Annual Planning in an Ever-Changing World

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COVID-19 changed our lives, our organizations, and our supporters. So, why make plans if we know things are going to keep changing?”. Because last year’s plans changed a lot, many organizations may be wary of sharing 2021 plans with supporters. How would you change things?

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Changes …

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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New Resources to Help Social Good Professionals Rethink Change

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As we look at change being the new normal for the f oreseeable future, we wanted to provide resources for social good professionals to continue to be resilient and effective in their jobs, and for organizations to continue to navigate in a way that helps them have an even greater impact.

2020: The Year that Changed Grantmaking

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2020 will be remembered as the year that changed grantmaking. Spearheaded by the Whitman Institute, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and the Headwaters Foundation, the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project aims to change the grantmaking paradigm from transactional to ongoing partnership. New ways to share information must be supported by grants systems, including video-based applications (now common in the MacArthur Foundation’s Lever for Change competition).

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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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Facebook makes changes…AGAIN

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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).

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EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends


EveryAction affords DonorTrends the opportunity to bring our proven fundraising insights to more nonprofits facing a changing donor environment. Insight Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C.,

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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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How to Stare Down Organizational Change and Win

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When facing these truths as y our everyday reality, how do you find space to focus on what you can control and subsequently a ffect positive change? . Times of leadership transition can easily lead to excuses – about how we need to hold off on changes until new leadership is in place, why programs are underperforming, and so on and so forth. Arts & Cultural Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Management bbcon 2019 nonprofit fundraising organizational change

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How Citizen Powered Movements Will Lead Social Change in 2017 

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However, with the growing democratization of social change, the digital tactics we’ve come to know and rely on may not continue to gain the same traction. Cause minded individuals are now taking the initiative to create their own change and rally support…and their efforts are working. Peer to peer engagement is key to scaling change. Citizen-powered movements play an enormous role in leading social change. Peer to peer engagement is the key to scaling change.

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2020 Election: How to Change Your Digital Media Strategy

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The post 2020 Election: How to Change Your Digital Media Strategy appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. When 2020 began, we knew we were in for a wild ride with a presidential election cycle. Little did we know everything else this year had in store for us.

How the Workplace is Changing

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We’ve seen leaps in technology over the last few decades, shifts in the global economy and industry needs, and a new generation maturing into the workforce and roles of prominence, so it stands to reason that the way people think about and practice our work will begin to change, and it has. . So we need problem solvers who are adaptive because the world is going to continually change.” To hear more on changes and developments in the professional space, listen here: ?

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5 Ways Organizations can Fight Climate Change to Build a Better Future

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5 Ways Organizations can Fight Climate Change to Build a Better Future. Here’s how organizations can fight climate change. If we don’t stand together against climate change and global warming soon, we might not be able to revert its effects at all.

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What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report


Other factors could include the increased distance from the momentum of the 2016 election, or the impact of tax changes on donors. To compensate for these changes in individual behavior, digital campaigners have had to up their testing and innovating game to new levels, and bite the bullet and send more email than ever before. Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector.

How to Keep Donors Engaged When Everything is Changing

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While we may have tried new approaches, event strategies and methods of communication, our work within the fundamentals of donor relations has not changed. One of the biggest challenges for a donor relations and stewardship program, as an indirect revenue generator, is success metrics. Now more than ever, we have the opportunity to demonstrate how a strong donor relations effort contributes to fundraising.

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EveryAction Acquires ActionKit


Insight Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C., May 8, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading provider of software serving over 15,000 nonprofits, announced today that it has acquired We Also Walk Dogs Inc., more commonly known by their product’s name, ActionKit.

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Embrace Change To Grow

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Change is inevitable. Change is good. Help your employees and team learn to embrace change. Here are some solid insights from Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan 's book, Change-friendly Leadership -- How to Transform Good Intentions into Great Performance : The kind of behavior change that results in lasting (sustainable) change must accommodate people's feelings--feelings that involve trust, confidence, passion, and all those other intangible but very real things that make us human.

