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Using Research to Raise More Money

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) hosts an annual conference where researchers present their recent work, and come to meet with scholars, practitioners, and those in-betweeners who proudly call ourselves “pracademics” to talk about new ideas for research.

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Three Ways to Avoid a Social Media Time Suck

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

One volunteer was Dana Ziolkowski, Marketing Coordinator/AmeriCorps VISTA for the Oregon Volunteers Commission for Voluntary Action and Service. One of my tips for time management was to let your community take some ownership over your efforts. In that spirit, I invited guest posts on this blog.


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What To Do About Fundraising’s Dark Side

The Agitator

Familiarize yourself with the AFP’s Donor Bill of Rights , which begins with this statement: Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. You should also grasp the core logic behind these rules: unethical fundraising degrades the philanthropic spirit that is so essential for the common good.

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I Hate The Way We Fail New Fundraisers

The Agitator

You should meet some lesser-known giants from the history of voluntary action too – Emmeline Pankhurst and Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence , Dr Thomas Barnardo , William Quarrier, Peter Benenson, Cecil Jackson Cole, Eglantyne Jebb. Eihei Dogen, Japanese direct mail letter-writer from 1235 (and that’s not 25 minutes to 1.00).•