Salesforce Winter ’22 Release: What You Need to Know

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Dynamic Gauge Charts in Dashboards (Beta). The dynamic gauge chart is now available to use report metrics and field values to respond dynamically to the displayed business metrics. For example, the gauge chart can display a subtotal of a subsidiary (i.e.,

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Configuring QuickBooks for Use in a Nonprofit: Setting Up the Chart of Accounts

Tech Soup Blog

Some of the main goals of the implementation meeting are to produce a consensus on the definition of: The chart of accounts. This blog will provide some suggestions on building your chart of accounts in a manner that is practical and that will satisfy as many users of the financial statements as possible. Building Your Chart of Accounts. So What Exactly Is a Chart of Accounts? Think of the chart of accounts as the foundation for a building you are about to construct.

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Why Every Organization Should Make Sustainability Part of its Mission

Saleforce Nonprofit

As Salesforce has deepened our commitment to the environment, we’ve also been inspired by our customers who have made sustainability fundamental to their missions with innovative approaches. They also use Salesforce to plan and chart a future path to growth.

We've Built The Tools You Need for 2018

EveryAction

FALL Build Beautiful Charts & Graphs with Data Visualization on EveryAction Whether it's for a board meeting or a conference, nonprofit professionals often spend hours of time trying to figure out ways to present their data. Often, this means settling for (pretty ugly) charts with data estimates made in Excel or Powerpoint, but no more! Throughout 2017, our team introduced some of the most cutting-edge tools to help empower nonprofits to not only reach, but exceed their goals.

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What to Expect from the Summer ’21 Release

Cloud 4 Good

The chart displays the User License by Profile, which will inform whether the organization will need to purchase additional licenses and/or if there may be users who are assigned licenses, permission set licenses, or feature licenses that they no longer need.

How Asking Questions Helps You Connect With Your Donors

Bloomerang

That’s why you need to chart your donor lists carefully. You’ll drive better engagement and create a collaborative environment.

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5 Ways to Weave Digital Into End-of-Year Giving

Saleforce Nonprofit

Major gift teams are rethinking how they build and track relationships with their major donors in a digital environment. . With Tableau , you can gain deeper insights with funnel charts, pie charts, time graphs, and more. .

Blackbaud Index for March 2013

sgEngage

The Index is based on actual revenue statistics from nonprofit organizations of all sizes representing arts, culture, and humanities; education; environment and animals; healthcare; human services; international affairs; public and society benefit; and religion sectors. There is still very strong growth among Environment and Animal Welfare, Human Services, and Arts and Cultural organizations. Please visit The Blackbaud Index for more information and interactive charts.

Training Nonprofit Staff & Volunteers Effectively in 5 Steps

Get Fully Funded

Your first step is defining what your mission and programs will look like in an adjusted environment. What you could be finding is that the organizational chart stayed largely the same, but now, not everyone fits where they were before. Remember Captain Obvious?

Recruiting Geeks for Human Rights!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We use free and open source software whenever possible, but we're pragmatic and work with what our human rights monitoring and advocacy partners need, so our environment is a pretty eclectic mix. Design and implement data visualizations, including everything from simple static charts and maps to custom interactive visualizations on the web. Familiarity with python, R, and JavaScript libraries for charting, mapping, and vis is helpful.

How To Save The Planet: 10 Changes With The Biggest Impact

Twenti - Digital Marketing For Nonprofits

Whilst this is important, it’s not actually the biggest change we can make for the environment. Encourage your friends and family to make changes and prioritise the environment. How To Save The Planet: 10 Changes With The Biggest Impact. by Zoe Allen.

How to Create a Volunteer Handbook Your Volunteers Will Use

Get Fully Funded

Staff: Provide an organizational chart with photos and enough information about each person’s role so volunteers can find the person they are looking for.

6 Tips for Nonprofit Professionals on Speaking Brilliantly with Your Slides

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As a presenter, advocate, or fundraiser, your job is to ensure that your colleagues, followers, or students want to soak up your message — a tall order, especially in a digital environment.

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Configuring QuickBooks for Use in a Nonprofit: Planning and Implementation

Tech Soup Blog

So, please, before you go and install a left-brained accounting tool into a right-brained environment - step away from your computer/server, put the QuickBooks disc back into the box, take a deep breath, and use your imagination to go to a vantage point where you can see the end goal that Covey speaks about so eloquently. What does the nonprofit's chart of accounts currently look like? Does the chart use account names that are understandable to all readers?

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Hidden Gems for Nonprofits in the TechSoup Catalog

Tech Soup Blog

Tableau is professional-grade data-visualization software that helps you create powerful, interactive data visualizations in the form of charts and graphs. Beyond the Pie Chart: When to Use a Bar Chart or Line Chart. These backup and recovery applications ensure mission-critical data recovery for both physical and virtual environments. (Please visit the site to view this video).

