Resources to Guide Arts and Cultural Organizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

Beth Kanter

A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption – guest post by Heather McLeod Grant, Adene Sacks, & Kate Wilkinson. Larger nonprofits like the ACLU face the opposite challenge, as they grapple with how to absorb donations driven by political headlines and aspire to step into a larger role on behalf of under-resourced communities.


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Creating Organizations As Amazing As The People Inside Them

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The book subtitle in the headline above convinced me to read, Humanocracy , by Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini. That’s not our culture. Company Culture Corporate Culture Employees Gary Hamel Humanocracy Michele Zanini People

The Bitchun Society has arrived! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

10.02.06 | 97 3 Comments [link] The+Bitchun+Society+has+arrived%21 2006-10-03+04%3A58%3A12 Allan+Benamer Those of you who have read Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom will know what the headline is talking about but for the uninitiated here’s a quick recap: The world has finally arrived in a postscarcity economy where everyone’s basic needs are met.

Meet the EveryAction Team 2018


A: There is a relaxed and flexible work culture here that can be tough to find in D.C. In the current news cycle, it seems like bad news makes it to all the headlines. At EveryAction we’re on a mission to provide nonprofits with best-in-class fundraising, engagement, and advocacy tools, but we like to think that we’re a pretty fun place to work, too.

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Building Blocks of Effective Creative: Relevance


Cultural consumption. What cultural touchstones are likely to speak to them? What headlines are they seeing, what conversations are they having, what are they worrying about or hoping for in this moment? Read time: 3 minutes.

6 Reasons SEO Is Important to Nonprofits and Why

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Use the “mullet” philosophy when writing website and blog headlines. Use your keywords in front (the business), and the rest of the headline (the party) in the back. It represents a shift in your organization’s culture, a shift from worrying about what could happen to being confident in your value, expertise, and vision. By Maryanne Dersch , a speaker, coach, and creator of the Superstar Fundraising Academy.

3 Reasons Why Pinterest Is Still Relevant for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The first question that probably comes to your mind when reading this headline is – “Pinterest? Pinterest has a completely different culture than the other major social networking sites. By Julia Campbell . Julia Campbell is social media and storytelling consultant for nonprofits and author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits. She regularly provides useful tips and resources to the nonprofit sector through her blog, #501SocialBlog.

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Eric Jacobsen Blog

The book subtitle in the headline above convinced me to read, Humanocracy , by Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini. That’s not our culture.

Meditations on Relevance, Part 1: Overview

Museum 2.0

But what does it mean for a cultural institution to be relevant? In pop culture contexts, relevance is about currency. Relevant information is ripped from the headlines, hot hot hot. How do we build relevance in cultural institutions? If you are curious about what relevance means in the cultural sector, this series will probably be relevant to you. "We want our museum to be relevant." I've heard (and said) this many times.

Creating Organizations As Amazing As The People Inside Them

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The book subtitle in the headline above convinced me to read, Humanocracy , by Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini. That’s not our culture.

Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

I taught a workshop for nonprofit professionals on self-care practices as well as how to bring a culture of well being into their nonprofit workplaces. One communications director shared that she scans the headlines every morning and only goes deep into stories that are relevant to their communications strategy and limits her time. In the last few weeks, we have been pummeled with disturbing headlines about the current events.

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11 Website Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Whether we like it or not, information overload is a part of our culture now, and the design and tone of your nonprofit’s website need to take this shift in communication seriously and present your website accordingly. Use bold for headlines. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of the newly released book Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits.

Philanthropic Leadership: Engaging Board Members As Fundraising Ambassadors


I’ve managed campaigns ranging from about $5 million to over a billion dollars in health care, education, arts and culture, and advocacy sectors. And the headline was that this $471 billion was a new record for charitable giving in the United States.

Seven Top Picks for the 2014 Nonprofit Millennial Conference

NonProfit Hub

Culture Speakers Session, Wednesday 9:10 a.m. Never has culture been so important to organizations. Work culture has changed immensely as millennials enter the workforce—especially since workplaces are no longer the land of overbearing bosses and strict deadlines. I’m interested to hear how each speaker defines and initiates culture in their organization and how they’ve built and maintained success. Headliner: Dave Partridge, Wednesday 4:15pm. It’s #MCON14 week!

Art Brings People Together: Measuring the Power of Social Bridging

Museum 2.0

Earlier this fall, I read this headline: "Stanford study: Participation in a cultural activity may reduce prejudice." When the music video was focused on Mexican culture, the researchers found that the white and Asian participants demonstrated a decrease in prejudice against Latinos, both immediately after the activity and six months later. When the music video was not focused on Mexican culture, no such change occurred.

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Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs

Beth Kanter

We used the resulting brainstorm as the basis for exercises in writing headlines and creating visual content, two of the most important content creation skills for social media staff. Like I found in London when I taught a similar workshop , the concept of personal brand was not immediately culturally comfortable. I introduced them to the idea of walking and movement as work and incorporated some fun energizers that celebrated Latin American culture.

