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The No Filter Truth About #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

#GivingTuesday is entering its fifth year as a global social media movement inspired by the purpose of giving. Warning, snark will commence in 3…2…1.

#40BetterHours: The Art of Single Tasking

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

“Batch Concepts” – If you are working on five different stories, don’t jump around. Happy Healthy Nonprofit

Measuring What Matters: How Funders and Nonprofits Can Leverage Data and Technology for Impact

Connection Cafe

Three overarching themes emerged from our conversation as areas to focus our energy on as a field moving forward. Access to Data. Partnerships.

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Resource: The Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are many guides to digital and social media. From Dummies guides to video tutorials, it’s all out there. Search for courses here. Strategy

Do You Have the Right Volunteer Culture?


All associations and membership organizations have two distinct workforces: staff and volunteers. And managing them sometimes feels like herding cats.

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Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch – Guest Post by Steve MacLaughlin. Why do some organizations struggle to manage their data? SECRETS TO SUCCESS.

Three Engagement Myths, Busted.


No Feeds Found. The Employee Engagement Trap. “What do you do if the data says your managers don’t care, or people don’t have friends at work?

5 Ways to Get Your Facebook Content Seen by More People


Facebook recently changed its algorithm again. This can have a major impact on your work if you run a nonprofits Facebook page.

Why Donor Cultivation is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

NonProfit Hub

In the world of fundraising, donor cultivation is king. Too often organizations skimp on donor cultivation. Why spend time on donor cultivation?

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Survival in the New Age of Grant Management

Connection Cafe

This post is part 2 of our New Age of Grant Management series. No longer is grant funding free money with very few strings attached. Not so much.

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The Happy Healthy Social Change Activist: Passion for a Cause without Burnout

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The next step was to whittle it down to 20 topics by voting using an applause meter. An applause meter is just what you think it is.

6 Ways to Engage Nonprofit Volunteers


Tip o the hat to Elevation for this one! photo credit ). Cool Infographic Friday

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How Do Other Organizations Control Administrative Costs?

Tech Soup Blog

It almost feels like administrative costs are to be avoided. How are nonprofits coping with this issue? Attempting to Combat the Overhead Myth.

12 Not-So-Great Realities About Nonprofits and Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits have spent years promoting Facebook and get rewarded with a 2% organic reach. ” or “Like Our Facebook Page!” Our reward?

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Pep Talk for Your 2016 Year-End Campaign Strategy

Connection Cafe

The next 100 days (give or take) will play a major role in the following 365 days to come. Yes, that’s a bit harsh, but I don’t apologize.

Paul Smith Teaches You How To Sell With A Story

Eric Jacobsen Blog

This is a great week. I'm a big fan of Paul's earlier best-sellers, including Lead with a Story and Parenting with a Story. It helps them relax.

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[Help spread the word!] SocialFish Job Board is Live!


UPDATE  . We have a special 20% discount for employers for a very limited time:  Please use SOCIALFISHVIP at checkout. Check it out here! via GIPHY.

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year. Prefer to go at your own pace? Join us! spanhidden.

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10 Website Design and Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It was the final presentation of the website design and email marketing webinar. Must-Know Stats for Nonprofits. 1. billion by 2020. 2.

#IMPACT2030 Sets Sights on Change and Transformation

Connection Cafe

IMPACT 2030 is the Global Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Particularly, the private sector must act to make a difference.

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book: Upcoming Activities and Early Reviews

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Credit: Rob Cottingham. Here’s some of the takeaways shared on Twitter. Well, just a few more weeks. Upcoming Happy Healthy Book Events.

The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm


No Feeds Found. Guest post from Shelly Alcorn, Principal, Alcorn Associates – Download her excellent paper with Elizabeth Engel here.

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Beyond the Pie Chart: When to Use a Bar Chart or Line Chart

Tech Soup Blog

Are you struggling to turn your data into meaningful insights that can improve your work or tell your organization's story? Explore Tableau.

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Where You Should be Spending the Most Time with Donors

NonProfit Hub

The clock is consistently and constantly ticking – 86,400 times a day, to be exact. Despite the seemingly monumental amount of seconds, there never seems to be enough time in a day. Time is a precious resource for fundraisers. So when it comes to divvying up your time among donors, it’s crucial to maximize every second and every minute. Interest.

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What Do Millennials, Shark Tank, and Grantmaking All Have In Common?

Connection Cafe

Scrub Daddy, a sponge based startup was valued at $1M in 2012, in 2015 they had over $20M in Revenue. What do they all have in common?

5 Creative Ways to Engage Supporters with Instagram Stories (With Examples)

John Haydon

Instagram Stories create an extra layer of visibility for your nonprofit – whenever you want that visibility. Content Marketing

Nonprofits and Libraries: It's Time to Move Beyond the Pie Chart

Tech Soup Blog

We know nonprofits and libraries gather piles of data, from program outcomes to constituent data to fundraising or advocacy campaign results.

How to Turn Volunteer Opportunities into a Job (For the Employer and Employee)

NonProfit Hub

People are constantly looking for jobs at businesses that best fit them while employers are simultaneously looking for employees that fit their needs.

Guarantee Success for Your Year-End Campaign with Donor Data as Your Guide

Connection Cafe

With 17.4% of overall giving happening in December , there’s no higher-stakes season for fundraising than end-of-year.

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WNYC Doubles Its Mobile Donations Using “Text to Donate”

Mobile Commons

You know the setup. Donors text a keyword to a number, and a small donation – $5 or $10 – is automatically added to their cell phone bills.

Treat Digital Like Real Property


This post originally appeared on the Tanzen Consulting Blog. —— I am planning to sell a house soon. What will you do in 2017?

Using Data Effectively in Your Grants Strategy Development

Tech Soup Blog

My editor called me out on this one: in the original copy, " development" was written as "devilment." " For many of us, when it comes to incorporating data into our grantseeking strategies, "devilment" might have been right. How Data Can Improve Your Grantseeking. We want you to be able to. Adds up, right?

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Hold Getting To Know You Conversations With Your Direct Reports

Eric Jacobsen Blog

To help you bring out the best in your team, you need to get close and understand their skills, abilities, and motivations. The content of your work?

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Amplify #GivingTuesday with Social Ambassadors

Connection Cafe

Fueled by the power of social media, #GivingTuesday has emerged as the largest day of giving with $116M raised, 114M Twitter impression, and 1.3M