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Bringing art to people: 8 ways an event can transcend genre, geography and demographics

The following is a cross-post by P. Scott Cunningham, founder, O, Miami Festival. You can read the original post here.

Does your organization excel at major gifts fund raising? Cash Prize to be Awarded!

The following is a guest post by Paul Jolly, founder of Jump Start Growth, Inc.

Creating a Killer Facebook Presence

The following is a guest post by Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Social Media for Nonprofits.

We Heart You

Happy Valentine’s Day! All month long we've been asking people to share photos or images representing their love for nonprofits on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Tumblr using the hashtag #NONPROFITLUV.

Love a nonprofit? Share the news!

February is here (can you believe it?), and many of us are already looking ahead to the 14th, better known as Valentine’s Day. It's the day when we show the people we care about just how we feel. And this Valentine's Day, as in previous years, we want to let nonprofits across the country know just how much we appreciate what they do. But this year, we say: why wait?

Exempt Organizations Conference in NY on Wednesday

The following is a guest post by Tekecha Morgan, senior marketing coordinator of the New York State Society of CPAs.

Social Media for Nonprofits-DC Conference Recap

(Photo taken at the SM4NP-DC conference; uploaded to GuideStar’s Instagram.)

The following is a post by Diana Hand, GuideStar’s senior marketing manager.

2012 Council On Foundations Fall Conference

Lori Larson, GuideStar

Social Media for Nonprofits is coming to Chicago

If you’re interested in helping your nonprofit realize the full potential of social media then don’t miss Social Media for Nonprofit’s Chicago conference on 9/19. This is the only conference series devoted to social media for social good, and features an all-star lineup of speakers giving inspirational presentations combined with real world case studies.

Speakers including See3’s Michael Hoffman, Community Media Workshop’s Demetrio Maguigad, Fundly CEO Dave Boyce, and Justin Ware will give presentations full of practical tips and tools for leveraging social media for fundraising, marketing & advocacy.

Save $20 at Social Media for Nonprofits in LA

After 2011′s sold out conference in LA, Social Media for Nonprofits is coming back on 8/14, featuring an all-star lineup sharing practical tips and tools for leveraging social media for fundraising, marketing, & advocacy.

Check out Giulia McPherson, Deputy Director, Citizen Advocacy CARE USA, as well as Dave Boyce, CEO of Fundly, Scott Chisholm, CEO of StayClassy, Lee Fox, CEO of KooDooZ, Lisa Rau, CEO of Confluence, Arnon Shafir, co-Founder of Give2together, and Lauren Winkler, Young Leadership Director of Save a Child’s Heart. This stellar lineup will provide attendees with concrete insights and takeaways for nonprofits to use social media to advance their cause.

Discounted tickets are available for small nonprofits at $95. For for-profit and larger nonprofits, use the discount code “Star” to save $20 off $125 and $175 tickets. Conference registration includes access to the full day conference, breakfast, lunch, and networking reception.

For more information or to sign up, visit