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What I Learned About Online Donor Engagement from Fundraisers in Brasil


Last week, I was in Sao Paolo for the ABCR Festival, the leading conference in Brasil for fundraising for nonprofit organizations. This was my third visit to the country. I delivered a keynote for Social Good Brasil in 2012 and for a conference on volunteering hosted by Fundação Telefônica in 2014.… Read More

Building Relationships within A Cause-Centered Community: Jeffersonian Dinners

A cause-centered community is a group of people who share a common passion for a cause.   They could be a group of people who support a particular nonprofit’s social change agenda or a group of people from different organizations united around a common challenge, idea, or cause.… Read More

How Nonprofits Are Using Games for their Mission Driven Work

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Note from Beth:I’ve been a fan of Games for Change Festival since 2006 when I first heard about it, almost ten years ago.  While I have not been able to attend every year, I do publish a guest post every year with a roundup of how nonprofits are embracing the use of games.

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New Playbook Resource: How To Engage Alumni

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I am a huge fan of Playbooks in the nonprofit sector as a capacity building tool.  A playbook is an online resource that is basically knowledge capture around a specific practice or type of program.  The playbook collects, organizes, and synthesizes best practices from “bright spots” and others adopting this practice.    … Read More

Methods and Metrics for Assessing Civic Tech

Note from Beth: My colleagues at Network Impact have released an important report about measuring and evaluating “civic tech” based on their experience working with Knight Foundation grantees.     It goes beyond just analytics tools to exploring tools, techniques, and data for measuring deep civic engagement, open governance, and inclusive decision-making.  

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