18 March 2011
Today we’re tackling some questions on tools and tactics for volunteer management that were asked in the most recent Wild Apricot blog reader survey. The reader questions fall into three areas: scheduling volunteers, tracking volunteer hours, and how...
23 September 2010
Can you imagine asking for $100, and telling your donor up front that $80 will go to the telemarketing company that interrupted his dinner, and only $20 to your non-profit? You know that it takes money to raise money for a cause. And your donors, for...
07 September 2010
Maybe you've already picked up a copy of The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change, by Beth Kanter and Allison Fine – but perhaps you’re still wondering if the book can help a small nonprofit like yours? The answer is, Yes! Networking is not just for the "big guys" out there.
26 April 2010
Up to 25% of American nonprofits – charities, trade associations and membership groups – will lose their tax-exempt status at midnight on May 15, when the provisions of a 2006 federal bill kick in. As the New York Times reported , late last week: The...
28 April 2009
Ten years ago, Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger laid out 95 principles for communicating with customers online. The Cluetrain Manifesto , sounded a visionary wake-up call that the Internet would change — was already...
02 September 2008
"As a donor to charity, what do we nonprofits do that irritates you? What’s caused you to stop giving to a charity?" Marc Pitman asked the tough questions on LinkedIn , a social-networking site with a business/professional focus where the demographic...
18 April 2008
Social media and social networking are hot buzzwords in the world of online marketing, but what do they mean in practical terms? Is social media marketing just a passing fad, or could it be a worthwhile strategy for your organization? In a survey done...
16 January 2008
Keep costs down with web-based services instead of purchasing software, urges Bruce Judson , a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Yale School of Management . His audience is primarily start-up businesses, but the advice is equally applicable to nonprofit...