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#IFC2015: Viral Fundraising Campaigns One Year Later: What Can We Learn?


Prepping for our Big Room Session at IFC

After keynoting during a plenary session 2014, I was thrilled to be invited back to the IFC (International Fundraising Congress), a conference for fundraisers from around the world to facilitate a Master Class on leadership on social media, Workshops on using design thinking for crowd funded campaigns, and moderate a Big Room session on viral fundraisers.… Read More

Two Opportunities for Nonprofits to Power their #GivingTuesday Campaigns — Facebook Ad Credits & #MyGivingStory


I’m just back from two weeks of inspiring work where I participated in a training for women organizations in the Ukraine and the International Fundraising Congress in Holland.   So, expect more some posts this week from about what I learned.  But despite jet lag and an over flowing email in box, I wanted to write up two opportunities for nonprofits that could help them power up their year end and Giving Tuesday Campaigns.… Read More

#1MilliForJadudi: A Crowdfunding Campaign in Kenya to help Cancer Patient


In 2010, I had an opportunity to do a Networked Nonprofit workshop in Kenya.  That’s where I met Zawadi Nyong’o, a young Kenyan woman and social change activist.

After the workshop, I hung out with participants providing some coaching.  … Read More

Help Empower Women Rights Organizations in the Ukraine



A branch of my family tree is from the Ukraine.   At the age of 13, my grandfather left his country and ended up as a refugee in America.    Despite harsh conditions, he made a new life in a new country, but never forgot his homeland.… Read More

#Buypens – Social Media and Crowdfunding Helps Syrian Refugee


People who know me well, know that I have an obsession with pens and magic markers.   So, when this viral fundraising campaign – #BuyPens – to help Syrian refugee came across my radar, it immediately caught my attention.

When Gissur Simonarson, an activist from Oslo, Norway, shared a photo on Twitter last week of a father selling pens on the streets of Beirut as he cradled his sleeping daughter, the tugged at the heart strings of the 6,000 followers on Twitter.    … Read More