February, 2019

What Nonprofit Professionals Need to Know about the Brain

Connection Cafe

For my entire career, I have worked in the nonprofit sector, and I have a MPA with a focus on nonprofits. Additionally, I have been doing research on the brain for years and am an expert on the brain of teenagers, and on how stress impacts the brain. How the brain impacts our clients.

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What the Growth in the Nonprofit Sector Means for You

NonProfit Hub

Good news, folks—the nonprofit sector is looking more lively, vital and resilient than ever.

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Robin Seaman, Agent of Inclusion

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

On February 16th in Los Altos, California, I shared these thoughts on Robin Seaman’s impact on the world with her family and friends at her Celebration of Life. Robin was beloved by the hundreds, if not thousands, of people who had the honor of coming into direct contact with her. That's the Robin we all collectively know personally. The sister, the aunt, the friend, the mentor. The shining bright spot in our day. A woman with that ineffable quality of elegance.

How to deal with Gmail’s new Promotions Tab

SocialFish

Early this week, Gmail announced they were trialing a new functionality for their promotions tab for desktop. From the get-go, our entire Dev team signed up to kick the tires.

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47 Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2019

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars I could find happening in March 2019

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5 Ways to Protect Your Nonprofit’s Data

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Ryan Polk , a Policy Advisor at the Internet Society , where he is primarily focused on issues related to Internet trust.

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How Does the Hashtag Fit into your Strategy?

Connection Cafe

The current big wave of awareness in social good is the hashtag campaign. A natural successor to viral successes like the Ice Bucket Challenge, hashtag campaigns like #MeToo have taken the national spotlight with no sign of slowing down.

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Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: At last year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I was lucky enough to join a “birds of a feather” lunch table. The topic was bullet journaling and the table host was nonprofit tech colleague Ma’ayan Alexander.

Burn your social media strategy

SocialFish

I recently came across an amazing post that I urge everyone to read about the current state of social media. Burn It Down, Start From Scratch And Build a Social Media Strategy That Works. Here is just an excerpt – this is towards the end of the long post.

The Truth About Choosing A Nonprofit Career Path + 8 Experts’ Advice

Wild Apricot

Looking for a change? Figure out the right nonprofit career path for you with step-by-step advice and tips from nonprofit career experts

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[FREE WEBINAR] 10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Small Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: March 12, 2019. Time: 1pm EST. Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder of Nonprofit Tech for Good. Fundraiser for: Wildlife SOS (Donation Optional). Customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this webinar will highlight current trends in online fundraising.

Creating the Perfect Editorial Calendar – A Cinderella Story

Connection Cafe

The daily scramble. The sweeping moments of panic. The Google Calendar crammed with notes to share this on social and send that email. The Evernotes. The sticky notes. The quick-dissolving mental notes. The constant influx of requests—“Commserella, can you share this today?”

5 Versatile Fundraising Strategies for Small Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

If your nonprofit is just getting started, it’s easy to be daunted by the challenges that arise with fundraising efforts. This is especially true if you compare yourself to larger and more established organizations, which draw on brand recognition and longtime supporters to reach their goals.

10 Ideas for Raising Awareness on a Budget

John Haydon

Are you being asked by your boss or board of directors to: Raise awareness?Do Do some public outreach?Get Get some media attention?Get Get some word of mouth going?Go Go viral?

A Little Privacy, Please! Your Rights and Social Media Policies

SocialFish

This post is reprinted by permission from Console and Hollawell Attorneys and originally appeared on their blog here. Thank you for the submission! Got something related to B2B, association or nonprofit social media you think would interest SocialFish readers? Send it our way!

10 Best Website Builders for Nonprofits, Reviewed & Compared

Wild Apricot

Find the best website builder that can support the needs of your modern organization broken down by price, pros, and cons

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Giving Trends in Mexico: Millennials and Gen Z Drive Rise in Online Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

An Interview with Fanny Villiers , Directora General of Donadora – an official partner of the Global Trends in Giving Report ( en español ). 1) Access to the internet in Mexico has grown very rapidly over the last decade. How has this impacted individual giving to NGOs in Mexico?

For CSR, 2019 is the Year of the Employee

Connection Cafe

Last year, I wrote a piece for Blackbaud’s “CSR 2020: Experts Look Ahead” eBook that took a closer look at the rise in employee engagement around social and environmental issues.

