Prioritizing Responding to Change


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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.

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


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.

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.

Changes to Intuit Program Restrictions


Throughout this time, there have been many changes to technology. That changed to an online download that allowed you to access the software on your computer.

Break the Bias: Changing the Game for Girls & Women

Saleforce Nonprofit

They recently launched the campaign “Change starts on the pitch,” which collected the voices of over 100 Costa Rican football players to celebrate their history, successes, and fight for gender equity. The world has been through a lot in the last several years.

A Social Change Army is Amassing

Social Velocity

Lately I’ve been really excited about imagining an army of social change warriors beginning to gather around the planet. Their social change visions vary widely, and likely they don’t even use that terminology. The post A Social Change Army is Amassing appeared first on Social Velocity.

What You Really Need When Changing Your AMS

Association Analytics

When changing your AMS, you should also take time to determine what you really need to bring or else you could find yourself drowning in an unnecessary pile of (data) boxes. Difficult as it may be, frustrated associations are changing their AMS.

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?

Big Duck’s big changes

Big Duck

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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.

Tiny Habits: How can small changes change everything?

Big Duck

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The Big Shift—A Conversation About the Impact of Change


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

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.

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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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.

Important Changes to the Microsoft Donation Program


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

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.”

Understanding Your Options Following the Microsoft Program Changes


In April 2022, Microsoft took a major step in the direction of its cloud-first model for nonprofits , an effort to align Microsoft philanthropy efforts with the security and operational capabilities of cloud computing. Most donated, on-premises licenses were moved into discounted offers.

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.

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.

Five tips to leverage change management and successfully advance your association’s goals

Nimble AMS

To thrive as a modern association, leaders must be willing to embrace the change management process and accept the powerful role of innovative technology in advancing organizational goals. As a leader, you’ll be guiding your staff and members through transitional change.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Teams Up with the NFL Inspire Change Initiative to Recruit Mentors Nationwide

NonProfit PRO

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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 ».

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).

Are Marketing and Fundraising Changing Permanently?

Saleforce Nonprofit

Fundraising teams at the eye of the pandemic storm have experienced an eye-watering pace of change the past two years. The pandemic changed how nonprofits fundraised from various income streams and channels they deployed. The post Are Marketing and Fundraising Changing Permanently?

New Privacy Changes Simplified: 3 Actionable Ways to Respond

Saleforce Nonprofit

Privacy-related changes in technology platforms (like browsers and mobile operating systems), regulatory actions, and consumer preferences are forcing the digital marketing industry to rethink how they collect and analyze consumer data to understand how well they’re connecting with their audiences.

Clearing the Air On Texting Changes


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.

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.

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.

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.

Embracing Change: A Post-Pandemic Nonprofit Sector


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 to Adapt to the Changing Landscape of Workplace Giving

Saleforce Nonprofit

The events of 2020 changed how we view and do a lot of things — including workplace giving. While there were several catalysts for change throughout 2020, from wildfires to the U.S. Ultimately, we believe these six changes are here to stay. How to Adapt to the Changing Landscape.

How to effectively build a communication plan for pricing changes at your association

Nimble AMS

Change is never easy. According to a Gartner study , 50% of all change initiatives fail and only 34% succeed. Creating a clear communication plan to detail the shift in offerings and address potential member concerns is a necessary strategy in navigating change. .

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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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.

Does Your Nonprofit Receive Donations of Services, Supplies or Equipment? Changes are Coming!

Blue Avocado

Changes to How Nonprofit Organizations Report In-kind Contributions of Nonfinancial Assets It is common for nonprofits to receive donations and contributions of nonfinancial assets, more commonly known as in-kind contributions. Changes are Coming!

A Climate Change Solution That’s Delivered to Your Door

Saleforce Nonprofit

The program — and the site itself — inspires and provides DIY planting solutions for anyone to both support local wildlife and address climate change directly, helping you to do good in your own backyard. Native Plants Help Combat Climate Change.

10 Steps to Consider Before Changing Your Fundraising Strategy

NonProfit PRO

We know how it feels to be caught by the desire to be safe by relying on past success versus attempting new strategies. We know that certain stumbling blocks can arise as you debate future directions for the staff and office.

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.

What Apple’s privacy changes mean for email open rates


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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