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New Fundraising Study Provides Insights on Effective Technology Use

Check out this study from Find Accounting Software and the Association of Fundraising Professionals which was recently featured on NTEN and includes the input of 142 fundraising organizations:   New Fundraising Study Provides Insights on Effective Technology Use   Fundraisers today face an amazing array…

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What We Say, How We Say It

Written by: Erin Leo In any form of communication, we need to be conscious of three things when we are speaking to someone: what we say, how we say it, and body language. This holds true even for communication that is done via the internet…

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October BreakFACTS: Punch Plans, Fast Tips, and Asks

Written By: Erin Leo The Wright Brothers succeeded in the daunting task of flying the first powered airplane, where a better-funded and better-equipped team did not. Why? Because of their passion, vision, determination, and their unfailing ability to mobilize people into action. Attendees at the…

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The Best Kind of Donors

Written by Marissa Fragomeni Many nonprofit organizations find it easy to attract new people to donate to their mission. Keeping these donors interested and satisfied is where the problems sets in. The best kind of donors are those who are loyal and consistent. Many researchers…

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The Millennial Impact

Written By:  Shannon Bianchi Merriman-Webster’s dictionary defines a “millennial” as someone born in the 1980s or 1990s. However as a Millennial myself, I can say there is much more to this epithet than Merriman-Webster suggests. According to Forbes.com, there are over 80 million members of…

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“Little Drops of Water Make a Mighty Ocean”

Written By: Karuna Reang Recently, I came across an article in the Boston Business Journal. The headline read Boston’s new wealth on a mission. This seemed like an interesting topic because the two words “wealth” and “mission” are terms you find hard to resist. The…

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When the Classroom and Community Service Collide

Written By: Shannon Bianchi Community-Based Learning (CBL) classes at Stonehill give the student a whole different type of learning experience. Offering a new take on education, CBL courses combine a regular classroom course with additional hours dedicated to implementing projects or conducting research in partnership…

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Volunteering: Stonehill Style

Recently, I came across an article in the Nonprofit Quarterly  conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics within the U.S Department of Labor which explains that volunteer rates are at a 10-year low. I found this information hard to believe, especially with communities such as…

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APRIL BREAKFACTS: Donor Relations and Special Events

“Donors want to know that their gift means something, that it goes somewhere, and that the organization appreciates the contribution,” Marie Kelly explained at CNM’s April BreakFACTS “Progression of Giving: Donor Relations and Special Events” held on April 29, 2014.  Marie Kelly, Director of Corporate…

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Intern Spotlight: Meghan Rosenberger ‘15

                    Hometown: East Granby, CT Major: Political Science and International Studies Concentration: Government and Politics Minor: Public Administration/Public Policy Involvement on Campus: RUCKUS, HOPE, Diversity, Movie Comedy Committee, Big Brother Big Sister Why Did You Choose To…

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