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June 8, 2018

The Ever-Growing Trend of Giving Days

Nonprofit Hub’s hometown, Lincoln, Nebraska, just had a record-breaking giving day bringing in $4.6 million to the nonprofit community. Just weeks before, my hometown of Hastings, Nebraska (population 25,000) raised nearly $500,000 in one day. In the last decade this community giving phenomenon has swept the nation. Giving days—what are those? If you aren’t familiar with this concept, a giving day is when sponsors come together to host a 24-hour event where organizations and individuals […]
June 6, 2018

How to Use Communication to Engage With Your Constituency

Communication is key. You’ve heard it before, and you’re surely going to hear it again. And while it may be glaringly obvious and overused, there’s a reason you’ve heard that didactic little phrase from every teacher, manager or counselor you’ve ever had. Communication is undeniably important. It isn’t just a key—it’s the master key. It unlocks every door, behind which are donor and staff retention, increased fundraising, engaged volunteers and so much more. Let’s get […]
June 2, 2018

3 Easy Ways to Make Employees Want to Come to Work

Here at Nonprofit Hub, we have a fun, creative workspace filled with lots of food and games. We go on walks when we feel overwhelmed. We take time to sit, socialize and enjoy each other’s company. And believe it or not, we leave every day feeling proud of what we’ve accomplished. While having a playful workspace may seem like a recipe for self-imposed disaster, it’s just the opposite. Here are some ideas on how to […]
May 29, 2018

Key Culture Tip: Great Minds Don’t Always Think Alike

I was having lunch with a friend recently, and she commented on the diversity of people who have been on Nonprofit Hub’s staff over the years. She then asked about how we maintain such a strong culture with such different, frequently changing staff members. The answer, to me at least, is simple: a strong organizational culture should bring people together—regardless of background or experience. This may sound silly or obvious, but all too often strong […]