Social business demands culture change

SocialFish

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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. The survey confirmed what we’ve seen first hand: Online communities deliver significant business benefits – but community leaders struggle to measure value in business terms. A solid digital strategy, aligned with business goals, can be a game changer.

Corporate Philanthropy as a Business Driver: 2019 Trends and Tactics

Givinga

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.

How to Bring Your Business Blog to the Next Level

SocialFish

Your business blog is a failure. Many company blogs are like this: Business owners start them because everyone else does but you are not sure what to do with it. The first thing you need to do is define success, as it means to your business. Why do you have a business blog?

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

Connection Cafe

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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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.

How Corporate Responsibility Will Affect Your Business Success in 2019

Givinga

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 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The Just Economy Conference is the national event for community, policy, government and business leaders who work for fairness in banking, housing and business. The Xperience Design Project (XDP) is a two-day, business-focused experience for association professionals and partners.

#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?

How Corporate Responsibility Will Affect Your Business Success in 2019

Givinga

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.

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

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.

Does Your Business Need a Custom Corporate Philanthropy Platform?

Givinga

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.

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

Frogloop

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

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

SocialFish

How PediaStaff is using social media sites to drive its staffing business. She finds that Pinterest users are even willing to spend time with her content on the weekend, whereas LinkedIn is typically more active during the business week. –> > Pinterest makes sense for you as a business tool . boards focused on its own services, but the key business goal is to build a relationship with its community by providing resources. ”I’m

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.

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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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.

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.

Are Businesses Ready for True Reinvention?

SocialFish

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.

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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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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Social Business at IBM

SocialFish

Very interesting and self-explanatory slide deck by one of my faves, Ethan McCarty from IBM. Check it out. ———-. This post contains a slide deck. Click through to the post to see it, if you don’t see it. Case Study Humanize Social CRM and ROI

Social Businesses Use Technology for more than Marketing

SocialFish

In our circles, everyone understands that social technologies are a must for marketing and communications. That bandwagon is pretty crowded these days. But I am still amazed at how slow these same people are to integrate social technology into management practices outside of the marketing department. For example, why aren’t our performance reviews more social?

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.

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.

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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Principles of Social Business

SocialFish

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 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.

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

Google Fiber - San Antonio Business Journal

AFP Blog

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

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.

Conflict and Social Business

SocialFish

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).

5 Features of Corporate Giving Platforms and How they Affect Business Performance

Givinga

Corporate responsibility (CR) has been a necessary element of doing business for years. But regardless of size, it’s been rare for companies to quantify their CR efforts by their effect on business performance. How Corporate Giving Platforms Help Measure Business Impact.

Social business demands culture change

SocialFish

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.

Social business is here.

SocialFish

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.