February, 2020

Tangents 2-15-2020 Playlist

Robert Weiner

New Web Site & Blog

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Three Cheers! Pleased to invite everyone to check out our new web site and this re-designed blog site! You've found the blog, the web site is accessible across that menu bar above this posting, or directly at [link].

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 136: Implementing Sustainable Change in Your Institution

Connection Cafe

Change comes in many different forms, whether it’s a new technology initiative, a new stakeholder or student engagement approach, change in leadership, crisis resolution, etc.

10 Common Misconceptions Nonprofits Have About Bitcoin Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Alex Wilson and Pat Duffy , co-founders of The Giving Block. Nonprofits have been accepting cryptocurrency donations for over a decade. The recent spike in cryptocurrency fundraising was sparked by IRS guidance which provided clarity and ignited the trend.

Lynne Wester : The Four Pillars of the Donor Experience

NonProfit Hub

We have a huge problem facing our sustainability in nonprofits and that is donor retention. With first-time donor retention rates hovering below 30% and overall donor retention less than 50%, we are in danger of losing our donor bases.

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Top Tips for converting Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to E-Learning

Gyrus

Top Tips for converting Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to E-Learning. Converting ILT to e-learning opens the doors for people who wish to learn as per their own schedule and budget

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Social Enterprise Resource Round-up (February 2020)

Blue Fox

Our Teams Latest Picks for Social Enterprise Tools, News & Resources! If you’re like us, your daily inbox is jam-packed with newsletters and educational opportunities from like-minded social impact leaders.

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Little Penguins, Big Drama: Lessons on How to Go Viral from the National Aquarium of New Zealand

Connection Cafe

It’s always helpful to get inspiration and learn from other organizations in your industry. I learned early in my career that you don’t always have to start from scratch; it can be just as effective to see what others are doing and put your own spin on it.

[FREE WEBINAR] Charitable Online Solicitation: Is Your Nonprofit Compliant?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Sharon Cody , Partnership Manager at Harbor Compliance. Your website and social media channels are remarkable tools that provide boundless opportunities to reach new donors to fuel your mission.

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

When you think of nonprofits, you don’t always associate them with “high-tech.” But that might be changing soon. With artificial intelligence becoming a major part of private businesses, nonprofits have also started using AI for automating the procedures and tasks.

Top 4 Use Cases Of LMS For Training Retail Workforce

Gyrus

Understanding the major Use Cases of an LMS for Retail training is important for retail outlets that wish to boost the productivity of their retail workforce

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How To Grow a Cannabis E-Commerce Business

Find the free stuff

As a cannabis entrepreneur, it is of utmost importance for you to create a very robust and dynamic online presence as part of your brand building. The worldwide web is rapidly becoming the turf for many cannabis businesses.

36 Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2020

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in March 2020 that the Internet has to offer

Neiman Marcus’ Month of Volunteerism Pursues Giving What You’ve Got

Connection Cafe

Coming into her first Hearts a Bloomin’ event, VP of Corporate Culture and Philanthropy at Neiman Marcus Group, Mimi Sterling, knew that the corporation had high expectations for their month of volunteerism and the employees engaged.

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[FREE WEBINAR] How NGOs Worldwide Can Use Digital Storytelling to Attract U.S. Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: Elizabeth Ngonzi , Adjunct Faculty at New York University Center for Global Affairs and Former CEO of Afrika Tikkun USA.

What Form 990 Do You Need? A Nonprofit Guide

NonProfit Hub

Tax season is complicated. You might think nonprofits would have an easier time, being tax-exempt, but that isn’t necessarily true. Every year, nonprofits are required to submit their Form 990 , which is what allows the organization to maintain its tax-exempt status.

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Human-Centered Design & AI: Google AI Impact Summit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Google Impact AI Summit that shared the learning and case studies from Google AI Challenge winners. The Summit included presentations, panel discussions, and a “science fair” where we could see demos from and talk with the winners.

4 Tips for Building Your Lifestyle Blog & Instagram

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Instagram, Twitter, or an blog are all great ways to start a beauty, advice, or lifestyle blog. However you choose to start, there are a couple of surefire ways to garner new followers and attract larger audiences.

How do you import your employee and training history records into an LMS?

Gyrus

Does your LMS support Historical Data Transfer and Integration? How do we make a smooth transition and save time and energy in the process

Finding the Right Nonprofit Partner Before Disaster Strikes

Connection Cafe

Questions to Consider. When looking for the right nonprofit organization to build a disaster relief strategy with, there are going to be a few questions you must ask yourself: › Is this for a disaster that has impacted my company directly?

