Amanda Wilson

Recent Posts

Pay it forward this Father's Day.

Posted by Amanda Wilson on 6/19/17 2:05 PM

Sure, dads love getting new toys for Father's Day - but does he really need anything? This year, instead of giving him something that will get lost or become outdated in 6 months, how 'bout letting him help another brave and courageous dad support his family?

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Topics: impact, health, humanity

Not a bad place to work.

Posted by Amanda Wilson on 6/9/17 4:17 PM

Not a bad place to work.

Beautiful views of the city and endless sunsets over the Brooklyn Bridge – it's moments like these that remind us how lucky we are to work in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

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Online communications for nonprofits.

Posted by Amanda Wilson on 6/6/17 3:39 PM

If you’re looking for ways to communicate for your nonprofit, here are 5 simple but effective ways to do so:

Storytelling

The most powerful and genuine way to tell the story of your nonprofit (and the people behind it) is through stories that inspire and attract old and new donors alike. We often say that the difference between a good story and a great story is what catapults supporters into action.

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Topics: fundraising, nonprofit marketing, storytelling, communications

Fight malaria.

Posted by Amanda Wilson on 6/6/17 3:39 PM

Malaria is a serious, sometimes fatal disease that is spread by mosquitoes who have been infected by a parasite. The disease is spread when mosquitoes feed on humans. It mostly breeds in warm climate, and exists in 103 countries worldwide. That means 3.3 billion people are affected. 90% of malaria-related deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa, and the majority of those affected are children under 5 years old.

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Everyday superheroes.

Posted by Amanda Wilson on 5/25/17 4:53 PM

Sasha Matthews, a 12-year-old New Yorker has raised over $2000 for ACLU National, just by drawing pictures of people as superheroes based on their jobs or hobbies.

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Topics: youth

Discover someone like you…but without clean water.

Posted by Amanda Wilson on 5/25/17 4:01 PM

For World Water Day, charity: water put out a quiz that asks you a few questions, and then tells the story of someone like you in Adi Etot, a community in northern Ethiopia located high on a plateau.

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Topics: nonprofit marketing

A book from mom.

Posted by Amanda Wilson on 5/25/17 11:31 AM

Most of us have fond memories of sitting on a lap — maybe mom’s or dad’s or grandma’s — with a book in front of us, anticipating every turn of the page to find out what happens next. And if you’re a parent, maybe you have those memories with your child(ren), their small hands grabbing onto the book, and their attentiveness when you read them the story — the kind of attention that’s hard to get otherwise.

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Topics: criminal justice, prison reform

Putting jails in our neighborhoods.

Posted by Amanda Wilson on 5/25/17 11:31 AM

The decision of closing Rikers Island puts jails in our neighborhoods — but before you assume the worst of it, think of this.

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Topics: mass incarceration, criminal justice, prison reform