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Joanne Fritz
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Writing about the nonprofit world at About.com.
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  • About.com
    Guide to Nonprofit, 2005 - present
  • University of Iowa
    Director of University Relations, present
  • St. Louis University
    Director of University Relations, present
  • Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis
    Development Director, present
  • University City School District
    Teacher, present
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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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Use your smartphone for charitable giving with these 6 great apps. #charitablegiving  
What's a perfect match? Charitable giving and our smartphones! Here are 6 easy-to-use apps to make your everyday life more charitable.
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Some #nonprofits will find more #grants right in their own backyards.
Small family foundations are the mainstay of local grant making. Smaller, local nonprofits should approach them with their grant proposals.
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Best Links: Oxfam and the 1%, Volunteers, Reporting Results
Best links from the nonprofit world, including Oxfam's report on wealth inequality and Charity Navigator's plans for a new way to evaluate charities.
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Do double duty with social media by thanking donors with it. #nonprofit  
Don't lose out on one of the best tools available for making donors feel good. Here's how to do gratitude the social media way.
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If you are a business person you must know your really non profit from your own business in equal ity,because a business as a draft hard work on makes that preparation and so on.
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So many small nonprofits still don't have monthly giving programs, or they market what they do have rather badly. Hard to understand when monthly giving is a such a great way to build regular income and to keep donors for a long time.
Is monthly giving just for large nonprofits? Not at all. Even a simple program can work wonders for a small organization.
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More people watch videos than read.  Are you telling your story with video? Here's how to boost your fundraising with good cause-related videos. #fundraising  
Video is easier than ever for nonprofits. And it is very popular with people who ​donate to your cause. Use it often and well for better fundraising
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Even small #nonprofits  can compete for grants. Here's how.
Starting a grants program isn't easy, but many nonprofits have misconceptions that hold them back. Here are eight myths you should ignore.
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Soon, most nonprofits will be able to take donations through FB's new tools. Here the info you need before you jump. in. #fundraising  
Will Facebook's new fundraising tools be a boon for nonprofits? Or a bust? Here's what you need to know.
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If you want to build your monthly giving program this year, try dedicating space on your website to it. Check out these fab examples for some ideas. #fundraising  
Monthly giving works. It works for charities but also for donors. Market your program with a special page like one of these exceptional examples.
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Have a holiday teachable moment with your family. Here are some ideas for giving that appeal to all ages.
Make your holiday a family affair and teach children about charitable giving at the same time. These charities have special appeal to both kids and adults
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Sometimes plain trumps pretty, especially when your message is gripping. Check out this #fundraising letter that grabbed me by the throat.
Fundraising letters are often the most effective when they are plain, not elegant. Here is one example of a simple letter that works.
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Too many people are cynical about charities. Here's how to make sure that yours is a trusted one. #nonprofit  
Charity scams receive more public notice than you might think. How can you make sure that your charity is a trusted one?
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