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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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

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.

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.

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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NGO Bringing Internet Service To Developing World


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

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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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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.

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”.

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.

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.

Strategic Planning: How To Design, Develop, And Implement


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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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 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

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.

#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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Leadership Development in Nonprofits: Identifying Toxic Signs of Ego in Your Development Space

ASU Lodestar Center

Nonprofit organizations have added pressure in the area of Leadership Development due to smaller staff sizes, with smaller salaries. Between being understaffed, stretching resources and constantly training new people, little energy is left over to put into leadership development.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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


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.

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.

EveryAction Development: Make Your Fundraising Tools Work For You


With EveryAction Development, we’ve made it truly simple to manage your donors in one, unified platform, giving you more time to focus on your organization’s mission, raise more money, and operate more efficiently. Recently, I caught up with Melissa Wyers, Executive Director of EveryAction, to chat all things EveryAction Development. What is EveryAction Development? EveryAction Development is what nonprofits have wanted but didn’t think was possible.

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

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!

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

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

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.

The most effective method to Determine Who to Hire To Be Your Next Ideal Web Developer

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Basic Benefits and Drawbacks You Need to Know About Different Web Developer Types. Web DevelopmentI get requested to do site evaluates a considerable measure and now and again it’s out and out unfortunate to catch wind of the battles and difficulties business people and entrepreneurs confront when endeavoring to locate the correct web designer.

Developers and Nonprofits Come Together to Make Apps for Change

Tech Soup Blog

Last week, Caravan Studios , a division of TechSoup, and Twilio co-hosted a breakfast for nonprofits and app developers. But in order to make that happen, they need to align with developers who can make that technology work. So, what are these nonprofits and developers working on?

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.

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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