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The Nonprofit CFO

Nonprofit CFO of the Year Award luncheon

The role of Human Capital Strategy in nonprofits

I was recently the keynote speaker at the Nonprofit Human Resources Conference at the Gaylord Conference Center.

Special GuideStar Discount: Social Media for Nonprofits Tours Seattle 10/14, SF 11/4, Atlanta 11/17 & NYC 1/30

Building on the success of five sold-out conferences in San Francisco, New York City, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Chicago, Social Media for Nonprofits is heading to Seattle this Friday, 10/14. From there, the tour heads to San Francisco on 11/4, Atlanta on 11/17, and finally New York City on 1/30/12.

Social Media for Nonprofits – Chicago 9/27


Is your nonprofit interested in using social media for fundraising, marketing, and advocacy? Hear practical tips and tools from top experts at Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Groupon, Zynga, See3, Community Media Workshop, National Geographic, and more, all while enjoying some great networking with your nptech peers. See full details at:

Quick hits from the Social Media for Nonprofits NYC conference


I had the pleasure of learning, teaching, sharing, and absorbing lots of great ideas at Social Media for Nonprofits, a conference series curated by Darian Rodriguez Heyman and Ritu Sharma and sponsored by NTEN. The conference made its New York debut, after passing through San Francisco and Washington, DC, where it similarly drew large crowds of eager nonprofit staffers, enthusiastic consultants, and yes, even a few services.

Be There: Social Media for Nonprofits-8/22 @ UCLA


We know that most of you are busy running your own nonprofit organizations, as well as serving on nonprofit boards and participating in side projects designed to make the world a better place. This post is for you, as well as those of you with nonprofit types in your networks.

Blog from Social Media for Nonprofits Washington, DC, Conference


The Social Media for Nonprofits conference in Washington, DC featured a stellar list of speakers and local voices. The purpose of the conference was practical tips, tools and approaches to be more effective online with social media.

Follow-up to Nonprofit 911 Webinar: Uncharitable

Last week I participated in a webinar with Dan Pallotta, author of “Uncharitable” and Ken Berger, CEO of Charity Navigator, sponsored by Network for Good. You can access my presentation on GuideStar’s SlideShare channel, but I wanted to touch on a few key points for those of you who couldn’t attend or who wanted additional clarification.

Follow-up to Webinar Discussion with KIMBIA


Halloween Weekend in our Nation’s Capital


Saturday was a terrific day for bicycling in Washington D.C. Most of the major streets were closed to car traffic and we could pretty well cruise anywhere we wanted to go without fear of being run over. Plus, it turned out to be very entertaining watching tens of thousands of fun loving people attracted to the Jon Stewart/Steven Colbert rally on the Mall and various Halloween parties around the city. Below is a brief collection of some of the signs we saw. Special thanks to Erinn Andrews of Philanthropedia for sharing some of her favorite pictures from the rally!