buy produce. I wonder if this results in healthier eating too.
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A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Autumn Burch

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Autumn Burch | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
Welcome to our newest blog series, A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator. This is the first edition in the series, which we hope will shed more light on what it’s really like to work in nonprofit communications today. Autumn Burch is the Marketing & PR Coordinator for the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation at Patrick Henry’s Red Hill. She is a 20-something lover of all things design, be it graphic, interior, DIY projects or artwork. She has a “stay in the know” attitude about marketing and social media and is always engaged with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and blogs. Her hobbies are a love of cooking, reading, and her pug Bamboo. Here is her typical day:
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Profiles of nonprofit communicators. Good idea for a blog series.
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Ministers learn to compete - The Detroit News

Ministers learn to compete - The Detroit News | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
Ministers learn to compete The Detroit News “The changing role of clergy requires that they understand they're running a nonprofit,” said the Rev. Arne Bergland, director of church relations at CLU, who helped organize the workshop.
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Clergy double as nonprofit CEOs -- a tricky combination of roles.
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10 traits you need to succeed in nonprofit marketing communications – Nonprofit MarCommunity

10 traits you need to succeed in nonprofit marketing communications – Nonprofit MarCommunity | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
Looking for a role in nonprofit marketing communications? Based on my experience, there are common attributes for successful marketing communications professionals in nonprofits.
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Anecdotal, but interesting.

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3 Leadership Tips for Delegating Correctly

3 Leadership Tips for Delegating Correctly | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
As a leader, are you delegating or abdicating?
Would you say you are delegating work effectively or are you just getting it off your desk and letting your colleagues take the ‘rap’ if it goes wrong?

Via The People Development Network, Deborah Long
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It may seem easier to just do it yourself rather than delegate and provide the necessary support to ensure that a colleague succeeds, but in the long run you will save time and help build a leadership pipeline in your organization.  The best nonprofits nurture talent. 

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Carolyn Wong's curator insight, June 7, 2013 7:25 PM

Empower your staff and give them all the tools to succeed

Deborah Long's curator insight, June 8, 2013 5:08 PM

The art of successfully delegating to others.

Bonnie McEwan's curator insight, January 5, 12:47 AM
Where is the line between delegating that creates new opportunities for a staff member and delegating that sets the employee, and you, up for failure? It can be hard to find. Here are some tips to help.
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How text messages help zero in on human trafficking - The Seattle Times

How text messages help zero in on human trafficking - The Seattle Times | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
How text messages help zero in on human trafficking The Seattle Times WASHINGTON — A few months ago, a worker monitoring a hotline for the Polaris Project, a nonprofit group dedicated to combating human trafficking, received a text message from an...
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The nonprofit Polaris Project uses new media to help women who are victims of human trafickers.

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A group of volunteers is raising funds to start a noncommercial broadcast ... - The Register-Guard

A group of volunteers is raising funds to start a noncommercial broadcast ... - The Register-Guard | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
A group of volunteers is raising funds to start a noncommercial broadcast ...
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A volunteer group hopes to broadcast non-comm radio from a house near the Oregon coast. Great idea!

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Doc Hurley Foundation in Disarray As Scholarships Dry Up, Board Disbands - Hartford Courant

Doc Hurley Foundation in Disarray As Scholarships Dry Up, Board Disbands - Hartford Courant | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
Doc Hurley Foundation in Disarray As Scholarships Dry Up, Board Disbands Hartford Courant And in 2000, The Phoenix Foundation and now-retired Phoenix CEO Robert Fiondella embarked on a multi-million-dollar capital campaign to give bigger...
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Case study of a classic nonprofit failure.
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Congressional leaders call for Communications Act makeover - CNET (blog)

Congressional leaders call for Communications Act makeover - CNET (blog) | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
Congressional leaders call for Communications Act makeover CNET (blog) On Tuesday, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton (R-Mich) and chairman of the Communications Subcommittee Greg Walden (R-Ore.) announced plans to...
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We must watch this closely or the conservatives will write a law that favors mega corporations over individual rights. Beware Verizon and Time Warner lobbyists.
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Making the Leap in Understanding Big Data - Wired

Making the Leap in Understanding Big Data - Wired | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
Making the Leap in Understanding Big Data Wired They eventually lose their technological leadership role when new radical innovations are adopted. ...
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Yes, big data offers ways for governments to spy on us, but it is also being used to do a lot of good. How do we manage, maximize and protect our privacy from this new and powerful resource?
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How To Develop A Twitter Marketing Strategy | Social Media for Nonprofits

How To Develop A Twitter Marketing Strategy | Social Media for Nonprofits | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
Learn how to develop a Twitter marketing strategy for your nonprofit.
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Good, clear step-by-step guide. It's main benefit is to keep you focused on the kind of followers you want and the topics of posts that will attract them.
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5 Killer Old-School Marketing Tricks

5 Killer Old-School Marketing Tricks | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
When it comes to marketing, the old tried-and-true methods combined with new technologies can pack a killer punch.
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These tricks pack even more punch when paired with newer, social techniques.
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Non profit's idea for successful communication: Tell Me a Good Story - Inside Tucson Business

Non profit's idea for successful communication: Tell Me a Good Story - Inside Tucson Business | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
Non profit's idea for successful communication: Tell Me a Good Story Inside Tucson Business “We thought we'd put together a nonprofit with the idea of storytelling being an educational and communications tool.” He started giving presentations to...
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The key point here is that the stories are told IN PERSON in real time at public events.
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Groups launch effort to raise minimum wage in Minnesota - Duluth News Tribune

Groups launch effort to raise minimum wage in Minnesota - Duluth News Tribune | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
WDIO-TV Groups launch effort to raise minimum wage in Minnesota Duluth News Tribune Groups launch effort to raise minimum wage in Minnesota.
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Good example of advocacy communications.
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Can I Register a Hashtag?

Can I Register a Hashtag? | Nonprofit Organizations | Scoop.it
Hashtags are a great way to organize your social media updates and to find others who are talking about the same things you are talking about. Hashtags are definitely here to stay, with Facebook recently adding the feature to their network, […]...
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You can, but it may not be worth doing so.
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