Kathryn Pauley

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What I Learned from College and Working 4 Years at The Hub (And What You Can Take From It)

What I Learned from College and Working 4 Years at The Hub (And What You Can Take From It)

I graduated last weekend. Cue the relentless flow of scared, excited, sentimental and nostalgic feelings. All of the feelings. For the most part I’ve held back my emotions and have yet to cry. (I’m sure it’s coming. Don’t worry, I’m not a robot.) But here’s what I’ve learned during this transitional phase—which naturally is all relatable to the nonprofit world.

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Top 10 Nonprofit Hashtags
Top 10 Nonprofit Hashtags to Spark Social Good

Top 10 Nonprofit Hashtags to Spark Social Good

By now we all know what hashtags are and how to use them properly, but what are the best hashtags? True to social media’s evolving nature, there are no exact answers to this question, but I can give you some solid winners to incorporate into your social media strategy. (And by winners, I mean hashtags that consistently reach a large number of social media users.)

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[Cause Camp] Roundup: Donor Appreciation, Avoiding Crappy Chairs and Other Key Lessons We Learned

[Cause Camp] Roundup: Donor Appreciation, Avoiding Crappy Chairs and Other Key Lessons We Learned

That’s a wrap on Cause Camp 2015. If you weren’t able to attend, no worries. I went for you. My excellent penmanship combined with my need to write meticulously detailed notes will hopefully serve you well. While I wasn’t able to attend every lecture that day, I know that every speaker dished out some seriously awesome knowledge to our lucky attendees.

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Finding Your Perfect Love: Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

Finding Your Perfect Love: Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

Grant writing is a lot like dating in college (I’m definitely speaking from experience here). You don’t go out on one date and call it good. You go on many dates—some are duds and some are worth further investigation. You don’t write one grant and expect it to end like a fairytale.

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Three Fundraising Pros Share Their Tips for Nonprofits of Every Size

Three Fundraising Pros Share Their Tips for Nonprofits of Every Size

At Nonprofit Hub, we root for organizations of all sizes. Whether you’re the little guy in a basement working on a dream or a well established NPO, we’re here for you. Being a startup ourselves, we understand the challenges of fundraising as a small organization. But we’ve also worked with nationally-known, well-established NPOs who face challenges in the fundraising.

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3 Ways to Recruit College Students for Spring Break Volunteering

3 Ways to Recruit College Students for Spring Break Volunteering

Spring break is rapidly approaching. While I’d like to lie to you all and tell you that it still looks like an Elvis movie, it looks a more like a scene from a movie starring Zach Galifianakis. (Cue the horrible mental images of kids making poor life choices at 9 a.m. on a beach somewhere—sorry, parents. Take a moment to text your children.)

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Why Your Nonprofit Doesn’t Need to Compete with the Big Kids

Why Your Nonprofit Doesn’t Need to Compete with the Big Kids

The Karate Kid, Harry Potter, Remember the Titans and Seabiscuit are some of the most classic tales of our time, and they’re stories of underdogs. Stories of people who were told they couldn’t, but proved society wrong and came out victorious. No matter if they’re...

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3 Donor Retention Strategies—Compliments of Molly Ringwald, Jessie J and Bruno Mars

3 Donor Retention Strategies—Compliments of Molly Ringwald, Jessie J and Bruno Mars

A couple of weeks ago, I got the chance to chat with Paul Strawhecker, an insightful nonprofit titan who has worked in the nonprofit sector for his entire career. His experiences range from fundraising and marketing to PR and grant writing (to name a few), so we thought he’d make an excellent interviewee for a follow-up story for our latest Nonprofit Hub Magazine issue focusing on donor retention.

About the Author

Kathryn Pauley

Kathryn is a regular contributor to the Nonprofit Hub. Soon to be college graduate, she enjoys helping nonprofits understand better how to reach the millennial demographic—cause we are living in a millennial world, and Kathryn's a millennial girl. With experience leading the largest student-run charity event on her campus, she looks forward to bringing her unique perspective to the Hub team every day.

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