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7 Top Crowdfunding Sites for Nonprofits and Higher-Ed Institutions
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Now that you’re excited to get on the crowdfunding bandwagon, you need the tools that best fit your organization or school to execute a successful online campaign. There are several hundred crowdfunding platforms currently available to choose from with a variety of different features, focus, and pricing. If you’re looking to get started with crowdfunding

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What Millennials Really Want From Your Nonprofit’s Website
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The Millennial Impact Report has been collecting data since 2009 from groups of individuals between the ages of 20-35, also known as Millennials or Generation X. They release reports of this data on a yearly basis and include trends in giving, service, and communication between Gen X and nonprofit organizations. The 2013 report was no […]

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Advice to Millennials: How to Build a Successful Career
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Dan Schawbel is a Gen Y career and workplace expert, the founder of Millennial Branding and the author of the new book, Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success (St. Martin’s Press). He is also the #1 bestselling author of Me 2.0 and was recognized on both the Inc. Magazine and Forbes Magazine 30 Under […]

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How to Use Dynamic Content for "Smarter" Marketing
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If you’ve been following inbound marketing for a while, you’ve probably heard of the term ‘smart content’ before. It’s one of those terms lots of people use and assume that most everyone knows what it is. But not all of us are in the know — lots of people are searching about it every day. So we […]

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Put Your Inbound Knowledge to the Test With the Marketing Trivia Game
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School is back in session. Whether you miss the days of fresh notebooks and new outfits or are thrilled to have the academic chapter of your life long gone … there’s always room for a little learning and a little fun. In that spirit, I bring you a new game to get you excited to […]

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How to Embed a Pinterest Board on Your Website [Quick Tip]
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Last week, I ran into a problem. I was putting together a blog post about the best non-marketing Pinterest boards to follow … but I couldn’t actually get the Pinterest boards to embed in a post after I followed Pinterest’s instructions. That was annoying, especiallysince I had completely written the text part of the post […]

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Screw Sexy, Be Helpful: Creating Compelling Content in a Snoozeworthy Industry
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My name is Dan, and I’m addicted to inbound marketing. This works well for me because it happens to be my job. You see, I’m the marketing specialist for a mortgage bank based in southwest Michigan. Bored yet? Yes, home financing itself is a snoozeworthy industry. However, the ideas surrounding home financing can be very […]

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10 Terrible Reasons to Redesign Your Website
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Almost every marketer has been through a website redesign in their lifetime. Whether it’s for corporate rebranding, launching new products, going mobile, or just to increase the site’s effectiveness, a redesign is a great way to recharge and breathe new life into your online presence.

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How to Embed a Facebook Post [Quick Tip]
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A few weeks ago, Facebook started testing a cool new feature: Facebook embedded posts. We wrote about it, we were pumped about it, but we were also a little bummed — because it was one of those rollouts we couldn’t start playing with yet. They were doing one of those slooooow rollouts, where only big […]

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