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Going for Goal: Shared Knowledge Inspires Successful Giving Days

Note for Beth: Most of my work over the last twenty years in nonprofit technology has been focused on designing and facilitating capacity building projects, specifically training and peer learning projects that help participants successfully learn and apply skills using online technology, social media, networks, measurement, training design or other topic.  

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How the Latino Community Foundation Used Learning and Pivoting to Get Better Fundraising Results


Note from Beth:
What if your organization embarked on its first ever crowd funding campaign with a goal of raising $50,000 and only raised $10,000?   Would you stop doing crowd funding, social media infused fundraising and revert back to traditional methods of fundraising?  

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How One Nonprofit Used Social Media for Damage Control During A PR Crisis That Erupted During a Fundraiser

Note from Beth: I’m facilitating a peer exchange for the Knight Foundation for a group of grantees that are hosting a Giving Days over the next year using its recently published Giving Day Playbook.   The idea is not only for participants to acquire the skills and knowledge to host a successful giving day, but for them share and transform practices together.  

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#FacebookAdGrants: What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

Over the years,  I’ve attended events where a representatives from Facebook shared with nonprofits how to use the platform more effectively.   During the Q/A after the presentation, one of the most frequent questions asked has been, “Will Facebook be making grants to nonprofits?”   The answer is always something along the lines of “We are giving the platform to nonprofits to use for free.”       Earlier this week, in line with that CSR strategy, Facebook announced that it was rolling out a “Donate Button,”  a feature that would allow Facebook users to make a donation to a nonprofit from the brand page and in posts that shared in the newsfeed.    … Read More

#GivingTuesday Lights Up Generosity (and Time Square)!

On Tuesday,Dec.3rd,  the GivingTuesday logo was blazing in neon on Times Square.   The hashtag, #GivingTuesday, was trending on Twitter.    As some nonprofit insiders complained, #GivingTuesday is making too much noise.  And indeed it did:

  • The #GivingTuesday hashtag was used 269,000 times in the 24 hour December 3 period, (as well as 406,000 times in the last 7 days, and 514,000 times in the last 30 days). 
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