Interview with Bryan Stevenson: On Juneteenth and Justice

Saleforce Nonprofit

In this interview, Stevenson shares his thoughts on how we seek to reconcile as a nation, how he personally handled prejudice and racism, his path to his true calling, and how he finds the strength everyday to keep on fighting. What is the Opposite of Poverty?

The Woman Behind the Blue Fox Logo: An Interview with Juhli Greene

Blue Fox

That was 3 years ago and in honor of the anniversary, we thought it would be fun to interview Juhli and learn more about her creative process, her company and working with Blue Fox. I pride myself on friendly customer service and attention to detail.

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Does This Deserve My Attention?

Beth Kanter

Yesterday, this tweet from Howard Rheingold, author of NetSmart got my attention! It is a simple, elegant way to train your attention while working online to keep mindful how you are spending your time. As he says in his book, your attention is one of your most available assets. She coined a phrase “continuous partial attention,” to describe why we multi-task in an age of social media – not to get more done, but not to miss out.

Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

Beth Kanter

The book shares how and why our mind pays attention to some events, ideas, or people and not others. Parr uses the metaphor of building a fire to describe how capturing attention works. There are three stages starting with ignition, what captures immediate attention. The second stage is kindling, where you attract and capture short-term attention on a specific activity, event, or idea. Reputation: Uses experts or the crowd to instill trust and capture attention.

Attention Nonprofit Communicators! Getting Attention Survey!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nancy Schwartz of the Getting Attention Blog is starting off the year by surveying nonprofit communicators on key goals and challenges. Someday, I hope I can interview Nancy for this blog. Back in September, we had just completed an interview when my computer crashed and I lost a day's worth of email. Here are a few of the questions: Looking back at 2006, what was your biggest disappointment or frustration? And what was your greatest success?

Interview: Marshall Kirkpatrick on the Real Time Web Report

Amy Sample Ward

The Real-Time Web and Its Future , a new report from ReadWriteWeb , focused on the changing ecosystem of the Web, one that runs in real-time. “For the following report, we interviewed 50 companies, developers and executives building or leveraging real-time Web technology. Review the Table of Contents and read the report introduction now, or learn more in the following interview. One of the organizations I did an interview with was the American Red Cross.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Taproot Foundation

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Megan: Flexibility and enthusiasm for an ever-changing field that requires constant attention is key to anyone involved with social media. Organization: Taproot Foundation. Organization Size: 40 Employees. Name (s): Dupé Ajayi and Megan McDonald. Title (s): Manager, External Affairs and Associate, Social Media & Recruitment. Website: Blog: Facebook: Twitter:

Interview with Shonali Burke: Analytics Tell Stories

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was honored when Shonali Burke invited me to be a Blue Key Champion. She set up a private Facebook Group to facilitate our support for the campaign. A few weeks ago, she reported back to the group some of the results of our work with some insights based on Google Analytics charts. Shonali kindly agreed to an interview to share this story more broadly. Creative Commons Licensed Photo from Flickr by United Nations Photo.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: The Humane Society of the United States

Nonprofit Tech for Good

We have to pay attention to what people respond to (and don’t respond to) and make our pages more engaging, or people are just going to fall off. Related Links: Book Research & Interviews. ?Book Organization: The Humane Society of the United States. Organization Size: 11 million supporters, 500+ staff. Name: Carie Lewis. Title: Director of Emerging Media. Website: Blog: Facebook:

$100,000 in Three Days: An Interview about #TeamAutism

Amy Sample Ward

Interview: Online Campaigning Success Story. You have to pay attention to what happens in that first 24 hours and be willing to change your strategy to fit what the market is telling you because you never really know what’s going to happen with a campaign until it’s live. fundraising interview campaign foundation online campaign pledges twitter

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Women for Women International

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Patience for dealing with any push-back or lack of understanding/constantly explaining what you do; flexibility for derailing plans and adapting to breaking news or other important announcements; creativity for getting the attention of an increasingly distracted/overstimulated online audience; and willingness to go against your gut instinct because, as I’ve learned, I usually don’t know what my users want—I can make very educated guesses, but ultimately, my job is to shut up and listen to them.

How To Achieve Early Career Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Especially helpful sections in the book is the one on how to effectively interview via Zoom and similar video conferencing platforms, and also the section on creating a 90-day plan to ensure success in your new job.

