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19 05, 2016

What Schools and Nonprofits Should Know About Facebook and Messenger

By |May 19th, 2016|blog, Marketing, news|Comments Off on What Schools and Nonprofits Should Know About Facebook and Messenger

Every time I check the number of users on Facebook, it increases. The last time I saw it, it was around 1.2 billion active monthly users. As of this article, it’s now over 1.3 billion. Let’s face it. Facebook is the king of social media. Sure it’s mature as far as social media goes, and [...]

21 03, 2016

4 Ways To Find Hope Again After You’ve Lost It

By |March 21st, 2016|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on 4 Ways To Find Hope Again After You’ve Lost It

Hopelessness. It’s probably the worst feeling in the world. When someone feels like they have no hope, essentially all sense of what can be is lost. There are no dreams. There is no better tomorrow. You’re just breathing to exist. It’s a tough place to be and you don’t want to be there. But, sometimes [...]

17 03, 2016

My Answer To Social Media Trolls And Why I Will Always Double Down

By |March 17th, 2016|blog, Marketing, news|Comments Off on My Answer To Social Media Trolls And Why I Will Always Double Down

  “Calling all Facebook trolls! Hey - I'm maxed out on friends! If you are just being nosy, critical or just a troll stalking me - please Unfriend me! There are 33 people waiting to connect. All trolls follow me after Unfriending or switch to my fan page…” – Wayne Elsey That was a message [...]

1 03, 2016

You Can Change The World With A Cup Of Coffee

By |March 1st, 2016|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on You Can Change The World With A Cup Of Coffee

I enjoy a good cup of coffee, and recently I’ve learned a few things about coffee that I did not know. I want to share this insight with you. Not too long ago, I received a note from a colleague at CouponBox who suggested that I share how much a cup of coffee costs. If [...]

25 02, 2016

Facebook’s New Nonprofit Website Should Be A Stop For You

By |February 25th, 2016|blog, Marketing, news|Comments Off on Facebook’s New Nonprofit Website Should Be A Stop For You

This month, Facebook launched its new website for nonprofits. If you haven’t seen it yet, click here. Granted, Facebook should have done this years ago, but better late than never. It has received mixed reviews, but I think it’s worth your time to check out. There are approximately 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States [...]

16 02, 2016

5 Top Tips For Crowdfunding Success

By |February 16th, 2016|blog, Development, Marketing|Comments Off on 5 Top Tips For Crowdfunding Success

 Not Your Father's Charity is pleased to feature the following guest post by Dolma Beresford, IFC Group Have you ever considered crowdfunding as a viable fundraising activity for your organisation, but didn’t know where to start? Here are five top tips to getting started. Start With Your Own Network To make a crowdfunding project successful [...]

15 02, 2016

5 Ways You Can Tell If Someone Is Not Being Authentic

By |February 15th, 2016|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on 5 Ways You Can Tell If Someone Is Not Being Authentic

If you look enough at social media and self-improvement books, there’s a lot of discussion happening about being "authentic". What in the world does being authentic mean? Simple. It means being true to who you are as a person. Why is this important? Because it leads to a happier and more peaceful existence. You want to [...]

11 02, 2016

The One Birthday Wish I Did Not Receive

By |February 11th, 2016|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on The One Birthday Wish I Did Not Receive

Yesterday I had an awesome day. It was my birthday. But, this post isn’t about my birthday. It’s about something that stayed with me during the entire course of the day and perhaps you’ve experienced it in your own life. On social media alone, I received over 700 birthday wishes at last count. I am [...]

2 02, 2016

5 Decisive Ways to Support Your Nonprofit Board’s Fundraising Efforts

By |February 2nd, 2016|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on 5 Decisive Ways to Support Your Nonprofit Board’s Fundraising Efforts

You want to succeed in your fundraising. One of the best places to begin is with your board. It doesn’t matter what type of board giving policies you have and it’s not important who serves on your board. Every board needs the support and motivation to raise money for their organization. All boards have a [...]

21 01, 2016

5 Things to Keep In Mind When Hiring a New Director of Development

By |January 21st, 2016|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on 5 Things to Keep In Mind When Hiring a New Director of Development

In 2013 CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund produced a report entitled Under Developed: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising. It shook the social sector. It proved what many people suspected. It focused on the exceptionally high turnover of development professionals. It also explained the contributing reasons for this situation. [...]