Creating Your Own Lens: 4 Tips for Evaluating Fundraising Advice

Connection Cafe

Especially if you don’t have a deep pool of your own experiences to draw on, how can you benefit most from the advice that is so freely offered? 4 Tips for Evaluating Fundraising Advice : Look at the credentials of the writers you respect.

Ask an Expert: Online Engagement Tool Trends + Advice

EveryAction

The sea of tech options for nonprofits is large and growing - what isn't is data-driven, expert advice on making tech decisions (as a CRM provider, we get it!). The Guide is a thoughtful, in-depth read, and offers a lot of great advice to organizations looking at different tech options.

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Advice for Women Leaders

Connection Cafe

Author: Patricia Hume. According to the US Department of Labor , in 2010 "the median weekly earnings of women who were full-time wage and salary workers was $669, or 81 percent of men’s $824.". However grim that may sound, another stat is encouraging: "Women are projected to account for 51.2

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The Major Gifts Advice You Majorly Need

NonProfit Hub

The post The Major Gifts Advice You Majorly Need appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. There’s a HUGE elephant in the room staring you right in the face. As nonprofiteers, we often focus on the seemingly “attainable” gifts that are less scary than the elephant…major gifts. But guess what?

Advice from the Experts: The Best Fundraising Tips for 2016

Byte Technology

From learning to talk about your cause on the donors’ terms to working harder to build personal relationships, there’s some truly good advice here no matter the size or goal of your organization.

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Fail proof relationship advice

Connection Cafe

Even though the gurus of social media can offer great advice, they also admit some major challenges. Author: Cheryl Black. It’s universal to relationships. We’ve heard it from our parents, friends and even…well, maybe most especially, from our true loves: listen. If it works with your BFF and your honey, it stands to reason that it will work with your social media relationships too.

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Inspirational Advice for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

What piece of advice has resonated with you and transformed your work? Here are a few pieces of advice that might apply to nonprofits. nonprofit blog carnival

Social Media Advice from Superheroes

See What's Out There

Some of the best advice I've ever gotten has come from masked avengers, caped crusaders, and friendly neighborhood supermutants. Turns out this advice applies pretty nicely to our work as digital do-gooders as well. After all, aren't we out saving our own corners of the world every day? Here are some of my favorite quotes from […]. social media strategy Nonprofits Superheroes tech

16 Professionals Share Nonprofit Technology Advice via Instagram Video

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference ( view on Storify ) produced sixteen Instagram videos in response to the question: What is your number one piece of nonprofit technology advice? 15-second video interviews are the new elevator pitch.

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Advice That Could Lead To A Better Nonprofit

TechImpact

The post Advice That Could Lead To A Better Nonprofit appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Christian Leadership Alliance. We’ve all had to make difficult decisions.

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Social Media Advice in Fortune Cookies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This week, the post that got the most conversation was a playful and visual one. Using the photo above, I asked people to share their best social media advice as a fortune in a fortune cookie. They were clever, funny, and great social media advice! Flickr Photo by Beth Kanter.

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World’s Best Intern: Advice from Nonprofits to Interns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I asked them: If you were on-boarding a new intern and you wanted them to be as successful as possible, what advice would you offer? Several colleagues offered some advice to nonprofits that want to work successfully with interns.

Advice for Nonprofits on Hiring the Next Great Fundraiser—Don’t Overlook Older Candidates

Connection Cafe

I received an email the other day from a man who was in a fundraising class I taught a few years ago. I remember well his enthusiasm for fundraising as he planned to transition from a career in the aerospace industry to the nonprofit arena. He was already an active volunteer and was passionate about helping nonprofit organizations raise funds. That is what led him to my class. Today he has completed his education and volunteers with a program for which he helped secure funding.

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Fundraising Advice From Katya Andresen Over the Years : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Fundraising Advice From Katya Andresen Over the Years : FundRaising Success : we are sharing some of the tremendous fundraising tips Andresen has been gracious enough to pass on to our readers through our various publications. Enjoy, and best wishes to Katya on her new endeavor at ePals

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Buddha’s Advice On Program Measurement

Idealware

Someday I’ll climb a Himalayan mountain to ask the monk there all of my questions about the universe, but I already know what he’ll say when I ask about program measurement. Let me save you the hike. There are two steps to effectively measure your programs and improve them based on performance: 1.

