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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

Facebook Launches Donate Now Button for Nonprofits: Field of Dreams?

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Yesterday, after a planning call with colleagues for a  session I’m moderating at IFC called “Viral Fundraising Campaigns One Year On,”  I noticed a promoted post in my stream for the ALS Icebucket Challenge with a donate button.     Wow, two juicy news events in one post!… Read More

What Sesame Street Can Teach Us About Giving Days

Flickr Image from Carlos ZGZ

Note from Beth: For the past two years, I’ve had the honor of facilitating a peer learning exchange of Knight Grantees who are hosting Giving Days.   Later this morning,  I’ll be moderating the first of a series of webinars about how to take Giving Days to the next level.  

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6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Image courtesy Tsahi Levent-Levi via Flickr

Note from Beth: I hope you are enjoying summer break as much as I am!   I’ve taken a little break from blogging to enjoy some much needed family time.    I’m lucky because my colleague, Joe Waters, offered me a guest post for your to read while I’m away from blogging.  

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