#GivingSkills: Doing #GivingTuesday Differently

Connection Cafe

What are the other ways you’re doing #GivingTuesday differently? We’ve all heard of #GivingTuesday. This global event, which takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (this Tuesday, December 3 rd ) was created in 2012 as a day encouraging people to give back, a much-needed call to generosity and giving at the exact time of year where Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season often demands that we do the opposite.

Making a difference: It takes a village

VolunteerMark

Hello my name is Andrew. I''m the co-founder of VolunteerMark. I''m not a regular blog contributor but today I just wanted to reflect on some of the amazing opportunities we have been given. Thank you to all our great partners. I hope that by reading this, you will be inspired to collaborate with someone new, possibly unexpected, and work together to solve an important problem. Nobody can work alone

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The Difference Between Informal And Formal Mentoring

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Sometimes, though, not everyone understands the important difference between informal mentoring and formal mentoring. Sports heroes mention their mentors at award ceremonies. Successful business people thank their mentors at career milestone celebrations.

Generational Differences Are Real

SocialFish

It doesn’t take a lot of searching on the web to find essays, posts, and articles that declare generational differences a big lie. Many of them center around Millennials, particularly because that generation has been covered in the press with many different names (Gen Y, NetGen, etc.) and many different start and end dates. Here’s my short version: Generational differences are rooted in values. Think about it, are men and women different?

Do ice buckets really make a difference?

VolunteerMark

Can ice bucketers really make a difference? Join the conversation this week as we question the notion that a viral social media campaign can lead to genuine engagement with a cause. We''ll consider the challenge, and evidence that your non-profit may be able to find much more effective tools

Generational Differences Are Real

SocialFish

It doesn’t take a lot of searching on the web to find essays, posts, and articles that declare generational differences a big lie. Many of them center around Millennials, particularly because that generation has been covered in the press with many different names (Gen Y, NetGen, etc.) and many different start and end dates. Here’s my short version: Generational differences are rooted in values. Think about it, are men and women different?

Small Effort, Big Difference

Connection Cafe

It's these small opportunities to make a difference to our customers, our supporters, our patients, or to strangers; this is what marks us out as human. I suspect that next time that young mum is in a car park with someone in front who's struggling she might just reach into her pocket to see whether she can create a disproportionate difference with a small amount of effort. Author: James Burden. Imagine you're in the queue at the car park pay-on-exit machine.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’m warning you – this is snarky. I was only vaguely following the brou-ha-ha over Causes leaving Myspace. Only vaguely because I don’t really keep close track of the goings on in the Social Networking space: it’s not my passion. I use them a lot, both for work as well as for personal use. I know they are becoming an increasingly important tool for nonprofits in communicating with their constituents, and so I do keep them in my peripheral vision, for sure.

Nonprofit Advertising: A Guide to Different Approaches and Examples

Wild Apricot

Advertising for your nonprofit doesn't have to be expensive. This guide will give you lots of ideas on how to make the most of your advertising budget and broaden your reach

How and Why Nonprofits Need to Think Differently

NonProfit Hub

There are dozens, maybe hundreds of nonprofit education blogs out there, but we’re trying to make our readers think a little differently. They’re helping me think differently! We aren’t the only ones urging nonprofits to think differently, to be sure. If you have thoughts on how the nonprofit industry can think differently for the better, take them to the comments or shoot us a note at info@nonprofithub.org.

[Cool Tools] Think differently about event sponsorship

SocialFish

How might you think differently about how you manage event sponsorships? Introducing Eventr.io , the event & sponsorship marketplace. They are part of a larger group of tradeshow and event consultants, association management experts and event tech companies, and they are eager to change your perception about how the event ecosystem can work. Here’s an event sponsorship cheat sheet to get the wheels turning.

The Difference Between A Mission And A Vision

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here's a good definition of the difference between a mission and a vision by leadership book authors George Bradt, Jayme A. Check and Jorge Pedraza: Mission - A mission guides what people do every day. It informs what roles need to exist in the organization.

Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace

SocialFish

It also includes a copy of Jamie’s Generational Differences in the Workplace e-book. Here’s the description: In this on-demand training program, you will receive the tools and concepts you need to start leveraging the full power of generational differences inside your organization. . WHOO HOO! I am super excited to share with you our brand new Generations on-demand course.

