Give the Gift of Reading on #GivingTuesday

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I thought I would share our #GivingTuesday campaign.

A small investment in our children today will pay a lifetime of dividends!

United Way of Central Illinois’ goal this holiday season is to help children across Sangamon County share the joy of reading at home! A small investment will have a tremendous impact on families and . . . → Read More: Give the Gift of Reading on #GivingTuesday

Special Olympics Arizona Facebook video reaches 1.7 Million views!

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Have you seen this video?  More than 1.7 million Facebook members have in the past 4 days!

On January 11th, Special Olympics Arizona posted video of the 2012 Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year (video below).  The video told the inspiring and passionate story of a 9 year old boy and his younger brother with . . . → Read More: Special Olympics Arizona Facebook video reaches 1.7 Million views!

Case Study – Easter Seals “Wish Alexis good luck!” campaign

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Like many of my peers, I’m an email junky…especially when it comes to other nonprofits, going so far as too maintain an email account just for newsletter subscription.   I’m always looking for the next creative idea and seeking to see how what digital marketing activities my colleagues are engaged in.  Unfortunately, there is rarely enough . . . → Read More: Case Study – Easter Seals “Wish Alexis good luck!” campaign

31 Beautiful Nonprofit Websites

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Our list of thirty one beautiful and modern nonprofit and charity websites. . . . → Read More: 31 Beautiful Nonprofit Websites

Local Giving First – A look at Springfield, Illinois charities

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The Case Foundation,a leading national foundation working to expand giving, promote everyday philanthropy, deepen civic engagement, and broaden the use of new technologies to make giving more informed, efficient, and effective, recently published their “Nonprofit partners that should make your giving list this year“. While the Case Foundation focuses upon their organizations national partners, I . . . → Read More: Local Giving First – A look at Springfield, Illinois charities

Komen controversy’s long term impact on grants

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Before reading this article, set aside your political views, religious beliefs and advocacy of women’s healthcare.  This article does not take a position on either side of this issue, but rather discusses the potential long-term effects of the controversy surrounding Komen’s initial decision to pull grant funding from Planned Parenthood, the ensuing public backlash and . . . → Read More: Komen controversy’s long term impact on grants