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Resources of many kinds: What is American Nonprofits and what can it do for you?
Here at Blue Avocado, we work hard to bring you the most relevant and practical information for small to medium-sized nonprofits. But we couldn’t do this work without our parent organization and publisher, American Nonprofits (AN). Working together to …
Lide Haiti: Helping women and girls help Haiti
The Lidè Foundation provides instruction in the arts and literacy to over 550 adolescent girls at a dozen locations in rural Haiti.
Branching out: Raising more dollars by understanding donors’ differences
Broaden your fundraising tactics to be more inclusive of multigenerational giving. Employ technology to save time and resources.
First-Person Nonprofit: Making the Case (Statement!)
Alice Rossignol is a development writer and editor for The Nature Conservancy. Here she puts her pen to paper about a big professional first. She decided to leap or maybe she got pushed. Either way, a story we need to hear again and again! …
What Kind of Avocado Do you Want to See?
As we get ready to welcome our new guest editor, we want to hear from you! What kind of avocado do you want to see? Let’s face it, sometimes running a nonprofit can feel about as easy as folding a fitted sheet, but here at Blue Avocado, w …
Promoting a Worthy Cause? Don’t Miss These Six Ideas for Getting Exposure for Your Nonprofit
Do you work in marketing and communications at a nonprofit organization? Are you in charge of promoting your nonprofit? Do you need new, effective ideas that will bring more attention to your worthy cause? If you are ready to boost exposure for …
How to Schedule a Nonprofit Meeting: Point of Vu
Our humor columnist, Vu Le, comments on the joys of meeting scheduling. But first, a cartoon about meetings from Planet 501c3: As a field, we have a lot of meetings. And we totally suck at scheduling them. Each week, I get at least a doze …
America’s Dirtiest Job: Nonprofit Telemarketer?
Should telemarketers really be despised? Blue Avocado readers share their experiences making telemarketing calls for their nonprofits.
Eight Strategic Mistakes with Memberships
If you have members (whether those members fit the legal definition of member or not), chances are you’re making at least one of these strategic mistakes identified by Ellis Robinson. With striking clarity she points the way not only to b …
Nonprofits and Copyrights: What You Need to Know
Copyright attorney Kate Spelman shares how your nonprofit can protect its original material and ensure you’re not improperly using material.