Top Ten Reasons to Streamline Your Grant Cycle with Automated Processes

Connection Cafe

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), also known as Community Health Clinics, are further challenged as they manage federal funding and other financial support. Top Ten Reasons to Streamline Your Grant Cycle with Automated Processes. Your business processes.

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We are so focused on getting things done, checking it off the to do list and the forward momentum that it requires, that we miss an important opportunity to hit the pause button, reflect, and improve process. Determine Goals and Indicators to Address your Key Findings.

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Do you have a digital marketing process in place to manage your content, social, email, and engagement activities? In this article, I’m going to share a strategic marketing process that, when followed, will help you create content your audience will love.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2b: Surveys and Interviews

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the third in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Remember our goal of triangulating data? Recruiting is pretty straightforward for Surveys since the goal is to cast your net as widely as possible.

Interview: Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink on the Google AI Impact Challenge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Impact Challenge ” is based on Google’s belief that artificial intelligence can provide new solutions to old problems and improve people’s lives. I recently interviewed Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, Head of Product Impact, who designed the challenged to learn more.

Developing a Theory of Change, Part 1: A Logical Process

Museum 2.0

This week, Ian David Moss and I are each writing blog posts about our collaborative process to develop a theory of change at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. We embarked on a process of “naming and claiming” the work we do.

Has the Ice Bucket Challenge Spawned Charity Jacking?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” Charity Jacking is similar to brand jacking and news jacking , defined by David Meerman Scott as the process by which you inject your ideas or angles into breaking news, in real-time, in order to generate media coverage for yourself or your organization. Rice Bucket Challenge.

Using Industry Data to Set Business Goals

Mobile Commons

Fortunately, I have had the benefit of consulting with thousands of professional services organizations (PSO’s) for more than a decade and I have seen how important it is to set strategic goals and execute on those goals in order to have a solid plan to succeed. How can you bring it into a successful goal setting process? Talent management the top challenge: Firms struggled to find and develop the talent they needed to sustain their growth.

A Simple Challenge for All Nonprofit Workers this Holiday Season

NonProfit Hub

So this holiday season, I have a challenge for you. And here’s the challenging part: don’t donate to your nonprofit. We have a goal we’re trying to meet! Your online giving process could always use a little work, as could your nonprofit’s marketing plan.

Technology Process Improvement for Nonprofits (Can Help Raise More Funds)

NTEN

Through continual improvement of your organizational processes, you can harness the technology to be more productive, even in the face of functionality flaws in your systems. What is Technology Process Improvement? Technology Process Improvement (TPI) is the practice of analyzing your team's technology-based processes, identifying how those processes can be improved, and implementing changes to make those improvements. Two Clear Business Goals.

The Top Eight Goals To Consider for Your Nonprofit Communication Team

ASU Lodestar Center

A nonprofit organization communication team must be skilled communicators to achieve the broader goals and objectives of the nonprofit organization. This process occurs in collaboration with the management team to present a clear and concise plan of an organization's achievements and plans.

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E-Mediat: A Simple Design Process for an Online Learning Community Site

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Chris lead us through a simple user design process based a book by Giles Colborne. What has been your experience with user-centered design process for online communities and web sites?

The Participatory Museum Process Part 3: My Experience

Museum 2.0

The challenge was to figure out how to do it and end up with a high-quality book. This post covers my personal process of encouraging--and harnessing--participation in the creation of The Participatory Museum.

The Participatory Museum Process Part 4: Adventures in Self-Publishing

Museum 2.0

My primary goal is to get the ideas out there, not to make money, so if someone wants to read the book online for free, that's great. By the end of the process, I was ready to send flowers to the guy who made these videocasts about InDesign --they were a lifesaver.

Online Competitions: Lessons from MIT’s Service Innovation Challenge

Frogloop

We’ve cracked the competition process open, leveraging a combination of workflows and social tools to produce a compelling experience of real participation in key activities. We’d like to share a few of our major aims and reflect a bit on some lessons learned that we hope will guide our approach in the future and prove helpful to others designing competitions, challenges, and prize giveaways online – in particular those focused on social benefit and public service.

