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Eight #17NTC Panels on our Radar

NTEN's #17NTC kicks off Thursday, March 23rd in Washington, DC. This is one of my favorite nptech conferences as it's always packed with three days of insightful panels and, of course, fun events like the annual #NTCBeer gathering and dance parties like the 80s Dance Party I'm co-hosting on Friday night.  

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  Topics: Online Advocacy, Nonprofit, fundraising, Social Media

I’m a Millennial. This is Why I Support Nonprofits

I’m a millennial in my early 20s. This admission requires me to embrace certain stereotypes. I’m aware of what many people think when they hear the word Millennial: a coffee drinking, gluten “intolerant,” smartphone obsessed, young person who often seems entitled. I’ll happily lean into many of these stereotypes—while writing this article, I stopped to take a Buzzfeed quiz titled, “What % Millennial Stereotype Are You.” 69 percent, as it turns out. So, yes, I’ll admit there’s some truth to certain negative beliefs about Millennials, however, there’s one stereotype I simply won’t cop to—Millennials are selfish. My generation is more than a collection of self-absorbed, and tech-obsessed young people, and the research proves it.

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  Topics: Online Advocacy, Nonprofit, fundraising, Social Media

Five Nonprofits Who Are Ruling Snapchat

Snapchat is a messaging app that has become increasingly popular with Generation Z, Millennials and Gen Xers and, while 92% of NGOs worldwide have a Facebook page, most organizations are still not taking advantage of Snapchat.

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  Topics: Online Advocacy, Nonprofit, fundraising, Social Media

Voting is now open for Care2's eighth annual Impact Award

The Care2 Impact Award honors outstanding achievements in the nonprofit sector.  Members of the nonprofit community nominated their favorite charity initiatives, and the judges have narrowed it down to five prize-worthy campaigns. 
 
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  Topics: Online Advocacy, Nonprofit, fundraising, Social Media

Global Tech Trends for Nonprofits

With technology taking over almost every part of people’s lives it has become more and more important for nonprofits to leverage different online platforms. Nonprofit Tech for Good along with Your Public Interest Registry just released the 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report, which details how NGOs across the globe are using different technology platforms. 

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  Topics: Online Advocacy, Nonprofit, fundraising, Social Media

Nonprofit Tips to Fundraise More Effectively

If your nonprofit is looking for insight to increase its fundraising, Blackbaud's Benchmark Report provides some great data. 
 
Email Still Matters
Even with yearly email list growth slowing down by 10% and strict laws in some countries like the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL), email continues to be one of the most important tools for fundraising. However, when crafting successful email campaigns, there should be a focus on quality over quantity. Consider doing a hybrid of organic and paid email list growth through reputable networks like Care2, who runs this blog.
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  Topics: Online Advocacy, Nonprofit, fundraising

The Greatest Photos and Messages from the Women's March and Protests

January 20 and January 21, 2017 will go down as one of the biggest moments in modern history where Americans and allies across the world (mostly) peacefully protested against Racism, Islamophobia, Transphobia, Sexism, and stood up to protect Prochoice, LGBT Rights, Healthcare Reform, and much more. It was inspiring to see millions of messages and art spread across signs and social media. I wish we would have seen similar momentum during the elections around these same issues, but this is where we are now.

Social justice organizations are now faced with harnessing the energy from the marches and protests. They will need to develop strategies to keep the momentum going to take on the Republican Congress and State Legislatures who will attempt to put laws in place that will remove the most basic human rights for people living in this country. Nonprofits and movement organizers have an opportunity to cultivate relationships with a lot more people who are just getting involved in social justice for the first time or re-engaging with it. But first we must document the incredible two days so we never forget.  

Here are some of the greatest signs, art, and messages we saw during the marches and protests. Think about some of the personal messages and images people wrote, drew, and screen printed, on their signs as you reflect on what comes next. 

 
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  Topics: Online Advocacy, Nonprofit, fundraising, Social Media, Marketing

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