Are you ready for donors using LinkedIn?

Fundraising Coach

In teaching nonprofit social media , I call LinkedIn the "little engine that could.". Started in late 2002, LinkedIn has seen many social media platforms rise and fall. But LinkedIn keeps trucking along. Your donors are using LinkedIn.

How to Reach Out to Your Major or Legacy Gift Prospects Using LinkedIn


And I’m here to tell you that the better way is with LinkedIn. But first, some of you might doubt that LinkedIn will really work to help connect you with prospects. 93% o f users are college graduates and 37% have done post-graduate work or have degrees.

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Book Review: “The Facebook Marketing Book”

Cause Related Marketing

I joined LinkedIn way back in 2005. My LinkedIn account was half-finished for years before I could imagine any value in completing it. I’ve known about Facebook since the time when it was still limited to college-aged students. I started this blog in October 2006.

Want to be more effective in your fundraising? Get LEAN!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Share this on LinkedIn. Do you have too much to do? Want to go from this: To This? This is about utilizing Lean Manufacturing processes to get the fundraising tasks you need to do done in the shortest amount of time, always improving, and always looking for ways to do it more efficiently.

You can meet me at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations in February, March and April 2011!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Share this on LinkedIn. I will be teaching four workshops in February, March and April at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations at 5930 Middle Fiskville Road in Austin! Want to come out and learn? Click on the links below to register. How to Find and Cultivate Donors.

Amazon is giving away my book for free today

Fundraising Coach

I’ve also taught courses on internet marketing for business and for fundraising at colleges and graduate schools. Chapter 13 LinkedIn. Amazon is promoting my newest book Nonprofit Social Media: A beginner’s guide to building donor relationships from your desk.

Must Not Sleep! Must Warn Others! And other tips from fundraising hip hopistas

Wild Woman Fundraising

This struck a chord with me, because I used to have my own radio show, back in college. First Name: Last Name: Email: Share this on LinkedIn. So as I write another blog post at midnight, I’m reminded “Must Not Sleep! Must Warn Others!&#. Let me explain.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is the only national conference expressly designed to prepare 400+ college students for a career in the social sector. MACPA / College Park, MD / $255.

YNPN presentation: Moving up in your nonprofit career: February 28th

Wild Woman Fundraising

How did I go from college graduate to Senior Development and Communications Officer, to Fundraising consultant? Share this on LinkedIn. This is exciting! Are you looking for a job at your desk right now?

Improve your nonprofit website by moving down the ladder

Wild Woman Fundraising

What if you’re a human services nonprofit, for example, a nonprofit that helps single moms finish college, like H.O.P.E. Well, as of this writing, I have 21,000 monthly readers, 1,100 enewsletter subscribers, 3,000 twitter followers, and 500+ LinkedIn followers.

Interview: Jason Dick, Owner of “A Small Change” Fundraising Blog

Non Profit Marketing 360

His seven years of fundraising experience include previous positions at a community college foundation and in human services. This interview series is produced with the generous support of the Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising Zone. “A A Small Change” is a blog about fundraising.

Leadership Training

Fundraising Coach

In a packed day, we''ll look at a brief history of social media, how it fits in with the fundraising cycle, and specific strategies for tools like websites, blogging, email lists, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and more.

Who Is Reading Your Blog May Be A Delightful Surprise

Diva Marketing Blog

The segment that was delightful surprise is young college women. Recently, Amanda Schwartz , Barnard College '13 reached out and asked if I would write something for Barnard College of Columbia University's newspaper The Bulletin ".

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lauren Lawson-Zilai

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

8:00 am – 10:00 am: As soon as I get in, I log on to Outlook, Facebook, LinkedIn, Hootsuite, Google+, Pinterest, and our internal communications portal, MyGoodwill. Lauren Lawson-Zilai.

Do you have a “super job”?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Heather: Adjunct college professor, Illinois. Share this on LinkedIn. I was in line at the co-op today and saw the cover of Mother Jones. It said, “Speeded up, more work for no pay.&#

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#INTERVIEW: Debra Askanase, Strategist, Offers Useful Advice To Nonprofits Using Social Media

Non Profit Marketing 360

Social media was just gaining traction – this was 2007 and Facebook had just opened up beyond the college crowd – and I made that leap, intuitively, that social media is really community organizing.

