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The Do’s and Don’ts of Nonprofit Crowdfunding

The Do’s and Don’ts of Nonprofit Crowdfunding

In August, I watched in amazement as 12 crowdfunding campaigns for the Afghan people went viral across Facebook and Twitter. One campaign raised more than $5M in 24 hours – its original goal was just $550,000. These groups transformed interest in their mission into...

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Top Questions on Nonprofit Business Planning

Top Questions on Nonprofit Business Planning

One of my favorite cartoons is from Tom Fishburne’s “Brand Camp.” It does a great job of illustrating our inner monologue as we consider a new venture. I tell my students that successful entrepreneurship is half about skill – what you know and do – and half about...

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5 Tips for Taming Email Clutter

5 Tips for Taming Email Clutter

When I grew up, we had a party line phone, and it was expensive to call people. So, you had to really think about what you wanted to say and be as concise as possible. Fast forward to today – calls, texts and emails are free. And, with remote working situations, they...

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