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

Connection Cafe

Seemingly disparate organizations, but the—y all have one thing in common: they all made it personal. Then later that very same week I got a personal phone call thanking me for a first-time donation I’d made to a human rights organization called Traffick911. Get personal.

Hyper-Personalization: Using Donor Data to Inspire Loyalty to your Healthcare Foundation

Connection Cafe

As we crawl into a new year, hyper-personalization is a buzzword slowly creeping into the charity lexicon and bound to increase its prominence as the year unfolds. But what does hyper-personalization mean exactly? It’s hard to call this level of personalization “donor-centric.”.

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Four Recommendations for Personal and Professional Branding

Amy Sample Ward

Last month, Farra Trompeter of Big Duck and Danielle Bridgida of National Wildlife Federation presented at the Bridge Conference last week about personal and professional branding. Are you mixing your personal and professional self online?

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. This will help you develop a brand personality if you haven’t already, while simultaneously getting everyone engaged and on the same wavelength.

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Best Craigslist Personals Alternatives In 2019


What is Craigslist personals? This is a section of the Craigslist website that was founded by Craig Newmark and was designed for the placement of personal messages to individuals, or advertisements of a private nature. Why Craigslist personal was shut down.

Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace


This is based on a really popular 4-hour in-person training that Jamie has been facilitating for a couple of years, and we’ve been wanting to figure out how to make it accessible to more people. It also includes a copy of Jamie’s Generational Differences in the Workplace e-book.

Same crap, different day

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I use them a lot, both for work as well as for personal use. 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 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.

Being Open and Personal – Joining the Museum Trends of 2015

Connection Cafe

So when AAM and Blackbaud hosted Trends Watch 2015: Using Open Data and Personalization at Museums with Elizabeth Merritt , Michael Edson , and Stephen Watson , attending it was a definite no-brainer! Personalizing the Museum Experience.

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Donor Trips as a Different Way of Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

Donor trips are a different take on the “major event” fundraising concept. It’s when your nonprofit takes a “tour” of the places where its money is coming from and you get to personally thank those that are helping you live out your mission.

When Data Gets Personal


Never before has it been so easy for anyone to jump in and make a difference in a school.

7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers from CauseVox

Amy Sample Ward

If you’re looking for a resource to help you focus in on just what makes a great personal fundraiser, look no further! Download the free ebook 7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers. Personalize your fundraising. A personalized email is the best way to get donations.

Next Time, Answer a Different Question

See What's Out There

When someone asks you what you personally do, you don’t tell them that (I assume…?). 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

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.

5 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Personal Resilience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rituals can also be used by professionals to boost personal productivity because rituals capitalize on our brains’ ability to direct our behavior on autopilot, allowing us to reach our goals even when we are distracted or preoccupied with other things.

Let’s Get Personal: How to Ask P2P Participants to Make a Donation

Connection Cafe

By making a donation, participants are saying they care enough to be personally invested in your cause. Use language that reinforces the difference between a fee and a donation. Personalize communications based on whether a gift was made.

One Person, One Household, One Key: The Benefits of Using a Unique Identifier on Your Constituent Records

Connection Cafe

Even the most careful data entry process can sometimes allow mistakes like the following: misspelled names, duplicated records with variations on the name or different addresses, and just plain bad addresses.

Tools I use: Personal Web Presence

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ve had a web presence of some sort since way back when most personal URLs looked something like: [link] In 2002 or so, I ditched HTML for a series of CMS systems for my personal stuff. I used to have two blogs on WP – this blog and my personal blog, but I moved my personal (and author blog) to Drupal, to integrate it with other stuff I had online. My main personal site will be migrated to Drupal 7 soonish.

Four Tips To Boost Your Personal Resilience While Doing Nonprofit Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m going to share different techniques for weaving mindful moment and exercises into your workday. It works, in part, because your brain doesn’t know the difference between the actual event or the visualization. Photo by Amanda/Flicker.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. We are living and working in a world that is connected and where sacred space and deep thinking, essential ingredients to online personal productivity and well-being, is almost becoming extinct.

Personal Mission and Renewed Motivation: Thoughts from the South Carolina Federation of Museums Conference

Connection Cafe

This year was different; I was able to attend as a registrant! Here’s what I learned: At the core of each museum is a personal mission. And that’s the core of a successful museum – personal mission. The details make the difference.

Non-Profit Leaders as Personal Brands

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the important issues she raises is “how do you balance a personal brand and an organizational brand to best serve its strategic goals?” Leadership: There are several reasons to build a strong personal brand to help support your non-profit brand. Click to See Larger Image.

Explain Each Person's Relevance

Eric Jacobsen Blog

So, it's important that you explain the relevance of each person's job. Help each employee or team member to understand how what they do makes a difference.

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

Museum 2.0

She''s visited museums, she didn''t enjoy them, she''s more of a sports person, it''s not part of her life, it''s not her thing. How can you tell the difference between these two people? Sometimes the difference isn''t even apparent to the person speaking. "I hate museums."