My Mistakes of 2013

Wild Woman Fundraising

Specifically, my earned income webinar, and my linkedin webinar. I knew how I reacted to hormonal birth control back in college but I assumed that there had been medical advances since then. It’s that time of year again! The time when I (shudder) open the kimono. you know, and you find I’ve been wearing the body of a guitar for underwear all along. That last phrase will make more sense if you watch this Kids in the Hall sketch.

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Reader Questions: Fundraising for a park-How can you identify visitors?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Put out a call for volunteers on, at your local college with an environmental program, on The Extraordinaires, and on volunteermatch. Share this on LinkedIn. Hey Mazarine, The issues I’m finding toughest to crack right now are around squeezing the most out of small budgets while making the most of new channels. To some extent, thus my recent Twitter learning experiment!

Why Online Fundraising is like Ice cream!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Check out this worksheet from the Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College. Share this on LinkedIn. Before we get down to it, if you are in Austin, and interested in being a more effective fundraiser, we still have a couple of spots left in my Lean Fundraising workshop at the Center for Nonprofits tomorrow. Get on it! This post is 3 posts for the price of one! Today I have a post on Causevox about how fundraising is like ice cream. Go check it out !

Smart Phones, Social Nets & E-readers

The Agitator

The biggest users — those with income of $75K or more, college degree, under age 45, African-American or Latino. Tablet ownership, now at 8%, appears to be leveling off; 17% of those with $75K+ income own one, and 13% of college grads. 92% are using Facebook, 18% LinkedIn, 13% Twitter. Pew Research has issued three reports this past month on Americans’ use of new communications tools and platforms.

9 Words for Nonprofits to Avoid in 2011

Fundraising 123

this phrase continues to get a lot of play from nonprofits, colleges, and others raising money. We also rather liked this compilation of the Top Ten Overused Buzzwords on LinkedIn Profiles. Last January's " Words for Nonprofits to Avoid in 2010 " turned out to be Big Duck's most popular blog post of 2010. It warms the cockles of my heart to know that you all value words so much.

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Do you want to be a nonprofit consultant? Read this interview with Desiree Adaway

Wild Woman Fundraising

I was an International Development major in college and wanted to work and live in Africa. I started working with inner city youth at a summer camp while in college and was hooked. Share this on LinkedIn.

Social Media "Pioneers" Tell Why

Diva Marketing Blog

I started blogging because my partner had learned about blogging in his college course (adult learning) and thought it was a fantastic tool to connect people from all over the world. Barbara Giamanco - @BarbaraGiamanco Linkedin Began blogging 2004 (USA).

John Urschel Interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

MT: And then you went to the east coast and you worked at a larger college, right? Then I found myself eventually back in nonprofit fundraising at Amherst College which dukes it out with Williams College as the one or two top private liberal arts college in the United States.

Personal, Political, and Professional

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

I try to keep my Facebook "friends" to only social contacts and my LinkedIn "connections" to only professionals (doesn't always work out that way). I'm not a recent college graduate with pictures of wild parties filling my personal social media streams. The common sense advice that is frequently given about social media is to keep your personal and professional identities completely separate.

Give a lunch for professional development

Fundraising Coach

Ever since college, I’ve had a practice of inviting leaders I respect out to lunch. ” I’d also ask my network on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn (and would on Google+ if that had existed at that point): “If you could ask [insert guest name] ONE question, what would you ask?”

Don’t Start Social Media Too Late

A Small Change

For this reason I believe many are taking the “wait and see” approach to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other online tools. Let me give an example, a college student started a Facebook group for his college before the school and it now has over 900 members. Anyone searching for a group related to the college sees his group as the largest and joins it. Over the last number of weeks I’ve had the privilege of coaching a few people on social media. Web 2.0

Are You a New Volunteer Manager? Here’s Managing Volunteers 101

Wild Woman Fundraising

You’ll need: Idea of what needs to get done, and what volunteers could do, Volunteer job description, Profiles at,, Access to your local college campus volunteer/career office mailing list, Ways to appreciate volunteers. How can you manage volunteers?

