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. The organization also has to think about how it will track those who contribute to microvolunteering tasks. We mapped out the process we would use to promote Donate Your Brain opportunities. We don't have thousands of people participating in Donate Your Brain.

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…Who Knows *What* About Me?! Four Tools that Show You How You’re Tracked Online

Tech Soup Blog

According to the brains of Wikipedia , digital footprints* are simply put “the trail of data that is left behind by users on digital services.” Here’s why I think it’s worth a gander: It lets you see - with a helpful visual – how Internet tracking works and how third-party sites are connected so you’re able to start putting together a picture of just who has access to your information. (*As

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Transition is when you really appreciate keeping track of things

gokubi.com

So there’s everything you were struggling to stay on top of before, plus all this new stuff to stay on top of, plus there is a large brain burden for trying to make sense of all the new stuff, not just keep track of the tasks. My brain is one that cycles on things even when I don’t want it to, so I’ve really loved not having to spin on ‘am I forgetting something I’m supposed to do?’

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Listening in Multiple Directions: The Value of Tracking

Museum 2.0

This kind of tracking enables faceless visitors to be treated as regulars, long-lost buddies, and or potential sales opportunities. In it, the author explored the Google's "pervasive culture of measurement," and considered how similar tracking and alterations might be made in the real world. Imagine a restaurant that tracks every single order, how much food is left on every plate, and uses that information to buy, market, and plate food differently. Pop quiz.

Using Data Layer Variables In Google Tag Manager to Create Unique Conversion IDs

Media Cause

What happens when you have multiple vendors tracking conversions but have no way to ensure credit is given to the right source? I was racking my brain trying to find a solution, going through all my options.

4 Quick Tips to Remember When Planning an Advocacy Campaign

Top Nonprofits

As you quickly grow and engage your audience , it can be easy to lose track of your campaign plan. Which goals helped you stay on track in past campaigns? While facts and figures reach the logical side of our brains, stories appeal to the emotional side.

Rediscovering Your Creative Spark During the Pandemic

Media Cause

I was prompted to choose an area of work-life I find unpleasurable—I chose time-tracking. Through this exercise, I came up with the idea of a time-tracking app that features video footage of nature that plays in the background.

The Empty Inbox: Honing Productivity in Email Management

Byte Technology

Indeed, if one were to track all the time in a workday spent glued to our incoming messages and bowing to the attention they require, the resulting accumulation of hours would no doubt seem ridiculously exhaustive. 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.

9 Tips for Working Remotely

Whole Whale

This will do wonders for your mind and will get your brain out of relaxing mode and into work mode (even if your desk is within arm’s reach of your bed). Tracking and reviewing your work in an agile way will allow you to show off all of your hard work in a way that can’t be seen day-to-day.

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Get Organized and Increase Your Nonprofit Productivity

Get Fully Funded

They allow you to collaborate with others so you won’t waste time sending Word docs and Excel spreadsheets back and forth while tracking versions. But it is a good task to schedule after blocking off time to work on a complex grant or other task that requires a lot of brain power.

Customer Story: The Duradash Activity Challenge Raises 6x More With CauseVox

CauseVox

The name comes from the “dura” matter in the brain, which is where spinal leaks happen. Our activity metric is set to “minutes” so that people can track/log the minutes they spend doing whatever activity, rather than tracking miles.

The Neuroscience of Purpose: Recharging in the Nonprofit World

ASU Lodestar Center

Paula knew that helping Amy de-stress was step one of getting things back on track. The story above is about how your brain works. Your brain has a part called the Prefrontal Cortex, or “PFC” (remember “Paula Front-and-Center”?). It directs our attention, is responsible for moral decision-making, allows us to empathize with others, and helps coordinate the thousands of signals rushing around your brain. The Brain Break. Building a Brain that handles failure.

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#14LCS Facilitator Series: Meet Deepa Kunapuli

NTEN

If you register for NTEN’s first-ever Leading Change Summit this September (#14LCS), you’ll be asked to choose one of three tracks— Digital Strategy , The Future of Technology , or Impact Leadership —and you’ll spend quite a bit of time with your track-mates at the Summit. Each track will have two Lead Facilitators and several additional Facilitators who will design spaces and lead small group conversations to make sure that every participant has the chance to both learn and share.

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

One of the biggest downsides for me personally from being connected to the Social Web 50-70 hours a week is that my brain has a hard time reading for extended periods of time. All that said, as social media managers, we need to read in order have moments when we are completely immersed in a story using our brains to process words, sentences, story structure, and plot lines – not just soundbites, headlines, tweets, and pins.

Building Blocks of Effective Creative: Need

M+R

A nominee for EPA Administrator could fast-track the destruction of the air we breathe, the water we drink, the lands we play in. Our brain’s negativity bias makes us more likely to pay attention to threats. Read time: 4 minutes.

