How Your Attitude Shapes Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

I make a conscious effort not to get overly pessimistic or have an irritable attitude towards my coworkers because I want to be mindful of the type of work environment I’m creating. Keeping that in mind, I’ve put together a few thoughts on how to keep a positive attitude at the workplace, even when things seem dire. Every morning, I get to the office, switch my phone to silent, and grab a glass of water while my laptop’s starting up.

Attitude of Gratitude: our Favorite #UNselfies from #GivingTuesday 2015


Ready or not, it's #GivingTuesday! The single busiest giving day of the year is here, and with it comes one of our favorite social media campaigns, the #UNselfie. social media #givingtuesday

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The Farmer’s Attitude

John Haydon

Farmers get up at 3 AM every single day, no matter what. They pull the weeds, fertilize the soil, plant the seed, and do it all over again the next day. Never once do they expect to reap a harvest in a single day. Never once do they complain about the thankless hours of sweat and tears they pour into the land. They know that to expect even the smallest baby green tomato within a week would go against common sense!

How to Approach a Nonprofit Job Interview with a For-Profit Attitude (and Résumé)


Have the right attitude. Now that you have a better idea of how to tout your for-profit accomplishments, here are some interview attitude tips to help you shake off the nerves and put your best self forward. But with the right attitude, more highly-skilled, capable, and passionate professionals can enter the nonprofit world and find both satisfaction and purpose in doing good. This guest post originally appeared on Idealist Careers blog.

Social Media At Work? Employers Changing Attitudes Toward Emerging Tools


Employers Changing Attitudes Toward Emerging Tools appeared first on Tech Impact. For some companies, social media at work remains a taboo. Facebook, Twitter, these are networks that employers have traditionally classified as distractions. But according to a recent post from Social Media Collective, more employers are realizing that social media often plays a critical role in day to day operations. More and more organizations are … Continued The post Social Media At Work?

The Importance of the Thank You: Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

NonProfit Hub

We need to foster an attitude of gratitude and create a culture of thanking our donors. To create an attitude of gratitude , consider the good ole’ fashioned 5Ws and an H: Who is involved in each step of the thank you process? The post The Importance of the Thank You: Creating an Attitude of Gratitude appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Sponsored by Network for Good. From early childhood, we are taught the magic words: thank you.

Consumer Attitudes Toward Mobile Giving


Despite the continued growth of the medium and tens of millions of dollars raised for North American nonprofit organizations, very little research has been performed on consumer attitudes toward mobile giving. By David Farnes, Executive Director, Mobile Giving Foundation Canada , and Vice President, Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Associatio n and Jim Manis, Chairman and CEO, Mobile Giving Foundation.

Steal My Idea, Please! Why An Open Source Attitude Can Make Apps Go Viral


Last week I got ripped off, but for the first time, I’m happy about it. They didn’t just steal my wallet and phone—they took something that me and a team of people spent months to create. Earlier this week, the world turned 7 billion. Yes, 7 billion people. It’s a strangely large number that can freak people out and put them to sleep at the same time. We knew the event would get a lot of public attention so a few months ago, my organization had a brainstorm about it.

The Flickr Hold A Sign Meme: Protesting Wendy's Frosty Attitude Towards Animals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm a sucker for black dogs that look like my old dog Sadie. This photo is from the Humane Society's recent "Wendy That's Not Right" campaign.

How To Write An Employee Satisfaction And Engagement Survey

Eric Jacobson

My manager/supervisor takes responsibility for shaping the attitudes and relationships within our department. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

New Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy | Nonprofit Trends with.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking New Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 11th, 2010 The 2010 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy has a lot of information about the attitudes and giving behaviors of wealthy donors.

Report Finds Church Membership Active Technology Users

Wild Apricot

A new Pew Research report offers fresh insight into the attitudes and technology use of spiritually active Americans. churches research

NetCentric Advocacy: Base Buildigng via Technology: 29% Connect Broadband At Home

Network-Centric Advocacy

» October 03, 2005 Base Buildigng via Technology: 29% Connect Broadband At Home "Missing from most marketers toolboxes is an understanding that consumers attitudes toward technology determine a lot about how they receive marketing messages, get service online, adopt new technologies, and spend their time." NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Board Meeting Breakouts, Member Feedback and More

Wild Apricot

This week''s link round-up offers insight and ideas on: board meeting breakout sessions, tools for capturing and acting on member feedback, reinventing your events, and developing an "attitude of gratitude". membership Apricot Jam

5 Persuasive Posts

Wild Apricot

From Mindfully Building Networks to Attitudes of Gratitude, Repelling Attendees and more…. Here are 5 of the posts we've bookmarked on Apricot Jam this week. Fundraising membership events Apricot Jam

Executive Support in Driving and Maintaining CSR Programs

Connection Cafe

Attitudes towards corporate social responsibility have evolved over recent years with more leaders recognizing giving back to their communities as an imperative aspect of their business.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 110: Understanding Data Privacy Regulations

Connection Cafe

New privacy regulations, data breaches and consumer attitudes about data privacy are constantly in the headlines. But it’s not just corporations that have to worry about data privacy – data privacy regulations are a serious topic for social good organizations as well. Cameron Stoll, Principal Legal Counsel at Blackbaud, joins host Steve MacLaughlin to explore the topic of data privacy regulations in depth.

