Blog Redesign: Focused on Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

Redesign topic #2: Focused on Conversations. I’m happy to take on the role of conversation starter, sharing news or case studies or ideas that are interesting and letting all of you run with it. Focus: Content that’s conversation worthy. Questions included at the end.

10 Power Words Nonprofits Use to Increase Conversions

NonProfit Hub

Sure, you could offer different pricing, features or benefits, but there’s one element you can tweak to increase conversions almost instantly: copywriting. No formulas or complex techniques—just simple and powerful words you can implement into your copy to increase conversion rates.

7 Questions on Marketing Automation for Nonprofits

EveryAction

I shared a few tips, tricks, and brewed up a crockpot metaphor I'm pretty proud of - check out our conversation below! This post was originally featured on The Campaign Workshop blog and has been reposted with permission.

Open-ended Questions Improve Your Conversations With Direct Reports

Eric Jacobsen Blog

So, the authors of the book, Your First Leadership Job , recommend you hold getting-to-know-you conversations with each of your direct reports. Ask these open-ended questions. And, don't cheat by adding in work-specific questions.

12 of Your Email Deliverability Questions Answered

EveryAction

Unfortunately, there were so many questions from the audience that we weren't able answer them all during the alotted time. Here are some great, thoughtful questions that we received and Brett's email wisdom. " My bigger question is: why continue to keep sending?

7 Questions To Ask First

Connection Cafe

So leaning on that background, as well as my more recent decade in nonprofit technology, I offer the following interview questions that an interviewee can ask of a hiring organization, to determine whether a given group is where you should place a career bet. The Seven Questions.

The Issue with Nonprofit Overhead and How to Change the Conversation

Connection Cafe

The common question I’ve heard over the years is this: “How do I get donors to realize the importance of paying for what are considered overhead costs?”

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A Conversation with Allison Fine About Her New Book #Matterness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was trying to answer a question that has been bugging me for the last ten years, literally for the entire time we’ve known one another. All of these constructive conversations, this collective feeling of being heard and valued. Click To Purchase Now.

Join the conversation 4Change!

Amy Sample Ward

#4Change is a monthly Twitter-based conversation about how social media is helping to create change , and you can see it via the hashtag #4Change. Great questions: Social media is becoming a key driver of social change, allowing for the dissemination of new ideas, the formation of new communities and coalitions and the realization of new efficiencies and reach by existing social change groups. How can you follow along or join the conversation?

Open-Ended Getting-To-Know-You Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

So, the authors of the book, Your First Leadership Job , recommend you hold getting-to-know-you conversations with each of your direct reports. Ask these open-ended questions. And, don't cheat by adding in work-specific questions.

Using Twitter for a Global Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

Over the last few months, we have seen Twitter serve the global community by playing an important role in communications - whether it’s finding new friends (#FollowFriday), or telling the world about your government/election/political state (#IranElection), whether it’s having a conversation together (#4Change), or non-linearly replacing your RSS feed. That’s part of the key to success when using Twitter for a Global conversation.

Change the Tone of your Conversation with your Members/Customers

SocialFish

To shift from one to the other you have to change your conversation with your customers. It takes changing your conversation and building relationships over time rather than taking snapshots of their responses to your programs at one moment in time.

Messages, Stories, and Conversations: Creating a Strategy for your organization and your supporters

Amy Sample Ward

I have said it many, many times and so have lots of others—you’re probably tired of hearing about how social media is supposed to be “a conversation.&# And that’s okay! Because it isn’t JUST a conversation!

Convert versus Converse

John Haydon

I’ve been asked the following question too many times to count: “How do we convert passive onlookers into passionate donors?&#. But you can find people who are already passionate and have conversations with them. Then start conversing.

5 Steps to Optimize Conversion Rates After an Advocacy Action Alert

Connection Cafe

In fact, we should be asking so much more than the standard questions: What is our list size? Optimizing your nonprofit’s advocacy action alert doesn’t have to end with a supporter receiving a humble “thank you” from a thank you page or email.

