Generational Differences Are Real

SocialFish

It doesn’t take a lot of searching on the web to find essays, posts, and articles that declare generational differences a big lie. Many of them center around Millennials, particularly because that generation has been covered in the press with many different names (Gen Y, NetGen, etc.)

[Cool Tools] Think differently about event sponsorship

SocialFish

They are part of a larger group of tradeshow and event consultants, association management experts and event tech companies, and they are eager to change your perception about how the event ecosystem can work. How might you think differently about how you manage event sponsorships?

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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Book: Simple Acts to Change the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: As we head into the holiday season and year-end giving, I invited Amy Neumann to share some thoughts about giving and her new book, “ Simple Acts to Change the World.” Simple acts change the world.

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The Difference Between Profit and Profitable

NonProfit Hub

But adding four letters to the dirty word nobody wants to talk about is vital for nonprofits, and completely changes the meaning—profitable. If you’re at a small nonprofit and wear a lot of different hats, make a small step to update a donor database by doing a little each day.

Sustaining Innovation (in Many Different Situations)

Museum 2.0

Paul Light profiled 26 nonprofit and governmental organizations in Minnesota in the 1990s, each of which innovated over time, changes in leadership, and circumstance. I'm in Europe right now, on a mix of vacation and work. The work is focused on "innovation."

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I’ve been a fan of the Games for Change Festival since I first attended in 2006. Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play – guest post by Meghan Ventura. Has your nonprofit embraced games for social change?

Do Keywords Still Make a Difference in Effective Website Search Management?

Byte Technology

From their earliest incarnations decades ago, the one constant theme of search engines is change. Therefore, it’s wiser to optimize a site based on specific meanings, themes that you repeat on different pages and which search engines combine into one category.

#IMPACT2030 Sets Sights on Change and Transformation

Connection Cafe

Key Themes on Change and Transformation: Connecting Innovation to the Private Sector. Particularly, the private sector must act to make a difference. Bradley Heslop, Founder of Wessex Social Ventures, indicates that millennials are looking to businesses to become leaders of change.

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Staying Nimble in a Time of Change

Connection Cafe

It has impacted the way we interact and understand one another, and has changed the way some Americans think about what we value most. Changes are happening…we need to be aware. Who is giving, and how is giving behavior changing? These are unprecedented times.

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Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact. They are speaking the language of people, and empathy, and systemic change.

Next Time, Answer a Different Question

See What's Out There

Not to put too fine a point on it, but a lot of (very talented, capable, totally world-changing) nonprofit pros spend much of their day taking meetings and sending emails. Next time someone asks you what your organization does, answer a different question.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Creating Change Conference. Creating Change Conference. The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 2019 Creating Change Conference convenes in Detroit, Michigan January 23-27, 2019. The Value Proposition - Purposeful Action in a Changing World. Agents of Change Summit.

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.

Disinterested or Excluded? Two Very Different Forms of Non-Participation

Museum 2.0

How can you tell the difference between these two people? Sometimes the difference isn''t even apparent to the person speaking. From the institutional standpoint, this difference matters. We can make a change where it will matter. "I hate museums."

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 new book, Cheryl Cran.

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Think Different: I’m Thinking Android

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Created by Daniel Sieradski. Yesterday, the New York Times published this piece about Apple’s Ban of In-App Donations To Charities which outlines this nuanced issue.

A Different Story of Thanksgiving: The Repatriation Journey of Glenbow Museum and the Blackfoot Nations

Museum 2.0

What does it look like when institutions change to become relevant to the needs of their communities--and vice versa? Going deep is a process of institutional change, individual growth, and most of all, empathy. Community participants have to have to be willing to learn and change too.

The Difference Between Profit and Profitable

NonProfit Hub

But adding four letters to the dirty word nobody wants to talk about is vital for nonprofits, and completely changes the meaning—profitable. If you’re at a small nonprofit and wear a lot of different hats, make a small step to update a donor database by doing a little each day.

Institutional Blogs: Different Voices, Different Value

Museum 2.0

In general, yes, I think that museums maintaining blogs is an effective, cheap way to get changing content out to the public frequently. However, there are many different approaches to take--as there are with blogs in general. Nik inquired as to how I feel about museum blogs.

Using Software and Data to Change the World

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Using Software and Data to Change the World We are in an amazing time. We have to use this opening to help advance our goal; using software and data to change the world for the better! Collectively, we are getting ambitious about social change. Social change is not done to communities – it’s a partnership. It’s the best path to lasting change.