5 Social Media Templates for Nonprofit Fundraising Events

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Emily Rose Patz , Senior Copywriter at DonorPerfect. Check out these social media post templates for ideas of post themes and content format for your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds. Just plug your content into the placeholders, and you’re good to go.

Social Enterprise Resource Round-up (February 2020)

Blue Fox

Our Latest Picks for Social Enterprise Tools, News & Resources! If you’re like us, your daily inbox is jam-packed with newsletters and educational opportunities from like-minded social impact leaders.

Positivity, Time, and Work

Museum 2.0

Last week turned into an empirical study in my own personal goal for the year (being kind to myself). I had written most of last week’s post at the beginning of the month. I only needed to dump it from the temporary file into blogger, but I couldn’t find the five minutes.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing for Divorce

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Nobody usually gets into a marriage with the preconceived notion of getting a divorce.

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The Top 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Google Ad Grants

Wild Apricot

The Google Ad Grants program is an amazing resource for nonprofits, but there are a lot of misconceptions about how it works. This post will clear up any questions you might have and help you make the most of the program

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Amway River Bank Run 2019: Connecting Community with Corporate Passions

Connection Cafe

As a first-year title sponsor of the River Bank Run, Amway was excited to place their name behind a premier road race that was located in the company’s headquarters of Grand Rapids, Michigan. As the largest 25K (15.5

3 Easy Ways to Get New Email Subscribers and Drive Donor Growth

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Josh Kashorek , Director of Marketing at Journity , and advocate for using data to create high-performance nonprofit marketing campaigns. Every nonprofit needs two things to drive sustainable growth: new contacts and new donors.

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Blue Fox's Ultimate Financial Checklist for Nonprofit Fundraisers

Blue Fox

Get your financial house in order before you launch your next fundraising initiative! DOWNLOAD THE CHECKLIST HERE Nonprofits everywhere equate fundraising with tireless event planning, digital crowdfunding, relationship building, and writing grants.

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13 Life Factors That Fuel Your Everyday Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Jack H. Llewellyn , PhD is a sports psychology consultant who has helped a major league baseball pitcher become a Cy Young Award winner, A NASCAR driver go from number six overall to number one and with the Winston Cup Series Championship, and countless leaders at Fortune 500 companies.

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Ingramer Review: Will It Help You Go Up On Instagram?

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Have you been searching for a tool that will be really beneficial for you, not just one of these money-to-burn ones? It seems to me that I’ve found one. Ingramer is a multifunctional Instagram automation service. It actively applies Artificial Intelligence in all of its services and tools.

Be In The Know: The 8 Top Association Trends in 2020

Wild Apricot

If you manage an association, you know how important it is to stay on top of trends in your sector. Here are some key areas to focus on in 2020

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Mastercard’s Girls4Tech™: Utilizing Employees’ Skills to Inspire Youth

Connection Cafe

Girls Just Want to Have… STEM! Make it better than any program you’ve done before, make it global and make it for girls,” those were the instructions from Mastercard’s CEO Ajay Banga to Susan Warner, VP Global Volunteerism, in 2014.

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[FREE WEBINAR] Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder and Editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good. This is the first webinar in Heather’s year-long blog and webinar series called 101 Best Practices for Nonprofits.

How Grow Your Financial Services Firm: Rebrand to Attract Target Clients

Blue Fox

4-step Guide to Build a Best-in-class Brand Building a strong brand is difficult but important for any type of services provider. But those of us in the financial services industry can struggle even more with marketing and the creative side of branding.

Stop Asking Your Customers These Typical Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Consider this advice from author Paul R. He recommends a different twist on asking your customers questions : stop asking your customers the "typical" questions and instead ask them open-ended questions. Here's specifically what Timm recommends: Don't Ask : How was everything?

Streaming Vs Cinema – Why People like Streaming service better?!

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Why you should consider streaming movies rather than Cinema – conventional ways of watching movies? Content streaming has a number of advantages such as instant playback, affordability, and a wider content variety. Read on to find out why you should consider streaming.

Looking Ahead: The Top 12 Nonprofit Sector Trends for 2020

Wild Apricot

Stay in the know on what 2020 nonprofit trends to anticipate when it comes to nonprofit marketing, social media, tech, volunteering and leadership

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