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How to Handle Haters on Social Media Without Getting Flustered

Haters Back Off is one of my favorite recent Netflix shows. YouTube star Maranda Sings essentially plays herself – a terribly flawed individual hell-bent on fame and fortune, no matter what cost, in the age of YouTube. Two thumbs up.   On her way to becoming famous, Miranda has to deal with haters – online, in…

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Socialbrite Partners with Newly Launched MissionBox

Socialbrite has partnered with MissionBox on their launch today! MissionBox.com operates on a freemium model and offers many free resources that help nonprofit leaders connect with that perfect peer who is seeking guidance. The goal? Stop “reinventing the wheel”, create a larger sense of community, and together, make a greater impact. MissionBox provides tools for nonprofits such as: Providing…


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Top 5 Nonprofit Conferences for 2017

By John Haydon There are so many amazing nonprofit conferences to choose from, many more than even just 3 years ago! So trying to figure out which conferences to attend can be daunting. Here are 5 of the most notable, can’t-miss nonprofit conferences in 2017 (in no particular order). 1. Cause Camp Cause Camp is a…

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The Nonprofit Colleague Gift Guide (Under $20)

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock ‘Tis the season for holiday gift exchanges and Secret Santas at the office and if you’re anything like me, picking out the perfect gift for the do-gooders in the office can seem daunting amidst the nonprofit year-end donation season, end-of-quarter board meetings, personal travel plans, and other gifts to give friends…


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New Humanitarian Aid Apps Provide Real-Time Access & Information

Relief Web, a humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters, and a digital service of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), recently released four mobile apps that aim to serve different members of the humanitarian aid community. Each of these app aims to solve a problem or address a challenge…

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5 Creative Ways to Engage Supporters with Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories create an extra layer of visibility for your nonprofit – whenever you want that visibility. Like Snapchat, Instagram Stories last for 24 hours. And like Snapchat, stories are told in a series of pictures and videos. Users who’ve published Instagram Stories within the past 24 hours appear at the very top of the…


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3 Tips To Get the Most Out Of Conferences

Photo courtesy of Mashable Social Good Summit Post by Caroline Avakian Fall conference season is getting underway, so I wanted to share a few helpful tips to help manage and maximize your time spent at a conference(s). You’ll be glad you set these in motion when you get back from your next event. Start with the end in mind…

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3 Ways to Make a Lasting Impression with First-Time Donors

According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, most first-time donors never come back to make a second gift. Nonprofits as a whole are losing 57% of their donors every single year. And 71% of first-time donors never return!1 Any fundraising professional will tell you that retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new donors. The quickest and surest way…


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Building your Nonprofits Thought Leadership Capacity

  Content marketing has risen to the forefront in recent years as an important tool (if not the most important) in the nonprofit communication toolbox. It’s about creating great content on your blog, through social media messaging, email, quarterly and annual reports, case studies, whitepapers, etc. At its core, content marketing is about communicating wisely with…

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When Your Biggest Enemy is Being Perfect

You spent five hours on that blog post to get it perfect, and you still haven’t published it. You can’t find that perfect image for Instagram, so you don’t post anything. And forget about video – you’ll never get that perfect so don’t even try. Done is better than Perfect Perfect slows everything down. Perfect…