Choosing the Perfect Cause for Your Business Giving

Connection Cafe

Let’s face it, deciding how your business should give can be hard. But as a business, you have some pre-determined factors in place that can help you decide on an approach to leverage your resources for good. History – Businesses grow up in communities, rarely on their own.

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STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities


To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study. A solid digital strategy, aligned with business goals, can be a game changer.

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Attention all business book enthusiasts!


… It’s so hard to find the time when we’re always so busy with work and other things. summarizes best-selling business books into short video, audio and text summaries and give you the most essential lessons from them. Do you love to read? I do!

How To Humanize Your Business


How To Humanize Your Business. This is the one conference where you’ll find the most comprehensive and critical knowledge for growing your business, brand and audience with the latest new media technology, methods and tools. and Jamie and me!

Interview with a CRM Expert: Business Intelligence

Connection Cafe

Business Intelligence. Jay brings more than 12 years of experience in software, CRM and business intelligence with more than seven years working directly with nonprofits of all sizes. Our readers are interested in knowing more about Business Intelligence.

Rethinking the way we do business


“A more open and transparent world challenges us to rethink the way we do business, the way we organize and the way we lead.

Are Businesses Ready for True Reinvention?


Social business was not yet a known concept. Companies were, and to this day, still trying to understand the value of social media and what it meant to their businesses. Businesses need to change. Business will thrive as long as there is innovation.

Social business demands culture change


Social business demands culture change. . Most organizations today are simply not compatible with the way a social business really works – but culture change takes time. Pick from among these projects to get started down your path to being a more social business.

The Ultimate Guide to Social Marketing for an Ecommerce Business


Online business owners consistently make the same mistakes when it comes to integrating social media with ecommerce. Looking at stats like these is a wonderful start, but it’s essential to remember that each online business is different in the way it can utilize social media.

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6 Twitter Tactics for Busy Nonprofits

John Haydon

The post 6 Twitter Tactics for Busy Nonprofits appeared first on John Haydon. Feeding America uses Twitter to encourage people to act in the fight to end hunger. In the tweet below, they want you to ask your senator to sponsor the Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act of 2015.

Stop the Glorification of Busy and Thrive

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Thriving is about being intuitive and being able t listen to your inner voice and not be so busy that you can’t hear it. I just returned last week from vacation with my husband and children at the Jersey Shore where I grew up.

The Business Model: How Your Nonprofit Can Operate Like a Business (and absolutely OWN it)

NonProfit Hub

The difference between businesses and nonprofits is what we decide to do with that money. When it comes to businesses, they know a thing or two about sticking around for good. B Corps boast the tagline, “people using business as a force for good.”

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Principles of Social Business


Principles of a Social Business Intro 7DEE. Olivier Blanchard needs no introduction here. Flip through this excellent slide deck. View more presentations from Olivier Blanchard. Social CRM and ROI The Social Organization

The Social Business Hierarchy of Needs


Watch this 20 minute video of Jeremiah Owyang discussing the state of social business in a short presentation at LeWeb, based on the latest Altimeter report. there is a social business hierarchy of needs that relates to Maslow’s hierarchy.

9 Internet Marketing Statistics from the Business World


78% of business people use their mobile device to check email. 57% of businesses have acquired a customer through their company blog. The number of marketers who say Facebook is “critical” or “important” to their business has increased 83% in just 2 years.

You’re Not Too Busy for Social Media Marketing


You’re so busy you can barely keep up with email and voicemail, and you can’t afford to hire another manager. You need to identify business goals for social media marketing, starting with increasing brand awareness, engaging customers, and reducing marketing costs.

Book Review: The Nonprofit Business Plan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The missing piece was the economic and operational planning - the Nonprofit Business Plan.” ” David gave an overview about the difference between a nonprofit strategic plan and business plan: A strategic plan describes goals, strategy, and actions.

What Are Social Businesses Really Doing?


MIT’s Sloan Management Review paired up with Deloitte to do a research project around social business earlier this year. A “social business,” according to this particular study, is one that is integrating social software into its operations.

Social business is here.


Social Business is About Learning, Not Marketing or Technology. For any organization interested in how the social business industry is maturing, there is a ton of great data and news to be found here. Well, SocialBusinessNews at least.

Business And Leadership Quotes That Inspire Me

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The difference between Google Plus Business Pages and Profiles

John Haydon

In the previous post, I shared a few ideas to help you understand how your organization’s Business Page and your staff’s Profiles can work together. Google Plus Profiles and Business Pages have similar differences that Facebook Profiles and Pages have.

Conflict and Social Business


You can’t run a social business that way. We write extensively about the topic of conflict in the Humanize book. Granted, that is my professional background (I actually did a master’s degree in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University twenty years ago).

