Sat.Jan 20, 2018 - Fri.Jan 26, 2018

A Yarny New Blog for 2018

Judi Sohn

Hello again? Miss me? For many years, I used this blog to share my thoughts about life and technology. It served me very well and I hope those that followed me got value out of it as well. I still get questions based on older blogs here, and those aren’t going anywhere.

Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: In my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, we discuss how to create a culture of wellbeing to encourage self-care. Jay Wilkinson, CEO of Firespring , shares some thoughts on building the right culture of for your nonprofit.

Advocacy Tools, Blogs, Webinars, and More

Connection Cafe

With midterm elections in play, you’ll need a go-to advocacy resource to help you galvanize your supporters to influence policy and the debate. Below is a round-up of advocacy tools and tips for nonprofits that you probably won’t find anywhere else but here at npENGAGE.

Woop woop it’s #CMAD!!

SocialFish

Community Manager Appreciation Day is here! Started in 2010 by Jeremiah Owyang, #CMAD is all about thanking the unsung heroes who nurture our online communities. CMAD is 100% grassroots organized and groups around the world plan their own events, both online and in person.

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For Sale for a Cause: Windflower

Judi Sohn

If you want the background on what I’m doing, read this post first. . Okay, let’s see if this grand experiment will work. I’m offering up for sale a shawl I finished on January 16, 2018. It’s a pattern from Russian designer Alla Borisova. It’s a triangular shawl about 70″ at its longest length and 50″ at the sides. The yarn is Manos del Uruguay Fino, 70% merino wool, 30% silk. Loved working with it. And I love the story of this yarn company.

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How Nonprofits Can Tweet Effectively During the #SOTU

Nonprofit Tech for Good

On January 30, 2018 Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, will present the 96th in-person State of the Union Address. For days before, the day of, and for days after the hashtag #SOTU will be a top trending topic on Twitter.

Facebook News Feed Overhaul – How Your Nonprofit Can Prepare

John Haydon

Well, we all knew this day was coming. Facebook has finally decided to pull the plug on almost all types of public content from pages. Because Mark Zuckerberg wants to make a better Facebook. One with less clickbait, engagement bait, and hopefully less fake news.

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Introducing Community Participation Bootcamp at the MAH

Museum 2.0

For the past five years, each summer, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History has hosted MuseumCamp. MuseumCamp is a professional development experience that is part retreat, part unconference, part adult summer camp.

4 Things You’ll Miss if You Aren’t at Cause Camp 2018

NonProfit Hub

Cause Camp 2018 is just a couple of months away, and we want to make sure you know what you’re missing if you decide not to attend. We don’t want to guilt trip you (okay, we kind of do); we just want you to know why Cause Camp is considered one of the best nonprofit conferences in the nation. Incredible speakers. Cause Camp brings the top nonprofit thought leaders to Lincoln, Nebraska for two days jam-packed with motivation, education and fun.

34 Free Nonprofit Webinars for February 2018

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are 34 free nonprofit webinars for February 2018. webinars

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Donor Relations Tips for Shy People

John Haydon

Does wading into a room full of strangers terrify you? Are you sure you’ll have nothing to say? Afraid you’ll embarrass yourself with your tied-up tongue? Never fear.

Our EveryAction Hero: Healthier Colorado

Everyaction

Healthier Colorado is a nonprofit working to elevate the voices of Coloradans in the public policy process, ensuring healthier standards of living across the state’s diverse communities.

14 Things Great Coaches Do

Eric Jacobsen Blog

January Update: Plans to Simplify Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot Blog

Happy New Year everyone! This month I talk about our plans to simplify Wild Apricot's functionality and introduce some of the new features planned for 2018. Read the full update here. january

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Six Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Chris Pontine Digital Marketing. Many nonprofit companies are getting onboard in the digital world and have found the website builder which best fits their needs and budget.

WealthEngine Integration Brings Powerful Donor Research Tool to EveryAction Users

Everyaction

At EveryAction, we know that major gifts officers and other development professionals need to have as much information as possible about their prospective donors in order to fine-tune their "fundraising asks.". With that in mind, we've built a powerful new integration with WealthEngine to provide nonprofit fundraising pros with that information, ultimately helping them raise more money. What is WealthEngine?

First-Time Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The First-Time Leader book by George Bradt and Gillian Davis begins with a discussion of taking charge of your new team and then tracks through BRAVE leadership components from the outside in.

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[WHITE PAPER] Steal Like a Fundraiser: Innovations in Cause-Oriented Fundraising for Associations

SocialFish

Steal This Idea! Associations don’t always have all the answers (we know, you’re shocked). We definitely have some major advantages, not the least of which is that we are highly a cooperative and collaborative community, in large part because there’s not a lot of intra-industry competition (i.e.,

Six Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Nonprofit Website

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Chris Pontine Digital Marketing. Many nonprofit companies are getting onboard in the digital world and have found the website builder which best fits their needs and budget. There is much more you can squeeze out of your website just by tweaking or adding a few things to give your nonprofit the jump it needs to stand out. I want to break down seven best practices that can add to your nonprofit website. These tips will help grow your cause and take it to the next level. You ready?

John C. Maxwell Leadership Quotes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The real gems in John C. Maxwell's book, Everyone Communicates Few Connect , book are the abundant leadership and communication quotes, such as these: To add value to others, one must first value others. People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.

The Seven Arts Of Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

David Shaner's compelling, The Seven Arts of Change , shows business leaders that transforming a business only happens when each employee equates organizational change with the process of deep personal growth.

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16 Ways To Build Trust As A Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You can't lead if your employees, team or followers don't trust you. Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H.

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How To Spot 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.

Helping People Win At Work

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Do I have the right people in the right seats on the bus?

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How To Apologize

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The following great advice about how to apologize is from the book, The Courage Solution , by Mindy Mackenzie. Mackenzie recommends you include these three elements when you apologize: Actually say "I'm sorry" out loud, while making eye contact, if possible.