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One of the latest social media trends is sharing selfies - a picture you take (usually) of yourself. The Oxford Dictionary named "selfie" as word of the year for 2013 and this year the word was added to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. Love or hate the trend, selfies aren't going away anytime soon.

When Ellen DeGeneres took that famous selfie at the Oscar Awards last March, nonprofits sat up and noticed when it resulted in $3 million in donations from product sponsor Samsung. Since then, supporters and nonprofits have come up with some creative ways to leverage the selfie moment while it's hot. 

The #nomakeupselfie viral trend raised ₤2 million via text donations within 48 hours for Cancer Research UK. Even more extraordinary is that the organization didn't start it. When author Laura Lippman tweeted a photo of her face au naturel in response to criticism about actress Kim Novak's looks, another person added a donation link in their retweet and it snowballed from there.

 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_wts_logo_220.pngNeed another revenue source for your nonprofit? You might take a look at WebThriftStore where you can set up an online thrift store where people can donate goods to sell on your behalf (they get a tax receipt) or look for bargains that support your cause. WebThriftStore >


9 Fundraising Lessons From the World’s Weirdest Charity Stunts >

Fair warning: Some of these might make your eyes bug out.


b2ap3_thumbnail_quote.gifI love infographics. They can be an effective way to impart a lot information in a concise way but some are better than others. The Secrets Of A Memorable Infographic >

Need to whip up an infographic for your next board meeting or presentation? Here are some free tips & PPT templates >

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Fast Company often published articles of interest to the nonprofit world including 3 Pillars of a Successful Nonprofit Strategy by Seth Kahan.

Ignorance is no excuse when it comes to the law. The Charity Lawyer Blog by Ellis Carter is a fantastic resource for legal issues of concern for nonprofits.

LinkedIn isn't just for job searching. How Fundraisers Can Get More Out of LinkedIn provides some great tips on how to up your game on the platform.

Nonprofit Tech for Good provides handy specs for social media graphics in The Importance of Branding Your Nonprofit on Social Networks Through Graphic Design.

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