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Ten Things You Might Have Missed (August 7, 2013)

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

1.     Beyond “The Overhead Ratio” Part 2: Four Ways Nonprofits Can Effectively Illustrate Their Impact (SmartGivingMatters): How to beat the overhead myth and show the impact of your nonprofit.

2.     Philanthropy beat: Young donors want to see results (StarTribune): 80 percent of next generation donors prefer a nonprofit with a mobile-device-friendly website and donation center.

3.     Reasons to be cheerful – the 2013 Charity Pulse survey (Sofii): Hopefully American fundraisers are next—UK reports a morale boost. Not quite back to pre-recession happiness, but getting there.

4.     8 Ways Nonprofits Can Implement A Mobile Strategy (Business2Community): It’s time for your nonprofit to go mobile—the next generation donors prefer it. Here are eight steps to get you started.

5.     Three Ways to Humanize Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Outreach (NonprofitMarketingBlog): Put a “face” on your nonprofit’s social media efforts—humanize them to show you’re real!

6.     Hard Truths Your Board Members Must Face If They Want to Raise Big Money (Guidestar): Face the truth, fundraisers. You must be transparent with your figures, understand the donor’s means, and give back, yourself.

7.     Peter Buffet Is Right to Call for Philanthropic Change (TheChronicleofPhilanthropy): Peter Buffet may be right in calling for philanthropic change, but was it the wrong way to go about it?

8.     A Walk Around the Track With an Event Donor (FundraisingSuccessMag): The innards of a fundraising event—what does into it and how do you succeed?

9.     Design Thinking: A Powerful Tool for Your Nonprofit (Nten): Are you a designer for your nonprofit? Meaning, are you an innovator for your nonprofit?

10.  Infographic – The Way we Think About Charity is Dead Wrong (Krista-Lewis): Dan Pallotta’s TED talk broken down even more, into an infographic! The outcome? Measure a nonprofit’s dreams, not their overhead.

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