Icebreakers for Online Meetings That Introverts Will Love

Beth Kanter

One of my favorite icebreakers in face-to-face workshops is called the Human Chart or SpectraGram created by Allen Gunn from Aspiration. Most people can’t draw, so this activity levels the playing field and it positively reinforces group dynamics and builds a more open environment. In my work as a trainer and facilitator, I make workshops and master classes as interactive as possible, incorporating peer discussion, movement, and creativity.

5 Nonprofits Financial Drivers That Are More Important Than Ever Before!

Connection Cafe

Constant change is a reality in today’s environment but the volatility of the current environment has a lot of nonprofits concerned. Most businesses rely on growth fueled by new products or services to deal with the constant change that is a reality in all business environments. Regardless of your strategy know your trends and chart your path accordingly. Funding of public services is a national conversation.

What Fuels Financial Sustainably? A Continuous Cycle of These 4 Elements

Blue Fox

Now, relate those to your external and internal environments. ​[PREFACE: This blog article was started pre-coronavirus pandemic.

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Configuring QuickBooks for Use in a Nonprofit: Coding and Reporting

Tech Soup Blog

My second blog post dealt with setting up the Chart of Accounts in a nonprofit environment. This is the final blog of my six-part (four-post) series on configuring QuickBooks for use in a nonprofit organization.

Configuring QuickBooks for Use in a Nonprofit: Using "Customer/Jobs" and "Classes" Utilities

Tech Soup Blog

My second blog dealt with setting up the chart of accounts in a nonprofit environment. This is the third blog of my series on configuring QuickBooks for use in a nonprofit organization. In my first blog , I mentioned that the very first step in configuring QuickBooks is to have a QuickBooks implementation meeting, and I recommended using a questionnaire to facilitate the meeting and act as a centerpiece.

So Now What? Finding Funding for Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

The charts in these reports show the frequency of funding by source, such as private foundations, corporate giving programs, and local governments. So it is with a bit of chagrin that I share with you that the median annual budget for organizations with an animal-related mission is only $300,000, compared to environment organizations at $620,000 or educational institutions at $24,000,000. You've found the time to download the latest State of Grantseeking reports.

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How To Save The Planet: 10 Changes With The Biggest Impact

Twenti

Whilst this is important, it’s not actually the biggest change we can make for the environment. Encourage your friends and family to make changes and prioritise the environment. How To Save The Planet: 10 Changes With The Biggest Impact. by Zoe Allen.

Ushahidi Develops Innovative Tools for Nonprofits and Others Working to Benefit the Public

Tech Soup Blog

The Louisiana Bucket Brigade (LABB), for instance, has used Ushahidi to document the impacts of oil spills and other petrochemical pollution on human health and the environment. It can inform members of a community of critical information as it happens, and tell an event's story visually with maps, interactive charts, and other visualizations. It can display data with maps, lists, charts, timelines, and other visual reports.

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6 Online Speaking Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As a presenter, advocate, or fundraiser, your job is to ensure that your colleagues, followers, or students want to soak up your message — a tall order, especially in a digital environment.

Why Segmentation Is So Important in Email Marketing

NetWits

In today’s modern email marketing environments, lots of focus is placed on design and content – which we can all agree are very important aspects of any email campaign. In today’s competitive fundraising environments, it is all the more important to treat each donor as if they are the most important person to your organization (because they are). Importantly, keep a shared calendar (Gantt charts make the best) of planned offline and online communications.

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A Nonprofit Staffer's Guide to Green Investing

Tech Soup Blog

How Can I Do the Right Thing for the Environment? Check out the Forum for Sustainable & Responsible Investment's chart (click on the Screening & Advocacy tab) to find mutual funds that invest in companies who make a positive impact on the environment (or that avoid companies who are particularly bad. Take a look at the mutual funds listed on the Sustainable & Responsible Mutual Fund Chart to see how well they are meeting your green objectives.

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New Resource for Nonprofits: The Data Playbook – Practices for Purpose-Driven Work

Beth Kanter

Refinable – adapt to rapidly changing environments. This section goes beyond just the mechanics of how to create charts and graphs and includes the need for reflection and making changes based on what you’ve learned. Join me at Markets for Good on December 6 at 1 pm EST for a FREE roundtable discussion about the new Data Playbook. .

How Telecommunications Is Changing Work for Nonprofits

NTEN

Yet a successful transition from a traditional work environment to an open work environment demands considerations beyond technology solutions. An organizational telecommunications system that allows for the greatest adoption of an open work environment may look something like this: VoIP and PBX. A Shift from a Traditional to an Open Work Environment. This chart is from Learning from a Natural Environment: Study a Corporate Work-Time Policy Initiative.

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How Much Money do People Really Give on Nonprofit Boards? Read BoardAssist’s 2018 Annual Report on Nonprofit Giving for all the Answers

BoardAssist

The chart below summarizes data compiled from 282 nonprofit organizations that had requested BoardAssist’s counsel in selectively adding to their boards and were actively engaged in the search process on January 1, 2018. Our nonprofit clients range from start-up organizations to some of the most established names in the nonprofit community, and serve interest areas from arts and education to the environment and poverty relief.