Choosing Nonprofit CRM Software (Expert Advice)

Donor Search

Any nonprofit who’s been through buying new CRM software can attest to the fact that it can be a long and overwhelming process. With so many choices and features to consider, finding the right software for your organization can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack.

5 Bits Of Advice For A Crowd-Funding Campaign

TechImpact

The post 5 Bits Of Advice For A Crowd-Funding Campaign appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Crowd-funding websites allow individuals and organizations to create a page on their website and promote donations for a cause, product, or service.

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The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Blogging Advice, Better Websites, and Email Marketing Stats

Connection Cafe

Mentioned this week in the Agitator , SOFII has become the treasury of the Jerry Huntsinger’s direct mail fundraising advice. Frogloop’s Allyson Kapon gives advice on how to get on your target audience’s radar by improving image content. I can’t believe it.

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Donor Stewardship Expert Advice Featuring Bill!

Donor Search

NonProfitEasy has put together a list of stewardship advice featuring Bill Tedesco, CEO of DonorSearch, among 28 other nonprofit experts. Looking for donor stewardship strategies?

Year-end Advice For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

So, here goes.Lynn's year-end advice for leaders: • Do something that you are afraid to do. Thanks Lynn for this great end-of-the-year advice. Two years ago, Lynn Flinn of EWF International in Tulsa, OK wrote the following in her business' newsletter.

Advice for Consultants - Part 1

Robert Weiner

This post was inspired by my colleague Kris Putnam’s advice for new consultants ( So, You Want To Be A Philanthropy Consultant? This advice was provided by John Elbare in response to a question about what to expect as a new consultant. John’s advice was right on target. and Starting A Consulting Business? 15 Things To Do Right Now ). I received the following via CharityChannel’s Consultants forum in 2003.

The Foundation Operations and Management Report—New Advice for Funders and Grantmakers

Connection Cafe

As funders, many of us spend quite a bit of time looking outward. We look at the world around us and find outlets that reflect our philanthropic passions. We look at communities to see needs and possibilities. We look at nonprofits and the people who lead them to find inspiration, motivation, and opportunities for directing our support. Yet how often do we take the time to look in the mirror?

Advice for Consultants - Part 2

Robert Weiner

Last week I posted John Elbare’s advice for new nonprofit consultants. Today I’m posting Karen Nyhus ‘ advice, originally posted on NTEN’s nptechconsult forum (for members only) in response to a request for “resources and tips for our nonprofit technology community to help them start things off right in 2007.&# Advice to newbies in nptech consulting: (1) don’t try to be a generalist, or at least don’t try to know everything.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

If you think that your volunteers will be more candid in person, offer to take a few of your volunteers out to coffee and ask their advice. Solicit Advice. Asking for their advice is one signal that you value them and all of the contributions they may be able to offer.

45 Nonprofit Experts Who Tweet Great Advice for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re looking for expert tips, here is a list of the top forty-five nonprofit experts on Twitter categorized by business area (events, volunteering, marketing, etc,). experts Twitter

3 Key Pieces of SMS Advice from a Millennial

Mobile Commons

The post 3 Key Pieces of SMS Advice from a Millennial appeared first on Mobile Commons. “Millennials are a bunch of tech-addicted, attention-span deficient, Snapchatting, texting-thumb-suffering zombies.” And that’s exactly why they’re the best people to ask about SMS strategy!

11 Nonprofit Professionals Share Social Media and Technology Advice for Nonprofits via Instagram Video

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The results are below and what you’ll hear are the responses to the question: “What is your number one piece of nonprofit technology advice for nonprofits?”

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Some Social Media Advice for Conan O’Brien: Be A Giver On #GivingTuesday

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

With this year’s GivingTuesday less than a month away , there’s lots of tips and best practices on how to leverage social media during the giving season both online and offline.

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Blogging and YouTube for Nonprofits Made Easy with Tipsheets and Expert Advice

Connection Cafe

Author: Jordan Viator. You and your nonprofit organization probably already “get” that social media can help you drive programs and online results. But quick and easy tips always make getting started or optimizing programs easier.

