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Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

I watched the news reports from Texas and was horrified at the scale of this disaster. I grew up on the Jersey shore where I’ve been evacuated due to storms, but I have never seen this level of disaster.  My heart goes out to the victims and I want to help.… Read More

7 Ways to Avoid Fundraising Burnout

Flickr Photo by Sam Livingston

Note from Beth:   This week I’ve been in Finland at the invitation of the US Embassy to do trainings.  On August 14th, I’m doing a FREE webinar with Soapbox Engage on how to raise more money and not burnout.  

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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