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How Social Is YOUR organization?


Some trivia for you: our first book, Humanize , was originally set to be titled “The Social Organization.” Congratulations.

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?

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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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Video Is A Must For Your Organization’s Content Strategy

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Video is Real-time – Live-broadcasted video is quickly becoming a way for organizations to demonstrate impact and connect intimately with donors – real time ! They’re either scared to, not sure how to, or think it’s too much work. Why we love video. 80% of people remember a video ad they viewed in the past 30 days.

Being a Visionary in Your Volunteer Work


In essence, social justice work is very future-focused.

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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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Why Individual Giving Strategies Often Don’t Work for Communities of Color

Connection Cafe

” “Why, I knew this one organization that was struggling, and they decided focus on individual donors.

I Get To Work In My Pajamas!

Connection Cafe

I always found it funny that the line often associated with Virtual Work is “I get to work in my pajamas!”  Do you work remotely? 

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The Value of Taking Mini-Breaks During the Nonprofit Work Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the Happy Healthy Nonprofit , we discussed the importance of taking breaks from work and for nonprofits to encourage staff to take mini-breaks.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

At Issue One, the organization promotes wellness and physical health with the following policies: Healthy snacks for the staff kitchen.

3 Strategies to Build Your Organization’s Financial Capacity

Connection Cafe

Here are three strategies your organization can use to build its capacity to plan for more, not less resources to meet its mission. 1.

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Why Twitter Team Tweeting Works

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you are supporting staff and others at your organization to help with Tweeting, what motivational techniques do you use?

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Moving Beyond The “Don’t Mess with it If it Works” Mentality at Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

Having a leader who understands the root of this fear of change and how to overcome it is what makes change within an organization possible.

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How to Manage People Who Work Remotely

Tech Soup Blog

Call it what you will, telework or telecommuting or remote work has grown nearly 80 percent in the U.S. since 2005. Benefits of Telework.

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The Future of Work: A Manifesto


—————————— The Future of Work: A Manifesto. Let’s stop work from sucking.

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Search Engine Optimisation Benefits For Small Organizations


As search engine rankings increase, organic visitors come in. The small business owner needs to work really hard to create a great brand image.

User-Generated Content: Put your constituents to work!

Connection Cafe

If your organization were to provide a space for sharing, I bet you’d uncover some of your most compelling stories. Comments.

Take A Walk! Work Smarter and Live Longer

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Walking commute to work, if possible or park far away or get off bus a stop early. Hack a standing desk. Here’s another tip. Repeat.

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


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

[Cool Infographic Friday] How Social Recruiting Can Attract Top Talent to Your Organization


Cool Infographic Friday Culture That WorksThanks to Betterteam for sending along this infographic! But it presents some potential problems.

How Nonprofits Are Using Games for their Mission Driven Work

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How Nonprofits Are Using Games for Mission Driven Work – guest post by Susanna Pollack. They teach how to decide… not what to decide.

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Building A Nonprofit Leadership Team That Works


And not only that, how well those moving parts are working unison with one another. As a nonprofit CEO, you’re responsible for a lot.

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Living (And Working) In The Digital Age


How to Lead Your Way to a Social Organization ePatient 2015: Healthcare Associations, Are You Ready? Guest post by Hilary Smith for SocialFish.

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3 Unforgettable Reasons Arts and Cultural Organizations Need Pinterest


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


What can an organization crowdsource? Let’s focus on Action and Work as two broad categories where crowdsourcing can be applied. Action.

7 Ethical Dilemmas Facing Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

Healey has worked in philanthropic fundraising and nonprofit management for more than 35 years. Tainted Money. Compensation. Privacy. Honesty.

How to Monitor Your Organization Online


It’s not always pleasant to hear what your partners and competitors are saying about your organization online. Begin to Work With BuzzSumo.

How To Create A Positive Work Experience

Eric Jacobsen Blog

There's value to experiencing joy at work. Joy can open brains to better see connections and various options to solve work problems.

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What is no longer working in social media: 2014 edition


The ramp-up to slow-down theory of blogging is no longer working. What’s new in social media, and what is broken. More visibility? Blogging.

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Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs to Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But often the culture of working in a nonprofit is based on scarcity and that becomes difficult. The U.S. Happy Healthy Nonprofit

5 Ways A Cloud Works For Your Nonprofit


Put very plainly, the cloud is an internet based computing system that uses the internet to service your organizations computing needs on the fly.

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Keep Your Organization Safe This October

Tech Soup Blog

" Here's how TechSoup can help your organization stay safe this month (and every other month). Find the security tools you need.

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

Connection Cafe

It was a special trip for us  as we first met doing consulting work for Disney and had not been back since. You can check them out here.

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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. The benefits of technology training: Time savings:   The more comfortable an employee feels working within an application, the faster they are able to use it. Tight budget, big plans—you’ve been there. Show them what can go wrong and how to fix it.

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Are You STILL Trying to Sell Social Media at Work?


For example, if you work for an association whose goal it is to become more influential and gain members, come up with a plan that meets those goals.

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Nonprofits Need Integrate Learning into their Work in 2014

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Adding Learning to Work. This is the type of “learning at work” or professional development that is common in the nonprofit sector.

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?

Does Your Nonprofit Have A Social Media Work Flow?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

”    It is the work flow documented and visualized that answers the question, “What if we get a negative comment? Flow control.

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.

The Benefits of Using Data to Bring Mindfulness to Your Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Perhaps that is why the spire had not yet tracked any “tension” time for me yet! Better decision-making. 2. Emotional IQ. 3. Presence. 4.

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