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4 Ways to Use Facebook to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

As the first generation to grow up with modern technology so easily at our fingertips, Millennials have reengineered the way  information is delivered and consumed. Every day, Millennials like me are turning to social media on their mobile devices, tablets, and desktops for information on the latest tools, news, resources, gadgets and opportunities to make our lives…

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Predictive Modeling vs. Wealth Screening: Effective Segmentation Programs Require a Healthy Mix

Whenever I am on the road with clients the conversation always turns to a debate about the value of predictive modeling vs. the value of traditional wealth screening. It’s a great debate. Some tend to gravitate toward wealth data alone because it feels more tangible—or understandable—than predictive modeling. While others like that predictive models can…


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Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

We asked some of our favorite nonprofit tech friends to share ideas for how organizations can use social media to build meaningful relationships with their  supporters—donors, influencers and activists—and what that looks like on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. But first, what is social love and why does it matter? Social love is thoughtful engagement (liking, retweeting, commenting, following) with your…

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Donor Retention vs. Donor Acquisition: What Research Shows About Overall Online Engagement

When asked by organizations whether their online fundraising programs should focus on donor acquisition or donor retention, I say, “Yes.” As fundraisers, we don’t have the option of choosing; we must solicit from existing donors while simultaneously growing prospect lists and converting new leads into first-time donors. Yet time and resources are limited, so from…


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3 Steps for Avoiding Deficiencies During a Single Audit

(part 3 of 3 in Single Audit and Uniform Guidance series) The future of grants funding will increasingly go to organizations with “clean” audits. That is because the new risk assessment is heavily weighted to non-federal entities that manage grants well and pass their audits with flying colors.  The more you resolve areas of non-compliance, the…

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8 Tips for Radical Collaboration to Advance Your Mission and Help Strengthen the Social Economy

I celebrated a big anniversary recently (25 years as a professional serving at the same company). Besides the fact that people just don’t seem to do that anymore, it’s made me reflect on a lot of things. Like the speed of change technology has brought. (My first computer was a 386 with a dial-up email…


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Reflections from the World Economic Forum: Four Big Trends for Social Good Organizations to Watch

Part 2 in a 2-part Davos report for the Social Good Community (See Part 1 here) As a leader at a company that sits at the intersection of tech and social good, I came away from this year’s World Economic Forum inspired on both fronts. The emerging technology driving the 4th industrial revolution has incredible…

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How Will We Harness the Potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution for Good?  

Part 1 in a 2-part Davos Report for the Social Good Sector At this year’s World Economic Forum, one phrase was on everyone’s lips:  Fourth Industrial Revolution. WEF Founder and Chairman Klaus Schwab has sparked a worldwide conversation on the coming revolution. For background: The first industrial revolution occurred when water and steam were harnessed…


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Ready to Respond: Real-Time Lessons in Preparedness from the Headlines and the ACLU

Over the weekend, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) received $24,164,691 from 356,306 online donations. To put this surge of donations into perspective, the ACLU raised a typically raises $4M in online giving annually. In one weekend, the ACLU raised 6x what they typically raise online in a given year. No matter where we fall in the political spectrum,…

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How the ACLU Became Central to the #Resist Movement

Over the weekend, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) received $24,164,691 from 356,306 online donations. To put this surge of donations into perspective, the ACLU raised a total of $4M last year. In one weekend, the ACLU raised 6x what they raised in all of 2016. This massive increase in donations is a reflection of how passionate people are…