The Big Shift—A Conversation About the Impact of Change

.orgSource

Recently, Jacqualine Price Osafo, MBA, CAE, and I had a wide-ranging conversation about the need to shift and the impact of change. The post The Big Shift—A Conversation About the Impact of Change appeared first on.orgSource. The Association 4.0

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 204: Change Burnout vs. Change Management

sgEngage

Over the past year and several months, change has been one of the few constants you can count on. Of course, change always happens eventually, but recently, everyone has been in a period of greater amounts of change than usual – and people are beginning to get fatigued.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

“Nothing endures but change&# – Heraclitus. Sometimes, change happens when we’re not looking for it, or we don’t really want it. Sometimes changes that we don’t want lead us to places that make more sense for us. They have led me to make a significant change in my work life. This is one of those times. I’ve been struggling with health issues (life-altering, but not life-threatening, thankfully) for almost 6 months.

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Why is Creating Change in Membership Organization so Difficult?

Joy of Membership

Our conversation got me thinking about change and why it’s so difficult for people (and organizations) to do. I believe change is challenging for several reasons: Habits are strong and pervasive. To change, you must be certain that change is in your best interest.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

Tiny Habits: How can small changes change everything?

Big Duck

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Big Duck’s big changes

Big Duck

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Order Your Copy of Reinventing Social Change

Social Velocity

I’m excited to announce that my new book, Reinventing Social Change: Embrace Abundance to Create a Healthier and More Equitable World is now available! . What if the social change you envision came to fruition easily and joyfully ? What if the work of social change was abundant?

How To Develop Proactive Change Management

NonProfit PRO

Poorly managed change in the work environment leads to burnout, disengagement within the team, and a culture of cynicism around change in general. While change is inevitable, we can minimize frustrations surrounding change by effectively planning for and managing the change.

Embracing Change: A Post-Pandemic Nonprofit Sector

sgEngage

Find acceptance and make the changes now so you can divert resources to the new or pivoted programming that is effectively serving your community now. As the latest in this chain of revolutionary upheavals, COVID-19 necessitated rapid-pace changes in program delivery and stakeholder access.

How Business Thinking is Changing Donor Stewardship

Charity Navigator

The world of fundraising and donor stewardship is changing. Conventional newsletters and cold calling have dropped off precipitously in terms of impact for a second year in a row. A study from Lead Creation found that this trend has been going on for close to 5 years now. Read more ».

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Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

Preparing for Facebook Audience Targeting Changes

Media Cause

More changes are coming to Facebook. . These changes will clearly impact non-profit organizations, but there are a few things we can do to prepare. . Any campaigns already live when the changes roll out won’t be impacted until March 17, 2022.

How the Pandemic Has Changed Pro Bono

sgEngage

The pandemic pushed the social sector to make game-changing shifts in community programming, funding models and organizational leadership. The mandate, then, for sector leadership is to meet the moment and adapt volunteerism to support this type of organizational growth and sector change.

Important Changes to the Microsoft Donation Program

TechSoup

We're sharing important news regarding planned changes to the Microsoft program on TechSoup that may influence your organization's IT budgeting and planning.

Clearing the Air On Texting Changes

M+R

This is the first in a series of posts about ways you can prepare your organization for the upcoming changes in the 2022 election cycle. 2022 Changes: What’s Happening and What to Do About It. Read time: 4 minutes.

Helping Public Libraries Navigate Microsoft's Program Changes

TechSoup

The Microsoft donation program is going through some major changes. On December 9, 2021, the team at TechSoup ran a webinar to explain what these changes mean for the public libraries we serve.

Listen to These Podcasts On Fixing Social Change

Social Velocity

I have been having so much fun making the rounds of social change, philanthropy and nonprofit-related podcasts. Obviously I love talking about how social change leaders can scale the obstacles standing in your way, and I’ve been part of some amazing conversations.

Your Social Change Work Can Be So Much Easier

Social Velocity

And I know I have many kindred spirits in the nonprofit sector where the Savior Complex encourages nonprofit leaders to believe your social change work has to be hard, thankless, defeating. The work of social change can be joyful, it can easy, it can be abundant.

Benetech: the Equilibrium Change Machine

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Framework for Producing Transformative Change Two key concepts from the book really stuck with me. The first is their core concept of equilibrium change. The primary goal in the Valley is massive change, because when you’re a for-profit that magnitude usually yields massive profits. The difference is that the social entrepreneur pursues change at scale primarily as a tool for social justice, not private enrichment.

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You Can Release Yourself from The Broken Social Change System

Social Velocity

I have said many times before that the social change system is broken. Because of deep historical, normative, and structural limits placed on social change leaders for decades, an overwhelming feeling of scarcity pervades the social change sector.

You Have The Power to Change Philanthropy

Social Velocity

As a consultant, I spend a lot of time helping social change leaders identify and then overcome the scarcity thinking that holds back their ability to create social change. Because the problem is not that effective philanthropists like you don’t know how philanthropy must change.

6 Must-Read Climate Fiction Novels for Our Changing World

Saleforce Nonprofit

Climate change is everywhere in the news, and usually not because of positive developments. Climate change? Climate change — and climate action — are undoubtedly the defining issues of this decade.

