Accounting for Development Gifts

Connection Cafe

If it weren’t for development staff, many nonprofit organizations would be out of business tomorrow! Remember, our Development Office keeps us in business, while our Finance Office keeps us out of jail!

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Breaking Down the Barriers: Hospital Marketing and Development Collaboration

Connection Cafe

Contrary to popular belief, this sentence from Rudyard Kipling’s 1889 poem is NOT referring to the historic lack of cooperation between hospital marketing and development departments. It is true, though, that most hospital marketing and development professionals seem to live in separate hemispheres. In spite of the fact that both departments rely on excellent communications to achieve their desired outcomes, there is little to no work product developed or created in common.

Revitalizing Global Partnerships to Further the Sustainable Development Goals

Connection Cafe

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present us with a great opportunity to address the world’s most pressing issues and, as we are quickly learning, we need to work together across sectors and borders to strengthen our means of implementation.

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New Report Shows How to Take Your Professional Development Into Your Own Hands

Connection Cafe

What does professional development look like when you are busy delivering programs and managing mission-critical tasks? We know it can be frustrating to find the time to invest in your professional development, and difficult to know which providers are best for you.

My Tools: Development

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Since I am a web developer, the core of my development workflow is, for sure, a browser. IRC and Pastebin rock my world for getting help in troubleshooting problems, and IRC is great just for chilling with other developers. Consulting Development Technology Zen Software web

Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The project, which combined peer learning and mentoring together with an online “ Emerging Leaders Playbook ,” offered a new and entirely virtual approach to leadership development. Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development. Flickr Image – ImageGroup.

Philanthropy and Sustainable Development: Our Role as Interlocutors for Good

Connection Cafe

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected” – an inspiring thought on how we will achieve the formidable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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How To Identify And Develop Emerging Talent

Eric Jacobsen Blog

James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. Developing Leaders Developing Talent Emerging Talent Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leading Change

How Development and Finance Can Get Along (Really!)

Connection Cafe

Most people understand that their Development and Finance Departments are both critical to the success of their nonprofit organization. Your Development Department is the “face” of your organization in your community.

A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

According to talent and development experts, micro-learning is disrupting more traditional types of learning: a longer online course online or an in-person course workshop.

The Next Five Big Trends in Mobile App Development

Byte Technology

And in no specific sector is that more true than in field of mobile app development. So what does 2016 hold in store in the realm of app development trends? In addition, it will be easier to rollout new apps when developers can access tools via the cloud.

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Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “ Meet the Modern Learner ” is an excellent summary of the challenges facing trainers who need to design and deliver professional development for nonprofit professionals. Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “Meet the Modern Learner”.

NGO Bringing Internet Service To Developing World

TechImpact

In places like rural Africa, reliable internet service is hard to come by.

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Silicon Valley’s Developing Conscience: It’s Called Apple

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We should not be able to compel software developers to sabotage security protections that they carefully built for excellent reasons. Silicon Valley has a problem. In our quest to build better products and better meet the needs of the world for information, we built the most amazing system for effortless government surveillance as a byproduct. It is now incumbent on Silicon Valley to remedy this situation.

By Design: The Next Big Trends in Website Development

Byte Technology

The post By Design: The Next Big Trends in Website Development appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog. Like all things in the virtual world and online living things seem to move at the speed of light, and website designers are no exception.

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How To Be A Developing Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

One of my favorite lessons from the book, The DNA of Leadership , is the importance of being a developing leader. Developing Leaders Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

Be A Developing Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

One of my favorite lessons from the book, The DNA of Leadership , is the importance of being a developing leader. Books For Managers Management Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Effective Leadership General Management Skills Developing Leaders

How to Hire a Fantastic Development Director

BoardAssist

Having the right Development Director leading your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts is critical. For pointers on how to hire that perfect Development Director, guest blogger Amy Eisenstein weighed in this week with her very helpful thoughts on how to meet this challenge and more.

Strategic Planning: How To Design, Develop, And Implement

TechImpact

Whether your nonprofit is run by a board, a handful of employees, or by members of your community, the onus almost always falls squarely on the shoulders of the executive director to develop and ultimately meet the goals set by an organization’s strategic plan. Develop.

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The Power of Information: New Technologies for Philanthropy and Development

Amy Sample Ward

Description : The Indigo Trust and Institute for Philanthropy, working closely with The Omidyar Network will convene this conference on how the developing world is using information technology to improve social outcomes. Our aim is to help philanthropists and the donor community understand what information and communications technology can do to improve philanthropic interventions across all sectors in the developed and developing world. Date : September 15, 2011.

How To Identify And Develop Emerging Talent In Your Company

Eric Jacobsen Blog

James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. Developing Leaders Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership TalentFrom the book, Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change , comes this useful checklist from author H.

