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Using National Doctors’ Day to Cultivate Your Grateful Patient Program

Connection Cafe

Every March, National Doctors’ Day provides a time when healthcare development operations can lead the charge to honor their physicians in a myriad of ways, often with gifts and messages.

How and Why Data Syncing Matters to Your Online Community Setup

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. We partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. ———–.

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VisionLink

February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day ! The next time you need help finding services go to 211.org , or dial 2-1-1. You’ll love the people that will answer your call. Visionlink is honored to support 10's of millions of searches and referrals every month for our 2-1-1 customers. We also contribute the technology to support the United Way Worldwide’s National 2-1-1 Locator , where you can find the 2-1-1 that serves your location: [link].

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on artificial intelligence and its implications for civil society.

5 Versatile Fundraising Strategies for Small Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

If your nonprofit is just getting started, it’s easy to be daunted by the challenges that arise with fundraising efforts. This is especially true if you compare yourself to larger and more established organizations, which draw on brand recognition and longtime supporters to reach their goals.

Donor Engagement: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Connection Cafe

We’ve all heard the saying “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” Have you ever tried? It’s a myth. You sure can! New forms of games or play can actually provide more happiness and longevity in a dog’s later years.

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How to Run Facebook Fundraising Ads: 5 Simple Steps

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Brent Merritt is a digital strategy consultant at Metric Communications and blogger at The Caliper. His work is focused on nonprofits, advocacy, and public affairs. Digital fundraising professionals face a significant new challenge when it comes to fundraising on Facebook.

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Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. I’m excited to share them here for you over the next few months! Check out the other good stuff over on Higher Logic too.

Should Your Nonprofit Launch a Summer Camp?

NonProfit Hub

We all have an image of what summer camp looks like—beautiful mountain lakes, campfires, tug of war, bunk beds. But the reality is that summer camps come in all shapes and sizes.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 86: Is Your Fundraising Diversified?

Connection Cafe

Why does fundraising matter so much for nonprofit organizations? What is the best way to measure effectiveness of fundraising measures? And what do diversified fundraising programs look like? Today’s guests are joining the podcast to help answer these important questions.

Tracking Long-Term Donor Value: The Report You Shouldn't Miss in 2019

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

While almost all nonprofit professionals recognize the importance of running data-driven programs, most fundraising and digital staff of all levels don’t feel like they have access to the data they need for informing strategic decisions.

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Let Employees Learn From Their Mistakes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Mistakes happen. The best thing you can do as a manager and leader is to help your employee learn from his (or her) mistake. If your employee is afraid of ever making a mistake, he will be paralyzed from taking action or taking even calculated risks.

How Small Organizations Can Put the Environment First

SocialFish

We are in the midst of an environmental revolution, and today, organizations are at the forefront, faced with the responsibility of leading by example and conducting business with the environment in mind. Environmentally-friendly business practices are the key to a prosperous future for all.

How to Define, Measure and Communicate Your Impact

NonProfit Hub

It’s hard to ramp up the good work you do if you don’t know how to concretely define, measure and communicate your impact to supporters. It’s important to learn how to share your efforts with the world, and even more important that you know just how big of an impact you’re making on the issue you’re trying to solve. Defining impact. Impact,” by definition, is the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another.

3 Annual Giving Strategies for 2019 

Connection Cafe

When it comes to resources, most annual giving teams have limited time and money for annual?giving?appeals. giving?appeals. appeals. Little wins add up—a?donor donor renews her gift for $500 more than last?year,

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Learning to Lead, Part 2: How I Juggled Public Allies and an ASU Degree

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Rachelle Wayne 2018 Alumna, ASU BS in Nonprofit Leadership & Management and Class 12 Public Ally.

Listen Well And Do Exit Interviews

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Knowing why an employee leaves your company can help you to reduce your employee turnover rate.

Realignment #2: From Passive Knowledge to Collaborative Discovery

SocialFish

From The Demand Perspective Leading From the Outside. Picture a workplace in which you don’t have to labor to artificially construct programs and products on the themes that your board arbitrarily decided would be this year’s strategic priorities.