Fundwriter.ai 101 – Can A Robot Write Better Than You?

The Fundraising Authority

January 2016 Anthony visited LACC for the first time where brain cancer was confirmed and he met with Dr. Marootian. He didn't know he'd be diagnosed with brain cancer just five months later. Together, they drove to Los Angeles Cancer Center, where their brain cancer was confirmed.

I just made an educational microloan!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This is what I think about when I dream about Raising the Floor with technology: finding ways to meet society's most pressing problems with the brains and resources of the tech community. Kushal is a great example of that, and I look forward to tracking the success of Vittana! As someone with three kids in college, I'm used to the idea of educational loans. My kids are borrowing money; I'm borrowing money. It's the American way of higher education! Outside the U.S.,

Millennials and Direct Mail Campaigns: A Crash Course

Achieve

explain how your CRM can be used to track and populate your letters with details that give each letter a personal touch. . ? . also supports the impact of physical documents as our brains comprehend text better when it’s printed than when it’s on a screen.

Tim O'Reilly's challenge

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The creative brains in the Valley have a lot to offer when they are motivated. Tim is the kind of person that holds immense influence because of his track record for spotting new trends. Great article on Tim O'Reilly in the Los Angeles Times.

How to Prevent Burnout at Your Nonprofit, From the Experts

Classy

These are all key signs that a team is burning out and needs some support to get back on track. The most common signs of employee burnout we’ve seen are: Brain fog that causes forgetfulness of something a person has done before or randomly forgetting to complete tasks.

A look at 15 best and (almost) free mind mapping tools for nonprofits

Candid

Psychologists revealed the power of this instrument for the human brain a long time ago. Coggle can also track history, and it works in a real-time mode in your browser. Let's imagine a tree, a spider, or an octopus.

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Fundraising Planning Guide, Calendar, Worksheet, + Template

CauseVox

Starting to fundraise without a plan is like building a house without a draft – you need a plan to know where you’re going, and to keep you on that track. By using CauseVox, you keep track of donations that may help uncover trends or certain results.

Answer these 6 questions to frame your fundraising plan structure

Get Fully Funded

Find a tracking tool that works for you and use it. Use the tools you need, just don’t try to keep everything stored in your brain. Drafting a fundraising plan can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time and you have no fundraising plan structure.

[VIDEO] How to Overcome Fear, Intimidation and Imposter Syndrome to Raise More Money

Bloomerang

Thanks, Mother Nature, and thanks, brains, right? So negativity bias can tend to feed into fear, which is another perfectly normal function of your brain. It’s simply your brain doing its job. It’s something our brains naturally do, and all of us do this.

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How Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers

Beth Kanter

Anne Grady, in a recent HBR blog post , describes the harm that repeated stress triggers can create in the workplace: “When you are triggered, the emotional part of your brain takes over. Your logical brain temporarily shuts down, and you lose the ability to solve problems, make decisions, and think rationally. It also helps you keep track of progress made towards goals. 2: Track Your Moods. Flickr Photo by Brittney Bush.

How to Make the Most of Your Conference Experiences

NonProfit Hub

It’s easy to go through the one-track content and then retreat to your hotel room to kick your feet up. Yes, most conferences will make their presentations available after they’re over, but taking notes puts the info in your brain without having to rewatch or relisten to content. Every year there seems to be an influx of conferences: marketing conferences, fundraising conferences, tech conferences, conferences about conferences. They’re everywhere.

The Single Most Important Asset That Nonprofit Leaders Need To Protect To Ensure Success

Beth Kanter

He shared an interview from PopTech with Brain Pickings’ Maria Popova who sat down with John Maeda for a brief discussion on writing, curating, caring and the importance of sleep. Many fitness trackers can track your sleep too. And, if what gets measured get done, tracking your sleep will help focus on getting enough sleep hours. I use my fitbit to track my sleep, but there are also other apps like Sleep Cycle. Original Photo: Flickr - Flood_G.

Online Fundraising Site: How To Create A High-Performing Fundraising Website

CauseVox

Our brains are wired for visual information; people process images 60,000 times faster than words. Check out how Neverthirst used CauseVox to make their Workout for Water campaign their own: Tip: If you want to share or track your campaign across social media, try incorporating a hashtag.

[VIDEO] How to Overcome Fear, Intimidation and Imposter Syndrome to Raise More Money

Bloomerang

Thanks, Mother Nature, and thanks, brains, right? So negativity bias can tend to feed into fear, which is another perfectly normal function of your brain. It’s simply your brain doing its job. It’s something our brains naturally do, and all of us do this.

