Attention all business book enthusiasts!

SocialFish

… 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!

Business Doing Good: A Resource for (Smaller) Business

Connection Cafe

Right here with the launch of Business Doing Good. There are conferences, associations, books and invitation-only gatherings for members of Fortune 500 companies…but not the small-to-mid-sized guys that employ 79% of the business workforce in the United States alone. I love nonprofits.

External, alienated, busy-busy

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Thomas Merton, one of the people I look to for wisdom once said: When I speak of the contemplative life … I am talking about a special dimension of inner discipline and experience, a certain integrity and fullness of personal development, which are not compatible with a purely external, alienated, busy-busy existence. (By

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.

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.

Ten Sample Guiding Business Principles

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Guiding Business Principles Leadership

A short guide to businesses who are paying volunteers

VolunteerMark

We''ve talked about ways you can recruit paid volunteers - today, let''s get specific and explore the types of businesses you want to recruit at in order to find paid volunteers

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#GivingTuesday: A Great Day for Business to do Good!

Connection Cafe

It’s a spirit that’s all about doing good whether you’re an individual, a company, a city, a business, whatever. My company celebrated #GivingTuesday this year by launching a cool site called Business Doing Good. Know of a small business that’s interested in giving back?

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

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.

Now.Build A Great Business

Eric Jacobsen Blog

When you start reading Mark Thompson’s and Brian Tracy’s 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.

How To Build A Great Business

Eric Jacobsen Blog

When you start reading Mark Thompson’s and Brian Tracy’s 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.

Plugging In: Must-Have WordPress Extras for Business Websites

Byte Technology

As a business owner operating via a WordPress-based website, it’s important to leverage all the tools the amazing platform has to offer in order to maintain a competitive edge and keep your products and services relevant and noticed in the burgeoning world of online commerce. Indeed, the business that fails to stay on top of the latest website plug-ins and tools can find itself quickly left behind in the virtual arena.

Open content business models

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Open content business models December 1, 2007 I’m at the Open Translation event, and we’ve just had a great session on open content business models.

Model 100

Making the Sale: Great Business-Centric Themes for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

No matter the business you engage in, there are winners and losers, those that thrive and those that falter. And today, with so much business being conducted online, the line between success and failure can have a lot to do with how you present yourself and your company to the world.

Social Business and Generations

SocialFish

I’m writing and speaking more and more about social business these days, as are many others, of course. That’s certainly important, and a challenge, but it’s not quite what I mean by social business. That’s what social businesses are starting to do.

Sample Guiding Business Principles

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Business Principals Guiding Business Principles

RuffaloCODY buys crowdfunding business for nonprofits | TheGazette

AFP Blog

RuffaloCODY buys crowdfunding business for nonprofits | TheGazette : ScaleFunder, an online engagement and fundraising business that provides integrated crowdfunding solutions to nonprofit organizations, has been acquired by RuffaloCODY of Cedar Rapids.

New on SSIR: Should Nonprofits Act Like Businesses or People?

Amy Sample Ward

To successfully use multichannel strategies, we need to stop thinking about how we can operate more like businesses, and instead focus on acting more like our constituents. My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review opinion blog is up! .

People 180

Taking Care of Business: Some Great WordPress Themes for E-Commerce Sites

Byte Technology

Will you be able to expand the theme and hence your site as your business evolves and grows? Incredibly stylish and a great choice for all types of businesses, Birch features parallax sliders, “call to action” buttons, a home page with a perfectly sized welcome message and more.

Six Ways To Jump-Start Your Business

Eric Jacobsen Blog

As a leader in your business, try these six ideas to give your business a jump-start : Ask for ideas from employees in all parts of your business. Be sure all employees clearly understand your vision and the mission of your business.

Nonprofit Trends: Tax Status vs. Business Model

Connection Cafe

“Nonprofit” is a tax status, not a business model. NOT a business model. I’m not going to say, “That isn’t good business,” as my nonprofit friends may take offense. I know this isn’t all that original, but I have to say it.

