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.

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.)

The Big Difference Between Branding and Marketing for Your NPO

NonProfit Hub

Branding and marketing are as different as my birthday and Christmas. Both situations may be close, but they serve a different purpose. I’m flattered to be juxtaposed with a day of such happiness for kids and families, but my birthday and Christmas are still different.

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Difference Between Information Governance And Data Governance

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In today’s digitized world, more and more companies are realizing and utilizing concepts such as Information Governance and data governance to stay on top of the competition.

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.

[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.

Same crap, different day

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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. Last week I presented for my second time with Nonprofit Webinars.

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play – guest post by Meghan Ventura. Note from Beth: I’ve been a fan of the Games for Change Festival since I first attended in 2006.

Board Members: Making a Difference without Making the Ask [INFOGRAPHIC]

NonProfit Hub

The post Board Members: Making a Difference without Making the Ask [INFOGRAPHIC] 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. _.

Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact. Note from Beth: Several years ago, I was got trained in design thinking facilitation methods using Luma and have incorporated these techniques into my consulting and training practice.

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.

Do Keywords Still Make a Difference in Effective Website Search Management?

Byte Technology

Therefore, it’s wiser to optimize a site based on specific meanings, themes that you repeat on different pages and which search engines combine into one category. The post Do Keywords Still Make a Difference in Effective Website Search Management?

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

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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.

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?

Is the Future of Social Media Much Different for Non-profits?

NetWits

It came out last November, but both Mashable and eMarketer published articles talking about different pieces of the report today so I thought I’d call your attention to what’s being discussed.

Disinterested or Excluded? Two Very Different Forms of Non-Participation

Museum 2.0

How can you tell the difference between these two people? Sometimes the difference isn''t even apparent to the person speaking. From the institutional standpoint, this difference matters. "I hate museums." Imagine two people saying this.

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

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.

New Study Shows Millennials Want To Make A Global Difference

Frogloop

Millennials are often the target demographic for many nonprofits, as they are known to be the most technologically-savvy with high adoption rates of smart phones, their value of entrepreneurship, and the belief that they can make a local difference, according to the Telefonica Survey.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Personas are regularly used in sales and marketing to identify, personify, and strategically message to different buyer archetypes. Choose different images or graphics, try out different subject lines and button colors, even sprinkle in emojis here and there - the possibilities are endless.

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Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Taking a little extra time to add a personal touch can make all the difference, for political campaigns and nonprofits alike.

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Why Do We Interpret Art and Science So Differently?

Museum 2.0

If we're talking about a scientist in a science museum or science center, the presentation will be completely different. A genius has just created a major body of work. Her work is monumental in her field, but her achievements are somewhat opaque to the general public.

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

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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.

How to define affiliation (and is it different than engagement?)

SocialFish

Jamie opines on this topic over at AssociationSuccess.org : “One client we’re working with created an “Affiliation and Engagement” task force. Their engagement conversation wasn’t particularly focused on membership.

The Differences Between a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and Other Tax Exemptions

NonProfit Hub

Separated by just a few lines, which route you go to classify your nonprofit will have a big difference on what type of actions are legal and how you manage your finances. The post The Differences Between a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and Other Tax Exemptions appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Think Different: I’m Thinking Android

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Created by Daniel Sieradski. Yesterday, the New York Times published this piece about Apple’s Ban of In-App Donations To Charities which outlines this nuanced issue.

It’s Not All About You | 5 Steps to Cater to the Different Preferences of your New Online Donors.

Connection Cafe

Getting rejected by seven different technologies is exhausting – in relationships and in fundraising. Here are five steps to take to better accommodate the different preferences of your constituents: Make a list of all the ways you communicate with your constituents. Girl meets boy.

It’s Not All About You | 5 Steps to Cater to the Different Preferences of your New Online Donors.

Connection Cafe

Getting rejected by seven different technologies is exhausting – in relationships and in fundraising. Here are five steps to take to better accommodate the different preferences of your constituents: Make a list of all the ways you communicate with your constituents. Girl meets boy.

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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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.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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. There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits.

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Institutional Blogs: Different Voices, Different Value

Museum 2.0

However, there are many different approaches to take--as there are with blogs in general. Nik inquired as to how I feel about museum blogs. He asked: Hey Ms. what's your take on museums that keep blogs? Worthwhile? Any good ones out there?

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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