Effective Nonprofit Communications Starts With ‘Why’

NonProfit PRO

The communications teams at the most successful nonprofits are laser focused on showing people how their work transforms lives — and they can clearly articulate their vision.

Place Matters: How Collective Impact and Place-Based Investment Can Empower Communities to Lead

NonProfit PRO

The place-based approach gives communities and funders the authority to identify their own greatest assets and needs, and to articulate their own priorities.

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My Theory of Practice

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology My Theory of Practice July 10, 2008 I finally had the reason to begin to more completely articulate my theory of practice.

What software freedom means to me

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I realize that I haven’t talked about this in a while, and I’m not sure I’ve actually ever articulated this completely on this blog. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology What software freedom means to me June 25, 2008 I got some interesting comments on the last post about Linux desktops.

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3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

EveryAction

First things first, you should be able to articulate to your board what role you’d like to see them have in your development plan. Getting development teams and their nonprofit boards to work in alignment can be challenging. Tensions often arise when both sides start to feel that they aren’t getting the support they need. Fundraisers often lament that board members are shirking their commitment to helping fundraise.

Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising

EveryAction

This means knowing your key message, having a clear theory of change, being able to clearly articulate how donating makes a meaningful difference to that theory of change, and having anecdotes and episodic stories that support your narrative. As End of Year Fundraising quickly approaches we've started to think of what you can do now to ensure a successful fundraising season.

Luck Is Not a Strategy: The Process of Effectively Securing Grants

TechSoup

It took me another 20 years before I realized the importance of actually establishing a fully realized grantseeking program built on clearly articulated goals and objectives, as well as the importance of creating a specific strategy around each and every project that required funding.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » The Web’s Next Phase

See3

I don’t have a complete articulation of what that is yet, but two things got my attention recently that feel different.

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Four Steps to Align Data with Your Mission and Goals

Association Analytics

SMART is an acronym people use to remember the five aspects of a well-articulated goal: SMART goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time bound. However, articulating the best leading indicators for a goal is not as easy as articulating KPIs.

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Bloomerang Named A Leader In The G2 Summer 2022 Grid® Report For Nonprofit CRM Software

Bloomerang

Earlier this year, Bloomerang was also named a leader in a G2 spring 2022 report , was named one of the “ Best Places to Work in Indiana” in 2022 , and launched a new brand identity to better articulate the value and services offered to the nonprofit community.

Webinar: The One Thing You Forget to Talk About when Fundraising

DipJar

How to articulate your money story. This webinar is hosted by Lori L. Jacobwith, Ignited Fundraising. When: Tuesday, October 26th at 2pm EST (FREE). Do you, your staff and board members feel uncomfortable talking about money? It’s much easier to talk about your amazing work.

Don't Let Association Data Myths Hold Back Your Analytics

Association Analytics

Again, it’s better to have organizational experience with data analysis and develop an understanding of your most relevant data-related processes before undertaking a significant project to fully articulate a data governance policy across all areas of your business.

Create Core Values

Eric Jacobson

Thursday, April 29, 2010 Create Core Values Sometimes when you are leading an organization or business and struggling to articulate your core values, it helps to see how others have stated theirs. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations.

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Keith Olberman comes into his own Keith Olberman comes into his own Last Updated on Monday, 25 September 2006 03:53 Written by Steve Tuesday, 12 September 2006 12:48 Keith Olberman is distinguishing himself as one of the more articulate and pointed critic of the President in the mainstream media.

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Why Journey Mapping is so Important to Creating Amazing Member Journeys

The MatrixFiles

This journey took some time to articulate and make easy: Individual is with a member company but doesn’t already have a password. Matrix Group is working on an email signup project for a longtime client.

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Assessing Risk: A Quick and Intuitive Framework

Forum One

You might think, if we are so frequently wrong about how risky things are and how confident we can be in our assessment, then why articulate risk at all? Here is a quick example of a few risks articulated using this framework, explained in greater detail below.

