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.)

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.

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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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.

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 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.

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[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.

Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace

SocialFish

It also includes a copy of Jamie’s Generational Differences in the Workplace e-book. 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

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.

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.

The Difference Between Positive Feedback And Praise

Eric Jacobsen Blog

There is an important difference between giving your employees positive feedback and giving them praise. Positive feedback focuses on the specifics of job performance.

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.

[Twitter Takeover] #GivingTuesday: One Day to Make a World of Difference

Nonprofit Tech for Good

On Tuesday, August 6, @GivingTuesday will takeover @NonprofitOrgs for 24 hours to lead a conversation about how to set your nonprofit up for success, what the data tells us about who’s giving on GivingTuesday, and how you can get involved in the biggest giving movement of all time.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Different Training Media for Better Learning

Gyrus

The point is that I sought out different types of materials in different mediums: print, discussion forums, tech manuals, pictures, and videos. Learning occurs a lot of different ways. ” The post Different Training Media for Better Learning appeared first on Gyrus.

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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. _.

Magento 2 – how it’s different than Magento 1

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Here are a few points that explain the difference between Magento 1 and Magento 2: Architecture – The team of Magento development Toronto has not just added new features but also improved various features in the previous version. The Magento 2 overlaps the core code instead of overriding it, so this difference is useful for developers.

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.

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.

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.

Magento 2 – how it’s different than Magento 1

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Here are a few points that explain the difference between Magento 1 and Magento 2: Architecture – The team of Magento development Toronto has not just added new features but also improved various features in the previous version. The Magento 2 overlaps the core code instead of overriding it, so this difference is useful for developers.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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?

Gamification vs Game-Based eLearning: Do You know the Difference?

Gyrus

A lot of industry professionals use these terms interchangeably without realizing how different they are in terms of their meanings and functions. The post Gamification vs Game-Based eLearning: Do You know the Difference?

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

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.