How to Create an Integromat Scenario from Scratch (With Videos)

Wild Apricot Blog

Connect your account with dozens of apps, without writing any code. This step-by-step guide with videos walks you through how to create an Integromat scenario

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4 Ways Canadian Charities Can Improve Email Fundraising in 2019

Connection Cafe

Last year for a research study, I signed up to get emails from 152 Canadian charities to see how they were capturing emails and then what they were sending when it came to fundraising (more on why and the research study here ).

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What Nonprofit Professionals Need to Know about the Brain

Connection Cafe

For my entire career, I have worked in the nonprofit sector, and I have a MPA with a focus on nonprofits. Additionally, I have been doing research on the brain for years and am an expert on the brain of teenagers, and on how stress impacts the brain. How the brain impacts our clients.

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The Science Of Viral

SocialFish

Something all psychologists have unanimously agreed upon is the streak of random in all of us. What we decide to click on seemingly has no pattern: or does it? Researchers have spent countless hours trying to rationalize why some content is more viral than other.

A Millennial Approach to Mentoring

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. I’m excited to share them here for you over the next few months! Check out the other good stuff over on Higher Logic too.

How to Define Member Engagement So It’s Not Just A Buzzword

SocialFish

Engagement is a buzzword these days, and a buzzword can be somewhat frustrating–we know it’s important, but we are not clear on exactly what it means, and/or there are multiple definitions of the concept(s) that serve to confuse us more than enlighten us.

Data+Culture Change+Digital = Awesome at #ideas16

SocialFish

Ready to turn your “ #Membership Inside Out”? Join @joecolangelo @maddiegrant @susancato at #ideas16 [link] 3/14 #assnchat. Bear Analytics (@BearAnalytics) March 11, 2016.

Generational Giving at Arts & Cultural Organizations – A Donor Story

Connection Cafe

As a kid, I was saturated by symphony performances and choral music. My dad was a conductor and composer, my mom his accompanist. They were also involved in a chorus called the Tanglewood Festival Chorus (TFC, as we referred to it for the next 25 years). Anyone reading this blog that lives in the New England area may know that the symphony I was raised around is the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Making Sense of Social Media Analytics

SocialFish

Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks. At the beginning of October, I had the pleasure of finally going to (or at least *near*) Boston for the first time in my (long) life to present about social media analytics at NESAE’s Technology Conference.

[Cool Social Tools] Centscere for Millennial Giving

SocialFish

This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. Startups are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms. ———-. Struggling to find young donors?

[Cool Infographic Friday] The Ultimate Social Media Images Cheat Sheet

SocialFish

Are The Signs Pointing to the Demise of Google+ ?

SocialFish

As much as I liked the concept of Google+ (or is it Google Plus? There still seems to be no consensus), I can’t say I’ve used it a ton. When it launched three years ago, I was among the many who had high hopes for the platform, wishing it would replace Facebook.

5 Reasons Your Social Media ROI Sucks

SocialFish

This post by Brian Carter is so awesome, I’m reposting it here in its entirety with permission. It originally appeared here at the Brian Carter Group blog. ————-. There are several failure points you need to watch out for: 1. You Have Lame Goals. Choose Better Ones.

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5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

“I don’t have time for social media.”. “I I don’t have the money to hire anyone to do our social media marketing.”. Social media? I wouldn’t even know where to start!”. Do any of these above statements sound familiar? Well, you aren’t alone.

Association Social Media: International Reading Association

SocialFish

On Paid Social Amplification

SocialFish

You have web presence on several platforms, with consistent, creative content. You post and share readable items relevant to your target audience unique to the platform placement. Your online marketing strategy is cohesive and strong, and yet you’re just not generating leads like you should.

The future of customer service

SocialFish

Thanks, Jason Falls for this one

The History of Social Media [Infographic]

SocialFish

What do you measure?

SocialFish

I am reposting this very interesting question from Eric Lanke ( originally posted on his blog here ). I would love to hear from you if you have any thoughts on this. This is a true story.