Back to Blogging with a Roundup of Terrific Articles

Museum 2.0

She knits together nostalgia and activism with a level of nuance rarely found in debates about the value of museums, libraries, and other cultural spaces. ArtsFwd is hosting a national innovation summit for arts and culture October 20-23 in Denver. This is mostly just a really great headline. Back to the land of the blogging! My eyes may be bloodshot, but the sight of the blogger interface still warms my heart.

Elevating Community Impact Through Healthcare Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is one leader of this charge believing “achieving a national Culture of Health will take unprecedented collaboration” and encouraging grantees to include healthcare organizations, universities, government agencies, banks, etc.

Back to the Basics—Bucking the Nonprofit Trends of 2015 to Benefit Your Nonprofit Brand

NonProfit Hub

We make a pop culture or fashion reference to the 90s, talk about those trends and agree how crazy those times were. Don’t get me wrong, it’s important for your organization to pay attention to some trends—hell, we even published two of those headlines above (not the puppy one). “5 Marketing Trends for 2015 That You Can’t Ignore”. “5 5 Social Media Trends That Could Impact Nonprofits In 2015”. “20 20 Marketing Stats on the Trends of 2015”. “15

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Cloud Computing Worldwide

Tech Soup Blog

Security: The Scary Part of Cloud Computing Recent security breaches in the cloud have made headlines, but the greatest security risk to nonprofits is still human negligence. Does cloud computing shift organizational culture, or is it really business as usual? All this month, join and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign.

Start the New Year with 7 New Habits for Learning Professionals

WBT Systems

If your office culture expects everyone to be plugged in all the time, you’ll have to find the line between protecting your productivity and not being seen as disrespectful, uncaring, or rude. With all the headlines about the evils of being attached to our devices, colleagues and supervisors should understand the need to put your head down and get work done without distractions. #5: Resolutions are so 20th century.

Is it the Best of Times for Nonprofit Fundraising?

Connection Cafe

It’s especially gratifying to see this shift in a period where “rage donations” have grabbed headlines. This comprehensive, step-by-step guide will help you embrace data and transform your fundraising culture. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness …”. Does it seem like the opening lines of Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities sum up the times we’re living in today?

Xperience 2019: Discover Exciting Keynotes

Nimble AMS

Our very own leader will talk technology, trends, and corporate culture, and set the tone for three days of hard work and play. Headlining Keynote, Tuesday, November 12: . Keynote sessions you won’t want to miss at Xperience 19. Xperience is the preeminent live technology show for associations, nonprofits, and schools.

Research Friday: Controversial Nonprofit Compensation: Are We Missing the Point?

ASU Lodestar Center

While no one supports wasteful public spending or abuse of power, the cases that grab headlines and provoke legislation are actually far from the norm. As my colleagues at NFF recently blogged , “There is the well-known cultural expectation that nonprofit workers contribute their ‘sweat equity’ toward the organization’s mission.” posted by. Angela Francis , Senior Associate. Nonprofit Finance Fund. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a.

Arts Suffering

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you read, in succession, headlines about how the harsh economy is impacting the arts around the country, it is extremely depressing news. This article from the SF Chronicle reports how even the large cultural and arts institutions, the "crown jewels of the Bay Area art scene," are hurting from dwindling donations, volatile endowment funds, cuts in government grants and smaller, choosier audiences.

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14 Top Nonprofit Websites to Inspire Your Organization

DNL OmniMedia

Interlochen Center for the Arts (ICA) is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to empowering students of all ages through high-quality arts and cultural programs. Your website is one of your organization’s most important assets and should anchor your entire digital marketing strategy.

Examples of Abundance in the Arts: Ask A Conductor on Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is an opportunity for classical music organizations and the conductors that lead them to connect to their community and share their stories, love and passion, one tweet at a time, and really engage meaningfully with the public and to go beyond the cut-and-paste news release headlines streaming from many accounts. Note from Beth: If you’ve been following my blog lately, you know I’ve been having this conversation with Marnie Webb about abundance.

How to Use Design Thinking to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy

Beth Kanter

Difficulty could be time, cultural, or cost. While it isn’t a scientific cost/benefit study, it helps resolves differing opinions, prioritize ideas quickly, and leads easily to a plan of action. Last week, I was lucky enough to participate in a brainstorming meeting at a foundation that was developing a strategy for its digital platforms (web, social, mobile, etc). The process was facilitated byPeter Maher, founder and CEO, of Luma Institute.

A City and an Art Center Design the Future: Reflections on the Market Street Prototyping Festival

Museum 2.0

We were discussing the potential for cultural organizations to have significant impact across communities: on planning, health, education, and quality of life. What kind of cultural experience offers the right kind of invitation and opportunity for pedestrians in public space? ABC news headlined their segment saying "Market Street festooned with public art for 3-day fest." "The arts are future-making."

