The Issue with Nonprofit Overhead and How to Change the Conversation

Connection Cafe

But this creates issues for nonprofits. I remember an article from a while back in the Chronicle of Philanthropy titled ‘Overhead Costs Pose Dilemma for Charities’ It highlighted the issue of nonprofit overhead costs vs programmatic or mission costs.

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Want to Co-Create an Exhibition on a Hot Issue? Introducing the Community Issue Exhibition Toolkit

Museum 2.0

We partnered with foster youth, former foster youth, artists, and community advocates to create an exhibition that used art to spark action on issues facing foster youth. There were trust issues.

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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. I’ve been struggling with health issues (life-altering, but not life-threatening, thankfully) for almost 6 months. They have led me to make a significant change in my work life.

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Measuring Impact: Feature Article from the Latest Issue of NTEN:Change

Amy Sample Ward

[Note: The following is an excerpt of an article in the December 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Continue reading this article, which includes more resources and tips, when you subscribe to NTEN:Change for free! resources strategy change guestpost impact leaders nten ntenchange

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The 14th issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Fundraising in the Digital Age" | NTEN

AFP Blog

The 14th issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Fundraising in the Digital Age" | NTEN : he 14th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, and this quarter is all about fundraising. This issue is packed with actionable ideas, inspiring interviews, and tips that your organization can use to get ready for the end of the year, if not sooner

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Issue 8 of NTEN:Change: The "Collaboration" Issue

NTEN

This issue of NTEN:Change takes a look at the various aspects of collaboration that nonprofit leaders should consider: benefits, tools, examples, pitfalls, and organizational "readiness.".

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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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The 15th issue of NTEN: Change is here: Advocacy and Visual Communications

NTEN

The 15th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, focusing on Advocacy and Visual Communications: How to Rise Above the Noise. >>Read the September 2014 issue! change journal Leadership Leadership nten change publications Strategy

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The 16th issue of NTEN: Change is here: Cultivating Leadership

NTEN

The 16th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, focusing on the Best of 2014: Cultivating Leadership. We launched the first issue of 2014 by planting the seed: How can nonprofits remain competitive, innovative, and responsive to the changing external environment?

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The 17th Issue of NTEN: Change is out - "Digital Inclusion and Technical Divides"

NTEN

I can be sure of one thing: this issue is going to surprise you. The 17th issue of NTEN: Change covers a range of perspectives from those at the forefront of bridging the digital divide: schools, libraries, city governments, and nonprofit organizations.

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The 14th issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Fundraising in the Digital Age"

NTEN

The 14th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, and this quarter is all about fundraising. This issue is packed with actionable ideas, inspiring interviews, and tips that your organization can use to get ready for the end of the year, if not sooner! >>Read

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Corporate Philanthropy: Adapting to a Changing World

NonProfit Hub

And as a community member, you can focus on supporting organizations as a way to focus on the issues important to those around you. The post Corporate Philanthropy: Adapting to a Changing World appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

From Risk-taker to Spacemaker: Reflections on Leading Change

Museum 2.0

I learned this terminology later, from Beck Tench , who studies, mentors, and leads institutional change in public space. It took three things for me to change my perspective on this. institutional change Museum of Art and History risk

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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Surviving Browser Compatibility Issues

Idealware

If you thought browser compatibility issues were on their way out, think again. As more organizations realize the cost savings of using a web application over a traditional desktop application, and more and more software becomes packaged as software as a service, some of the same issues that plagued desktop apps have come back to haunt in the Web world. On the other hand, as we demand more and more from web applications, arcane browser version issues now surface.

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Picture Perfect: How to Remedy the Most Common WordPress Image Issues

Byte Technology

And although the program comes with some truly nifty tools for managing and editing images it’s not always intuitive when in comes to tweaking definition, size, cropping and the like, and uploading images onto pages comes with inevitable technical issues. On that subject, when importing a external image into WordPress there are sometimes issues to overcome, especially if you’re migrating your site to the WordPress platform and certain photos are still aimed at the older location.

The 13th Issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Competitive & Innovative Nonprofits"

NTEN

The articles in the March issue of the NTEN: Change journal capture stories of nonprofits in transition; they’re transforming from one stage to another, using technology to fuel their campaigns, initiatives, and to optimize their day-to-day work. >>Read

The September Issue of NTEN:Change is Now Available

NTEN

The third issue of NTEN's quarlerly journal for nonprofit leaders is free and hot off the press. Featured in this issue: " Measuring Your Social Media Success ," from Idealware's Andrea Berry, which provides guidance for measuring what matters when it comes to social media for your nonprofit.

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The Content Curation Issue: NTEN:Change Six is Live

NTEN

If you’re still unsure of what the term encompasses and why it’s relevant to nonprofit work, see our “What’s Hot: Content Curation” article in the new issue for a quick introduction. I'm pleased to announce Issue Six of NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders !

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The 12th Issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Outcomes & Impact"

NTEN

That’s why we’ve focused this entire issue on nonprofit impact. The NTEN: Change publication, designed especially for busy nonprofit executive directors, departmental directors, boards, and other leadership staff, is free and ready to download!

