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How Social Good Organizations Can Build Community at a Social Distance

Connection Cafe

I love seeing all the creative ways people are coming together virtually right now when coming together physically is not recommended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How to Create a Crisis Communications Plan for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

When a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic strikes, is your nonprofit ready with a well thought out communications plan? Here's how to put one together

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Facebook Ad Strategy for Non-Profits & Charities: 9 Things to Understand and Test

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. Jean is also a freelance consultant who works on digital strategy, marketing and design for non-profits.

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5 Ways to Get Parents Involved in School Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

As a general trend over the past several years, public schools have seen repeated budget cuts at the federal, state and local levels. Nonetheless, school needs are as great as ever.

10 Things Fundraisers Can Do From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Connection Cafe

With the state of the world right now, your school or nonprofit has likely suspended travel. Your annual giving team may be putting off doing any outreach at the moment as well.

Why a CRM Might Work Better for Your Association Than an AMS + Our Top 10 Picks

Wild Apricot

Not sure what kind of software to use to help manage your association? This guide will help you decide and introduce you to 10 CRM tools worth considering

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Difference between Training Management Systems vs Learning Management Systems


Exploring the key differences between Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Training Management Systems (TMS) is important for business owners to fulfill training goals

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6 Tips for Managing a Virtual Workforce

Connection Cafe

If you are like me, the COVID-19/coronavirus experience has taught you a new term: social distancing, which refers to actions that limit interactions with others in order to slow down the spread of a virus (the CDC refers to these as community mitigation strategies ).

What will you tell your grandchildren about what you did during the pandemic of 2020?

Network-Centric Advocacy

I have listened to my kids ask my mother about life during the Spanish flu (Mom was not born but her mother's sister died of it.) We all have a sense of the historic gravity of this pandemic and economic crash. These are strange times. Future generations will ask about you when they are tested. All of us need to have inspirational stories to tell. Be your best now. . Innovate, contribute, act selflessly in the service of others.

Productive People Secrets

Eric Jacobsen Blog

According to entrepreneur and author Margaret Hefferman , as reported a few years ago in Inc. magazine, the secrets of the most productive people are that they do these three things : They take breaks. Breaks refresh the mind and allow you to see new situations. They are great collaborators.

5 Best Video Games that have been turned into Online Slot Games

Find the free stuff

When it comes to choosing the best 5 video games that have been turned into online slot games or known as video slots, there are so many out there that picking which option would make it to the list out of all of those available was a difficult decision to make, but it was one.

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How to Protect Your Organization from Phishing Scams and Fraud

Connection Cafe

Examples are emerging every day that demonstrate how the COVID-19 situation is bringing out the best in people.

Meet with your finance committee now: Lessons from the Great Recession’s impact on charitable giving amidst current market shocks

ASU Lodestar Center

Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by Seth Cothrun, Class 9, American Express Leadership Academy at the ASU Lodestar Center. I’ll keep this simple, as many of us have a lot on our minds as we experience the world grappling with a public health crisis.

How To Be A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Edward M. Marshall's book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader.

Tenant criminal background checks for landlords can be done conveniently using a legally compliant software program

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Landlords often misjudge and make mistakes by not having a background check done on potential tenants who apply for tenancy. With smart technology, it has become easier to access information like never.

Take a Shower and Other WFH Tips from Your Social Good Peers

Connection Cafe

As many organizations have made the decision to have employees work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic response, many employees a re now finding themselves working remotely for the first time and discovering the distractions that home can bring. .

We've Gotten This Far

Museum 2.0

This month, I’d planned to have a celebration of the fellow people in museums, including your coworkers and colleagues you’ve never worked with. I set up some questions, and emailed people around the field. Then, a pandemic descended. In an odd way, it turned out to be an exemplar of what I was thinking of when I thought of the importance of colleagues I’ve never worked with. As perhaps everyone knows, there is a virus actively propagating in every community in the country.

How To Be A Manager With Class

Eric Jacobsen Blog

AMACOM's (of the American Management Association) sixth edition of the best-selling book, The First-Time Manager -- originally published in 1981 is a must-read for new managers and leaders in business.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 139: Going Beyond Succession Planning

Connection Cafe

Succession planning is a hot topic, but is it the right topic? Today’s guest believes that organizations should go beyond succession planning and think about intentional pathway planning instead for long-term sustainability.

Resources to Guide Arts and Cultural Organizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Connection Cafe

As an arts and cultural organization, you are among the most trusted sources of information in today’s world.

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Unlocking The Customer Value Chain

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Last year brought the release of the book, Unlocking The Customer Value Chain , by Thales S. Teixeira , the Lumry Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.

My Best Boss Did This

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In their book, Rapid Realignment , authors George Labovitz and Victor Rosansky, reveal the most common responses from thousands of managers and workers when they were asked to think of the best boss they ever had, and then answer the question: " What did that person do to qualify as your best boss ?"

The Book Of Mistakes For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Skip Prichard’s book, The Book of Mistakes , provides a motivating and inspiring fable and journey to finding the secrets to creating a successful future. This 175-page self-help tale, wrapped in fiction, teaches you the nine mistakes that prevent many from achieving their goals.

Eight Good Times For Storytelling

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Stories strengthen communications and presence for leaders," explains Kristi Hedges , author of the book, The Power of Presence. She recommends you consider adding stories to your communications when you : Want to motivate others and paint a picture of what's possible.

Practical Advice For Making Good Decisions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Late last year brought the new book, Decisions. As seen on Public Television, the book by Robert L. Dilenschneider , features vignettes on 23 individuals who made decisions that shaped the world. Each chapter offers practical thinking on how these women and men made decisions.