Community Building begins with Community Organizing

Amy Sample Ward

We focused on principles for community building and community organizing, as well as examples of both short-term and long-term engagement. This also means don’t build it in secret and then “launch&# it – regardless of whether it’s an online space, a program or a campaign.

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Technology and Community: Strategic Options for Movement Building. That’s when the movement building can begin. Focusing on those areas where your goals overlap enables you to create a common ground, share a purpose; and that’s where you can build a movement.

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Trust-Building Tips

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. Building Trust Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Trust

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Building Impact Fundraising Capacity

Connection Cafe

Jamie Forbes of Opus Advisers and Alexandra Urbanowski of New Hampshire Public Radio helped attendees understand the value of building a brand within the nonprofit space and how it can impact fundraising.

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Build, Buy, or Customize?

Connection Cafe

Those who have been through large custom build projects (or “bespoke” projects, as some of my friends call it) know these can be labor intensive, prone to risk, and come with a cost. There is no easy answer to the question of build, buy, or customize.

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7 Tips for Building a Healthcare Fundraising Program

Connection Cafe

I honestly don’t know how to build a full fundraising program.”. Taking that first step to build a simple, manageable program that will return needed philanthropy is huge, but doesn’t have to be difficult. There are many ways to start or build a robust philanthropy program.

5 Cases for Building Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

Fortunately, many nonprofit donors and charity watchdog groups are moving away from this way of thinking and are now acknowledging that operating reserves play a vital role in building an organization’s long-term sustainability.

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Building a Culture of Philanthropy: Hear it From the Experts

Connection Cafe

It’s an important part of building cohesion and teamwork within an organization and it’s imperative that every individual understands how they contribute to this culture. Let us know what you learned and how your organization is building a culture of philanthropy!

How To Build Trust

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. You can't lead if your employees, team or followers don't trust you.

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Instead of Selling Objects, Build Public Trust

Museum 2.0

And you'll build your endowment, too. I once consulted with a museum that had no museum--no building, no public programs, no exhibitions. There should be a way to expand the pie of public assets instead of swapping the heritage we have for the future we will build.

How To Build A Great Business

Eric Jacobsen Blog

When you start reading Mark Thompson’s and Brian Tracy’s book, Now…Build a Great Business! , you may feel like you are reading 200 pages of Blog posts, but the bite-sized approach to providing tools, practical steps and ideas, rather than theory, is precisely the authors’ intended approach.

Build Strong Internal Customer Service

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Too often, we think of only external customer service, and forget about the need for excellent internal customer service. No matter what type of business, organization or team you lead, teach your team members/ employees the need for and importance of internal customer service.

Building the Future: A Legacy of Success

Connection Cafe

I coordinated alumni efforts, including that division of Building the Future , their ambitious capital campaign. Develop What? Creating a Legacy of Pride.

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Tips For Building Trust

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. Building Trust Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Trust

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How To Build Trust

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. Building Trust Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Trust Trusted Leader

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Picture Perfect: Building an Image Gallery on Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

When it comes to building your WordPress site, there are myriad options for creating a unique look that really defines you and your message, your product or service, your specific cause and so on.

Building Online Ambassadors

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. Fundraising is hard work. From the annual fund to major gift solicitation, there is heavy lifting to do at every step of the process and any help you can get – especially in volunteer form – ultimately makes your efforts more fruitful.

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How To Build Trust

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. Building Trust Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Trust

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Do Capacity Building Programs Help Nonprofits Achieve Better Results?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: My long-time colleague, Teresa Crawford, Executive Director, Social Sector Accelerator, shares some thoughts about nonprofit capacity building programs based on extensive research.

Grassroots Campaigning: How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support

Connection Cafe

Well, we could build that too if we had their budget.”. If your organization has been waiting for the right moment (or perhaps the extra motivation) to invest the staff and financial resources necessary to build your offline infrastructure, this is that moment.

[New eBook] Fundraising Matters: Building a Culture of Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

In short, we realized we need to build a stronger culture of philanthropy. Download: npEXPERTS – Fundraising Matters: Building a Culture of Philanthropy. A few years ago, something hit those of us in the nonprofit sector right between the eyes.