Issue 9 of NTEN:Change: Risks and Rewards

NTEN

What is the risk of not adapting to a changing technology culture? This issue of NTEN:Change presents variations on that theme: tips and quizzes, inspiration and cautionary tales, examples and humor, all from peers and experts in the nonprofit and technology communities.

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Data-Driven Nonprofits: Issue 7 of NTEN:Change is Live!

NTEN

Whether you call it "data-driven", "data-informed", "evidence-based", or something else, making smarter decisions and strategies for your organization is something every nonprofit leader strives for—and what the latest issue of NTEN:Change is all about.

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The Change Journal's 10th Issue is Out: It's a Mobile World

NTEN

This issue of NTEN:Change provides statistics you should probably know about your supporters and constituents, strategies that might need to incorporate mobile technology considerations, tips, stories, and insights from nonprofit professionals and technology experts.

#IMPACT2030 Sets Sights on Change and Transformation

Connection Cafe

Key Themes on Change and Transformation: Connecting Innovation to the Private Sector. He makes three main points: Population growth and the movement of people are key issues. IMPACT 2030 is the Global Summit at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

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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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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. Some of our courageous team.

Nonprofit Advocacy Can Be a Force Multiplier for Social Change

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I met key Congressional staffers who deeply cared about disability issues, and who had comprehensive knowledge of the issue. Benetech was founded to be a different kind of Silicon Valley tech company—a nonprofit dedicated to creating social change at scale.

The 11th Issue of NTEN: Change is out: Managing Through the Noise

NTEN

In this issue of NTEN: Change, we take a holistic approach to looking at some of these internal processes, including trust building to demonstrate impact, making decisions with data, and prioritizing activities through evaluation. Have you looked outside your organization lately?

Funneling Frustration: Building the future for technology and social change

Amy Sample Ward

As much as we love technology, it isn’t anything without people creating it, using it, changing it, and evolving it. Coming together to talk about tools with others who use them can also mean a louder, more unified voice in requesting changes to those tools. But when hundreds or more organizations can all say they want a change, the message is so much louder! collaboration future issues 2011 change goals social change

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New Issue of NTEN:Change: From Outcomes to Impact

NTEN

The December issue of NTEN's quarlerly journal for nonprofit leaders is free and hot off the press. Featured in this issue: " From Outcomes to Impact ," by Julie Macalik with Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, which provides guidance for measuring the real impact of your nonprofit. "

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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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#NPTech, Digital Inclusion, and the Web we are cocreating

Amy Sample Ward

For individuals and for those working to tackle some of the toughest issues in our communities and around the world. I don’t actually think that I, or even any small number of us, could change the entire tech sector.

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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.”

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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Latest Issue of NTEN:Change is Live: Myth-Busting, Everyday Innovation, Case-Studies, Confessions, and More

NTEN

Indeed it has, and the latest issue could be our best ever. I'm pleased to announce Issue Five of NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders ! Has it been a year already since we launched NTEN's quarterly digital journal for nonprofit leaders?

Zaw Thet: The Global Good Challenge -- Engaging New Networks of Supporters on Global Issues

AFP Blog

Zaw Thet: The Global Good Challenge -- Engaging New Networks of Supporters on Global Issues : These accelerating trends are fascinating in and of themselves, but in the context of empowering modern philanthropy, engagement is a game-changer. By meeting people on their devices, we can foster positive change.

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New on SSIR: Slacktivism, the gateway to change?

Amy Sample Ward

Slacktivism, to me, comes down to two crucial points: 1) organizations play an important role in creating and endorsing the level to which people take action, and 2) “slacker activism” is really a gateway to more lasting change. My guest lecture notes cover the first point, and today I want to share a few ideas about slacktivism as a gateway to change. issues otherblogs engagement offline research slacktivism ssir

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Social business demands culture change

SocialFish

Social business demands culture change. . That’s a silo issue, not a social media issue. That’s a trust issue, not a technology issue. That’s a workflow and value prop issue, not a platform issue. That’s a transparency and data sharing issue.

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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Measuring Impact: Feature Article from the Latest Issue of NTEN:Change

NTEN

[Editor's note: The following is an excerpt of an article in the December 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Continue reading this article, which includes more resources and tips, when you subscribe to NTEN:Change for free!

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

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

This year's report addressed issues such as email list growth and churn, the rise of monthly giving, and the impact of social media's peer-to-peer fundraising for nonprofits.

What environmental issues are close to your heart?

Have Fun - Do Good

What environmental issues are close to your heart? I've cut and pasted the list of environmental issues from Wikipedia below. Last week, I went on a rejuvenating retreat with the folks at Upwell , a nonprofit PR firm with one client — the ocean.

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Issue Fatigue: What's the Cure?

Have Fun - Do Good

Jill Finlayson and Hildy Gottlieb's post last week on Social Edge , Issue Fatigue: Fighting for Attention and Funds in an Aware World has stirred up conversations about the sustainability of friendraising and fundraising in these over-networked times. fatigue issue compassion nonprofit

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