Shopping with a Purpose

December 10, 2014 at 10:00am Leave a Comment

Christmas is just around the corner! This holiday season, why not “shop for good”? You probably spend a lot of time and energy looking for that perfect gift, so why not give a gift with a purpose? You’ll help a worthy cause and delight a loved one with a thoughtful gift!



GreatNonprofits Announces the 2014 GreatNonprofits Top-Rated

November 30, 2014 at 02:33pm Leave a Comment

October 31, 2014—GreatNonprofits, the largest nonprofit review site announced today the 2014 GreatNonprofits Top-Rated List. The Top-Rated List of nearly 1,700 nonprofits helps donors and volunteers find worthy charities this Season of Giving. (more…)


Share Quicks Acts of Kindness

November 7, 2014 at 02:46pm Leave a Comment

(Click the image to get Free Printable Kindness Cards, a project of

Not all acts of kindness require planning and advanced notice.  In fact, people all over the world are spreading kindness right now, instinctively, and often the small acts are the acts that are easy to do and easy to follow.

Doing Good Together, has put together these simple tips for targeted compassion. Use them today and for a list of other ideas, see the full article from Doing Good Together.



Become a Family That Volunteers

November 7, 2014 at 02:13pm Leave a Comment

Be a family that gives together! Here are some tips on Family Volunteering from Doing Good Together after the jump!



7 Ways Non-Profits Can Capitalize on Employment Information

November 6, 2014 at 03:38pm Leave a Comment

This blog content has been provided by HEPdata.

Over the past year, HEPdata has helped hundreds of universities and non-profits track down current employment information on their constituents. By tapping into publicly available sources of information, including screening social media sites like LinkedIn and Twitter, the average non-profit can expect to see a 30-50% increase in the amount of employment information available to them using HEP’s EmployerFind service. While this may sound great, we all know that the real value of employment data is only realized when your institution can actually do something with it. So what can you do with employment information? Here are the top 7 recommendations from HEPdata. (more…)


#GivingTuesday is Here! …Now What?

November 5, 2014 at 03:37pm Leave a Comment

So the day we’ve all been waiting for is here!  #GivingTuesday – a national movement and brainchild of the 92nd Street Y– The idea is to create a daylong national effort to help charities raise money online during the holiday season – and right on the heals of Cyber Monday and Black Friday.  We’ve been preparing for months. But what do you do when the day is here?  Here are tips depending on who you are!



Get Ready to Maximize Year-end Donations

September 29, 2014 at 08:00am Leave a Comment

The giving season is just around the corner!

Now is the best time to optimize your online giving platform to maximize your year-end donations this year. Is your organization following these best practices, shared by Aplos, for a donor-friendly donation process? (more…)


Education A to Z

September 25, 2014 at 10:00am Leave a Comment

The summer months certainly flew by.  Suddenly we are faced with the usual barrage of “Back-to-School” sales, lists of school supplies to buy, and getting the family ready for the fall routine.  But don’t forget about the needs of your local school; students and teachers can use your help, too.

Here are some suggestions, organized by level of involvement and skills required. These may help you identify a worthwhile and meaningful way to make a difference to kids in your community.

  • If you are short on time
  • If you have some time to spare
  • If you have time to mentor or share your professional skills (more…)

Attract the Best of the Best

September 23, 2014 at 04:00pm Comment (1)

Article courtesy of Catchafire; written by ReWork

Is recruiting exceptional talent one of your top priorities? If it’s not, it should be.

Knowing how to hire well is critical to the success of any organization. And when you’re faced with budgetary or timing constraints, it just means that you’ll have to get crafty. Here’s how to attract and secure the best of the best. (more…)


From Leftovers to a Feast

September 23, 2014 at 02:00pm Leave a Comment

In a story that aired earlier this year, NPR reported that the amount of food wasted each year in the U.S. is the equivalent of 141 trillion calories or about 1,249 calories per person each day. It’s a startling figure and certainly a novel way of looking at food waste.


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