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The world is getting smaller for NGO's

The world is getting smaller for NGO’s

Big things- small packages It’s true- big things really do come in small packages. As our networks get bigger, what we need from each person gets smaller. And there are whole worlds springing up to foster this trend. This is Part 1 of 3 in a series on harnessing the power of the ‘mini’ approach [...]

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Salesforce and the NGO

Salesforce and the NGO

Beyond Contact Management How are you managing your contacts? Are you using an outdated database, or maybe something like blackbaud/ Raiser’s Edge? Maybe you’re using the classic standby: spreadsheets. 360 View of Stakeholders Are these systems providing you with a 360 degree view of all your stakeholders? Do you know who the people in your [...]

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Marketing: Socialbrite

Marketing: Socialbrite

This is one of my best kept secrets. Well, it’s not really a secret since I tell practically everyone I know about it. Socialbrite offers so many incredible resources, there is no way I could ever list them all. I will say this, if you are in any way responsible for marketing, social media, or [...]

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Vermont Resources for Vermont Nonprofits

Vermont Resources for Vermont Nonprofits

Vermont specific resources: Vermont Community Foundation- they help match the needs of organizations with the resources of foundations and philanthropers. They are a non-profit foundation. Common Good Vermont- they are a clearinghouse for information and resources for non-profits and consultants. They are in beta testing and it can be challenging to navigate, but there are [...]

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Building Communities from the Inside Out...my one book

Building Communities from the Inside Out…my one book

Sometimes I think it may be human nature to focus on the things we are lacking. We need more food, we need better shelter, we need to feel good about ourselves…the list is endless. Working with nonprofits/ ngo’s, we are often forced to focus on the needs of our organization, our clients, and our communities. [...]

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Inspiration galore

Inspiration galore

  If you are looking for people and projects that are inspiring, check out Echoing Green. Echoing Green supports social entrepreneurs tackling major challenges through innovative and exciting solutions. Their Fellowship program provides funding for implementing the most promising solutions. The 2011 finalists for the fellowship have been announced and I highly encourage everyone to [...]

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