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.

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.

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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Taking Action on YouTube

Amy Sample Ward

YouTube is set to publicly launch the “Call-To-Action Overlay&# feature. This will allow users to place calls to action (messages and links) on top of videos. The Call-To-Action Overlay means users will be prompting viewers to click away from YouTube (not exactly the action a platform like YouTube is after). Tags: webtools action socialaction socialchange video youtube

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.

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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Finally, be ready with a call-to-action or ask. With volunteer management tools, like EveryAction , you easily track your volunteer’s actions and availability. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate.

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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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The Latino Victory Fund is a progressive political action committee working to grow Latino political power by increasing Latino representation at every level of government.

Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Relational organizing These days you’ll hear a lot of talk in the political world about “relational organizing"- the idea that people are more likely to be persuaded to take action by someone that they know and trust than by a stranger affiliated with the campaign.

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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.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Use your donor software data to research Vince’s engagement history and determine what types of calls-to-action he’s answered in the past and try to recruit him for similar things in the future.

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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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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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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

EveryAction stores over 89 million "Action Profiles" of donors and supporters, which means that a significant number of EveryAction forms come pre-filled.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Homepage layout Your website homepage is likely the first thing that most visitors see, so it’s important that it draws them in further, and directs them toward relevant actions such as signing up for email updates or donating. For nonprofits, an effective call to action is paramount.

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GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

To maintain 501c3 status, nonprofits must carefully avoid any partisan activity, actions that endorse a candidate or party.

[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.

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.

[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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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.

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?

How Will You Turn Those New Ideas into Action?

Museum 2.0

But there's also a lot of evidence that shows that knowledge alone will not catalyze action. If you want to make change, you need to find ways to translate information into action. And yet few of us translate that knowledge into action. How can we translate that will into action?

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.

Creating More Frictionless Actions

John Haydon

Another important step in this mindshift is to appreciate what people are naturally willing to do on sites like Facebook : How Facebook enables frictionless actions. Facebook removes psychological and technological friction points to increase social sharing and other doable actions.

8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

When your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant, the standard course of action is to send out a Request for Proposal (RFP) - indicating that your organization is interested in receiving information from vendors.