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4 Steps Toward Open Data Business Models

AFP Blog

4 Steps Toward Open Data Business Models : By now, ‘open data for the social sector,’ ‘open data for the public sector,’ or ‘open data for hackers’ all roll quasi-easily off the tongue. The concept of ‘open data business models,’ on the other hand, still has many experts in the field scratching their heads

Model 100

College students contribute to growing business Nonprofit Hub | News | dailynebraskan.com

AFP Blog

College students contribute to growing business Nonprofit Hub | News | dailynebraskan.com : "University of Nebraska-Lincoln junior Angela Cuadros treats philanthropy like a job. The marketing and management major is the social media content writing intern for Nonprofit Hub, an organization that helps nonprofits and other businesses that “do good” for the community to accomplish their goals." 'via

Hugh Evans | Fast Company | Business Innovation

AFP Blog

Hugh Evans | Fast Company | Business Innovation : A decade later, in 2008--after volunteering in India with Mother Teresa''s Missionaries of Charity and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for not-for-profits--Evans founded the Global Poverty Project (GPP), an insanely optimistic effort to help the world''s needy.

Social Business and Beyond

SocialFish

Social Business and Beyond from Peter Kim. This short and sweet deck is by Peter Kim of Dachis Group. Follow him , as he is awesome. Humanize

Infographic-tastic! Smart business, social business.

SocialFish

Can’t wait for the Smart Business, Social Business book by fellow Que author Michael Brito. Click the image to enlarge. Via: OnlineMBA.com.

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.

9 Internet Marketing Statistics from the Business World

NetWits

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.

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.

Deliberately Unsustainable Business Models

Museum 2.0

At one point, Mark commented that they have a "deliberately unsustainable" business model. This is the model that governs most businesses and artistic endeavors. These include jobs for employees and programs that address a societal gap not provided by other organizations or businesses.

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Small Businesses are Getting in the Game

NCE Social Media

Here’s a story from today’s NY Times that demonstrates how even small businesses are getting into social media to boost their brand, revenues, and client base. Tags: Marketing and Awareness Tools business news small Think your nonprofit agency is too small to undertake social media? Well it’s not.

The business of blogging - Hindustan Times

AFP Blog

The business of blogging - Hindustan Times

The business of blogging - Hindustan Times

AFP Blog

The business of blogging - Hindustan Times

Stay Sharp: Keeping Your Small Business Fresh in a Digital Landscape

Byte Technology

There was a time in the not-so-distant-past when having a brick-and-mortar storefront and good word-of-mouth recommendations were all you needed to run a viable and successful small business. So how should small business owners approach the constantly changing world of digitization?

Giving goes mobile | Hartford Business

AFP Blog

Giving goes mobile | Hartford Business : On Sept. 10, when the Gales Ferry-based United Way of Southeastern Connecticut kicks off its annual community campaign, the organization — for the first time in its nearly 50-year history — will be relying on more than the traditional worksite Douglas Plank, CEO, Mobile Causecampaign efforts to raise its soon-to-be announced campaign goal. This year, they’re going mobile — piloting a communication and solicitation strategy through mobile devices

Not Business As Usual!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Here's the text of my speech: [long post alert] Social Enterprise: Not Business as Usual! The challenges of today’s world demand innovation because we can’t afford — business as usual. We’re joining together to talk about the new face of business. Social enterprise — not business as usual. Charity, business, and government, all accomplish great things but have their limitations. Next, business. There’s so much traditional business can do.

The Best Tablet for Business Use

Connection Cafe

If you haven’t already purchased but are considering a tablet for business purposes you are probably wondering “which one?”. For me, the iPad is a great business tablet. And, to determine which one fits your business needs, you have to first identify what strengths you’re looking for.

The Business Impact of Twitter

Connection Cafe

The following post is an excerpt from Constant Contact's "The Business Impact of Twitter: It’s Come a Long Way [New Data]" by Josh Mendelsohn , originally posted October 20, 2011. Author: Guest Blogger.

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Building a Business Case for IT Projects: Nonprofit Edition

Connection Cafe

Whether budgeting for an IT project, proposing organizational change, or starting a new program, building a business case is key to getting buy-in, funding, and approval for your initiative, as well as providing a baseline for measuring the investment’s success over time. Procurement Technology Board Budgeting Business Case IT planning ROI Strategy technology

The Outcomes Business

Connection Cafe

Marc and Hal argue that "moving to a clear report card of results, published annually, puts nonprofits in the outcome business, which is where they should be.". Author: Karoline McLaughlin. Blackbaud CEO Marc Chardon and Outcome Guide Hal Williams have joined forces on a Huffington Post series "The Imperfect Storm" to examine the current nonprofit environment. Varying circumstances and key shifts in the sector are coming together to create the potential for continued rough times.