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#Buypens – Social Media and Crowdfunding Helps Syrian Refugee

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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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@knightfdn Offers Free Webinar Series on Taking Giving Days to the Next Level

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Note from Beth: I’ve been facilitating a community of practice of community foundations, Knight Foundation grantees, over the past two years, that have been using the Knight Foundation Giving Day Playbook to take their practice to the next level.  

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