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Creating a top-notch crowdfunding campaign
Nonprofits

Creating a top-notch crowdfunding campaign

This is part 1 of our 5 part Sparks Series exploring the ever-changing fundraising landscape. The series will focus on taking your fundraising efforts to the next level by engaging donors across generations, getting more out of your foundation partnerships, building meaningful corporate relationships and more.   According to Edward […]

How Millennial CEOs will shake up the American workforce
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How Millennial CEOs will shake up the American workforce

Millennial employees are quickly approaching the C-suite with big plans to transform the workplace (Forbes). With 50% of Millennials surveyed already in leadership positions, don’t be surprised that the workplace will soon look a lot different than it does today. Here’s what to expect: Corporate responsibility will reign. It’s no surprise that Millennials will take […]

A new era of role models take the stage
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A new era of role models take the stage

According to NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, a new role model is in the spotlight. Two Millennial authors are challenging their generation to prioritize purpose over paychecks. Yale senior Marina Keegan ignited a national conversation about meaning vs. money when she raged against the fact that 25% of her classmates sought […]

Tech-Savvy Fundraising: Are your events up to par?
Nonprofits

Tech-Savvy Fundraising: Are your events up to par?

Fundraising events have come a long way. Technology is transforming the way supporters interact with your brand, from the promotion of the event to people’s participations at the event. Most of us are aware of this shift but have you considered how technology is altering your fundraising events? Technology is forcing […]

Your most valuable talent scouts are right under your nose
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Your most valuable talent scouts are right under your nose

“84 percent of companies understand the importance of college hiring, but 92 percent believe they have a ‘brand problem’ that hinders their efforts to attract top talent,” according to the Harvard Business Review. Attracting new grads may be easier than you think. In fact, they may just be a friend away. […]

Going viral doesn’t require a lofty budget
Nonprofits

Going viral doesn’t require a lofty budget

Viral social media campaigns have become one of the most effective and widespread forms of marketing. And the best part is that you don’t need an extensive budget to grab the attention of the masses. The most successful social media campaigns combine clever storytelling and smart social networking techniques with […]

A Millennial Powerhouse Throws Down the Gauntlet
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A Millennial Powerhouse Throws Down the Gauntlet

Millennial journalist and philanthropist Chelsea Clinton took the South by Southwest stage to challenge tech entrepreneurs to use their powers for good. “Technology has disrupted the very nature of how we can improve the world by empowering individuals to make a difference,” she said. “Giving, volunteering and contributing all have been democratized […]

We’re heading West
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We’re heading West

The Catchafire team has spent the last three months immersing ourselves within the Bay Area’s nonprofit community as a part of our West Coast expansion. We’re excited to announce that we’re ready to celebrate our Founding Member nonprofits and social enterprises–a great group of organizations that have been nominated by […]

How the Bay Area is Pushing Social Innovation
Nonprofits

How the Bay Area is Pushing Social Innovation

Innovation, like all Bay Area buzzwords, is so overused that it’s hard to know when someone is actually new and important. Social innovation is still a very new idea and organizations working in this space continue to catch our attention. Here are a few ways Bay Area residents are innovating […]

Twitter Tips You Could Have Used All Along
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Twitter Tips You Could Have Used All Along

According to Buzzfeed’s VP of Strategy in Content is King but Distribution is Queen, strategically distributing content is the key to making your stories stand out. And if BatKid and Ban Bossy are any indication, Twitter is an invaluable tool for nonprofits. “Treat social media like a side job and […]