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8 Long-Term Health Benefits of Volunteering

NonProfit Hub

When you assist others, your body releases dopamine in the brain, which has a positive effect on how you feel. Reward Volunteers is a free, easy way to track the time you spend volunteering. Nonprofits can also create accounts, list opportunities, schedule volunteers and track their hours. Reward Volunteers can connect to any volunteer management system and track volunteer hours for sponsors, prize donors and employers. Sponsored by Reward Volunteers.

Want a peak at my RSS: Here it is!

Amy Sample Ward

When it comes to “nptech&# or nonprofit technology, there are more blogs and organizations and resources than any one person can find, let alone keep track of! What’s in my brain, can be in yours! I’m no exception. I’m overwhelmed daily, just like everyone else, by the amount of information that’s available from, for and about our sector of technology and social benefit. So, my response is simple: I want to share my RSS reader with you.

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[VIDEO] How to Raise 25% More from the Right Funders in 2022 and Beyond

Bloomerang

So another way I think about this is like it’s opening up so many tabs in our brain. I’m a little bit embarrassed to talk about mine, but that is happening in our brains too when we start to follow these shiny objects back and forth.

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[VIDEO] Why You Should Ditch The Way You’ve Been Doing Strategic Planning

Bloomerang

I guess I’m on the right track.” But three months is a little too long for that human brain to imagine. You can really imagine eight weeks well in your human brain. .

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President’s Update: Fall 2013

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We’re also pulling our Silicon Valley brain trust into these new Labs projects by creating a new kind of nonprofit advisory board, the Benetech Labs Partners. From helping clean water and sanitation groups in Latin America, assisting American farmers reduce greenhouse gases, helping labor rights groups track debt bondage or child labor, or conceiving innovative extensions to Benetech’s existing projects, we’re exploring ways that software can make lasting social impact.

How To Raise 25% More From The Right Funders In 2022 And Beyond

Bloomerang

So another way I think about this is like it’s opening up so many tabs in our brain. I’m a little bit embarrassed to talk about mine, but that is happening in our brains too when we start to follow these shiny objects back and forth. My brain just doesn’t work that way.”

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It's almost time for #11NTC - See you there?

Judi Sohn

11NTCSocialCRM) Tech Track: Keeping it Real (Secure) – Security in Your Network Neighborhood (10:30 am-12 pm Saturday) - The tech track sessions differ in both content and structure. The tech track is for the folks who are primarily thinking about keeping the lights on and networks humming. Sit in a circle and share ideas and resources, while the "presenters" are facilitators instead of providers of one-way brain dumps via PowerPoint.

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[VIDEO] Building a Better Grants Strategy Post-COVID

Bloomerang

And I also think if you are new to federal grants, one of the best things that you can do is connect with perhaps a partner who might have a track record of success. and trying to be consistent with how you track and how you’re managing that information, are you using a manual system?

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[VIDEO] How to Get a Return on Your Nonprofit Technology Investment

Bloomerang

Stops you in your tracks, all starts with data. . Adult brains don’t learn new things that easily. They all know they’re being tracked. So if you have beneficiaries, and you’re tracking program recipients, you might want to see some data there.

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[VIDEO] Raising More Money By Asking (And Answering) Better Questions

Bloomerang

” So we have in our brains, the amygdala, the fear center, where you have flight, fright, and freeze as the emotional reactions to things that’s scare you. It’s a good database so that we can keep track of all these relationships.”

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It’s almost time for #11NTC – See you there?

Judi Sohn

Tech Track: Keeping it Real (Secure) – Security in Your Network Neighborhood (10:30 am-12 pm Saturday) – The tech track sessions differ in both content and structure. The tech track is for the folks who are primarily thinking about keeping the lights on and networks humming. Sit in a circle and share ideas and resources, while the "presenters" are facilitators instead of providers of one-way brain dumps via PowerPoint.

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[VIDEO] Keeping Your Donor Database Healthy, Wealth, and Wise

Bloomerang

Well, your database, I’ve said this, your database is like your brain, right? Like your fundraising brain. All right, so some databases actually have a notes field that you can track some notes in. it’s being tracked together. Robin L.

Wherefore Universal Analytics

Allegiance Group

Then, if you wanted to do any customizations to the analytics (event tracking, cross-domain tracking, just to name a few), you’d have to go back into the code and make updates. It still takes a bit of “programmer brain” to navigate and set up the tag manager, but it is significantly easier and less risky than going into templates and updating script files.

Teach Your Members How to Build a Learning Habit

WBT Systems

As behavioral scientists learn more about the brain, their findings on habit development have been the basis of countless articles in traditional and digital media. Our brains turn routines into habits to save energy and be efficient. Before long, without thinking, your brain will go into automatic mode and you’ll start reading as soon as you pour that coffee. Help Members Track Their Progress. How can you help members track their learning progress?