Your Brain On Good Stories: Why Storytelling Matters For Nonprofits

TechImpact

Your brain loves a good story. There is a distinct chemical reaction that happens in one’s brain when they’re reading a compelling or interesting story. And of course, it all starts with the brain. Now, this might sound a little strange, but it’s true.

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Notes From A Brain Tweetup

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In early January, the American Museum of Natural History announced that it would hold a Brain Tweetup for 75 of its Twitter followers. Note from Beth: Hosting events for your network – where they can meet offline – can be a terrific away to build your network.

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Six Ways to Influence Donors with Brain Science

John Haydon

Here are six ways brain science can increase fundraising results, get more volunteers, and change behaviors: 1. How is your organization changing the world by understanding how the brain works? Fundraising brain science donor behavior emotions Fundraising Strategy

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Facebook recommended pages are brain dead

Judi Sohn

I don't know exactly what they're called, but I hate those new Facebook auto-bot-stupid generated pages.

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Does Immersion In Social Media Change Our Brain Functions? This Is Your Brain On Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by JTLowery The title of this post is play on the famous PSA " Brain on Drugs " from 1987 to raise attention to the harmful effects of drugs. The memorable tagline : This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Why keep clutter in the brain?

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3 Marketing Best Practices that are Painfully Obvious to Brain Scientists

John Haydon

Especially if those best practices are solidly grounded in brain science. The post 3 Marketing Best Practices that are Painfully Obvious to Brain Scientists appeared first on John Haydon.

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Donate Your Brain! Microvolunteering at TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

Our virtual volunteering offerings also include Donate Your Brain , a microvolunteering initiative. In our Donate Your Brain initiative, volunteers choose how and when to participate whenever they want to. We don't have thousands of people participating in Donate Your Brain.

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Blogging with our brains and hearts

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

My much-loved client, Community TechKnowledge , recently asked me to serve as the curator of their new guest blog. We launched it today, and I'd like to invite you to take a look.

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RFI Studios - Twitter as a News Source - Right Brain

AFP Blog

RFI Studios - Twitter as a News Source - Right Brain: "It’s no secret that social media plays a HUGE role in how we receive information. Pew Internet just released a study that found that 75% of people find their news online through email or social media, with 52% forwarding news through those same means.The implications of this study were epitomized as this weekend saw a surge of tweets as. NPSocialMedia NPTwitter NPSocialNetwork NPWeb2.0.

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Brain Rules for Presenters

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In addition to reminding me that I need to get back to the gym, the point about the human brain only having the capacity to pay attention for ten minutes if a good one. | View | Upload your own. I love the frog. More from Vicky Davis , including some pointers to his videos

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Your Big Brains Can Raise Awareness of Your Organization, Part 1 of 2.

SocialFish

Alright, so these opportunities to show off your expertise are no-nonsense, no beating around the bush forums for you flaunt that big brain you have.

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Brain Scans Offer Donor Insight

Wild Apricot Blog

A new study offers insight into what motivates individuals in charitable bequest decision making. Fundraising research

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Game Friday: Shuffle Your Brain

Museum 2.0

In other words, Amy is the brain behind how and why we game. The very first game post I ever wrote was about incorporating game mechanics into museum experiences.

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Harnessing Brainpower Through "Donate Your Brain"

Wild Apricot Blog

Donate Your Brain - TechSoup's new micro-volunteering initiative - offers non-profits and other mission-based organizations quick answers and suggestions for their Internet, software, and other tech needs.( read more ). Micro-volunteering Non-profit technology

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Leonardo's Brain

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Michael J. Gelb does research on genuis, analyzing the way they think. His "How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci" provides a rich source of techniques and inspiration on creative problem-solving techniques. This was one of seven books by experts in creative thinking and problem solving techniques that I scanned for ideas. Words and chains of words that we use to frame a problem play a significant role in the way we approach problems. When you frame a problem in words, you crystal your thoughts.

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5 Ways To Optimize Your Donation Pages for End-of-Year Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

large portion of human brains is devoted to visual processing, and a donor's eyes are naturally drawn immediately to an image, even before the page's headline. Improving your website donation pages is the single best way to raise more money during the year-end giving season.

