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New Study Monitors Dramatically Transforming Donor Behavior

Connection Cafe

It has long been believed that the health of the philanthropic sector is directly linked to the passion people have for organizations and their missions. To that end, there has been a great focus on communication and stewardship of donors to further increase giving.

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Picture This: Automatically Add Instagram Photos to Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

There’s no denying the overwhelming popularity of Instagram and the impressive place it holds among social media sites.

Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method. Guest Post by Lewis Haidt. For many nonprofits, taking the “right” photograph or creating the “perfect” video to represent an organization’s mission and work can be an intimidating prospect.

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How to Make the Most of the Resources Available to Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by Jitasa. If you’ve ever held an executive position at a nonprofit, you have probably heard cliche mantras such as “work smart, not hard” or “do more with less.” While these snippets of advice surely have some merit, they don’t assist you in discovering how to work smart or how to do more. That’s where we come in. One of the most difficult components of starting and maintaining a nonprofit is learning how to take advantage of the resources at your disposal.

Making #GivingTuesday Count: New Mexico State University’s Story

Connection Cafe

One day can make a difference and New Mexico State University (NMSU) can prove it! After a hugely successful Giving Tuesday campaign in 2015, we’re excited to share our “Four ‘T’s of Giving Tuesday” with the keys to our success and some actionable takeaways you can implement at your institution.

Learning to Love the Re-Org: How We Executed a Staff Restructuring

Museum 2.0

My original "kitchen table" brainstorm. The Packard Foundation asked me to write a blog post about our 2016 staff restructuring (which they supported with a capacity-building grant). Here's that post, lightly edited for your enjoyment.

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Fundraiser, Heal Thyself!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Last week, I had the honor of teaching a master class at the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) on avoiding burnout for fundraisers with Corinne Aartman in Amsterdam.

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Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 2

Connection Cafe

Click here to read part 1 of this series. The largest theme that is constant in disaster philanthropy is partnership.

Keep Your Data Safe: The Joy of Locking Your Computer

Tech Soup Blog

Here's a simple way to keep your data safe from potential bad actors in one easy step. Are you ready? Here it is: Log out and lock your computer whenever you're not in front of it. That's right, it's so simple it can almost be seen as an analog approach to cybersecurity.

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A Case for Mobile Computing in the Rehab Agency Community

Vertex Systems

For many years, the term “mobile computing” would conjure up images of Captain James T. Kirk and Spock with their hand-held computer scanners on an alien planet.

3 Social Media Tools to Spice Up Your Online Presence

NonProfit Hub

Social media is a whole different animal than it used to be. It seems as if now, if you don’t have an active social media presence , you’re often forgotten about. Nonprofits already have a hard enough time gaining traction; we don’t need to be forgotten about! Here are three of our favorite social media tools to not only help make your job easier, but to spice up your feed as well. We dare you to try one! Boomerang.

Peer to Peer Fundraising is Changing—Are You Keeping Up?

Connection Cafe

Last week Blackbaud released the results of our 2016 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising study. In case you missed the announcement, take a minute to download the study here.

High Performing Teams Have These 10 Characteristics

Eric Jacobsen Blog

According to Ron Ricci and Carl Wiese , authors of the book, The Collaboration Imperative , high-performing teams have the following characteristics: People have solid and deep trust in each other and in the team's purpose--they feel free to express feelings and ideas.

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Young Professionals Are Not Joining Associations, But Not for the Reasons We Think

Wild Apricot Blog

Did you know that hair is a good metric for organizational health? It's true. The color of your members' hair can tell you how well you're able to attract younger member to join your association

Essential Tips for Email Marketing

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Chris Giarratana Digital Strategy Consultant. Email marketing is an essential piece of any nonprofit communication strategy, especially if it's going to be used as a tool for donor engagement and fundraising campaigns. However, how can you ensure that your donors will even read your email?

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How to Find Your Next Great Board Member

Connection Cafe

Each board is unique, so its members must be too. The right dynamic between a board and its leadership will ensure the success of the organization, satisfaction of those who drive that success, and realization of your unique and powerful vision. Who is your dream board member?

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How To Identify A Leader During A Job Interview

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The next time you are interviewing a candidate and you want to access their leadership skills, consider asking the candidate these questions: What personal qualities define you as a leader? Describe a situation when these qualities helped you lead others.

56 Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2017

Wild Apricot Blog

This is the most webinars we've seen in one month yet, plus we're hosting one of the biggest webinar events of the year: The Membership Growth Online Summit. Sign up now. webinars

Class 12 Allies Begin Journey With CORE Retreat

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Emily Barrett Capacity Building Initiatives; Public Allies Arizona. After months of recruiting for our 2017-2018 cohort, the Public Allies Arizona team has found 46 wonderful individuals that we are proud to call our Class 12 Allies.

Instagram Influencers and What We Know About Them

Connection Cafe

Online influencers are the most powerful force online today for moving awareness, advocacy, and giving. But who are the influencers you need to know, and what do we know about them?