Amber Livingstone

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The to-do list method that actually works

I'm pretty sure there is no new information you could come up with as it relates to productivity and procrastination. Just about anything I could tell you has been written about at some point by someone, and in many cases, at many points by many someones.<p>So with that in mind – knowing that you've …

6 signs of a well-run nonprofit organization

<b>A well-run nonprofit is aligned around fundraising goals</b><p>If your organization depends on money from fundraising, everyone should have their success, …

What Small Non-Profits Can Learn from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It’s all over the place. From celebrities to your Facebook friends, newscasters to rock bands, it seems like everybody is taking the ALS Ice Bucket …

Assessing your board’s governance capacity

The governance committee reviews the tabulated results – and compares the perceptions of staff and board members. The governance committee shares the …

[INFOGRAPHIC] 2nd-Half of the Year Fundraising Advice

Can you believe that 2014 is almost halfway over? How would you assess the year so far? Are you exceeding your fundraising goals, or do you find …

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

If you’re working in the kitchen of Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, you don’t dare so much as boil hot water without attending to a ritual that’s essential for any self-respecting chef: <i>mise-en-place.</i><p>The “Meez,” as …

You Can’t Thank Fast Enough — Veritus Group

It is always interesting to me how some managers approach the timing of a “thank you” when it comes to giving. It’s as if any kind of delay is …

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome

Instead of just waiting for the workweek to end, use those last few hours and these tips to make next week start out fantastic.<p>Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your …

Turning Social Media Engagement to Donor Engagement

You’ve increased your SEO and opting into your email list. People are even liking your Facebook page and interacting with you on Twitter.<p>So, where’s …

Social Media

Donors Have No Idea What You Do With Their Money

[from a 2001 decline], according to … the Brookings Institution,” the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported in September 2004.<p>Only 11% of Americans …

4 Things Nonprofit Social Media Efforts Need But Might Not Have

Social media can be a godsend for small nonprofits with tight budgets. It’s a great way to raise funds and increase awareness without the cost of …

Social Media

How Are You Telling Your Stories?

Are you boring your donors with a lot of facts and statistics or are you telling them a story? I recently received an appeal letter from a hospital …

10 Things Your Nonprofit Mission Statement Must Do

Your mission statement may be the most important sentence your nonprofit ever publishes. It sets the tone for your organization: why you exist, what …

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Confessions of a Nonprofit Board Member - 7 Dos and Don'ts

Over the last 20 years I have had the honor – and sometimes the frustration – of serving on more than a dozen different nonprofit boards. The good …

The Top 3 Worst KPIs for Nonprofit Marketers

There’s no shortage of metrics and KPIs (key performance indicators) for nonprofiteers to keep track of. Dollars raised and donors retained are …