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How Two Nonprofits Use Social Media To Help Save Fish – #keepemwet #SaveMarinsCoho

Yvon Chouinard – Founder of Patagonia, flyer fisherman, rock climber, surfer and COHO ACTIVIST!

Posted by Catie Clune on Thursday, September 24, 2015

This weekend, I got to spend some time at a beautiful conference center on Falling Leaf Lake with grassroots environmental organizations at the Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference.  … Read More

Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement Process for Nonprofits

I was in San Antonio this week to facilitate an interactive master class for 300 nonprofits that was hosted by the San Antonio Nonprofit Council that hosts The Big Give, a very successful local giving day.  One of the goals of the giving day is to improve the local skills and capacity of nonprofits in online fundraising, and I was impressed at the level of knowledge in the room.  … Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Finding Inspiration and New Ideas for Facilitation Techniques

Last week, during the Google hangout hosted by the Packard Foundation, someone asked me where I get all my ideas for designing and delivering training.    Part of delivering instruction is being a good facilitation of people’s learning and there is no better way to learn how to improve your own technique than watching world class facilitators in action.  … Read More

Scary Nonprofit Contests, Social Media Content, and Campaigns: Happy Halloween!

Halloween offers a great hook for your nonprofit’s content strategy, a campaign theme, or special fundraiser.   You can also have some fun with your social media content.    Judging by the data on this Infographic by, people  love to participate – from handing out candy, hosting parties, and dressing in costume.      … Read More

Are Your Creepy Pitches Spooking Your Supporters? Pitch Fail and How To Fix It!

Flickr Photo by Las-Initially

Note from Beth: Last year at the NTC, I facilitated a plenary session on learning from failure – a topic that I’ve been curating for years and lately, have seen a number of failfests and failcons popping up including these two coming up in November – in NYC and SF.    

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