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npEXPERTS: The Science of Email with Steve MacLaughlin

Nonprofit expert Steve MacLaughlin explains the science of email communication and how it can help your nonprofit. Learn more at:

10 years' time: the recipe for small charity survival

The economic and social climate of the past five years has proved both an existential threat to the small charity sector, as well as a powerful driver and incentive for change. The sector has faced an almost uniform squeeze on revenues, alongside an increasingly demanding and discerning donor base that demands transparency and clear, sustainable outcomes.

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Join me for a FREE Webinar: Training Tips that Work for Nonprofits on Jan.29th at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST. I'll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. And, if you are attending NTEN's Nonprofit Technolo

5 Ideas That Will Give Your Donors a Reason to Stick Around

Madeline Turner is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and the managing editor of the Content Marketing Program at Blackbaud. It's her goal to create resources that inspire and empower the nonprofit industry. _____________ I was reminded of just how hard it is to make new friends when I moved to Charleston almost three years ago.

The Global Information Internship Program

The Global Information Internship Program (GIIP, pronounced "jeep") is a fabulous program at UCSC, which allows undergraduates to fund and work on projects they are passionate about in the areas of global social justice and sustainability. This video helps to explain more about GIIP, so students can find out how to get more involved.

GSMA Joins Alliance for Affordable Internet To Drive Access To Mobile Broadband In Developing World - Cause Artist

The GSMA announced its membership to the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), a diverse global coalition of over 50 members committed to driving down the cost of Internet access in developing countries via regulatory and policy reform.

Keys to Effective Network Leadership

"Keys" by Kara Higgins/ Editors' Note: This article was feature in the Nonprofit Quarterly's 2013 Fall/Winter issue and references, "Creating Culture: Promising Practices of Successful Movement Networks." The Nonprofit Quarterly has previously published a number of articles about the requirements of leadership in networks and movements.

What's Next for eAgriculture?

January 24, 2014 By Juan Forero, Mobile Financial Services & Commercial Manager, Grameen Foundation Though mobile phones and other technologies hold great promise for improving lives in poor, rural communities, there is still debate about how they can best be used to improve agricultural and rural development.

Corporate Philanthropy: Should it be an Obligation or a Requirement?

Hello again Armchair Advocate readers. I'm been on a short hiatus for the last few months while I started a grad school program at Georgetown. The many school writing assignments left little time to post to the blog, so I'm catching up over the semester break.

Social Innovation Reigns at This New York City Incubator

At a sprawling 24,000 square feet, the Center for Social Innovation in New York City is an oasis for socially-conscious entrepreneurs. Though less than a year old, the niche co-working space houses 130 nonprofit and for-profit startups ranging from Toilet Hackers, a startup focused on providing sanitation around the world, to 100cameras, which teaches photography to marginalized children.

Why Your Donor Database Is Your Nonprofit's Greatest Asset

In the nonprofit world, most registered charities derive the majority of their funding from donors who are individuals, businesses or foundations. Among them are those who treat their donor database system as critical to their success. Unfortunately, there are a large number of nonprofits who treat their donor database as an afterthought or do not have a donor database system at all.

HOW TO: Curate Nonprofit Videos on YouTube

Nonprofits that do not create a lot of their own video content can still have an engaging YouTube Channel by curating videos relevant to your nonprofit's mission and programs. Just because your nonprofit didn't create a video doesn't mean you can't feature it on your channel.

Is Sponsored Content Right for your Cause?

I normally write about social good with a sprinkle of social media. This time, I'm focusing on the digital space and passing along some food for thought as you leverage the web to build support for your cause. As I noted in an earlier post, I started a journalism grad school program at Georgetown a few months ago.

Warren Buffett, Brian Moynihan Speak at Georgetown

Noted businessman, investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett joined Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan in Gaston Hall at Georgetown.

Practical Visionary: Dorothy Everett video

The woman behind the newly endowed Dorothy E. Everett Chair for Global Information and Social Entrepreneurship and manger of the Everett Program, previously GIIP, at University of California at Santa Cruz. Directed, Produced, Edited by Sienna Thorgusen and Katie Roper

The power and perils of our connected world

Katie worked at Acumen from 2005 to 2010. She managed Acumen's Energy Portfolio in India. She is now a Global Supply Manager for renewable energy at Apple and sits on Acumen's Advisory Council. A few weeks ago, as I boarded a flight from Miami to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, I was reminded of an idea often talked about in the halls of Acumen: our global interconnectedness.

Rebooting Philanthropy

Rebooting Philanthropy Download audio (MP3) We look at how a new generation of philanthropists is attempting to use the tools and approaches of the tech industry to help solve social problems more efficiently and effectively.

Social Entrepreneurship in Europe: Pioneering, stalling, and hugely promising

Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/27/14 Editor's note: This post was written by Felix Oldenburg (@foldenburg) Ashoka Director Europe and Germany. Every once in a long while, a policy process delivers quick and ambitious results. For a short while. The recent EU policies around social entrepreneurship may not have made many headlines but triggered a profound change.

Why PwC is urging big business to solve serious social issues

Companies are facing rapidly unfolding fundamental shifts in society and the ones who "get it right" will be rewarded, according to the 17th Annual Global CEO Survey by PwC.

6 Essential Components of Top Notch Nonprofit Blogs

One of the most effective ways to tell the story of your nonprofit, its constituents, and staff members is through a blog. Storytelling about your nonprofit allows you to leveraging these human stories to connect individuals to your cause and inspire them support your organization -- and connect you to a wider audience online.