Paying Attention to Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture Pays Off

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But there was also another sign on the wall that described their Quarter 3 theme word “Mindfulness” and a reflective question, “What behaviors and processes can we establish to engender more mindfulness and presence in our interactions.”

Book Review: Mindful Social Marketing by @jfouts

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The holiday break is a great time to read books, both for work and just plan fun. Earlier this week, I read the recently published “ Mindful Social Marketing ” by colleague Janet Fouts.

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[PODCAST] Broaden Your Message With Influencer-Driven Campaigns | Ft. Jeanette Russell

NonProfit Hub

We talked to Jeanette about her tips for what kind of impact a social media influencer and influencer-driven campaigns can make for your nonprofit. It’s a way to measure your online impact and you can easily find these influencers. You have VIP’s, media and everyday influencers.

[Tips for Nonprofits] The Art and Science of Persuasive Fundraising

Connection Cafe

A while ago, I read a book called Influence Science and Practice by Robert B. As a result, he wrote this book and shared many of the different ways someone can exercise influence over another. Instant Influence. Cialdini social influencers Tips for Fundraisers

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Instagram for Nonprofits — How Your Org Can Get Onboard

Connection Cafe

Engaging with supporters + influencers goes a long way. Pay attention to what others are doing on Instagram — follow key supporters, peers, influencers , those who inspire you, etc! You can collect a list of hashtags that other like-minded orgs and influencers are using.

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Update: Nonprofits - Power and Influence in our lives

Connection Cafe

Author: In my previous post, I started a little experiment on the "power and influence" of nonprofits on our lives. At one financial services outlet a nonprofit profit financial counseling service was competing for space and attention with both a for-profit provider and the government service. It is truly a powerful sector that influences virtually every aspect of our lives.

How To Avoid Becoming Addicted To Your Mobile Phone

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While at Google, Harris produced an extensive presentation titled “A Call to Minimize Distraction & Respect Users’ Attention,” his first effort as a design ethicist. Put only “tools” — and not apps designed to consume more of your attention — on your home screen. Mindfulness Mobil

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The program provides focused attention on key compliance issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations, plus practical walk-throughs of an IRS audit and an Attorney General Investigation.

9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

Connection Cafe

Identify + Activate Your Social Media Influencers. Social media influencers are typically active on one or more social networks, have a modest to large following, and can drive significant action and awareness for campaigns. Segment Your Email List by Social Influence.

nfp 2.0 » Not-for-profit’s have the gift of stories

Rebooting Charity

whitewater widgets yak shack January 29th, 2007 Not-for-profit’s have the gift of stories Nancy Schwartz invited me to submit a piece for this week’s Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants theme on “How do Nonprofit Communicators Compete for Audiences’ Attention?&#

5 Inventive Ways Donor Data Can Boost Your EOY Fundraising


Pay attention to politics. Pay attention to politics. Paying attention to your donors’ political contributions can help you identify the specific causes that they care most about within the broader picture of your mission.

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Using Social Science to Strengthen Your Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

They focus on spending time to move their audience into a favorable frame of mind before presenting the call to action. Because we ascribe great importance to whatever captures our attention first in an interaction, and it tends to frame and influence our subsequent response.

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

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There’s writer’s block, competition for our attention in the form of social media or our phones, and who can forget about the 50 other responsibilities we have on our plate. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind is the rule of three’s.

Purchase Power: Translating Buying Behaviors into Potential Donor Dollars

Byte Technology

And it’s important to keep in mind that as that age group, well, ages, they’ll likely maintain their attachment to this mode of advertising and engagement.

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Social Media Best Practices: 12 Tips for Making the Best of Any Social Site


With that in mind, here are 12 tips that will help you succeed no matter what social-networking site you apply them to. After you’ve been observing for a while and locating like-minded organizations and individuals, you want to begin building relationships with them.

4 Ways to Use Facebook to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

Connection Cafe

With the amount of time people spend scrolling through their newsfeeds, it’s important that you’re creating content that is seen so that your cause stays top of mind.

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Social Media and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 5 Predictions


Social influencers will influence peer-to-peer fundraising trends. As you look forward and plan your fundraising strategy, keep these predictions in mind. As social influencers become more influential, so will the causes they peer-to-peer fundraise for.

Digital Promotion Strategies (That Get First Page Results Fast)

Nonprofits Source

There is one thing to keep in mind. Build Relationships With Industry Influencers. Reach Out To Influencers On Social Media. Reaching out to influencers on social media will get your content shared and build brand trust.

10 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising More Social

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For example, if you want to target younger demographics more creatively, you could try out Instagram, Snapchat or TikTok if you want to be more engaging with your message to grab their attention.

What Makes an Innovative Idea Actionable?

Museum 2.0

Whereas I'm taking the "make it as awesome as possible and they will pay attention and want to steal the ideas" approach, Peter is trying very deliberately to create a structure that supports participation from diverse museum professionals and museum venues from the very beginning.

Twitter Analytics And Your Nonprofit


Last week, we discussed the importance of paying attention to and reporting on your nonprofit’s website analytics. Further separating PeerIndex from its competitors, “Search Influencers” is an easy way for your nonprofit to search for and target key influencers on Twitter.

5 Effective Design Tips to Increase Donor Giving

NonProfit Hub

Keeping titles this short keeps visitors’ attention while also minimizing the space they take up. In addition to these ways to simplify the donors’ experiences and helping your staff make the most of your site, you should pay particular attention to your site’s load times and mobile usability.

