Blog Posts Categorized: Community Building

5 Ways Nonprofits And Funders Can Better Connect

August 24, 2017

Folks, I get lots of requests for support, and my background in customer service is really helpful for getting back to people pretty quickly. Unfortunately, lots of orgs reach out but don’t really have a specific ask in mind connected to specific outcomes. And, sometimes, people tend to forget that there’s really another human on… Read more »

How One Nonprofit Is Fighting Hunger At Its Roots

July 27, 2017

DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) really targets the cycle of hunger and poverty in an effort to throw a wrench into the vicious spiral. Each of their ventures creates opportunities for meaningful careers, access to healthy food, and tests innovative solutions to systemic failures. But when we break it down, what does that really mean? DC… Read more »

How Animals Support America’s Heroes Every Day

July 11, 2017

Hey, folks – big news: we just raised a total of $290,644 for America’s heroes, including the $50K that the Craig Newmark Philanthropic Fund donated to the orgs. This is our 5th year hosting the American Heroes Charity Challenge on CrowdRise in an effort to raise as much money and awareness as possible for organizations… Read more »

Why I’m Supporting Military Families, Their Kids, And Teachers

July 4, 2017

Okay, sure, as a people we’re forgetting how much support and respect that veterans have earned. We’ve never really realized how much their families have sacrificed; how they serve at home in often difficult circumstances. We also tend to forget how much respect and support teachers deserve and how little we support them. So, I… Read more »

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5 Things Nonprofits Should Be Doing On Social Media

June 20, 2017

Folks, I work with nonprofits who are fighting for really good causes, and sometimes they’re so busy that they forget to engage online. The thing is, their supporters aren’t forgetting to sign into their social networks and scroll through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. Each time I meet with a nonprofit that I support, I suggest… Read more »

How Service Dogs Are Changing Veterans’ Lives

June 2, 2017

The American Heroes Charity Challenge is running right now in an effort to give money to the organizations working hard to support the people who are risking their lives for our country, and their families. There are 36 nonprofits participating in the Challenge, and you can still sign up as a fundraiser to help a… Read more »