September 19, 2014
Listening to Feedback Improves Fundraising Results for Nonprofits

Listening to Feedback Improves Fundraising Results for Nonprofits

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WebThriftStore recently released a completely redesigned website and mobile shopping experience based on the valuable feedback collected from many charity partners and their supporters. The website’s new, totally streamlined design is a perfect example of how charities and the companies providing complementary fundraising services can work together to improve the experience for everyone.

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September 18, 2014
Taking Nonprofit Inbound Marketing Automation to the Next Level

Taking Nonprofit Inbound Marketing Automation to the Next Level

The following is the second part of this two-part cross-post series by Social Media For Nonprofits. Click here to read yesterday’s part one post, Basics of Social Automation for Nonprofits.  Click here to read the original version of today’s post.

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Following on from last week’s post about choosing a social listening and light automation platform, we’re now going to look at automation on a larger…

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September 17, 2014
Basics of Social Automation for Nonprofits

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The following is a cross-post from Social Media For Nonprofits’ July 24th blog article. Click here to read the original post. Please visit our blog tomorrow for the second part of this two-part series.

Everything we do in the nonprofit sector is done with budget constraints in mind, but that doesn’t always mean our organizations must go without. For example, the rise of digital means that…

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September 8, 2014
To the stage at the BBB Wise Giving Alliance 2014 Annual Seal Holder Meeting: @lindsaynichols chatting about our campaign to crush the #OverheadMyth (at ASAE The Center for Association Leadership)

To the stage at the BBB Wise Giving Alliance 2014 Annual Seal Holder Meeting: @lindsaynichols chatting about our campaign to crush the #OverheadMyth (at ASAE The Center for Association Leadership)

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September 5, 2014
Here’s to our next 20 years! #gs2020 @jacobcharold  (at GuideStar USA, Inc.)

Here’s to our next 20 years! #gs2020 @jacobcharold (at GuideStar USA, Inc.)

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September 5, 2014
Tomorrow is our anniversary, and we’re taking a moment to celebrate each other—and you! Thanks for making the last 20 years so great! #gs2020 (at GuideStar USA, Inc.)

Tomorrow is our anniversary, and we’re taking a moment to celebrate each other—and you! Thanks for making the last 20 years so great! #gs2020 (at GuideStar USA, Inc.)

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September 5, 2014
Celebrating Our Past, Looking to Our Future

Celebrating Our Past, Looking to Our Future

Buzz Schmidt was frustrated.  As a fundraiser and a donor, he’d encountered the same roadblock:  he couldn’t find the nonprofit information he needed.

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GuideStar’s President and CEO, Jacob Harold

On September 6, 1994, Buzz and four colleagues opened the doors of a small organization that would become GuideStar USA, Inc.  In just a few years, their efforts sparked a transparency revolution.…

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September 4, 2014
How do we think about political nonprofits?

Editor’s note: Lee Drutman is a visiting fellow at GuideStar. Lee has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and studies lobbying and money and politics. Formerly, he was a senior fellow at the Sunlight Foundation.

Political nonprofits (nonprofit organizations that devote resources to influencing public policy, either directly through lobbying, or indirectly…

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September 4, 2014
Throwing in the Towel

The following is a cross-post from Philantopic’s May 7th blog post. To view that original article, …

Throwing in the Towel

The following is a cross-post from Philantopic’s May 7th blog post. To view that original article, …

September 3, 2014
Pouring Lukewarm Water on the #IceBucketChallenge

It starts with a nagging muscle cramp. And then there’s a twitch in your leg that won’t go away.  Weeks later you notice that half your body is inexplicably weaker than the other half. Soon thereafter your breathing becomes labored. You go see one doctor, who sends you to another doctor, who sends you to yet another doctor. After a myriad of tests rule out other possible causes, you are diagnosed…

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