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iPhone for Good: Join the conversation!

Amy Sample Ward

“iPhones for Good&# is part of the Change the Web Conversation Series , a series of open chats that explore specific technology platforms for good, running concurrent with the Change the Web Challenge. Join the Conversation.

Brooklyn Museum: Community: bloggers@brooklynmuseum » Moving Toward a Conversation

AFP Blog

Brooklyn Museum: Community: bloggers@brooklynmuseum » Moving Toward a Conversation : "For the most part these worked to serve the purpose and we didn’t think much about changing them, but this year we started to wonder if there would be value in upping the game a bit. Could we elevate the discussion from a simple “leave us your thoughts” to more directed questions that might provoke deeper engagement?

Preparing for Planned Giving Conversations—24 Terms You Need to Know

Connection Cafe

This blog post will help you get prepared by arming you with planned giving terms and examples to help you carry the conversation! Most conversations about planned gifts don’t start with technical questions; rather, they center on donors’ wishes to have an impact on the organization’s needs.

Open-Ended Questions To Ask During A Getting-To-Know-You Conversation

Eric Jacobsen Blog

So, the authors of the book, Your First Leadership Job , recommend you hold getting-to-know-you conversations with each of your direct reports. Ask these open-ended questions. And, don't cheat by adding in work-specific questions.

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What’s Your Conversion Rate: Live from #BBCON

Connection Cafe

Conversations started as part of these points: Lack of necessary information: Make sure you define what is necessary. This will let you identify how to have the conversation about membership. Be able to answer the question “Why should I be a member at your organization?”. Rosita and Jeffrey offered several strategies for increasing your membership conversion.

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15 conversation starters for rebooting charity

Steve Bridger

I wanted to frame some of what I will talk about by asking a few open questions. I’ve been invited to give a keynote at the Third Sector Social Media Convention in June. Quite a few, actually.

Relaunching: A place for conversations, content, and more!

Amy Sample Ward

My goal with the redesign was to create a website that provided entry points to valuable content and conversations in multiple directions; instead of a normal or default blog that just presented the reader with a list of posts, I knew from your feedback that some people are after presentations while others are looking for thought-provoking posts, some want round-ups and others want a chance to start conversations. Input #2: Focused on conversation.

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Let’s Talk About Succession Planning: Getting the Conversation Started

BoardAssist

Let’s Talk About Succession Planning: Getting the Conversation Started. Starting the Conversation about Succession Planning. Consider the types of questions that should be asked as part of a succession planning effort: What are the significant challenges facing the organization now?

AAM Conversations: Want to Talk?

Museum 2.0

I'm bringing a few big questions with me to AAM this year. If any of these are questions that you are working on or thinking about, I'd love to find some time during the conference to sit down and talk. If you want to talk about any of these questions too, awesome.

The Importance Of Getting-To-Know-You Conversations

Eric Jacobsen Blog

So, the authors of the book, Your First Leadership Job , recommend you hold getting-to-know-you conversations with each of your direct reports. Ask these open-ended questions. And, don't cheat by adding in work-specific questions.

The Answers to Your Crowdfunding Questions

NonProfit Hub

For today, join the conversation by telling us in the comment section how you’ve tried crowdfunding at your organization, if at all. The post The Answers to Your Crowdfunding Questions appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Josh Schukman is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

Is it Time to Take Our Events Back? Conversations from the P2P Professional Forum

Connection Cafe

I thought it was a great question at the time, but it wasn’t until last panel of the day discussed alternative “cool” events that I decided… YES. Here’s my question, are these cool events sustainable? Is it time we take our events back?

Two-Way Text Messaging: Interacting with Your Mobile Subscribers in One-on-One Conversations

Mobile Commons

One of the most sophisticated features of the Mobile Commons platform is the ability to communicate with individual mobile subscribers in one-on-one conversations. With Mobile Commons, your customers can immediately connect with agents and begin a conversation.

