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Guest Blogger, United Way of New York City

By Carole | Jun 28, 2016

It’s about more than a website By: Don Jordan, Director, Strategy and Operations, Community Impact, United Way of New York City We like to think of New York as the greatest City in the world. But for 2.7 million New Yorkers that can’t cover the basics—housing, food, childcare, taxes, and healthcare—that’s just not the case.…

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Sponsor Spotlight: Geoff Wilson, President & Founder of 352 Inc.

By Carole | Jun 15, 2016

Thank you, Geoff Wilson and 352 Inc. for returning to #48in48ATL! 48in48: Why is 352 returning to 48in48 in 2016? Wilson: As a digital agency, it’s rare to find an opportunity where you can help non-profits by performing your own craft, and it’s especially rare to be able to help 48 non-profits in one weekend.…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Rachelle Kuramoto

By Carole | Jun 10, 2016

“In 2015, I had the great good fortune of being involved in 48in48, helping with messaging and content. I do a lot of volunteer work, and have never seen such an exponential impact as was made during this endeavor. The ~150 volunteers were graced by being able to help in such a specific and immediate…

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5 Ways to Make Sure a Nonprofit Event Goes Well:

By Carole | May 27, 2016

5 ways to make sure a nonprofit event goes well: Plan absurdly far in advance Sponsors, volunteers and vendors are on their own time. Some may commit casually and never follow through. With enough time to allow the event essentials to finalize, maybe even early, you are left with time to tweak, add on some…

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48in48 Nonprofit Testimonies from 2015

By Carole | May 13, 2016

As we near the nonprofit application window (June 1 – 30), let’s see how participating nonprofits from 2015 are doing! “Our site from Evermore has become the backbone of YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s rebranding efforts. With a limited marketing budget and very few resources to build a website on our own, the new, free website…

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Patience vs Persistence

By Carole | Apr 21, 2016

  Persistence and patience: When it comes to fundraising, these two struggle in tug of war. Chasing dollars requires a level of persistence to stay on top of cultivating a relationship. But where do you draw the line so your efforts don’t become detrimental to your own hard work? On one hand, you hear your…

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3 reasons your nonprofit should start using Slack today

By Adam Walker | Apr 13, 2016

I was talking with a good friend over the weekend that works for a nonprofit when he said to me, “I wish we could find a better way to communicate internally aside from sending a ton of emails.” Of course, my immediate response was, “You should use Slack!” My friend had never heard of Slack,…

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3 ways to improve giving on your nonprofit’s website today

By Adam Walker | Mar 29, 2016

One of the main things that nonprofits need from their website is help with raising funds. Though this is clear, sometimes the best way to go about raising funds on a nonprofit website is not.  So, here are three ways that you can improve giving on your nonprofit’s website today. Ask for donations. I know…

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Nonprofits would benefit from thinking small…and thinking big

By Jeff Hilimire | Mar 24, 2016

One of the things we saw with 48in48’s inaugural Atlanta event last year was the difficulty that some nonprofits had with getting ready for their new website to be built. A few even reached out to us the week of the event and said they didn’t think they could “manage” a new website because they…

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