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Top 12 Internet Memes for Nonprofits

By on Feb 22, 2013


Who doesn’t love a good Internet meme? Those clever little images and captions that have become a phenomena on the interwebs.

But what would happen if we combined some commonly “overheard” phrases from the nonprofit sector with the most popular Internet memes?

I took a break from nonprofit data spelunking to create a few. Don’t recognize one of them? Then check out

Success Kid


Annoyed Picard


Matrix Morpheus


The Most Interesting Man in the World




One Does Not Simply


Condescending Wonka

Skeptical Baby

Imminent Ned

Schrute Facts


Business Cat

Note to self: If this gets a positive response, then I might have to re-think my blogging priorities.


Steve MacLaughlin is the Vice President of Data & Analytics at Blackbaud and bestselling author of Data Driven Nonprofits.

MacLaughlin has been featured as a fundraising and nonprofit expert in many mainstream publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, USA Today, The NonProfit Times, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Bloomberg, and has appeared on NPR.

He is a frequent speaker at events including the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), American Marketing Association (AMA), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association (DMFA), Giving Institute Summer Symposium, National Association of Independent School (NAIS), Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), Institute of Fundraising National Convention (United Kingdom), Civil Society Conference (Netherlands), International Fundraising Congress (Netherlands), Ask Direct Fundraising Summer School (Ireland), and a keynote speaker at several conferences across the social good sector.

Steve previously served on the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) Board of Directors and is currently an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University.

He is a frequent blogger, published author of a chapter in the book People to People Fundraising: Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities, and is a co-editor of the book Internet Management for Nonprofits: Strategies, Tools & Trade Secrets. His latest book, Data Driven Nonprofits, became a bestseller in 2016.

Steve earned both his undergraduate degree and a Master of Science degree in Interactive Media from Indiana University.

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