4 Smart Ways to Use Thank You Videos in Nonprofit Fundraising

Joshua Clay We Internet users have a voracious appetite for online video. Video is increasing in nearly every digital channel, from email to web pages to social networks. Done right, it drives clicks and conversions better than text alone. Marketers across the spectrum are planning to increase their use of videos to educate, service, and…

Should Nonprofits Use Video for Internal Communications?

Distributing information to your entire organization can be difficult, especially in a time of transition. Damien Johnson was a member of our Communications Director Mentoring Program and shared this great idea on using video for internal communications. ~Kristina Guest Post by Damien Johnson Touchstone Health Services is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides behavioral health therapy from…

FACEBOOK DUMP: Catch Up With 22 of the Latest Posts on Features, Fundraising, Ads and Engagement

Two. Billion. Monthly. Users. Facebook hit this momentous milestone late last month. If Facebook were a country, it would be the most populous nation on earth, far surpassing China’s population of 1.4 billion. Whoa. Facebook even changed its mission for the first time in its 13 year history, from “to give people the power to…

The Accelerator: Do What Normally Takes 3 Months in Just 6 Weeks

    I hear comments like these all the time — and these are real comments from our recent survey . . . I spend too much time doing things that aren’t important and don’t have time left for what really matters. My “do this eventually” list is growing and out of control. I am…

Best Nonprofit Videos of the Year 2015

Last week Kivi and I were on hand to see the winners of the 2015 DoGooder Awards during the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, TX. Hosted by See3, YouTube and the Nonprofit Technology Network, the DooGooder Awards highlight nonprofits, do-gooders and creators who use video to change the world. Over 150 videos were submitted from around…

A Great Nonprofit Annual Report in a Fabulous Infographic

We love showcasing what I like to call “New and Improved” annual reports from our readers. I think the time of the 40+ page annual report is over and we should focus on our donors and what they actually want. Bonus: That’s also a lot easier for you to produce! Our recent submission is from…

The 5 Best Nonprofit Digital Stories from TechSoup’s Storymakers Contest

TechSoup’s annual Storymakers contest had some great entries this year. Watch the winners and see what you can learn from them.  ~Kivi Guest Post by Alexandra (Ale) Bezdikian of TechSoup The world is changing. The landscape of communication is evolving at an exponential rate, and digital media creation is riding at the head of the wave. In…

The Last Word on the #IceBucketChallenge [Video]

Now that we’ve all dumped ice water on our heads and the ALS Association has raised over $116 million dollars, it’s time to talk about why the Ice Bucket Challenge really worked.  Michael Hoffman at See3 invited Joe Waters of SelfishGiving and me to a live Google Hangout conversation about the Ice Bucket Challenge. Here’s the…