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Using Software and Data to Change the World

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I had the honor to be the opening keynoter for the first-ever Good Tech Fest , which was held in Detroit on May 22, 2018. It was a blast to be with an entire conference full of social good software and data people from around the world. Using Software and Data to Change the World We are in an amazing time. Society is a buzz about new technology: artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, autonomous cars, the surveillance state, and more.

When Worlds Collide: Major Gifts and Direct Marketing Team Up to Maximize Mid-Level Donors

Connection Cafe

Four years ago, the only thing major gifts officers and direct marketing teams shared was the office bathroom.

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Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I believe in the power of books to change the world. That is not a particularly radical belief among librarians, but I hope to make you believe even more in the power of books.

7 Ways for Arts & Cultural Organizations to Retain Members

Connection Cafe

Members are the catalyst of your arts or cultural organization. They believe in your staff, your mission and support your goals. And while attracting new members is a never-ending process, retaining existing members is equally as important. It’s easier to keep a member than to acquire a new one, so focus on communication and experiences for a successful membership retention rate. Sustaining your members relies on your stewardship commitment and creating the exclusive opportunities they deserve.

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What associations need to know about facebook’s new political content rules


This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. Ah Facebook…always looking for new/better ways to be transparent and to protect our security.

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Facebook Live: A Tool for Parent Mobilization and Engagement in Diverse Communities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Momsrising continues to forge ahead with innovative and effective ways to use social media for engagement and results. Here’s a guest post that shares how they are using Facebook Live.

5 Tips For Steering Your Organization Toward Online Fundraising

Nonprofits Source

Navigating through the digital landscape can be a little murky at times. These channels are constantly evolving requiring you to keep pace with industry knowledge, insights, and best practices.

Enterprise Architecture: Core Competencies To Understand First

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

According to the latest updates and the knowledge procured, enterprise architecture is known to use transparency as the major starting point for improving the structure and even coherence of the said firm.

6 Tactics for Increasing Donor Retention

Connection Cafe

According to the most recent Fundraising Effectiveness Report , nonprofits claimed a 45.5% donor retention rate in 2017. In other words, of all the donors who made a gift to a particular nonprofit in 2016, only 45.5% made another gift during 2017.

Identifying the Value of Nonprofit Customer Experience

NonProfit Hub

Deep down, nonprofits begin from the same place: a need to propel change. As organizations grow, the mission is seemingly the primary driver behind recruiting support. However, don’t assume the mission alone will sustain that connection—organizations should never lose sight of customer experience. Though nonprofits tend to speak less about branding than for-profits do, they’re still bound by branding rules.

New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Pew Research Center has released a research report called “ The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being.” ” Pew interviewed technology experts and scholars (including me) about the benefits and drawbacks of our digital lives.

5 Practical Reasons Why You Fail To Get Digital Marketing Results

Nonprofits Source

According to industry research , 63% of marketers say generating traffic and leads to their website is their top marketing challenge. Meanwhile, 40% say they struggle to prove the ROI of their digital marketing initiatives.

The Benefits of a Solid Warehouse Management System

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The main aim of Warehouse management details systems is to keep an eye on and also regulate the activity and storage of products within a business together with refining the purchases related to these products.

7 Steps for a Successful Lean Implementation at your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

From self-driving cars to artificial intelligence, we live in a period marked by rapid innovation and change. Now couple the accelerating pace of change with increasing pressures from funders to spend fewer dollars on overhead, and the fact becomes clear: we need to find new ways of doing things!

3 Benefits You Should Expect from Case Management Software

Vertex Systems

Ask any DSP and they’ll tell you that having to take case notes manually is a time-consuming process. Progress ratings. Converting time into units-of-service. Lugging around heavy paper files when out in the field. End-of-week finalization of notes.