Martha Beck Interview: Finding Your Way in a Wild New World

Have Fun - Do Good

As soon as I saw that the book was coming out (it's now called Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: Reclaim Your True Nature to Create the Life You Want ) I requested a review copy and an e-interview. So, without further ado, enjoy this 8-question e-interview with Martha Beck about Finding Your Way in a Wild New World ! interview

ASKing about Art at the Brooklyn Museum: Interview with Shelley Bernstein and Sara Devine

Museum 2.0

To learn more, I interviewed Brooklyn Museum project partners Shelley Bernstein, Vice Director of Digital Engagement & Technology, and Sara Devine, Manager of Audience Engagement & Interpretive Materials. Responsive means many things — time, quality of interaction, personal attention. design evaluation exhibition informatics institutional change interview Museums Engaging in 2.0

Seven Tips for Techies in a Nonprofit Job Interview


The following are some things you can do when you're interviewing for a nonprofit tech job. From the job description and the interview, determine the skill sets that the organization currently needs, and make a case for those you possess. When you walk into a nonprofit interview, you may be chatting with people from all professional backgrounds. In our office, we're all foodies; a candidate who tells us about a new food cart in the neighborhood definitely gets our attention.)

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Why All Social Good Organizations Need to Pay Attention to Politics

Connection Cafe

In the episode, Steve MacLaughlin, VP of Data & Analytics at Blackbaud, interviewed Jacqueline Ackerman, Assistant Director for Research and Partnerships at the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy on the Institute’s recent research into giving patterns around the 2016 election and the results they found demonstrating the different giving patterns for men and women.

The Next Generation of Major Donors to Museums: Interview with David Gelles

Museum 2.0

I worry that this kind of article problematizes our conversations in smaller communities by focusing attention on examples that aren''t really relevant to our experience. fundraising interview Last week''s New York Times special section on museums featured a lead article by David Gelles on Wooing a New Generation of Museum Patrons. In the article, David discussed ways that several large art museums are working to attract major donors and board members in their 30s and 40s.

Creating a Community Supported Kitchen: Interview with Jessica Prentice of Three Stone Hearth

Have Fun - Do Good

Below is an edited transcript of my interview with Jessica for the Big Vision Podcast. People have the opportunity to work in a professional kitchen environment where it's not just about the financial bottom line, and there is a lot of real attention to the ecological and spiritual issues around food, which is part of what draws people into food in the first place. Tags: interview podcast

Interview with Carol Baroudi, Author of Green IT For Dummies

Tech Soup Blog

I interviewed Bob Houghton, Redemtech’s president, and was inspired by Redemtech’s commitment to always doing the right thing and to true accountability. Without a lot of attention, it can open security vulnerabilities, and I hear of a lot of virtual machines that were created, are running, but not actually running the applications they were intended to run. I do webinars and interviews for Corporate Climate and BrightTalk.

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Tell Me a Story: How to Use Interviews to Enhance Your Grant Proposals

NonProfit Hub

Storytelling is a great way to liven up your grant proposals, capture your readers’ attention and add more emotional connection to your cause. There are several ways to collect these stories, but the best way is to conduct interviews with people that have benefited from your nonprofit’s work. As a journalist, interviews are a necessary tool to every single story I wrote. Before you get started, you need to know what you want from the interviews.

Research Friday: Attention Philanthropy: The Good, the Bad, and the Road Ahead

ASU Lodestar Center

To celebrate my very first blog post, I decided to be brave: I will introduce an emgerging concept: “Attention Philanthropy” (AP). This concept is actually inspired by a branch of economics called “attention economics” (AE), an approach to the management of information that treats human attention as a scarce commodity. I define AP as philanthropy that is primarily concerned with getting donors and supporters to pay attention to a certain cause. posted by.

Gaming for Good: Interview with Joel Bartlett, Director of Marketing at PETA


We have received an enormous amount of media attention for our biggest games, and they have reached millions of people who may never have considered animal rights before. Check out his video interview with me! By Frank Barry, Director, Professional Services, Blackbaud. Who are you, and what do you do at PETA? I'm Joel Bartlett, the director of marketing at PETA. What role do games play in PETA's online strategy and how has that role evolved over the years?

