Stop Days: The Secret To Nonprofit Productivity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NTEN Book Club, organized by Lauren McKown and Kai Williams, hosted a video chat this week.This month they have been reading The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout and discussing it in the NTEN online community. Workplace Productivity and Well Being .

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. But maintaining productivity, especially online, can be challenging. What is personal productivity? How are nonprofits folks strengthening their personal productivity muscles in 2015?

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New Approach, Historic Mission: Remaking a Factory Museum via Community Co-Production

Museum 2.0

Yesterday, I learned about the Silk Mill, a British historic site that is going through a dramatic community-driven reinvention. The Mill itself claims fame as the world''s oldest factory, a UNESCO world heritage site, and a birthplace of mechanized silk production. Or silk production.

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Realignment #5: From Products to Solutions

SocialFish

My small community bank added a new feature which is immensely convenient to me: the ability to transfer funds to and from other banks! Customers were motivated to keep returning to the Amazon platform because customer reviews of products helped them make better-informed purchasing decisions.

Selling a Product vs. Building a Movement

Museum 2.0

Why not build a grassroots movement to define the most effective ways we can make our communities stronger? I know that these folks care a lot about building strong communities and that it's intriguing and exciting to discuss how that might be driven by a cultural institution.

Use Case: The Community-Driven Social Impact game for Community Media Centers

Amy Sample Ward

Last month, at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference , I had the opportunity to run the Community-Driven Social Impact game in a session workshop. One of the participants was Ericha Hager, the Regional Collaborative Coordinator for Community Media Access Partnership.

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EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. more commonly known by their product’s name, ActionKit. The acquisition follows EveryAction’s strategy of collecting the best people who create the best SaaS products, that provide the most value to nonprofits.

DoSomething.org Uses Text Messages to Connect Homeless Shelters With Period Products

Mobile Commons

Homeless shelters face a consistent shortage of period products. With Power to the Period , the first national drive for period products in partnership with the U by Kotex brand, DoSomething.org is encouraging their subscribers to collect and donate period products.

From Facebook Product Ads to More Retweets: What’s New in Social Media

SocialFish

Facebook Product Ads. Just because you work for a non-profit doesn’t mean you don’t have products to sell – it’s just that the profit generated gets funneled into advancing your organization’s mission. Community Management.

Cause Marketing: Selling Products Or Social Good?

Frogloop

Since the days of Edward Bernays , marketing has attempted to convince consumers of their hidden desire to buy products. Many leading members of the cause marketing industry feel that consumers are beginning to demand corporations not only provide quality products but also become responsible members of the community. Everyone from Exxon to Wal-Mart have initiatives that engage non-profits and local communities.

University Business Magazines Ranks Mobile Commons as a Top Product

Mobile Commons

University Business Magazine has named Mobile Commons as one of their Readers’ Choice Top Products in 2013 , alongside the iPad. The list covers useful products and tools for universities to use in the classroom and beyond. Text-message alerts for events and breaking news can be sent to an entire community or to specified groups.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The premise is that governing well is essential for strong nonprofits working efficiently and effectively to address critical needs in our communities. Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders.

Community Engagement Teams

Connection Cafe

The following post is by Kivi Leroux Miller and originally appeared as "Blending Marketing and Fundraising into Community Engagement Teams" on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog on July 6. Structure, technology and other resources are key components of effectively engaging your community.

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Membership as Living Community

SocialFish

Once upon a time I was an aspiring academic, doing field work in rural Greece and the US and publishing about communities that formed around ritual mourning and celebrations. I think this is why virtual communities resonated with me, in spite of my non-technical background.

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor. Align community with member retention programs.

Gov 2.0, Shirky & Local Communities

Amy Sample Ward

David Wilcox and I are getting ready for iterations on Social by Social - the first two being applications of the lessons learned and strategies for using social media shared in Social by Social ( read online or download the PDF for free, or buy your hardcopy ) in local communities and the same for local government. It’s something I say all the tine: my brain can only hold so much, but when I rely on my community, on the web, I can be SO much smarter!

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Twitter Promoted Products Engage, Inspire and Activate

Beaconfire Wire

Twitter launched its first paid advertising product, Promoted Tweets, in April of 2010 – 4 years after the platform went live. Representatives from these organizations spoke on a panel hosted by Twitter in DC to share their experience promoting engagement and activism through Twitter’s promoted products, an expanding group of products available for advertisers. Promoted Accounts are designed to scale followers , adding more advocates and influencers to your community.

Upcoming Webinar December 12: Sowing Stories from Your Community - Video Pre-Production

Tech Soup Blog

From sowing the seeds of a good story from the community you plan to record and having thought-provoking questions in hand, to the need. You'll learn some of the ins and outs of pre-production to create successful video stories for your nonprofit, charity, or public library.

Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention

SocialFish

And of course I was excited to get a chance to talk about my favorite subject, online community, with my friend Josh Paul , in the session we presented yesterday, Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention. Two of these three can be addressed/alleviated with online community.

Why TechSoup Product Donations and Donors Are Green

Tech Soup Blog

This isn't a comprehensive list of all our donor partners' environmental activities, but this time I'd like to talk about Cisco and Symantec and also about our Green Technology Product Donations. Reusable materials are harvested, and then made into new products.

