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Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

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We had a wide ranging conversations about how to apply network mapping and visualization and debated about its use as a measurement technique vs strategy tool. The map can be of social media conversations, for example these network maps of Twitter conversations.

7 Techniques for Event Fundraising Success

NetWits

The seven event fundraising techniques or “best practices&# described here emerged from analyzing data and interviewing nonprofit event and development staff. Register for our monthly Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox.

Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

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The post summarized why it may be important, best practices, and a few nonprofit examples. One of my blog readers, Sarah Mowry, Outreach Director for the Deschutes Land Trust pointed me to Nature Conservancy’s Instagram contest , an image scavenger hunt.

Humor As Part of Nonprofit Social Content and Engagement Strategy: Hilarious Examples

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Nonprofit technology professionals know how to converts laughs to donations and devoted an entire session to sharing tips, techniques, and examples during a NTEN conference. Nonprofit Humor Blog chronicles funny (fictional) stories about nonprofits.

Trainer’s Notebook: Finding Inspiration and New Ideas for Facilitation Techniques

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I always learn something from his participatory style, humor, and techniques. Here’s a few things I learned. My colleague, Dirk Slater , has written about how he applies Gunner’s techniques in his own technology/activist trainings.

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A Few More Tips for Nonprofit Professionals To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed

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Here are two more tips for productivity routines: Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly Looking Ahead Rituals. I use the technique of Bullet Journals , a hand-written system to manage your to-do lists. Flickr Photo by Real Blades, Creative Common License.

Effective ROI of Nonprofit Technology Story Telling Techniques

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That brought me to the question of "What are effective ROI storytelling techniques?" Establish Comparative Costs: Compare cost of the same result or activity in other media, like blog post comments vs. the cost of hosting a focus group. What are your techniques?

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How To Produce An Effective Company Blog

Eric Jacobsen Blog

This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. Tuesday, November 9, 2010 How To Produce An Effective Company Blog If you lead a business and aren’t part of the 34% of U.S.

5 Methods for Avoiding Procrastination for Nonprofits

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That shift is easier when you have some good techniques for actually get those tasks done. Here’s five ways to avoid procrastination and be more productive: Flickr Photo by TBN97. Pomodoro : The pomodoro technique is a time management methodology created by Francesco Cirillo.

Guest Post by Nina Simon: Design Techniques for Developing Questions for Visitor Participation

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We concluded by sharing the tough questions each of us struggl es with in applying participatory design techniques to museum practice. And second, what techniques can help us find more? Examples Here are some questions that I've seen work marvelously well.

The 5 Steps To Purposeful Blogging

TechImpact

Everyone has a blog it seems. Put very simply, blogging for the sake of blogging is not good enough. Your nonprofit has to do what we refer to as ‘purposeful blogging.’ I can’t tell you how many times we’ve heard “but my nonprofit has nothing to blog about!”

Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits

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So having a few brainstorming facilitation techniques to use with your team, is useful. Some of my colleagues, Donna Arriaga, used tools like Trello for a blogging calendar. What tools, techniques, or work flows work for you?

Unpacking Engagement Metrics for the Nonprofit Blog

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    A few days ago, I asked " What are the best metrics to track your blog's ROI and make improvements? "   The areas of the blogging ROI analysis included:  author contribution, readership growth, reader engagement, authority, cost, and value. 

How To Incorporate More Movement Into Your Nonprofit Training

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Designing and facilitating training (not matter the topic) is one of my passions and why I blog about it on a regular basis. I also love sharing techniques and tips with other trainers and often do “train the trainers” sessions as part of my practice.

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Recent Social Media User Data: One Big Takeaway for Nonprofits

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One way I keep up with news and trends in social media is to curate social media research studies on Pinterest, share on my Facebook Page , and make sense of them here on my blog. This is not a new technique.

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Top 10 Spreadsheet Secrets From A Nonprofit Data Nerd

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I created Excel for Evaluation , a series of more than 25 video tutorials with real examples from nonprofits, to share my favorite techniques with nonprofit leaders like you. I call these “housekeeping skills” because these techniques keep my data neat and tidy.

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Using Design Thinking To Help Solve the Refugee Crisis at SXSW

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A blog post on that is coming! For example, creativity expert Roger Von Oech has the “ Creative Whack Pack ” and “ Innovation Whack Pack.” How is your nonprofit using innovation or creativity techniques to generate ideas for your organization’s programs?

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How To Squeeze Social Media Into Your Day When It Isn’t A Full-Time Job

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This post provides some tips and techniques for tech wellness. For example, Facebook users share 684,478 pieces of content in a minute. Attention training is technique from Howard Rheingold, author of NetSmart. Photo by BirgerKing.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Tech Training Internationally – Tips for Working with Interpreters

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It is always challenge to use participatory techniques when your participants are not native English speakers and you don’t speak the language. You have to think of your interpreters as extensions of your facilitation techniques.

