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How Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Increased Member Conversion and Retention Rates

Connection Cafe

This article is part of the bbcon 2018 Speaker Series on npENGAGE. Get a taste of the 250+ sessions that will help your organization transform and have a bigger impact! Like it or not, technology is everywhere.

We Launched a Product Feedback Group to Help Us Create Better Products

Everyaction

We're always looking for ways to incorporate user feedback in our product development process. That’s why we’re launching the Product Feedback Group , to connect EveryAction users directly with our product team.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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Who are We Protecting?

Museum 2.0

I remember the exact moment when I snapped. I was at an informal talk by a visitor research professional from a large American art museum. The presenter was a few minutes in, setting context about a recent rebranding effort at her institution.

5 Digital Fundraising Trends to Watch for in 2019

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Ray Gary. Ray Gary is the CEO of iDonate , a SaaS-based provider of the world’s most innovative Digital Fundraising Platform for nonprofits.

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Highlights: EveryAction @ Netroots 2018

Everyaction

We just got back from Netroots Nation 2018, where we were thrilled to connect with hundreds of progressive organizers and strategists who are driving the progressive movement.

3 Reasons Why Pinterest Is Still Relevant for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Julia Campbell . Julia Campbell is social media and storytelling consultant for nonprofits and author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits. She regularly provides useful tips and resources to the nonprofit sector through her blog, #501SocialBlog.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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Advocacy & Facebook Political Ads: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Connection Cafe

What’s up with Facebook Political Ads? If you use Facebook, you probably have noticed how the news feed presents political or issue-related ads.

Guide to Migration from Oracle to PostgreSQL

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Oracle and PostgreSQL are the most powerful and popular object-relational DBMS. Both of them are supplied with a lot of advanced features and wide range of administration and development tools.

How and When to Let a Volunteer Go

NonProfit Hub

Chances are, as a nonprofit manager, firing volunteers ranks very low on your list of job duties. However, as with any relationship, sometimes you have no choice but to cut ties. Letting a volunteer go is uncomfortable, difficult and downright awkward, but hopefully we can alleviate some of that weirdness with these tips. Preventative measures. Most volunteers are competent and cooperative, so if you do a solid job throughout your screening process , firing them should be a very rare occurrence.

Goal Setting for Your Nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Jarrett R. Ransom, MBA President & CEO, The Rayvan Group. If Skip the resolutions and let’s talk about goal setting for your nonprofit.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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5 Strategies to Implementing a Successful Employee Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

Starting your own employee giving campaign is not for the faint of heart! It may sound easy, but in truth it takes a team of people and a lot of moving parts to make it successful. Gone are the days of just sending out pledge forms in interoffice mail and expecting people to respond.

Most Popular CMS WordPress for Web Development

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

One of the easy ways to make a website or blog is by using the WordPress. This is one of the most popular tools for web designing in today’s world. The WordPress web will offers users to create a blog on their website and also provide the various types of tools which perform various functions.

How to Maintain Donor Engagement Between Asks

NonProfit Hub

Remember when you first went off to college and pretty much only called your parents to ask (okay, beg) for money? Well, your mom and dad still had to love you unconditionally, but if you do the same thing to your donors, they probably won’t stick around. Interacting with your donors between asks will increase their loyalty to your organization, generate repeat donations and lead to strong, lifelong bonds. Here’s how: Thank them.

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The Costly Email Mistake NPO Executives Need to Know

Frogloop

Forty years ago an enthusiastic tech marketer named Gary Thuerk made history by creating the world’s first ever known spam mail. Gary blasted out a new product announcement (in ALL CAPS, of course) to 400 recipients via ARPANET, a network of connected computers. The response? Largely negative , with one indignant recipient calling it “A FLAGRANT VIOLATION.”.

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Strategies for Nonprofits to Plan and Manage a Successful Leadership Transition

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Charlaina Baker Spring 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Nonprofit executives play a critical role in the performance of the organizations they lead. Executive turnover can be tumultuous and costly for an organization in terms of money and effectiveness.

The Knitting Factor: Making Skills-Based Volunteering Work for Your Organization

Connection Cafe

CSR trends point to the rise of skills-based volunteerism. The 2017 CECP Giving in Numbers reports that more than 50% of companies have developed skills-based volunteer programs to support community and business goals.

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The UR5: The Robotic Arm of Choice

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The popularity of the robotic arm as an effective and efficient help in manufacturing has led to an increase in its adoption by numerous manufacturing entities. Additionally, the modern robotic arm is a collaborative robot that works well in environments it has to interact with human beings.