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Sustaining Innovation Part 3: Interview With Sarah Schultz of the Walker Art Center

Museum 2.0

This post features an interview with Sarah Schultz, a museum staffer at one of the institutions Light profiled in the book (the Walker Art Center). If a funder is saying they will fund something new, or if the media attention is for something new, or even if innovation is part of the narrative of your institution, it is sometimes going to drive some of your decisions in a way it probably shouldn't. interview Book Discussion: Sustaining Innovation

Empowering Women Artisans: An Interview with Rebecca Kousky of Nest

Have Fun - Do Good

I've posted an edited transcript of my conversation with Rebecca during her interview for the Big Vision Podcast. I think that is great for artisan development, local foods and the whole bit, because people really are starting to pay at lot more attention to how consumerism impacts the world around us, which I think is only positive. I think that is a really important thing that nonprofits need to pay attention to, and people need to know.

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Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

Beth Kanter

The Bridgespan Group interviewed more than 45 people to better understand how some of America’s most innovative cities are using hard data and evidence to steer funding decisions and set priorities. It is based on in-depth interviews and discusses factors of most concern to users. In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends. Here’s a roundup.

[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits


By appealing to a wide range of our senses, videos capture our attention and activate our emotions, unlike any other medium. Two-thirds of Americans get at least some of their news on social media and those platforms prioritize video content because it commands attention. The highlights of our interview are below: Why is video such an important component of an organization’s digital strategy? When you're building a movement, video is an indispensable storytelling tool.

Interview with Donald Marinelli from CMU

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Interview with Donald Marinelli - Parents and their kids - web2.0 It is about justifying your attention to me." advice. The keynote started off with a welcome from Cary Morrow and a brief awards ceremony. Howard Wright and Phillip Horn received awards for their visionary efforts in forming CAMT, ArtsNet, and furthering the field of arts management and technology.

Beyond The Job Description -- Interview With The Book's Author

Eric Jacobson

With focused attention, the framework of six core questions I developed to expose the “double reality” of work can be used to look within your known responsibilities and pinpoint the vital purpose, value added contributions, and hidden challenges that – if addressed – can set you apart. Sostrin : Managers can help define the mutual agenda for their direct reports by investing time and attention into knowing what they care about.

Cultivating Food Entrepreneurs: Interview with Patricia Loya of La Cocina

Have Fun - Do Good

Below is an edited transcript of the interview, which you can also listen to on the Big Vision Podcast site , or through the iTunes Music Store. We just bring to their attention where they could source their products. "Fast forward four years later, she's the owner of her own company. Business is booming. She's growing her business. we can't fast forward to three generations from now, but the trajectory of her family, I guarantee you, has been changed forever."

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An Interview with Jo Lee of CitizenSpeak

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You have to have a job to pay the bills and you have to pay attention to your kids so they don't grow up to be psycho killers. As reported by the Executive Director of N-TEN, Katrin Verclas earlier this week, The Antonio Pizzigati Prize was awarded to George Hotelling , an open source software developer who built CitizenSpeak. But a big congratulations goes to Jo Lee. -

Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: 3 Research Studies and 3 Cool (FREE) Data Tools

Beth Kanter

You can download the summary and full report here or read this interview with Center for Media Justice ED Malkia Cyril in Forbes Magazine that shares the social media secrets of top movement leaders. March is not only great for basketball, but is also good for nonprofit research studies about digital strategies and launches of new data tools. So if you like looking at and thinking about data and love to get your hands dirty with a data jujitsu, here’s a couple of goodies for you.

Nonprofits Using Ning: An Interview with Community Media Workshop and Best Practices

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ning, which lets you set up your own custom social network, has attracted attention for its ability to create communities that are more functional than those created through competing services from Google and Yahoo listservs. She interviewed Manny Hernandez from Tu Diabetes and Es Tu Diabetes , and Ayumi Stubbs from the ASPCA Online Community. Recently, Thom Clark, Gordon Mayer, and Demetrio Maguigad did an email interview with me.

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Save Your Trash: An Interview with Ari Derfel

Have Fun - Do Good

Ari Derfel Late last month I interviewed Ari Derfel, CEO and co-owner of Back to Earth, Inc. Below is an edited transcript of our interview for the Big Vision Podcast. You can also listen to it on this little player: Those of you who are long time Big Vision Podcast listeners and/or Have Fun * Do Good readers, may remember Ari from an interview I did with him and his business partner, Eric Fenster, in 2006 about their work with Back to Earth. "That's the big take home.