Leadership Lessons From The Seven Arts Of Change

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The Seven Arts Of Change book by David Shaner is all about leading business transformation that lasts. Some of my favorite leadership lesson takeaways include: Personal Progress : Most leaders miss the fact that every employee possesses a latent willingness to change.

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How To Explain Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

When you communicate change to your team, explain the logical and rational reasons for the change: 1. Explain how the change will make employees feel before, during and after the implementation. Change Change Leadership Change Management Eric Jacobson on Leadership and ManagementExplain the tactical plan and goals. Answer questions from your team.

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

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This is the time to question how things have always been done and consider changes that will expand your institution’s reach. First, I recommend that you position the CRM solution implementation as step one of a long-term process of change. You need time to assess how the system is working, where it could do better, and what changes you’d like to make. Here are some of the areas I recommend your team examine as you usher change into your institution.

How Individual Change Agents Can Help Us Build a Stronger Social Economy

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The most radical force for change is the same thing today that it’s always been—a person. As people and organizations who care about changing the world, we should be intensely focused on how we catalyze the transformative impact of the individuals who are at the heart of any movement or change. Building a Stronger Social Economy Through Individual Change Agents. Your organization is often just one channel through which they seek to drive change.

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The Art Of Change Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Art of Change Leadership demystifies the psychology behind our reactions to change and offers a powerful collection of tools to inspire individual and collective transformation quickly and more effectively, explains author of the book, Cheryl Cran. Use the cycle of change to foresee and handle change-related issues affecting yourself, others, and business. Guide "change" initiatives with repeatable success by using the reliable three-step change model.

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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know


Through innovative digital campaigns, pop culture, and grassroots voices, they provide culturally relevant programs that engage, educate and empower Latinos to be agents of change, to build a stronger and more inclusive democracy. Hispanic Heritage Month, officially founded in 1968 , occurs each year from September 15 to October 15, a period which includes the anniversary of independence of eight Latin American countries. During National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.,

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement


Campaign Themes and Branding Especially for annual campaigns or other regularly recurring asks, test the theme and messaging you are using by sending out two different versions of your appeal (make sure that they are the same in all other aspects aside from the changes that you’re testing) to similar samples of your audience to see which performs better. There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits.

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The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)


For complete instructions on how to implement these changes download our full guide to Next-Level Donor Retention and Renewal Strategies! As a general rule, retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new ones. Current donors are a curated universe who have already demonstrated a belief in your organization’s mission, and willingness to take action toward it.

When Change Is Good

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Change is disturbing when it is done to us, exhilarating when it is done by us." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Change Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

When Change Is Good

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Change is disturbing when it is done to us, exhilarating when it is done by us." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Change Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Managing Change

Nonprofit Advocacy Can Be a Force Multiplier for Social Change

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Like many philanthropists and social entrepreneurs who are eager to make large-scale change, we found that redirecting government policy and funding to more effective approaches offers tremendous leverage for realizing national (and international) impact. Benetech was founded to be a different kind of Silicon Valley tech company—a nonprofit dedicated to creating social change at scale.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 153: Leadership During Times of Change

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Leadership During Times of Change. Listen in to hear Eddie Thompson, Founder and CEO of Thompson & Associates, Mark McCampbell, Senior Vice President of Advancement Resources, and Betsy Chapin Taylor, CEO of Accordant, talk about the challenges of leadership during times of change, why purpose and values are central to good leadership, and the importance of reconsidering strategy right now to lead your organization into a successful future.

Heidi Gerbracht : Together in Change

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Annie’s List also functions within that system, although the organization’s mission is to identify, challenge, and ultimately change unfair systems at their root. The post Heidi Gerbracht : Together in Change appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Heidi Gerbracht will be at Cause Camp 2020 presenting on how diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial to your organization’s success. “If If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time.

Corporate Philanthropy: Adapting to a Changing World

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The post Corporate Philanthropy: Adapting to a Changing World appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. In today’s world, every company is expected to do some good with their profits. Thus, corporate philanthropy is on the rise. As younger generations become more socially aware, they expect their favorite brands to follow suit. In a 2016 poll , Millennials are more likely than Gen X’ers and Baby Boomers to say it matters if American businesses give back to society.

