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. Marketing is how you can influence people into perceiving your organization in a certain way. First is all of the people affected by your cause.

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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. One of the most admirable things about the people who run non-profits can also be their achilles heel: they love helping people.

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How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Are we actually making a difference? What are the right tools to help measure success? Earlier this month, the Ad Council hosted a webinar on the topic of social media ROI with three great social media minds to help us navigate these and other thorny online issues.

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. Games can also empower players to help solve seemingly impossible scientific problems. ( [link] ) was created with the mission to use games to help those in need.

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How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

Connection Cafe

What is different for those people that our grants support?” our journey to tracking outcomes and results began and we started to ask ourselves tough questions like: Who is different because of our grants and what is different for them?

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9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

Connection Cafe

Last weekend, more than 1 million people marched around the globe as part of a worldwide protest, in support of women’s rights , immigration reform, health care reform, environmental protection, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights.

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

Ways We Can All Help Advance Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment

Connection Cafe

Some people associate the empowerment of women and girls primarily with challenges faced in communities where poverty and lack of access to education determine one’s level of empowerment. What actions can we, as individuals, take to help advance the empowerment of women & girls? .

Four Tips to Help Nonprofit Marketing Departments Create a Culture of Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

But the reality is that in many nonprofit organizations, different teams and departments do not have a shared mental model for a culture of philanthropy. Four Tips to Help Nonprofit Marketing Departments Create a Culture of Philanthropy.

8 Tips for Radical Collaboration to Advance Your Mission and Help Strengthen the Social Economy

Connection Cafe

Besides the fact that people just don’t seem to do that anymore, it’s made me reflect on a lot of things. I actually called people on the phone to get information for my work.). I hope you find them helpful on your journey.

The Difference Between Being Fiscally Responsible and Pinching Pennies

NonProfit Hub

We cannot be sitting on crappy chairs while we are helping the world,” Le said. “It’s It comes down to determining the difference between necessity and want. Educate People with Purchasing Power. You work for a non profit.

How to Pick Yourself Up When You Feel Like You’re Not Making a Difference

NonProfit Hub

Let’s be honest here—all of us in the nonprofit space have moments when we seriously question the difference we’re really making. I want to share it with you today in hopes that it will also help you as you run into those inevitable moments. The people you serve will love you for this.

#Buypens – Social Media and Crowdfunding Helps Syrian Refugee

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

People who know me well, know that I have an obsession with pens and magic markers. So, when this viral fundraising campaign – #BuyPens – to help Syrian refugee came across my radar, it immediately caught my attention.

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What’s the Difference Between Likes, Comments and Shares?

John Haydon

Facebook’s newsfeed algorithm (Edgerank) places a different weight on likes, comments and shares – giving shares the most weight, and likes the least. And when you think about your own behavior, likes, comments and shares each have different meaning or intention.

The difference between Google Plus Business Pages and Profiles

John Haydon

In the previous post, I shared a few ideas to help you understand how your organization’s Business Page and your staff’s Profiles can work together. It might be helpful at this point if we back up a bit and explain the difference between Google Plus Pages and Profiles.

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The workshop used design-thinking based on Luma methodology to help participants develop a communications strategy for measuring impact. The process took participants through an assessment of the problems facing them, collective brainstorming, and prototyping. Help!

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. Museum exhibition designers will distill her achievements into stories, objects, and interactive components that are understandable to lay people at the middle school level.

Field Notes from an Executive Director: Help Your Board Help You

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Help your board help you. And before you train your board members you have to recruit the right people. Healey warns that filling seats with “warm bodies” for the sake of reaching a magic number instead of recruiting those who are invested in your mission will help your organization navigate the rough waters if ethical disasters arise. To make the situation worse, many people don’t want to admit they don’t know how.

A Different Story of Thanksgiving: The Repatriation Journey of Glenbow Museum and the Blackfoot Nations

Museum 2.0

The book is a deep account of repatriation of spiritual objects from museums to native people, written by museum people and Blackfoot people together. Blackfoot people are from four First Nations: Siksika, Kainai, Apatohsipiikani, and Ammskaapipiikani (Piikani).

Five Ways to Help Your Nonprofit Learn from Feedback (and Earn More Funding Too!)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: At the end of the day, organizations that are committed to learning will be more effective at meeting the needs of the people they serve. Five Ways to Help Your Nonprofit Learn from Feedback (and Earn More Funding Too!) – Guest Post by Alison Carlman.

Tools to Help Grow Your Social Media Audience

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By doing so, you are putting your brand in front of people that you already know are going to like what you do. If you have a nonprofit that helps animals, for example, this will help put you in front of people that follow other animal nonprofits.

How Your Nonprofit’s e-Newsletter Can Help Retain Donors


Here are 6 ideas to help you get started retaining donors, and increasing your donations quickly and easily. You’ve spent all kinds of time and effort regaling a success story and sharing it through social media platforms, so do not just assume that people saw your post on Facebook.

