Fri.May 11, 2012

Introducing the Nimble Nonprofit Series

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This post is by Jacob Smith, co-author of the The Nimble Nonprofit: An Unconventional Guide to Sustaining and Growing Your Nonprofit. The book is so awesome that I asked Jacob to post excerpts from it here for you, every Friday over the next ten weeks.

Seven Ways to Create a Fiercely Loyal Nonprofit Community

John Haydon

Following is a guest post from my good friend Sarah Robinson based on a workshop on loyal communities she’ll be doing next week for the Alabama Association for Nonprofits. ——————– The strategies and approaches for community building are changing.

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Understanding Meetings Cost in the New Reality [HYBRID EVENT 5/23]

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CommPartners( @CommPart ) is teaming up with the Hospitality Industry Professionals Network ( @HipN etwork ) on May 23rd to deliver the most interactive, entertaining and stimu lating hybrid event ever. And we would love fo r you to attend !!

5 Questions Your Employees Would Love To Hear During Their Performance Reviews

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are five important questions you , as a manager and leader, should ask during employee performance reviews: What have I done to help - or hinder - your job performance? What can I do in the next review period to help you achieve/improve?

Friday Food for Thought: Watching the Game Film (for Nonprofits)

Amy Sample Ward

This guest post is from Jacob Smith , the co-author of The Nimble Nonprofit. I’m really excited about this new comprehensive, honest resource for nonprofit leaders, and hope you’ll check it out ! I asked Jacob to write a guest post here to get us all thinking, and hopefully talking.

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Paying Volunteers A Stipend: Does It Work?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Carlton Yoshioka, Ph.D. Professor and Director. of Academic Programs. ASU Lodestar Center. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a. continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit scholar, student, or professional to.

MediaPost Publications Mobile To Become Top Email Platform 05/02/2012

AFP Blog

MediaPost Publications Mobile To Become Top Email Platform 05/02/2012 : Return Path projects that mobile will overtake Webmail and the desktop PC to become the leading platform for e-mail by year’s end. Email readership on mobile devices accounts for 30% of all opens, up from 10% a few years ago, according to a new study by the email certification and reputation monitoring company

University of Maryland Helps Food Stamp Participants Make Healthy Choices

Mobile Commons

For those reliant on food stamps, healthy eating decisions are often sacrificed in favor of cost cutting. When getting enough food on your table is a daily challenge, quantity can trump quality. That’s why the University of Maryland launched its Food Supplement Nutrition Education program – or FSNE.

A Facebook Promotion Connects a Charity With a Loyal Donor - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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A Facebook Promotion Connects a Charity With a Loyal Donor - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Keep Contact Lenses Current with Acuvue’s Easy Text Reminders

Mobile Commons

If you’ve ever had contact lenses, you know that the refill process can be a pain – and if you forget your refill, you might spend a day or two walking around half-blind until you fix the problem! Contact lens manufacturer Acuvue has come up with an easy way to help people remember to get their lenses renewed. You text in when you need your prescription refilled; Acuvue will text you back with a reminder when the time comes. It’s that simple.

Crowdfunding raised $1.5 billion worldwide last year

AFP Blog

Crowdfunding raised $1.5 billion worldwide last year : Almost US$1.5 billion was raised in 2011 by crowdfunding platforms around the world, according to an industry report released Tuesday by Massolution, the research group of industry body Crowdsourcing. There were almost 350 crowdfunding platforms, or online fundraising platforms that generally accept small donations, at the end of 2011, the report found, up by more than 50 percent from the beginning of the year.

New York Presbyterian, Columbia University and Harlem Health Send Targeted Health Reminders over Text

Mobile Commons

Adolescents and young adults are known to be unreliable when it comes to taking their medicine. They’re four times more likely than adults to forget to take their medication or to take it at the wrong time. That can be a problem with any kind of illness – but is particularly life-threatening when the young adult is HIV+.

Goodbye QR Codes, Hello Near Field Communication? ? Engage365

AFP Blog

Goodbye QR Codes, Hello Near Field Communication? Engage365 : nother day, another technology being called “THE” thing to have this year. Discussion around Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in smartphones has been bubbling for months if not years, coming to a head recently with Google’s official support of NFC and their dropping of QR code support in the Google Places service. NPQRCodes

Member Round Up: Change and Opportunities!

NTEN

Flickr:Markusram We can feel it - the season is changing! How do we know? NTEN members are providing more educational opportunities, asking for more help on amazing projects, and announcing even more technology tools than ever before. With all the change going on, make sure you learn about all the ways NTEN members are making a difference in the world. Have more news to share? Drop us a line or include your links in the comments! Women rule!

Charities fear new EU rules on website cookies will deter users | Third Sector

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Charities fear new EU rules on website cookies will deter users | Third Sector : Website operators will have to get permission from users before putting cookies on computer systems Charities are concerned about what new EU cookie laws will mean in practice and how they should comply. From 26 May, all website operators must gain the consent of web users before putting cookies on their computer systems.

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