Important Google+ Update about Business Profiles


Google will be accelerating their roadmap to enable business profiles sooner than expected. How soon? No idea. But stay tuned. This will be the first hack-free opportunity for organizations to use Google+ to reach members and stakeholders. From the Trenches google

You Finally Have a Google Plus Business Page… Now What?


A couple months ago when Google plus originally came out a lot of people were hesitant to join because Google plus didn’t offer business pages. A Google Plus business page has many of the same features as a Facebook Page, but also include the collaborative utility of Facebook groups.

Can Social Business Reshape the Organization?


This is a great slide deck by Rawn Shah, social business strategist at IBM, one of the most social organizations we know of – from his presentation at the Social Business Forum in Milan last week. Can Social Business Reshape the Organization.

How and Where to Get Started with Business Intelligence


Breaking news: Your nonprofit is also a business. Learn how you can you give your impact a boost with business intelligence. Business Intelligence Leadership Organizational Culture Strategy Paul Keogan. Founder and Principal. BackOffice Thinking.

How to Write a Great Business Blog Post


If you find yourself shaking your head at what you just read in Harvard Business Review because it seems contradictory to the really cool experience you had at your Board retreat, then take a few minutes and write up your thoughts.

Social Business Trends and Next-Gen Ecosystems


A lot of this is corporate jargon, but don’t think for a second that the association industry is not paying attention to these social business trends – a lot of what we and others are presenting at AUDC reflect the themes in this slide deck.

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7 Ways To Achieve Business Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

When you start reading Mark Thompson’s and Brian Tracy’s latest book called, Now…Build a Great Business! , The book thoroughly explains the seven keys for how to achieve business success : 1. Develop a great business plan 3.

Pinterest for Business: 9 Tips From Superuser PediaStaff [CASE STUDY]


How PediaStaff is using social media sites to drive its staffing business. boards focused on its own services, but the key business goal is to build a relationship with its community by providing resources. ”I’m Are you using Pinterest for your business?

Are you ready for the ridiculously optimistic future of business?


Here’s our interview for Sitrion Talks. In it, we talk about our research, the themes in When Millennials Take Over , and what they mean for your organization. Plus, you can sit back and listen to Luke Sinclair’s lovely Aussie accent. Enjoy! ———– ( photo credit ).

How To Create A Successful Blog For A Business or E-Commerce Website


Many business owners and e-commerce site operators overlook the power of blogging, mostly because the traffic isn’t directed to their product or services pages, so they wonder “why bother?”. With research like this, which business or e-commerce site doesn’t want to set up a blog ?

Four Business Books To Read In 2017

Eric Jacobsen Blog

To find the best business, communications and leadership books to add to my "to read" list for 2017, I reached out to some of the best experts in the field. I loved the gripping military stories but also the business tie-ins.

Creating Karma in Business: How Using Your Purpose to Serve Others via Joining a Board Will Grow Your Business


Creating Karma in Business: How Using Your Purpose to Serve Others via Joining a Board Will Grow Your Business. Karma in business? From my own experiences, I can say that I know karma to have worked wonders for me, and especially in business.

What Belgian Beer-Brewing Monks Taught Me about Non-Profit Business Models

Museum 2.0

It's the ultimate case of unrelated business income. They want to be art monks, not customer-serving businesses. business modelsIf you want to drink the best beer in the world, you'd better be ready to work for it.

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How To Make the Business Case for Social Customer Care


Making the Business Case for Social Customer Care from Blake Landau. The post How To Make the Business Case for Social Customer Care appeared first on SocialFish - Social Media for Associations and Nonprofits. A lot of great info in this deck by Blake Landau at Intel.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] The 2015 State of Social Business


This one’s not particularly “cool” per se, but useful. From Altimeter. Cool Infographic Friday Culture That Works Industry Insider

Building a social business starts on the inside


Social Intranets in Social Business. LOVE this slide deck by the always brilliant Lee Bryant , whom we quote in Humanize. Do you have a social intranet? Are you considering how network effects can help your work internally? View more presentations from Lee Bryant.

[Cool Infographic Friday] How Online Reviews Can Either Make or Break Your Business


Tip o’ the hat to Megan Arevalo for this good one ! By the way since were on the topic – Are you using an association management system or online community platform? Help your peers by adding a review of your technology for the former or the latter ! . photo credit).

Business Intelligence: Using Data to Make Decisions

Connection Cafe

Enter business intelligence. Business intelligence is nothing more than using data to make decisions. It does not require a complex data warehouse or a set of fancy business intelligence tools in order to be effective. You have your CRM. It’s wonderful.