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  • [FREE WEBINAR] How to Create Highly Engaging Nonprofit Videos February 23, 2021
    Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST Presented by: Doug Scott, Founder & CEO of Tectonic Video Cost: Free Engagement is the key to effective nonprofit videos. In this webinar you’ll learn the science behind creating highly engaging videos, review key findings from the largest study of nonprofit videos ever, and receive practical tips to […]
  • How to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Visibility Online (Hint: Use the Google Ad Grant) February 22, 2021
    By Emily Friedrichs of Elevation – a digital agency that specializes in Google Ad Grant management and exclusively serves nonprofit’s digital marketing and design needs. Elevation has been a nonprofit partner since 2007 and currently supports more than 200 different organizations in Europe and the Americas. Nonprofits need to be visible on the internet, but getting […]
  • How Your Nonprofit Can Effectively Fundraise Using RoundUp App February 12, 2021
    By Kelly Pullin, Marketing Manager at RoundUp App – the nation’s largest tool for rounded up donations, giving nonprofits across the country a new stream of recurring giving. Every year it becomes more and more crucial for nonprofits to invest in online fundraising programs. According to the 2020 Benchmarks Data from M+R, overall online giving […]
  • 8 Ways Nonprofits Can Help P2P Fundraisers Meet & Exceed Their Goals February 8, 2021
    By Audrey Phillips, a customer success manager at Classy – a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world. A successful peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising campaign requires thoughtful planning and a strong understanding of how to motivate your fundraisers to meet and exceed […]
  • 5 Design Techniques That Will Increase the Lifespan of Your Nonprofit’s Website February 5, 2021
    Crystal Dionysopoulou is the founder and Creative Director of Lucid Fox, a dynamic web design and development agency that puts people first. She draws on years of experience as a UX designer and front-end developer to guide the creation of the perfect website for your organization from start to finish. If 2020 taught us anything, […]
  • 6 Benefits of Launching a Website for Your 2021 Golf Fundraiser February 1, 2021
    By GolfStatus.org – an event management platform specifically for golf fundraisers. Free Webinar On February 23: How to Host a Successful Virtual or Hybrid Golf Fundraiser for Your Nonprofit As virtual events continue into 2021 and the outlook for traditional in-person fundraisers looks bleak, golf tournaments have become especially crucial for nonprofits large and small. […]
  • 10 Online Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2021 January 31, 2021
    Each year Nonprofit Tech for Good features a new set of online fundraising tools that are timely and relevant for the year to come. This year’s tools tap into fundraising trends that have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, from t-shirt fundraising for virtual events to contactless in-person giving. 1. Bonfire :: bonfire.com […]
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  • People of Heart August 5, 2019
          By Tom Peterson Just as our most-important muscle, the heart, pumps oxygen and nutrients to the cells in our body, another heart supplies life to our communities. You see this heart in what a people do, especially how they treat others. Acts of heart are often unnoticed: speaking kind words to a lonely […]
  • Can 26 lead soldiers conquer the world? July 14, 2019
      “Give me twenty-six lead soldiers and I will conquer the world.”   By Tom Peterson What is the most powerful human force? Some say it’s reason, some say love, some say cooperation. They all depend on communication. So does your cause. Having a great message is not enough, you also need a way to […]
  • The Power of Stories July 11, 2019
              By Tom Peterson Storytelling is an ancient art. It’s what makes us human. And stories are the building blocks of culture. Because they speak to our emotions they are the heart of an effective message. They resonate. Get to know the power of stories. They can move the rest of […]
  • Marketing Mix: the 4 P’s June 20, 2019
            By Tom Peterson Not too long ago many nonprofits looked askance at the idea of marketing. In the mid-nineties, an organization I worked with was raising about $3 million a year from what we would today call marketing. Some colleagues—particularly Michael Cervino, who had helped grow Habitat for Humanity—and I had […]
  • Positive deviance can reveal extraordinary solutions June 5, 2019
                  By Tom Peterson Maybe there are a few oddballs doing something right. And maybe they can point the way for the rest of us. In facing a tough social challenge positive deviance tells us to look for any outliers who may be like everyone else but who found […]
  • This campaign to save a library in Troy, Michigan May 23, 2019
        The post This campaign to save a library in Troy, Michigan appeared first on Thunderhead Works.
  • Find and keep talent, avoid “normal” people March 6, 2019
    By Tom Peterson If you happen to be in a role of hiring staff, key volunteers or outside vendors consider that every position you get is a precious gift. A cause’s most valuable asset is its collection of people, so a leader’s top job is find and keep the most insanely talented folks possible. Most […]
  • What Insanity? The Urgency of World Change February 18, 2019
    By Tom Peterson Every year Oxfam reports on the massive gap between the world’s super-rich and the poor. In 2017 the report named just eight men—Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim Helu, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Ellison, and Michael Bloomberg—who have more wealth than the poorest half of people on earth. Some […]
  • The many hats of world changers February 10, 2019
      By Tom Peterson Do you see yourself in here? You are needed. No matter who you are you have some gifts, some talents, some skills to lend to some cause. Look for yourself in the following list: The one with ideas, with creativity. The one who can borrow an idea they saw somewhere else. […]
  • Tubman twenty will move us forward January 22, 2019
    By Tom Peterson On the front of the penny we see an image of Abraham Lincoln. Even though a coin is a small space, it’s a public space and the words and images belong to all of us. When we pass a few pennies to a cashier, we’re probably not thinking about Lincoln’s role as […]