The Age of Automation: How Bots and Artificial Intelligence Help Nonprofits Work Smarter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

NYC Event: On Thursday, July 12th, Allison Fine and I will be leading an event at the NYC Tech Club on Bots, AI, and Nonprofits. If you are in NYC, you are invited to join us ! We will be talking about emerging best practices for using bots and artificial intelligence for nonprofits for fundraising, marketing, program delivery, advocacy, and internal management.

Succession Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Jarrett R. Ransom, MBA President & CEO, The Rayvan Group. If your nonprofit is serious about long-term sustainability, succession planning needs to be part of the overall plan for the organization.

What You Need to Know About VGA Cables

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

One of the most important cables used by a computer for recognizing and completing different tasks involving graphics is the Video Graphics Array (VGA) cable.

3 Ways to Digitally Transform Stewardship in Higher Education

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! Over 50% of colleges and universities are focused on creating more impactful donor stewardship practices in 2018.

Top Five HIPAA Security Mistakes

Vertex Systems

Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. With each passing year, more and more organizations are getting hit with massive HIPAA fines.

How To Energize Your Work And Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Tom Rath is the author of the incredibly popular Strengthsfinder 2.0 One of his most recent books is, Are You Fully Charged?

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5 Tech-Savvy Fundraising Strategies for Your Next Event

John Haydon

One of the most tried and true fundraising strategies for most nonprofits is events. But are you getting the most out of your events? After all, the people who attend are your most important supporters. These people give you their time – something they’ll never get back.

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A Nonprofit's Guide to Improving Digital Engagement


We live in a digital world, and while tried and true tactics like direct mail and telemarketing aren’t going away anytime soon, donors and activists increasingly expect nonprofits to communicate with them through digital mediums.

Predicting the Future: Driving Fundraising Outcomes with Models

Connection Cafe

My first experience with modeling happened at the University of Washington development office in the fall of 1992. I arrived as the freshly-minted director of prospect research. Life was primitive back then.

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3 Tips to Increase Utilization Rates

Vertex Systems

Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Over the past few weeks, we’ve spoken a lot about potential cuts to Medicaid and other funding sources. But what exactly can be done if these cuts do come to fruition?

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How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. In tense situations choose positive responses by maintaining perspective and getting along well with others.

The Ultimate Nonprofit Video Marketing Strategy + 5 of the Best Nonprofit Videos We’ve Seen

Wild Apricot Blog

Learn how to create the ultimate nonprofit video marketing strategy with our guide, as well as getting inspired with the five best nonprofit videos we've seen. video-marketing-strategy video-marketing nonprofit-video-marketing-strategy nonprofit-video-marketing nonprofit-video

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Halcyon's By The People Festival: How One Organization is Using Data to Unite People Around Art


Halcyon is a DC-based arts and culture organization that brings together diverse groups of changemakers in art and social enterprise and provides a safe haven for their bold ideas to take flight.

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The Importance of a Connected Hospital

Connection Cafe

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it’s not open” Frank Zappa . OK, we know it’s hard to listen to someone who names their child Moonbeam but go with us on this for a few minutes and we think you will understand our concept… .

Engage More Donors With Your Brand This Year-End

John Haydon

With the A/C on full blast and cold brew in hand, it’s hard to think about the negative wind chill and cups of hot cocoa that await us come December.

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The Reasons For Using Lunch Hour To Team Build

Eric Jacobsen Blog

According to Flavio Martins , the author of the new book, Win The Customer , the most important team building hour of the day is lunch hour.

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How Can Systematic Evaluation of a Volunteer Program Positively Impact an Organization?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Cara Pritulsky Spring 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Evaluating volunteer programs within nonprofit organizations is a key step in continual improvement and data collection.

Finding Data Management Solutions for Arts and Culture Organizations


Arts and culture organizations such as media companies, magazines, public radio stations, museums, theaters, and arts advocates have unique needs when it comes to data management.

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Establishing a Grant Office at a Healthcare Organization

Connection Cafe

The decision to establish (or restructure) a grant office is one that requires human and capital resources as well as diligence in execution. So, it’s crucial to the ongoing success of your grant office that there’s clarity within the organization around: . Why you need a grant office.

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