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An Open letter to Crowdfunding Companies from the California Association of Nonprofits

Note from Beth:  The crowdfunding industry has sponsored legislation in California to clarify what is legally permissible. The legislation signals the need for more responsible and ethical practices that support nonprofits, donors, and platforms.   CalNonprofits anticipates more state and federal policy efforts to emerge as this industry and these practices mature and has released this Open Letter to Crowdfunding Platforms.

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TechSoup Launches Growth Capital Campaign with Direct Public Offering

TechSoup is one of the pioneers of the nonprofit technology sector. Over the past 30 years, they have built the world’s largest network of nonprofit organizations, funders, and corporations – all striving for social impact through technology.

Last night I attended a celebration for TechSoup’s  Growth Capital Campaign to raise $11.5 million over the next three years.… Read More

Giving Planner by Giving Compass

I don’t know about you, but with everything that is going on in the world today – from natural disasters and political issues – I’m frequently being asked to donate to different causes. And I do give to disaster relief or practice “rage giving,” but I also want my giving to make a difference and have the most impact.… Read More

#MyGivingStory Contest 2018


I am thrilled to be a judge for #MyGivingStory 2018!  So, of course, I want to encourage you to share your giving story and compete for cash grants for your favorite nonprofit organization.

#MyGivingStory is a social media storytelling contest that fosters a public conversation about giving and inspires more people to give.… Read More

Recap: Twitter #GivingTuesdayMyths Chat Hosted by Salesforce Foundation

Yesterday Allison Fine and I participated in a chat hosted by the Salesforce Foundation and moderated by Emily Goodstein on the topic “GivingTuesday Myths.”  I have to say that the best thing shared was from Rob Cottingham who illustrated a key point about the importance of building relationship and engagement!… Read More