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Dear Nonprofits: How to Center Survivors in Building a Movement for Racial, Social, and Economic Justice

The conviction of rapist Harvey Weinstein signals an important shift in how powerful men are being held accountable for acts of sexual violence against women. That conviction also signals that the norms of consent are shifting away from stereotypes of how survivors are expected to act if they are to be believed. Despite these advances, we have not seen structural changes necessary for eradicating sexual harassment from workplaces or society at large. During the Nonprofit Digital Strategy…

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Honoring Juneteenth

Today, Freedom Day, commemorates the end of slavery in the US, and has been celebrated by African-Americans since the late 1800s. It's a day to honor Black liberation and affirm our commitments to continually fighting for justice. While institutionalized slavery has ended, the systemic racism and oppression faced by Black and Brown communities has yet to end. At Rad Campaign, we are closing early today to create the space for our team to celebrate, protest, learn, and reflect. The…

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10 Winning Tactics, Technologies, and Strategies Every Advocacy Campaigner Needs to Know

​The average person receives about 120 emails per day. And 23 billion text messages are sent each day worldwide. Factor in direct mail, social media, and news alerts on mobile devices, and it's no surprise that nonprofit advocates are so inundated that they just can't keep up. During the Nonprofit Digital Strategy Virtual Summit with panelists Colin Delany, Founder of Epolitics, Natasha Madison, Director of Community and Partnerships at New/Mode, Chris…

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5 Lessons Learned from Coronavirus Crowdfunding

For the past 10 years, I’ve helped nonprofits raise money online. I have rebuilt websites, drilled into analytics, optimized donation forms, crafted call-to-action language, run user testing, strategized campaigns...I get it. I understand the logic and the logistics of how to get people to give money in the digital space. My perspective changed last week. For the first time, I ran a personal crowdfunding campaign. During a pandemic. And it went gangbusters. Here’s what I learned: 1. Focus…