What is a Widget?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Wikipedia's definition of widget also points to some popular, cultural, and technical, including: A comic book character and copyrighted image. A Widget is a piece of code that enables a non-technical website publisher to pull in data and a display for that data from another website, so they can have, say, news ticker headlines or a personal horoscope, or local weather or an RSS feed. Streaming Headlines or Other Content from other Blogs or Links. -

Cloud Computing Worldwide

Tech Soup Blog

Security: The Scary Part of Cloud Computing Recent security breaches in the cloud have made headlines, but the greatest security risk to nonprofits is still human negligence. Does cloud computing shift organizational culture, or is it really business as usual? All this month, join and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign.

The PREP Method of Design: Start with the Right Questions to Appeal to the Right Audience


Since we are a culture of acronyms, I fondly call it the “PREP” method: Plan – Research – Execute – Proact. (I Conclusions indicate that the upper left of a page is the highest viewed area, headlines draw the eye before pictures, and more. Christy Van Hegten, Event360, Inc. Two houses stand side-by-side. One has a nice, tidy entry way, the other, a boring, paint-peeling façade.

Don’t Let Your Good Get in the Way of Being Great

Connection Cafe

What gets in our way of being great… our culture and the pressure to meet our budgets. I know I’m being dramatic, but its #GivingTuesday and I did receive an email with ALL CAPS in the headline. This is year I’ve become obsessed with Jim Collin’s book Good to Great. I was hooked from the first sentence: Good is the enemy of great. It’s so true. It’s easy to be good, rest on our laurels and become complacent. But, to be great means you have to keep pushing.

Changing the World: TechSoup's Newest Global Partner

Tech Soup Blog

Serving as a geographical and cultural bridge between Europe and the Middle East, Turkey is a country that shares borders with both Syria and Iraq (not to mention another six * countries). Are you sitting down?! We've got some exciting news. But first, some context: Let's start with a volatile mix of Syrian refugees, border conflicts paired with complicated politics , protests, Internet censorship, and a youth unemployment rate of 20 percent.

Leaders in Nonprofit Technology: Daniel Ben-Horin

Tech Soup Blog

There’s an emotional and cultural reality that comes through these works. They’re informed on a headline level, but it’s at the expense of a depth of understanding that is crucial for being an effective social change advocate. To kick off a series of profiles on leaders in nonprofit technology, we thought we’d start close to home by featuring our TechSoup Global founder, Daniel Ben-Horin. How TechSoup Started.

Inside a Museum Website Redesign

Museum 2.0

A big image, big headline, large copy. It supports a culture of a constantly improving website. When I started at The Museum of Art & History (MAH) in May, one of my priorities was redesigning our website. I didn't want to do anything fancy--just make the site more functional, lively, easy to update, and reflective of the new institutional vision of being a community hub. You can see the site circa February 2011 here , and the current site here.

The International Museum of Women Wants Your Story (Men Too!)

Have Fun - Do Good

They are accepting film, audio, images and text on these issues: War & Dialogue : Women's Perspectives Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2006 Let us take you beyond the headlines and show you how war is affecting the lives of young women around the world-both in conflict zones and outside them. Image & Identity: Culture behind clothes Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2007 Appearances aren’t everything, or are they?

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Elevating Advocacy Voices for Children Through Social Media

Beth Kanter

Using this positive philosophy in Utah and taking into account our political and cultural environment means that our messaging briefly acknowledges the challenges facing kids in our state but heavily emphasizes our solutions and the progress we are making. fans and followers, tailoring messaging to be platform-appropriate, and using images and eye-catching headlines to make sure our messages are seen and read.

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AdWords: the anti-banner | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Case in point (animation removed for everyone’s sanity): Does this signal a generational shift in the culture of advertisers? Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

Intersting Post: Information Overload and the FOOD IS THOUGHT Metaphor

Network-Centric Advocacy

And actually did for several millenia before the cultures had any contact. After all, you have to, at the very least, glance at a news headline or email subject line for a tenth of a second to decide whether or not you want to process (or eat) it. I love this riff. For a long time people in the nonprofit sector that I work with have complained about information overload. In this following post, the author spells out information overload like a Vegas buffet.

[VIDEO] Using WhatsApp to Increase Engagement with Multicultural Communities


Culturally specific communication is the second thing. So always consider what are some aspects of the culture you’re working with. So, for example, is it a hierarchical culture? Is it a culture that, you know, respects elders a lot?

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Beaconfire Survey – What was the most influential web 2.0 site of 2007? | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

While YouTube may be its more glamorous headline grabbing cousin, Flickr is more useful to more people as the taking and sharing of digital photos is much more pervasive than video.[. While YouTube may be its more glamorous headline grabbing cousin, Flickr is more useful to more people as the taking and sharing of digital photos is much more pervasive than video. Jennifer : Consumerism is ingrained in the American culture and psyche.

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