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Happy Giving Tuesday: How Board Members Participate

Before I take you behind the scenes of our NTEN board fundraiser for Giving Tuesday, let me ask you to consider to a donation of any size to support NTEN and the Nonprofit Technology Conference Scholarship campaign. NTEN believes that finances should not be a barrier for small organizations to be able to access the resources and connections that the Nonprofit Technology Conference offers, so every year they offer scholarships to those who might not otherwise be able to attend.… Read More

Book Review: Engine of Impact – Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Last week I attended the launch of the book, Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector by William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker, with a Foreword by Jim Collins.  The authors identify seven leadership best practices of high performance based on their extensive experience in the nonprofit and philanthropy sector.… Read More

The Surprising Truth About Donor Fatigue And What Nonprofits Can Do To Avoid It

Photo by Fuel Relief Fund on GlobalGiving

Note from Beth:  With the hurricanes, gun violence, and fires, I gave generously, including donations to Global Giving funds.  I surpassed my giving budget for disaster relief giving.  However, I still plan to make my year-end gifts (during Giving Tuesday), but I couldn’t help but wonder about donor fatigue and if there will be any impact on year-end campaigns. 

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The Perils of Fake News, Coordinated Misinformation, and Social Media Addiction

There have been many news articles recently about social media for evil: How Facebook, Twitter, Google, and even Instagram have been abused for coordinated misinformation paid social media or advertising to influence our political system. Find out what funders are doing to fight it in this upcoming Media Impact Funders webinar series.… Read More

Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

It has been ten days since Hurricane Maria has devastated the Island of Puerto Rico. We have read the harrowing news reports about a lack of food, electricity, and water and people dying. We are horrified by the scale of destruction and suffering of our fellow Americans as they wait for aid to reach them.… Read More