How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Are we actually making a difference? The landscape is changing so quickly that there’s no guarantee a social measurement tool will remain relevant. Try out different networks, and then decide which one will do the most for you. Flickr Photo by Yung Tsai.

Change Ahead: I'm Shifting from Local to Global in 2019

Museum 2.0

The MAH today is profoundly different from the museum I was hired to run in 2011. I have some big news to share.

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How to Pick Yourself Up When You Feel Like You’re Not Making a Difference

NonProfit Hub

Let’s be honest here—all of us in the nonprofit space have moments when we seriously question the difference we’re really making. I decided it was time to write myself a message for those days when I doubted my power to spark change.

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

Connection Cafe

The study takes a deep dive into the metrics, statistics, and trends of four different peer-to-peer fundraising event types: cycling, endurance, 5Ks and walks. Last week Blackbaud released the results of our 2016 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising study.

Is Quora Yet Another Social Network (YASN) or Something Different?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You can change direction at any moment. Flickr Photo by Lee Haywood. Note from Beth: Geoff Livingston contributed to this post. Thanks Geoff! ).

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.

4 Steps to Implementing Your Social Change Strategy: A Case Study with SEFCU

Connection Cafe

Like many other funders, SEFCU’s leadership was starting to ask the ‘so what’ question – “what is different because of our involvement and contribution to the community?” Ask grantees where they are along continuum of change.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The most reliable way for nonprofits to increase digital engagement is to test different techniques and messages with your own audience to determine what they respond to best, and follow the results. There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits.

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Personas are regularly used in sales and marketing to identify, personify, and strategically message to different buyer archetypes. Choose different images or graphics, try out different subject lines and button colors, even sprinkle in emojis here and there - the possibilities are endless.

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What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The retreat curriculum is built around the a framework called “I-WE-IT” that covers mindsets and practical skills that today’s social change leaders of all generations need as we move towards more collective approaches. Her points about leadership and change.

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Let the Countdown to NTEN’s Leading Change Summit Begin

Connection Cafe

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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Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Texting Texting is on the rise in the political campaign world, and though it hasn’t replaced older forms of mass-communication like phone calling and email, its quick growth over the past few years signals changes that nonprofits should pay attention to.

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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.

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.

[IMPORTANT] Big changes at SocialFish

SocialFish

By the way, if you are interested in being a regular blogger here, just let me know, I’m always looking for more association and nonprofit peeps to add content from different perspectives. Deep breath. We have very exciting news to share – and no, it’s not baby news yet. (We’re

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Transmedia — Making Change Across Mediums

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Transmedia – Making Change Across Mediums by Danny Alpert, Executive Director, Kindling Group and Executive Producer, See3 Communications. I became a documentary filmmaker to tell meaningful stories that explore social issues and inspire change.

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Can love change the world? I hope so!

Amy Sample Ward

Regardless of what work you are doing – campaigning for political change, providing services to your local community, educating others, or anything else – would it look different, would it feel different, would it operate differently if love was the central message? I’m incredibly inspired to participate in this year’s To Mama With Love campaign from Epic Change.

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Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

I recently had the opportunity to connect with Avi Kaplan, the Community and Events Director at Epic Change , to discuss the upcoming TweetsGiving campaign and events. What is Epic Change? and join the Epic Change Community online to receive continued updates on the project.

Interview: Avi Kaplan, Epic Change for TweetsGiving

Amy Sample Ward

I recently had the opportunity to connect with Avi Kaplan, the Community and Events Director at Epic Change , to discuss the upcoming TweetsGiving campaign and events. What is Epic Change? and join the Epic Change Community online to receive continued updates on the project.

NTEN Leading Change Summit #14lcs: Reflection

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson. The Leading Change Summit was more intimate (several hundred people), participatory and interactive, intense, and stimulating.

Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Almost tend years ago, they co-wrote “Net Gains,” one of the first practical handbooks on building and working in networks for social change. They have joined forces and along with John Cleveland, have written “ Connecting to Change the World.”

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Everything you need to know about the new Facebook changes

NCE Social Media

Facebook changed their layout today. It’s different and in my opinion seems to be a knee-jerk reaction to Google+. Here’s a nice 7 point story on what the changes are and mean. What are your thoughts on the changes? Tools change facebook mashable

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