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Renewing Your Products and Services

Tech Soup Blog

Many donated and discounted products at TechSoup have services and licenses that are tied to a one-year timeframe. Below, you’ll find all of the renewable product donations and services at TechSoup broken up into four categories: those that renew automatically, those renewed through TechSoup, those renewed through TechSoup with special conditions, and those renewed through our donor partners directly. Other Products and Services Requiring Renewal.

Thank You for Helping Us Distribute 2 Million Technology Products in 2014!

Tech Soup Blog

In 2014, we reached a major milestone — we distributed 2 million tech products worldwide to nonprofits, charities, libraries, and NGOs worldwide in just one year! And last but not least — thanks to all of you, our amazing community.

April Nonprofit Blog Carnival: The Work Behind the Work - Finding Productivity and Balance

NTEN

As a yoga instructor in my “other” life outside of NTEN, being productive without burning out on a busy schedule is a topic I think about often. Finding the balance between being productive and self-care is well, just that: a balancing act. I’ve eagerly read productivity book after productivity book and poured over countless blog posts about getting things done (while not actually getting things done in the process). How are you finding productivity and balance?

Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

Achieving the SDGs: Taking Action for the 2030 Agenda In Your Community

Connection Cafe

This 15-year initiative aims to tackle 17 areas of need across the world, from eradicating hunger to fostering responsible production and consumption to ensuring everyone has access to a quality education. “We can end hunger around the world by 2030.”. Let that sink in for a moment.

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Job Opportunity - Community & Product Manager, RarePlanet.org

Influence

Rare has recently launched RarePlanet.org , and online community for conservation practitioners, particularly those participating in Rare's Pride program. They need a smart, conservation-minded person to manage this community and build it into a successful venture. No - really. In these troubled times, you can still find a really cool job with a great organization and do good in the world in the process.

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study. Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor. Align community with member retention programs.

[Cool Social Tools] Hot Online Community Platforms for 2015

SocialFish

And associations need to do if it they’re shopping around for an online community platform. It was our pleasure to team up with SocialFish for the 2014 Online Community Software Selection Guide — there were more than 3,000 downloads! Due diligence. It’s a real thing.

75 Mobile Apps to Jump-Start Your Nonprofit's Productivity in 2015

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup has put together a collection of nearly 80 great productivity apps that are available from our donor partners to communicate, collaborate, manage files and data, and more on the go. Like Adobe, Autodesk has created many mobile editions of its most popular products.

A Sense of Community: The Benefits of the Business-Non-Profit Partnership

Byte Technology

Analysts often preach that the goal of a business should be to set itself apart from the competition, perhaps through a better product or service or even simply by lower-cost, higher-quality tangibles.

The Best Productivity Tools: Time-Saving Methods to Find Digital Tools

Tech Soup Blog

Aside from sector-specific tool banks like Charity Catalogue, you can also take a look at platforms for small businesses like G2 Crowd , Community How To , and Capterra (which has nonprofit-specific verticals).

3 MUST READ roundups about digital and community strategy

SocialFish

Whether you are a digital publisher or a brand extending its content strategy, below is my take on how to turn readers and viewers into true audience that you can then further monetize—events, products, e-commerce etc. 2017 Wrap-up: Communities in Transition. Community Roundtable).

Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

Quote of the Week: on Private Communities

SocialFish

My bold… Private online communities offer secure spaces for customer intimacy programs, product innovation summits, and peer-peer idea exchanges. It’s easier than ever for a specialized online community to convene a group of like-minded professionals.

How to Name Your Private Online Community

SocialFish

The name of your association’s private online community may not seem that important in the grand scheme of your community strategy, but it can send a subtle but strong signal about your community and can really affect your community’s engagement.

December 2010 Community Builder’s Chat Wrap-up #CommBuild

Amy Sample Ward

In this month’s chat,we had some good discussion around social media guildines and online community moderation. Other inappropriate postings include, but are not limited to, advertising of fee-based services or products, chain letters, jokes, petitions, resumes, and messages from individuals seeking employment. Monthly Chats chat commbuild community builder guidelines social media

Design Your Online Community for the Users, Not for the Organization

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

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How Community Foundations Can Use Text Messages to Engage Citizens – and Conference Goers

Mobile Commons

In a recent conference session about digital strategy, the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo proved that the best way to engage citizens in their communities is also the best way to engage event attendees in a room. How Text Messaging Helps Community Foundations.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. We expect to see more acquisitions of LMS products by AMSs. .

How and Why Data Syncing Matters to Your Online Community Setup

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. We partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. to log in to the community.). Featured Industry Insider Open Community

Host an ARTBreak in your community

Have Fun - Do Good

You'll Be More Productive , taking frequent breaks, naps, vacations, and sleeping longer help us to do more, not less. I'd love to see a study about if you're more productive after making art during your break.

Two Key Questions for Every Community Manager

SocialFish

Online Community Management is a profession that has seen a huge boom and evolved over these last couple of years. For Community Managers, this has happened fast; we’re still trying to develop key concepts that will help current and future Community Managers do the job.

Designing Programs to Build Community: Case Study with Charity Technology Trust

Amy Sample Ward

This afternoon I had the pleasure and honor of spending a few hours with members of the Charity Technology Trust/Charity Technology Exchange team, part of the TechSoup Global network , exploring their options for creating programs or services to build and foster community throughout their network. Who is the community? The sweet spot is the middle or cross section between what you (the organization) want to do and what the community (or member organizations) want to do.