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Nonprofit Coffee Break
19 minutes | Jun 6, 2017
[Interview] Caffeine and Correspondence with Jessica Lindgren
Caffeine and Correspondence is a great monthly event in Minneapolis. It helps people connect over the written word. In our conversation Jessica shares about where this event came from, and the impact that writing a quick note can have. It is a great reminder of how easy it can be to care and value others. Caring well for those who support and serve alongside us in our nonprofits is important. Send a birthday card! Write to your elected officials! Tell someone they're awesome! There is always someone that deserves a handwritten note.
19 minutes | Feb 4, 2017
[Interview] Reforestum with Diego Sanz
Reforestum has taken a really creative approach to addressing climate change. Allowing people to use their phones to design a portion of forest. The same forest that will offset their own carbon footprint. A forest so real you can visit it in real life. They currently have an active Kickstarter campaign that runs until 15 February. As of recording they have raised 29,700€ of their 31,000€ goal. Create your own forest in a few clicks and leave the expertise to us. Reforestum measures the carbon footprint of your daily activities, offering you the possibility to become carbon neutralby planning and developing your own forests. You can manage, track, expand or even offer a forest as a gift.
4 minutes | Jan 31, 2017
It's finally happening! The Nonprofit Coffee Break has returned, and the world is better for it. Going forward we are going to avoid the more conceptual topics we started with. In their place we will be focusing on current events, interviews, and tools/technology. If you have any subject ideas let us know! Hit us up on twitter @nonprofitbreak, on the blog over at NonprofitCoffeeBreak.com, or my personal twitter @PaulPrins.
16 minutes | Jul 6, 2016
Email Campaigns that Get Read
Nearly every nonprofit has does some type of mass emailing. We need to inform our network of members, volunteers, donors, staff, friends, and family of what is happening. Yet it can be frustrating when our messages aren't received, read, or acted on. During this break we're talking through a few ways that you can improve your emails. Over time you'll have better open rates and more action. The goal is not simply to boost numbers, but to get your community into action. It is easier than you think!
10 minutes | Jun 28, 2016
5 Fundraising Truths
Raising money is hard work. It is emotionally draining and somedays it can be downright devastating. The task of fundraising falls on many of our shoulders at least part of the time. Everyone of us gets worn down by Fundraising. That feeling isn't forever, and you'll rise again. Remembering these 5 things as you Fundraise can help keep your head above water.
13 minutes | Jun 22, 2016
Hello there! You've found the first episode of the Nonprofit Coffee Break. Getting everything started in this episode we lay down some key terms, talk about what really makes a nonprofit. Then give an overview of revenue in a nonprofit. If you liked what you heard, please let us know. This format has the potential to be exciting! Help us get the ball rolling by subscribing and telling your friends & peers.
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