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Using the Power of Story to Run a Successful Peer-to-Peer Campaign

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personal story is an articulation about the values, beliefs, and events in someone’s life that have lead them to give and now fundraise.

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Even More Benefits to Tracking Outcomes

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And customer loyalty can be driven higher with authentic, well-articulated marketing around an organization’s philanthropic efforts.

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Storytelling, Design, and Communicating With Your Audience


The first step is articulating a strong story about the organization, then making sure that every element on the website reinforces that.

How Corporate Volunteering Programs Benefit Everyone

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In other words, inspired and engaged employees equal happy employees. That said, according to Gallup’s U.S. You need more than perks. Inspiration.

7 Most Costly Sins of Donation Forms [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The humble donation form has but one purpose: to capture a gift. Somewhere a piece of me dies, friends. And those numbers will only continue to grow.

Going First: The first step to transformational leadership starts with taking it


The fact is, there is always something we can do to lead those around us, whether it means articulating values, clarifying vision, reinforcing behavior, confronting problems, or simply encouraging people around us. Jeff Shuck. Plenty Consulting. Want to see leadership in action?

How To Develop Your Nonprofit Operating Reserves

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How much should you designate for the operating reserve? In classic consultant speak, I’m going to say “it depends.” Economic health of the community.

Cloudy With a Chance of.

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Author: Noah Cooper. What is Cloud Computing? Or, as the fine people at Appirio put it, "Cloud: Like a sheep without legs

Tips and Tools to Build Your Organization’s Brand

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Articulate Your Message. The secret to successfully communicating your brand to audiences is knowing what you want to say, and articulating that message so nobody can be confused. An organization’s brand is much more than what meets the eye. There’s strategy, planning and effort that go into it. Featured Nonprofit Brandin

Responsive Design for Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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During visual design, we treated each breakpoint individually to ensure we articulated the ideal look and feel for each screen size. 3. 

Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?

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When I shared this article on my Facebook Page , it resonated with a lot of people. Gabriela graciously agreed to share her experience.

4 Tech Trend Predictions for Nonprofits for 2016

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Relevant even for a nonprofit designer like me. Here are my top 4 quotable takeaways, but I encourage you to watch the full transcript (5 min).

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Three Tips To Improve Social Media Results

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Infographic by RAD Campaign - click to see full graphic. Register  here and use the code “beth” for a registration discount. Craig Newmark.

Foundation Revenue Grows 4.7 Percent

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Overall giving to 96 foundations representing over $414.6 million in annual revenue grew 4.7 Giving to those foundations grew 7.6 With nearly $7.9

How To Craft A Better Brand Story


How can we articulate feeling? Feelings are your brand. Brands are about feeling and emotion; not tangibles. of each association offering?

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Nonprofit Web Design Process: Summary

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Enjoy! Stakeholder Discovery : How we structure stakeholder meetings, what topics we discuss and some tips for leading discovery conversations.

Boost Your Innovation Efforts with Lean Startup


There is: lean startup methodology, as most fully developed and articulated
by Eric Ries in his 2011 book The Lean Startup. What went wrong?

Share Your Posts on Measurement and Learning from Your Data: January Blog Carnival

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Photo by Notemily. So, what does it take to do the art and science of measuring your marketing or communication strategies well? 

10 Benefits of Social Media

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couldn't very well articulate the benefits of social media for an organization and the idea (temporarily) died. Author: Cheryl Black. couple jobs ago I was working in a mid-sized nonprofit and trying to sell the communications director and executive team on the idea of launching a Facebook page. Drive visitors to online donation pages.

Are we trying to automate the “human” out of social media?


I posted a mini-rant on Google+ the other day, which has led to some great responses and I’d really appreciate your thoughts. We’re fickle.

Trends in the Nonprofit Sector

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As a change agent, I also like to articulate my perspectives on changes that I consider important to embrace. Author: Vinay Bhagat.

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Fundraising Basics: [Part 1] How to Create and Provide Value to Your Donors

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Number three, how do we articulate and communicate our impact to others? Overall U.S. giving was up 4.9% Number one, offer a valuable product.

Into Focus: Benchmarks and Best Practices for Nonprofits and Video

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How Nonprofits Measure Success of Video. See3, YouTube and Edelman have released a new report and guide for nonprofits about using video. Video

My Theory of Practice

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology My Theory of Practice July 10, 2008 I finally had the reason to begin to more completely articulate my theory of practice. My theory of practice is different than my consulting philosophy. Educating. Learning.

What software freedom means to me

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realize that I haven’t talked about this in a while, and I’m not sure I’ve actually ever articulated this completely on this blog. The date was sometime in 1995. We set up a little box in the corner of my office, and loaded several piles of floppies containing the Slackware distribution onto this box. Be Helpful.

Priming Your Board for Fundraising

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Author: Rachel Muir. In reality, these people may have no real connection to your cause. Board Manual. Board Contract. Program attendance.

Your Brand Is Not A Logo


Do you need to do a better job of articulating why the mission matters? Your brand is not advertising. This is probably your mission or cause.

Does Your Nonprofit Organization’s Culture Eat French Fries for Breakfast?

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Organizations must support staffs’ self-care efforts through clearly articulate values, policies, and programs. Happy Healthy Nonprofit

More From #P2P15 | The Most Tweetable Peer to Peer Moments

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I was thrilled to attend the Peer to Peer Professional Forum  to swap stories and strategies with some of the finest minds in fundraising and P2P.

Can “Viral” Videos Really Create Social Change?


And a story of now articulates the present as a moment of challenge, choice, and hope,” says Ganz. Government to help capture Kony.

Grant Writing 101: Your GPS to Success

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You need to clearly articulate your project in a sincere and compelling manner.  Master this and you, too, can be a grant writing phenom. 

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The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Culture, Microsites, and The Kiss of Death

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Being a good communicator involves more than just good articulation; it’s about understanding your audience. maybe.) 12 years? Thank you.

Social Media: Ask What’s the Change, Not the Return!

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Should we be using an industrial measurement model in a digitally networked  age? Why Use A Theory of Change. How It Works. Measurement

What’s a Persona?

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They help us synthesize and articulate what we’ve learned about your constituents through user research. Personas in the Design Process. Photo.

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Pinterest is Great….but not for Every Business


Can what your organization does be articulated through images? I started using Pinterest a few months ago and fell in love. Blythe.

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Top 6 Tips for Taking Your Cause Mobile

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Note from Beth: My colleague, Darian Rodriguez Heyman has launched a new company,  BetterWorld Wireless. Less is more. Darian is also the former E.D.

npNEXT 2013 – Penelope Burk

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She has an uncanny ability to articulate what donors want and backs that up with solid and compelling research.

Tech Impact Helps You Manage Your Data and Relationships

Tech Soup Blog

Reporting: Learn about new tools available to nonprofits to create reports, dashboards, and visualizations to better understand and articulate your work. TechSoup donor partner Tech Impact has added two new consultation services to its offerings. One helps you get your data ducks in a row. Get Them Now. Data and Database Assessment.

Five Marketing Mistakes Nonprofits Need to Avoid

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positioning statement is a one or two sentence statement that articulates your organization’s value. You’d lose those friends pretty fast.

Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits

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We introduced ourselves by drawing a picture on a sticky note and using the speech bubble sticky to articulate a challenge in our practice.