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What I Learned About Philanthropy, Fundraising, and Social Impact at IFCAsia in Bangkok

Last month, I was honored to co-teach a master class and workshops on digital strategy and crowdfunding with Cambodia colleague, Tharum Bun, at the first IFCAsia in Bangkok.    I learned so much about the digital challenges facing Asian NGOs, how these are similar or different from NGOs in other regions, met and connect with amazing people, and was inspired by the speakers I heard and the workshops I took for my own learning.… Read More

4 Signs You Are A Burned Out Nonprofit Fundraiser

You’ve smiled through back-to-back-to-back-to-back meetings with donors and your best donor prospect just cancelled on you, and now you’ve got to finish that grant report before you can go home.

It’s totally normal to feel super exhausted after a particularly rough day—but if every day is starting to feel rough, you might be close to burning out.… Read More

The Convergence of Social Activism, Donations, and Social Media: Episodic Giving In A Post Truth World

Here’s the latest evolution in episodic giving, WeCanResist.It, developed by Allyson Kapin and colleagues, the app turns Trump’s tweets into donations for social justice orgs like Black Lives Matter, Clean Water Action, National Center for Transgender Equality, etc.    This newest example of rage fundraising in an era of post truth is focused on helping less high profile nonprofits that are doing important social justice work and need funding to sustain their efforts to fight for democracy.… Read More

6 Insights The Sharing Economy Tells Us About The Future Of Fundraising

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Note from Beth:   December is a time when start to reflect on the past year and future online trends for fundraising.  The term “Sharing Economy” came to my attention two years ago after attending the SHARE conference in San Francisco and there were some implications for philanthropy.    

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Join me and @GuyKawasaki on #GivingTuesday to Support #WomensRights

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Every year since GivingTuesday has started, I’ve celebrated it with a fundraiser for a nonprofit cause that I care deeply about.   This year, on November 29, I will participate in a fundraising event with Guy Kawasaki hosted by Mozilla to help raise awareness and funds for Wake (Women’s Alliance and Knowledge Exchange).  … Read More