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Safer Online for Nonprofits: Practical Advice to Keep You Safe

Tech Soup Blog

Got more advice than you can fit in a tweet? Most organizations store at least some sensitive personal information. This could be names, addresses, phone numbers, or records of how clients use organizations' services.

Advice for Consultants - Part 3

Robert Weiner

This is the third in a series of posts aimed at new consultants in the nonprofit sector. The previous posts are at Part 1 and Part 2. Make sure you have enough savings, loans, or other income to tide you over while you build your business. Figure out where you will work and what equipment you will need. What kinds of capital investments do you need to make to get started? Do you need a rented office or home office? If you will have a home office, is that allowed by local zoning?

Prospecting - Philanthropy.com-Former Google Executive Seeks Philanthropy Advice

AFP Blog

Prospecting - Philanthropy.com: "June 30, 2009Former Google Executive Seeks Philanthropy AdviceA former Google executive is asking for advice on where to make a donation.".

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Advice for nonprofits working with K-12 schools

ASU Lodestar Center

If your nonprofit is thinking about hosting an event at a public school or starting a long-term program in public schools, here's some advice to help you out. posted by. Jillian Terry , Freelance Writer. teachingdegree.org.

Gates turns to Twitter for advice on how to give away $50,000 - Sectors | The Irish Times - Fri, Jun 13, 2014

AFP Blog

Gates turns to Twitter for advice on how to give away $50,000 - Sectors | The Irish Times - Fri, Jun 13, 2014 : Bill Gates, the world’s wealthiest man and an advocate of philanthropic giving, has turned to his 16.2 million Twitter followers to solicit ideas for how to give away $50,000. Gates was responding to a DealBook article on college courses in philanthropy that require students to give away real money to no-profit organisations.

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[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

We shared Yash’s invaluable insights on digital storytelling and we couldn’t resist sharing his advice on creating compelling videos. When you're building a movement, video is an indispensable storytelling tool.

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Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

As you start to think about how your organization will tell your story this season we enlisted the advice of Vanessa Chase Lockshin, the creator of The Storytelling Nonprofit , to show us how we can stretch our storytelling muscles and get ready for year end!

Wanted: Your Advice (Guest Post)

Museum 2.0

The result is an exhibit about advice. Our “big idea” is: Advice: give it, get it, flip it, fuck it. The idea around advice is that we all experience it—some people like to give it, some get it, others pass it on and we all have occasionally gotten advice that we chose to forget.

Banking on Bitcoin: Nonprofit Success Stories Start to Emerge - Ideas & Advice - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Banking on Bitcoin: Nonprofit Success Stories Start to Emerge - Ideas & Advice - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : When representatives from alternative, Internet-based currencies like NobleCoin began pitching the Water Project last year, they met plenty of skepticism.

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How To Create and Optimize a Facebook Content Strategy – Advice from Alison Zarrella

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The book offers lots of great advice on using many of Facebook features like Events. What is your best advice about moderation and dealing with spammers or trolls?

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Book Giveaway: Inbound Marketing Book (and some advice)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm giving away a copy of " Inbound Marketing " by Brian Halligan (Author), Dharmesh Shah (Author), David Meerman Scott (Foreword). I discovered it because of a charity challenge they're running on Twitter to raise awareness of their book, plus raise some money to help Room To Read.

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Advice for Keeping Donors Coming Back

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's a look at the February Nonprofit Blog Carnival - hosted by Marc Pitman the Fundraising Coach - about keeping donors wanting to come back. nonprofit blog carnival donors

Flow within Structure: Advice for a Young Artist

Have Fun - Do Good

Below is my contribution: Dear M, My main advice for you, as you begin your adult life as an artist (so exciting!), This post was written as part of a gift from wishstudio founder, Mindy Tsonas, to a young artist friend, M.

Advice for Aspiring Nonprofit Tech Leaders

NTEN

Karl Hedstrom. IT Director. As an aspiring nonprofit tech leader myself, I feel both somewhat unqualified to be coaching others on this subject, yet at the same time in a unique position to share valuable lessons from my own professional experience. I also have the benefit of this community''s wealth of knowledge on the subject which I have liberally tapped into for this article. Leadership Organizational Culture IT Staff