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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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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.

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How Citizen Powered Movements Will Lead Social Change in 2017 

Connection Cafe

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.

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

Connection Cafe

The most radical force for change is the same thing today that it’s always been—a person. 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 Seven Arts Of Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

David Shaner's compelling, The Seven Arts of Change , shows business leaders that transforming a business only happens when each employee equates organizational change with the process of deep personal growth.

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Changing our vision of Change: Revisiting the Pollyanna Principles

Amy Sample Ward

Changing the world, regardless of the cause, community or organization we identify with, requires a vision that drives us to actually make that change – work with others, don’t recreate the wheel, create opportunities for engagement that are larger than our organization.

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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 Change Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

Powering Momentous Change Through the Blackbaud Institute

Connection Cafe

Last week at bbcon in National Harbor, Mike Gianoni told the audience of 2,500 change-makers, “You’re here because you know the power of a moment…because we know that a moment can change everything.”

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.

How To Communicate Change To Your Team

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.

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Insights On 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.

5 Women Change Agents Who Have Taken the Nonprofit Route

VolunteerMark

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.

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Peer to Peer Fundraising is Changing—Are You Keeping Up?

Connection Cafe

Last week Blackbaud released the results of our 2016 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising study. In case you missed the announcement, take a minute to download the study here.

What A Change Leader Does

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.

Embrace Change To Grow

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.

The Seven Arts Of Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

David Shaner's compelling, The Seven Arts of Change , shows business leaders that transforming a business only happens when each employee equates organizational change with the process of deep personal growth.

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New CEOs and Culture Change

SocialFish

New CEOs have a golden opportunity to embark on the difficult work of changing organizational culture. Change is not easy, and culture change has its own specific challenges, so you don’t want to end up biting off more than you can chew.

How To Know When It's Time For Change At Your Company

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Stacking the Deck: How to Lead Breakthrough Change Against Any Odds , is as relevant today as it was when published a few years ago. That's because the pace of change in business is just as fast as it was a few years ago. Why does the company need to make this change?

How We Can Inspire Remarkable Change for Good

Connection Cafe

In October, Blackbaud and MCON came together to host a dinner for more than 80 individuals to answer the following questions, what do we think needs to happen to get others to stand up for social issues and what is standing in our way from making remarkable change happen?

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Change Is Inevitable. Change Is Good. 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.

ITWorks: Your Support Changes Lives

TechImpact

4,000 changes a student’s life forever by covering the entire cost for one student to complete the program. The post ITWorks: Your Support Changes Lives appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Covenant Trust Company.

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.

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 Change Management Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Rosabeth Moss Kanter

What The Cloud Changes About Nonprofit Tech

TechImpact

you need to add new users, or change the functionality / permissions of a particular sect of users. What the cloud does is change your IT costs from a capital expense to an operation expense.

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How To 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.

Did Facebook Just Change the Game for P2P Fundraising (Again)?

Connection Cafe

And completely changed the game for P2P. So, is Facebook changing the game for P2P fundraising again? It’s hard to imagine a time when peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising wasn’t fueled by digital platforms and online communications tools.

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Nonprofit Feasibility Studies: 6 Game-Changing Best Practices

Connection Cafe

The debate surrounding nonprofit feasibility studies can sometimes pose interesting questions: Do nonprofits need to conduct them to host successful capital campaigns? Are they worth the cost?

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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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.

How To Be A Change Leader

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.

How To Lead Breakthrough Change

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.

3 Ways Social Media Changed This World for the Better

SocialFish

On a large scale social media sites have made the world better bringing positive change to many areas of our life. There are lots of things social media has changed for us, there’s no doubt about that. Social media is profoundly changing culture.

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

Connection Cafe

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.

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What Associations Need to Know About Facebook’s API Changes

SocialFish

For those of us in the association and nonprofit sectors, Facebook just got a lot harder to use effectively with the announcement that they’ve changed their API and eliminated the ability to modify link previews when posting links from a page. Changes to Facebook Metadata Customization.

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How the Parkland Students are Changing the Rules for Advocacy Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

After the Parkland shooting, students didn’t wait for professional advocates to step in: they began talking to reporters immediately (one courageous student covered the shooting as he hid in a school closet ) and were soon planning media appearances about changing gun laws.

What to do about the new Facebook changes

SocialFish

Just read this on Associations Now: How Associations Can Respond to Facebook’s Changes. The changes] will make it more difficult for associations to market on Facebook like they traditionally have,” he said.

12 Demographic & Technology Trends Changing the Nonprofit Sector Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social good organizations will also be needed to apply pressure on institutions to prioritize diplomacy, human rights, to act on climate change, and to protect the world’s remaining biodiversity.

Change Happens. Are you ready?

SocialFish

Change Readiness Challenge. So are you ready for change? Change; are you ready? Change is eternal. Dealing with change is like dealing with ice cream. The point is, we know the change is coming and we can prepare. But how should you change?

How To Establish The Need For Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Stacking the Deck: How to Lead Breakthrough Change Against Any Odds , is as relevant today as it was when published two years ago. That's because the pace of change in business is just as fast as it was two years ago. Why does the company need to make this change?

Embrace Change To Grow

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.