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Buffett Offers 40 Chances To Win $10K Grant

The NonProfit Times - February 10, 2014The Howard G. Buffett Foundation's 40 Chances Seed Grant Program has gone live. Nonprofits have until March 1 to submit proposals for the chance to win one of 40 $10,000 grants that will "support solutions to social challenges in the areas of food security, conflict or poverty alleviation," according to 40 Chances Program partner the Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation at Arizona State University.

Social Media - What Now? | Mark Holmgren Consulting on WordPress.com

Most non-profits are active on the web and understand the importance of ensuring there are ample opportunities for cross sharing between websites, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other platforms like Pinterest. My sense is that only a minority of non-profits - truly understand and then embrace social media as being vital to communication with stakeholders, increasing...

Turning Teammates into Data Heroes | NTEN

Jordan Michelson shares his successes building building effective data management systems, and shows that they're not only important to organizational staff. It helps other to advocate for your cause! NTEN: Jordan, give us a snapshot of your work at AoH.

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Beyond School Supplies: How DonorsChoose is Crowdsourcing Real Education Reform

Every chance he gets, Charles Best, the founder of DonorsChoose.org, leafs through the carefully lettered, colorfully illustrated thank-you notes from public school students that arrive daily at the loft office he shares with his staff in the garment district of Manhattan.

Best Studies On How To Get More ReTweets - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media -

It's hard to believe that seven years after Twitter launched, organizations are still vying for any information they can find on how to get the most ReTweets out of a platform that was meant for social conversations. One of the best places to go for Twitter data is Dan Zarrella at Hubspot.

11 Easy Ways to Grow Your Online Fundraising

Small shop fundraisers who are looking to either create or ramp up their online newsletters owe it to themselves to check out the latest report from Dunham+Company and NextAfter. Online Fundraising Scorecard: A National Study Analyzing Online Fundraising Habits & Donor Experience scored 151 nonprofits on 46 different metrics over the course of nine months.

Top 20 Must Attend Tech Conferences For Startups & Entrepreneurs in 2014

One of the most potent things that entrepreneurs, startup founders, and small business owners can do to grow their businesses is to learn from the experiences of others, both the successes and the failures, and to network with other like-minded people.

Put Your Money Where Your Promise Is: One social entrepreneur's journey to make change

We all know sticking to self-improvement goals is really difficult. In fact, while 45% of people make resolutions, only 8% of people stick to them. In July 2013 I founded Promise or Pay, a social enterprise that facilitates charitable donations by enabling people to make a public promise to do something, and if they fail to follow through, pay a nominated amount of money to a charity.

Model Behavior - Library | SustainAbility

The idea of business model innovation - that a company could launch a new business model never conceived of before, or transform an existing business model - has long captivated business leaders. Yet, executives are often held back by vested interests in their current approach: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

7 Steps to Managing a Successful Recurring Revenue Program

By Matt Scott Online Donations & Donor Engagement Coordinator for Team Rubicon @MattBBA Have you ever been frustrated by the prospect of having to constantly come up with innovative ways to fundraise for your organization?

Georgetown announces a new Social Impact and Innovation Center

Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 02/11/14 Geogretown just announced a new center to promote collaboration among students, faculty and the private sector to foster innovation and provide a unique skill set to generate concrete, solution-based social change.

Everett Program Fellows: Thomas Gelder

Promotional Video for the Everett Program at UC Santa Cruz Fellow: Thomas Gelder Filmed & Edited by: Brandon Knight CGI: Hasnain Nazar Music: "Cut the Chord" by Breakfast http://wearebreakfast.bandcamp.com/track/cut-the-chord-outro

5 Elements of a Stellar Communications Plan That Builds Donor Loyalty

Retention is a word that will send any otherwise rational fundraiser into a panic. It's also a hot topic in the sector, as we all know that it costs more money to acquire new donors than to retain current donors. But even knowing this, somehow we're still not great at retaining donors.

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