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Ten Things You Might Have Missed (April 2, 2013)

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There’s so much information online that you’re bound to have missed some of it. Here’s some of the top items, articles and ideas you need to know so you can keep up-to-date and find success.

1.     5 Ways to Make the Most of Your AFP National Conference Experience (Bloomerang): Told by a 30-year conference veteran – Learn the ropes before you go!
https://bloomerang.co/blog/5-ways-to-make-the-most-of-your-afp-national-conference-experience/

2.     The Secret to a More Effective Philanthropy: Funding the Unknown (Forbes): Sometimes in fundraising you have to take risks to reap a successful outcome.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2013/03/28/the-secret-to-more-effective-philanthropy-funding-the-unknown/

3.     It’s here: The 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study (e-benchmarksstudy): Infographic style (with a link to the full study), including essential data about online fundraising, advocacy and social media.
http://e-benchmarksstudy.com/

4.     Building a New Nonprofit Workforce With Millennial Leaders (HuffingtonPost): An accelerated speed of change has created a new call for serve nonprofit organization, for Millennials.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/derrick-feldmann/building-a-new-nonprofit-_b_2945939.html

5.     Guy Kawasaki’s top ten social media tips for nonprofits (NonprofitMarketingBlog): A MUST read! #7: Add Bling!
http://www.nonprofitmarketingblog.com/comments/guy_kawasakis_top_ten_social_media_tips_for_nonprofits

6.     Majority of Canadians support charitable giving federal credit (CalgaryHerald): Nearly 70 percent of Canadians support the “First-Time Donor’s Super Credit”. 25 percent tax credit for cash donations up to $1K.
http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Majority+Canadians+support+charitable+giving+federal+credit/8164105/story.html

7.     Do You Use Stories in These Two Ways? (hjcnewmedia): We all know that storytelling is the way to a donor’s heart—do you use stories in these two ways?
http://hjcnewmedia.com/featured-news/do-you-use-stories-in-these-two-ways/

8.     An Easier Way to Show Progress (TheChronicleofPhilanthropy): Hopes that “Re-Imagining Reporting” will replace long paper reports. Is this a good or bad thing?
http://philanthropy.com/article/An-Easier-Way-to-Show-Progress/138089/?cid=pt&utm_source=pt&utm_medium=en

9.     AFP: Washington Needs to Realize Philanthropy’s Value (nonprofithub): The nonprofit sector still isn’t a major part of the discussion when it comes to the US budget—that’s unfortunate for fundraisers everywhere.
http://www.nonprofithub.org/fundraising/afp-washington-needs-to-realize-philanthropys-value/

10.  Athlete charities often lack standards (ESPN): Top athletes’ charities get slammed for lack of standards. Things aren’t measuring up!  
http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/9109024/top-athletes-charities-often-measure-charity-experts-say-efficient-effective-use-money



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