Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell , Servant Leadership in Action , includes the personal stories from some of the most well-respected authorities on leadership: Patrick Lencioni John C. Be sure to read the definitive book on servant leadership.

Cross-Sector Skill Sharing in Action

Connection Cafe

Today we are sharing two examples of skill sharing in action and the positive organization and individual impact they delivered. We look forward to hearing your stories of skill sharing in action in the comments section.

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Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell , Servant Leadership in Action , includes the personal stories from some of the most well-respected authorities on leadership: Patrick Lencioni John C. Tomorrow, March 6, brings the release of the new definitive book on servant leadership.

5 Steps to Optimize Conversion Rates After an Advocacy Action Alert

Connection Cafe

Optimizing your nonprofit’s advocacy action alert doesn’t have to end with a supporter receiving a humble “thank you” from a thank you page or email. How many can we get to take an action at a moment’s notice? Action+Alert), Campaign Content (e.g.

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Exciting Times for Social Actions

Amy Sample Ward

I have followed the development of Social Actions over the last few years and really believe in the work that Peter, Christine and the community have done to shape a collaborative, open tool that benefits so many people and organizations in all kinds of ways.

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Camp Blackbaud: Pro Bono in Action

Connection Cafe

Check out this video to get a look at Camp Blackbaud in action. It’s Pro Bono Week! What are you doing to celebrate? This is a big week for Blackbaud.

Mission in Action, in Life and in Work| The Storytelling Power of A Camera Lens

Connection Cafe

That building is where I work every day, and the exhibit is called Blackbaud’s Mission in Action. Nonprofit News Blackbaud''s Mission in Action Exhibit photography Sean Sheridan storytelling I love when my life and my work collide.

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Using Event Metrics to Create an Action Plan

Connection Cafe

Action: Turning these participants into superstar fundraisers isn’t an easy task. Action : Note the participants who have met or exceeded their fundraising goal. Action : If the online tools usage is low along with your total amount raised.

I’ve got Binders Full of Calls to Action


What can we learn from political calls to action this election season? Here are three common elements the majority of them are using that can be easily used in your own calls to action for online fundraising. Interactive Online Fundraising Web Design call to action nonprofit website

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Taking Action: Optimizing your Online Communications

Byte Technology

But too often non-profits have trouble seeing beyond the almighty dollar and miss the opportunity to publicize—through email campaigns, regular blog posts or in a highlighted fashion on their websites—the CTA: that is, the “Call to Action.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 105: Going from Donor Engagement to Donor Action

Connection Cafe

But what’s the best way to get supporters to move beyond engagement, to connection and even taking direct action? On The sgENGAGE Podcast, we’ve talked about the importance of engaging supporters in the mission and the work that social good organizations are doing.

Ten Advocacy Calls to Action for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Is a barrage of action alerts and fundraising emails burning out your activists? Perhaps you’ll come up with an entirely new action that the rest of us will rush to copy! . Cross-channel promotion means more than just digital: email can spark plenty of actions in the real world.

Social Actions API, Semantic Web, and Linked Open Data: An Interview with Peter Deitz

Amy Sample Ward

I’ve followed and supported the work of Peter Deitz and Social Actions ever since hearing about his passion and ideas a few years ago. Let’s start at the beginning: What is Social Actions and where does the API come in? The Social Actions project began in 2006.

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Using #GivingTuesday to Turn Your Mission into Action

Connection Cafe

There is no better time to turn messages of hope into action—to giving time, money, talents, and voice. If you know me, you know I think “ good is for everyone.”. You also might accuse me of sounding like a broken record because I tend to say this a lot, but it needs to be said.

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Blog Action Day 2010: Water

Amy Sample Ward

This past Sunday was October 10th, 2010 – also know as 101010, the Global Work Day for climate action supported by and others. You may have been part of the day of action by participating in an event in your local area. 350 action in Oman Dive Center.

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5 Nonprofit Content Themes That Inspire Action

Nonprofit Tech for Good

When a donor or supporter knows that there is a fast-approaching deadline and a limited time frame within which they can take action, they are much more likely to take action.

5 Examples of Great Mobile Calls to Action

Mobile Commons

The first step to a successful mobile campaign is a great call to action. When you’re ready to launch your campaign, be sure to promote your mobile call to action everywhere, from TV commercials to tweets to T-shirts. Make it easy for people to take action.

Back to Action: End of Summer EveryAction Update


Can you believe summer’s almost over? If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to trade tank tops for awesome cardigans and cool lemonade for pumpkin lattes, but mostly, you’re ready to get back to doing good

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How to Add The Facebook Page Call-To-Action Button to Your Page

John Haydon

Facebook has been rolling out a call-to action-button for Facebook Pages. The Facebook call-to-action button can help drive Facebook users to take actions that are important to your nonprofit. How to Add the Facebook Call-To-Action Button to Your Page.

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4 Actionable Steps to Make SEO Oh So Easy

Connection Cafe

Interactive Fundraising Expert Mike Snusz has 4 actionable steps you can take right now to help optimize your website for SEO: Step 1: Front-Load Your Browser Title. Digital technology is increasingly playing a key role in engaging donors, and in 2015, around 7.1%

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Achieving the SDGs: Taking Action for the 2030 Agenda In Your Community

Connection Cafe

You may be reading this in between reviewing grant applications to support responsible production and consumption or to take action against climate change. How to Take Action on the SDGs (Hint: You Already Are) . 4 Steps to take action on the 2030 Agenda: Get informed.

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How to Build a Mobile List and Craft a Mobile Call to Action

Mobile Commons

The easiest way to attract subscribers is to promote your text message call to action on all your existing media channels, advertising, and outreach. A text message call to action is how you ask people to join your mobile campaign. Make it easy to take action.

