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The Shift in Corporate Social Responsibility

Connection Cafe

I believe that good is for everyone – Rachel Hutchisson, VP of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy, Blackbaud.

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Stop Days: The Secret To Nonprofit Productivity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NTEN Book Club, organized by Lauren McKown and Kai Williams, hosted a video chat this week.This month they have been reading The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout and discussing it in the NTEN online community.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Everything You Need to Know about Social Entrepreneurship

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Via Villanova. Photo by Becca Tapert on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday

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12 Demographic & Technology Trends Changing the Nonprofit Sector Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Grant Writing and the Perfect Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

I grew up on a farm in Minnesota. My mother was from the area, but my father was from Missouri. I don't know how much you know about Missouri, but I bet you know this: Missouri is the Show Me State. My father, however, was the "tell me" father.

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5 Savvy Strategies to Boost Facebook Engagement That You’re Probably Overlooking

John Haydon

If you’re like most smart marketers, you realize that engagement on Facebook is a moving target. Strategies that once worked to boost Facebook engagement, now get dismal results. And strategies that go against the grain work surprisingly well.

Mozilla and Nonprofits: Working Together for Common Good

Tech Soup Blog

The Mozilla Foundation is driven by a mission to help keep the Internet an open, global, public resource accessible to all. With a mission like that, it is perhaps unsurprising that Mozilla is constantly cooking up things that might be of interest to a nonprofit like yours.

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Augmented Reality and Social Good: The Art of Creating Meaningful AR

Connection Cafe

You hear the buzz all over the place: augmented reality this, augmented reality that. But, is this new technology a passing fad, a mere game, or can it be leveraged to create truly meaningful experiences that shape our world for the better? You be the judge.

Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This week I was honored to teach a Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workshop at the 1440 Multiversity Nonprofit Service Week. This beautiful retreat center is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains and offers professional development on a wide range of leadership, wellness, and other topics.

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Peer-to-Peer World Virtual Conference 9.27.17

SocialFish

After the popular online events in 2016, five companies that serve the nonprofit sector are coming together to offer a third edition of It’s a Peer-to-Peer World: Virtual Conference on September 27, 2017. Nonprofits can register for any or all of the five complimentary sessions at [link].

How Many of Your Donors Use Facebook? Here’s Your Answer!

John Haydon

If you’ve ever wondered how many of your donors, subscribers, and volunteers use Facebook, this step-by-step blog post will show you exactly how to find out.

Face-to-Face Communications with Zoom Help NGOs Around the Planet

Tech Soup Blog

A few months ago, TechSoup was able to launch a donation program for nonprofits in over 40 countries simultaneously for the first time. This milestone was made possible in part by the use of the online conferencing platform Zoom.

3 Steps to Launch an Outcomes-Focused Strategy the Right Way

Connection Cafe

It’s probably not most people’s first choice to face a new situation with a feeling that you’re going in blind. I think of those reality TV shows where someone is plunked in the wilderness and has to survive the elements.

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Meetings are a big part of our work week, whether it is a recurring staff, team, or board meeting or informal check-in. Our meetings are face-to-face, virtually, and a combination of the two known as “hybrid” meetings.

5 Must-Have Nonprofit Digital Marketing Tools

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are the top 5 nonprofit digital marketing tools I’ve seen used most effectively. For each tool, I’ll show you how to use its best features and how much it costs

Facebook Ramps Up Reach for “Donate” Buttons and Fundraisers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s not official, but it’s obvious that Facebook is ramping up promotion of its native “Donate” buttons and Fundraisers in its News Feed.

6 Tips to Improve Your Next Fundraising Campaign Using Digital Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

Storytelling is the currency of fundraising. In the digital environment of email, social media, and mobile, we can use storytelling in innovative ways to inspire supporters and donors — and raise more money.

5 Best Practices for Converting Volunteers to Donors

Connection Cafe

It is not a secret that nonprofits need volunteers and donors to achieve their goals and carry out their mission. The question is, is your organization focusing on the volunteer base that you already have? Many nonprofits do not know that the line between their volunteers and donors is very thin.

