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

Connection Cafe

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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Tips and Tools to Build Your Organization’s Brand

NonProfit Hub

” Recognize the Problem. Many times, nonprofits don’t recognize the problems that poor branding is causing. Graham said it’s a problem she has run into numerous times while working with organizations. Articulate Your Message. There’s strategy, planning and effort that go into it.

How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

Connection Cafe

Senior management creates the conditions for staff members to feel safe acknowl- edging when there are problems.

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Boost Your Innovation Efforts with Lean Startup


Your team builds it, hopefully on time and on budget. Or something you thought was a real problem or need for them turned out not to be.

Grantseeking in 2017: Know the Scene — Be Bold!

Tech Soup Blog

It is time to experiment with new ways of solving social or environmental problems. Lovely, articulate, and bold vision.

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We spent a fair amount of time framing and reframing the problem and ended up with a question that focused on data collection.

Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This section of the report covers new ways of thinking about organizational culture based in continuous improvement based on feedback. delivered).

Using Virtual Reality to Showcase Nonprofit Impact

Tech Soup Blog

Truth be told, my eyes had to adjust at first and I found myself unashamedly spinning around in my chair and soaking up this truly unique experience.

Using Design Thinking to ReThink Our Nonprofit or Community Foundation Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Design thinking methods are great way to identify and articulate some of those first step ideas. Shark Bank. Retreat on the Street.

The 3 Questions To Ask When Selecting A Cloud


The problem is, when nonprofits are preparing to choose a cloud provider , many fall flat. Image courtesy of SMB Tech Guide. Data protection.

What’s in your social media measurement tool box and why?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The problem is that data everywhere! Why is that so hard? Social media measurement tools give you data. One place to look). David J. Camera.

The Ultimate Checklist to Choose a Web Vendor


Are they able to articulate back to you what you’re after? You want to avoid an agency where every problem looks like the perfect nail for their hammer. What response time do they offer with their support package? As the founder of a web agency and former nonprofit campaigner I have sat on both sides of the table. Process.

Create Core Values

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Dont limit your time for only your direct reports. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! On others?

How ACLU NJ Defines Social Media Success: The First Important Measurement Step

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Increase the donations or volunteer time. Don’t try to measure everything and pick something that is an easy win for the first time.

Adventures in Artist-Driven Public Engagement: Machine Project at the Hammer Museum

Museum 2.0

As he put it (page 14): When people at an institution speak of a problem, it is often to indicate something that interferes with their operation.

How Can Nonprofits Switch to a Data-Driven Culture?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Does data collection may occur from time-to-time, but not formal reporting. The Evolutionary Stages of  A Data-Driven Culture.

Guest Post: Creativity – Why do some places have it and others don’t?

Museum 2.0

This week''s guest post is written by Julie Bowen, VP of Experience and Engagement at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. Or the tables?

Turn Brand Strategy into an Effective Website

Tech Soup Blog

The ideas and narrative are laid out in a well-articulated strategic brief. Complex, Multidisciplinary Process. Putting It to Work. It also.

Does Your Nonprofit Organization Have Measurement Malaise?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You have to put a flag in the sand and articulate what your outcome will be, whether grand or modest. Flickr photo by Allain Bachellier.

Can You Experiment Your Way Out of the Filter Bubble?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Design experiments so they are not a time suck. Spend time extracting lessons learned and design principles at the end.

President’s Update - Spring 2012

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Our team articulately expressed direct, succinct truths that required no editing. We’re not about completing a process, studying a problem, or conducting a pilot project as an end point. Telling the Benetech story better is crucial to our future: crucial to making the social change at scale that we consider the essence of innovation.

Your 2016 Cause Camp Speaker Lineup Announcement

NonProfit Hub

On April 8th, online registrants will have access to six presentations in real-time, with the rest being posted online following the conference.

The Networked NGO in Pakistan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One participant told me that she never learned so much about social media in so short a time. organizational change, and technology.

The “Open Source Software is Free” myth

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

seem to spend inordinate amounts of time responding to people (proprietary software vendors, to be specific) harping on the idea that “open source software is free&# is a myth , and blathering on about how it’s not really free, because you have to hire a geek to install it, and maintain it, and blah blah blah. Problem solved.

Reflections and Notes from Personal Democracy Forum 2013

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Real collaboration takes time, and funding, and a shared vision and putting aside our desire to get all the credit, among other things.

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#11NPD: Impact, Brand, and Business Model

Tech Soup Blog

Therefore, nonprofits must have a crisp understanding of the problem they solve and how they solve it. Impact: Be Rather Than Do.

Mission Statement

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Not because I don’t want my blog to be better, it’s just that I don’t have the time right now. figured it was a good time to think about and articulate mine. But, I have been following Michele Martin’s work on The Bamboo Project Blog with some interest. Be Helpful.

Research Friday: Leadership Development & Performance Management - Reflections from Daring to Lead 2011

ASU Lodestar Center

One-third of executives said that they do not spend enough time managing and developing staff. posted by. CompassPoint. Is this a contradiction?

New Benchmarks for Success in the Knowledge Age


Many of those who were able to articulate strategic visions didn’t really—in their hearts of hearts—believe that they would be fully executed.

Five Tips for A Successful Open Source CMS Project on a Budget


Articulate a mission for your project. Write it down, and use it as a touchstone every time you make a decision. Start there. Simplify.

Tag, You're IT! An Introduction for Technical Managers: Mentorship

Tech Soup Blog

People find comfort in talking to others they perceive as "wise" when they are without direction or have lackluster solutions to their problems at hand. Before you seek a mentor, take some time to figure out what it is that you are trying to accomplish. I'd recommend sitting down and writing your pitch on a piece of paper.

The Johnny Cash Project: A Participatory Music Video That Sings

Museum 2.0

This question is a byproduct of the reality that most participatory projects have poorly articulated value. The project is designed to scale.

How I Got Here

Museum 2.0

This seems like an appropriate time to share the story. The reach is huge--at the time, about 800,000 visitors per year--but the staff is tiny.

Mentoring Staff New to Nonprofit Work

ASU Lodestar Center

It only takes an oversight or a small error to blow up into a problem that could have been avoided with some basic facts. Like this article?

Learn The Art Of Effective Messaging

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Dont limit your time for only your direct reports. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! On others?

Responsible IT conversations

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

The problem with this picture is the techy's passivity: she assumes that the user alone is responsible for articulating his concerns.

Reflections: Social Media and NGO/CSR Workshop in India

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Real-time improvisation. Workshop Ngo Feb 13 View more presentations from Beth Kanter. My 8 day visit to India was a whirlwind.  NGOS in India.

Technology Support as Teaching

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

As I move out of doing implementation, and into more evaluation, planning and facilitation of technology change within organizations, I wanted to spend some time articulating what I have tried my best to practice when I’ve been in a place of providing technology support. Really a lot. Where is this client, now ? Are they angry?

Social Media: Distributed Influence Quantifying the Impact of Social Media - A New White Paper from Edelman

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dave Webb said "I have always had a problem forcing something that is organic by nature into a mechanical straightjacket. In Edelman???s

How Managers Can Better Support And Retain Their Millennial Colleagues

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Millennial turnover is a huge problem for leaders. times higher job satisfaction and they were 1.4 times more engaged at work.