Discussion of Donor Data Retention

Robert Weiner

A few months ago I wrote a post on the topic of whether nonprofits should delete old donor records. The same topic came up recently on the APRA''s listserve, PRSPCT-L. The original question: My organization is working on a data retention policy and wondering if others have insights to share. There seems to be a feeling we should remove any records that have not had an action in 7 years. I’m a bit worried by this. Does this make sense to others?

Tagging Discussion

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Tagging Discussion January 6, 2007 Beth started a cross-blog discussion about tagging and folksonomies, and I thought I’d weigh in.

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Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

Amy Sample Ward

This panel discussion focuses on the generational divide, with the following panelists: Wendy Harman and Suzy DeFrancis, American Red Cross. Intro from Kari: When the Case Foundation was first discussing with partners what they wanted to get out of the Summit, they talked about how to bridge the generational divide. fundraising liveblogging discussion donors innovation mds11 millennialsToday, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit.

Continuing The Discussion On Mobile Revolution

TechImpact

Not only are the devices critical during … Continued The post Continuing The Discussion On Mobile Revolution appeared first on Tech Impact. Yesterday we talked about how many potential online donors give up before completing a transaction when using a mobile device. We know mobile devices are here to stay. If anything, the use of smartphones and tablets is only going to grow, and nonprofits need to keep up.

Enabling API in DevOps Discussion Using Microservices

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In any DevOps discussion, API should be there as they allow the development team to separate the large applications into smaller and faster ones who build a specific functionality. API tests at the interface level to make sure that component behaves properly. API allows the channel to develop the occurrence of microservices and also allow the exposure of the functionality throughout the channels.

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Africa Doesn’t Have the Luxury of Discussing Merits of Online Learning | Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

Africa Doesn’t Have the Luxury of Discussing Merits of Online Learning | Nonprofit Quarterly : 'via Blog this

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Association Social Media Trends [Panel Discussion]

SocialFish

Trends presented their Association Social Media Benchmarking Study ( which we posted about recently ), and Lindy facilitated a discussion with three illustrious panelists: Curtis Midkiff from SHRM, Anna Baker from the American Diabetes Association, and Chad Davis from NAHB [disclosure - NAHB has been a SocialFish client]. We participated in a great breakfast hosted by Association Trends this morning.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Live Discussions

AFP Blog

Transcript of a Live Chat from Chronicle of PhilanthropyThe Chronicle of Philanthropy: Live Discussions: "How Charities Can Raise Money With Twitter and Other Social-Networking ToolsTuesday, November 25, at 12 noon, U.S. Eastern timeTwitter, Facebook, and other online social-networking tools offer ways for nonprofit organizations to build connections with supporters and donors

Mend the Nets. Network Discussions and Tuna.

Network-Centric Advocacy

And from a starting points discussion of throughput and nodes, look at the protocols for connecting the nodes and the ways to build the functional capacity and strength of those connections. Tony Proscio''s riff on a presentation by the president of the Helmsley Charitable Trust, John Ettinger, arguing that when foundations group their grantees into networks it “may lead to quicker learning and more efficient operations.”

LinkedIn Discussions Are Spam Magnets

Robert Weiner

I'm a member of several LinkedIn discussion groups, but my participation is lukewarm at best. One of the biggest problems is spam--the noise is drowning out the signal. There doesn't seem to be a way for moderators to review messages before they're posted or for participants to flag spam for review by moderators. As a result, one of the groups I belong to includes the following off-topic messages: Vacancy advertising on the UK's leading job boards from only £99.

Global Scale: Launching the discussion list & much more!

Amy Sample Ward

I am excited to say that we have created a bit more content, a new discussion group, and are planning a roundtable discussion for December! Global Scale Purpose: Bonnie and I were inspired by conversations with each other on and offline but knew there were many more people who should be involved in discussing, sharing and learning. Global Scale Discussion Group. As I announced in August , Bonnie Koenig and I are cultivating a learning space at [link].

