7 Deadly Habits of the Holidays

Can I hang a 'Closed for the Holidays' sign around my neck? Too obvious?

It’s that time of year again, when budget and reporting deadlines are down to the wire and holiday party invitations are flying at you faster than you can whip up a batch of eggnog.

Now is the time to remember that your most important resource is YOU!

So take a deep breath, silence your phone and you may just keep your sanity for 2014.

Accommodation. It’s time to make peace with saying ‘No’. Friends and co-workers will understand if you can’t participate in every project or activity. Bowing out of some things sets reasonable expectations for everyone. Saying you won’t …read more

The Newest Fundraising Engine: Pinterest

Pinterest is now the third largest social media site and the 16th most popular site on the web according to Social Raise, a Chicago-based firm that helps nonprofits to use digital experiences to raise funds, awareness, and impact.

SocialRaise’s Kevin LaManna provides 7 tips on how nonprofits can start using Pinterest to raise awareness, impact and fundraising.

Engage. One of the most important aspects of a digital fundraising campaign is juxtaposing storytelling and technology. Pinterest is a fantastic resource for visual storytelling; it helps to engage donors, and engagement drives fundraising.

Make non-visual things visual. People are inundated …read more

Get Pinning on Pinterest

We process nearly 90 percent of all information through our eyes, making the utilization of images a powerful marketing tool for nonprofits. Pinterest is the perfect place to feed our visual appetite. It is a virtual bulletin board that allows users to share and discover new interests by “pinning” (posting) images or videos and organize these onto themed pin-boards.

This year, Pinterest has exploded onto the social media scene as one of the hottest social media networks. In less than a year, the site has added over 11 million new members. Everyone from friends and family to celebrities and companies, …read more