Friday, September 11, 2015

Five ways charity leaders can encourage innovation | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian

Five ways charity leaders can encourage innovation | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian: "Five ways charity leaders can encourage innovation
From Google’s innovation time to assessing a senior team’s capability, organisations can do a lot more to embed a digital culture"



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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tool Kit: How to Use Data to Advance Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Tool Kit: How to Use Data to Advance Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Your database is a gold mine,” says Emily Courville, director of analytics at the Humane Society of the United States. “There is so much you can learn about what your donors are doing if you just start to look.”

Nonprofits have long used data to drive their fundraising efforts. But the complexity of charities’ analyses has shot up as statistical tools have become easier to use, the cost of computing power has dropped, and more vendors provide analytics services designed specifically for fundraising."



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Milestone Crowdfunding Acquisition: NonProfitEasy Buys Fundly - Forbes

Milestone Crowdfunding Acquisition: NonProfitEasy Buys Fundly - Forbes: "n what could be a sign of the maturing of the crowdfunding industry, NonProfitEasy has acquired Fundly, the crowdfunding site widely used by nonprofits, and simultaneously rebranded the entire business Fundly."



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'Spoontember' Campaign Aims to Spur Action on Hunger - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

'Spoontember' Campaign Aims to Spur Action on Hunger - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "National food-bank network Feeding America is running a monthlong multimedia effort branding September as "Spoontember" to raise awareness and spur giving to combat hunger, writes Digiday."



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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Online Security A Major Issue For Fundraisers - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

Online Security A Major Issue For Fundraisers - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times: "Cyber security has become a leading cause for concern among managers at nonprofit organizations. Some 81 percent of 470 respondents ranked cyber security as among the top 10 risks in their organization, including 24 percent of those surveyed who ranked it in the top three."



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5 Tips for Getting Media Pickup for Your Fundraising Campaign

5 Tips for Getting Media Pickup for Your Fundraising Campaign:



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[Infographic] Your 'Ice Bucket' Dollars at Work - PhilanTopic | PND | Foundation Center

[Infographic] Your 'Ice Bucket' Dollars at Work - PhilanTopic | PND | Foundation Center: "[Infographic] Your 'Ice Bucket' Dollars at Work
SEPTEMBER 05, 2015
Although it couldn't have predicted it, the ALS Association struck gold when it introduced the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last summer. And, as we reported a week or so ago, scientists are crediting the funds raised through the campaign — more than $115 million in the U.S. and an estimated $220 million globally — with supporting a major breakthrough in the search for a treatment for the always-fatal disease. The infographic below breaks down how the dollars raised through last year's the challenge have been used."



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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Can the 50-Minute Phone Rule Change Your Life? - Vogue

Can the 50-Minute Phone Rule Change Your Life? - Vogue: "Instead of laughing in my face for speaking in clich├ęs, Simon shared that he’d taken motivational speaker and author Brendon Burchard’s advice on giving up “screens”—not just phones, but laptops and TV as well—for the first and last 50 minutes of his day. “It’s changed my life,” Simon later told me in an email."



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Up to £3,000 available to charities that upgrade to faster internet » Charity Digital News

Up to £3,000 available to charities that upgrade to faster internet » Charity Digital News: "Many charities in 50 cities across the UK have access to vouchers worth up to £3,000 towards the cost of installing improved broadband connectivity thanks to the government’s Super Connected Cities (SCC) programme.
The vouchers are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis to companies as well as charities and are expected to run out soon – charities are strongly urged to look into whether they can benefit sooner than later."



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