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Paul Clolery - March 4, 2014Auctions at fundraising galas can be a snore. They can also interrupt a meal, however rubber the chicken might be. Whether it's a traditional bidding auction, a silent auction where bids are written down or new mobile bidding, if you don't have great items, you're not going to get premium dollars.

How Do Questions Improve Nonprofit Technology Training? | NTEN

What are some ways you can use questions to improve your technology trainings? What kinds of questions will lead your learners where you want them to go? See what I did there? Rather than talking about how useful questions are in technology trainings for nonprofits straight away, I started off by asking questions.

House Tax Reform Proposal Limits Charitable Deduction for All

Nonprofit leaders are voicing opposition to a tax reform proposal (executive summary, 32 pages, PDF) released by House Ways and Means Committee chair Dave Camp (R-MI) that would limit the charitable deduction at all income levels, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports.

Tech Empowerment with a Women's Weaving Collective

Chiapas Mexico is home to a group of women entrepreneurs. All they needed was a way to sell their products online. Fellow Kara Deyhle was there to help.

5 Online Donation Tools to Delight Your Donors

Online fundraising garners millions in charitable giving for the nonprofit industry every year, but there are so many options it can be difficult to find the right online donation tools for your organization. Here are some of our favorite online donation tools, with an emphasis on widgets and donate buttons.

3 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Twitter Lists

Oftentimes, the Twitter feed can be overwhelming - there is a steady stream of information to sift through and it doesn't slow down or stop to wait for you to catch up. Twitter lists can help your nonprofit overcome the fast-paced nature of the Twitter feed, and can help you curate information and tweets that may be useful or relevant to your nonprofit and its followers.

The strong development of actors in mobile micro-insurance

There are five different business models in mobile micro-insurance: 1. Insurers that target new segments, especially with low revenus, thanks to new products developped for the mass market. 2. Insurers that favor technology, especially relying on mobile payment means , but also for exemple bu using RFID tagging for livestock insurance.

Win Without War

Hasnain Nazar | Summer 2011 | Washington, DC Hasnain Nazar spent a summer in Washington, DC working as an intern with Win Without War, an NGO that produces action alerts, blogs and videos to run a campaign based on a more progressive national security strategy.

There's money out there: 4 good fundraising angles for your passion project

On Idealists in Action, we love to tackle your biggest obstacles to doing good. One we hear a lot is, "I don't have the skills or knowledge to start something." This week, we're taking that behemoth down.

The NonProfit Times - March 4, 2014Raising philanthropic support from private sources has taken on a new role at colleges and universities as support from states continues to dwindle at the same time that costs rise. The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) recently released a new publication, "The Board's Role in Fundraising," by Trish Jackson.

Lean Startup - The Lean for Social Good 101 Webinar - Lean Impact

Want to learn how social good organizations can adopt Lean Startup methods to boost their impact? Join us this Thursday, March 6th (11am PST - 12pm PST) for The Lean for Social Good 101 Webinar via The Foundation Center! Why The Lean Startup For Social Good?

Nonprofits Should Lead the Sharing Economy

The sharing economy is creating new business models, forcing traditional for-profit businesses to adapt or fall behind. The same will hold true for the social sector. Driven by the recession and evolving values, the sharing economy has become a movement heralding access over ownership and trust through transactions.

The Four Surefire Ways to Ensure Your Nonprofit Technology Training Is Successful | NTEN

Our session at the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference will share lots of great advice about what to do before, during, and after leading an effective technology training. The design work you do prior to delivering your session, if done well, can have a huge impact on whether your participants walk away inspired to practice their skills or apply their knowledge in the real world.

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