Activating the Millennial Generation

Connection Cafe

Thankfully, thousands of movements are successfully activating Millennial cause enthusiasts, converting them into donors , volunteers and outspoken advocates for a cause. Consider this: Within the next 10 years, Millennials will be the leaders of your company or organization.

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Activate

Steve Bridger

I attended the Guardian’s Activate summit this week and was heartened to see a sprinkling of attendees from our sector. I, however, remain an optimist and it was repeated more than once at Activate that this stuff is ’90% people, and only 10% technology’ That’s down to us then. giving ideas activate crowdfunding kickstarter

Nurture Online Efforts with Offline Activities

Connection Cafe

When we discuss peer-to-peer fundraising our focus often is on the online components; however, the offline activities surrounding our event allow us to improve relationships and connections with our supporters, thus potentially improving our online outcomes.

Book Review: Sharing Cities – Activating the Urban Commons

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons is a collection of 137 case studies and policies in 11 categories how self-organized, democratic, and people-powered policies and initiatives can help solve some of the most thorny problems we face around the world in urban areas.

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How To Be An Active Listener

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today's leadership tip on how to be an active listener comes from the book, Stronger. The authors explain that perhaps the best single technique t o convey effective listening requires you to be an active listener.

Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last month, I was honored to present and facilitate an all-day workshop for nonprofit leaders at the Oregon Nonprofit Leadership Conference on how to activate a culture of well being in the nonprofit workplace, based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

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How World Wildlife Fund Used Segmentation to Activate Social Influencers for Their Cause

Connection Cafe

So what is a nonprofit supposed to do when trying to activate supporters around a critically important issue to their cause? Through a campaign, WWF activated supporters to oppose Congress’s attempt to overturn the Clean Power Plan. The Oracle at Delphi told Oedipus “Know thyself!”

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The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book: Upcoming Activities and Early Reviews

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Credit: Rob Cottingham.

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How To Be An Active Listener

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today's leadership tip on how to be an active listener comes from the new book, Stronger. The authors explain that perhaps the best single technique t o convey effective listening requires you to be an active listener.

Activating the Generation of Do-Gooders: MCON 2016

Connection Cafe

And the best place to activate this generation of do-gooders is MCON 2016. It’s hard to read a business article or research synopsis today without seeing the word “Millennial” – but why is that? Like with generations past, Millennials (born 1980-2000) are the “it” audience right now. They’ve overtaken all other generations in terms of population in the United States, and they’ve recently surpassed Baby Boomers to become the largest generation in the workforce.

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Activate Summit

Steve Bridger

I attended the Guardian’s Activate summit this week and was heartened to see a sprinkling of attendees from our sector. I, however, remain an optimist and it was repeated more than once at Activate that this stuff is ’90% people, and only 10% technology’ That’s down to us then. giving ideas activate crowdfunding kickstarter

Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster

VisionLink

Writing from the national conference of the National Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster (NVOAD). Particularly in this season of storms, the resources and efforts of the NVOAD Members are truly extraordinary, and as they activate and keep working past the initial news cycle for any specific disaster, they are not as well known as they deserve to be.

Web the new frontier for activism - CNN.com

AFP Blog

Web the new frontier for activism - CNN.com : I had been skeptical of social networking and didn't have a compelling personal reason to use it. So if you told me two years ago I'd be writing this op-ed, I'd have told you that you were nuts. But that marathon campaign changed my mind. People started coming to us for tips on how to recreate our success. We realized that what we had engineered was out of the reach of most individuals and many nonprofits.

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Infographic: The Future of Social Activism

Frogloop

Check out this great infographic below "The Future of Social Activism" that illustrates how Millennials are supporting social justice issues.

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Current Online Activities in Asia-Pacific Nonprofits

NetWits

64% of organisations actively raise funds online. Blackbaud has just released the 2010 State of the Not-for-Profit Industry Survey results for the Asia Pacific.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Integrating Thinking and Feedback Activities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This was the first 90 minutes of the workshop, and while content and interaction kept in active learning mode — the next step was a synthesis.

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Online Activism: The Movie - Ten Tactics for Info Activism

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The site and film include inspiring info-activism stories from around the world, a set of cards with tool tips and advice. The project comes from Tactical Technology, inspired their info-activism camp in India. Activists around the world are using social media tools to make change.

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How To Be An Active Listener

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today's leadership tip on how to be an active listener comes from the book, Stronger. The authors explain that perhaps the best single technique t o convey effective listening requires you to be an active listener.

The Convergence of Social Activism, Donations, and Social Media: Episodic Giving In A Post Truth World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Questions remain: Is this new evolution of online giving that merges social activism, social media, and philanthropy sustainable?

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GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

For nonprofits which engage in advocacy around civic engagement or political issues, voter registration drives are a great tool for activating your volunteer base, deepening relationships within your community, and increasing local democratic participation.

Quick Brainstorming Activities

Eric Jacobsen Blog

According to Brian Cole Miller in his book, Quick Brainstorming Activities For Busy Managers , there are 50 ways to improve your brainstorming at your company or in your organization. My favorite is the Paper Swap brainstorming activity: A brainstorming technique where participants write their input on separate pieces of paper; then they swap papers and continue to add input.

Active Training: To Get Nonprofit Audiences Engaged, Keep Them Moving

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Energizers are activities designed to awaken a sleeping audience or activate a jaded one. Next week, I headed to Seattle for a couple of days of events around my book, “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ,” co-authored with KD Paine.

