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Joanne Fritz
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Elevator pitches are old school. Try the Pixar formula. Great way to find the essentials of your story too. #nonprofit
Telling a story is a pitch. So it has to be short, concise, and clear. Use this simple technique to get your nonprofit story under control.
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I owe this blog post to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, which brought the Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado to my attention. I love what they are doing with an open arms policy towards #volunteers, making sure that every volunteer is happy, and making the volunteer coordinator a part of the #fundraising team. How smart! 
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My favs of these links are the ones about Letterman and Fallon. Good lessons for nonprofits!
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It's April. Kids who need a break from their serious medical conditions are making their wishes and their travel plans. #Make-A-Wish can make those wishes come true with your help. Donate your frequent flier miles now!
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Do you know what foundations are looking for? They want, for one, to tackle big problems, that require nonprofits to work with each other and across sectors. #foundation grants
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I've included a new category for my Best Links this week. It's "Keeping the Wheels On."  It's for basic #nonprofit management tips.
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Stop pulling out your hair over FB. Try some of these ideas from John Haydon. #socialmedia  
This article gives you 18 ways to beat the Facebook News Feed algorithm with posting strategies, external channels, and Facebook Insights. How Reach is Created on Facebook Facebook defines reach as the number of unique Facebook users who see your updates. To see your Page's reach, go to your Facebook Insights page and look at…
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Happy National Volunteer Week! Have you thanked a volunteer today? Knowing just how much they are worth to you, might just be the reminder you need. If volunteers got paid, nonprofits would be in a world of trouble.
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Here are my fav links from the nonprofit blogs this week. What's your fav?
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Too often nonprofits think that grants are the Holy Grail. That they will help a nonprofit get started, save it from going under, or meet next month’s bills. Not so! Here are six realities about grants every nonprofit should understand.
Foundation grants are important to nonprofits, but they might not play as big of a role in your financing as you think.
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Writing about the nonprofit world at About.com. Coordinator of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival.
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  • About.com
    Guide to Nonprofit, 2006 - present
  • Elderhostel
    Assoc Dir SW Region
  • University of Iowa
    Director of University Relations
  • St. Louis University
    Director of University Relations
  • Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis
    Development Director
  • Sachs Properties/Electric
    PR Director
  • University City School District
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Expert on Nonprofit Orgs at About.com, covering all aspects of the nonprofit world.
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Writing about philanthropy, marketing, social media, fundraising, management, volunteerism and more -- mostly at About.com.


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Proud of two daughters who both work for nonprofits. Two stepsons hang out in Alaska and Hong Kong, one leading adventures in the tundra and the other working in international finance. Three grand kids. Four granddogs. A ton of bragging rights!
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  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Saint Louis University
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