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Hey Girl, I See What Your Nonprofit Is Doing 

July 26, 2013

By: Melissa Raimondi

You’ve seen them all over Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, and Pinterest: grumpycats,talking babies, even Ryan Gosling. Entertaining memes have exploded across the Internet. But have you also noticed an uptick in charitable memes, memes that are doing good? Many nonprofits are capitalizing on the popularity of memes to gai… Read More

Summer reading picks for changemakers and fundraisers 

July 1, 2013

By: Caryn Stein

Recently we asked some of our favorite fundraisers and social do-gooders to share their summer reading lists. If you’re looking for inspiration, here’s a good starting point. The top pick for the summer appears to be Give and Take by Adam Grant. Sasha Dichter, Chief Innovation Officer of Acumen, along with … Read More

What the latest online trends mean for your cause 

May 31, 2013

By: Caryn Stein

This week, Mary Meeker presented the 2013 Internet Trends report during the All Things Digital D11 conference. Meeker’s report is consistently a treasure trove of data, trends and opportunities within the digital world. This type of insight is incredibly useful for nonprofit fundraisers as we navigate how to effe… Read More

On sprinting and passing the baton 

May 23, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

Many, many years ago I ran the 4 X 400 relay on my track team. I was no star, but I loved the race. It’s a long, tough sprint that leaves you completely spent yet strangely exhilarated. The coach used to tell me to leave nothing behind on the track. The trick at the end… Read More

Better meetings: BLUF and the three WHATs 

May 14, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

Last year, I was talking about the critical importance of getting to the point quickly in meetings – and in messages – and a friend who is in the Navy taught me about BLUF. That’s the acronym they use in the military for Bottom Line Up Front. In a military setting, BLUF communications allow people… Read More

On a personal note: A moment that shaped me 

May 10, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

I posted this on LinkedIn this week and thought I would share it with you. I was asked to write about what inspires me. I think “inspire” is perhaps not the right word given the tragedy I describe here. It was unspeakable. This is how it has shaped me, ever since. It held the fundamental… Read More

Nonprofit blog carnival: Your 25 pieces of best advice 

April 30, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

For the month of April, I’m hosting the nonprofit blog carnival. A carnival is a mix of contributions from bloggers and readers on a shared theme, and I chose the theme, “best advice.” I asked you the following question: What was the one, best piece of professional advice you ever got and why? How has… Read More

On a personal note: In support of leaning in 

April 25, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

This week, I published a personal post on my LinkedIn blog. I thought I’d share it here. I was asked by LinkedIn to post on the theme of “my best career mistake.” You can view the original post here. I welcome your reactions and thoughts. Eight years ago, I found myself scraping the tops off… Read More

A post for when you’re stuck on replay 

April 18, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

Photo via BigStockPhoto. Are you stuck on replay? Do you do the same things, the same way, over and over? It’s easy to have this happen, and it’s honestly what I fear most. “Replay” can be somewhat effective if you’re sticking to what works well. The problem is it can also create an autopi… Read More

The state of the nonprofit sector? Not so hot. 

April 2, 2013

By: Katya Andresen

The Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) has released its annual State of the Sector survey, and it shows nonprofits like yours are struggling with a tough funding environment and increasing need for the services you provide. This is requiring tough choices – and changing the way you do business, according to the survey.… Read More

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