How to Become a Trusted Voice in Your Field

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Not all that long ago, intellectual capital —knowledge of processes and data, informational resources, etc.—was was critical to businesses and nonprofits. The people had the knowledge, and knowledge is power.

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VisionLink - Untitled Article

VisionLink

Interoperability Made Real: Open Referral’s Data Standard for Resource Directories Visionlink is dedicated to data standards and data exchange as a necessary part of supporting successful communities. While the value of community services data may have been defined in the past by the strength of the walls around it, today however, tremendous value comes from the ability to be use appropriate data collaboratively among partners.

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The Surprising Secret to Improving Employee Engagement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: In my own work on activating a culture of wellbeing, employee engagement is a key component to success.

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Crowdfunding vs. Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: Which One Is Right for You?

Wild Apricot

Learn what crowdfunding & peer-to-peer fundraising is, and when it’s most appropriate to use them

How to Run Facebook Fundraising Ads: 5 Simple Steps

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Brent Merritt is a digital strategy consultant at Metric Communications and blogger at The Caliper. His work is focused on nonprofits, advocacy, and public affairs. Digital fundraising professionals face a significant new challenge when it comes to fundraising on Facebook.

4 Ways Canadian Charities Can Improve Email Fundraising in 2019

Connection Cafe

Last year for a research study, I signed up to get emails from 152 Canadian charities to see how they were capturing emails and then what they were sending when it came to fundraising (more on why and the research study here ).

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6 Questions to Consider Before Selecting a New Workspace

NonProfit Hub

This article is sponsored by MINDSPACE. Big-picture issues exist for nonprofits and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) when selecting a workspace. Will the new location and set up help us drive forward the mission and serve our constituents? Does it promote growth and comfort for employees?

How to Motivate Young Employees to Volunteer

SocialFish

From elementary through high school, many students participate in community volunteer projects through their school or extracurricular activities. Generally someone coordinates these activities and students simply show up, are told what to do, and have fun while serving their community.

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on artificial intelligence and its implications for civil society.

16 Incredible Church Management Software Solutions that Save Time and Money

Wild Apricot

Find out which church membership software best fits your church, what features to look for, and which ones have the best prices

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VisionLink - Untitled Article

VisionLink

February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day ! The next time you need help finding services go to 211.org , or dial 2-1-1. You’ll love the people that will answer your call. Visionlink is honored to support 10's of millions of searches and referrals every month for our 2-1-1 customers. We also contribute the technology to support the United Way Worldwide’s National 2-1-1 Locator , where you can find the 2-1-1 that serves your location: [link].

Donor Engagement: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Connection Cafe

We’ve all heard the saying “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” Have you ever tried? It’s a myth. You sure can! New forms of games or play can actually provide more happiness and longevity in a dog’s later years.

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How to Market on a Budget

NonProfit Hub

Getting the word out about your nonprofit can be tricky, especially when your funds require you to market on a budget. But fear not—you don’t need a big wallet to get your organization’s name out there. These tips will help you reach more people without breaking the bank. Social media.

Is your board asking these 5 questions about digital? They should be.

SocialFish

Just came across a good post by David Edelman that I thought was worth reposting, Five Digital Issues Every Board Should Be Focusing On.

What Donors Want – Fundraising Advice Straight from the Donor’s Mouth

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What Donors Want – Fundraising Advice Straight from the Donor’s Mouth – Guest Post by Rachel Stephenson Sheff. Major gift fundraising is an intuitive blend of art and science, with relationship-building at its core.

How to Create an Integromat Scenario from Scratch (With Videos)

Wild Apricot

Connect your account with dozens of apps, without writing any code. This step-by-step guide with videos walks you through how to create an Integromat scenario

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A New Landing Page, Just for Fundraisers

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Fundraising professionals often have enormous workloads, so it's critical that they're able to quickly access top-line data about their various fundraising channels and easily accomplish related tasks.

3 Annual Giving Strategies for 2019 

Connection Cafe

When it comes to resources, most annual giving teams have limited time and money for annual?giving?appeals. giving?appeals. appeals. Little wins add up—a?donor donor renews her gift for $500 more than last?year,

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How to Make People Believe in Your Cause

NonProfit Hub

I’ve been spending an embarrassing amount of time watching ABC’s “Shark Tank” recently. But maybe I shouldn’t be ashamed—it’s inherently entertaining television. If you’re unfamiliar, Shark Tank features hopeful entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to a panel of renowned business leaders.