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.

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? Sponsored by Network for Good.

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

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?

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. This guest post originally appeared on Idealist Careers blog.

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.

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.

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.

How To Write An Employee Satisfaction And Engagement Survey

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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!

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 Blog

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

Report Finds Church Membership Active Technology Users

Wild Apricot Blog

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

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.

5 Persuasive Posts

Wild Apricot Blog

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

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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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.

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.

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The Power of Data to Free Women and Girls

Connection Cafe

In reality, the complex drivers behind different pay need to be unpicked, policies developed and societal attitudes challenged. How can communities around the world take bigger, bolder steps to free millions of women, men and children to live beyond the gendered stereotypes imposed on us all?

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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.

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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.

Find (and Keep) New Staff by Improving Company Culture

NonProfit Hub

It consists of all of the attitudes, beliefs, values and goals of your organization. The sooner your staff and volunteers are exposed to your nonprofit’s attitudes, goals and values, the better. I am continually amazed by what our Nonprofit Hub team can accomplish as lean as we operate.

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.

3 Easy Ways to Make Employees Want to Come to Work

NonProfit Hub

When everyone sits back down at their desks, they’re guaranteed to have an improved attitude and a clear mind. Here at Nonprofit Hub, we have a fun, creative workspace filled with lots of food and games. We go on walks when we feel overwhelmed. We take time to sit, socialize and enjoy each other’s company. And believe it or not, we leave every day feeling proud of what we’ve accomplished.

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Customer Service Training 101

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Focus on the problem, not the person’s attitude or behavior. Whether you are in a new customer service role or simply need some customer service refresher tips, Customer Service Training 101 , is the book for you.

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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

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.

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How To Lead With Purpose

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Some of my other favorite observations from the book are these two: We follow leaders not because they bring us down, but because they lift our spirits with their attitude, words, and examples.

5 Healthcare Philanthropy Tips for CEOs

Connection Cafe

They will give you a pulse on roles, feelings and attitudes. As proven through the many years of partnership we have had with healthcare philanthropies, it is no surprise that we have seen many foundations faced with very similar challenges.

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.

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John C. Maxwell Leadership Quotes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude. The real gems in John C. Maxwell's book, Everyone Communicates Few Connect , book are the abundant leadership and communication quotes, such as these: To add value to others, one must first value others.

Nonprofit Marketing Research Made Simple, No Matter Your Budget

Connection Cafe

Before these assumptions are baked into choices being made or considered, get access to accurate information using market research : who are your constituents and what are their attitudes, preferences, satisfaction levels, and needs?

Finding Your Perfect Love: Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

Heading into the process with a good attitude is half the battle. Try to have a positive attitude throughout the whole process—which is like saying “try and have a positive attitude after getting dumped.”

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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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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.

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.

How 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 counterintuitive advice and cutting-edge best practices for sales prospecting in today's business world.

25 Ways Your Board May be Failing


Embracing a “not invented here” attitude. We love checklists and we know our readers do too! For a great check list on evaluating your board, we reached out to Chicago governance pro, Tom Okarma, for this week’s guest blog. Hope you find it as useful as we did. Thanks Tom!

The One Thing You Should Know Before Your First Date with Donors

Connection Cafe

But this “not-on-the-first-date” attitude actually kills relationships. When we impose the arbitrary 2-step approach that this attitude necessitates, we are acting like the relationship is about us, not about the donor. By Marc A. Pitman : Author of Ask Without Fear!,

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Fundraising strategy, technology and data Q&A with Chris Goodman and Gary Carr

3rd Sector Labs

Some good places to start include looking at ways donors naturally cluster: around attitudes, behavior, connection to your cause and profiles. Third Sector Labs recently co-hosted a fundraising strategy webinar with Chris Goodman , SVP of Strategy & Marketing for 2Dialog.

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Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Tomorrow, March 6, brings the release of the new definitive book on servant leadership. A curated collection of incredibly insightful and motivational perspectives on servant leadership via essays by 44 servant leaders.