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Activating the Millennial Generation

Connection Cafe

MCON is an annual event that highlights these movements and proves how the Millennial generation is actively shaping our communities and world.

How Skills-Based Volunteerism Creates Transformational Experiences

Connection Cafe

There were also unexpected discoveries and learning experiences during the day that proved why mentoring is so important. No one had.

Designing Nonprofit Experiences

Connection Cafe

The following article was originally published in the June 2014 issue of User Experience Magazine. Borrowing For-profit UX. nonprofits). Donate.

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. I can remember it like it was yesterday.

Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

His research shows that professional development learning experiences need to be as interactive as possible to boost retention.

How Much Time Mobile and Social Media Require

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The amount of time that a nonprofit can invest in mobile and social media depends on capacity.

True Customer Engagement: the Leap Beyond User Experience


Designing a great device is not the same as designing a great user experience. Does it ring any bells? The reason for this disparity? “

Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Content delivery is less important then the skill to making sense of it and that needs to be what “classroom time” is about.

Turning to Strategy after the Audit: A Calendar of Activities


Turning to Strategy after the Audit: A Calendar of Activities. When is the right time to review my annual insurance coverage?

How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Along with measuring against impact results, it is important to look at how much time has been invested. Flickr Photo by Yung Tsai. Hootsuite.

Coaching Your First-Time Event Fundraisers Towards Success!

Connection Cafe

Last month, I kicked off my blog series on how to coach your first-time fundraisers towards success. (Part 3…the Finale!).

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How to activate Facebook’s new Subscribe Button (and what it means)

John Haydon

What this ultimately means for your organization is creating it deeper more personal experience around your nonprofit on Facebook.

Google + for Nonprofits: Invest Time or Not? Nonprofit Starter Steps

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Should your nonprofit do more than simply set up a presence on Google + and not invest any more time? What is a productive way to experiment and learn to the answers to these questions without wasting time? Heather Mansfield put together this list of 22 Must Circle Nonprofit Brands that are active on Google +. Google

How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The first reaction I typically hear from nonprofit leaders when it comes to social media is “When am I going to find the time?”

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EVOLVE: Technology will Mandate Marketers to Keep Up with the Times


This will mean much more customer experience accountability. As this excerpt from our book: EVOLVE: Marketing (as we know it) is Doomed!

How to Know When a Social Network is Worth Your Time

NonProfit Hub

Peach is not the first to experience this rapid rise and fall, and certainly won’t be the last. It Has to be Unique. Follow Your Audience.

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It’s that time of year: your 8-step fundraising data checklist

3rd Sector Labs

This is the time of year when fundraising teams are pouring their available time, energy and talents into perhaps the most important task of the year. When was the last time you cleaned it, appended it, purged it, normalized it? If one or more of those terms sounds unfamiliar, make time for some thorough data hygiene.

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To Promote or Not to Promote? (…and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts – Guest Post by Alison Carlman and Oscar Norsworthy. and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s

Mapping Your Online/Offline Activism: Surfrider Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He also mentioned that their organization lean and agile and there is a culture of a willingness to experiment and learn from it. .

5 Times Your Texting Dinner Date Might Actually be a Good Person

Mobile Commons

They should be done texting and back to spending time with you in a matter of moments. Perhaps your date is one of them?

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Microsoft OneNote Gives Dyslexic Kids a New Learning Experience

Tech Soup Blog

Each tablet PC comes with Microsoft OneNote , which makes the learning experience more interactive. " Improving the Education Experience.

The CNN Lesson: There Is No Hiding on The Real-Time Web


CNN’s silence and lack of engagement with their viewers (who also happen to be their largest critics at the moment) illustrates the need for organizations of all sizes to be proactive and focus on providing the best customer or constituent experience as possible across multiple channels. Komen Foundation have in common?

Should Your Nonprofit Be Active on the New Myspace?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For them, it’s worth experimenting with. For most others, I think a better time investment would be Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.

What's the String that Ties One Experience at Your Institution with the Next?

Museum 2.0

When you set an expectation, you frame an experience. Each experience is a pearl. They all reported having a great time at the museum.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2b: Surveys and Interviews

Connection Cafe

If we have another activity that will provide quantitative data, we may do Interviews to balance out our research. Purposes. Methodology.

Great reads from around the web on February 24th

Amy Sample Ward

Do you think it would be valuable for your organization or a waste of time? They consume media, socialize and share experiences through devices more than other age groups." I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Have you accepted online technology as your organizational savior?

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Why Are So Many Participatory Experiences Focused on Teens?

Museum 2.0

As researcher Danah Boyd has pointed out, teens spend time on Facebook, MySpace, and other social networks because that's where their friends are.

4 Ways to Use Facebook to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

Connection Cafe

Having an active profile shows that you’re paying attention, ready to engage, and creating content that provides value to your audience.

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How Chestnut Ridge Church Reinvents the Church Experience with Technology

Tech Soup Blog

It's probably no accident that Chestnut Ridge Church has become the largest church in West Virginia. It is not a traditional church. spanhidden.

5 Times Your Texting Dinner Date Might Actually be a Good Person

Mobile Commons

They should be done texting and back to spending time with you in a matter of moments. Perhaps your date is one of them?

Navigation by Recommendation: Lessons Learned from a Little Experiment

Museum 2.0

I'd had a good experience earlier asking a guard what he recommended--it had taken me into a gallery I otherwise would have missed completely.

Twitter: this time it’s personal

Steve Bridger

Over time, everyone who wishes to, can participate. It works for me (at least for the moment). OH: On employee personal brands.

Research Friday: Out-of-School Time Programs for Latino Youth

ASU Lodestar Center

has seen a dramatic increase in the number of Latino youth, which will continue to play a key role in the services provided during out-of-school time.

Looking for a New Fundraising Idea?

Tech Soup Blog

Airbnb , the home-sharing service, has just launched social impact experiences. How Social Impact Experiences Work. How to Get Started.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2c: Card Sorts

Connection Cafe

We have done this in-person as part of stakeholder discovery and have also done them remotely, with end-users, as a user research activity.

8th Annual Games for Change: Register Now!

Tech Soup Blog

This rare learning experience will be invaluable to anyone considering moving into this space to spread their cause. Register now!

A New Marketing Paradigm: How Affordable, Active and Agile Technology Can Change Nonprofits


Constituent data is scattered across the organization, residing passively in so many databases that it is nearly impossible for staff or volunteers to ever have a complete, near-real time view of any constituent who donates, visits an office, attends an event, or participates in any other way. Matt McCabe, Orange Leap. [Ed.

The Art of Building Lasting Donor Relationships with One-To-One Marketing

Connection Cafe

The power of one-to-one marketing is harnessed when data points are leveraged to create a personalized experience for prospective donors.

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.

5 Things To Stop Doing If You Want A Successful Employee Engagement Program

Connection Cafe

5 things you should stop doing if you want a successful employee engagement program : #1: Stop Planning “One-Off” Engagement Activities.