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The F Word

Let’s face it, many of us fail at failing. We talk a good game about the importance of failure as an opportunity for learning and growth yet we are afraid of taking big risks. We become so burned by failure and the possibility of facing another failure that we become almost paralyzed at the thought […]

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11NTC: Turning Frogs into Kittens

Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night: An Honest Review of Online Campaigns took a fun but hard look at online cause marketing, what works and what doesn’t and why. Among the reasons nonprofits fail at creating inspiring campaigns that get their supporters to act are: We forget who we’re talking to: When nonprofits […]

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SxSWi: How Social Networking is Changing Advocacy

“How Social Networking is Changing Advocacy” examined changes brought about in nonprofit advocacy by social networking technology and how nonprofits have capitalized on those changes to strengthen their relationships with supporters and serve their missions. The growth of social networking has allowed advocacy to happen in a more meaningful way than the Internet alone. Social […]

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11NTC: Mobile Invasion

Mobile Invasion: Which Mobile Strategies are Really Working Today examined the state of smart phone usage, how nonprofits have and are utilizing mobile technology, and strategies that nonprofits might consider taking to capitalize on mobile technology. The session presented case studies from the National Park Conservation Association (NPCA) and The Salvation Army to better illustrate […]

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SxSWi: Causebuilding Games

With over 100 slides, Causebuilding Games was jam-packed with examples, valuable tips and resources for creating games for good. Panelists Josephine Dorado and Evonne Heyning also managed to incorporate real-life gaming into the session by asking the audience cause-related gaming questions which they could answer on Twitter with prizes for the best answers. Some of […]