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Recently I heard of the 3 Cups of Tea fiasco, with the founder buying hundreds of copies of his own book with the money of the organization. Gayle wrote, “this incident underscores how difficult it is for the boards of organizations led by founders to be vigilant in their fiduciary responsibility.&#. Go there now. Tweet This!

Mom Bloggers for Social Good

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So, Jennifer, decided to take that part of her mom conversation and create a new umbrella for it, Mom Bloggers for Social Good. In less than a year, over 1,000 mom bloggers from around the world joined Jennifer’s coalition. Like millions of other parents have done over the past ten years.

#Interview: Syam Buradagunta, Blogger & Co-Founder of Blue Sky Collaborative

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SYAM: It works best for organizations that have family-oriented causes. SYAM: That was really our mission from the get-go. It isn’t all us.

Using Facebook Targeting to Boost Performance on Organic and Promoted Posts

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Now page mangers can take advantage of those same targeting tools on organic content. Organic Post Interest Targeting. Drew Bernard.

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Marketer: Marketing Success from the Inside Out

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And if you’re someone who is accumulating vacation time without taking it, you’re hurting not only yourself but your organization as well.

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Corporate v. Nonprofit, 5 Lessons Learned When I Switched to Nonprofit Communications & Marketing

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Nonprofits tend to have more resource limitations than corporate organizations when it comes to dedicated staff and budgets. Guest Bloggers

Marketing Fundraising Events: The Ultimate Checklist

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Show them that they have a special place in your organization — you’d miss them if they didn’t attend! Fundraising Guest Bloggers

On Being A "Pro Blogger" -- Interview With Jane Genova

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That's what was returned on a Google search for "pro blogger jobs.". Why did you choose to go the "pro blogger" route? There’s more.

The 3 Worst Mistakes a Nonprofit Can Make When Trying to Acknowledge Online Donors

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Industry standards surrounding how organizations utilize their online presences have been shifting, but they are slowly solidifying. Kristina.

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Having a Book Club at Your Nonprofit

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We love what Melinda Billings at Peacehaven Community Farm came up with to bring key players in her organization together – a book club!

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Telling Your Nonprofit’s Financial Story

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After all, electronic data is only going to make it easier for reporters and bloggers to dig into your financial information. Peter Panepento.

BOOKMARK THIS: Big List of Twitter Chats for Nonprofits (Chat Tools, Too!)

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Guest Bloggers Nonprofit Communications nptech Social Networking Image Credit: p/6K8pMh. Try a Twitter chat! No cost.

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How We Created Our (First-Ever) Brand Identity

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With so many longtime members heavily invested in the organization, we expected some negative feedback. Graphic Design Guest Bloggers

Super Short is Super Sweet: Storytelling that Hooks Digital Donors

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If your organization wants to connect with younger donors and you’re looking for low- or no-cost approaches, these apps are a great place to start.

A Great Nonprofit Annual Report in a Fabulous Infographic

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Our organization is young, but because of the support of our community, we have experienced amazing growth. Liesl Manone.

10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

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" Simple and powerful, Twitter is a must for nonprofit organizations. It’s better to create a personal Twitter profile in order to only follow those select few you are interested in reading, but if you are going out on Twitter behind your organization’s logo a.k.a. The messages you send reflect upon your organization.

How to Make Online Donations Simple for Potential Donors

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Reading a great story and having to pause to search for the organization’s page just disrupts their emotional connection to the story.

5 Strategies for 2015 to Make You a Rockstar Fundraiser!

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It may feel like you’re saving money at that moment, but in reality, it is robbing the organization of the true value you bring to the table!

Nonprofits Should Play Offense, Not Defense, to Improve Reputation

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What’s more, he’s chosen to take on two well-respected nonprofit media organizationsorganizations that have reputations for thorough reporting.

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Mobile Fundraising 101: The Basics

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Here’s a short list of some of the types of organizations that use mobile to raise money: Faith-based organizations. John Killoran.

Forget the Media Kit, Create a Toolkit

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Most reporters would actually rather find a story organically rather than through official channels. Has your organization tried this approach?

Getting Started with a PR Plan

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That’s why we are excited to bring on a few new guest bloggers — including Sean Horrigan. Sean Horrigan. PR is powerful.

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Data! Data! Data! Where to Start?

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Lapsed Donors – So, what happened to all those donors your organization did not retain? Somya tells you where to begin. Data! They lapsed!

Infographics & Data Visualization: Not Your Grandmother’s Pie Chart – Part 1

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Most organizations have important data to present to their clients, members, boards of directors, and other audiences. Introduction. Charts.

Developing a Modern Public Relations Strategy

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Today, I’d like to share some suggestions on how your organization can approach its media relations in a more engaging way. Peter Panepento.

Want Better Payoffs From Your Donor Communication? Start Customizing It

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These are your most loyal donors; those who give to your organization year after year. Fundraising Guest Bloggers Nonprofit Communications

9 Tips for Creating an Editorial Calendar Chock Full of What Your Community Wants

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Diane Greenhalgh. Diane Greenhalgh joins us again with some more great ideas on creating content for your nonprofit.

Stop Approaching Public Relations Like It’s 2007

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I am very excited to welcome Peter Panepento to our distinguished list of regular guest bloggers. Peter Panepento. Quite a bit.

2 Strategies to Help Your Nonprofit Go Viral

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And it all starts with your organization’s culture. Guest Bloggers Media Relations VideoPeter Panepento. Think of Susan G.

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How to build trust in your organization

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I’m currently reading Trust-Based Selling , which was recommended by my friend and nonprofit marketing blogger Jocelyn Harmon. Interestingly, many of author Charles Green’s reflections on trust apply to the world of nonprofit marketing. Specifically, trust is the combination of: 1. Credibility: How people perceive our words.

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Successful Facebook Advertising on Less than $2 a Day

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A newer Facebook targeting option that can be particularly helpful to organizations with limited budgets is Location Outreach. Drew Bernard.

Butts in Seats: 5 Tips for Event Marketing Using Social Media

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This week, you are hearing from four guest bloggers about nonprofit events. Fundraising Guest Bloggers Nonprofit Communications events

Building an Effective Nonprofit Mobile Strategy

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Every organization has different audiences requiring different priorities and needs. Guest Bloggers Mobile Nonprofit CommunicationsGreat!

Top 5 Words to Avoid to Achieve Messaging Awesomeness

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We all crave an awesomely compelling way to talk and write about our organizations. Erica Mills. Guest Post by Erica Mills of Claxon Marketing.

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Creating a Culture of Data-Driven Philanthropy

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On top of that, every organization is structured differently and has different financial needs to support its mission. Anjali Deshmukh.

How Criteria Saved the Day

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Today she shares her organization’s process of creating a new tagline. Guest Bloggers Messages and Tag LinesJennifer Vander Molen.

Protecting Donor Information: What’s Your Security IQ?

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Guest Bloggers Nonprofit CommunicationsBill Sayre. We were glad that Merkle reached out to us to talk to you about keeping your data secure.

5 Translation Mistakes to Avoid in Your Multilingual Nonprofit Communications

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and today’s guest blogger and post are no exception. Patricia V. Rivera. Let’s hear from Patricia V. Guest Post by Patricia V.

Top 10 Things to Look For in New Board Members

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Even the most passionate board member is unhappy if they feel that they are not fulfilling their commitment to the organization. Gail Perry.

Setting Up a Social Media Listening Dashboard

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One very popular use of the dashboard concept is to monitor social media conversations about your organizations and issues. Christina Johns.