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Facing our deepest, darkest dread

Fundraising and the purgatory that is public speaking. Particularly when it goes wrong. This feature is somewhat longer than most, though as you'll see, there is a reason. All this happened a few years ago, yet the memory of it is etched so painfully upon my mind that I fear now ...

6 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Instagram for Fundraising

Instagram's current tool set makes it very challenging for nonprofits to convert their Instagram followers into donors. Over time through powerful visual storytelling a nonprofit can build a strong brand and grow their Instagram following, but without the ability to link to a donate page inside of Instagram, it's difficult to inspire your Instagram followers to do more than simply like and comment on your photos.

Profile of Women's World Banking Staff: Gil Lacson

By Melisa Socorro-Nunez, Global Marketing and Communications Intern January 9, 2014 Summer intern Melisa spoke with Gil Lacson, Manager at the Network Engagement Team, to understand how the Fellowship Program at Women's World Banking works. They also talked about his experience working at the organization for over 14 years.

5 Key Findings from the 2013 Charitable Giving Report

The 2013 Charitable Giving Report includes 24 months of overall giving data from 4,129 nonprofit organizations representing more than $12.5 billion in total fundraising. The report also includes online giving data from 3,359 nonprofits representing $1.7 billion in online fundraising. It is the largest analysis of actual overall and online giving data in the nonprofit sector.

4 Ways to Use Your Blog as a Tool to Steward Donors

Laura Iancu is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and a passionate volunteer who loves being involved in social and educational projects. She currently tries to bring NPOs around the world closer to technology through 123ContactForm as their PR Specialist.

New Report! Collected Voices: Data-Informed Nonprofits

What happens when nonprofits make a real commitment to collect healthy data about their programs and operations; manage it well; and make savvy, data-informed decisions? And what happens when you connect energized, smart, data-passionate nonprofit professionals for a year of learning and knowledge sharing?

6 Cost Effective Ways for Nonprofits to Thank Their Donors

The holiday season isn't the only time your organization should be saying thank you and showing your appreciation of your supporters -- but it's a great time to start. In a recent podcast by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, fundraising consultant Claire Alexrad and Julia Wilson of One Justice shared their affordable methods of saying thank you all year round.

The "How" and "Who" of Emerging Market Tech Uptake

The dynamics of technology are changing rapidly in emerging markets, but leaders don't necessarily agree on all the details. To a great extent, technology drives economic development. Few would dispute that statement, but it's hard to predict-or sometimes even imagine-the magnitude of that impact.

Success with Simple Development Systems

Landing your first million-dollar gift...writing that appeal letter that results in a 40% increase over last year...having a $250,000 bequest gift land in your mailbox... The sexy side of fundraising to be sure. But it takes hard work and fundraising the right way to get there.

Consider disability at the outset, tech designers told

WASHINGTON DC] Designing technological products that can be used by everyone, regardless of whether or not they have any disability, would be a win-win situation, a meeting has heard.

A Piece of Cake

Uploaded by Everett Program on 2014-02-06.

A solar-powered future for India's Ladakh region

Ladakh, a cold, desert region high in the western Himalayas, is abandoning fossil fuels and embracing clean energy. For years, residents have relied on fossil fuels imported from nearby valleys. But transporting kerosene and diesel, as well as firewood, proved to be expensive and trucks added further to the air pollution in the region.

Why Is Rebranding So Hard? - PhilanTopic | PND | Foundation Center

(Sarah Durham is the president of Big Duck, a communications firm that helps nonprofits connect with supporters, build awareness, and raise money. This post originally appeared on the Philanthropy Front and Center - Washington, D.C., blog.) Rebranding processes can be miraculously transformative or deeply unproductive; I've seen several examples of both.

Poverty Alleviation is Focus of APTE Social Entrepreneurship Summit

It's one thing to engage in charitable giving in order to help out another human being, or a cause that we support - that's as easy as reaching in our pockets and pulling out some cash.

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.