That Page Really Does Look Different

AFP Blog

That Page Really Does Look Different : That Page Really Does Look Different There's no need to adjust your computer screen October 2011 If you look at a nonprofit profile on GuideStar over the next couple of weeks (and if you are not logged in as a GuideStar Premium or GuideStar Charity Check subscriber), you'll see a new look. We're testing different versions of a new summary section that puts the information donors want most front and center

Make A Difference Day

Wild Apricot

Saturday, 22 October is Make A Difference Day! Here's some information on how you can get involved. Volunteers

Difference between Training Management Systems vs Learning Management Systems

Gyrus

Exploring the key differences between Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Training Management Systems (TMS) is important for business owners to fulfill training goals

Content strategy for associations is different

SocialFish

Because content is our business. We can’t give it all away. Have you read the feature article in the August 2011 edition of Associations Now? It’s called “ Map Out Your Content Strategy ” and it’s a pretty good overview of the content challenges that every association faces. For me, there is no cliche more cringe-inducing than “content is king.” Thankfully, the AN article does not include that phrase. If content were king, associations would all be royalty online. We have content.

The Difference Between Profit and Profitable

NonProfit Hub

If you’re at a small nonprofit and wear a lot of different hats, make a small step to update a donor database by doing a little each day. The post The Difference Between Profit and Profitable appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Profit isn’t a word that nonprofits feel comfortable with. It implies that they’re making money when they’re trying to make an impact instead.

Building Loyalty Through a Different Kind of Membership Program

Connection Cafe

Many stores I shop at reward loyalty by allowing customers to earn points for different purchases as well. Many membership programs reward their loyal members with things like free admission, gift shop discounts, and invitations to special events, but what if you let your members choose which benefits they want? I travel pretty regularly, and as such, I’ve racked up enough miles to have gold status with my frequent flier miles.

The Difference between Training and Development.

Gyrus

However, there is a distinct difference between their meanings and implications, which are often overlooked by a majority of professionals. Let us look at the image below to understand the difference between training and development. The post The Difference between Training and Development.

Donor Trips as a Different Way of Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

Donor trips are a different take on the “major event” fundraising concept. The post Donor Trips as a Different Way of Fundraising appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Face-to-face interaction is an important aspect of any organization, especially when it comes to fundraising. If your donors come from all over the world, that interaction isn’t always possible. That’s where donor trips come in.

Writing Appeals – Dare to be Different

Connection Cafe

Success in having major gift prospects comes from having a good annual fund. … Annual Fund Direct Mail Fundraising fundraising appeals Major gifts

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Each year, the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is the nonprofit industry's signature technology event, and 2019 will be no different. Join us at ILA to learn how to break through the challenges of shifting practices, advocate for all students, and make a difference in and out of the classroom. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar!

Digital differences | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

AFP Blog

Digital differences | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project : oday, differences in internet access still exist among different demographic groups, especially when it comes to access to high-speed broadband at home. The ways in which people connect to the internet are also much more varied today than they were in 2000. As a result, internet access is no longer synonymous with going online with a desktop computer. Read more

Crossfit, Human Rights, Shakespeare and the Zoo| How Making it Personal Makes all the Difference

Connection Cafe

It will make a difference not only to your bottom line, but to the meaning you have in the individual giver’s mind. Seemingly disparate organizations, but the—y all have one thing in common: they all made it personal. To be honest, I don’t care at all about Crossfit. I would never in a million years go to a Crossfit gym. But a few friends decided to participate in a workout challenge and asked for support by way of donating to their favorite causes.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

Within one type of work, consider what different tiers of responsibility look like. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact.

The Difference Between Being Fiscally Responsible and Pinching Pennies

NonProfit Hub

It comes down to determining the difference between necessity and want. The post The Difference Between Being Fiscally Responsible and Pinching Pennies appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. You work for a non profit. And that means spending minimal amounts of money and pinching every dollar to get by, right? That’s the way many nonprofits think, but it’s not necessarily true. The secret is this: you shouldn’t feel bad about spending money.

What are the difference between Public, Shared and Private proxies?

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You decided to use a proxy in order to protect yourself on the internet and you found out that there are several different types of proxies, so which one is for you? The post What are the difference between Public, Shared and Private proxies? What type of proxy is best for your needs? You have heard about some private proxies, some shared and some public proxies, but. appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Proxy Server

Next Time, Answer a Different Question

See What's Out There

Next time someone asks you what your organization does, answer a different question. The post Next Time, Answer a Different Question appeared first on See3 It can be hard for nonprofits to land on language that describes what they do. Because so many organizations do so much great stuff. And when you’re close to the work, it’s tough to “read the label from inside the jar” and just name it. But really, it’s not about what you do. It’s about what what you do does.