How To Fuel Your Everyday Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The attitude of expecting to achieve something every day puts the probability of success on your side for whatever you may be trying to accomplish,” explains Llewellyn. 2 – Winners have a positive mental attitude. “In Jack H.

How to Make the Most of Your Conference Experiences

NonProfit Hub

Attitude is everything. As you’re conferencing, you need to maintain a positive attitude. Every year there seems to be an influx of conferences: marketing conferences, fundraising conferences, tech conferences, conferences about conferences. They’re everywhere. It’s hard to know which conference will be worth your time, but, if you’ve managed to pick one or two or three, it’s important that you make the most of your experience.

The Three Box Solution For Leading Innovation

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Box 2 – Escape the traps of the past by identifying and divesting business and abandoning practices, ideas, and attitudes that have lost relevance in a changed environment.

Let’s revisit the concept of failure-friendliness ? Deborah Elizabeth Finn, Strategist and Consultant

AFP Blog

Let’s revisit the concept of failure-friendliness  Deborah Elizabeth Finn, Strategist and Consultant : Although techies vary greatly in their attitudes about projects that don’t work out, we also tend to make tacit assumptions that everyone concerned understands that we are not engaged in an exact science but in an evolving process.

7 Lessons From Marketing Ethics

NonProfit Hub

Some of these unethical selective marketing tactics show themselves in the attitude of some brands to an ethnic minority, the gay community, and the plus-size market. . Ethics are what we hold close to our hearts.

Strategic Grantmaking to Improve Community Health

Connection Cafe

Grant goals include improving navigation and care coordination, expanding capacity for services that treat uninsured and under-insured individuals, and improving individual knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors.

Daily DoGooder: The World had Changed. You Can Too

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| 1:01 World Wildlife Foundation Canada Set to a hokey feel-good tune, this clip from WWF Canada riffs on Western cultural attitudes and commonplaces of times gone by. Change the world, one video at a time.The World had Changed. You Can Too. | This video posits the power of change in the small, daily actions of [.]. Daily DoGooder

Web leaders on economy: Keep calm and carry on | The Social - CNET News

AFP Blog

The underlying attitude at the. Web leaders on economy: Keep calm and carry on | The Social - CNET News: "Standing at his company's booth on Thursday afternoon, one representative of a Web-based nonprofit shook his head with disapproval. Not enough people are talking about it,' he said. We all know what 'it' is.In fairness, it's a stretch to say everyone was Twittering while Wall Street burned.

Top 3 Trends to Fool Proof your Future Fundraisng


3) The Shift in Donor Attitudes. If you look at the shift in fundraising over time from door-to-door to the phone, mail, email, the Web and social media sites, you will also be able to see a fundamental shift in donors’ attitudes. Guest post by David J. Neff – Author of The Future of Nonprofits: Thrive and Innovate in the Digital Age. Hey online fundraisers! Time flies when you are having fun right?

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4 Easy Ways to Become a Better Volunteer

NonProfit Hub

Attitude is everything. The more positive your attitude, the more you’ll get out of the experience. Part of being a good volunteer manager is understanding how to be a good volunteer. Below are four things you can start doing right now to become a better volunteer, ultimately creating a bigger impact for organizations that serve your community. Educate yourself. First things first: you should have a firm grasp of your volunteer organization’s mission and goals before you start.

A Guide to Exploring the Untapped Potential of Canada’s Multicultural Donors

Connection Cafe

If you ask Canadians what makes our country so special, many will point to its diversity. And our communities are becoming increasingly diverse; newcomers to Canada currently account for nearly 20% of the population, and by 2036, it is projected that as many as 1 in 3 citizens will be foreign-born.

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10 Ways To Be A Better Listener

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Display a friendly, open attitude and body language. Being a good listener is absolutely essential to being an effective leader. When you really listen, you : Remember names and facts correctly. Hear "between the lines." Show respect. Learn more about what's going on within your workplace. Here are 10 tips on how to be a better listener : Look at the person who's speaking to you. Maintain eye contact. Watch for non-verbal clues, body language, gestures and facial expressions.

7 Ways To Stay Motivated

Eric Jacobsen Blog

These might be people in the office and friends who have bad attitudes. To learn how to stay motivated, read High-Profit Prospecting , by Mark Hunter. It's a powerful read that includes counter intuitive advice and cutting-edge best practices for sales prospecting in today's business world. Today, I share one of my favorite sections of the book where Hunter describes his seven things motivated people do to stay motivated : Motivated people ignore voices in their lives.

