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Students can use the dark web to cheat their way through school

Today, students are hiring hackers on the darknet to attack their school servers with a Distributed Denial of Service. Kids these days.<p>"In the new digital era, students are looking to cheat the system just like those of the past," Daniel Smith, a security researcher at the cybersecurity company …

What My Three Years At Netflix Taught Me About Scaling A Startup

Ariel Tseitlin began working on Netflix’s cloud platform in 2011. Here’s what it taught him about culture and high-speed innovation.<p>I joined Netflix at the beginning of 2011, just as the company was making the transition from operating in the data center to the public cloud. My job was to help …

Startups

How to Work for a Nonprofit and Still Pay Off Your Student Loans

<b>Dear Annie:</b> I’ll be graduating in a few weeks, and I’m trying to figure out my next move, which I hope will be getting a job at a nonprofit. There’s …

The Property Brothers' Design Cheat Sheet That You Need

In their new book Dream Home, the HGTV hosts reveal a few essential measurements—from area rug size to chandelier height—that'll help you decorate …

Food & Dining

Top Volunteering Abroad Activities For Solo Women Travelers

When <i>Nellie Bly</i> decided to travel the world, I am sure, she must have had her fears and conundrums. But, overcoming all of them, she not only traveled the world in just 72 days, she did it all alone. Just like Nellie, there are many female travelers who have not just traveled places, but dared to …

Fundraising Fast - Learn how successful fundraisers do it.

Learn Fundraising Fast<p>Want learn The 7 Ways To Get Smarter About Fundraising FAST?<p>Can you actually improve your fundraising skills? And is there a …

7 Simple DIYs to Elevate Your Home Now

My home is my nest and by far my favorite place on earth to be. That's why it's so important for me to keep it feeling fresh and welcoming. Here are seven of my simple DIYs to help you add a little something extra to your home this summer.<p><b>Bug Repellent Candle</b><p>I bet you didn't know you could not only …

4 Reasons Why More Nonprofits Should Consolidate

Just recently, one of our customers contacted us about an upcoming merger with two other similar nonprofits in their part of the country and their …

7 Free Tools to Improve Your Nonprofit Marketing

Billy Attar<i>We know you guys love your nonprofit marketing tools – especially when they are free! Billy Attar of Pipl is here today to share some</i> …

Gazelle Launches Fundraising Platform to Make It Easy for Schools and Nonprofit Organizations to Raise Money Through Electronics Recycling

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - June 15, 2015) - Gazelle, Inc., the nation's leader in buying and reselling pre-owned consumer electronics, today launched …

4 Things Landlords Are Not Allowed To Do | Investopedia

“The rental housing market rebound is well under way.”<p>So declares a report issued by The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. …

7 mistakes companies are making on social right now

Gone are the days when marketing professionals question the value of their company having a presence on social networks. Regardless of if the company is B2B, B2C, or any combination of the two – their customers are on social because EVERYONE is on social.<p>You would think, however, that at this point …

Marketing

Social Media for Non-Profits: High-Impact Tips and the Best Free Tools

Whenever we have the chance to chat with folks about social media stats and marketing strategies, we are amazed at the many unique ways you all go …

Social Media

How To Build A Non-Profit That Thrives And Influences: A Conversation With Nancy Brinker

<b>Part of the series “Women, Leadership and Vision”</b><p>According to an IEG Sponsorship Report, cause marketing grew from about $120 million in sponsorships for 1990, to $1.85 billion in 2014. Clearly, cause marketing has become a part of American culture and people are supporting issues and causes that …

3 Types of Social Media Your Nonprofit Might Not Be Using…But Should

Twitter and Facebook have long been the most popular social media outlets, but they are starting to show their age. How can your organization use …

Transforming Nonprofit Staff Into Champions on Social

Today I presented on a “featured session” at the United Way Community Leaders Conference in Grapevine, Texas. The conference theme was “Working …

Does Stress Make Us Forgetful? (Is That Why We Can’t Find the Car Keys?)

An expert sorts through the effects of stress on memory, and its troubling relationship to dementia<p>Stress can be memory’s best friend. But when you forget where you put the car keys, stress can also make you feel stupid. One expert, Rajita Sinha, a professor of psychiatry and neurobiology at Yale …

Psychiatry

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

5 Ways to Mobilize Advocates to Advance your Mission

There’s no better spokesperson for your mission than a happy supporter. I believe that. Nothing.Relationships and networking will always be central …

Communicating Creatively

By Jamie Drummond & Roxane PhilsonONE’s mission is to end the injustice of extreme poverty by 2030. Our strategy to make that happen is forcing …

Crowdfunding's Secret Benefit

Just 30 days after launching a Kickstarter campaign in August, Cameron Gibbs and David Gengler raised $652,000 to begin manufacturing a padlock that …

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

3 Ways To Use Prospect Research In Major Gift Fundraising

Every fundraising campaign needs a reliable structure to support the cultivation of major gift donors. Prospect research provides the foundation for …

4 ways volunteerism can boost your startup

When putting together a startup business plan or investor deck, corporate volunteerism isn’t a topic that typically takes up a lot of space. However, …

How to get hired: 11 questions for the Director of Talent Acquisition at Lehigh Valley Health Network

Tip #1: You don't need to focus on finding the hiring manager's name.The post How to get hired: 11 questions for the Director of Talent Acquisition …

5 Social Media Marketing Tips for Nonprofits

Marketing objectives for non-profits are often multi-faceted and complex. Fundraising, volunteer recruitment, and awareness are just a few of the big …

Steps for Building a Sustainable NFP Business Model | PBA

<i>As Government purse strings continue to tighten and the competition for the philanthropic dollar intensifies, Not For Profit leaders are looking to</i> …

Innovation

How to Build a Social Media Ambassador Program

92% of people around the world say they trust earned media, including recommendations from friends and family, above all other forms of advertising. …

Report: How Nonprofits Are Using Digital Platforms

A new survey of nonprofit professionals finds that many nonprofits can see the advantages of digital outreach but struggle to integrate it into the …

Marketing