Grantseeking in 2017: Know the Scene — Demonstrate Inclusion

Tech Soup Blog

In this post I would like to share my thinking around the importance of demonstrating to the grantmaker that your organization reaches out to, and includes, varying cultures. Demonstrating Inclusion.

Demonstrating Membership Value

Wild Apricot Blog

Research suggests that membership rates are stabilizing for organizations offering member value. Here's an overview of the 2011 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report and some food for thought on building membership relationships that last. read more ). membership

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Time-Saving Hacks to Write More Blog Posts – A Video Demonstration

John Haydon

At the end of this post, you’ll find a 6-minute video demonstration of exactly what I do, step-by-step, for each blog post: Make an Outline – Assuming you’ve selected useful topic to write about, all you need at the beginning is a basic framework to support the copy.

Demonstrating Non-profit Success and The Overhead Myth

Wild Apricot Blog

Here''s a look at the "Overhead Myth" and calls for new ways of thinking about and measuring non-profit and charity success. Non-profits

3 Ideas for Inspiring Member Loyalty and Demonstrating Value

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are some ideas on ways associations can inspire mutual loyalty and demonstrate member value. membership-value

3 Tricks To Getting More Out Of A Software Demo


Rather than sitting through a “one size fits all” demo, take charge and make the most out of this demonstration. Leadership Tech demonstrations software demo upgrading technology Image courtesy of the European Commission.

How to Demonstrate Software


Often its largely on the basis of the demonstration that many of us will make a final selection of software for our needs. For the last 4 months, I have managed to either sit through demonstrations or demonstrate myself approximately 30 software packages for various nonprofit technology projects, including a number of donor database systems. Educate the audience: Many participants in demonstrations do not know what to expect, and how to participate.

How To Demonstrate Integrity As A Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Some words of wisdom from author Thomas Teal : Integrity in management means : being responsible communicating clearly keeping promises being an honest broker avoiding hidden agendas knowing oneself Also, explains Teal : Great managers serve two masters; one organizational, one moral.

Demonstration of Clogging by Javier Sola

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm starting with the last one first - the grand finale of Javier Sola demonstrating clogging. Click To Play. I'm back after 36 hours of travel. I edited the many videos I took. Clogging or cloggers also stands for "cambodian blogger or clogger" Now, for some sleep! More later

March of Dimes: A Networked Memorial Service Demonstrates Ambient Intimacy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: Spohrs Are Multiplying I happened to notice that the tag #maddie was trending on Twitter as few days ago. My first thought was to mentally run the names of celebrities with the first name Madeline. I drew a blank, so I clicked over and started to read the Twitter stream.

Northeast Denver Housing Center Uses Esri ArcGIS Maps to Demonstrate Housing Needs

Tech Soup Blog

"We also used maps to demonstrate to funders and city officials our impact in our Healthy Homes Initiative, where we provide home improvement assistance to reduce risk from lead poisoning and asthma triggers in low-income homes."

Send in the Science Clowns: A Frustrated Reaction to a Science Center Demonstration

Museum 2.0

The show was a standard science center demonstration; about fifteen minutes, featuring a classic science experiment (all objects fall at the same rate) and a core message (when scientists are curious about something, they do an experiment to understand it).

Dr. Hendrie, Sharing Foundation Founder Demonstrates That You're Never Too Old To Make A Difference!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with the Sharing Foundation's founder, Dr. Nancy Hendrie, a retired pediatrician in her seventies to work on a couple of projects and get ready for the final phase of the our America's GIving Challenge campaign.

Measuring and Demonstrating Impact: An Interview with The Knight Foundation's Mayur Patel


What struck me is that it demonstrates an outcome – not just the outputs that the organization accomplished, but the outcome that the organization’s mission works towards as part of its theory of change.

10 Fast Tips to Boost E-newsletter Performance - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


1)It demonstrates that you care about issues that directly affect peoples lives, and 2) because those issues are close to home, people are much more likely to respond.

New Data Shows Why Donors Breakup With Nonprofits


One of the reasons I appreciate research like this is because it demonstrates the importance of providing the best constituent experiences no matter if you work in the nonprofit world or the for-profit world. Ever wonder why your nonprofit donors decide to stop supporting your organization?

Supporting Arts and Cultural Organizations Makes a Big Impact

Connection Cafe

How do you demonstrate tangible impact so they don’t think of you as a form of entertainment but rather as an essential part of the community? It’s December and that can only mean one thing: the end of year fundraising campaign is in full swing!

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Brandraising: How to Demonstrate Your Value with a Clear Strategy (Marshmallows Optional)


It wouldn't be unusual if thinking about your organization as a brand makes you just a little uncomfortable. After all, social change isn't a commodity: you're not selling breakfast cereal; you're trying to change the world. Although I, for one, would be more likely to donate if it somehow involved colored marshmallows.). Instead, think of branding as a way to make your job easier.

Free Webinar on March 14! Google+ and Google+ Hangouts for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar begins with a general introduction to Google+ and then quickly moves on to a brief demonstration on how to create a Google+ Page for your nonprofit. Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: Free (One Time Only – Usually $50). How to Register: Sign up !

