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.

From Prospective Student to Active Alumni: Engagement Fosters Lifelong Support

Connection Cafe

Faculty engage her both inside and outside the classroom by providing feedback on assignments, encouraging her to step outside her comfort zone to acquire new skills, recommending extracurricular activities , and checking in on the progress she’s making towards her goals.

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. Then ask a follow-question.

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. Then ask a follow-question.

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. Then ask a follow-question.

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. Then ask a follow-question.

Activating the Generation of Do-Gooders: MCON 2016

Connection Cafe

And the best place to activate this generation of do-gooders is MCON 2016. If you’re tuning in online, you’ll still have the chance to get involved by asking the speakers questions via social Q & A. 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.

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7 Questions To Ask First

Connection Cafe

So leaning on that background, as well as my more recent decade in nonprofit technology, I offer the following interview questions that an interviewee can ask of a hiring organization, to determine whether a given group is where you should place a career bet. The Seven Questions.

Current Online Activities in Asia-Pacific Nonprofits

NetWits

64% of organisations actively raise funds online. Have a long hard brainstorm away from your website, and then go back to it and question if your priorities are being reflected through the content and architecture.

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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. Let People Ask the Questions 10.

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39 Questions Your Nonprofit Can Answer with Facebook Insights

NetWits

Following are just some of the questions you can answer with these reports. How active are Facebook users with our Page? Following are questions about those interactions which can be answered in the Users Reports: How many Facebook users view my Page each day?

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. Then ask a follow-question.

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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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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12 of Your Email Deliverability Questions Answered

EveryAction

Unfortunately, there were so many questions from the audience that we weren't able answer them all during the alotted time. Here are some great, thoughtful questions that we received and Brett's email wisdom. " So, try some sends where you just email the active folks.

The Big Twitter Question

Frogloop

Simply, put if your stakeholders -- donors, volunteers, industry influencers, etc. -- are on Twitter and actively use it, then by all means go for it. Data from Comscore Nonprofit marketers should evaluate Twitter once again.

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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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.

The ONE Campaign Uses Mobile Messaging to Drive Twitter Activism

Mobile Commons

Before the latest GOP debate, CNN asked anybody with a good question to tweet using the hashtag #GOPDebateQs. Ask them the question #GOPDebateQs #ONEVote16.” The ONE Campaign used drove their issue to the top of the list of questions.

Turning to Strategy after the Audit: A Calendar of Activities

BoardAssist

For answers to these financial management questions, we turned to guest blogger Andrew Schwalm of FMA, a leading provider of fiscal consulting, outsourcing and professional development training to nonprofits and their staff nationwide. When should I be engaging the audit firm for next year?

Six Questions Superbosses Ask

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Sydney Finkelstein 's book, Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent , comes these great questions you should routinely ask yourself as a leader: Have you answered the "why do we exist" question for your team?

After Copenhagen: Turning Activism Into Impact

Frogloop

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. Going to the U.N.

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3 Questions Environmental Organizations Should Ask When Evaluating a CRM

Everyaction

While this may be an intimidating proposition, the process can be made easier by keeping a larger value framework in mind and making sure to ask a few key questions. For environmental organizations, these are three questions that should be asked about any potential new CRM.

5 Questions for Jay Frost

NonProfit Trends

This is a continuing series of 5 Questions for experts from across the nonprofit sector: 5 Questions for Jay Frost. On the other, they are merely a reflection of what fundraising activity has been undertaken. Unfortunately, the report does not estimate how many solicitations were made and at what level or how that compares to fundraising activity in prior years. The implications of changes to our sales activity are enormous. 5 Questions

The Six Questions Superbosses Ask

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Sydney Finkelstein 's book, Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent , comes these great questions you should routinely ask yourself as a leader: Have you answered the "why do we exist" question for your team?

Mixing Film and Activism

See What's Out There

They ask the question we always grapple with: How do social issue documentary films do more than just raise awareness? 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.

Four Models for Active User Engagement, by Nina Simon

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When, on the other hand, amateurs had the opportunity to help design scientific questions or disseminate research results, they often felt more ownership of the project and greater interest in using scientific methods to address their own community needs. Source: Share Your Ideas.

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Want to Activate Public Space? We're Hiring. And Some Thoughts on Iteration and Temporary Positions

Museum 2.0

For the past two years, I''ve been working on a project to activate the concrete space adjacent to our museum as a vibrant, community plaza. We are hiring a temporary contract curator to activate the plaza this summer with 25+ cultural events.

Does the Internet Inspire Youth Activism or Slacktivism?

Frogloop

That’s a big question on nonprofits’ minds, which are trying to engage with them early in hopes of developing long-term relationships with these future donors. They are viewed as techies and quite fickle when it comes to activism. Youth Activism Key Findings: Being a part of online communities promotes engagement. Will the Millennials be a generation of social activists or slacktivists?

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest national gathering of student leaders, administrators, faculty, and nonprofit staff committed to engaging students in service, activism, politics, advocacy, and other socially responsible work. We know you've got questions.

To App, or Not to App? That's the (Mobile) Question.

Connection Cafe

Author: Misty McLaughlin. Last week at the Convio Summit, discussions of how to get started with mobile abounded.

Conviction? Check. Money? Check. So What's Keeping the Arts Sector from Embracing Active, Diverse Audience Engagement?

Museum 2.0

If you asked me a month ago what the biggest barrier was to American arts organizations adopting practices that support active engagement in the arts by diverse participants, I would have said two: money and legitimacy. A couple weeks ago, I had a conversation with a funder that shocked me.

Activating the Activists with Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the questions that came up during a discussion of concerns at the beginning of the day, was "We have 5,000 friends on Facebook, now what? They are quite successful - [link] jonratliff @ kanter face to face meetings deepen the enthusiasm for activism.

Is your board asking these 5 questions about digital? They should be.

SocialFish

Active management of the digital ecosystem: Do we have the right balance of being open and being in control? Are they asking other questions along this vein? The post Is your board asking these 5 questions about digital?

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How Does the Hashtag Fit into your Strategy?

Connection Cafe

Where the Ice Bucket Challenge caught attentions with people participating in a fun activity and one upping their friends, current hashtag campaigns take a step back and are reaching broader, beyond a single organization or activity.

One Simple Question to Make Your Work More Participatory

Museum 2.0

I said to him: I can't really answer that question. The key question is, every step of the way: how can you invite people beyond yourself to help make this step better? This is the question I ask myself anytime I'm working on something with a participatory intent.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals.

Successful Leaders Routinely Ask Themselves Six Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Sydney Finkelstein 's book, Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent , comes these great questions you should routinely ask yourself as a leader: Have you answered the "why do we exist" question for your team?

Church and Religious Organization Frequently Asked Questions

Tech Soup Blog

Here are four frequently asked questions and answers to speed up your TechSoup registration, so you can get charitable product donations more quickly. Product donations to churches, synagogues, mosques, and other religious organizations have opened up considerably recently.

Six Questions To Ask As A Superboss

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Sydney Finkelstein 's book, Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent , comes these great questions you should routinely ask yourself as a leader: Have you answered the "why do we exist" question for your team?

HOW TO: Use Facebook Questions for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Unlike the Q&A site Quora, Facebook Questions allows brands to ask and answer questions. On Quora you have to be a person, but Facebook Questions uses your nonprofit’s Page and avatar as your Facebook Questions identity.

Introducing Abbott Square Part 4: The Most Important Question to Ask in a Capital Campaign

Museum 2.0

We started to pencil out what it would cost to fill the plaza with great events and art activities every week. If you are reading this via email and would like to share a response or question, you can join the conversation here.