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How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

Connection Cafe

The Performance Imperative offers a common definition of high performance, supported by seven pillars of highly effective organizations.

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How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

Connection Cafe

Back in my days as a Corporate Funder, I was routinely asked to provide giving details for our organization. Our focus was on: Dollars granted.

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Why Data Informed VS Data Driven?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the questions I was asked,  ”Why Data Informed? ” Being data-informed is something very different from a data-driven culture.

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The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The problem of “information overload” is nothing new and has been around for centuries.   All you have to do read Ann M. 4-5: Email.

New Report! Collected Voices: Data-Informed Nonprofits

NTEN

And what happens when you connect energized, smart, data-passionate nonprofit professionals for a year of learning and knowledge sharing?

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How to Monitor Your Organization Online

SocialFish

It’s not always pleasant to hear what your partners and competitors are saying about your organization online. Use Google Alerts.

One Cost Your Organization Can’t Afford to Cut

Connection Cafe

More often than not, nonprofit organizations are tasked with doing more with less. Seeing that an organization offers training and professional development can be a selling point to potential candidates. If an employee feels empowered to grow, they’re more likely engage and invest in the organization’s long-term success.

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Money for Good Study: Sharing Information About Your Org’s Results Can Attract More Donors

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The findings suggest that if nonprofits are more transparent in sharing information about their results online that they could attract more donors.

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3 Ways to Embrace Change and Shake the Status Quo at Your Organization

Connection Cafe

So what’s holding your organization back from making internal changes? . Training is an investment in both you and your organization’s future. 

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Content Strategy, Creation, Organization, and Measurement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Those decisions are implemented across the organization’s web properties and social channels. My answer:  Yes! How do you manage it all?

7 Ethical Dilemmas Facing Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

Let’s take back the trust that good organizations deserve by brushing up on the top ethical dilemmas facing the sector. 1. Tainted Money.

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Data Digest: Introducing the Information Chef

Tech Soup Blog

Information is what we feed our brains, so we should consume healthy, fresh, local, organic information, and be concerned with ethical sourcing.

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Being intentional about learning can also help an organization scale effectively. We wanted the most informed audit we could manage.

Insta-what? Pin it where? Why should arts and cultural organizations use Instagram and Pintrest?

Connection Cafe

I was having a conversation the other day about the ways in which Pintrest and Instagram can be used at nonprofit organizations.

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Twitter Community Organizing Rules for Non Profits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Robin shared some of her thoughts in the comments of a recent blog post, and I invited to share her community organizing rules for Twitter. 

One Organization. One System for Donor Information.

GroundWire

But then came the final question about how to best integrate information about online and offline donors. Ideally you have a single CRM system that lets you keep track of one donor as one donor—regardless of how they came to your organization or how they give. The answer? But that’s not often possible. Period. Period.

Encouraging Grantmakers to Spread Technology Information

Idealware

The nonprofit sector is very diffuse, but most organizations are funded by some foundation. In turn, the foundation sector is somewhat more connected (through national and state grant making organizations). In fact, most funders, in our experience, don't pass on information to grantees. At all.

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Need a Quick Mobile Win for Your Organization?

Connection Cafe

However, one tactic that your organization cannot afford NOT to adopt is scalable email design. What is scalable email design?

How and When Should Your Nonprofit Organization Invest in Mobile

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit organizations are under the gun to keep up with current technology. Social media. Analytics. Websites. Special thanks to Nancy E.

The Cost of Out of Date Donor Information

NTEN

It might not be the most exciting topic to think about, but consider this: how your constituents react to your organization is a result of how they perceive you. Kim Kupferman. Director of Professional Services. Heller Consulting. If your communications with your constituents are in any way inaccurate, that is what they remember.

Information Technology (IT) – The Magic Pill For Growing Capacity?