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


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?

The Introvert’s Solution to In-Person Events?


Throughout the chat, there was a recurring theme that kept popping up and generating different insight: Great question, right? When designing any event, it’s important to consider the personalities of prospective attendees – introverts, extroverts and ambiverts.

Building Personal Relationships with Thousands at a Time


As evidenced by the post title, I like to think of targeted content as the ability to build personal relationships with hundreds, or even thousands, of constituents at a time. The Power of Personalization. There is power in personalizing the user experience.

The Happy Healthy Data Nerd: Using Your Personal Health Data to Support Your Wellbeing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The amount of hours per night varies from person to person and is different based on age. While there are a variety of different gadgets that you can use to track your sleep, I use the Fitbit Charge 2.

Guide to Personal and Professional Branding


Last week, Farra Trompeter of Big Duck and Danielle Bridgida of National Wildlife Federation presented at the Bridge Conference last week about personal and professional branding. Are you mixing your personal and professional self online? Who are you friends with on Facebook?

How to Personalize and Automate the Welcome Series for Your New Supporters

Connection Cafe

Ideally, this message should be a personal communication from the face of your organization, like the CEO or programs director. Some of the best welcome messages are personal stories about why the writer works at the organization and why the mission is so important to him or her. Be relaxed, personable, and warm – not institutional-sounding and formal. As the journey continues, use your tools and knowledge to personalize and customize interactions with your supporter.

Why Do We Interpret Art and Science So Differently?

Museum 2.0

Imagine seeing a museum exhibition related to this person's work. 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.

Personalizing the Online Fundraising Experience


As silly as it sounds, people like to receive a personal invitation. When that request comes from someone they personally know, the invitation is even more effective. A request from an individual opens up the opportunity for them to share a personal story.

The Difference Between Success And Failure Is GRIT

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The difference between success and failure is grit ,” says Dr. Paul G. Why are some people able to succeed in their work, careers, and lives despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles, yet others crumble at the slightest sign of adversity?

Institutional Blogs: Different Voices, Different Value

Museum 2.0

However, there are many different approaches to take--as there are with blogs in general. Do I have a personal preference among these approaches? Add a personal touch with accounts of the events and responses to guest inquiries, as SAAM does.

My Foray Into Personal Fundraising


So my current personal fundraising campaign for Idealware is an amateur effort. 0in;line-height:13.5pt"> I might have done a few things differently, given what I've learned. But this year I wanted to step it up, so I suggested that we use Razoo , an online personal fundraising platform, to host campaigns. I used my personal email. I'm pretty sure that sending more personalized emails and making phone calls would have yielded more funding. Earthjustice. 14.0.

Can you make your cause this personal?

John Haydon

I have been an avid supporter of Epic Change precisely because their cause is personal to me: As a dad I naturally have a passion for supporting kids (I’m also a huge Kids Are Heroes fan). Stacey’s story has been an infinite source of personal inspiration.

Guest Post: What YBCA is Learning from a Personalized Museum Membership Program

Museum 2.0

I've always admired Joël's creativity and was curious about the personalized YBCA:YOU membership program that started last year. I’ve always been the type of person who likes to ask strangers what they think. would we really be able to “get personal” with 150 people?

The difference between Google Plus Business Pages and Profiles

John Haydon

It might be helpful at this point if we back up a bit and explain the difference between Google Plus Pages and Profiles. The difference between Google Plus Pages and Profiles. Google Plus Profiles and Business Pages have similar differences that Facebook Profiles and Pages have.

What’s The Difference Between CSS, HTML and PHP?

John Haydon

The Difference Between CSS, HTML and PHP. PHP = Functionality: Originally meaning “ Personal Home Page “, PHP is what makes your website do stuff (I really can’t say it any better than that).

Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I interviewed Jim Murphy , Senior Online Editor, about how Human Rights Watch ’s integrated social media strategy leverages the personal brands HRW 197 employees to get results. There are no better champions for your organization’s communication’s strategy than your staff.

The Difference Between One-Time and Lifelong Volunteers: A Short Case Study

NonProfit Hub

Said content should sound friendly and be easily personalized for each inquiry. You can set up your own personal campaign page, set a fundraising goal, and encourage family, friends and colleagues to donate.

A Completely Different Approach To Hiring

Eric Jacobsen Blog

He claims, and I agree, that no matter how talented the person may be, if he/she can't fit into the company culture and work effectively with co-workers, it doesn't matter how talented he/she is.

Different Strokes for Different Folks: usability from a member perspective


Different Strokes for Different Folks Each person who visits your web application has their own agenda: they're trying to do something specific. He's talking about software design and web applications, but I thought it would be interesting to think about these roles from a member perspective, with a slightly different spin. All you need to do is take each of these roles and pretend to be that person.

Blog Action Day: Can One Person Make A Difference? Challenging Poverty With Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The project started by a college student named Shawn whose wants to make the world a better place one small personal action at a time.   Simple and small changes in our global, political, and personal priorities can make a huge difference. ???We