Building Tech Capacity with Pro Bono Volunteers

Connection Cafe

At Common Impact, we work to connect expert business volunteers to nonprofits that need help building organizational capacity in areas like marketing, finance, or HR. Technical volunteer requests can range from help in implementing a new database to support for a website redesign. But with smart management and some helpful tools, your organization can and should confidently engage IT volunteers to boost your technology infrastructure and deliver on your social mission.

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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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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.

How Can a Mobile Application Help Build Your Business Brand?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

This means that there’s now more opportunity than ever before for a business to build a brand and communicate more directly with clients and customers. This is where professional mobile app development in Sydney can help. So, how can a mobile application help your business to grow?

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 How To Build Trust Trust

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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. And ask for help.

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A Poem about Helping Others

VisionLink

This past week, we had a poetry contest about helping others in your community. For a chance to enter future fun contests focused on nonprofits, community-building, and helping others, like us on Facebook or follow us on twitter.

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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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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 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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Why and How Rituals Build Resilience in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Workplaces are tapping into the power of ritual to create a sense of community, build relationships in the workplace and reduce stress. Of course, a raise or bonus is nice, but it is the public acknowledge that helps builds community. Rituals to Build Relationships.

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Nonprofit Communications: Are They Helping You Build Relationships?

NonProfit Hub

Donors need to know they are helping the organization make a difference,” Green said. To stay audience-centered with your communications, Green suggests keeping the goal of building that unique relationship front and center.

Build, Buy, or Customize?

Connection Cafe

I’m often asked to help nonprofits define a technology roadmap – that is, figuring out how to migrate their business from a legacy system(s) to a new solution(s) and beyond. There is no easy answer to the question of build, buy, or customize.

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Tips & Tools To Appreciate Your Nonprofit Staff and Build A Culture of Resilience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As part of my work with nonprofit organizations to help them build a culture of resilience that I wrote about in the Happy Healthy Nonprofit , I have facilitated retreats where staff brainstorm ideas and identify simple ways that they can make working at their organization more enjoyable.

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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How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

The answer may surprise you because the most important role of internal controls is not compliance, it’s trust-building. But the biggest loser when internal controls fail is the trust placed in you by your donors and the people you help.

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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Helping Nonprofits Helps You

ASU Lodestar Center

It builds reputation within a community, adds credibility to all business endeavors, and gains respect from each individual customer who experiences these philanthropic events. It shows a willingness to help the community in which you live in, and gives you a face out of a crowd of businesses.

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Building the Future: A Legacy of Success

Connection Cafe

I coordinated alumni efforts, including that division of Building the Future , their ambitious capital campaign. Not quite, though if it was, I think readers could relate to that swell of satisfaction that arises with each project you’ve helped complete. Develop What?

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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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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. Building Trust Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Trust Trusted Leader

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Building Online Ambassadors

Connection Cafe

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. Author: Guest Blogger. Fundraising is hard work.

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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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How Effective Branding Helps Achieve Nonprofit Mission

ASU Lodestar Center

Why is building a strong brand important for them? These nourish the brand to attract more funding, helping the organization become stronger and more successful. It helps nonprofits maintain a good reputation with stakeholders.

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? A dashboard is a helpful tool for board and staff to stay abreast on the organization’s finances.

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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.

Can Technology Help Build Neighborhoods? - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy.

AFP Blog

Can Technology Help Build Neighborhoods? - In other words, the site offers a hub for community groups to reach all citizens rather than having to build out their following on social media or on their websites NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy. Watertown, Mass. is joining nine other cities across the United States in an experiment in online community organizing.

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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. The auction system helps individual food banks determine what they need most, rather than a national agency guessing--and sometimes, guessing wrong.

Use The 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. Having this type of relationship helps keep team members engaged with each other, as well as with the organization and its overall goals."

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How Generosity Day Is Building A Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

After the panel, Sasha and Katya talked about his Generosity Experiment ,” in which he said yes to everyone who asked him for help for an entire month. This year, we’re hoping for the same, but we also have partners with existing communities helping to anchor the effort.

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

Connection Cafe

In short, we realized we need to build a stronger culture of philanthropy. We hope their perspectives will serve as a catalyst to help you engage your entire organization in the journey toward a true culture of philanthropy.

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Helping Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Haiti

VisionLink

In Haiti, VisionLink tools are being used to deploy online resources, asset mapping and visualizations and to build collaborative networks of partner organizations. Learn more about Jacky and the problem in Haiti that Timoun will help address in this article from the Huffington Post: Family Reunited With Son Forced Into Child Slavery After HaitiEarthquake Tore Them Apart.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 101: Building Trust and Accountability with Donor Statements

Connection Cafe

Listen in to learn how to begin, how donor statements can be used to build trust and start new conversations with donors, and which donors should receive the statements. How the donor statement helps build trust.

7 Tips For Building Nonprofit Supporter Profiles

TechImpact

Celia Astheimer, a CRM Consultant at Tech Impact, helps nonprofits find sustainable solutions for managing their growing supporter database. This type of information is crucial to know and will help you make more personalized appeals or connections.

7 Tips for Building an Effective Nonprofit Annual Report

NonProfit Hub

By writing an effective report, you can help ensure that your nonprofit has the support it needs in the year to come. How can your report help you accomplish your goals for the coming year? Be clear about what people can do to help.

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.

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

Connection Cafe

Here are three easy tips to start building your CRM program: 1. To help you and your prospective donor ease into this new relationship, make sure you do a little research. I know a CEO who liked to say: I don’t need to worry about relationships to raise money.

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. For weeks after the storm, the same network that helped rescue my parents has remained active on text, email, and social media.

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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Build great companies, then help build a great world

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The San Jose Mercury News just published my op-ed today entitled Build great companies, then help build a great world. But, we have only scratched the surface of what we could be doing to help solve the pressing social problems that confront us. The same skills and sophistication we use to build great companies can and must be applied to the world's biggest problems.

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