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

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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)

EveryAction

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

TechImpact

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

NTEN

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

Frogloop

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. This technique is the " hold a sign meme " where you ask your community to send photos to flickr of you (or your animal) holding a protest sign. The flickr pool of photos is here. I saw a campaign email (I'm on their list so I saw the email a fews ago, but I was too overwhelmed with email to do anything).

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

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com 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.

How To Write An Employee Satisfaction And Engagement Survey

Eric Jacobson

Friday, November 19, 2010 How To Write An Employee Satisfaction And Engagement Survey According to Polaris , a company that specializes in employee research, “a company’s employees are often the face and frontline of an organization and their opinion of that organization affects their attitude, thus affecting customers’ attitudes, behavior and ultimately, the bottom line.&# skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

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

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

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.

New Resources to Help Social Good Professionals Rethink Change

Connection Cafe

One thing that 2020 has reminded us is that c hange is constant and presents challenges that can be difficult to navigate, but success depends on attitude and perseverance. 2020 has been a rough year for many , to say the least.

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.

Examples For Creating Your Company Culture

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.

The Phoenix Encounter Method For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Be prepared to transform your attitude, mindset and habits to break against the status quo. Practicing the Phoenix Attitude enables leaders over time to see, think, and act very differently from the ways they were before. These are the leaders with the Phoenix Attitude.

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 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.

Strengthening program evaluation in your nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

In your organization, this may look like negative attitudes toward evaluation, poor research designs and collecting data but not using the data. What attitudes toward evaluation are present? Answer questions like: Did participants’ attitudes, knowledge and skills change?

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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

Top 3 Trends to Fool Proof your Future Fundraisng

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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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Flashback: Best New Leadership Book Of 2014

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Van Gorder : Reinvention starts with a positive attitude. I like to hire people with positive attitudes as we can train people for almost everything except attitude. So it’s a combination of personal attitude, proper preparation and a great employer.

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.

Seven 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

Your Volunteers Are Not ‘Set It And Forget It’

TechImpact

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

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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What Motivated People Do 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.

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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