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Net2 Think Tank Round-Up: Changing Role of Nonprofits

Amy Sample Ward

How do nonprofits convene groups or create content that fits with the changing online environment? Which organizations are charting the way, navigating the new tools well? Originally posted on the NetSquared blog. February’s Net2 Think Tank sprang from an interview with Clay Shirky, the author of Here Comes Everybody. The topic asked: What do you think the role of nonprofit organizations is in the changing world of social media?

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WeAreMedia: A Larger Context For Social Media for Program Delivery - Next Nonprofit Report

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This does not mean predicting the future (an impossible task if ever there was one) but instead means being attuned to rapid and continual shifts in the environment; continually evaluating and interpreting how organizations can best adapt; and experimenting with new responses and approaches. No one of us can afford to rest on our laurels, assuming that the old ways of doing business will continue to serve us in this dramatically new and ever-changing environment.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is better defined as the place where the interests of the organization and the interests of the communities they serve are aligned within the context of the relationship within the social environment. I am unveiling this chart tomorrow for the first time, but you get a sneak peak. Kami Huyse has a brief teaser from a presentation she did on Social Media measurement. One of the things I will stress is the importance of having well-defined objectives.

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Blackbaud Index for April 2013

Connection Cafe

Here’s a brief overview of some of these updates: Compare your fundraising performance: You can now easily compare and visualize your fundraising by entering in your fundraising revenue to the interactive chart. Please visit The Blackbaud Index for more information and interactive charts. The Blackbaud Index provides the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today.

[VIDEO] Get More Grants with Donor Cultivation

Bloomerang

And here’s my summary chart, kind of the dos and don’ts of site visits. Margit Brazda Poirier, GPC, M.S. will focus on donor cultivation, an essential step to getting the grant. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Margit, I got 1:00 Eastern.

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Time Management for Nonprofit Social Media Professionals: What’s Your Best Tip?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Distractions are time wasters and you need to manage them no the other way around. Some interruptions come from our physical environment. I’ve charted myself according to times when I reach peak levels of concentration and try as much as can to schedule tasks require it. Distractions are time wasters and you need to manage them no the other way around. Some interruptions come from our physical environment. Photo by hmcotterill.

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4 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Move to the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Cloud-based applications are more secure from cyberthreats than a typical nonprofit server environment is. Power BI — transforms your nonprofit's data into visuals including graphs and charts from your own CRM or from your website using Google Analytics. Over 90 percent of businesses report using cloud solutions now, and many software companies are in the process of moving to it or already have. The good news is that there are also real benefits for nonprofits.

'I Have Always Known That I Wanted to Make a Positive Change in Our Society and I Am So Honored to Have Been Given This Opportunity'

ASU Lodestar Center

Charts I created showed that collectively the reengagement centers reengaged 10 percent of opportunity youth in employment and 90 percent of youth in education. I also established an environment of collaboration. posted by Kendelle Brown Class 12 Public Ally. In September 2017, I applied to be a Public Ally after first applying for a student worker position with Public Allies Arizona.

[VIDEO] How to Get a Return on Your Nonprofit Technology Investment

Bloomerang

So make that map and keep it updated so when a new product comes into your environment, somebody. People love to see like the run charts or, you know, the circle getting filled in.

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Net2 Think Tank & Social Innovation Review: Changing Role of Nonprofits

Amy Sample Ward

How do nonprofits convene groups or create content that fits with the changing online environment? Which organizations are charting the way, navigating the new tools well? My conversations so far for February are all focused on the role of nonprofits online. I would LOVE for you to get in on the conversations, too! Standford Social Innovation Review. This month’s blog post on the SSIR opinion blog picks up where last month’s started.

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Call for Abstracts: The International Conference on Knowledge Economy in South Africa

Forum One

They describe the theme of 'knowledge economy' here: "The emergence of economies based on the production, distribution, use of knowledge and information was charted by the OECD (1996) in the report "The Knowledge Economy" Economies are more and more becoming reliant upon an effective gathering and utilization of knowledge and the creation and sharing of knowledge is rapid in the new economy.

Content Curation Is Listening and Engaging

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I helped launch a peer exchange for Packard Foundation for Children’s Health Insurance grantees with Spitfire Communications (creators of the SMART chart ). In all of our work, we seek to raise awareness regarding public policies impacting children and ensure that related programs have the resources necessary to help them grow up in a healthy and nurturing environment.

Moving from Story to Narrative

Tech Soup Blog

Create an environment where you and supporters learn together; you can start by sharing TechSoup’s Digital Storytelling tips and tools. So define your narrative and empower your fellow changemakers to create stories that chart your collective impact and organizational goals. Although storytelling has become quite the buzzword, do you understand how it fits into your narrative? At first glance, you might think they are the same, but they are not, according to John Hagel.

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Connect with TechSoup at NCVS!

Tech Soup Blog

Check this chart for a comparison of web conferencing tools. Second Life — TechSoup formed the Nonprofit Commons five years ago as a virtual community of nonprofits, thriving and building complex 3D interactive environments and hosting regular meetings with streaming media and a wide variety of participatory options. This post was written by Evonne Heyning , part of TechSoup's Community team.

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