Right Brain Business Plan e-Course Starts May 17th

Have Fun - Do Good

Just a quick shout out for my pal Jennifer Lee's Right Brain Business Plan e-course that is starting Monday, May 17th. You can see some images from part of my Right Brain Business Plan to the left. Hello Have Fun Do Gooders!

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How Brain Science Gets People to Share More of Your Facebook Updates

John Haydon

We take action when an emotion is triggered deep inside our brain. Dan Zarrella recently conducted a study of over 1.2 million updates from the 10,000 most Liked Facebook Pages and found that updates that had CTAs got more engagement than updates that lacked a CTA.

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7 Totally Surprising Brain Tricks to Sell Your Cause

NTEN

Yet we spend a lot of time trying to persuade people by focusing on the 5% rational brain with statistics, rational arguments and feature lists. Yet we spend a lot of time trying to persuade people by focusing on the 5% rational brain with statistics, rational arguments and feature lists. Just 150 milliseconds after seeing an image of a baby, people’s medial orbitofrontal cortex – the part of the brain associated with emotion – becomes abuzz with activity. Katya Andresen.

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Be Your Own Filter In the Global Brain

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He talks about the impact of too much information on the human brain and considers how the human brain may evolve over time as the Internet matures and the amount of digital information increases. I asked him, on Twitter, if he thought his brain had evolved. Photo by VaxZine.

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How To Rewire Your Brain To Be A More Effective Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The science of neuroplasticity shows that you can learn the practice of mindfulness training that results in physical changes to the structure of your brain -- in some cases as quickly as eight weeks -- that can be linked to better leadership skills.

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Jennifer Lee, Right-Brain Business Plan: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The first post is by Jennifer Lee, author of The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative, Visual Map for Success. Jennifer Lee, Right-Brain Business Plan: How I Have Fun, Do Good Since 2005 I’ve volunteered off and on at a local non-profit called C.E.O.

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Supporting Have Fun Do Good with TranquiliT and the Right Brain Business Plan

Have Fun - Do Good

I'm trying out an experiment, and have added a couple digital ads to the sidebar of Have Fun Do Good for creative women entrepreneurs whose work I believe in: Jennifer Lee's Right Brain Business Plan, and Kimberly Wilson's eco-fashion company, TranquiliT.

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TechSoup Launches Micro-Volunteer Initiative, Donate Your Brain

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup is launching a new micro-volunteering initiative called Donate Your Brain. TechSoup's Donate Your Brain is a way for nonprofits, NGOs, libraries, government agencies and other social mission-based organizations to ask tech-related questions and get quick answers. This post was authored by Becky Band Jain , a TechSoup guest blogger and volunteer.

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Right Brain Business Plan e-Course and TranquiliT Earth Day Sale

Have Fun - Do Good

Those of you who are regular readers know that I've been experimenting with supporting two of my pals' work by being a part of their affiliate programs: Jenn's Right Brain Business Plan , and Kimberly's eco-fashion line, TranquiliT. Hello Have Fun Do Gooders!

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How Statistics Can Turn Your Fundraising Appeal Into A Real Bummer

John Haydon

But according to researcher Paul Slovic, that good feeling is contaminated with the bad feeling about millions of starving people: “If our brain … creates an illusion of non-efficacy, people could be demotivated by thinking, ‘Well, this is such a big problem.

Have Fun Do Good Link Love: Right Brain Business Plan, Blog Action Day, and Oprah

Have Fun - Do Good

NEWS Below is a roundup of blog posts and podcast interviews I've published since my last Have Fun Do Good Link Love (where did the month go?):

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Using Technology for Mission: Ontario 211 and NTEN Hear From the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

NTEN

Organization: Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. We aim to reach the the 55,000 Canadians affected by a brain tumour with a variety of tools and technology such as our website and social media communities play a large part in this reach.

Why appealing to reason and logic is a waste of time

John Haydon

Basic biology of the brain. I’m not a biologist, but here’s some basic common knowledge about the two primary parts of the brain : Neocortex Brain – This part of our brain handles rational thought and language. Being Human brain emotions storytelling

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Member Round Up: Brain science in fundraising, website tips, and Do Good Data 2013!