Another New eToolkit: Engaging Volunteer Leaders

VQ Strategies

Effectively advocating for volunteer leadership requires not only an ability to articulate the benefits of engaging volunteer leaders but also understanding what gets in people’s way of delegating and being able to reduce the barriers to delegation.

Bloomerang Named a Leader in the G2 Spring 2022 Mid-Market Grid® Report for Fundraising

Bloomerang

Earlier this year, Bloomerang was named a “ Best Place to Work in Indiana ” in 2022, and launched a new brand identity to better articulate the value and services offered to the nonprofit community.

Nonprofit Board Retreats: 5 Reasons Why I Love Them — and You Can Too!

Qgiv

During the retreat, the board and other key leaders work together to articulate a shared vision for the future of the organization. Next, the board will articulate what the organization needs to look like three years from now if their shared vision for the future will eventually be achieved.

3 Smart Branding Strategies for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Since its inception, the new brand has attracted 30 new families to the synagogue and coalesced the existing members around the clearly articulated, distinguishing features of the community.

The Nimble Nonprofit: A Full Circle Strategy For Mission Growth

Donor Search

One of the more frustrating situations that can occur when rolling out a major campaign is having different departments articulate different messages to donors. This blog was adapted from the recent Flash Class by NeonCRM and Nonprofit Garden, partners of DonorSearch. The marketing team may be focusing on highlighting stories about a specific program while… Major Giving

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The Nimble Nonprofit: A Full Circle Strategy For Mission Growth

Donor Search

One of the more frustrating situations that can occur when rolling out a major campaign is having different departments articulate different messages to donors. This blog was adapted from the recent Flash Class by NeonCRM and Nonprofit Garden, partners of DonorSearch. The marketing team may be focusing on highlighting stories about a specific program while… Major Giving

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Storytelling, Design, and Communicating With Your Audience

NTEN

The first step is articulating a strong story about the organization, then making sure that every element on the website reinforces that. Samihah Azim. Product Design Manager. Bluenose Analytics. When pie charts about pie detract from your story: how to hold content as the star and design as the back-up singer. I work to weave the story of customer success into the core of the product.

5 Types of Stories for Non-Profit Fundraising

The Storytelling Non-profit

Inevitably, there is an articulation of values through most stories. Stories are an incredible tool for non-profit fundraising. Stories help non-profits illustrate their compelling reasons for giving in a way that makes sense to people who aren’t doing the work day in and day out.

Bloomerang Appoints Tommy Vacek As Chief Technology Officer

Bloomerang

Earlier this year, Bloomerang was named a “ Best Place to Work in Indiana ” in 2022, and launched a new brand identity to better articulate the value and services offered to the nonprofit community. Bloomerang, the complete donor relationship management solution for thousands of small and medium-sized nonprofits, today announced they welcomed Tommy Vacek as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

[ASK AN EXPERT] If You’re New To Fundraising, Where’s The Best Place To Start?

Bloomerang

This means you’ve got (1) a constituency who cares about your mission, vision and values; (2) a relevant case for support with clearly articulated needs and goals; (3) commitment from all stakeholders; (4) a communications mechanism, and (5) processes in place to steward your resources.

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Going First: The first step to transformational leadership starts with taking it

NTEN

The fact is, there is always something we can do to lead those around us, whether it means articulating values, clarifying vision, reinforcing behavior, confronting problems, or simply encouraging people around us. Jeff Shuck. Plenty Consulting. Want to see leadership in action? Look no farther than the local pre-school, where line leaders show their peers the way forward. If we think about the idea of leadership as being at the front of the line, we find both opportunity and obligation.

Artificial Intelligence: The Hotdog Conundrum

sgEngage

AI and machine learning predictions are—essentially—a collection of algebraic equations that articulate the most probable outcome to a very specific question. Articulate how removing the uncertainty would be valuable for the organization.