Running Effective Virtual #Nonprofit Meetings: 9 Best Practices for Facilitating Engagement

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Free and Low-Cost Nonprofit Accounting Tools

NonProfit Hub

When your nonprofit stays on the ball about adapting to new tools, it can work to achieve its mission. Part of this comes from good customer relationship management tools, but it can also include day-to-day operational things, like accounting and fundraising. . In order to complete its mission, a nonprofit has to have proper accounting practices, and what better way to help you with that than resources that are reliable, efficient and easy to use?

How to Deal with Difficult People in Your Meetings

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re dealing with a difficult person in your organization, here’s a system to identify the cause behind the difficulty, and how to turn these people into productive team members in your meetings. Conflict Difficult-People Margaret-Sumption

Video Storytelling Made Easy with Adobe Spark

Tech Soup Blog

An eye-catching opening, slick text animation, smooth transitions — these are all important elements of polished social videos. But what really makes a story shine is a strong, concise message, told in a way only your unique perspective and voice can.

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Grassroots Campaigning: How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support

Connection Cafe

“Hello Susan, it’s good to see you,” said the member of Congress at the sight of the constituent walking into his Capitol Hill office. “So, So, what bill will I end up cosponsoring for you today?”. You might think Susan was a wealthy donor or perhaps a significant employer in the Member’s district.

10 Things I Learned While Serving on a Young Professionals Board

BoardAssist

Are you a busy millennial who don’t think you have time to serve on a nonprofit junior board?

10 Signs Your NGO Excels at Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social media changes so frequently that unless your NGO has a full-time social media manager who has the time to consistently research and adopt emerging trends, odds are your NGO is using social media in ways that are no longer effective.

Style Guide: Investor Presentations

NonProfit Hub

Feeling comfortable in your work environment is an important part of your company culture. Many nonprofit organizations have lax dress codes, a custom many employees appreciate because they feel they can be themselves in the office. This changes, however, when it comes to investor presentations. Lost on what to wear when making your pitch to investors? Fear not! We’ve got tips for you on how to style yourself before the big ask. Remember That Investors ≠ Donors.

How to Protect Your Identity After the Equifax Data Breach

Tech Soup Blog

spanhidden. Last week, Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, came clean with a stunning announcement: A security breach had exposed data on nearly 143 million Americans — nearly half the population of the United States.

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How a Multi-Sectoral Partnership is Fueling Progress Towards Gender Equality and the 2030 Global Goals

Connection Cafe

In 2017, Equal Measures 2030 —an independent civil society and private sector-led partnership—was established in order to connect data and evidence with advocacy and action as a means to drive gender equality and reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. .

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A Wake Up Call: What the Equifax Breach Means for Website Owners

Byte Technology

If there’s anything the recent Equifax data compromise calamity has taught us, it’s that all of us—143 million and counting, in fact—need to be more acutely aware of the dangers and consequences of hacks that expose personal information to the virtual world.

Announcing the First Edition of the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good and the Public Interest Registry are pleased to announce the first edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report!

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Board Diversity: Recruit Talent, Not Tokens

NonProfit Hub

Seeing your organization through the eyes of the entire community you serve is advantageous. Diversity allows your organization to operate within the bigger picture. There are clear dividends of a diverse board , but diversity for diversity’s sake isn’t always the best practice. In fact, recruiting staff and board members solely to meet diversity quotas should never be a viable option.

5 Easy Rules to Remember When Telling Digital Stories

Tech Soup Blog

Capturing beautiful imagery and creating wonderful designs is only half of the story. If you're an amazing photographer, then in many cases your work will speak for itself. Or perhaps it will create mystery or a question in the viewer's mind, such as, "What's really going on here?"

Giving Tuesday: Steps to Create a Stellar Campaign

Connection Cafe

When Giving Tuesday started six years ago, it was about sparking a movement—giving people and organizations a day specifically dedicated to giving back.

Fact versus Fiction: A Q & A on WordPress Plugins

Byte Technology

When it comes to WordPress sites, designers and admins—when asked what is one of the most confusing aspects of the platform—will most likely put “plugins” somewhere on their list. Indeed, plugins are fantastic and, in many cases, a must-have when working on a WordPress site.