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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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#GivingTuesday: No Organization too Small

Connection Cafe

Don’t be fooled into thinking your organization is too small to participate in the success of #GivingTuesday. Get excited for the possibilities!

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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8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

Other organizations may undergo a strategic planning process, but fail to operationalize the plan. How does my organization compare? 5.

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Attracting Millennials to Your Organization with Pokémon Go Events

Connection Cafe

Has your organization thought about how to leverage technology like Pokémon Go? Check to see if your organization has PokeStops in the game.

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Most Overused Buzzwords In Nonprofit Organizations Today

TechImpact

The post Most Overused Buzzwords In Nonprofit Organizations Today appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Every industry has its own set of overused, cliched buzzwords. You know, the phrases that make you cringe when you hear them. Synergy, and corporate culture being among the biggest offenders. General

How to Organize Volunteers to Maximize Impact

Wild Apricot Blog

So, how do you organize your volunteers in a way that maximizes their impact with your organization, and, you know… makes them want to stick it out in the long run? association nonprofit organize VolunteersWith over 62.5 million people volunteering in the US and 12.7

Search Engine Optimisation Benefits For Small Organizations

SocialFish

As search engine rankings increase, organic visitors come in. They basically miss out on huge possible profits. Improving ROI. Conclusions.

Top 5 Twitter Management Tips for Non-Profit Organizations to Increase Followers Organically

SocialFish

The challenge for most organizations on Twitter lies in getting a good number of followers, and growing followers. Don’t just tweet. Be polite.

Is Your Organization Prepared to Dodge Donor Data Disasters?

Connection Cafe

You also most likely have some experience with accepting and tracking financial gifts from donors to a charitable organization. Now what?

Supporting Arts and Cultural Organizations Makes a Big Impact

Connection Cafe

Arts and cultural organizations are not exempt from the excitement and are competing with other nonprofits for donor dollars.

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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.

3 Unforgettable Reasons Arts and Cultural Organizations Need Pinterest

NetWits

Pinterest for Arts and Cultural Organizations, really? So what does all this mean for Arts and Cultural Organizations ? have 1021 pins.

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Crowdsourcing for Organizations

SocialFish

What can an organization crowdsource? The creatives are performing “microvolunteering” while the organizations get the work done for free.

[New!!] How aligned is your organization with the Millennial generation?

SocialFish

How aligned is your organization with the Millennial generation? Take the Millennial Alignment Scan to find out! Culture That Works Featured

Harnessing Your Organization’s Story: The Missing Ingredient in Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

Although many organizations are telling their stories these days, there still seems to be something missing from their stories.

Disney’s Secret Sauce – 3 Learnings You Can Take Back To Your Arts Organization Today

Connection Cafe

So, I thought it would be fun to share 3 strategies and tactics you can learn from Disney and apply at your organization. 1.

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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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How Human is Your Organization?

SocialFish

The test will take about 15 minutes, and we’ll send you individual results. See how deep the rabbit hole goes. photo credit ).

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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.

7 Strategies to Increase Facebook Organic Reach [INFOGRAPHIC]

John Haydon

Organic reach has declined for two reasons: The number of business pages competing for fans’ attention has skyrocketed. Facebook Marketing

Investing in the Infrastructure of Nonprofit Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

All of us are very grateful to the handful of funders that have made significant investments in "infrastructure" organizations.

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It began to dawn on me that the next step was to explore ways of instigating completely self-organized, peer-to-peer online learning.

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. Communicate the Results throughout the Organization.

Tips and Tools to Build Your Organization’s Brand

NonProfit Hub

An organization’s brand is much more than what meets the eye. Graham said it’s a problem she has run into numerous times while working with organizations. If you begin to realize that the brand and your organization’s values aren’t matching up, it may be time to start fresh with a re-brand. Articulate Your Message.

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. 

Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social: bit.ly/YQe91n YQe91n #npsmpeer.

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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Making Your Organization More Fluid

Frogloop

The book identifies four principles that will guide successful businesses now and in the future: Digital, Clear, Fluid, and Fast.

Is your Organization Capable of Unorthodox Thinking?

SocialFish

Success is based on the ability to constantly discern, re-organize and leverage “pieces of a puzzle that are constantly shifting.” Sermo did.  

Making Your Organization More Fluid

Frogloop

This post is an edited excerpt from When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business , by Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant. The book identifies four principles that will guide successful businesses now and in the future: Digital, Clear, Fluid, and Fast. This excerpt is from the chapter on Fluid

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Self-care in a nonprofit organization is the responsibility of both the individual staff person and the organization.

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?

Community Building begins with Community Organizing

Amy Sample Ward

We focused on principles for community building and community organizing, as well as examples of both short-term and long-term engagement.

How to Make Your Organization Seem More Human

SocialFish

So, in this age of automated sales, web-etiquette and tech, how do you maintain your organization’s connection with members? Mix Your Mixers.

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Implementing Lean Startup in Mission-Driven Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Video streaming by Ustream. The Lean Start Up approach has appealed to me from the first time I heard about it.

8 Steps to Organize Volunteers to Maximize Impact

Wild Apricot Blog

So, how do you organize your volunteers in a way that maximizes their impact with your organization, and, you know… makes them want to stick it out in the long run? association nonprofit Volunteers organizeWith over 62.5 million people volunteering in the US and 12.7

Social Organizations Are Serious about Learning

SocialFish

We need to get serious about all these topics and start making them happen in our organizations, rather than just talk about them. Senge et al.