A Poetic Take on Social Objects: The Third Thing

Museum 2.0

Each member of a couple is separate; the two come together in double attention. My mind immediately jumps to the James Turrell exhibit at the Mattress Factory, which I visited in 2002 with my best friend. Tags: Unusual Projects and Influences

Lowering the ‘Giving Barrier’ for Millennials

Connection Cafe

As a personal offender of the false ‘I have too much going on’ sentiment, I wondered why I don’t feel that way about the organizations I’m involved in, and why these organizations have my attention, my heart, my time, and my wallet.

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Collaboration for Funders: Get the Timing Right


As you plan to launch your community, be mindful of the calendar: pay attention to when your grantees will be willing and able to participate, and find ways to align participation with other important events you have planned. Consider your grantees, their program/grant lifecycle, and how their needs at each stage will influence their willingness and/or ability to fully participate. Tags: Influence Collaboration

8 Research-Backed Ways To Improve Marketing For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

Back in 2011, Google Panda was released with one purpose in mind. It ensures you’re writing content that will attract and retain your audience’s attention. This will attract reader’s attention by making them question the steps you took to get those results.

New Yorker: Phone Calls are the Most Effective Way to Petition the Government, “Short of Showing Up in Person”

Mobile Commons

Does it really make a difference “in the minds of lawmakers – and more to the point, on the floors of the House and the Senate, when large numbers of everybody people start contacting congress?” Better call someone else whose opinion you can influence.

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Engagement Strategies to Turn Nonprofit Board Members into Ambassadors for Your Cause

Connection Cafe

The size of your organization will influence the retreat’s agenda. Pay attention to their lives outside of your organization and become well versed in their personal endeavors. Lastly, don’t forget to have fun with your board members and enjoy their community influence.

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Valuable Fundraising Lessons We Learned in 2017

Connection Cafe

You need to pay attention – because your board members and constituents will be. The Millennial Mind, Heart, and Wallet. In the waning weeks of December, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past year, wondering where all the time went and what goals to set for next year.

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Strategic Framing of the Red “Equality” Square


This enables him to wield considerable influence as an innovation leader because his actions are seen and replicated by a large number of people all over the world. The stages go like this: A growing sense of concern and unrest lays dormant in the minds of many people.

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The Pros and Cons of Nonprofit Grants

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This misconception of grants—fueled by anecdotal stories that receive a lot of media attention—ultimately causes a lot of organizations and programs to fail. Most grant applications specify what “areas of influence” or “social impact” your organization must have to qualify.

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Your Audience’s Content Is King (and Your Content Is Subservient to It)

Connection Cafe

In many cases, obtrusive research designs influence the behavior we seek to understand. Because workers were getting attention, no matter the nature of the changing conditions, they reacted positively. We also developed ways to study subject unobtrusively, so that our research design would not influence the outcomes. It provides the ability to respond immediately , engaging people when their mind is freshly focused on the issue(s).

Next-Level Fundraising with Nonprofit Psychology

NonProfit Hub

What comes to mind when you think of “ nonprofit psychology?”). Dr. Robert Cialdini has been teaching psychology for more than 30 years, but his biggest influence on the field is his 1984 best-seller Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion.

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How to Bring Your Business Blog to the Next Level


Invite Niche Influencers to Your Blog. Interview a niche influencer, invite him / her to do an expert column, reach out to him / her and ask to provide an expert quote on a topic you are covering…. Does it hold your attention? Your business blog is a failure.

Org Charts: Social Networking for the At-Work Set

Museum 2.0

Org charts, like maps, aren't given the attention they should be, especially in large institutions. I want great visualizations so I can see which committees influence which bills and which senators are big players across the board. In 2005, I visited COSI Columbus.

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How to Bring Your Business Blog to the Next Level


Invite Niche Influencers to Your Blog. While learning to essentially read their minds is a part of your job, it can be a lot more direct and useful to just ask them. Does it hold your attention? Guest post by the awesome Ann Smarty. —————-.

How to Train and Develop Millennials


There are some really fun ones out there, about how millennials are weaker than their parents, and how their neurological wiring explains their short attention spans. How to Train and Develop Millennials.

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The Secret Sauce for Productive Nonprofit Meetings that No One Talks About

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Your mindset influences your behavior and participation at meetings. Here’s how to do it: Practice Mindfulness Meetings : Be fully present at every meeting, focused on the conversation at hand. The quality of listening and attention in the room shapes the quality of the conversation.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth


During one of the most exciting periods in NASA's history, some of the toughest, most mission-critical work was being done behind the scenes by the astute minds of Johnson, Vaughn, and Jackson. During her reign over the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of Angola in the 17th century, she fought against the slave trade and European influence and paved the way for a centuries-long resistance movement that would ultimately win Angola its independence in 1975. she·ro (pl.

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New on SSIR: Effects of Joining the Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

As such, it’s easy to identify some of the goals these organizations have for using social media, including: engaging with and even influencing the general [voting] public, influencing news, engaging with and influencing politicians and legislation, and sharing data, information or viewpoints. Joining the conversation is incredibly important if these organizations expect to change policy and change minds.

How One Fund Boston Used Crowdfunding and Social Media to Exceed Their Fundraising Goal – in Less Than a Week


The One Fund Boston’s use of Teespring and Pinterest drew mass attention quickly, and the subsequent dollars the organization was seeking. It’s important to also keep in mind that online donations after disaster drop within just one week.

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What Will Your Leadership Legacy Be?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Former employees quoted in the newspaper article remember Mr. Kauffman as a leader who shared these lessons with them: "You can do anything you want if you set your mind to it and if you study your competition." "You

Social Media Optimization 2014: Twitter or Facebook?


Those individuals who prefer to follow their favorite brands, individuals and trends via Twitter tend to be a fan of short and succinct posts that demand only a second’s or a minute’s attention. Guest post for SocialFish by Sarah Brooks.