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Researchers caution about potential harms of parents’ online posts about children — (@PsyPost) October 25, 2016 \ What parents share with others about their children in today’s digital age presents new and often unanticipated risks, according to new research presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2016Continue Reading

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits: – @NonprofitOrgs (@nonprofitorgs) October 20, 2016 1. Know online fundraising trends. In 2015 online giving grew 9% while overall giving grew 2%. Small and medium-sized NGOs are experiencing the largest growth in online giving. The average online gift in 2015 wasContinue Reading