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Bridging the Opportunity Divide – Empowering Youth to Imagine and Realize their Futures

Note from Beth: During the Mashable Social Good Summit earlier this week,  I ran into Akhtar Badshah from Microsoft with colleagues who were on a panel to discuss the challenges facing youth today or the “opportunity divide.”    Their solution is Microsoft YouthSpark.

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5 Ways to Make LinkedIn Board Connect Work for Your Nonprofit

Note from Beth: Last week, I wrote about the launch of LinkedIn’s Board Connect tool that helps nonprofit identify potential board candidates through searching the networks of their board members on LinkedIn.  In the comments, there was some thoughtful discussion about best practices for identifying, screening, and cultivating board members.  

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Deepening Engagement, One Drawing at a Time

Note from Beth: Just as I was leaving for Cambodia,  there was a great discussion within a comment thread over on my blog brand page on Facebook in reaction to post about the HSUS Facebook post that went viral.   Darren accepted my offer to share a post to deepen the discussion about engagement.

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Use Social Media to Reel in Big Fish Donors

Use Social Media to Reel in Big Fish Donors Guest Post By Geri Stengel, Ventureneer

Note from Beth: We know that social media can bring in the small dollar donors, but what about larger gifts?  This is a question that was answered in a study from 2009 and the answer is yes.Read More

Tell the Packard Foundation’s Organizational Effectiveness Program How You Think They Should Do Their Work!

Note from Beth:   This is an ongoing series from the Organizational Effectiveness Program team at the Packard Foundation about developing their program funding strategy in an open way or what has been dubbed “Learning In Public.”   In March, at the  GEO Conference (Grantmakers for Effective Organizations) Kathy Reich, Director, Organizational Effectiveness Program at the Packard Foundation and Jared Raynor, Director of Evaluation at TCC Group and I shared some lessons learned about “learning in public,” including case study about how the OE program analyzed its “goldmine” of grantee data to lay the ground for the development of the funding strategy.  Read More