3 Tools and 5 Tips To Help Your Employees Master Social Employee Advocacy


Employee advocacy can help relieve them – all it takes is 5 minutes of your employees’ time. This means that if you have 30 employees and they have 50 followers on 4 social media platforms your content will be viewed by 6000 more people. What is Employee Advocacy?

Escaping the Stigma: What Nonprofits Need to Help Donors Understand

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I know we have to steward other people’s money differently than how a sole proprietor can make financial decisions, but how are we expected to fulfill the mission our donors care about if we’re continually hamstrung by donor demands? We have to help donors understand that we can’t have the programs they want to fund without someone managing that program. The post Escaping the Stigma: What Nonprofits Need to Help Donors Understand appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Using Design Thinking To Help Solve the Refugee Crisis at SXSW

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It requires innovation and creativity from many people. I spoke with Brian briefly and he told me that their goal was to get the most innovative minds to start thinking about the refugee crisis differently.

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Is a Sub-Minimum Wage Fair to People with Disabilities? | The.

Vertex Systems

The SocialPath The Vertex Systems Newsletter Skip to content Home ← Why Your NonProfit Should Avoid Social Media Iowa Nonprofit to Repay $40,000 → Is a Sub-Minimum Wage Fair to People with Disabilities? Unemployment Rate for People with Disabilities A GPS for Your Nonprofit?

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The Future of CSR is People (Your People)

Connection Cafe

CSR’s future is our people. At Blackbaud, we combine technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Our business is to help these organizations get the resources they need, so it’s no surprise that CSR is in our DNA.

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.

Helpful Tips for Crowdfunding, Kickstarter and Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Kickstarter, one of the leading crowdfunding sites, is a great tool to help get the masses on board with a project your nonprofit is trying to launch. Offer Great Rewards : Set up several different levels to encourage people to give at a higher level.

Watching People Code: the Interesting Things We Learn

Beaconfire Wire

Particularly if you are learning, watching and working with a pro is often going to help move you along faster than maybe online tutorials and lot’s of googling – depending on how best you learn. It’s true that you can learn a lot from watching others work.

I Would Dump Garbage On My Head If It Would Help a Nonprofit Reach 71,000 New Donors.

Connection Cafe

I get it— why would we be encouraging people NOT to donate to charity? Why are people being asked to dump ice on their heads to avoid having to making a contribution (even though a large portion of people seem to be doing both)?

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How I Learned to Think about Marketing/PR Differently, and a Job Opportunity

Museum 2.0

But several experiences and smart people have changed my perspective on this, and that's what this post is about. The people who produce the programming or who have the relationships produce the messaging, so the conversations are authentic and personal.

7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction: Are You Content Fried!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The latter requires a different type of attention and whole new set of information coping skills. What are your tips to help you focus in an age of distraction? Are there tips not on the mind map? Have you read a helpful article or blog recently that helped get more focused?

Sending Prayers and Concrete Help to the Philippines: Bayanihan’ Spirit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Donate to Help Victims in Philippines. Small actions can make a difference.” She wants to donate, she wants to help and she wrote this useful guideline for giving: 1. I’d like my donation to go directly to the aid of the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

3 Tips to Help Spark Your Organization’s Fire

NonProfit Hub

And yet for some reason, I wanted to help out so badly. I wanted to feel like I was making a difference. I wanted to help. When they’re shouting about the greatness of an organization from the rooftops, people take notice. When volunteers and staff are having a great time trying to help reach the mission, they will use their connections to tell the world about it. With the Right People, No Task is Impossible.

Museum 2.0 Rerun: Inside the Design of an Amazing Museum Project to Capture People's Stories

Museum 2.0

We imagined an cart at the farmer’s markets where people could record stories. These really informed the project, and helped get the word out about the gallery. You can come alone or with up to three people. People don’t necessarily walk in the booth knowing how to do that.

How to Find the Right People You Should Be Asking to Donate

NonProfit Hub

Instead, focus on the right people. Let’s talk about how your organization can make sure they’re asking the right donors to help achieve your mission. That line is your existing relationships with people you know.

A Dog Named Red Helps Best Friends Animal Society Get Results on Facebook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

About a year ago, Facebook began rolling out a series of important changes, most notably the launch of Facebook Open Graph , designed to empower app developers (like us here at ActionSprout ) to create tools to help brands and organizations get more out of Facebook.

SafeNight: App That Helps Domestic Violence Nonprofits Crowdsource Funding for Shelter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It’s an app that helps fund a hotel room for people leaving violent situations. I’ve asked for your help sharing the word before. Now, I’m asking for your help in paying for the phone cards we need to make this pilot go.

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Spendrise: New Platform Helps You Spur Change Where You Shop


Running the Women S tartup Challenge and our social change web agency, Rad Campaign I get pitched a lot of different products. Share the Pledge The more people that pledge to spend to see the pledge implemented, the more likely a business agrees to make the change.