The X Factor

Donor Power Blog

My profession is the backbone of how I structure my day, so LinkedIn counts. Maybe I didn't have online courses or Blackboard when I went to college, but my abilities are not limited to sending forwards that includes animated GIFs. Yup, we know that courting Gen Y is crucial for a cradle-to-grave fundraising strategy. Thanks, Amber:). And, yup, we know that cracking the giving habits of Boomers will literally make or break your fundraising efforts in the next decade.


Stories From Smaller Nonprofits: VolunteenNation

Diva Marketing Blog

This time it was a LinkedIn connect request from a young women. Traditionally, December has been Diva Marketing's Holiday For Small Nonprofits Series. It's a time when people who work in smaller nonprofts are welcome to tell their stories.

#INTERVIEW: Chris Forbes, Co-Author of Guerilla Marketing for Nonprofits, Offers Great Advice to Groups

Non Profit Marketing 360

I got involved with activities in my church and in college, and with overseas projects and missions and international students. Depending on your product, Pinterest might really help, or getting a presence on Google Plus or LinkedIn will be of better help.

Where were you 10 years ago on the internet?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I even had a job in the computer labs at my college. Everyone I knew in college read one internet comic: Pokey the Penguin. Share this on LinkedIn. 2000-vs-2010. This graphic is from here. Where were YOU on the internet 10 years ago? Did you have an email account?

Your burning social media questions answered

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Facebook tends to be better at reaching those in and right out of college using it for personal reasons, while Twitter is likely to be more useful to reach older professionals. One-off announcements on Facebook or LinkedIn aren’t enough by themselves Have you ever wondered…. Is it worth it for my organization to be using social media? How do I decide whether to Tweet/Facebook/blog? What amount of time should I spend on it? What will I get out of it?

Do you want a Nonprofit Job in Austin, Texas? Be there February 15th!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Where: 5950 Middle Fiskeville Ave, Austin, TX, at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College. Share this on LinkedIn. Word on the street is that nonprofits are hiring again! really? Yes, The New York Times says so! So, do you want a nonprofit job? Are you curious about what it takes to get hired in this sector? Come out and hear me give a lunch and learn talk on how to jumpstart your nonprofit job search! Register here.

Networking grows more crucial in economic downturn


When I first graduated from college, I wasn't sure what to do with myself. In the years since I have graduated college, (and ok, it's not that many), I have been contacted numerous times through email and mail, like all alumni, to participate in local alumni events, donate, network, but never had the request to hire been so direct, and in some ways, so desperate. Basic message: we've got kids graduating college, on-campus recruitment is down, and we've got to get them into jobs!

EnRoute to Norfolk -- Spreading the Word re: Putting Social Media to Work to Strengthen Connections & Build Community

Getting Attention

Traveling down to Norfolk, VA today to deliver tomorrow’s all-day boot camp on social media for nonprofits, hosted by the Academy for Nonprofit Excellence at Tidewater Community College. Combo of intro to social media tools videos from CommonCraft and asking folks to set up personal LinkedIn and Facebook accounts, connecting with me in both venues and joining the LinkedIn group I set up.

How to triple your nonprofit’s revenue every year

Wild Woman Fundraising

I started out as a single parent in college with two young boys, and there wasn’t a lot of support for me, so as I completed my degree, which took me ten years. I bought both of your books, and after reading them, I thought, “I need to spend more time on LinkedIn.” What is the secret to tripling your revenue for your nonprofit? I am interviewing Kenita Pierce-Lewis , the President and founder of H.O.P.E. Inc , Helping Other People Be Empowered.

Interview With Alex Brown Author of Missionville

Diva Marketing Blog

I took a creative writing course at a local college, to learn the mechanics of writing fiction. I have a decent following on Twitter , Instagram and LinkedIn. Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Linkedin | YouTube | Amazon. My pal Alex Brown is a digital pioneer.

Getting your nonprofit story picked up by the press

Wild Woman Fundraising

Spectacular stories from various nonprofit news outlets on the high incidence of college campus rape, transportation money for cities, the healthcare lobby and more, did not get picked up. LinkedIn. Share this on Linkedin. Nieman Lab did a six month experiment trying to get nonprofit news in with the Associated Press. It didn’t work. At all. What went wrong? Apparently no one knew that this information was on the AP reader.

Oh My! New Website! What do you think?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I am speaking at various conferences, colleges and universities around the country. Share this on LinkedIn. So lately I had started to feel like I was living kind of a double life, or maybe a triple life, or a quadruple life!