Crowdsourcing vs Community-sourcing: What’s the difference and the opportunity?

Amy Sample Ward

This time around, my topic was Crowdsourcing vs Community-Sourcing, answering questions about the difference is and what the opportunities are for organizations looking to get connected outside their organization. Communicating with the crowd and the community are very different but can both be really valuable for the success of your campaign or call to action. Last week I presented for my second time with Nonprofit Webinars.

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

EveryAction

ActionKit is used by progressive organizations around the world to make a difference, raise more funds, and engage more users. Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C., May 8, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading provider of software serving over 15,000 nonprofits, announced today that it has acquired We Also Walk Dogs Inc., more commonly known by their product’s name, ActionKit.

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3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]

EveryAction

This email requires slightly different messaging depending on whether the list you are communicating with is comprised of donors or simply supporters – download our email templates for examples of both. For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program. However, as all digital fundraisers know, effective email fundraising consists of far more than sending out an ask for donations.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

EveryAction

The most reliable way for nonprofits to increase digital engagement is to test different techniques and messages with your own audience to determine what they respond to best, and follow the results. Different giving options Your donation pages should offer users enough options to meet a broad range of donor preferences, without creating a cluttered and confusing experience. There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits.

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What’s Different About Small Membership Organizations?

Wild Apricot

We''ve just launched the 2014 Small Membership Survey - and hope you''ll participate! Small Membership Survey

How A Coach Differs From A Mentor

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Author Kristi Hedges , in her book, The Power of Presence , provides these explanations of the roles of a coach and of a mentor and how they differ from each other: The Coach shows empathy through a mixture of tough love and strong support. The coach is not afraid to push you because she sees the best in you. This leader has a good sense of what's going on in the rest of your life and isn't afraid to mention it as it relates to your performance and potential.

Content strategy for associations is different

SocialFish

In Ohio, we called these "elephant ears." " Is that weird? Because content is our business. We can’t give it all away. Have you read the feature article in the August 2011 edition of Associations Now? It’s called “ Map Out Your Content Strategy ” and it’s a pretty good overview of the content challenges that every association faces. For me, there is no cliche more cringe-inducing than “content is king.”

Sustaining Innovation (in Many Different Situations)

Museum 2.0

The fourth post , which raised a question about two different conditions for innovation--a stable institution with slack to foster innovation, versus a hard-driving institution making change on a shoestring. I'm in Europe right now, on a mix of vacation and work. The work is focused on "innovation."

The Difference Between Being Fiscally Responsible and Pinching Pennies

NonProfit Hub

It comes down to determining the difference between necessity and want. The post The Difference Between Being Fiscally Responsible and Pinching Pennies appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. You work for a non profit. And that means spending minimal amounts of money and pinching every dollar to get by, right? That’s the way many nonprofits think, but it’s not necessarily true. The secret is this—you shouldn’t feel bad about spending money.

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

EveryAction

EveryAction takes any supporter record that has an email address and automatically matches it to nearly 100 different social networks - including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn. #13. Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. If you're not already an EveryAction user, here's 50 reasons to make the switch today. #1.

A New Landing Page, Just for Fundraisers

EveryAction

Each individual widget links to different reports and searches to allow a deeper, real-time analysis of the data you rely on. Fundraising professionals often have enormous workloads, so it's critical that they're able to quickly access top-line data about their various fundraising channels and easily accomplish related tasks.

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2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

EveryAction

Each of these five organizations exemplifies different ways to make industry best practices and technology tools work in a way that resonates with their supporter base. With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals. Successful fundraising campaigns come in many shapes and sizes, and not every tactic works for every organization's audience.

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Apple & Microsoft Take Different Approaches to Japan Relief

AFP Blog

Apple & Microsoft Take Different Approaches to Japan Relief: "First up, Microsoft. The company tweeted a plea on its Bing search engine Twitter account, offering to donate up to $100,000 for earthquake victims, but under one condition: that users would retweet the message, which would result in Microsoft increasing its donations by one dollar per retweet

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Facebook, Twitter play different roles in connecting mobile readers to news | Pew Research Center

AFP Blog

Facebook, Twitter play different roles in connecting mobile readers to news | Pew Research Center : "Facebook sends by far the most mobile readers to news sites of any social media site, while Twitter mobile users spend more engaged time with news content, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of audience behavior metrics from 30 news sites.

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