Top Nonprofits

Shout out to this amazing site called Top Nonprofits – not sure how I haven’t come across this before. The site is rich with curated lists and resources on nonprofit marketing, management, social media, and more. Check it out here: www.topnonprofits.com

How You Should Be Using LinkedIn — But Probably Aren’t

If your employees don’t think LinkedIn is necessary to them personally, think about how their use of this channel can benefit the organization and then ask them to make sure their profile is up to snuff. Here’s a good article on how to maximize the use of LinkedIn from Entreprenuer magazine.

How You Should Be Using LinkedIn — But Probably Arent | Entrepreneur.com.

Follow The Frog

This is such a wonderful, creative, funny video from the Rainforest Alliance. Obviously, the average nonprofit can’t afford to produce something of this quality, but it’s a great example of a video that takes a departure from the usual somber and conservative messaging.  Follow the Frog was named the Best Nonprofit Video of 2012 in the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards.

Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there’s good news)

Human beings have been campaigning against inequality and poverty for 3,000 years. But this journey is accelerating. Bono “embraces his inner nerd” and shares inspiring data that shows the end of poverty is in sight … if we can harness the momentum.

Bono, the lead singer of U2, uses his celebrity to fight for social justice worldwide: to end hunger, poverty and disease, especially in Africa. His nonprofit ONE raises awareness via media, policy and calls to action.

Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong

If you’re as tired as I am about the 80/20 rule for charities in terms of spending on overhead and administration expenses, check out this awesome TED talk on the subject by Dan Pallotta. Enjoy…