Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Share Your Posts on Inspiration and Innovation

Lori Halley 28 May 2014 0 comments

In June, we're hosting the Nonprofit Blog Carnival. While we won’t be serving up any snow cones or cotton candy, we do hope to offer a round-up of insightful posts from non-profit bloggers. 

The theme this month is non-profit inspiration and innovation. 

It's been a long, cold winter, but summer officially begins in June (with the summer solstice). That got me thinking about (and hoping for) bright rays of sunshine. And that led to thoughts about inspiration. 

There are so many amazing people and stories behind every non-profit or charity. There are those whose courage in facing adversity inspires us to get involved, raise or donate funds. There are individuals whose ideas and leadership have inspired innovative solutions or entire social movements. Sometimes, it's an event, a video, a movie or a book that draws us to a cause.  

For this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival, we want to hear all about inspiration. For example: 

  • What inspired you to get involved with your non-profit or start a career in this field?
  • Was there a person, book, movie, speech, etc. that had an inspirational impact on your work?
  • Do you have any words of inspiration for young non-profit staff, volunteers, and board members just starting out?

We’d also like to hear how you or your organization found inspiration to innovate: 

  • Perhaps you’d like to share a story about how one small idea led to a successful project that helped your community?
  • Maybe an idea for an event led to innovative fundraising and community support?
  • What inspirational ideas (tips or tools) might help non-profits innovate? 

Share your blog posts on inspiration:

We want to hear about anything related to non-profit inspiration or innovation. 
It could be a post you've published recently that fits the topic, or a story you've been wanting to tell – send it along. 

How to participate:

Submit your blog posts by emailing your permalink to nonprofitcarnival@gmail.com – by end of day Monday, June 23, 2014. 

In your email, be sure to include:

  • Your name
  • The URL of your post
  • A two or three sentence summary of your post

  • Then on June 26th, we'll publish a round-up of selected posts right here on the Wild Apricot Blog.

    We can’t wait to receive your submissions! In the meantime, if you’d like to check out the May Carnival Round-up about loyalty (hosted by Erik Anderson) – visit the Donor Dreams Blog

    Nonprofit Blog Carnival Updates

    If you’d like to receive email reminders about the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, you can sign up to join the “Friends of the Carnival” here.  

    Don't forget to check back on the Wild Apricot Blog on Thursday, June 26 to see the round-up of posts on non-profit inspiration and innovation.


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    Published Wednesday, 28 May 2014 at 8:30 AM

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