Think Like a (Real Estate) Developer: Introducing Abbott Square, Part 9

Museum 2.0

This is the ninth in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ( MAH )'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. Building the Abbott Square project taught me a whole new mindset: that of the real estate developer.

Taking Personal Development Seriously

SocialFish

Frequently, these intentions are related to personal development. Other things get in the way, new developments get our attention, and, frankly, our will power to do the hard work needed to carry through with the resolution wasn’t as strong as we thought it would be.

CiviCRM Developer Camp

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I got to spend one day at CiviCRM developer camp this week. develops.). Unfortunately, it came after 4 long days of conferencing, after many exhausting days of work, so I wasn’t at my peak. But I learned a lot, and thought I’d share some of what I took away from that day. First, the core team shared some of the new stuff coming out in version 2.3, and it is awe-some. One of the major reasons CiviCRM gets dinged as a CRM/DMS is that it doesn’t have reports.

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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What is the best way to deliver professional development to nonprofit emerging leaders?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note: This guest post was published on the Packard Foundation OE Blog reflects what was learned from designing and delivering leadership development for emerging nonprofit leaders. Flickr Photo by Flower Factor.

A Positive Correlation: Development Sprints

VisionLink

We use the Agile methodology of development known as SCRUM. Our developers work in 8 day sprints. These sprints develop a pacing of their own, as the development staff learns how to work well with one another. From the CEO''s perspective, this is all about quality work on schedule. I have to play by the rules, too, however.

Eight-Point Checklist For Identifying And Developing Emerging Talent

Eric Jacobsen Blog

James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. Checklist Coaching Developing Leaders Eric Jacobson Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Talent

Benetech’s Framework for Developing New Social Enterprises

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I hope this discussion helps other social enterprises examine and develop their own frameworks. We developed strong relationships with publishers who share our values and voluntarily submit high quality digital files directly to Bookshare.

How To Facilitate Leadership Development In Your Nonprofit As Part of Doing the Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the biggest challenges that many nonprofits face is the finding time and resources for professional development activities. And, when nonprofits budgets are tight, professional development often gets slashed. Register now!

Why Does Investing in Staff Development Improve Nonprofit Effectiveness?

ASU Lodestar Center

SHRM is vital to an organization because it is utilized to attract, retain and develop the associates who are considered the ‘best fit’. This limits the opportunities available for training and development, despite the benefits that SHRM can provide.

Four Unusual Professional Development Events in 2013

Museum 2.0

Ever wish for a low-cost, energizing professional development experience where you can work intensely with diverse colleagues in a risk-tolerant environment? Museum of Art and History risk participatory museum professional development

#NPTechChat — Storytelling for Sustainable Development Goals

Tech Soup Blog

In November 2015, the United Nations unanimously adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the social, economic, and environmental spectrum, plus critical pieces relating to civil society.

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How To Identify And Develop Emerging Talent

Eric Jacobsen Blog

James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. From the book, Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change , comes this useful checklist from author H. Dallas recommends that each question should be graded on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 being the best.

Saskatoon developer builds iPhone apps for charity

AFP Blog

Saskatoon developer builds iPhone apps for charity: "There are non-profits doing incredible work in our communities everyday, and Apps4Good allows people to support the non-profit community in a new way.”In In Halifax last year, 15 volunteers spent a weekend creating two apps — Wish You Were Here and Meet Me Here — that are now for sale through Apple’s apps store

Public Media Development and Marketing Conference

Amy Sample Ward

Date : July 15, 2011. Location : Pittsburgh, PA. Topic : Building a Social Media Strategy. Description : Sure, social media is evolving at the speed of light and experimentation is important. But you still need a clear strategy, a sound plan of attack, and a method of evaluating your results. Delivering our “mini-keynote” for the PMDMC Social Media Intensive is NTEN’s Membership Director, Amy Sample Ward, co-author of Social by Social, a handbook in using social technologies for social impact.

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Be A Developing Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Sunday, April 4, 2010 Be A Developing Leader One of my favorite lessons from the book, The DNA of Leadership , is the importance of being a developing leader. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

On developing a mobile strategy

SocialFish

This is a great slide deck by Jeremiah Owyang on Developing a Mobile Strategy. Developing a Mobile Strategy. I’m going to dig into this more later, but there are some great examples in here. See what you think.

Charity Develops New Crowdfunding Platform - Tech Europe - WSJ

AFP Blog

Charity Develops New Crowdfunding Platform - Tech Europe - WSJ : U.K. blood cancer charity Leukemia and Lymphoma Research is attempting to turn one of the main traditional means of fundraising on its head. Instead of somebody deciding to take part in an activity then looking for sponsors, the new Pledgeit platform enables people to challenge their friends to complete task in return for donations

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Is Social Media the Fund Development Professional’s Magic Bullet?

NonProfit Hub

Increasingly, board members are looking to development staff to devise a plan using social media to increase gift income. Development staffers are spending countless hours brainstorming the next big social media campaign.