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The Mastermind Behind The #GivingTuesday Social Media Phenomenon

Gaining social media momentum means building something bigger than yourself and your brand.<p>Retailers may be gearing up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but there’s another phenomenon fast spreading online–Giving Tuesday–the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (December 1 this year), which encourages …

9 Proven Tips For The Best Email Subject Lines

Did you know that approximately 35% of email recipients open an email based on the subject line alone and that 69% of email recipients report an …

7 TED Talks you should watch if you want to be an entrepreneur

Four simple words that sum up the value of TED Talks.<p>We love these quick, easy-to-digest videos with just the right amount of important information to entertain and educate in just a few minutes.<p>It's free, high-quality wisdom from industry leaders — what's not to love?<p>Below are the top seven videos …

GoDaddy and Kiva Come Together in Philanthropy

GoDaddy and San Francisco-based Kiva.org have created a philanthropic partnership.<p>GoDaddy is partnering with Kiva.org to increase interest in Kiva’s …

Small Business

Opinion: Strings on Donor-Advised Funds Are Making Charity Supporters Angry

Donor-advised funds are often promoted as "giving, simplified" or charitable checkbooks.<p>That is true in many ways.<p>Donor-advised funds allow donors to …

6 Fundraising Platforms That Have Disrupted Charitable Giving Forever

Image courtesy Tsahi Levent-Levi via Flickr<i>Note from Beth: I hope you are enjoying summer break as much as I am! I’ve taken a little break from</i> …

What if pro cycling were the National Football League?

As cycling fans, we have grown accustomed to our sport’s constant chaos.<p>Cycling’s transfer window is not yet a week old, and already numerous marquee …

NFL

Say Goodbye To Mother's Guilt: How Children of Working Moms Are Better-Off

As our society is constantly shifting, screens have become a huge part of our daily lives. It has been widely publicized that screen time should be …

10 PPC Blogs Every Marketer Should Read

When I first started my own digital ad agency, all I had was a strong passion for marketing. But with a mediocre skill set and near zero …

This LA Tech Startup Simplifies Charitable Giving And Connects Philanthropists To Causes

As technology exponentially speeds up progress across most business sectors, charitable organizations have been lagging behind from an innovation standpoint. However, in a recent article I highlighted seven companies that represent a shift toward talent entering the philanthropic realm. One of …

General Stanley McChrystal: We should all lead like gardeners

<i>In 2003, as head of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in charge of incapacitating Al-Qaeda in Iraq, General Stanley McChrystal faced a</i> …

Beyond Sponsorship: A Better Approach to Corporate Funding for Nonprofits

Editor’s Note: Ed’s article on sponsorship has been a huge success, so we’ve revised it and updated it. We also recently asked Ed what his best …

4 Ways to Build an Ineffective, Disengaged Nonprofit Board

Your board of directors. They are responsible for the governance of your organization. They are also volunteers.It’s an unfortunate truth that many …

Fundraising Best Practices to Enhance Individual Donor Strategies

<i>This post originally appeared on BC/DC Ideas.</i>———-What is the fundraising potential for small and mighty nonprofits? How can organizations expand …

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On Philanthropy: 5 lessons learned exploring best giving practices

Over the past five years, I have written 60 monthly “On Philanthropy” columns for Sunday’s Denver Post.<p>These columns covered a broad range of topics …

Top tools to get your startup off the ground

Which comes first – the apps or the business? It might sound like a dumb question, but the consequences of building a business on the wrong software tools can be serious. What if your customer database can’t talk to your accounting system? Or your resource planning is in chaos because everyone’s …

How to get customers for your startup- A comprehensive guide.

Marketing and selling products and services for your newly created startup can be a difficult preposition. But, it can easily be done if we think …

12 Growth Experts Share Their Best Lead Generation Tips

The world is full of millions or make that even billions, of potential customers for your product and services. But how do you find and reach your …

Marketing

How to Create an Instagram Marketing Strategy

Instagram, with more than 700 million total monthly active users, now claims over 8 million accounts using business profiles. What does that mean for …