How the San Diego Zoo is Using Social Media to Bring Museum Exhibits to Life

Tech Soup Blog

It’s a simple to use services and there are a lot of people there who use their cell phone to “tweet” (for example, en route to museums and/or while they are there). Blogs - [link]. The San Diego Zoo saw this opportunity and started blogging back in 2003.

I Love Charts

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But I also love using those pens for visualization techniques and especially to sketch out charts and graphs. ” The book is based on the popular tumblr blog with the same name - I Love Charts. What are your favorite resources for data visualization techniques?

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Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

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Mindfulness and Reflection – How to use these techniques to help keep your focus. I personally have been applying these techniques for many years and find that if I don’t work in this way, I end up overwhelmed and stressed out.

Two Ways To Use Crowdsourcing for Face-to-Face Conferences

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There are many examples of crowdsourcing techniques used by nonprofits and foundations and The Networked Nonprofit devoted an entire chapter to the topic. This is a great example of low-risk pilot to understand the process and value of working in these ways.

Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

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The book goes into detail about each of these triggers, describing how they work and examples of how organizations and people capture attention. The chapter gives examples of recognition, validation, and empathy create an attention trigger.

Designing Nonprofit Experiences

Connection Cafe

While there are many differences in nonprofit versus for-profit design, there are a lot of UX techniques we can borrow from one another. The rotating image carousel is a good example. Figure 4: Browse by Topic box from Project on Government Oversight’s blog.

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

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Descriptions of key digital measurement concepts, terminology and analysis techniques. Deep-dives into Google Analytics reports with specific examples for evaluating your digital marketing performance.

Network Mapping – are you doing it?

SocialFish

The map can be of social media conversations, for example these network maps of Twitter conversations. For example, the Irvine New Leadership Network project that has used network mapping for two purposes: 1) evaluation 2) direct network engagement.

7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction: Are You Content Fried!

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So, it is important for us to incorporate techniques in daily work life that reduce the chances of this happening. Have you read a helpful article or blog recently that helped get more focused? Mindmap by Jane Genovese.

NTEN Webinar Reflections and Resources: The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation

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I covered the basics of content curation, how it differs from social sharing, the art and practice of curation, a frameworks to get started, examples of nonprofits using curation, the tools, and some techniques for minimizing information overload and managing attention.

101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide

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Take this terrific guest post by Melanie over at Frogloop blog about Pinterest, for example. Click to view on Amazon.

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Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

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For example, just a few weeks ago I decided to kick a bad habit to curb: sleeping with my mobile phone which was disrupting my sleep. So, I am very focused on discovering examples of Happy, Healthy Nonprofits and their secrets for success. Happy New Year !

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How To Simplify Content Promotion with the Twitter Leapfrog Method

SocialFish

I was sent this interesting tactical article on the Junto blog. We won’t get too deep into content ideation, but here are a few suggestions for finding a topic to write about: Review industry-leading blogs to see what topics influencers are frequently writing about. blogging).

Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

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Photo from Librarianismchronicles Blog. John Kenyon and I wrote guest posts on the NTEN blog that will give you a flavor of what the session is about. The examples are work place learning, but useful to anyone who is doing training.

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Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

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On New Year’s Day, I heard a story on NPR about some research on instructional techniques used by many college professors – the lecture and how it is less effective in an age information abundance. Luckily, there is no shortage of techniques and resources and books.

How To Use Facebook Metrics To Give Your Audience the Content They Want Most

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This post covers some simple techniques to give your fans the content they want most and inspire more engagement. Many times we’re on the hunt for the tips of what to do and when we find them, we just implement them. Source: Uploaded by user via Beth on Pinterest.

If Google were a nonprofit, what would its website look like?

Connection Cafe

The final framework for your homepage would look like this: You can also create a version of this table for each type of page on your website – Blog, Event Registration, About, etc. What makes a great nonprofit website? These days, usability is everything.

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Reflections on Guest Blogging

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On June 25, 2009, I announced on my blog that I was five days away from a cross-country move and knew it would disrupt my routine, including my blogging routine. I didn't want the stress of writing posts or the stress of having a blog go dark and disappoint loyal readers. I turned to my colleagues and solicited guest blog posts. I must admit that I haven't taken this long break from blogging since I started in 2004. I've even lived blogged my vacations.

What I Learned In London at the Future of Social Conference

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My blog post with slides and links. One of the examples was from an Indian NGO “ Clothes Box Foundation ” that collects donations of clothing for those living in poverty. She showed many examples of Instagram’s spirit of community. Photo by Social Misfits.

How To Easily Repurpose Your Content for Social Channels

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Many organizations create great content for their web sites or blogs and slightly tweak it for Facebook or Twitter – with a focus on making it visual. And, of course, there are benefits to visual content like increased engagement.

Self-Care for Social Changemakers: What I learned from Aisha Moore

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One of those came to her when she wrote a blog post called, “ How To Take Care of Yourself When Your Black Life Doesn’t Matter.” It became one of her most shared blog posts – it reinforced her new mission of self-care for social change activists.