Neat ideas and helpful information for the non-profit world.


Birds Mean Business Cards

"Birds Mean Business" cards are designed to show businesses and municipalities that bird watchers are contributing to the local economy. Birders are encouraged to leave the cards with local businesses, municipal officials and Chambers of Commerce in the places they visit. See Audubon New York's press release about their Birds Mean Business campaign.

This link contains examples of two types of Birds Mean Business cards that your Chapter can use as templates for creating its own bird business cards.

Bird Stickers and Tattoos

Fun outreach materials for your next booth or event!


The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's BirdCast will allow, for the first time, real-time predictions of bird migrations: when they migrate, where they migrate, and how far they will be flying.

Offset Your Carbon Footprint

Here's an example of one chapter's efforts to mitigate their carbon footprint during those loooong distance field trips or rare bird exploits. It's completely voluntary and the funds go back to conserve bird habitat!


Volunteermatch.org: Resources for non-profits to recruit and manage volunteers.

Google for Non-Profits: Donations, online sharing, website building, social media and more.

Idealware: Articles, training seminars, and blog postings for nonprofits. Topics include websites, collaboration, fundraising, advocacy, social media, and more. 

Institute for Conservation Leadership: Tools to help you develop talent, build your organization, and sustain your impact.

New Organizing Institute (NOI): Free access to revolutionary tools, technologies, and research to help campaigns reach the next level.

Nonprofit Marketing Guide: Training and tips for do-it-yourself nonprofit marketers.

NonProfit Marketing Blog: Nonprofit marketing trends, fundraising techniques, technology developments and amazing nonprofit examples.

Social Velocity: Tools for strategic planning, board engagement, and fundraising.

Solid Ground Consulting: Information on board development, fundraising, strategic planning and more.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: News, ideas, and advice on fundraising, media, and board recruiting (webinars at a cost).

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