How To Achieve Fearless Innovation

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Innovation isn’t a thing , it’s a mindset and attitude made up of clear principles that help individuals, organizations, and societies adapt to change, survive and grow, and prosper,” explains Goryachev.

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First-Time Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The term reflects an acronym that stands for behaviors, relationships, attitudes, values and environment. Attitudes – Encompassing strategic, posture, and culture choices around how to win. Attitude : encompassing strategic, posture, and culture choices around how to win Relationships : the heart of leadership.

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How To Shape A Vision Of Greatness For Your Employees And Company

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A positive attitude, and less energy spent on bad situations. In Peter Block ’s book, The Empowered Manager (Second Edition) , he shares that the following values and statements can shape a vision of greatness for your employees and company. Each starts with, “We want:” Consistency between our plans and actions. A willingness to share. To disagree without fear. Commitment to a long-term strategy. To create a safe workplace. To live our values.

Can We At Least Agree on This?

Connection Cafe

Put simply, Sherif argues that we make evaluations of new ideas by comparing them to our current attitudes. Moreover, he says that these attitudes are not one single point on a line, but rather they are ranges or as he calls them, “latitudes.”. These ranges of attitudes are then used to evaluate a new idea to help us determine whether we agree or disagree with it. while you may not have known it, but you are effectively looking for the edges of that person’s attitudes.

First-Time Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The term reflects an acronym that stands for behaviors, relationships, attitudes, values and environment. Attitudes – Encompassing strategic, posture, and culture choices around how to win.

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Recognizing the Importance of Gratitude

NonProfit Hub

This night is just one of many things we’ve done in the organization to help create an attitude of gratitude. Live the Attitude Everyday. This attitude doesn’t just happen with our volunteers, but we also try to pass it on to the students at our services. —————— Developing an attitude of gratitude isn’t something that happens overnight or something that you can turn off and on.

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Your Volunteers Are Not ‘Set It And Forget It’


Strong and effective leadership starts with your attitude. Your attitude is reflective of the entire organization. “Set it, and forget it!” said infomercial personality Ron Popeil about the Showtime Rotisserie cooker. Heralded as one of the most iconic infomercial taglines of all time, this tagline influences infomercials to this day. What the tagline should not be describing is the way your nonprofit handles its volunteers. Giving over 7.9

6 Steps to a Successful Celebrity Fundraising Partnership

Connection Cafe

Cultivating the relationships and an attitude of gratitude throughout the campaign will help retain the partnership and the donors. When organizations partner with celebrity influencers and online giving, their mission can get maximized through social sharing and fundraising.

The Sharing Economy of Nonprofit Organizational Strategies: The Top 10 Nonprofit Blogs

Connection Cafe

If attitude reflects leadership , the constant optimism and critical thinking coming from these thought leadership blogs reflects the attitude of the nonprofit industry as a whole. Over the past 3 months, I’ve had the opportunity to learn what a sharing economy of information is first-hand. During my time as a Blackbaud intern, one of my core responsibilities has been to scour the web to find the best resources available related to nonprofit organizational strategies.

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Mind Games: Using Psychology to Increase Email Open Rates

Byte Technology

Cognitive dissonance—a state of conflicting attitudes, beliefs or behaviors—has been shown to increase open rates. We’ve all experienced that seemingly endless barrage of emails in our inbox with catchy subject lines promising myriad wonderful opportunities from cheap and exotic vacations to deep discounts on must-have products to offers for reversing hair loss and improving your love life.

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Tips for Meeting Donors Face-to-Face

NonProfit Hub

Don’t be late, dress appropriately, have a friendly attitude and greet them with a firm handshake and a smile. It’s your first donor meeting. You’re excited and passionate, but terrified. How do you get this person to like you and your message enough to contribute to your cause? How do you “make the sell” ? Meeting donors in person is a fundamental part of the fundraising process.

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5 Steps for Dealing With Problem Employees

NonProfit Hub

If you aren’t setting an example of meeting deadlines and bringing a good attitude, your employees won’t either. We know the struggle all too well. You feel like you’re talking to a wall and nothing is getting through, and any attempt to engage and inspire seems to fall flat. At some point, we all have to deal with problem employees: people who are just plain difficult. But it’s not the end of the world.

When ‘Doing Good’ is the Focus: Enabling Donors to Create Positive Change

Connection Cafe

We often hear about the doing good movement in the context of millennials , and oftentimes Gen Z’ers, two generations that have demonstrated substantial shifts in attitude surrounding the belief in their own power to create positive change in the world. Becoming familiarized with these new attitudes is critical for understanding how to engage this “new donor”. Many have called 2017 “the year of me”.

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