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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

Business Doing Good: A Resource for (Smaller) Business

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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.

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.

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.

The Best Business Network Security Seattle Offers

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

When you’re looking for a way to protect your business, you want the best business network security Seattle can offer. We handle the compliance parts of the process so that you can concentrate on your business. It’s no secret that the Internet is not secure at all.

How To Use Social Media for Business

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

There are several ways that you can use the Miami social media company for your business. The first way is to build a credible reputation for your business. A lot of companies are choosing to do this through the visual marketing of the business.

Getting Your Business Covered Against Cyberattacks

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Protecting your business against cyberattacks is vitally important for ensuring the continuous safe practice of your investment. All businesses have the threat of cyberattacks looming over their networks throughout the world and a successful attack can cause unthinkable amounts of damage.

The Social Media for Corporate Business

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If a company is to connect with the customers they aim to reach, the efforts should begin from within, with the employees, as they are the infrastructure of the business and must be interconnected. Research has shown there is a large gap in engagement among employees.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 100: Driving Business Performance with Digital Transformation

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Special guest Mike Gianoni, president & CEO of Blackbaud, joins us for our 100 th episode to explore the topic of digital transformation and how it drives business performance. How digital transformation drives business performance.

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

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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?

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.

undamentals of running a business in the virtual world

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Call it the fundamentals of doing business if you like, but it is important to keep these in mind. When it comes to promoting your business to the world, nothing will work better than website development. Firstly, these agencies will provide you services that your business dearly needs.

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The Future of Sustainable Business: Making the Global Goals Local Business

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Has your CEO communicated about why your organization aligning with the SDGs or other sustainability goals will have significant business impact? Furthermore, do you have methods in place to measure your efforts against long-term business goals?

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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! .

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EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Insight is a leading venture capital and private equity firm focused on high-growth technology and software companies, with a 20+ year track record in partnering to scale businesses. Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C.,

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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 Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses

NonProfit Hub

When nonprofits and local businesses work together, both parties reap the benefits. The nonprofit gets the word out about its cause and expands its donor base, and the business boosts its sales and exposure in the community.

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Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you want to create more than one website for your business, you need a powerful marketing tool to help you build your business. Should you already have many separate WordPress sites, you can use our tools to create a marketing network system to expand your business in minutes.

SEO Service In Canada Can Speed Up Your Business Growth

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Search engine optimization is the most efficient online marketing strategy that can be implemented by small businesses. Any business having online presence needs to have a well optimized website. So, good SEO service in Canada can really benefit small and medium sized businesses.

So you want to start a do-good business? Avoid this dangerous trap.


Great outcomes like this help fuel the do-good business trend. In the cutthroat world of capitalism, 50 percent of all new businesses still fail within their first 5 years. data business

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.

Corporate Philanthropy as a Business Driver: 2019 Trends and Tactics


Both the three Cs and the three Ps are influenced by corporate philanthropy, a trend that will escalate in 2019 as workplace giving becomes an even more important business driver. That’s good news for workers, but a challenge for businesses. Demonstrating Business Impact.

Nonprofit Trends: Tax Status vs. Business Model

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“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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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.

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! , The book thoroughly explains the seven keys for how to achieve business success : 1. Develop a great business plan 3.

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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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. If you’re running a modern business, you need to take advantage of these factors, but how can you do this without breaking the bank?

Guest posting and what it can do for your business

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

It’s having an effect on the future of business, marketing, communications, and even the political future of entire nations. We’re all witnessing the modern phenomena of social media in real time.

Choosing the Perfect Cause for Your Business Giving

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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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RuffaloCODY buys crowdfunding business for nonprofits | TheGazette

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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.

How Corporate Responsibility Will Affect Your Business Success in 2019


Corporate responsibility (CR) has been on the business radar for years. But programs are almost always limited, with little to no employee engagement or metrics demonstrating ROI or business success. The major drivers of that shift are businesses’ own customers.

The Business Impact of Twitter

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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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The Best Tablet for Business Use

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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.

Building a Business Case for IT Projects: Nonprofit Edition

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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

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.

Google Fiber - San Antonio Business Journal

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Google Fiber - San Antonio Business Journal : "As Google Fiber Inc., a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. NASDAQ: GOOG), has contractors building new internet networks in several cities across the U.S., the tech company is seeking local nonprofits for a new partnership program in nearly all those metro areas." 'via via Blog this

Does Your Business Need a Custom Corporate Philanthropy Platform?


In 1970, economist Milton Friedman famously used his New York Times article’s headline to quip that a business’s only social responsibility was to increase its profits.¹. Unfortunately, most of these efforts are seen as cost centers for the business.

Website hosting in Thailand for flourishing online business

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Proper working of websites are very important from the perspective of successful online business because a trouble in the sites may cause the business to lose numerous prospective customers who after facing trouble in accessing the website might chose never to come back again. .

How Corporate Responsibility Will Affect Your Business Success in 2019


Corporate responsibility (CR) has been on the business radar for years. But programs are almost always limited, with little to no employee engagement or metrics demonstrating ROI or business success. The major drivers of that shift are businesses’ own customers.

Giving goes mobile | Hartford Business

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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

Social Business and Generations


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.

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.

Plugging In: Must-Have WordPress Extras for Business Websites

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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.