How and Why Nonprofits Need to Think Differently

NonProfit Hub

Changing the way we think. There are dozens, maybe hundreds of nonprofit education blogs out there, but we’re trying to make our readers think a little differently. They’re helping me think differently!

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.)

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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[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?

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."

Corporate Philanthropy: Adapting to a Changing World

NonProfit Hub

The ice cream company is well known for supporting a variety of causes , and they partner with many different nonprofits that focus on racial justice, refugee support programs, environmental protection and more. In today’s world, every company is expected to do some good with their profits.

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.

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

Connection Cafe

As systems and processes are being re-written, it’s an ideal time to set new goals, experiment with different processes, and emerge stronger on the other side of your transition. First, I recommend that you position the CRM solution implementation as step one of a long-term process of change.

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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A Long Interview as I say Goodbye to the MAH (and Thoughts on the Privilege of Leading Change)

Museum 2.0

We talked Abbott Square, community issue exhibitions, surfing, and the beauty and struggle of community-driven change. I was proud to work with amazing colleagues to lead major change at the museum. And these changes were not just my doing. They will thank you for the change.

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.

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."

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.

One Thing Most Nonprofits Stink at (Donor Retention) and How You Can Change It in 2019

Connection Cafe

But we can and SHOULD change this! Mark Rovner , founder and CEO of Sea Change Strategies. Second, genuinely respect and honor your donors and the difference that they make in the world. Sharing the stories of how your donors’ gifts are making a difference.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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! ).

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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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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EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

ActionKit is used by progressive organizations around the world to make a difference, raise more funds, and engage more users. Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C.,

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.

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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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.

How Corporate Responsibility Software is Changing to Meet Market Demands

Givinga

The change is driven by employees and customers asking for more from corporate giving programs. In this article, we’ll look at some of these changing market demands. Modern platforms and services have to change to help companies adapt their programs to meet additional demands.

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.

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.

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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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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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.