Join the ‘Advocacy Action Then Donation Ask’ Bandwagon

Connection Cafe

Especially when the thank you page is not only thanking me for taking action, but suggesting I share the advocacy action with my friends using social media… AND starring a bold fundraising ask, too. I love the smell of a well formatted advocacy thank you page in the morning.

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Lights, Camera, Action! How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress

Byte Technology

The post Lights, Camera, Action! It’s no great secret that WordPress is a pretty amazing program, and open-source jewel that allows users such great latitude of design possibilities.

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Social Actions’ Change The Web Challenge in Oxford

Amy Sample Ward

Social Actions has created an open database of 60,000+ actions from 40+ sites — including GlobalGiving,,,, NABUUR, TakingITGlobal,, and VolunteerMatch. Learn about the Open Actions XML micro format, and how you can use it.

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9 Actionable Tips for Writing Kick-Ass Emails to Nurture Donor Relationships


Donors’ are an integral part of the nonprofit ecosystem. Maintaining and nourishing donor relationships is extremely vital.

Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is Here!

Amy Sample Ward

The Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is now officially open! Change the Web Challenge is about building innovative tools to help people find and share opportunities to take action on the Web sites, blogs, and social networks that we all visit every day.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

By better empowering them to use actionable data and innovative tools, we help them to do more good,” said EveryAction CEO Stu Trevelyan. DonorTrends uses actionable data and analytics to empower nonprofits to raise more money and retain more donors.

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6 Ways to Take Action in the Next Week to Celebrate Earth Day


You can also take action on EPA funding with Greenpeace and demand the government continue to support the agency's work in curbing our carbon footprint and enacting responsible regulations on industries contributing to climate change. One of the most important actions you can take on Earth Day is to simply refuse fact-denying, anti-science rhetoric and demand that lawmakers listen to scientists and experts and #ActOnClimate.

Blog Action Day 2009: Creating Actions for Everyone on Climate Change

Amy Sample Ward

Today is Blog Action Day and this year’s theme is Climate Change. What’s Blog Action Day? Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day 2009 will be one of the largest-ever social change events on the web. Create Actions for Everyone. Join Blog Action Day.

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Five Actions to Enable an Efficient Two-Way Communication

Connection Cafe

Take immediate action and offer guidance. By Laura Iancu, PR Specialist at 123ContactForm. In this fast moving world, relationships with customers, donors or investors are often superficial and shallow.

[eBook] How to Build a Website that Converts Interest into Action

Connection Cafe

How else can supporters be expected to connect with a mission and take action online if they’re not given a compelling reason to do so? - No matter your mission, designing a website that inspires action is crucial to the continued advancement of your cause.

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[Guide for Nonprofits]: How to Engage Social Media Influencers to Extend Your Reach and Drive Action

Connection Cafe

This could be exponentially more impactful than asking your supporters to take one-off actions. The number of likes, followers, shares, active social networks, and dozens of other interactions can determine how likely it is that a person, or brand, can influence others to take action.

Taking Action


But isn’t it really an attitude of non-action that we all need to get honest about? Many of us in America seem to have a mentality of “they&# will take care of it. Who is “they&# anyway?

Eight Actions To Show You Value Your Employees

Eric Jacobsen Blog

There are eight specific actions business leaders can take to show that they value their employees , according to Andrew Leigh , author of the book, Ethical Leadership -- Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture.

11 Fascinating Facts About Online Fundraising That Will Inspire You to Action


Is your nonprofit raising money on it’s website? I’m guessing the answer is yes. … Online Fundraising 2011 online Blackbaud Social Fundraising

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Nonprofits Show Technology in Action

Tech Soup Blog

What does technology in action look like? Each entry was more compelling than the next, showing us that nonprofits are putting technology in action in incredibly different ways.

Social Media Strategy: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network


Our social media strategy for nonprofits series continues by taking a look at how the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ( ) uses social media to enhance their online efforts. This organization is dedicated to advancing research, supporting patients and creating hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. As you can imagine, building a great online presence that creates a community of support and connects people with each other plays a key role in carrying out their missio

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Mayors Against Illegal Guns Want You to Demand Action

Mobile Commons

Now that Obama has put forth a plan , the Mayors Against Illegal Guns want you to demand action. Now, demand action. Demand action to fight gun violence. To join the campaign and call your Congressional representatives, simply navigate to the Demand Action website.

National Potluck: a virtual event in action

Connection Cafe

Author: Sally Heaven. Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday, but it's usually over way too fast. The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has come up with a way to let us all extend the holiday - as well as to celebrate their anniversaries and two decades of accomplishments.

5 Actionable Ways to Prevent Profit Leaks

NonProfit Hub

The post 5 Actionable Ways to Prevent Profit Leaks appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Profit leaks threaten to sink any business, but the nature of nonprofit operations make them particularly vulnerable. Most companies in other industries can make internal adjustments to compensate for monetary drain. Nonprofits have leaks in areas for-profit companies never have to consider.

Kill the Noise: How Prioritization on your Website Can Drive Action


Does that element help your user complete an important task with a clear call to action? Look at the positioning of the most important “call to action”. Do these elements highlight content or actions that are critical to your organizational goals? Your website has a lot to say.

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4 Ways Nonprofits Can Turn Website Click Data into Actionable Steps

Connection Cafe

And, even tougher to turn data into “actionable” next steps. In the below example, the nonprofit is able to see which home page calls to action receive the most clicks: Why is this important? Nonprofits may want to direct visitors to a certain action, like donating.