Navigating Power Dynamics to Create “Sticky” Relationships

Connection Cafe

This idea of “sticky” relationships that enable companies and nonprofits to drive meaningful progress on both mission and business goals is the third (and final) characteristic of The Knitting Factor, or Common Impact’s concept on creating transformative skills-based service.

[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Creating a video with social media in mind (while also growing your social media audience organically) is a great way to grow your base and reach more supporters. We chatted with digital strategist Yash Mori for insights on creating video for nonprofits, campaigns, and advocacy organizations.

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How to Create a Sustainable Volunteer Program

NonProfit Hub

Whether they comprise your entire staff or are only needed at the occasional fundraising event, creating a sustainable program for them will make the job easier for everyone. The post How to Create a Sustainable Volunteer Program appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

How to Create Social Media Promotions That Convert

NonProfit Hub

Here’s what you can do to create promotions that convert to donations. Photos, especially those which showcase the impact of your work, create visceral, emotional reactions in people, and that’s what leads to donations.

Creating content that works

SocialFish

Creating Content (That Works) from Amy Vernon. You may remember the fabulous Amy Vernon presenting this content for one of our hottest webinars in the past. Well, here’s an updated deck for you! ——— ( photo credit ). Content Strategy

Giving Tuesday: Steps to Create a Stellar Campaign

Connection Cafe

Created by 92nd Street Y , a cultural center in New York City focused on bringing people together around the values of giving back, #GivingTuesday is now a global movement that connects individuals, communities, and organizations around the world to celebrate and encourage giving.

3 Steps to Creating Your Perfect Advocacy Fundraising Moment

Connection Cafe

That’s where creating your own advocacy moment comes in. So here are just three steps you can take to create your own advocacy fundraising moment: Using Action-Oriented Communication to Prime Your Moment. WEBINAR: Create Your Own Fundraising Moment.

How Skills-Based Volunteerism Creates Transformational Experiences

Connection Cafe

I explained why the UN created these goals, how they relate to everyone from individuals to large companies, organizations and governments, and why they matter to us. After the orientation, we helped each student create his/her own LinkedIn profile.

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Creating Your Own Lens: 4 Tips for Evaluating Fundraising Advice

Connection Cafe

Rather than ignore all advice or grow frustrated by the differing opinions, keep reading — it expands your mind—but create your own lens for evaluating advice. If you’re like me, you probably receive a number of e-newsletters related to fundraising , as well as a print publication or two.

Creating the Perfect Editorial Calendar – A Cinderella Story

Connection Cafe

We created this editorial calendar for ourselves at Mighty Citizen and have been working in it for years. Of course, no content calendar is one-size-fits-all, but we’ve created a template version that can be easily customized to meet your needs. The daily scramble.

Creating the Perfect Volunteer Recruitment Page (& Start a Great Relationship)

Connection Cafe

“It’s not me. It’s you.” . No, it’s not a bad breakup. In fact, it’s just the opposite – the beginning of a great relationship. . When recruiting a new volunteer to your organization, it should begin just like that great first or second date.

Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

By focusing a little extra energy on your mid-level donors, you can raise more money and create a quality pipeline for your major gifts officers. Provide them with sophisticated content and create calls, webinars, or events to provide them deeper insight into the organization.

Creating the Right Culture at your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

If you get everything else right but have difficult processes that create a lot of red tape, guess what happens to employee satisfaction? Culture is mission. Culture is process. Culture is everything. I really do believe this. When I was a kid, culture had a very different meaning.

How to Create Better Charts to Show Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

In this post, you’ll learn from my mistakes and create better charts for your audience – to show fundraising results, organization’s impact or benchmarking. Are we guilty of creating such charts ourselves? Here’s a chart from my thesis I created about 15 years ago. Here are a few things you should think about while creating charts: Shape. While creating new graphs, you should first think about the shape or the chart type you want to use.

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Screen Play: Creating A Full-Width Page in WordPress

Byte Technology

And of course WordPress themes come with tons of options to customize and create exactly the look you want for your blog, e-commerce store, company website etc. Case in point: creating a full-width page for your site rather than relying on the default size.

Creating Healthy Nonprofits in Silicon Valley

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Creating Healthy Nonprofits in Silicon Valley. And how might we help bring these two groups together to create healthier nonprofits, healthier networks, and ultimately, healthier communities? Guest Post By Heather McLeod Grant.

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#GivingShoesDay Creates a Shoe-Gooder Movement on Giving Tuesday

Connection Cafe

They’ve created a campaign that focuses on connecting with women on a personal level. They created a full marketing and PR toolkit to arm their affiliates with the resources needed to be successful on the day.

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Creating your Amazing Moments

Connection Cafe

” With that, I offer you 5 tips for getting the most out of your CRM system so that you can create your amazing moments: 5 Tips for Getting the most out of your CRM system. Author: Lynn Howes.

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Infographic: Create The Perfect Social Media Post

TechImpact

Here’s a handy guide to hep your nonprofit start creating more impacting and meaningful posts on social media, today! The post Infographic: Create The Perfect Social Media Post appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

4 Steps to Creating Your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy

Connection Cafe

These are all potential opportunities for your organization to tell stories that showcase the ways in which your organization has created impact and benefited from donor support. I recommend creating a master spreadsheet or document of all the important dates throughout the year and keep track of the key opportunities for your nonprofit to insert its voice. Step 4: Create Your Plan. Once you have completed Steps 1 to 3, you are ready to create your storytelling plan.