7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

By being well-organized in advance and assembling a well-connected host committee, you can meet your fundraising goals and make your attendees eager to return to next year’s event. Set a Fundraising Goal. Set a goal that is ambitious, yet achievable.

Open Challenges Harness Local Knowledge for Local Change

Tech Soup Blog

Since the first NetSquared challenge in 2006, TechSoup has continued to offer people and organizations opportunities to connect, share ideas, and collaborate; they work on solutions online and offline through events, meetups, and hackathons. " Spreading the Word about the Open Challenges.

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Acting can be a thinking process. Pay attention to the details riff from NOI

Network-Centric Advocacy

Excellent organizers are those who imagine winning a big goal, then buckle down to do the disciplined, grinding work of building the organization to win. I consistently read and enjoy the New Organizing Institute tips. The call to " focus on the on the details " is worth repeating. Hurrah."

And the 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge Awards Go To.

Tech Soup Blog

So, we want to help match your intended efforts with the right tools to achieve your goals. That's what the Digital Storytelling Challenge seeks to accomplish every year. Again, congratulations to all of the winners and participants of this year's challenge!

An App for Survivors: SafeNight Is Finalist in Anti-Trafficking Challenge

Tech Soup Blog

A few weeks ago, we learned that SafeNight is a finalist in the Reimagine Opportunity Challenge from Partnership for Freedom. This challenge seeks to bring innovative solutions to the anti-trafficking field. The goal? The next step in the process?

Social Actions: 9 Goals for 2009

Social Actions

Below are the 9 goals Social Actions has set for itself in 2009. Goal: By the end of 2009, Social Actions will be collecting actions from 100+ sources and distributing them across 1000+ domains. Goal: By the end of 2009, Social Actions will be distributing actions and have a web presence in at least three other languages. Goal: By the end of 2009, Social Actions will be a leading provider of knowledge and trending figures in the online philanthropic sector.

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Social Actions: 9 Goals for 2009

Social Actions

Below are the 9 goals Social Actions has set for itself in 2009. Goal: By the end of 2009, Social Actions will be collecting actions from 100+ sources and distributing them across 1000+ domains. Goal: By the end of 2009, Social Actions will be distributing actions and have a web presence in at least three other languages. Goal: By the end of 2009, Social Actions will be a leading provider of knowledge and trending figures in the online philanthropic sector.

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Guest Post: Rearranging the Fossils - Using Museum 2.0 to Get a Stuck Innovation Process Moving Again

Museum 2.0

This guest post was written by Ruben Huele and describes the scenario-based strategic process used at the Dutch Natural History Museum, Naturalis , to innovate the redevelopment of their permanent collection. Most important of all, the process has now become visible, especially on the wiki.

What Makes an IT Project Successful? Nonprofit Edition, Part Two

Connection Cafe

gift processing, major giving, events) and assigning a single lead for each area responsible for coordinating all aspects of the project that touch that area, as well as coordinating with Subject Matter Experts and End Users who work in that area. What makes an IT project successful?

Crowdsourcing: Community vs Crowd

Amy Sample Ward

Criteria is really important to consider: the crowds voting = who do you want to win this; the hosts/judges/experts voting = quality, value, innovation or alignment with competition/organizational goals. Public voting process. A process like this can ensure that lots of different ideas are included but that the competition can stay true to it’s purpose or the goals of the sponsoring organization. It isn’t right for every project or process.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

But it isn’t enough to have a rough idea of messaging, an incomplete timeline, some scheduled tweets, and an arbitrary fundraising goal. Ready, set, goals! Goals + objectives. These are the means at your disposal to make those goals achievable. Ready, set, goals!

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"It Is What It Is," and the Challenges of Dialogue-Focused Exhibits

Museum 2.0

The goal is to support "messy, open-ended discussion," and the draw is the idea that you can go to the museum and talk about Iraq with someone who has actually been there during the war. In the Living Library, there is a concrete entrypoint to challenging discussions.

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70 Ideas For Your 2014 New Year's Resolutions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Resolutions Goals Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Goals With only two months left of 2013, it''s not too early to start identifying your New Year''s Resolutions for 2014.