Walk the Walk: Establishing Workplace Culture Outside the Office

NonProfit Hub

Establishing workplace culture isn’t easy. It can makes months, if not years, of trial-by-error testing, and even then there’s no guarantee that your staff will react the way you want them to. And this makes sense: individuals have vastly different preferences and comforts. Making them all happy is about as easy as picking a movie they all want to watch on Netflix. One way to combat the struggles of creating a workplace culture is to let it extend beyond the workplace.

Remember TIPS When Giving Feedback

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Eric Harvey and Al Lucia wrote a booklet called, 144 Ways To Walk The Talk. They provide the following great advice about giving feedback: 1. Make it timely -- give your feedback as soon as possible to the performance. Make it individualized -- tailor your feedback to the feedback receiver.

Digital Storytelling with Yash Mori

Everyaction

Yash Mori is a progressive digital organizer and video producer. He has worked for a diverse slate of progressive campaigns and organizations, including Hillary for America, United We Dream, the Latino Victory Fund, and 350.org. How did you get your start in digital organizing? I grew up in North Carolina and I became politically active when one of my best friends got a deportation order — an order of removal. Before that, I wasn't politically active at all.

Get more Online Donations: 3 Reasons Why Your Main Online Donation Page Should Take After Chinese Takeout

Connection Cafe

When I transitioned from just a for-profit body of knowledge to a nonprofit body of knowledge, one of the first tasks I had ahead of me was understanding the donation page. To those in the nonprofit space, it seems like a straight-forward thing: This is the place they can come donate online.

Tips On Finding Discount Auto Parts

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

A great many people who are hoping to discover rebate car parts are shopping to purchase parts to repair a vehicle they are reestablishing.

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11 Nonprofit Thought Leaders You Should Be Following

NonProfit Hub

Looking for some inspiration? Check out these social media accounts and websites from the best thought leaders the nonprofit sector has to offer. Side note: many of these folks have spoken at Cause Camp , and, who knows, maybe some of them will come back in 2019! ). Julia Campbell ( @JuliaCSocial ). Julia is an author, consultant and speaker who helps plan and launch modern nonprofit marketing campaigns.

Paper Scraps and Sticky Notes: Potential HIPAA Violations

Vertex Systems

Everyone loves sticky notes and scraps of paper: they’re incredibly useful when you need to jot down a phone number or other info that’s being given to you while you’re on the phone.

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Are you asking your donors for more than money?

John Haydon

Have you considered the other gift your donors give you? Here’s a hint: what might be even more valuable to you than money? That’s right – time. Often donors are aware that time is part of their gift. It’s intentional. Think about attending a fundraising event. Or filling out a survey. (Of

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Securing Your Patients’ Next Gifts with Donor Welcome Kits

Connection Cafe

As most hospital foundations might know, getting the first donation from a patient is often the easy part 1. Where it gets difficult is securing the second and successive gifts. . There are primarily 3 factors that explain this challenge: .

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Web Design Only Languages?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

To be clear, there is a distinction between a Web Designer and a Web Developer. Website specialists are the experts who make the look and feel of a site. It includes the format, designs, shading plans, menu areas, and so on.

How to Own Your Executive Director Role

NonProfit Hub

One of the hardest parts of starting a new job is becoming comfortable with your position and all that it entails. Onboarding processes are helpful, but they can’t make you completely accustomed to your role. Owning your role take time and a whole lot of practice; it can several months to truly get in the swing of things. If you’re the executive director your role becomes harder still: you need to be a good manager while maintaining an appropriate and consistent face for your organization.

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Agency ERP Software – Making the Complicated as Easy as 1-2-3

Vertex Systems

Rehab organizations and the various processes that allow them to operate have become much more complicated than they were just a few short decades ago.

EveryAction @ Bridge and Netroots

Everyaction

Summer conferences are in full swing and we’ll be at TWO of them this week! You can find the EveryAction team at the Bridge Conference in National Harbor and Netroots in New Orleans. We’d love to see you, so come by and say hello! Bridge Conference. Party]. Going to be at the Bridge Conference? Join the EveryAction team on Wednesday from 5 to 7 at the Gaylord Hotel to “Wine” down! We’ll have snacks, drinks, and great conversation with other nonprofit pros like you.

Building Windows in Philanthropy: 4 Benefits of a Culture of Transparency

Connection Cafe

“You’d make a better door than window,” my father said as I once again positioned my 7-year-old self squarely in front of the television. While it was meant to be funny, his remark was a call to action: become transparent or move aside.