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Empowering Refugees: Interview with Kjerstin Erickson of FORGE

Have Fun - Do Good

After meeting her at the Global Engagement Summer last spring, I knew I wanted to grab her for an interview before she became too famous. If you're inspired after listening to the interview on the Big Vision Podcast , or reading the edited transcript below, take a browse through FORGE's gallery of projects created by refugee social entrepreneurs. ** Kjerstin Erickson: FORGE is an international nonprofit organization that works with refugee communities in Africa.

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Attention Data Nerds! NTEN Change Journal: It’s All About Data

Beth Kanter

Carie Lewis, Director of Emerging Media from the Humane Society, has an article where she shares some pointers about how to talk about data internally from the point of view of a practitioner. I’ve had the pleasure of observing and interviewing Carie over the years – and she is a master of using data to learn and improve her organization’s strategy. There’s also a piece about open data in organizations by Kabissa’s Tobia Eigen.

Friday Food for Thought: Watching the Game Film (for Nonprofits)

Amy Sample Ward

You may not have someone with you on every funder pitch, but it’s not hard to arrange at least some of those conversations with a colleague who won’t do too much talking during the meeting, so someone else can pay more attention to how well you do. interview resources book conversation guest post nimble nonprofitThis guest post is from Jacob Smith , the co-author of The Nimble Nonprofit.

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Lisa Stone Interviews Global s Founders on Yi-Tan 1/9

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Blogher Lisa Stone interviews Ethan Zukerman and Rebecca MacKinnon, Global s Founders. Attention? The call is tommorrow, but you can always listen to the audio file. The topics: * What does it mean to be a "conversation community"? Are you an alternative world news agency? A stage for global activism? An international collection of diaries? Will your site always be English only? Take us down the road three to five years. *

Why The CEO Should Be The First Person To Interview A Candidate

Eric Jacobson

"Don''t Hire Jerks, No Matter How Talented," said Michael Lebowitz in an interview for The New York Times awhile back. The other advice Lebowitz gives is: If you are the CEO, be the FIRST person to interview a candidate. In his interviews, Lebowitz asks these open-ended questions : So, what do you do? Thanks to marketing guru, Debbie Laskey , for bringing my attention to the published interview.

Betting on Braincake: Interview with Jen Stancil

Museum 2.0

Girls have so many options, and some of them don’t see limitations, and we here girls saying in 5th grade, “oh my friends will fail test deliberately to get boys’ attention.” Projects interview design Last week, Elaine Gurian and I talked about radical change in museums. She said it can happen in one of two ways—either the organization is small enough that no one will notice, or has a director with such strong vision they can charm and fund the pants off of a new idea.

The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

Have Fun - Do Good

I had the opportunity to interview her on March 6th for the Big Vision Podcast, and have included an edited transcript of the interview below. We have been seeing an increased attention that women's rights groups have been bringing to this whole question of globalization and migration, and how women workers are being affected by this. BB: You do a lot of interviews. "I think there are many different ways in which you define leadership.

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Preventing Human Trafficking: An Interview with Christina Arnold

Have Fun - Do Good

I interviewed Christina for the Big Vision Podcast last month. We found out, after having a consultation with the village leaders, that they said that if they could have forums, or if they could have a play, a street drama, where people could do a retelling of some of these stories, without putting attention on one particular family, then this would raise the awareness of everyone in the village to the tricks and the ploys of some of these traffickers.

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What is your 15SecondPitch? An Interview with Laura Allen

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I met Laura at Boston Podcamp very briefly and grabbed her card so I could catch up with her for an interview for Blogher. s vying for their attention at that moment and deliver a VERY memorable pitch! Usually they grab my attention by talking about the mission of the non-profit and then I get excited and want to be a part of it too! Photo courtesy of Laura Allen.

Cause Marketing or Cause Me To Puke Marketing? Interview with Scott Henderson

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I decided to do an interview with Scott to learn more about what he is learning about Social Media and Cause-Related Marketing. At the same time, organizations have to compete harder to gain people's attention, which is being splintered by the seemingly infinite number of screens saturating us with media. Scott Henderson I was supposed to be leading a workshop at the Cause Marketing Forum on Social Media and Cause Marketing at the end of the month.