NTEN

In his blog, John Haydon discusses Six Ways to Influence Donors with Brain Science , pulling in findings from studies to help you boost your fundraising results. Flickr: chotda This week''s Member Round Up draws from all corners of the sector in both region and topic, from the energy in the streets of Brazil to Facebook contests and assistive technology used by the Bridge School--see what the nptech community''s been up to!

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5 Questions: Persuasion for Techies: How to Win Your Supporter's Left Brain, Right Brain, and Heart with Behavioral Economics

NTEN

Session: Persuasion for Techies: How to Win Your Supporter's Left Brain, Right Brain and Heart with Behavioral Economics. Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. We're asking them all to share their answers to five very important questions. Speaker: Katya Andresen, Network for Good.

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How do we do make change if we keep doing things the same way?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

April 7, 2007 I had heard about this new journal a while ago, and it was sitting in some small corner of my brain, waiting for me to pay attention. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology How do we do make change if we keep doing things the same way?

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[Cool Infographic Friday] A Who’s Who of the Minions

SocialFish

My brain is still on vacation and I wish I had some minions to do all my work for me. Sadly, these will have to do. A Who’s Who of the minions infographic. Potluck

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The Value of Taking Mini-Breaks During the Nonprofit Work Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is known as “ brain breaks ” where you simply STOP for a moment and do something to reset and renew your brain’s capacity to absorb or create that next thought. What reboots your brain?

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gokubi.com

gokubi.com

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Adding emails to Salesforce when on a Mac Adding emails to Salesforce when on a Mac Last Updated on Thursday, 1 February 2007 11:48 Written by Steve Wednesday, 24 January 2007 02:58 Simon Fell , the brains behind the Salesforce.com API, has created a tool called Maildrop which: provides the ability to take emails and create Case or Activity in Salesforce (ala Outlook edition).

Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

Digital Diner Gavin Clabaugh's irregular blog on irregular things. Comments Posts Home Some Stuff About Me Contents & Site Map Disclaimer Lifestream Kissing the Frog Kermit’s a liar. You can’t trust a frog (and any princess worth her salt could tell you that).

Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

Digital Diner Gavin Clabaugh's irregular blog on irregular things. Comments Posts Home Some Stuff About Me Contents & Site Map Disclaimer Lifestream Kissing the Frog Kermit’s a liar. You can’t trust a frog (and any princess worth her salt could tell you that).

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

I had an idea that this could be very powerful, but my naive realist brain needed to see it to believe it. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home New way to Handle Households in Salesforce.com New way to Handle Households in Salesforce.com Last Updated on Thursday, 19 January 2006 09:40 Written by Steve Saturday, 14 January 2006 06:28 The new version of Salesforce.com changed the way you could relate objects to each other.

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8 Ways Nonprofits Can Add Engaging Images to Their Social Media

AFP Blog

Wishpond found that 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and there is a reason – visuals are processed 60 thousand times faster than text 8 Ways Nonprofits Can Add Engaging Images to Their Social Media : There is no doubt that visual marketing is driving online, and especially social media, content. People are visual animals – what we see helps us process information more quickly than what we read or what we hear.

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Infographic: The Psychology Of Color

TechImpact

The truth is, our brains […]. Whether you knew it or not, your nonprofit is projecting itself on the community in ways you may not have realized. Your nonprofit’s brand, or the symbols, content, and overall online image that’s associated with it, is heavily influenced by color. And it may not be exactly how you thought. The post Infographic: The Psychology Of Color appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. General

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10 Ways Nonprofit CEOs Get Creative

TechImpact

The next time you and your team sits down to brain storm ideas, let them know before you start that “nothing is out of line.” The act of pulling a thought out of your brain and making it physical and tactile could be just the beginning of something astounding.

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Why Movement Is the Killer Learning App for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are also physical theories like brain-based learning and neuroscience. I came across a brain scan by Dr. Chuck Hillman from University of Illinois Neurocognitive Kinesiology Laboratory. The sitting brain is really disengaged.

The Empty Inbox: Honing Productivity in Email Management

Byte Technology

Mann is quick to point out that his approach isn’t directed so much towards the number of messages that plague our inboxes, bur rather the amount of time our brains spend dwelling there. It’s not how many messages are in your inbox, it’s how much of your own brain is in that inbox.