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Active, Advanced or Averse - Nonprofit Change & Social Media

Connection Cafe

with activity over the post. Author: Jordan Viator. Seth Godin wrote an interesting blog post yesterday entitled “ The problem with non ” that has definitely sparked a bit of conversation.

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E-Mediat Day 3: Digital Activism

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mary Joyce leads a session on digital activism using the Story of Electronics. Day 3 of the Train the Trainers session was devoted to Digital Activism and facilitated by Mary Joyce. The learning objectives: To provide participants with a formula for training digital campaign strategy.

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Charities Get In On Black Friday Activity - TheNonProfitTimes

AFP Blog

Charities Get In On Black Friday Activity - TheNonProfitTimes : Charities are branching out with technology in hopes of taking advantage of increased Internet and foot traffic on Black Friday, one the busiest shopping days of the year

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5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Many organizations have moved away from passive language such as “join our mailing list” or “sign up to receive our newsletter,” and toward active calls such as “take action” or “join the movement.” There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits.

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5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign guest post by Sourabh Sharma. We’ve learned a great deal in the past four years but one of the greatest lessons we’ve learned is summed up into five ways to build and activate a community for your cause.

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The Three Key Activities Of Strategic Thinking

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From the book, Leading With Strategic Thinking , the three key activities that comprise strategic thinking are: Assessing situations Recognizing patterns Making decisions.

The ONE Campaign Uses Mobile Messaging to Drive Twitter Activism

Mobile Commons

The post The ONE Campaign Uses Mobile Messaging to Drive Twitter Activism appeared first on Mobile Commons. Creating a groundswell of Twitter support can be a powerful way for an organization to make its voice heard.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Ultimately, the aim is to have a new, engaged audience to share stories with and activate to give and/or advocate for your cause. Luna needs some extra nurturing to return to active status and your donor management software offers the most efficient means of winning her back.

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Participant Index Seeks to Determine Why One Film Spurs Activism, While Others Falter - NYTimes.com

AFP Blog

Participant Index Seeks to Determine Why One Film Spurs Activism, While Others Falter - NYTimes.com : LOS ANGELES — You watched the wrenching documentary. But are you good for more than a few easy keystrokes of hashtag activism? You posted your outrage on Twitter. Participant Media and some powerful partners need to know.

7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

You also may ask a member to hold the event in their home or take an active role in planning the evening. Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time.

Turning to Strategy after the Audit: A Calendar of Activities

BoardAssist

Turning to Strategy after the Audit: A Calendar of Activities. Download the Fiscal Management Activities calendar and take a look at where your organization should be right now and what’s coming up in the next quarter. When should I be engaging the audit firm for next year?

A Guide To Facebook Activism

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

(Hat tip: Jessica Dheere, Project Director, Social Media Exchange, Beirut) for pointing to this excellent resource - A DigiActive Introduction to Facebook Activism. Facebook isn't designed for activism.

Our EveryAction Hero: St. John's Hospital Foundation

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

We have a very active St. John's Hospital Foundation has been working since 1999 to support St. John's Medical Center.

Report Explores Nonprofit Social Media Trends - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy.

AFP Blog

Report Explores Nonprofit Social Media Trends - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy. Sponsored by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), Common Knowledge and Blackbaud, the “2012 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report” has been released

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After Copenhagen: Turning Activism Into Impact

Frogloop

Going to the U.N. climate change conference in Copenhagen (COP15) was the closest I've come to a good strong punch in the gut -- the type that makes you question much of what you once believed to be true. But it was also one of the best wake-up calls I could have asked for.

[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

By appealing to a wide range of our senses, videos capture our attention and activate our emotions, unlike any other medium. When you're building a movement, video is an indispensable storytelling tool.

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Should Your Nonprofit Be Active on the New Myspace?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Last year when Myspace announced that it would be launching a redesign, I was very intrigued. Even more so when they released a video last September teasing what the new Myspace would look like. The design was good – very good, in fact.

Government working actively to offer relief to Nepal: VK Singh | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

AFP Blog

Government working actively to offer relief to Nepal: VK Singh | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis : "The former army chief later took to Twitter to share this information. Sent off the 1st batch of aid material collected by supporters. Hoping 2send more in the coming days. Donate as much as u can #IndiaWithNepal," he tweeted. At least 4,352 bodies have reportedly been recovered so far after Saturday's devastating earthquake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale."

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Will Celebrity Endorsed Campaigns Increase Activism?

Frogloop

For example, before helping to launch the ONE campaign, Bono was known for his activism around Africa and AIDS. Nonprofits get excited when a celebrity wants to join their advisory board or endorse their campaign. But do celebrity endorsements across different channels work these days? It depends. If a celebrity has a deep connection to an issue and its common knowledge then celebrity endorsements can certainly benefit nonprofit campaigns.

Statewide Online Fundraising: GiveMN Surpasses $50 Million - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.

AFP Blog

Statewide Online Fundraising: GiveMN Surpasses $50 Million - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy. : One of only two statewide, year-round online giving platforms, GiveMN hit a milestone this week by surpassing $50 million in giving. The amount was raised for more than 6,200 nonprofits in the state from 150,000 Minnesotans over a period of two and a half years

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Mixing Film and Activism

See What's Out There

The great people at Working Films and The Fledgling Fund just announced IMPACT , a new series of videos that discuss how film campaigns can ignite social change. They ask the question we always grapple with: How do social issue documentary films do more than just raise awareness?