Creating a Giving Tuesday Strategy That’s ‘Just Right’

Connection Cafe

We started using online giving forms —creating a custom donation page just for this event. We created suggested ask amounts. Create a plan ahead of time to define what messaging will resonate with your donors.

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Smart Selling: Tips for Creating a Successful E-Commerce Site

Byte Technology

Doing so helps build authority in whatever product line you’re in and creates a definite sense of credibility. Create Amazing Category Pages. Don’t use the same verbiage as the manufacturer does or rely on generic descriptions, but rather create text that really speaks to the customer.

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Four Tips to Help Nonprofit Marketing Departments Create a Culture of Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

This gets to the heart of the best practices that are needed to create a culture of philanthropy within anonprofit organization. It also creates a problem internally where turf wars and a noncollaborative environment lead to frustration, burnout, and staff turnover.

Boulder-Based Company Creates Software to Help Haitian Children

VisionLink

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The acquisition follows EveryAction’s strategy of collecting the best people who create the best SaaS products, that provide the most value to nonprofits. Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C.,

Creating Strong Passwords

Robert Weiner

A 2007 NTEN post provided suggestions and resources for creating strong passwords and establishing a password policy. The recent theft of confidential documents from Twitter's Google Docs account points out the dangers of insecure passwords.

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Infographic: Create A Smarter Nonprofit Social Media Strategy

TechImpact

The post Infographic: Create A Smarter Nonprofit Social Media Strategy appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Tweets, posts, likes, shares, conversions, landing pages, retweets, favorites. It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin.

Video Rules: Tips for Creating “Distributed” Content that Gets Attention

Byte Technology

So she recommends creating video content designed to be viewed vertically on mobile phones and other devices. So be direct and create videos that speak to your audience matter-of-factly and in the most personal way possible.

3 Ways To Create Better Content Marketing

TechImpact

Create content that your target audience cares about, and can use in their every day life. Here are 3 ways your nonprofit should start thinking about content marketing to start seeing more interaction, and start creating better content. The premise seems simple enough.

7 Tips for Creating Compelling Nonprofit Infographics that get Shared

Connection Cafe

But … While infographics may be hot, they’re not all created equal. Essentially, you can be sure you’re creating a piece that will resonate with the people you’re trying to reach. The alternative is to create something for no one. We all love a good infograhpic.

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Create the Right Goals for Your Website

SocialFish

I applaud every association that successfully creates a website that is not a reflection of its org chart. Create ROI. When you create a simple self-service environment, your cost per transaction decreases over time.

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Lights, Camera, Action! How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress

Byte Technology

And among those possibilities is the opportunity to create a video library that can really increase the profile of a site and help engage visitors on different levels. Go to the “Add New” page to create a video gallery of self-hosted choices or videos pulled from YouTube, Vimeo etc.

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Money Matters: Creating a Donation Form for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Once you’ve installed and activated the plugin, it’s time to create your custom form. Hover over the template you want and click “Create A Donation Form.” Lastly, create customized notifications—usually done through an email sent to donors after they’ve completed the donation process—by clicking on “Settings, Notification” then “Add New Notification.”

Creating an Infographic

Idealware

Infographics can be difficult to create, especially if your budget is small and your dreams are big. But every infographic creation process requires these steps: The most commonly overlooked step is probably #2.

Creating a Development Army: The Next BIG Thing in Fundraising

NetWits

This combined with a growing segment of supporters that want to take a more active role in supporting your nonprofit creates a potential army of development associates that don’t even need you to host an event – they just need the tools to fundraise on your behalf.

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How to Create Nonprofit VIPs with Social Media

Connection Cafe

You can follow your favorite athletes’ social accounts by creating your own customized feed. So maybe you don’t put on programming that would create interesting behind-the-scenes content. Guest post from Blackbaud intern, Ben Baker.

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. We co-created it from start to finish with community partners.

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Master Class on Creating Startup Tech Social Enterprises

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I''m looking forward to teaching a Master Class at San Francisco''s Presidio Graduate School on September 18th. Current Presidio MBA student and Benetech team member Julie Noblitt wrote a generous blog post about the master class last week. Julie is not our only connection to Presidio: alum Kristina Pappas runs International Bookshare for Benetech. Should be exciting to interact with more Presidio students!

6 Clever Mobile Apps Created by Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

All launched in 2014, the mobile apps listed below created by nonprofits clearly demonstrate that nonprofits are evolving in their approach to mobile apps.

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Better Blogs: 6 Tips for Creating Great Content

Byte Technology

This creates a good relationship between you and your readers and, if you’re creating interesting and engaging content, they’ll start to look forward to your next post. The post Better Blogs: 6 Tips for Creating Great Content appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog. In today’s world of blogging, it’s hard to get noticed.

Augmented Reality and Social Good: The Art of Creating Meaningful AR

Connection Cafe

But, is this new technology a passing fad, a mere game, or can it be leveraged to create truly meaningful experiences that shape our world for the better? Here’s an example of an AR experience we created that uses a painting as the trigger.

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Bookshare Creates Opportunities For Gifted Students

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I talk a lot about how technology can help create tremendous educational opportunities for students with print disabilities. Like Steffon, Jessica also worked with Bookshare to create a how-to video and a video story about her life as an unstoppable reader.

6 Functions for Creating Effective Budgets

Connection Cafe

Create tool kits that show current budget and actual financial data and apply inflators/deflators. Budgeting is an intrinsic and vital part of a nonprofit organization. Often, it requires months of drafting and revising before reaching final board approval. Even further complicating the budgeting process is the fact that it often involves mostly non-financial staff to develop.