#GivingTuesday Board
3 Steps to Get Your Board on Board for #GivingTuesday

Your board members can play a key role in your #GivingTuesday success.

We hope that everyone is an experienced fundraiser, but that’s not always the case.  You need to be able to provide your board the tools and education necessary for success. That way, everyone is working towards success on #GivingTuesday.

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Storytelling
Storytelling Template: How Finding Nemo Can Help Your Nonprofit Tell Its Story

A well-crafted story can be the deciding factor between whether that supporter donates or not: more than half (56%) of nonprofit supporters on the social web say reading a compelling story motivates them to take action, and 68% are motivated to donate based on that story! See how you can write an engaging story to motivate your supporters with the help of a familiar story, Finding Nemo. 

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Give Time Get Happy
Give Time…Get Happy

We all know that volunteering can help make our communities stronger…but did you know that it can also make you happier? It’s true! When you give your time, you get so much in return.  

Research has shown that when you volunteer, you feel better and remain healthier.  Studies have found that compared to non-volunteers, those that volunteer are…

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Dairy Farmers, 9/11 and Rewarding Volunteers

There is not one person who was not touched, directly or indirectly, by the events of 9/11/2001.  The spirit of unity, compassion, and service born during that horrific time has been harnessed every September 11th thereafter, and has become the largest day of charitable engagement in the US.  National 9/11 Day compels us to commit a day of service in remembrance, as championed by 911day.org.

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Women's Build
GiveGab at Women’s Build Weekend

On Friday the 8th, the ladies at GiveGab and I participated in Women’s Build 2015 with our local Habitat for Humanity. Our company has done a lot of volunteering together, but this build was one of the best volunteering experiences I’ve had! Everyone there was so positive and encouraging which quickly blew away the hesitations I had about my limited experience in building.

I was really surprised by the amount of skills I was able to learn in just one day, ranging from operating various power tools to understanding how to speed up production by creating templates.

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