ASU Lodestar Center

The causal relationship between IT usage and capacity building correlates to the definition of capacity building – “the ability of nonprofit organizations to fulfill their missions in an effective manner” DeVita and Fleming (2001). posted by Kathy Renfro Graduate Student, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Fleming, C.,

#BBCON 2016| What’s in It for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

So I went ahead and picked out some of the top sessions for Arts & Cultural organization to make planning your conference journey just a little bit easier. Maximizing Engagement at Your Arts & Cultural Organization – Learn how you can move your visitors from “hello” to “I do” with a personalized journey for your supporters.

Engage, Inform, Recruit: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media to Recruit Donors and Volunteers

NTEN

Engagement Marketing, when done well, can become the single best source of new members, volunteers, or donors for any nonprofit organization. Alec Stern. Founding Team, Vice President of Strategic Market Development. Constant Contact. How can a nonprofit use social media to inspire donations and grow its volunteer base?

How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are significant benefits to both the organization and the leaders themselves by building a thought leadership profile on social. Benefits.

Engage, Inform, Recruit: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media to Recruit Donors and Volunteers

NTEN

Engagement Marketing, when done well, can become the single best source of new members, volunteers, or donors for any nonprofit organization. Alec Stern. Founding Team, Vice President of Strategic Market Development. Constant Contact. How can a nonprofit use social media to inspire donations and grow its volunteer base?

Try Qriously for free: Real-time data for your organization!

Amy Sample Ward

So, as a way of opening up the possibilities and participation, I’m asking that organizations “submit&# via the comments.

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Data Hygiene: Is a bad address costing your organization?

Connection Cafe

The summer was spent getting organized and planning for the following year among other things.

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Defining Knowledge Management for Your Organization

Idealware

There was no need to ensure that anyone else could use Idealware’s growing base of knowledge because I was the entire organization.

The Talent Development Pipeline: Putting People First in Social Change Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Talent Development is all about guiding those rock star staff members who are able to contribute to the organization’s impact and success.  

6 Ways to Keep Your Organization Secure

Tech Soup Blog

The right combination of security tools can help your organization stay locked down without getting in the way of your other tasks. Think.

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Guest Post: Infusing “Social” into Social Justice Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Infusing Social Into Social Justice Organizations – Guest Post by Daniel Jae-Won Lee, Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Twitter is now a primary news channel for a number of international organizations. Facebook reports that almost three quarters of its 1.2

5 Ways Arts & Cultural Organizations Should be Using QR Codes

Connection Cafe

QR codes, short for quick response codes, are the perfect way to get patrons (and potential patrons) more information about your organization. Here are 5 ways your organization can start using QR codes: Let Patrons Skip the Line. Have Other Businesses Promote Your Organization. Recruit Volunteers. Build Your Email List.

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Effective inbound marketing for nonprofit organizations

ASU Lodestar Center

The word marketing is usually associated with profit generating tactics; however, inbound marketing is focused on organic growth. Landing pages.

Member Communications & Information Overload - Finding Balance

Wild Apricot Blog

How does an organization find a balance? Since many membership and non-profit organizations may be asking themselves these very questions in terms of their member communications, we offered some ideas on how you can begin to answer these questions.( Will they find excessive messaging annoying? read more ).

Being a social organization means being trustworthy.

SocialFish

Trustworthy organizations embrace a culture of strategic transparency. The organization takes risks because there is no trust without risk.

Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the principles is to listen,  learn, and adapt and stay informed. Flickr Photo by Lululemon. Focus on Engagement That Leads To Action.

Is Your Organization Ready for Open Source Software?

NTEN

You know your organization needs to make a core technology change. The list is long— you can’t get the donor information you need, your program team can’t effectively manage volunteers, and your operations staff are spending way too much time entering and moving data instead of engaging key constituents. Paul Keogan. It’s time.

The Best Online Safety Resources for YOUR Organization

Tech Soup Blog

Online Security for Kids (and the Organizations Serving Them). Online Security for Healthcare Organizations. But wait. There's more!

5 Ways You Should Incorporate Matching Gifts Across Your Organization’s Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

Every nonprofit organization has to use some sort of fundraising in order to keep things running smoothly. And while there are multiple ways to raise money for your mission and cause, one of the easiest methods to gain more revenue is to incorporate and promote matching gifts across your organization’s fundraising efforts.

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