#IMPACT2030 Sets Sights on Change and Transformation

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Key Themes on Change and Transformation: Connecting Innovation to the Private Sector. Bradley Heslop, Founder of Wessex Social Ventures, indicates that millennials are looking to businesses to become leaders of change. IMPACT 2030 is the Global Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

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Trends in Philanthropy: 4 Ways Nonprofits are Changing

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We’re seeing significant changes in the world. Rather, some are actually feeling the radical societal changes more than anyone else as they operate on the frontlines combatting the virus. . The post Trends in Philanthropy: 4 Ways Nonprofits are Changing appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted aspects of society that we never expected.

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Change-friendly Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Because Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan delivers so much timely, straight-forward and relevant wisdom in his book, Change-friendly Leadership , reading it is like talking with your trusted best friend. Duncan demonstrates in the book how humanness, approachability , and friendliness are necessary but often overlooked elements of making change successful in an organization. It's often the stress that people resist, not the change itself.

Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote


Today, the internet has really changed how we digitally organize young people. So we partner with school districts and teachers across the country to start getting young people, even before they turn 18, to understand how government works and how they can leverage it to make change in their communities. We're keeping that in mind for what’s possible in the future and the change that we can potentially see if we show up in 2020.

Important changes for GiftWorks users

Robert Weiner

This change is in-line with our transition to a subscription-based service. To help clients through this transition, we will be hosting biweekly live webinars dedicated to showing them what has changed since 2013. This change will affect both hosted clients, who already pay a monthly fee, as well as clients using an on-premise (local) installation of GiftWorks.

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3 Ways to Embrace Change and Shake the Status Quo at Your Organization

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Your nonprofit’s mission is likely the same as it was when your organization began; to make an impact and to effect change, whether locally, nationally or globally. The challenge then is to stay true to your mission while taking the steps needed to keep pace in a changing industry. Successfully embracing change isn’t just about going with the flow; it’s about leading the pack. So what’s holding your organization back from making internal changes? .

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How To Help Your Employees Embrace Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Change is inevitable. Change is good. Help your employees and team learn to embrace change. It's often the stress that people resist, not the change itself. Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights ( Pauline R. A transformational leader focuses primarily on initiating and "managing" change.

How Changes to the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program Affect Nonprofit Organizations

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Changes in Store for the Paycheck Protection Program: H.R. Senate, makes changes to the Paycheck Protection Program , a signature initiative of the CARES Act. 7010, Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, the following changes are in effect for the Paycheck Protection Program: Extends the eight-week period for forgivable expenses to 24 weeks. The ratio of payroll expenses to other expenses for the loan to be forgivable changes from 75%/25% to 60%/40%.

Changes to Facebook

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This week Facebook launched new changes. Here’s a video explaining these changes. You can tag people who you’re with, geographic tagging for your posts, and how to separate posts to your groups. If you’ve begun using the new tools, please share your reaction in the comments section. Facebook facebook groups tagging Tools update

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising


These days, we pay for a lot using automatic charges or withdrawals and it’s tough to keep track of each site that needs to be notified when your card information changes. It’s no secret that storytelling in the digital age is essential for nonprofits , but the efficacy of stories depends largely on how clearly and strategically they’re communicated to each unique segment of your audience, also sometimes known as a persona.

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Let the Countdown to NTEN’s Leading Change Summit Begin

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And that’s exactly why I’m thrilled to be attending the Nonprofit Technology Network’s upcoming Leading Change Summit in a few weeks (September 3-6 in San Francisco). The agenda of the Leading Change Summit is different than anything I’ve seen in the nonprofit space, an interesting reboot and remix of the traditional conference. I love the collaborative, high-octane brainstorming you can only find at a conference.

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5 Women Change Agents Who Have Taken the Nonprofit Route


It’s time we celebrate such women leaders, learn from them, and become change agents in our own communities ‘A women is a full circle. With her is the ability to create, nurture, and transform’- Diane Mariechild With the zeal to not just ideate new solutions but implement those with persistent efforts and hard work, these women leaders have been game changers, making commendable impact through their respective causes.

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