With the big changes announced in December, a lot of my time and attention has been focused on building new systems and prioritizing the Content Hero beta customers, leaving little time for sharing here on the blog. So as these new systems take shape–including a return to weekly resources published to the blog!–today’s post showcases three things worth noting this month.
AmazonSmile officially comes to an end on Feb. 20, 2023. In an announcement sent to participating charitable organizations in mid-January, Amazon shared its intent to focus its philanthropic giving on programs with greater impact, and admitted that, “After almost a decade of running AmazonSmile, we learned that with so many eligible organizations—more than 1 million globally—our ability to have an impact was often spread too thin.” If this bums you out, read more about why they’re right in this popular piece on the blog, and consider setting up wish lists for items that your supporters can purchase outright on your behalf.
Wrangle your digital reading list
If you use Chrome as your primary internet browser, did you know that you can curate a reading list of online articles right in your browser tab (and keep them separate from your bookmarks)? Yep, and it’s super easy using the new side-by-side view which you can toggle on-and-off as you browse the internet.
Discovering this new feature has allowed me to unpin about a dozen tabs in Chrome that I wanted to revisit and read. (Am I the only one who does this??)
Flexible support designed for nonprofits
In most nonprofits, virtually every team member wears multiple hats yet adding new staff positions can feel impossible or risky. For this reason, it’s surprising that the burgeoning use of virtual assistants (VAs) hasn’t really taken off–yet–in nonprofit organizations. I recently connected with Vicki Burkhart, the founder of More Than Giving, and am incredibly excited by what she is doing to spread the adoption of VAs and fractional staffing in nonprofits. In fact, I plan to share more about this model in future posts and have agreed to become an official referral partner because I’m *certain* that this will transform many small- to mid-sized nonprofits by tapping into the rocket fuel of adding more human capital even when budgets are tight. MORE importantly, this human capital will help organizations to grow their bottom line and further their missions!
If you’re curious to learn more, download the brochure or reach out to me directly and I’ll be glad to refer you to the More Than Giving team. And if you reach out directly to the team at More Than Giving, be sure to let them know that I referred you and you’ll be eligible for a discount on your first three months of service.
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