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Summer School: Test Drive: Using #GivingTuesday to Experiment with New Fundraising Strategies

 

How many of you who work for nonprofits are getting asked to “come up with an icebucket challenge” for your annual fundraising campaign?  Or maybe it’s caught your attention and you are more realistically asking, “What can we learn from the icebucket challenge apply to our year-end giving and integrating social media in fundraising?”

Participating in a local or national giving day may help you work on that second question.  … Read More

Conan O’Brien: Stop Talking About Red Hats & Do A Monologue About Charitable Giving

I think Conan should join the #GivingTuesday movement and get more followers. Sign my petition to ask Conan to do a monologue about #GivingTuesday.

On Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Conan poked fun at me because I have more LinkedIn followers than him.… Read More

#GivingTuesday: How Sharing Best Practices Is Building A Global Philanthropic Movement

GivingTuesday,  a day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season that celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations, will take place exactly 28 days or four more Tuesdays from today.   GivingTuesday is building on the success of its first year — moving from an grassroots-style event organized on a short time schedule to a global charity movement.      … Read More

Guest Post: Celebrating Beth’s Five Years As Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation

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Note from Beth: Yesterday, I was the honored guest at a Google Hangout hosted by the Packard Foundation to celebrate the work that I have done over the last five years as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation.    

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You Are Invited: Packard Foundation Hosting Google Hangout on Oct 29th at 3 PM PST to Celebrate My 4 Years As Visiting Scholar

This tweet was sent a Packard Foundation board meeting four years ago.  By today’s standards, it isn’t earth shattering.   But, this was back in 2009 in the days when you mentioned Twitter and people would look at you with a puzzling expression or say sarcastically, “Isn’t that where people share what their cat ate for breakfast?”   It was part of a presentation I gave to the board about how networks were changing the way nonprofits were doing their social change and an advanced preview of book, “The Networked Nonprofit,” the writing, of which, was supported through my role as Visiting Scholar.… Read More