Oregon Foundation looking for a Million Dollar Idea

Amy Sample Ward

Stamm noted that the million dollar idea challenge supplements MMT’s existing grant programs and initiatives, rather than supplanting any ongoing funding. This is the first time the foundation has asked for broad and direct public input in its grants process. “We’ve We’ve set a goal to make MMT a national model of a regional foundation,” Stamm said. Tags: challenge collaboration competition foundation innovation oregon philanthropy

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10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

Everyaction

Positive Education Program is a unique organization, originally created as a consultant to area school districts to help them serve their most challenging students. Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year.

4 Ways To Convince Your Nonprofit Board to Invest in Fundraising Tools

Everyaction

For EDs and other staff who are closely involved in the day-to-day efforts and operations of a nonprofit, it is often easy to see the challenges your organization is facing and understand the solutions necessary to address them.

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

Our 2018 convening will be an opportunity to gather with local, state, and national foundations with diverse interests to discuss emerging challenges and opportunities for newcomers and receiving communities. Collaborate with peers from across North America who understand your challenges.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

Learn best practices and the latest techniques and technologies to meet your greatest challenges. Our goal is to create a space where you'll feel nurtured and cared for.

The Hiding Hand: A Lesson in How to Be Creative

Beaconfire Wire

It is a very interesting essay which posits that creative solutions most frequently come from adapting to tasks that turn out to be more challenging than we expect. But, it’s when we’re asked to “solve this problem for me” or “help me meet this goal” that the magic happens.

Direct Mail Is Here to Stay (and How)

Everyaction

With this question in mind, I went straight to EveryAction’s Product Manager, Jason Lott, who has over 17 years in direct mail experience , to talk about the challenges and the future of direct mail and the strategies every nonprofit should consider to ensure their direct mail program is at the top of its game. What are some of the challenges you’ve seen in the direct mail field and how is technology working to address these?

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6 Ways to Harness Your CRM Solution as a Change Management Tool

Connection Cafe

As systems and processes are being re-written, it’s an ideal time to set new goals, experiment with different processes, and emerge stronger on the other side of your transition. People tend to want to bend their new CRM solution to fit existing processes and workflows.

Better Data, Better Donors

Everyaction

The key part of a Moves Management report is the ability to see both big picture project goals and individual details. In EveryAction’s reporting tool, you can view the number of records in each stage of the major gifts process and access individual record files at every stage. You can probably determine capacity from traditional means of surveying or looking at previous contributions, but one way to make the process even easier is to use tools like WealthEngine.

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Staying Competitive in the Battle for Fundraising Talent

Connection Cafe

With the right people in the right positions, you’re better able to meet your fundraising goals. Addressing the challenge doesn’t stop with hiring staff members or gift officers – it includes professional development, career advancement and staff retention.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Crafting a Successful Third Generation.

ASU Lodestar Center

Manager of Curriculum Design & Innovation, ASU Lodestar Center Working as a nonprofit professional in the current economic environment can be challenging — and sometimes discouraging. Since our goal is to partner with communities to build long-term capacity, its essential that these partnerships include nonprofit organizations. Jathan: We want all of our nonprofit partners and community advocates working towards a common goal: improving the lives of Arizonans.

Method Tweeting: Act I

Beaconfire Wire

Every line uttered is steeped in the identity of the person speaking, but placed there by the author, whose goal was to make a statement. Welcome of the murky and challenging world of creating a clearly branded and effective organizational identity online using Twitter as your vehicle.

Nonprofit Technology News for May 2013: Free WiFi in Forbes Magazine and Braille Phones

Tech Soup Blog

The ideas submission process started last week and will be followed by online conversations, online community voting, jury voting, and a hackathons for the best projects in each of the countries. News Online Activism social media payment processing nonprofit technology news

3 Ways Workplace Giving Software Saves Time for Medium and Large Businesses

Givinga

The good news is that many time-consuming processes are now easy to simplify or automate with the right software. The entire process can quickly eat up time and resources at large organizations, potentially taking weeks or months to confirm the legal status of just one charity.

Nonprofit Technology News for April 2013

Tech Soup Blog

The ideas submission process started last week and will be followed by online conversations, online community voting, jury voting, and a hackathons for the best projects in each of the countries. News Online Activism social media payment processing nonprofit technology news