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How To Mobilize ‘Slacktivists’ For Your Cause

Can tweets, likes, and posts serve as a catalyst for social change? And if so, how can your nonprofit organization work with slacktivists to promote your cause? If Slacktivism is a new term for you, here’s how Wikipedia defines it: “The word is usually considered a pejorative term that describes “feel-good” measures, in support of an issue [...]

The Future of Social Activism (Infographic)

As I was doing some research for next week’s #fundchat on “Slacktivism,” I came across this infographic about the future of social activism. According to the data, young people are actually more engaged in social causes than their predecessors. This flies in the face of today’s conventional wisdom that Millennials are “slacktivists” and not real activists.

Increase Corporate Support For Your Nonprofit

Most nonprofits center their development activities on three things: grant writing, major gifts, and special events. But if you suggest efforts to increase corporate support, an initial response is typically, “You mean getting more sponsors for our event?” Well…yes, sponsorships are one form of business support, but they are not the only form of such support. Businesses, [...]

Donor Stewardship: More than a ‘Thank You’

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri Frederic Amiel, 19th century philosopher and poet “Those of us who make planned gifts do not expect, nor do we want, lavish thank-you presents or excessive recognition. However, we do want to [...]