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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Experiential Leadership Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve just returned from week-long leadership development program in Israel called “ Reality Storytellers ” hosted by the Schusterman Foundation. ” I like the way leadership development ideas were integrated into the program.

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How To Develop Your Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

In part one of this series, “ 5 Cases for Building Nonprofit Operating Reserves ,” I outlined how reserves provide stability and promote strategic decision making for nonprofit organizations.

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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”.

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.

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.

Taking Personal Development Seriously


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.

Creating a Development Army: The Next BIG Thing in Fundraising


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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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 Your Professional Development Global!

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Maureen O''Brien Development Director Musical Instrument Museum I recently had the opportunity to travel to Paris, France to attend the 5ème conférence de fundraising pour le secteur culturel (5th conference on fundraising for the cultural sector) put on by the Association Française des Fundraisers (French Association of Fundraisers). I was able to participate thanks in part to professional development grants from Arizona Commission on the Arts and Sigma Alpha Iota.

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.

How to: Develop an Advanced Understanding of Social Media


Check out some of these courses that can help you to develop a more complex understanding of your fellow social media user.

#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.

Making Your Volunteer Mark - Developing Meaningful Relationships and Memorable Connections through Volunteering


As volunteers, we understand the importance of promoting the spirit of volunteerism, compassion, equality, and social/environmental justice through the service opportunities we take part in

Developing Apps with a Community-Centered Approach

Tech Soup Blog

Caravan Studios also does the hands-on work of developing the apps to ensure that the ideas, designs, and ultimately, the apps themselves are adoptable by those who need them most. Caravan Studios has developed three apps so far (with others in the works): SafeNight , 4Bells , and Range.

Emotions vs. Numbers| Developing the Right Strategy for Your Next Fundraising Appeal

Connection Cafe

There are two ways these posts about soliciting donors start: Either we begin with a metaphor about how asking a donor for time or money is like a. some sort of romantic proposition (prom, date, marriage), or b.

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!

How to Hire a Fantastic Development Director


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.

The Talent Development Pipeline: Putting People First in Social Change Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Terry and Rusty Stahl have just published a new book, “ The Talent Development Platform ,” that provides strategic and practical information to help nonprofits guide, nurture, and strengthen the next generation of nonprofit leaders. Source: Talent Development Platform.

Are Nonprofits Wasting Time Developing Mobile Apps?


Your probably not suprised by these trends, so why are nonprofits so obsessed with developing apps that probably aren't generating much return of an investment?

The ABCs of Board Development: Recruiting the Right Nonprofit Board Members

NonProfit Hub

The post The ABCs of Board Development: Recruiting the Right Nonprofit Board Members appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. This post was originally featured in our May/June edition of the Nonprofit Hub Magazine. To get our next issue delivered to your mailbox, sign up here. _.

Book Giveaway: Marketing in the Round: How To Develop An Integrated Marketing Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Marketing in the Round is a new book by colleague Geoff Livingston and co-author Gini Dietrich that explores how to develop an integrated marketing campaign in an age of social media and mobile.

Five Social Media Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As a follow-up to Five Online Fundraising Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries , below are five social media best practices specifically tailored for small NGOs in developing countries.

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Five Online Fundraising Best Practices for Small NGOs in Developing Countries

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Next week Nonprofit Tech for Good will feature five social media best practices specifically tailored for NGOs in developing countries (subscribe to the e-newsletter in the upper right to receive a copy via email).

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Forget Strategy: Develop a Social Media Philosophy


Kevin Wolfe. Social Instigator. DonorDrive. With the social landscape feeling more like a tilt-a-whirl than solid ground, it's far better for a non-profit to adopt a social media philosophy than a strategy. Social media changes fast. According to Zac Johnson, Head of Youth Marketing at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, within a short time the life of a social media channel (from the first time you hear about it to the last time you use it) will be two years.

Developing the Data Value Chain


Andrew Means. Founder. The Impact Lab. "Data can create real value for your organization, but it isn’t pixie dust you can just sprinkle down for magical results." " Data is like crude oil. In and of itself it isn’t valuable. Only when you do you something with it does it create real value. Only when it goes through a process is value created from this raw resource.

How to Be a Web Developer’s Dream Client

See What's Out There

The post How to Be a Web Developer’s Dream Client appeared first on The See3 Blog. Being a great client can help your web project stay on time and on budget. Read 4 easy things you can do to create a great relationship between your organization and an external web team. web approvals client collaboration communication project management vision web project

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!

How the Head of UNDP Uses Twitter To Engage Around Development Policy Goals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I listened in to a Twitter chat with Helen Clark, head of UNDP , answer questions about the Millennium Development Goals , including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. Love this!

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Nonprofits and App Developers Combine Forces for Community Change

Tech Soup Blog

These events bring together app developers with people from the nonprofit world to present new ideas and improve on social good projects already in use. Why Nonprofits Should Get Involved in App Development.

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

Using Data Effectively in Your Grants Strategy Development

Tech Soup Blog

At GrantStation , we survey nonprofits to help develop new strategies to serve our member organizations. My editor called me out on this one: in the original copy, " development" was written as "devilment." " For many of us, when it comes to incorporating data into our grantseeking strategies, "devilment" might have been right. How Data Can Improve Your Grantseeking.

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Starting a Nonprofit: The Importance of Developing a Business Plan

NonProfit Hub

The post Starting a Nonprofit: The Importance of Developing a Business Plan appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Many nonprofits start out on a wing and a prayer but without a legit business plan.

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Ushahidi Develops Innovative Tools for Nonprofits and Others Working to Benefit the Public

Tech Soup Blog

Ushahidi has been developing open-source crisis mapping software for over eight years now. Along with its original crisis mapping work, now called Ushahidi Tracker , Ushahidi has developed new mapping and data management tools.

Connecting Nonprofits and Developers to Create Better Apps for Change

Tech Soup Blog

One of Caravan Studios' great strengths is convening. Caravan brings together people who share similar interests or professional backgrounds and creates events to highlight innovation, to connect smart people, and to surface problems technology might.( read more

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.

A 2017 Outlook on Corporate Responsibility

Connection Cafe

Also, aligning results with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will gain more attention and will factor into storytelling, particularly with the growing importance of public-private partnerships in business.

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.

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.

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Bringing a Network Mindset to Board Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I just published a blog post over at the SSIR blog called “ Bringing a Network Mindset to Board Development.”

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