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Nick Hurd meets Apple to discuss iPhone donations app - Third Sector

AFP Blog

Nick Hurd meets Apple to discuss iPhone donations app - Third Sector

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

EveryAction

Prepare a statement of clear goals to present and discuss at the next board meeting. Discuss their long-term roadmap from writing thank you notes, to making introductions, to soliciting gifts. Getting development teams and their nonprofit boards to work in alignment can be challenging. Tensions often arise when both sides start to feel that they aren’t getting the support they need. Fundraisers often lament that board members are shirking their commitment to helping fundraise.

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro -- Fire-alert technology discussed

AFP Blog

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro -- Fire-alert technology discussed: "The October wildfires were fought with blood, sweat and technology. But technology – particularly notifying residents by phone that a fire is headed their way – isn't exactly perfect

The Better Way For Discussing Performance With An Employee

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here is some great advice about the emerging practices for performance and development dialogue with an employee from the new book, Reinventing TheOrganization. Authors Arthur Yeung and Dave Ulrich recommend your conversations switch from : Having a conversation about performance at one point in time TO having performance conversations in real time (ongoing). Focusing on ability TO focusing on effort to help create a growth mindset in the employee. Praise efforts as well as results.

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The Activity Level Discussion in Museums: Is a Role Marketplace an Answer?

Museum 2.0

The Activity Level Discussion in Museums: Is a Role Marketplace an Answer? Written by Seema Rao and Robert J. Weisberg A few years ago, I had this crazy idea to write a book to support a single conference session. I wasn't alone in my zeal. A friend, Robert J. Weisberg, had the same idea. Together we wrote a how-to manual for organizational change, called Change at Work: Not Just Surviving but Thriving.

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Mend the Nets. Network Discussions and Tuna.

Network-Centric Advocacy

And from a starting points discussion of throughput and nodes, look at the protocols for connecting the nodes and the ways to build the functional capacity and strength of those connections. Tony Proscio's riff on a presentation by the president of the Helmsley Charitable Trust, John Ettinger, arguing that when foundations group their grantees into networks it “may lead to quicker learning and more efficient operations.”

Disrupting Philanthropy: Discuss!

Wild Apricot

Duke’s Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society has just published Disrupting Philanthropy: Technology and the Future of the Social Sector , by Lucy Bernholz of Philanthropy 2173 with Edward Skloot and Barry Varela. As Bernholz explains, the paper took more than a year to research and write – and a remarkable feat, too, given the pace of change in technology! Here’s how she describes what it’s about: The point: data are the new platform for change.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

AFP Blog

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion) : "oday, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. This panel discussion focuses on the generational divide, with the following panelists: Wendy Harman and Suzy DeFrancis, American Red Cross David Smith and Michael Weiser, National Conference on Citizenship Moderated by Kari Dunn, Case Foundation".

Online Discussion Tomorrow: Getting Your Message Out

Robert Weiner

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has another online discussion coming up that may be useful for many nonprofit fundraisers and marketing pros. It’s a free discussion so if you’ve got the time, it could be a valuable session. Here are the details from their announcement: When: Wednesday, January 21, at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Where: Online at [link]. Cost: Free. read more.

Fortune Discusses How Businesses Can Use Text to Reach Millennials

Mobile Commons

The post Fortune Discusses How Businesses Can Use Text to Reach Millennials appeared first on Mobile Commons. “Most businesses are lagging far behind when it comes to how they communicate with [Millennials],” says an article in Fortune.

Political Insiders to Discuss Election 2012

Frogloop

At this event you will hear these political insiders discuss their views on: the emergence of the internet and how it is changing political campaigns. What do the following have in common: a kickass panel on politics (moderated by the openly gay half-sister of a former Republican Presidential candidate) ; a one-of-a-kind venue; and YOU.? Answer: One heck of an evening!

Choosing the Right Online Discussion Format | Idealware

Idealware

Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Choosing the Right Online Discussion Format By Laura Quinn , December 7, 2007 There was a great discussion on the Progressive Exchange discussion list recently about various kinds of discussion forums.

