January, 2017

5 Trends in Giving That Will Reshape Philanthropy in 2017

Connection Cafe

2016 was a record-setting year for philanthropy, with Americans donating more than $373 billion and communities across the globe setting new standards for #GivingTuesday. Even better news? The Philanthropy Outlook from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy projects a 3.6

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A Few More Tips for Nonprofit Professionals To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Real Blades, Creative Common License. This year, I was really looking forward to taking a holiday break and not feel stressed about deadlines, tasks, or the never ending parade of meeting requests and emails. I’m overwhelmed getting back into the daily grind, how about you?

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Four Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Pay More Attention to LinkedIn Pages in 2017

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Odds are your nonprofit has a LinkedIn Page. Most nonprofits have claimed their pages and set up the basics, but very few regularly post on their LinkedIn Pages. Snapchat and Instagram may be all the buzz, but ignoring LinkedIn Pages is a mistake.

Start With Why: How to Improve your Nonprofit Messaging

NonProfit Hub

For nonprofits to be successful at generating money from both fundraising and earned income, they have to be able to communicate effectively. The best way to do it is to start with why you’re doing what you’re doing, not how or what you’re doing or selling.

12 Advanced Google Tricks

SocialFish

Came across this awesome article by Larry Kim. One to bookmark! Implementation Industry Insider

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2017 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to craft and launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days often inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively.

7 Ways to Make 2017 A Happy Healthy Year for You and Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

We are all familiar with the tradition of making a New Year’s resolution where we promise to start a self-improvement habit or stop an unhealthy one. But what if everyone in your nonprofit pledged to initiate an activity that promoted organizational well-being and resulted in improved productivity?

Hot Association Membership and Marketing Jobs this week – January 26

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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6 Tips for Creating Engaging Email Newsletters

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by iContact. Regardless of whether you work in the nonprofit sector or run a small business, an email newsletter is one of the most important communication channels you have with your customers and supporters.

A 2017 Outlook on Corporate Responsibility

Connection Cafe

When it comes to the social sector, philanthropy, giving back, helping others, improving our communities and our planet—however it’s defined—we are seeing clear and positive trends. Last year, charitable donations hit a record for a second year in a row at an estimated $373.25

What Does Resiliency Really Mean for Nonprofit Leaders and Their Organizations?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by J Ronald Lee.

29 of the Best Nonprofit Event Management Software Tools

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re looking to raise more money and make managing your events easier, here’s a list of 29 event management software tools that can help you out. It’s my hope that you browse the list and discover one or two new tools that are perfectly suited for your organization’s needs.

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5 Proven Online Donor Stewardship Techniques You Can Start Today

John Haydon

With online donations becoming the go-to way for donors to make contributions, it’s not surprising that donor stewardship should include ways to cultivate relationships online. Online stewardship adds variety to your outreach.

Introducing an Awesome New Podcast About Workplace Culture

SocialFish

So perhaps I am biased, as the Culture Chat podcast is my podcast I have started producing over at WorkXO, but it really is awesome and I want to share it with you. Here’s a list of the episodes so far.

Succession Planning for the Next Generation of Leadership

NonProfit Hub

I always find it a little funny when I hear someone say, “The future is now.”. My immediate thought tends to be, “ But what does that even mean?” Frankly, it sounds like somebody is trying to be a little too philosophical.

The Secret to Raising $1M During Your First-Year Fundraising Event

Connection Cafe

You’ve probably heard it said that the first million is the hardest. And if you’re in the peer to peer event space , you know this to be especially true.

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Why Self-Interested Volunteers are the Best for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: The Mobilization Lab at Greenpeace recently commissioned and released this report, Beyond the First Click: How Today’s Volunteers Build the Power of Movements and NGOS.

Four Things that Turned This Association’s Annual Conference into a Member Recruiting Machine

Wild Apricot Blog

For many associations the annual conference is the biggest event of the year. But, what many associations don’t realize is that the annual conference can also be their biggest member recruiter. Here's how one association uses its annual conference to add hundreds of members each year.

How to use the Pareto Principle to Boost Marketing ROI

John Haydon

The Pareto Principle, aka the 80:20 rule, was named after an Italian pea farmer named Pareto. Pareto discovered that 80% of his peas came from 20% of the pods in his garden.

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2017 Social Media Cheat Sheet – Updated!

SocialFish

Tip o’ the hat to Matt Banner at OnBlastBlog. Thanks for sending this along! photo credit ). Content Strategy Cool Social Tools Implementation Potluck

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[PODCAST] Building a Nonprofit Brand | Ft. Farra Trompeter

NonProfit Hub

A good nonprofit brand means a clear-cut and consistent nonprofit brand experience.

6 Trends That Will Impact the Social Good Sector in 2017

Connection Cafe

We’re just a few weeks in and already 2017 is shaping up to be a roller coaster of a year. With the constant changes, innovations, and breaking news impacting the sector, staying focused on the work that matters will be key for all of us.

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3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year! I had a fantastic break, including a family vacation in Hawaii, walking, hiking, quiet, and reflection. How about you?

Social Impact Investments

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Bayan Dwaik Graduate Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. What criteria should nonprofits consider before accepting a social impact investment?

5 Biggest Nonprofit Storytelling Mistakes to Avoid

John Haydon

Whether told face-to-face with a major donor, in a thank you video, or in your fundraising emails, stories are the most powerful tool in your fundraising and marketing arsenal. That’s because human beings are hardwired for nonprofit storytelling. We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind […]. The post 5 Biggest Nonprofit Storytelling Mistakes to Avoid appeared first on John Haydon. Content Marketing

Help Us Promote Community Manager Appreciation Day January 23

SocialFish

Can you help us promote Community Manager Appreciation Day? Would you please share this with any other community managers (and friends of CM’s) that you know?

Four Rules that Apply to Nonprofit Corporations

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofit corporations are a crucial part of our economy and serve a variety of individuals and interests. One of the unique elements of nonprofits is the way they are formed and function. Nonprofits operate differently than for-profit LLCs and Corporations.

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.

Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, I spent a day facilitating leadership workshops for arts leaders attending the Art House Convergence Conference near Park City, Utah. on personal and organizational resilience based on the ideas in my new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit.

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The Greatest Photos and Messages from the Women's March and Protests

Frogloop

January 20 and January 21, 2017 will go down as one of the biggest moments in modern history where Americans and allies across the world (mostly) peacefully protested against Racism, Islamophobia, Transphobia, Sexism, and stood up to protect Prochoice, LGBT Rights, Healthcare Reform, and much more.

Top 5 Nonprofit Conferences for 2017

John Haydon

There are so many amazing nonprofit conferences to choose from, many more than even just 3 years ago! So trying to figure out which conferences to attend can be daunting. Here are 5 of the most notable, can’t-miss nonprofit conferences in 2017 (in no particular order).

Association Membership Jobs This Week – January 19

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , membership, marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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Feedback Surveys: A Simple Tip for Success

NonProfit Hub

Why feedback surveys are a must-have. Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say.” Andy Stanley. Whether you know it or not, your nonprofit is a leader within its community.

7 Ways to Use Infographics to Recruit Volunteers and Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

Connection Cafe

Oftentimes, visuals can speak louder than words. Whether it’s a picture of people being served or a colorful chart showing the total funds raised, visuals can strike a chord that words alone often miss.