February, 2019

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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106 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The internet is loaded with amazing free or low-cost tools and resources! Provided you set aside the time to explore and experiment, your nonprofit can use the tools listed below to significantly improve your web and email communications and your social media campaigns. Social Media.

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.

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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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.

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.

Fundraising at the Speed of Life

Connection Cafe

Higher education advancement teams from around the country are noticing that alumni participation is shrinking, even as donations and commitments from a small group of big donors has grown.

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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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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].

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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Should Your Nonprofit Launch a Summer Camp?

NonProfit Hub

We all have an image of what summer camp looks like—beautiful mountain lakes, campfires, tug of war, bunk beds. But the reality is that summer camps come in all shapes and sizes.

What You Can Learn About Online Fundraising from 152 Canadian Charities

Connection Cafe

Have you ever signed up to get email updates from 152 Canadian charities? What about receive, read, and analyze 1,234 emails from those organizations? Or how about make $25 donations to each and every single one of those 152 charities?

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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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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.

Improving Your Nonprofit Software Toolkit: 3 Tips for 2019

Frogloop

The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity for implementing new tech strategies, especially when it comes to fundraising. Even if your holiday giving campaigns exceeded your goals, you probably noticed a few gaps or blind spots in your strategies

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.

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.

The sgENAGAE Podcast Episode 87: Digital Transformation of Fundraising

Connection Cafe

What is digital transformation, and how is it impacting fundraising in the social good community? What does digital transformation mean for those organizations themselves?

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?

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.

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.

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?

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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6 Ways to Harness Your CRM Solution as a Change Management Tool

Connection Cafe

I’ve gone through one CRM solution implementation at a large, public university and I’m about to embark on another. Implementing a CRM solution is opportunity to think boldly about your institution’s future and to chart a new course.

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.

Activating A Culture of Resilience in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m excited to co-presenting a session at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference called “ Activating A Culture of Resilience for Sustainable Impact ,” with fellow NTEN board members, Ananda Leeke & Meico Whitlock as well as Carrie Rice.

How to Find Corporate Responsibility Software that Increases Profits

Givinga

Over a 15-year period, corporate responsibility (CR) can increase a company’s market value by 6 percent¹.

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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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?

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 Reason Why Social Media Marketing Is Beneficial To Business Owners

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Since social media marketing was introduced to the market, people are getting hooked to it day by day. And many business owners benefited from it and helped them grow their business and sales. Many business owners are happy with what it offers to them and their company.

Can AI & Bots Help Create A More Positive Nonprofit Workplace Culture?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

. Much of my training and facilitation work lately has been centered around the ideas in my recent book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit. The nonprofit organizations I’m working with are are seeking out ways to create collective resilience in their workplaces.

Can SMBs Afford Workplace Giving Software?

Givinga

Workplace giving is becoming an increasingly important differentiator for businesses of all sizes (especially SMBs, as we’ll dive into later on).

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

7 Tips for Building an Effective Nonprofit Annual Report

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits are expected to provide the public with an annual report. This gives donors, volunteers, members of the community and others information about the organization’s accomplishments and growth over the past year. The report includes details about projects, success metrics, and more.

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.

What's Stopping us from Building More Inclusive Nonprofits?

Museum 2.0

Every day, I’m amazed by the range of efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the cultural sector. There are funding initiatives. Grassroots activism. Academic research. Conferences and white papers and toolkits and blogs. And yet, very little seems to change. The enthusiasm is high. The voices are in the room. Even people in power seem to care. So why aren’t more organizations changing? There are many reasons.

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