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If It Were Up To Me

Every time I hear about another mass shooting in the U.S., I think about Cheryl Wheeler’s song “If It Were Up To Me.” Read more »

I'm Sick Of Waking Up To News About Gun Violence In This Country

In a sign that America is indeed getting back to normal, we had two mass shooting incidents in the span of a week. An assault weapon was used to kill 10 people in Boulder and in Georgia, the shooter bought a gun and used it the same day to murder 8 people. Note – you can’t register to vote the same day in Georgia, but purchasing a gun is totally cool. Read more »

Equal Access to Sports for Transgender Young People

One of President Biden’s Day One executive orders was titled “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.” Among the many things this order does is to guarantee equal access to young people to participate in the sport or team of their gender identity, and prevents them being denied access to locker rooms, restrooms and school sports. For people who want to play, participating in sports is a benefit to self-esteem and self-confidence. For transgender young people, the type of benefit that comes from being welcomed to play sports in a way that affirms their gender is especially important. Read more »

Defend our Democracy

On January 6, 2021 there was an attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol. On January 13, 2021 the House of Representatives impeached the now-former President for inciting the insurrection. On February 13, 2021 a majority of the Senate voted 57-43 to convict the disgraced former President, although the vote fell short of the needed 2/3 majority. Read more »

#21NTC Session Proposal: GOTV in the Time of Covid

We were proud to partner with EDF Action this summer and fall to help them engage their members on behalf of climate champions running for Congress. And we were pretty proud of the results, too! We’ve proposed a session for #21NTC about how EDF Action used cutting-edge digital tools to turn out volunteers and voters. We’d love it if you’d read our session description and if you like it, give it a favorite! Read more »

I Excel at Spreadsheets

If you hang around the nonprofit digital world long enough, chances are you’ll eventually need to clean up some data. And if you’re doing data hygiene tasks, then you’ll probably use a spreadsheet program like Excel or Google Sheets to organize and clean your data. Here are some of our favorite quick tricks to make this task as painless as possible. Read more »

5 Takeaways from Start Here!

We had so much fun presenting Start Here! Building a Digital Fundraising Program: Selecting Tools & Strategies with our friends from Media Cause. If you missed it, you can view the recording or download the slides. Read more »