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Nonprofit Insights: The Overhead Myth - What It Is, Why It Matters....

You may not know it by name, but most nonprofit organizations have fallen victim to the Overhead Myth, a misconception that spending money on administrative ...
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"Overhead" is NOT a performance metric, and it is NOT something we should be championing to keep low.  Starving an organization only sets the stage for disaster down the road. 

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People Who Volunteer Are Happier With Their Work-Life Balance

People Who Volunteer Are Happier With Their Work-Life Balance | BOARDS | Scoop.it
Giving your time away can have strangely positive consequences.
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Half of Fundraisers in the Top Job Would Like to Quit

Half of Fundraisers in the Top Job Would Like to Quit | BOARDS | Scoop.it
Fifty percent of chief development officers plan to quit in the next two years, a new study finds. But charity leaders are equally frustrated: One-fourth say they fired their last fundraiser.
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Overcoming The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle: An Interview With Ann Goggins Gregory

Overcoming The Nonprofit Starvation Cycle: An Interview With Ann Goggins Gregory | BOARDS | Scoop.it
Nell Edgington of Social Velocity interviews Ann Goggins Gregory about the nonprofit starvation cycle and the overhead myth.
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[Cheat Sheet] What and How Often Should You Post on Social Media?

[Cheat Sheet] What and How Often Should You Post on Social Media? | BOARDS | Scoop.it
When I’m hosting Constant Contact’s social media webinars, I get a lot of questions from small businesses and nonprofits on social media best practices. On

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Oh, Snap! A Q&A With DoSomething.org’s Snapchat Strategists

Oh, Snap! A Q&A With DoSomething.org’s Snapchat Strategists | BOARDS | Scoop.it
The organization is seeing high open rates and conversions with the app that lets users send ephemeral messages.

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How to Encourage Fans to Create and Share Visual Content |

How to Encourage Fans to Create and Share Visual Content | | BOARDS | Scoop.it
Get massive organic reach and engagement by empowering your fans to create and share visual content that increases your visibility with their networks.

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Marie Ennis-O'Connor's curator insight, March 18, 2014 2:24 AM

Some really good tips here for engaging your donors and supporters 

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Understanding Nonprofit Lifecycles (Board Transformation Toolkit)

Understanding Nonprofit Lifecycles (Board Transformation Toolkit) | BOARDS | Scoop.it
Choose a topic that matches the training needs identified by your board. You do not need to have previous experience in the topic to present most of the toolkits. Allow at least 1-2 hours for your ...
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I think right now in 2014, we embody characteristics of THREE different life cycles: Growth/Adolescent AND Maturity AND Stagnation!  

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States Tackle ‘Aging Out’ of Foster Care

States Tackle ‘Aging Out’ of Foster Care | BOARDS | Scoop.it
Young adults without a permanent family fare far worse than other youth and cost society billions of dollars in welfare and incarceration.
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How childhood trauma could be mistaken for ADHD

How childhood trauma could be mistaken for ADHD | BOARDS | Scoop.it
  [Photo credit: woodleywonderworks, Flickr] Dr. Nicole Brown’s quest to understand her misbehaving pediatric patients began with a hunch. Brown was completing her residency at Johns Hopkins H...
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Financing Not Fundraising: 5 Lies to Stop Telling Donors

Financing Not Fundraising: 5 Lies to Stop Telling Donors | BOARDS | Scoop.it
Nonprofit leaders have to stop telling funders what they want to hear. Here are the 5 top lies nonprofits have to stop telling their donors.
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Around the social web in just 60 seconds

Around the social web in just 60 seconds | BOARDS | Scoop.it
Social Jumpstart, a social media marketing firm based in San Francisco, created an awe-inspiring infographic detailing what happens in 60 seconds on the social web. This is a perfect piece of research to show any Social Media Skeptics in your life, or your boss when she says “Isn’t that all a waste of time?” Wrap your brain […

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10 Qualities You Need To Become A Stellar Nonprofit Storyteller

10 Qualities You Need To Become A Stellar Nonprofit Storyteller | BOARDS | Scoop.it
What are the 10 Qualities You Need To Become A Stellar Nonprofit Storyteller? Here are my ideas.

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Who is Responsible for the Board Doing a Good Job? | Blue Avocado

Who is Responsible for the Board Doing a Good Job? | Blue Avocado | BOARDS | 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. We publish every third Tuesday through an HTML newsletter delivered to more than 50,000 subscribers.
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Nonprofit Growth Outpaces For-Profits in U.S.

The New York Times reports on an Urban Institute study showing the nonprofit sector’s dramatically fast growth rate and offers some theories as to why this boom is occurring.
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UnderDeveloped -- National Study of Challenges Facing NonProfit Fundraising

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A Development Director can not and should not be solely responsible for fundraising.  

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