You Don’t Want to Miss Our Next Free Training

Social Velocity

If you haven’t attended one of the free trainings in the Social Velocity series about moving from scarcity to abundance , you are missing out! I have been blown away by the energy and engagement of the hundreds of people who have already participated in our monthly free training series.

Three Unassuming Twenty Hats Posts that Volunteer Managers Need to Read

Twenty Hats

On the other hand, I feel like the existing posts do a good job of articulating my volunteer engagement philosophy: that quality volunteer engagement cannot occur without motivated, dedicated, and well-trained volunteer managers.

Bloomerang Delivers A More Holistic Approach To Fundraising On The Go With Data Fundraisers Can Trust

Bloomerang

Earlier this year, Bloomerang was named a “ Best Place to Work in Indiana ” in 2022, and launched a new brand identity to better articulate the value and services offered to the nonprofit community.

Bloomerang Appoints Tammy Hammond and Steve Byrnes to the Executive Leadership Team

Bloomerang

Bloomerang has also been named a “ Best Place to Work in Indiana ” in 2022, and has launched a new brand identity to better articulate the value and services offered to the nonprofit community.

Future-proofing your association with 108 ideaspace and Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS

And with our decades of experience, we offer key insights and nuisances into the workings of Canadian associations and can articulate them into an industry-ready association management software RFP. Nimble AMS is proud to announce our partnership with 108 ideaspace.

Non-Profit Storytelling: What If There Is No Conflict?

The Storytelling Non-profit

This kind of story will still articulate values that donors connect with and could be motivating in a different way. When writing a story to raise money, an essential part of the story is a conflict. A problem or conflict in a story naturally builds a case for giving.

5 Steps to Prepare for a Successful Nonprofit Website Redesign

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Prior to soliciting proposals from vendors in a formal request for proposals (RFP), you can have informal conversations with them in a request for information or RFI process where you articulate your needs and invite them to provide feedback and express interest in your project.

Fundraising Videos Your Nonprofit Should Be Utilizing

Kindful

Do people in your community know who you are, but have trouble articulating what your mission is? For this type of video, you should interview people within your organization who can properly articulate what it is you do.

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[Part 1] Make A Case For Your Nonprofit’s CRM

TechImpact

Additionally, it can be sometimes difficult to articulate exactly how a CRM can do all these great things we just outlined. Identify those individuals and be able to articulate how that specific employee will benefit. Whether it is boosting fundraising dollars a few percentage points, increasing your donor retention, or keeping better track of your volunteers, what makes your CRM a success should be clearly defined and well articulated.

Freedom to Connect

VisionLink

This video is an articulate defense of the freedom to connect, and a well-told, real-world story of people working together. In honor of the life and contributions of the activist Aaron Swartz, and in honor of our customers in thousands of communities who work to connect people every day.

What Is a Story and Why You Need To Tell Them

The Storytelling Non-profit

But by telling a story, you can not only communicate the services/programs you provide, you can also articulate their impact. Storytelling is an invaluable tool for non-profits.

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Loss and Grief in Volunteer Engagement

VQ Strategies

When I think of the six people who mentioned to me in the last week that they have been struggling with loss and grief, it’s hard not to consider the many others who are also struggling, but weren’t brave enough, comfortable enough, or simply able to articulate that.

Leveraging the SDGs to Maximize Your Impact

sgEngage

Once you understand your part in this matrix of good, you can better tell your story and articulate your value in grant writing.

How to Write an Effective Nonprofit Mission Statement

Get Fully Funded

Consider Your Organization’s Goals Your mission statement should succinctly articulate what your nonprofit aims to accomplish. Futuring can be used in a variety of ways, but progressive organizations can use it to better articulate the ultimate purpose behind their actions to outsiders.

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How to Make Analytics a Priority – Finally!

Association Analytics

We can help you move analytics to the top of the list by giving you tips to build a business case and how to articulate it to others. It’s a new year with a new start. You probably have a long list of great things you want to accomplish this year…including making analytics a priority.