#GivingTuesday: The Arts & Culture Way

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Arts and Cultural organizations are capitalizing on this giving movement by creating a clear call-to-action attached to customized campaigns. Don’t let it pass without acting and have fun building your Arts & Culture campaign.

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A Culture of Philanthropic Innovation

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This year’s edition of Blackbaud Institute’s npEXPERTS series covered Building a Culture of Innovation. At bbcon this year, the Institute continued the conversation in our featured panel, A Culture of Philanthropic Innovation.

Designing Your Nonprofit Culture for Successful Technology Implementations

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Alan’s background as both a technology consultant and a CIO in museums and other cultural institutions meant he brought a unique perspective to a hot topic: technology implementations. Culture is often overlooked, but it is so critical to the success of teams.

Building a Culture of Philanthropy: Hear it From the Experts

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Enter: A Culture of Philanthropy. A culture of philanthropy is a set of organizational values and practices that support and nurture development within a nonprofit organization. Let us know what you learned and how your organization is building a culture of philanthropy!

7 Ways for Arts & Cultural Organizations to Retain Members

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Members are the catalyst of your arts or cultural organization. Arts & Cultural Aquariums Donor Stewardship Gardens Museums performing arts sustaining members ZoosThey believe in your staff, your mission and support your goals. And while attracting new members is a never-ending process, retaining existing members is equally as important. It’s easier to keep a member than to acquire a new one, so focus on communication and experiences for a successful membership retention rate.

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

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Today’s nonprofit marketers must be experts in learning how to shift their organizational culture towards a culture of philanthropy. This gets to the heart of the best practices that are needed to create a culture of philanthropy within anonprofit organization.

Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: In my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, we discuss how to create a culture of wellbeing to encourage self-care. Jay Wilkinson, CEO of Firespring , shares some thoughts on building the right culture of for your nonprofit.

[New eBook] Fundraising Matters: Building a Culture of Philanthropy

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We got real about the need for a culture that fosters awareness for philanthropy’s role inside and outside our walls. In short, we realized we need to build a stronger culture of philanthropy. Download: npEXPERTS – Fundraising Matters: Building a Culture of Philanthropy.

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Know Your Culture, Show Your Culture: The Authenticity Project #MMCon


Authenticity is rooted in alignment between your internal culture and your external communications. That’s why WorkXO and 5:00 Films & Media are partnering to explore the intersection of culture and video in a new project! You’ll work with us to: Know your culture.

What Makes a Strong Culture?


I came across an HBR post from a few years ago that identified six components of great company cultures: Vision. Now, every culture is unique. If you want to know how you rate in these four areas, then have your staff complete our Culture Strength Assessment.

A Culture of Content


“When content becomes an ingrained part of an organization’s culture, content strategy functions like a well-oiled engine, producing, circulating, and begetting content, creating numerous efficiencies in the process. Really like this Altimeter deck.

3 Unforgettable Reasons Arts and Cultural Organizations Need Pinterest


Pinterest for Arts and Cultural Organizations, really? So what does all this mean for Arts and Cultural Organizations ? As Arts and Cultural Organizations (museums, zoos, galleries, festivals and foundations), you have so many powerful images to choose from.

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What’s the ROI of your culture?


They were from different industries and came in different shapes and sizes, but they had one thing in common: ridiculously strong cultures. Notice we didn’t say cool cultures or happy cultures. They are the base of a strong culture. All strong cultures are unique.

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Creating the Right Culture at your Nonprofit

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Culture is mission. Culture is process. Culture is everything. When I was a kid, culture had a very different meaning. To me, culture was about “being cultured.” But today, culture is something much more mainstream. I really do believe this.

Culture Eats Association Innovation for Breakfast Too


——– I wrote ages ago about the false dichotomy inherent in the phrase that culture “eats strategy” for breakfast (or lunch or whatever). But the implication of the phrase—that culture is probably having a bigger impact than you realize—is certainly true.

Finding Data Management Solutions for Arts and Culture Organizations


Arts and culture organizations such as media companies, magazines, public radio stations, museums, theaters, and arts advocates have unique needs when it comes to data management. Database and CRM systems for arts and cultural organizations should offer the capability for several key tasks: 1.

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Supporting Arts and Cultural Organizations Makes a Big Impact

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Arts and cultural organizations are not exempt from the excitement and are competing with other nonprofits for donor dollars. Fundraising Arts & Cultural end of year fundraising fundraising fundraising infographic infographic research

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Five Lies You Tell Yourself About Nonprofit Culture

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At the core of all that change, though, an organization needs something to keep it grounded: a solid culture. Some people assume that they have a strong grip on what culture is, but some of those assumptions are wrong. You can build vibrant nonprofit culture later.

Embracing a More Diverse Audience in Arts and Culture

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If arts and cultural nonprofits fail to cultivate more diverse audiences, they risk decreased attendance and bankruptcy. Become more involved in civic and cultural issues. Arts and cultural nonprofits must work to eliminate barriers to participation in their communities.

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Build a Culture of Association Success


Just a little reminder that Jamie and I have been busy bees writing a whole yearly series on culture for AssociationSuccess.org ! Here’s a quick sampler from the last few months: February – Why Culture Matters. The Link Between Culture and Talent.

[WEBINAR] How to build a culture of innovation 12/5


Dan is super smart and has experience both on the technology side AND on the association staff side, so this promises to be an interesting conversation about how to bring more innovation to the cultures of associations. Culture That Works Mark Your Calendars

Assessing Your Culture is Next on #CultureChat


CultureChat is a (now) monthly chat on twitter for anyone interested in the topic of organizational culture, and particularly those who want to create strong ones (fourth Thursday of the month, 1pm ET). Thursday’s topic will focus on culture assessments.

