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Simple tips for social media use for non-profits

I’ve had several conversations in recent weeks with non-profit board members and executives wrestling with how to utilize social media in their fundraising efforts. They almost universally know they need to do something, but they don’t necessarily know what or how. As the success of the recent “Big Day of Giving” on May 6 illustrates, social […]

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Talking fundraising and nonprofits on the Powder Keg of Awesome

I had the pleasure this morning of talking fundraising, nonprofits, and a variety of related topics on the Powder Keg of Awesome, the venerable and often irreverent internet radio podcast now in its third year on the air. Hosts Jerry Kennedy and Jackie Dotson fostered a free-flowing session along with producer Michael Clark, and the […]

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Louder doesn’t always equal better

One of the great challenges for underserved populations in our country is of course access to higher education, which can be the determining factor in escaping poverty. For example, only 5% of Native Americans living on reservations can afford to go to college. There’s an ad campaign that’s been running for awhile now seeking to […]

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CASE looks at the buzz on LinkedIn’s new University Pages

New from the Council on Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an intriguing look at how LinkedIn’s new, much deeper approach to colleges and universities might impact advancement professionals, including both fundraisers and alumni relations staff. A worthwhile read! LinkedIn announced its new university pages feature this week and there’s been a lot of buzz, much […]

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Benchmarking Facebook page growth among Sacramento nonprofits

Very interesting glimpse by Betsy Stone at the growth in Facebook presence/following among Sacramento-based non-profit organizations over the past nine months. Benchmarking Facebook page growth among Sacramento nonprofits

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