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New Volunteer Checklist | Wild Apricot Membership Knowledge Hub

New Volunteer Checklist Most non-profits and membership organizations depend on volunteers to help run projects, raise funds, organize events, and even manage day-to-day administration. These individuals are also likely members, supporters or donors - the very folks your organization is trying to engage and retain.

Social Entrepreneurship: The Case for Definition

Social entrepreneurship is attracting growing amounts of talent, money, and attention. But along with its increasing popularity has come less certainty about what exactly a social entrepreneur is and does. As a result, all sorts of activities are now being called social entrepreneurship.

Social capitalist

SOCIAL entrepreneurship is a hot topic. In business schools students seem increasingly keen to find ways to use the skills they are learning to improve the world as well as their bank balances.

The Heart and Soul of Lean Impact: A/B Testing Experiments and Validated Learning

Last week, I was honored to be one of the judges at the Lean Impact Summit in San Francisco where 15 nonprofits, start-ups, and social entrepreneurs shared ignite style presentations about how they applied lean start up principles. The event kicked off with an overview of lean impact by Dom

This $5 Solar Light Helps Fight Fuel Poverty

Sometimes, it's the simplest things that can make a big difference in people's lives, and this affordable solar light falls right in line with that, as it involves something we take for granted (a safe way to illuminate a home after dark), but which is a luxury in many parts of the developing world.

Nonprofits and Social Media: Where to Next?

You may have seen the report this week about how Facebook will be dead in three years, and the counter punches about why that's a silly claim. Who knows what Facebook's lifespan will be? What we do know is that you can't put all your communications and community engagement eggs in one basket.

Florida To Tighten Charity Regulations

Patrick Sullivan - January 24, 2014 Lawmakers in Florida have proposed an overhaul of the state's charity regulations. Senate bill 638 (S.B. 638) suggests stricter hiring requirements for nonprofits and their solicitors, financial statement submissions, increased penalties for fraud and a database of Florida charities. The House of Representatives version is H.B.

Your Secret to Mindblowing Fundraising - Improve Donor Retention Just 10%

Imagine what it would mean to your mission if you doubled the lifetime value of all of your current supporters. I recently listened in on an interview between Gail Perry and Jay Love of Bloomerang. It's a great listen, and the two of them fired me up to write another post on the importance of [...]

Santa Cruz Tech Beat

Editor's note: The following feature by Marcus Cisneros, Senior at Watsonville High School, is about the trip he and classmate Morelia Lopez took to Washington, D.C. to represent a group of local students honored last December as Video Game Innovation Fellows by the Entertainment Software Association and Hispanic Heritage Foundation's Leaders on the Fast Track...

How One Woman Redefined the Economic Space for Women in Pakistan

Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 01/28/14 Editor's Note: This post was written by by Sarra Latif, Fall 2013 Associate with the Ashoka Venture and Fellowship Team. According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, only 14.3% of women in the country participate in the labor force.

15 Organizations Changing The World Through Healthcare - Cause Artist

495517001 photo by: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Take a look at these 15 organizations changing the world through healthcare. Healthcare can mean many different things across the world, but technology and mobility, within healthcare, are bridging the gap between the definition.

14 Great Tools to Create Engaging Infographics and Images for your Social Media Posts

It wasn't long ago that Twitter added inline image previews to its official apps, including the web view. Now, Twitter is including more image focus in the latest redesign, as you can see above. On the left-hand side of Twitter's new web view, your profile and header images are now visible.

Ann Green's Nonprofit Blog

Valentine's Day will be here soon, and what a perfect time to thank your donors and show how much you appreciate their support. Fundraising expert Pamela Grow recommends a minimum of 12 touches a year (you should aim for more). If you haven't shown gratitude since you sent your year-end thank you letters, you need to do that soon.

Highlights from the Lean for Social Good Summit

Inspired by Eric Ries's The Lean Startup, Lean Impact is helping to grow smart, dynamic, and "lean" social justice organizations all over the world. Leaders of social enterprise and tech - including Will Rockafellow of Daily Kos, Ian Inaba of Citizen Engagement Lab, and Catherine Bracy of Code for America - gathered in San Francisco on Thursday to celebrate some of the best and brightest ideas coming out of the social sector.

The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur | Dowser

Recently, I wrote a column suggesting that, in the field of social change, we're getting smarter. I went so far as to say that we may even be going through a new Enlightenment.

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.

Jimmy Wales's Plan to Save the World With Mobile Phones

Jimmy Wales, the founder and public face of Wikipedia would like to give $1 billion to charity, but he doesn't have $1 billion to give. Today, Wales appeared on the stage at the Digital-Life-Design conference in Munich to announce he may have a way to do it after all.

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

30-Day Blog Challenge Tip #28: Crowdsource Content Ideas

From January 2-31, we are challenging everyone to blog more to see firsthand the results that blogging can generate. Participating companies should submit their blog URLs on this page to enter the challenge. Winner(s) will receive a complimentary ticket to INBOUND 2014 and be featured on the HubSpot Inbound Marketing blog.