The Surprising Connection Between Fundraising and Workplace Culture


Here’s the description: At the heart of all organizational capacity building is workplace culture, and nonprofits and foundations are no exception to this rule. Aligning fundraising efforts with cultural priorities is no different, but often overlooked.

5 Nonprofit Trends at Arts and Cultural Organizations

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As always, I read this article through the lens of our arts and cultural customers. As a result, I put together my perspective on this game changing technology for arts and cultural organizations. What other trends are you seeing in arts and cultural technology for 2014?

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Do You Have the Right Volunteer Culture?


We tell them when to show up, what to wear, and (if we’re smart), we explain very clearly what kind of culture we have in this organization, and if they are not willing to behave in ways that are consistent with that culture, then we will ask them to go work somewhere else.

Ideal Company Culture Guidelines

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"The clearer your company culture, the less likely it will be hijacked by the weaker personalities in your team," explains Mary Christensen , author of the book, Be A Network Marketing Leader. "A Company Culture Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Good Culture Leadership

Increasing Organizational Buy-in When Building a Culture of Strong Internal Controls

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And a culture that follows through with commitments is building a culture of integrity ready to support strong internal controls. An ownership culture recognizes the importance of both accountability and reward for making good decisions and implementing them as well.

HR’s Role in Culture #culturechat


This week, we’re talking about HR’s role in company culture. Should it be HR’s responsibility to hire for culture fit? How else should HR make explicit what your culture is? A must if you have any interest in the power of company culture!

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Introducing an Awesome New Podcast About Workplace Culture


So perhaps I am biased, as the Culture Chat podcast is my podcast I have started producing over at WorkXO, but it really is awesome and I want to share it with you. Building a Culture of Accountability. How Employee Benefits Can Impact Culture. Culture Change and the New CEO.

How To Create A High-Performance Culture

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Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management High Performance High Performing Teams High-Performance Culture Leadership Tim Richardson

Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Based On Data

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This section of the report covers new ways of thinking about organizational culture based in continuous improvement based on feedback. It speaks to establishing culture norms among staff of curiosity, reflection, and trust. The term means learning culture. Cultural Indicators.

Insta-what? Pin it where? Why should arts and cultural organizations use Instagram and Pintrest?

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Arts and cultural organizations have an advantage over other nonprofit organizations : they have things to take pictures of. Are you using Instagram or Pintrest at your arts and cultural organization?

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Walk the Walk: Establishing Workplace Culture Outside the Office

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Establishing workplace culture isn’t easy. One way to combat the struggles of creating a workplace culture is to let it extend beyond the workplace. Make the culture in your office a lifestyle culture, and bring your staff along with you. The more natural your culture feels in the office, the more comfortable your employees and volunteers will be, no matter how different they are. Culture Featured

Eight Company Culture Guidelines

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"The clearer your company culture, the less likely it will be hijacked by the weaker personalities in your team," explains Mary Christensen , author of the book, Be A Network Marketing Leader. "A

#BBCON 2016| What’s in It for Arts & Cultural Organizations

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So I went ahead and picked out some of the top sessions for Arts & Cultural organization to make planning your conference journey just a little bit easier. Highlights for bbcon 2016 : Our Path Forward, a panel session kicking off BBCON for our arts & cultural attendees, led by Kevin Knight, Senior Vice President for Arts & Culture at Blackbaud. Nonprofit News #bbcon Arts Arts & Cultural MuseumsOne of my favorite times of year is fast approaching—bbcon.

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Building a Culture of Philanthropy: Hear it From the Experts

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Enter: A Culture of Philanthropy. Underdeveloped defines a culture of philanthropy as a set of organizational values and practices that support and nurture development within a nonprofit organization. 5 Ways to Create a Culture of Philanthropy, as told by npEXPERTS: 1.

Can You Change an Existing Culture? Find Out on #CultureChat


This Thursday we’ll be hosting another #CultureChat on twitter, and our topic will focus in on the what, when, and how of changing an existing culture. I find that a lot of the organizations with really amazing cultures grew up like that. Their founders created that cool culture.


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Globaltimes_Culture: "An online charity campaign called Yangguang Gongyi (Sunshine Charity) held a year-end party yesterday in Beijing with more than 100 netizens from across the country in attendance.A Hong Kong businessman surnamed Huang, who owns an Australian company, flew from Sydney to Beijing yesterday to attend the party

Next #culturechat 4/30 – Hiring for Culture Fit


This month we’re talking about hiring for culture fit. Some of the questions we’ll address are: What does “culture fit” mean at your organization? What is the balance between cultural fit and skills/competency in your hiring process, and why?

Find (and Keep) New Staff by Improving Company Culture

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And it reminded me just how important culture plays in the recruiting, hiring, training and retaining an awesome staff. Instead, let culture be your bedrock. And most importantly, let your nonprofit culture permeate into everything—and I mean everything—you do.

Strategy Meets Culture on This Month’s #CultureChat


We’ve all heard the mantra, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” but is it true? What exactly is the relationship between culture and strategy? This is what we’ll explore in this month’s twitter chat on culture, #CultureChat.

Crafting Your Culture


—————— Building organizational culture involves magic and artistry. But you create a culture by doing and saying, and you can choose to be deliberate and thoughtful about what you do and say. How do you create the organizational culture you want?

Women of Color Leading Essential, Activist Work in Cultural Institutions

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Each of these women push the boundaries of cultural institutions in different ways, with digital and physical manifestations. She writes about race, history, parks, culture, and politics. Our cultural universe is full of stars.