The Nonprofit Accounting Cheat Sheet

Connection Cafe

This handy infographic demonstrates the things that make nonprofit accounting unique, and it’s all together in one easy-to-scan guide.

Five Reasons Why Every Nonprofit Needs a Sustained Giving Program

Connection Cafe

But, if you don’t nurture the relationship and regularly demonstrate the impact of their giving, that could quickly change. They’re loyal, engaged, and have demonstrated their commitment to your nonprofit. Sustained giving. Recurring giving. Monthly giving.

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The Real Rules of Board Membership: Finding Your Seat at the Right Table

Connection Cafe

Concentrating your giving will maximize the impact of your gift and demonstrate your commitment to and passion for the cause. You’ve made your gift, made yourself visible, and demonstrated your desire to serve, now what?

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Seeing Through Walls for Greater Independence!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

She and one of her graduate students demonstrated their Emerald technology, and it was the first time I’d seen this capability. She demonstrated fall detection, heartbeat, breathing detection, and more. Kent Presents 2016 I just attended the second annual Kent Presents conference in Kent, Connecticut. It’s the brainchild of Donna and Ben Rosen, a New York power couple with connections to science, technology, politics, the arts and more.

Are You Wasting Your Marketing Budget?|New Ways to Think About Spending in 2016

Connection Cafe

An infographic can be a great way to demonstrate your yearly impact to new and existing donors—to communicate important facts and figures while putting them into easily digestible, shareable “bites” of information. Ah, December!

Nonprofit Book Review: Social Startup Success – A Must Read for 2018

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few highlights of the questions she addresses: How can nonprofit organizations improve their programs with testing and demonstrate impact without funding at an early stage?

How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

Connection Cafe

And by asking those questions and looking through the outcomes lens for all of our initiatives, our results story began to demonstrate real impact. Back in my days as a Corporate Funder, I was routinely asked to provide giving details for our organization.

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5 Best Practices for Converting Volunteers to Donors

Connection Cafe

Creating a personalized experience for volunteers demonstrates organization and value. It is not a secret that nonprofits need volunteers and donors to achieve their goals and carry out their mission. The question is, is your organization focusing on the volunteer base that you already have?

[New Report] Giving in an Election Year

Connection Cafe

What the findings in this report demonstrate is that, just over 180 years after Alexis de Tocqueville published Democracy in America, civic engagement is as highly valued today as it was then. An election year always focuses the mind—on many different things.

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May 28 Webinar: Google+ and Google+ Hangouts for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar begins with a general introduction to Google+ and then quickly moves on to a brief demonstration on how to create a Google+ Page for your nonprofit. Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: $50 or Spring Webinar Special. How to Register: Sign up !

How Can You Grow Your Sustained Giving Program?

Connection Cafe

If you’ve successfully demonstrated how their support matters and kept them engaged, then increasing their commitment to your nonprofit should come naturally. You never know what might be the next Great Big Idea that inspires your donors—stories, premiums, or demonstrated impact.

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Engaging Millennials for Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

Stories naturally demonstrate impact in a tangible way and when they are told well, they make the reader feel like the hero.

How Good Is Your Community Management?


And when we do that, we can demonstrate not only the common issues, challenges and best practices of community, we can also dig into communities that are nonprofit/for-profit, small/large, public/private, old/new – just like yours. Research busts myths, and demonstrates impact.

Solutions Day 2017 – It’s All Here!


5-minute demonstrations on the latest and greatest solutions. Digital business isn’t a sideline anymore.

Turning Event Donors into Annual Donors

Connection Cafe

They’ve demonstrated they’re able and willing to donate. Not only will you stand out, you’ll demonstrate a more personal approach to starting the conversation. How do I get more out of my event donors ?

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Can Your Nonprofit Accounting Software Do This?

Connection Cafe

Regardless of the size or scope of an organization’s mission, nonprofits are expected to demonstrate responsible stewardship to constituents through tangible data.

How Nonprofits Can Use Storytelling to Boost Donor Retention

Connection Cafe

Stories show donors their impact in action and clearly demonstrates how, through giving, a donor has helped solve a problem or meet a need.

Knowing When to Choose a Nonprofit-Specific Accounting Solution

Connection Cafe

For this reason, it can be challenging to present timely, accurate data to external stakeholders while demonstrating fiscal responsibility internally. Nonprofit organizations are accountable to a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

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A New Standard for Board Giving

Connection Cafe

It is ambitious, but we need to pay attention to what research has demonstrated and to what board members are clearly saying. In a recently conducted survey of my linked-in colleagues, I asked about their involvement with nonprofit boards.

Four Facebook Status Functions Your Nonprofit May Not Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Some of your best learning on social media occurs when you just start clicking around and see what happens.

Free Webinar for Nonprofits in Asia Pacific! How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media Successfully and Build Their Digital Libraries

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Next, the webinar highlights the need to create a video and digital photography library and demonstrates how to use Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Movie Maker to create videos and slideshows for YouTube and Flickr. Date: Thursday, April 26.