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How Can Elmo Make Your Nonprofit’s Meetings More Effective?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

No, I’m not talking about the cute red Muppet. ELMO stands for “ Enough! Let’s Move On.” ” It is a ritual or organizational norm that can used during meetings to avoid unnecessary discussions that don’t support the meeting objectives.

2019 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days can inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals. Successful fundraising campaigns come in many shapes and sizes, and not every tactic works for every organization's audience.

How to Gain Support for Your Niche Organization

NonProfit Hub

Some organizations’ causes don’t attract donations as much as solving world hunger or helping abused animals, but it doesn’t mean they’re any less important. If your nonprofit has a niche cause and you’ve been struggling to find new supporters, these tips could help. Ask, ask, ask.

It’s Time to Go Beyond the Usual Suspects in Planned Giving

Connection Cafe

Experienced nonprofit managers and leaders tred a well-worn path when thinking about planned giving. First look at your existing donor list, then screen for wealth and age.

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12 Things Non-Profits Need to Know About Google Ad Grants

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jean O’Brien , founder of Digital Charity Lab , a social enterprise that builds digital skills in non-profits and shares free learning resources. She also works part time as Head of Digital for Barnardos Ireland and does freelance consulting. .

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Book: Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University Center for Ethics in Society, Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society, has just released a new book called “ Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better.”

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3 Reasons Your Church Needs to Offer Online Giving

Connection Cafe

We live in a world where a lot of old ways of doing things have changed or are moving to new methods that are faster, easier and safer. When’s the last time you made a trip to the post office or video rental store? I couldn’t tell you the last time I wrote a check.

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5 Corporate Philanthropy Examples to Inspire Your CSR Strategy

Givinga

Sixty-four percent of consumers are “extremely likely” to buy from a company that takes a stand on social issues. That’s part of the reason many companies are developing corporate social responsibility (CSR), strategies and integrating them into their overall business strategy.

8 Annual Reports We Love

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Annual Reports are a staple of nonprofit life, but are they worth it?

Craft the Perfect Tagline for Your Organization

NonProfit Hub

This article is sponsored by Briteweb. Back in the day, Mad Men called them “slogans,” but now they’re more frequently called “taglines.”

5 Key Ways to Optimize Your Institution’s Website

Connection Cafe

Your higher education institution likely has several goals and requirements in mind when building and maintaining your website, from student prospecting and news and events, to academics and advancement.

Can Using iPhone Night Shift Avoid Disrupting Your Sleep?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Kris Krug. Note from Beth: I’ve been presenting workshops on technology wellness and other ideas from the Happy Healthy Nonprofit. One of the most important aspects of self-care is getting a good night’s sleep. The best way to do this is to stop using your mobile phone too close to bedtime or kick it out of your bedroom entirely.

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50 Nonprofit Blogs You Need To Follow Right Now

Wild Apricot Blog

Check out this list of great nonprofit blogs next time you need advice, insights on the nonprofit sector, or just a good read

White Hat SEO Techniques

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Optimizing your website is harder than ever because many details are now involved in ranking on Google or other search engines. They have implemented smart technology or artificial intelligence to calculate many different aspects that are important for you to rank better.

A Nonprofit Organization’s Most Valuable Asset

Connection Cafe

In the most recent episode of the sgENGAGE podcast, Rachel Hutchisson interviewed Natalye Paquin, CEO of Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Rachel and Natalye’s discussion focuses on the most valuable asset any organization can have – not money, time or energy, but people.

How Nonprofits Can Engage Volunteers in Advocacy

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Carletha Sterling Summer 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management Volunteer Board Member Wings for Women, Tucson, Arizona.

Don't Hog All The Credit

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Insecure managers hog the credit for a job well done. Or, they hide the credit and don't give credit where credit is due. These managers are afraid to let their employees be in the limelight.

Take the Quiz: Is the Member App a Good Fit for your Organization?

Wild Apricot Blog

Engage your members with our free mobile app for associations, clubs and nonprofits. Take the quiz to see if it suits your org! events Member-App mobile app-for-associations app Associations

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 77: Leveraging the Power of People

Connection Cafe

Nonprofits and social good organizations rely on volunteerism, making volunteers are one of the most important assets that an organization has. Today’s guest emphasizes the importance of volunteers and talks about how organizations can best manage and leverage those valued assets. In today’s episode, recorded at bbcon 2018, Points of Light CEO Natalye Paquin talks about how the critical role that volunteers and volunteerism can have on advancing social good and achieving the U.N.

Flashback To Best New Leadership Book Of 2016

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Originally published in December 2016: After reading nearly 30 new books about leadership this past year, my pick for 2016's best new leadership book is, Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change , by H. James Dallas.

A Boss Versus A Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss creates fire, a leader creates passion." -- Russell H. Ewing, British Journalist. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

How To Listen Effectively

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are some great tips from Michelle Tillis Lederman's book, The 11 Laws of Likability.

10 Ways To Improve Your Connection Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Connection is what transforms a dog-eat-dog environment into a sled-dog team that pulls together," says Michael Lee Stallard , author of the book, Connection Culture. Connection builds an emotional bond that promotes trust, cooperation, and esprit de corps among people in the workplace."

How To Become An Accountable Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Truly accountable leadership is the only way to build an organization that can survive and thrive in our increasingly complicated world," says Vince Molinaro , author of his revised and updated bestseller, The Leadership Contract.

The Personify Family is Growing: Introducing a2z, Inc., the Leading Events Management Platform

Wild Apricot Blog

There's a new addition to the Personify family! This post will introduce you to events platform a2z, and let you know about some of the new opportunities this acquisition will bring. integration a2z Acquisition Personify