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Wordnik Raises Money, Shares Love With Email

With 8 million words and counting, Wordnik is the internet’s biggest dictionary. According to founder Erin McKean, "Wordnik’s mission is to collect all the words of English and share them as widely as possible." They share the words on their website and through an open API, which allows developers to use data about words in …

DoSomething’s Charity Teamwork

DoSomething.org is a nonprofit membership organization for people under 25, intent on making those people care. "Why?" their about page asks. "Because apathy sucks." With 2.5 million members, all in the 13-25 year age range, DoSomething.org has the numbers to back up its values of believing, trusting, celebrating, respecting, and valuing young people. It’s these …

Atlanta Film Festival’s Comment-Heavy Teamwork

The Atlanta Film Festival has been bringing world-renowned movies, filmmakers, artists, and industry professionals to MailChimp’s hometown for four decades. The membership-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit fosters community and film culture with year-round events, classes, internships, and an active email presence. Suffice it to say, this is not a one-person operation. They’ve got an executive director, artistic …

Behind the Scenes of Walker Art Center’s Email Collaboration

Every two weeks, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis sends an email to more than 50,000 people who care about "the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences," as the institution’s mission states. Established in 1927 as the first public art gallery in the Upper Midwest, the Walker now employs around 160 …

Newsletter Inspiration for Nonprofit Organizations

Recently I had the pleasure of helping out with Look What You Can Do and enjoyed gawking at handsome newsletters from Code for America, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Cooper-Hewitt, and hundreds of peer organizations. These folks really know how to put together an email. I’ve also recently had the pleasure of attending a few conferences—MuseumNext, TCG, the …