How To Discuss Poor Performance

Eric Jacobson

Let the discussion sink in. Don't rehash the discussion later. As a leader, the time will come when you will have to speak with an employee about his or her poor performance. Here are six steps that will guide you through that process: Tell him what performance is in need of change and be specific. Tell him how his actions negatively affect the team. Set expectations of performance improvement and time frame, and get his agreement on the desired outcome.

Reason Number 1,000,000 Not to Depend on Facebook: They’re Removing the Discussion Tab From Pages

SocialFish

It’s because I just learned that Facebook, in its infinite wisdom and care for what users want, just announced that they will be removing the discussion tab app from pages at the end of this month. Page admins who conducted customer service on Discussions or that had invested time into moderating threads might also be angry. Do they care that companies may use the discussions tab for customer service?

Six Steps For Discussing Poor Employee Perfomrance

Eric Jacobson

Let the discussion sink in. Don't rehash the discussion later. As a leader, the time will come when you will have to speak with an employee about his or her poor performance. Here are six steps that will guide you through that process: Tell him what performance is in need of change and be specific. Tell him how his actions negatively affect the team. Set expectations of performance improvement and time frame, and get his agreement on the desired outcome.

How To Discuss Poor Performance: Six Steps

Eric Jacobson

Let the discussion sink in. Don''t rehash the discussion later. As a leader, the time will come when you will have to speak with an employee about his or her poor performance. Here are six steps that will guide you through that process: Tell him what performance is in need of change and be specific. Tell him how his actions negatively affect the team. Set expectations of performance improvement and time frame, and get his agreement on the desired outcome.

AOL tries to discuss a difficult issue

ASU Lodestar Center

To even start the discussion I had to place a value on the life of a premature infant. Armstrong violated a basic rule of public disputes: You can’t enter into a rational discussion of a community problem when your poster child lives next door to everyone, and is viewed as a powerless victim. In the next blog installment, we’ll discuss what keeps us from discussing the undiscussable. posted by Lance Decker President LL Decker & Associates, Inc.

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Live Discussion Promoting Causes on Social Networks on June 2

Robert Weiner

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is holding another in its series of free online discussions on Tuesday, June 2 (tomorrow). The discussion will be archived, so even if you can’t attend, you can at least read the transcript. Here are the details: What: Promoting Causes on Online Social Networks. When: Tuesday, June 2, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. Cost: Free. Where: Online. Questions are submitted via keyboard, and answers come the same way.

Sustaining Innovation Book Discussion Part 1: What Does it Take Innovate Naturally and Frequently?

Museum 2.0

But where faith isn't discussed, frequent cross-departmental communication suffices. Book Discussion: Sustaining Innovation professional developmentThis is the first in a series of posts about Paul Light's book Sustaining Innovation: Creating Nonprofit and Government Organizations that Innovate Naturally. This post is my review of the book.

The Great Good Place Book Discussion Part 1: Can Cultural Institutions Be Third Places?

Museum 2.0

This is the first installment of a book discussion about Ray Oldenburg’s book The Great Good Place. Facebook discussion board here. Tags: Book Discussion: The Great Good Place Every Tuesday in June, this blog will feature a guest post examining some aspect of the book. This is the only post written by me, Nina Simon. You can join the conversation in the blog comments, or on the Museum 2.0

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Leveraging Facebook for Good – A discussion with Blackbaud (Video)

John Haydon

Frank and I discuss effective Facebook strategies that nonprofits can use to acquire more fans and keep those fans interested. Here’s an interview that Frank Barry from Blackbaud conducted last year at 11NTC (r egister for 12NTC here ). Facebook Branding facebook pages interview updates

8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

EveryAction

Be as forthcoming as you can when discussing timelines. When your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant, the standard course of action is to send out a Request for Proposal (RFP) - indicating that your organization is interested in receiving information from vendors.

