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BuddyPress for One (and All!)

Back in April of last year, Matt posted here on the dev blog about the release of BuddyPress 1.0, a plugin that adds a social networking layer to an installation of WordPress MU. Many people were excited about the idea, but were unable to experiment with BuddyPress because they ran single installations of WordPress rather [...]

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Mentoring social entrepreneurs

At the recent Cornwall SSE graduation event, Tim Smit urged the social entrepreneurs in front of him to not just find themselves a mentor, but to demand one: he views it as that important. And there is no doubt that…

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Question: Who Asks for Money?

In a recent post, Who Talks to Your Donors, I mentioned two different styles of fundraising. One style involves board members soliciting donors, and another style involves staff cultivating and soliciting donors.
Does your organization primarily use Board Member or Staff to ask for donations? And, how do you think it should be done?
I see [...]

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  2. Who Talks to Your Donors
  3. Annual Board Solicitations
  4. Characteristics of a Model Board Member
  5. Cold Calling or Networking
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Menus, the Merge, and a Patch Sprint!

A Report from the 3.0 Development Cycle
There’s been a flurry of blog posts about the integration of the WooThemes Custom Navigation into WordPress core, so I thought it was time we posted the official word. For 3.0, the main user-facing feature we wanted to include was a better site menu management system. Currently, dealing with [...]

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March Goodness & Pepsi

March Goodness
Razoo is doing it again, this is year 2 in their March Goodness competition. But this year they are only letting in a small number of nonprofits. Check out the requirements to sign-up and submit your application before February 26. Grand prize is $20,000 with a number of prizes based on region around the [...]

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  1. A Little Help: March Madness
  2. Award & An Idea
  3. Chase Gives $25,000
  4. Grants & Awards Update
  5. Awards Update
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Duplicate Solicitation Letters

I’ve heard a lot of recommendations for nonprofits to rehash their old and current website content on their blog and through their social channels. This is a great way to find some information you can use to publish, but make sure to take a strategic look at your communications. Every organization has donors who are [...]

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  4. Integration & The Future: Solicitation Letters Interview
  5. Some Good Businesses: Solicitation Letters Interview
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Independent Sector’s Annual Conference & NGen Fellowship Opportunity

I am excited to announce I will be serving on the Advisory Committee for the NGen portion of Independent Sector’s annual conference October 20-22nd in Atlanta, GA. We are planning many exciting things for this year’s next gen participants!Also, below …

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First ever Australian SSE cohort graduates in Sydney

Hot on the heels of the first ever Cornwall graduation, the first Australian SSE Fellows have completed their programme in Sydney. Huge congratulations to all of them. You can see their projects + organisations here, and you can read the…

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WordPress On The Go

I like to moderate comments when I’m waiting for something: a checkout clerk to help me, the dentist to call me back to the office, a soy chai to be made. I don’t lug my laptop everywhere I go,* so I love it that we have mobile apps that make this possible. I don’t know [...]

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Social Media Etiquette

I spoke with a local consulting firm a couple months ago about social media, and we started talking about social media etiquette. Because social media is so new and just starting to be widely adopted, there are not a lot of standards in place for etiquette. I was intrigued to find that one of the [...]

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  2. Don’t Start Social Media Too Late
  3. Let’s Get Real: Why Use Social Media
  4. Duplicate Solicitation Letters
  5. Direct Mail Drop and Social Media Rise