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Nonprofits 6 Focus Areas for a More Organized & Successful Fundraising Event

6 Focus Areas for a More Organized & Successful Fundraising Event

Nonprofit professionals of all types seem to have a love-hate relationship with fundraising events. Events can be costly, ineffective, deplete staff time and drain organizational resources. Conversely, events can also help increase visibility for your mission, build a broader base of support, celebrate milestones and, in some cases, raise significant funds. Regardless of how your …

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Nonprofits Using Technology to Empower Women and Stay Organized

Using Technology to Empower Women and Stay Organized

Carolyn Pon, Community Director for Professional Business Women of California shares her insights.  Established in 1989, Professional Business Women of California (PBWC) provides skill development, networking opportunities and inspiration to women at all levels to achieve their own ambitions and collectively advance gender equality in professional settings. LiveImpact had an opportunity to talk with Carolyn …

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Donors Making Your Appeals More Donor Centered

Making Your Appeals More Donor Centered

  There are many articles, blogs and books that outline ways to create compelling appeals through persuasive content and strong storytelling. Without a doubt, it is important to construct a clear case for supporting your organization’s work, but by focusing the bulk of your attention on a traditional appeal narrative, you are likely missing opportunities …

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Nonprofits 5 Steps to Create a Strong Annual Fund Development Plan

5 Steps to Create a Strong Annual Fund Development Plan

  For many nonprofits, the beginning of a new calendar year ushers in a period of reflection and planning. A strong annual development plan, informed by the previous year’s activities and performance, can be an essential tool in keeping organized and on track throughout the coming year. Below are five important steps to consider, and you can …

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Uncategorized Begin the New Year by Saying Thank You.

Begin the New Year by Saying Thank You.

At the beginning of each year, many of us wish our friends, family, and colleagues a Happy New Year, but have you ever thought about starting the new year by saying “Thank You?“ Think about the last time you got an unexpected gift, and how special that made you feel. An unexpected “Thank You” works …

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Nonprofits Engaging The Ever-Elusive Millenial

Engaging The Ever-Elusive Millenial

How to capture the next generation of donors, supporters and champions in your organization June 7th, 2016 / in NonProfits / Group blog co-authored by Amy Whittaker (Olive Grove), Leila Perreras (San Mateo), and Vinney Arora (LiveImpact.org) It’s no secret that Millennials have a bad reputation. Publications such as TIME magazine called Millennials “lazy, entitled, …

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Nonprofits Cheetah Conservation Botswana — Technology and Conservation in the World’s Most Distant Outposts

Cheetah Conservation Botswana — Technology and Conservation in the World’s Most Distant Outposts

LiveImpact is proud to support Cheetah Conservation Botswana in their efforts to preserve their nation’s Cheetah population. Through scientific research, community outreach, and conservation education, they have worked closely with rural communities to promote a peaceful coexistence among Botswana’s rich diversity of carnivore species. Botswana is home to the second largest cheetah population in the …

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Nonprofits Crowd-Fundraising, Technology and Smokeless Ovens – Crooked Trails Co-founder and Executive Director, Christine T. Mackay speaks to LiveImpact

Crowd-Fundraising, Technology and Smokeless Ovens – Crooked Trails Co-founder and Executive Director, Christine T. Mackay speaks to LiveImpact

  Crooked Trails, a Seattle based nonprofit works to ensure that tourism is a positive force in the world. It helps people broaden their understanding of the impact of travel on the world’s cultures and ecosystems 
through educational outreach and sustainable travel programs. With guides in 30 countries, the nonprofit directly serves around 150-200 travelers annually. …

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Technology Technology and NonProfits – A Guarded Relationship!

Technology and NonProfits – A Guarded Relationship!

Broadly speaking, most small and medium sized nonprofits have a cautious and apprehensive approach to technology. If the first date goes well, they embrace technology. If there are any hiccups or faux pas, technology isn’t given a second chance. This doesn’t bode well for either parties – nonprofits would benefit immensely with the use of …

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Social Media Strategizing Social Media – Some Tips for Non-Profits

Strategizing Social Media – Some Tips for Non-Profits

Most non-profit communication professionals do not have the time to spend on the various social media channels that need to be engaged today, right now, this very minute! Many don’t even have dedicated Communication staff and instead the Admin person has to also manage social media. Here are some tips for the novice and the …

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