Facebook marketing strategies and best practices discussion (video)

John Haydon

In this video we discuss: How I built up my small business using only a blog. On Wednesday (during a massive snow storm), David Wells from HubSpot interviewed me for his InboundNow series. Common mistakes when starting out on Facebook. How to organically grow your presence on Facebook. Recommended Facebook Page apps and customization strategies. What’s in store for Facebook marketers in 2001. Enjoy the weekend!

How to Reach Young Supporters Using Social Networks - Live Discussions - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

How to Reach Young Supporters Using Social Networks - Live Discussions - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : Most donors in their 20s and 30s prefer to learn about nonprofits through social media, according to a new survey.

Top 10 Community Discussions of 2013

NTEN

Our community members are really great. They''re always willing to help each other out and share their knowledge. With that in mind, we wanted to share the top ten examples of our community sharing what they know with each other from the past year. Reasonable remote support options Web content filtering #GivingTuesday taking over Times Square What’s your biggest pet peeve on a website? Are you using Google+ Open source vs proprietary CMS Just what is a data scientist anyway?

Sustaining Innovation Book Discussion Part 2: Your Experiences with Innovation (and Lack Thereof)

Museum 2.0

open thread Book Discussion: Sustaining InnovationThis is the second in a series of posts about Paul Light's book Sustaining Innovation: Creating Nonprofit and Government Organizations that Innovate Naturally. This post is an "open thread" post, in which you are encouraged to share your own experiences (positive and negative) with innovation in organizations.

6 Steps To Discuss Poor Performance With An Employee

Eric Jacobson

Let the discussion sink in. Don''t rehash the discussion later. As a leader , the time will come when you will have to speak with an employee about his or her poor performance. That time may be just about right now as the year ends and a new year is about to start. So, here are six steps that will guide you through that process: Tell him what performance is in need of change and be specific. Tell him how his actions negatively affect the team.

Six Steps For Discussing Poor Performance With An Employee

Eric Jacobson

Let the discussion sink in. Don't rehash the discussion later. As a leader, the time will come when you will have to speak with an employee about his or her poor performance. Here are six steps that will guide you through that process: Tell him what performance is in need of change and be specific. Tell him how his actions negatively affect the team. Set expectations of performance improvement and timeframe, and get his agreement on the desired outcome.

Six-Step Approach For Discussing Poor Performance

Eric Jacobson

Let the discussion sink in. Don't rehash the discussion later. As a leader, the time will come when you will have to speak with an employee about his or her poor performance. Here are six steps that will guide you through that process: Tell him what performance is in need of change and be specific. Tell him how his actions negatively affect the team. Set expectations of performance improvement and timeframe, and get his agreement on the desired outcome.

10 Commandments of Panel Discussions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Via Stephen Downes I discover a post by Doug Johnson called Ten Commandments of Panel Discussions. Thou shalt plan for at least one-half of allotted time for discussion based on attendee questions.It is a panel discussion , not sequential lectures, after all. This is great advice as I have phone calls to discuss panel sessions at conferences over the next few months Flickr Photo by Yeah It's fIxed (and hoping my roof problems are too).

How To Discuss Poor Performance In Six Steps

Eric Jacobson

Let the discussion sink in. Don''t rehash the discussion later. As a leader, the time will come when you will have to speak with an employee about his or her poor performance. Here are six steps that will guide you through that process: Tell him what performance is in need of change and be specific. Tell him how his actions negatively affect the team. Set expectations of performance improvement and time frame, and get his agreement on the desired outcome.

SXSW Panel: Join A Global Discussion About Free Agents and Nonprofits in a Networked World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ll be at SXSWi Festival next week to moderate a panel and discussion on Free Agents and Nonprofits in a Networked World on Sunday, March 13 at 3:30 pm. Our panelists include Danielle Brigida, National Wildlife Federation, Mark Horvath, Invisible People, and Jessica Dheere, SMEX Beirut. Illustration by Jonny Goldstein who will provide live graphic facilitation of this highly interactive and fun panel.