The Weekly Round Up: The Best in Nonprofits from Around the Web

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UN Desperate for Funds to Feed Syrian Refugees
The situation in Syrian has been spiraling out of control since it first began three years ago, but the refugee crisis has become increasingly harrowing recently. Lebanon alone is hosting 1 million Syrian refugees and getting aid to the needy is becoming desperate. Read this article to understand why.

Ambition to Audacity: Takeaways from the 2014 Skoll World Forum
The Skoll World Forum took place last weekend, this year with the theme of “Ambition.” This Standford Social Innovation Review article on its takeaways is an absolute must read for anyone tracking to tackle some of the world’s most pressing social issues. Make sure to also check out the Skoll World Forum website for an abundance of interesting discussions and articles on everything from innovation to fundraising to storytelling.

Does the secret to social impact measurement lie in algorithmic data?
A session at the Skoll World Forum introduced the “Impact Genome Project” which claims we can use algorithms to predict the success of projects before they’ve even started. Do you think this will be good or bad for development work?

5 Innovations That Will Transform India in the Next 5 Years
It’s always interested to follow how technological innovations transform and change a society over time. Here are a few ways India will see significant transformations by tech in the very near future.

How Much of Your Taxes Help People in Need?
On Tax Day, Bill Gates declared this “a reason to smile.” The American budget for foreign aid is about 1% of the federal budget. This awesome tax calculator approximates how much of your taxes went to foreign aid this year.

This Is The Best Way To Make A Point…
See what happens when an organization trying to help the homeless embarks on an extremely provocative campaign on a busy street in London.

Nonprofit Fundraising

7 Things You Should Already Know About Fundraising
Do you know what you should know about fundraising? Read this article to find out if you’re keeping up with the “must knows” of fundraising for your nonprofit organization.

Using Crowdfunding to Attract Support of All Kinds
Short, but sweet, article by Philanthropy on the various creative uses of crowdfunding.

How Mobile Wallets Will Transform Fundraising
We all know mobile has been a hot, hot topic in the last few years, especially for fundraising. Now there are products and services that might be replacing credit cards with your smartphone

Nonprofit Marketing

17 Advanced Methods for Promoting Your New Piece of Content
The KISSMetrics blog published this awesome list of tips and tricks to up the visability of your newest content offering, blog post or brand story.

8 Winning Headline Strategies and the Psychology Behind Them
The Buffer Blog loves explaining marketing practices according to science, so here’s another great post on crafting headlines based on psychology.

A Handy Guide to Optimizing Your Social Media Channels
HubSpot providing a thorough, but digestible, overview of a variety of social media channels in this article. Make sure you bookmark it and keep it handy.

What Impact Are Your Donors A Part Of?
I recently discovered this great blog called The Storytelling Nonprofit and the latest post generated quite some buzz on social media. Join the discussion on the overuse of the word “impact” in the nonprofit sector.

From Impact To Story. How To Explain Your Organization’s Real Impact
In a follow up post to the above article, The Storytelling Nonprofit offers some advice to addressing the “impact” problem. Here’s how to actually demonstrate and explain your organization’s “impact.”

Increase Click Through Rates By 300% With This Trick
This week on the StayClassy blog, we talked about how one company’s experiment generated a 300% increase in their email click-through rate and how you can apply the same idea to your nonprofit marketing.

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