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3 Strategies to Build Your Organization’s Financial Capacity

Connection Cafe

But what if our organizations could engage in a more thoughtful and systematic practice to build our organizations’ financial capacity without making this tradeoff?

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5 Proven Tips for Building Your Nonprofits Email List

NetWits

If you want to build your list, make sure it has priority on your page. Social media is talked about so much that you probably think every other form of communication is dead (Ok, maybe your thinking isn’t that extreme). But that’s not the case.

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Sixteen Trust-Building Tips

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. Building Trust Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Trust Trusted Leader

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How Generosity Day Is Building A Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Movement BuildingGenerosity Day is an effort to rebrand Valentine’s Day – and make it about love, connection, and well generosity.

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How Individual Change Agents Can Help Us Build a Stronger Social Economy

Connection Cafe

And what happens when we build a stronger social economy? Building a Stronger Social Economy Through Individual Change Agents. The most radical force for change is the same thing today that it’s always been—a person.

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The Ultimate Guide For Building An Email List

Connection Cafe

However, in order to have an email list, you need to build it. There are three components necessary to build your email list: Landing pages, social media pushes and CTA buttons. . In the case of building an email list, landing pages will serve as a way to collect email addresses.

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The Reasons For Using Lunch Hour To Team Build

Eric Jacobsen Blog

According to Flavio Martins , the author of the new book, Win The Customer , the most important team building hour of the day is lunch hour. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Flavio Martins Leadership Lunch Hour Team Building Teams Win The Customer

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How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

Connection Cafe

The Leap Ambassadors Community is a group of nonprofit leaders who are passionate about “inspiring, motivating and supporting nonprofit and public sector leaders (and their stakeholders) to build great organizations for great societal impact.”.

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7 Tips For Building Nonprofit Supporter Profiles

TechImpact

Populating a profile with information from a web-based donation form, supporter survey, mobile app, Facebook’s open graph, and text message subscriptions or donations can help you build unique profiles and really understand your audience. Image courtesy of iwillradio.tv.online.

Building Community: Who / How / Why

Museum 2.0

They talked about community building. I don’t think there is a way to directly build community. We can’t sit down and say, “let’s go build some community.” Participation is one (of many) tactics for building community. As time has gone on, my attention has shifted from the tactic of participation to the outcome of building community. And so today I want to talk about building community: the who , the how , and the why of it.

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Why Building Resilient Networks Matter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I’ve wrote about the importance of building resilience in networks given the complex and connected environment we live in today.

Trust-Building Tips

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. Building Trust Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Trust Trusted Leader

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Don’t Try It Alone| Build Relationships for Stronger Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Here are three easy tips to start building your CRM program: 1. I know a CEO who liked to say: I don’t need to worry about relationships to raise money. I walk out the door and I make money.

How To Build Trust

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. Building Trust Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Trust Trusted Leader

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Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

Connection Cafe

We asked some of our favorite nonprofit tech friends to share ideas for how organizations can use social media to build meaningful relationships with their supporters—donors, influencers and activists—and what that looks like on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Metrics for Building, Scaling, and Funding Social Movements

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The report lays out some new metrics for movement building – that are paths to the more easily counted tangible results and where the unit of analysis is the movement or network, not an organization. Alliance building. Movement Building.

Building Windows in Philanthropy: 4 Benefits of a Culture of Transparency

Connection Cafe

However, if your organization welcomes transparency with open arms, it can get ahead of the curve building trust with donors. Donor statements are a great way to build trust with those who support your mission.

How To Build Trust As A Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. You can't lead if your employees, team or followers don't trust you.

16 Tips For Building Trust

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H. Management Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management General Management Skills Building Trust

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Two Must Read Reports on Nonprofit Capacity Building

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Two reports have been released on the topic of capacity building: “ Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together ,” from GrantCraft, a service of the Foundation Center and “ Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity ” from GEOfunders.

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How To Build Community & Social Influence With Twitter Lists

AFP Blog

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#GivingTuesday: How Sharing Best Practices Is Building A Global Philanthropic Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This documenting and sharing of learning is what my colleague, Rachel Weidinger , calls one of the secrets to successful movement building. This is exactly what GivingTuesday is doing with the capacity building aspect of its campaign. Fundraising Movement Building Philanthropy

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