Make Your Clients Powerful Partners in Your Social Change Work

Social Velocity

If your organization has developed a Theory of Change (which I highly recommend) your organization’s target populations are those your organization seeks to benefit or influence. Instead, see your target populations as powerful change agents themselves.

Navigating Resilience & Opportunity in a Changed World

Saleforce Nonprofit

Last week, I had the immense pleasure of hosting a virtual discussion and Q&A with a group of nonprofit CEOs and CIOs to talk about how they’re navigating opportunity and building resilience in this changed world we all find ourselves in.

Facebook makes changes…AGAIN

NCE Social Media

In the past week Facebook anounced two changes that I think you should take note of: 1) they are going to start allowing hashtags to be posted in status updates and 2) they changed the news feed again. Facebook changes facebook feed hashtags newsIf you recall from one of my previous posts , hashtags are key words or terms that you expect people to use in searches so that they can find your post(s).

8 GivingTuesday Resources to Encourage Generosity and Social Change

TechSoup

The next GivingTuesday takes place on November 30, 2021, and although the movement has a reputation for bringing in a high number of donations, there are many other ways to encourage social change.

Candid names Ann Mei Chang as new CEO

Candid

Candid’s board of trustees today announced the selection of Ann Mei Chang as the organization’s new chief executive officer. Trailblazer chosen to guide the country’s most comprehensive source of data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants.

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Books That Changed Us in 2020

Media Cause

There are so many big things, scary, unexpected things that changed us as individuals, families, communities, and a collective human race in 2020, that as I was trying to write this blog post, it was hard to know where to start. So THANK YOU to the Books that Changed Us in 2020.

Big Email Change Is Coming: Is Your Nonprofit Ready?

Bloomerang

But what’s important to understand is that when this feature becomes available to users, your open rates will change. However, with the changes Apple announced, your open rate numbers may prove to be inaccurate. . Twitter | The post Big Email Change Is Coming: Is Your Nonprofit Ready?

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How to Prevent Staff Burnout During Technology Changes

TechSoup

Nonprofit organizations have filled critical gaps since the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way of living and working last year. To prevent staff burnout during this rapid pace of technology changes, you should be proactive with purposeful communication.

What Apple’s privacy changes mean for email open rates

M+R

Apple recently made an announcement about upcoming privacy changes to their products that could have a major effect on how nonprofits do email work. . When will this change go into place? What will this change? Read time: 3 minutes.

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Radical Collaboration is Our Best Chance to Fight Climate Change

Saleforce Nonprofit

These are all sobering reminders that climate change isn’t just a distant threat anymore — it’s happening now. The Nature Conservancy Focuses on Local Solutions to Drive Change. Conservation is hyper local, adds Morris: “We need local people with local solutions driving local change.”

Move From Nonprofit Fundraising to Social Change Financing

Social Velocity

So let’s change that. Once you have the answer to this abundance-based question, you can then move into a social change financing approach. I define social change financing as: Attracting enough and the right kinds of money to achieve your social change goals.

Building a brand for change

Big Duck

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Changing our vision of Change: Revisiting the Pollyanna Principles

Amy Sample Ward

Whether I’m talking about Community-Driven Social Impact or community organizing, whether it’s focused on a hyper-local community project or global-reaching movement building, it’s always the same for me: our goals need to be focused on a change, not on ensuring that we keep our jobs. I know there are so many organizations, campaigns, and community groups making real change now. collaboration socialchange book change pollyanna principles promotion

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3 Tips To Implement Fundraising Change in a Resistant Environment  

NonProfit PRO

Fundraising strategies have been evolving since the dawn of the digital age. While some organizations have been quick to adopt innovative new techniques, most are still resistant nearly two decades later. Online Fundraising Strategic Planning

9 Steps To Lead Breakthrough Change Against Any Odds

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Pottruck 's book, Stacking the Deck , teaches readers a nine-step course of action leaders can follow from the first realization that change is needed through all the steps of implementation, including assembling the right team of close advisors and getting the word out to the wider group.

Theory of Change: A pathway to transformative and sustainable social change

Charity Village

Theory of change has become a common tool in the social impact sector. If we already have a vision, mission, and a strategic plan, why do more hard work to develop a theory of change? Building a theory of change requires time, energy, and a strong […].

Social Change Leaders, Take a Leap of Faith With Me

Social Velocity

The Embracing Abundant Social Change Series will be a game changer for your social change work. To find out more and register for the series, go to the Embracing Abundant Social Change page. Learn More about The Embracing Abundant Social Change Series.

Where Are You Giving Away Your Social Change Power?

Social Velocity

If your organization has a social change mission there are likely laws and policies, whether at the local, state or federal level that impact your work. There are likely many other ways that you are limiting your own power and ultimately the social change you seek.

The Changing Face of Association Membership

Nimble AMS

Certainly, there have been some changes to the way members pay (for example: monthly installments and multi-year memberships), but the concept of annual dues remains largely intact.

Navigating Microsoft's Latest Changes and Their Impact on Your 2022 Planning

TechSoup

Over the last few months, you may have heard about various changes within TechSoup's Microsoft program. These changes can be confusing, since many of them require you to have detailed knowledge about administrative systems, licensing, and deployment.