Monday, August 31, 2015

From the category archives:


How are you going to change the world in 2012?

January 4, 2012

Maddie Grant threw down a glove challenging a number of people to participate in a meme answering the question “How are you going to change the world in 2012?” It’s a great question. I love the chaos theory metaphor called the butterfly effect. The idea is that a small, relatively insignificant act can created marked […]

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Nonprofit Webinar Series – Social Fundraising

June 14, 2011

Whether you work with a grass roots organization or a humongous nonproft you know that social media can be an effective way to make your message more visible out there in the world. But just posting a video, creating a Twitter account or a Facebook page will not bring droves to sit at your feet […]

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QR Codes – Inexpensive Fundraising for NPTech?

November 23, 2010

In this economy, not to mention at this time of year, a nonprofit really has to pull out all the stops in order to get noticed above all the others vying for support for their services. New York’s City Harvest is kicking off a  campaign that uses QR (Quick Response) codes on signage in phone […]

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Public Radio Programming

September 28, 2010

As I said in yesterday’s post, I spoke at the the Public Radio Program Director’s conference, and it was full of amazing people who are passionate about what they do. People like Valerie Geller, who teaches broadcasters to “not be boring” and create a powerful radio presence. Boy, that’s something all of us presenters could […]

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The Abundant Water Project

June 23, 2010

There are some really wonderful nonprofits out there that work to develop water resources in places where water is scarce. But what about when there is water all around but none that’s safe to drink? This is what’s happening in Southeast Asian countries. Sure there’s water but it’s not safe water. Top that with limited […]

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Responsibility in Social Media and a Request

May 10, 2010

I’ve been very fortunate over the years to be able to do what I’m passionate about for a living. In the podcast last week with the Jennifer Lindsay we talked about the responsibility of those of us who have social capital and the knowledge to use social media to use it to help others. Whether […]

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#10NTC recap- You shoulda been there!

April 13, 2010

This is the second year I’ve attended the Nonprofit Technology Conference and I have to say it’s hands down the best conference I go to. Not only is it well organized and full of great presenters and speakers, the people that attend this event are just so inspiring. It’s always been a part of our […]

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Crowdsourcing #SOCIALMEDIA NONPROFIT tweet

April 4, 2010

Crowd sourcing is just an amazing way to get things done. When you can tap into the consciousness of hundreds or thousands of people at a time through social media remarkable things can happen. Send out the call and you can raise money in a disaster , true, but it’s not only money. People create […]

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SXSW and NTC- Got your conference plan yet?

March 2, 2010

I’ve got two large conferences coming up in the next two months and I’m busy planning so I can get the most out of these opportunities possible. The first conferences is South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi)and although I’m not speaking at this one I’m still very excited about being there. Why? Are you kidding? This […]

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Can You Grant a Social Media Birthday Wish?

January 11, 2010

Today is Beth Kanter’s 53rd birthday, and her one wish for her birthday is this. She wants 53 of her loyal friends and followers to help raise money for some Cambodian kids. I think it’s actually the third year in a row she’s done this, and she’s never been shy to use a presentation or […]

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