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As the World Turns: NPQ's 10 Trends and 10 Predictions

In 2013, issues of economic instability and abridgements of freedom both in the United States and overseas vied with small but substantial gains in the progressive sphere. For a look at the past year and the one to come from the perspective of the Nonprofit Quarterly, read on.

Millennial Scoop

Chelsea Krost is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.

How to sell a nonprofit marketing plan to your board

You have spent countless hours creating a marketing and communications strategy and budget for your nonprofit and there is just one thing standing in your way from executing it: board approval. For many, getting board approval can be a stress-inducing exercise but it does not have to be that way.

Think you know Private Foundations? Think Again.

By King McGlaughon Private foundations are victims of misconceptions and stereotyping, even withi...

Online Gifts Rose 16% During Holiday Season

Online gifts in the last two months of 2013 rose 16 percent higher than in the same months in 2012, according to Network for Good, a nonprofit that processes gifts made electronically. Donations from November 1 to December 31 last year rose to $77.9-million, up from $67.1-million in 2012.

The Non-Profit Marketing Blog

Fri, January 03 2014 Director of Content Strategy, Network for Good Filed under: Fundraising essentials * Here at Network for Good we experienced a busy giving season right up to the final hours of 2013. This is good news for nonprofits, as we saw a 16% increase in dollars donated compared to the year-end fundraising season of 2012.

The Surprising Power of Promotional Products

An insider's guide to small-business marketing. When my grandparents moved into a retirement center, I helped with the garage sale. My cousin Claire and I were joking about how best to display the odds and ends from their 60 years together when I stumbled upon a gift from the gods of high kitsch.

The 5 P's of Social Entrepreneurship

Passion. Purpose. Plan. Partner. Profit. Do You Have What it Takes to Be a Social Entrepreneur? Being an entrepreneur is not for everyone. It takes vision, guts, dedication, and luck according to the experts below. Harvard professor Allen Grossman defines entrepreneurship as "an activity or behavior" that involves "the pursuit of opportunity regardless of the resources you currently control."


At LaborVoices we're revolutionizing accountability and transparency in supply chains and labor markets, helping brands and workers immediately address important issues before they become urgent. We close the loop: guiding workers to best-in-class employers, while guiding brands to best-in-class suppliers.

Top Green Entrepreneurs in 2013

What a year full of Great Green Entrepreneurship! With a start in August 2013, we are 50 posts old and we will continue bringing you the latest content about disruptive sustainable products and services, innovative green business ideas and emerging green technologies.

Development impact bonds: success depends on a supportive network

Development impact bonds (Dibs) are a new business model for tackling complex social problems in international development. In these programmes, a donor such as the Department for International Development writes a contract with a service provider in which it agrees to pay the provider only for the successful outcomes of its programme.

Social Entrepreneurship Tips from Annie's, Patagonia and Fund Good Jobs

Image credit: When we started Back to the Roots during our last semester in college, we didn't really know what it meant to start a "social enterprise." We just thought it was really cool that you could possibly grow mushrooms on coffee grounds!

Kiva Labs

With thousands of lenders worldwide who don't think like banks, Kiva is a powerful source of flexible, risk-tolerant capital. More and more, we're directing this capital to social enterprises, NGOs, and microfinance institutions that are going beyond classic microfinance to take on issues like education, clean energy, agriculture and others that are central to poverty alleviation and economic opportunity.

In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters

ATLANTA - Stacey Calvin spends almost as much time commuting to her job - on a bus, two trains and another bus - as she does working part-time at a day care center.

Kiva Labs - Leveraging Mobile Tech

Social enterprises promoting mobile technology solutions don't have the resources to reach into remote regions where they could make the biggest difference. While mobile money transactions are taking off with the popularity of services like M-Pesa, the upfront cost of opening mobile money franchises remains high.

Wannabe Social Entrepreneur? How to Navigate the Growing World of Impact Accelerators

Image credit: Shutterstock If you're social entrepreneur, you care about your mission as much as your financial viability. So why participate in an accelerator that doesn't cater to both? Luckily, you don't have to. These days, social entrepreneurs are increasingly turning so-called impact accelerators, which like their counter parts in the for-profit world, offer key mentorship and resources to growing companies.

The Anatomy of a 5-Star Twitter Profile

I don't know about you, but when I first got started on Twitter, I was really overwhelmed. I had to pick my handle, find a flattering picture of me that wouldn't just be awkwardly cropped from a group shot, think of a creative bio, start to tweet, etc., etc., etc.

Move Over Facebook: Where Millennials Are Flocking to Next And How to Reach Them

Image credit: As someone interested in trends among the millennial generation, there was one particular statistic that caught my eye and continues to pop up on the radar: Only six percent of 12- to 17-year-olds who use the web want to be friends with a brand on Facebook, according to a Forrester 2011 report.

6 Undeniable Reasons Why Your Website Should Be Responsive

This post originally appeared on Inbound Insiders, a new section of Inbound Hub. To read more content like this, subscribe to Inbound Insiders. It's probably no surprise by now that mobile internet usage has been skyrocketing over the last few years. According to a Morgan Stanley report, mobile internet usage is expected to match desktop usage by 2014.

Infographic: Best Practices for Nonprofits on Twitter

Guidelines for nonprofits on Twitter on how to share interesting content and engage with supporters.

6 Nonprofit Social Media Mistakes to Avoid in 2014

The New Year is a great time to let go of all of your nonprofit's social media hangups and mistak...

Free Tools to Test Your Nonprofit's Website for Accessibility | NTEN

Does your nonprofit have an accessible website? As a starting point, try testing your site using these free tools: Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool (WAVE) by WebAIM. Enter a website address and the tool will give you information on accessibility errors and warnings, displayed right near the corresponding element on the web page, along with information on correcting issues it finds.

6 Ways to Tell Your Story With Interactive Maps | NTEN

If you're into interactive maps, it's a good time to be alive! Seems we've entered a golden era of interactive mapping, with no shortage of exciting ways to display geographically-specific data. In the last few years, we've seen exponential growth in interactive mapping software that presents data from all sorts of angles.

Trailblazer Dorothy Everett makes history once again

Dorothy Everett, the longtime UC administrator who blazed a trail at the university with her career at the Office of the President, is about to make history again. Everett, whose rise to assistant president in 1975 made her one of UC's highest-ranking women administrators, recently was honored by the creation of an endowed chair in her name.

Text Messaging for Social Organizing - Social Source Commons

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