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Nonprofit Storytelling with Comics and Infographics

Have you ever experimented with visual storytelling for your nonprofit? Take a look at these idea...

Twitter Changes in 2014 | Social Media Today

Recent and forthcoming Twitter changes may serve the company's short-term interests, but they may not lay the best foundation for long-term success. This post offers five strategic cautions that remind Twitter to think of itself as a utility rather than a novelty, capitalize on its unique strengths, minimize existing prejudices and points of resistance.

How to Use Social Media for Nonprofit Crowdfunding

Social media and nonprofit crowdfunding (or online fundraising) go together like peanut butter and jelly. Or Bonnie and Clyde. Or Bert and Ernie... You get the point: nonprofit crowdfunding needs social media. When making sense of social media seems more like understanding rocket science, it can be a big challenge to figure out the role...

How to Attract the Right Kind of Twitter Audience

In his book Tweet Naked, online marketing expert and Social Media Firm CEO Scott Levy provides the critical information entrepreneurs need to craft a social media strategy that will boost their brand and their business. In this edited excerpt, the author offers tips that can help you figure out how you want the world to view your brand.

Remembering Greg Dees

A reflection on the life of a social entrepreneurship pioneer. J. Gregory Dees, one of the pioneers of the field of social entrepreneurship, died December 20, 2013, at the age of 63. He was the editor of two books and dozens of articles on social entrepreneurship, including the seminal 1998 article, " The Meaning of Social Entrepreneurship."

Making Sense of Data and Information in the Social Sector

By Eric J. Henderson Over the past several years, a set of organizations-including online giving ...

5 New Year's Resolutions for Fundraisers

We have a brand new year in front of us. A clean slate. The chance to make it our best year ever. Are you ready to say goodbye to what isn't working and supercharge your fundraising efforts to make it your most profitable year ever?

7 Marketing Resolutions for Every Nonprofit Communications Plan

If you're like most nonprofit communicators, you have a list of specific goals for 2014. No doubt they include growing your e-mail list, acquiring new donors and increasing engagement on your Facebook updates. But whatever your goals are, make sure they cover these seven resolutions for 2014: 1.

The Secret to Mastering our Growing Digital Landscape | NTEN

Did you know that: Do you ever feel like digital trends are evolving so quickly, it's impossible to try to keep up with them all? Wouldn't it be great to know how to leverage this information to move your cause forward?

Tips on Hosting Nonprofit Twitter Chats

There are many benefits to participating in nonprofit Twitter chats. We've created a handy guide ...

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.

Mobile Giving 101: Why Mobile Is an Important Part of Nonprofit Fundraising Campaigns

Kari Ann Kiel Event Marketing Consulant DoJiggy Research shows that by 2014 mob...

Five tips for becoming a social entrepreneur in 2014

What's great about this generation is the strong belief that business can and should be done differently. We've lived through decades of business models that were profitable, but too often at the expense of quality or compassion.

This is What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

At Media Cause, we understand just how valuable Facebook is for nonprofits. The platform allows organizations to build communities, which is not only helpful for nonprofits to interact with supporters, but also to provide a space for supporters to chat with one another. Most of these interactions happen on posts in the users' news feeds.

7 Social Good Trends For Entrepreneurs To Ride On In 2014

We are currently in a new golden age of social good, with entrepreneurs at the helm of solving the world's problems through their appetite for experimentation and doing things differently. We've seen new trends emerge and spread over the past few years. Dutiee's been on top of these trends as we reported about them through 2013.

Performance Measurement: Learning to Improve

Think back to middle school. Do you remember the difference between the clear-cut, yes-or-no natu...

Getting More From Your Smaller Donors

It's a new year - 2014 is here and the battle to raise sustainable support for your organization begins anew. Some development departments and professionals are planning annual fundraising events, researching grant opportunities, and performing other tasks to help them reach their budgetary goals.

6 Authentic Values to Produce Staggering Outcomes for Your Small Nonprofit in 2014

Mark Titi is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub, and the founder of Wobbly Nonprofit. _____________ Why do you look so darn surprised, young fella? You want to know if those are real peaches and carrots we are serving up? Well, we tell everyone that our core values are sweeter than a jar of tasty baby food.

When Quantity Outweighs Quality in the Fundraising Process

We seem to find ourselves always looking for the biggest, quality donors. So we sift through the ...

2014 Cause Awareness Days

Launching online fundraising campaigns around cause awareness days is good strategy. Social network communities are highly responsive to giving and promoting your nonprofit's cause on cause awarene...

7 Steps to Compelling Staff Bios on Your Nonprofit Website

If we want compelling staff bios on our nonprofit website, most of us are going to have to do a little work. If you've spent any time in the world of nonprofit copywriting, you'll have heard the maxim: people give to people, not causes. We like people.

Nonprofit Storytelling with Comics and Infographics

Have you ever experimented with visual storytelling for your nonprofit? Take a look at these idea...