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PhilanthroTech: How Nonprofits Are Using Crowdfunding

Note from Beth: I’m headed down to Austin, TX for SXSW where I will have the pleasure of facilitating a workshop on measuring social media with KD Paine with case studies by David Neff and Carie Lewis.   David is based on Austin — wanted to share with you a post about crowdfunding to celebrate Austin Giving Day #AmplifyAtx that raised over $2 million earlier this week.

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Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

I was thrilled to be profiled in Fast Company’s Generosity Series this week.    Generosity is baked into my DNA and I can’t help it. I don’t do this with an expectation of any return–financial or otherwise.  I’ve been volunteering for community causes since I was a kid, something my family encouraged.… Read More

2 Strategies for Overcoming Common Fundraising Challenges All Nonprofits Face [Infographic]

Note from Beth: As we head into the home stretch of the giving season, there are lots and lots of wonderful holiday giving campaigns and plenty of fundraising data to guide strategy.  Frank Barry offers this guest post with some advice about how to succeed with nonprofit fundraising in 2013.

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Benevolent: Failing Fast To Fill Gaps in the Safety Net

Note from Beth: I recently met Megan Kashner who is  founder and CEO of Benevolent, a nonprofit with a mission to bring dignity and self-determination to both sides of the giving equation for social service agencies. The Benevolent fundraising platform helps people living in low-income circumstances to make progress toward personal goals of self-sufficiency that may hinge on a one-time need or opportunity—like the example in the video of Stefanie who needs $700 for security deposit for an apartment.

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A Fundraising Cliff? What does the data say?

Note from Beth: Here’s a guest post from my colleague Steve MacLaughlin that is a great example of “data informed fundraising.”

 

A Fundraising Cliff?  What does the data say? A Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin

Over the past few months I’ve been asked a lot of questions about giving trends: What explains the flat trend in overall fundraising?… Read More