Six Questions To Ask Your Direct Reports

Eric Jacobsen Blog

So, the authors of the book, Your First Leadership Job , recommend you hold getting-to-know-you conversations with each of your direct reports. Ask these open-ended questions. And, don't cheat by adding in work-specific questions.

Christine Egger, In Conversation: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

I create conversations. In my experience the most fun, most good-doing conversations are the kind in which the participants not only learn about themselves and each other, but actually become themselves in the process. Something we’re “conversing for the purpose of.”

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My Conversation With Eric Ries on the benefits of Lean Start Up Principles for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During the conference, with the help of Twitter, a few of us from the nonprofit sector were able to find each other and have an impromptu lunch conversation about applying lean to the noprofit work.

Guest Post by Allison Fine: The Unthinkable Power of Conversation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Her latest video questions the efficacy of microfinance, a sacred cow in social change and philanthropic sectors. Unthinkable things aren’t talked about, it’s just too scary or radical to question issues and subjects that have become sacrosanct.

What's your (blog) Conversation Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A (blog) conversation strategy is how you support and nurture a conversation on your blog in the comments. It is a combination of how you will comment on other blogs, how you track the conversation, and how you respond to comments on your blog. Reply to every (rational) question.

Join us for the Mashable Social Good Summit Global Conversation on September 24

SocialFish

RSVP HERE to join us for the Mashable Social Good Summit Global Conversation in DC! This September, we want you to help us make history and join the conversation with leaders and citizens from around the globe.

Community Voices at Digital Engagement Event: Reflections on the Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

We split participants up by topic areas for discussions and Community Voices team members lead the small group conversations, while others used various tools to capture what was said (audio, video, tweets and blogging). After the small group discussions, we had volunteers from each group provide a short report back to the full room of some of the highlights or lingering questions that came out of the conversation.

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Community Voices at Digital Engagement Event: Reflections on the Conversation

Amy Sample Ward

We split participants up by topic areas for discussions and Community Voices team members lead the small group conversations, while others used various tools to capture what was said (audio, video, tweets and blogging). After the small group discussions, we had volunteers from each group provide a short report back to the full room of some of the highlights or lingering questions that came out of the conversation.

Voice 101

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The Middle East Children’s Alliance is a top-tier example of building a compelling donation page that maximizes conversions when it counts.

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Higher Conversion Rates = Raising More Money. The Audubon Society's Porter Mason said that EveryAction's network effect "increased conversion rates by a magnitude of 5x to 20x". #2. We ensure fast, expert answers for your "how to" questions and technical issues. #14.

Why you should use SocialTriggers to improve your website’s conversion rates (video)

John Haydon

Derek Halpern , a conversion expert at SocialTriggers recently developed an amazing list of recommendations to increase conversions at InboundZombie.com , which I recorded so that you can benefit from his expertise as well. Your Website conversion website wordpress 2.7

The Answers to Your Crowdfunding Questions

NonProfit Hub

For today, join the conversation by telling us in the comment section how you’ve tried crowdfunding at your organization, if at all. The post The Answers to Your Crowdfunding Questions appeared first on Nonprofit Hub Josh Schukman is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

Ask These Five Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Sunday, May 9, 2010 Ask These Five Questions If you are leading a business or a nonprofit organization, take the hour or two to read Peter F. Druckers book, The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization. Make conversation with your team.

[Reflection] Mashable #sgsGLOBAL: How Do We Get From Collective Conversation To Action To Impact?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He asked the audience a series of questions about whether or not they thought most nonprofits they knew were using the new tools to the great impact. Getting from Collective Conversation to Impact. Right now from the Social Good Global Conversation in Oman.

Avoiding data conversion hell

Idealware

Ugh, do I ever hate to have this question come up in a project review meeting. It is surely my candidate for the question consultants least like to hear from a client. And this question usually follows by a few weeks or months a close runner up question, Can you convert all my old data into the new system. In our hearts if not our experience, we all know that data conversion gaps occur way more often. I am leaving a slot for you, veterans of data conversions.