Sat.Jul 18, 2015 - Fri.Jul 24, 2015

Why is the Cloud Right for Your Nonprofit?

Connection Cafe

Most organizations have a basic understanding of cloud technology , but the next question becomes…. Should I make the switch to the cloud?”. Nonprofits are striving to invest more in their core missions, decrease the cost of operations, and ultimately execute more successfully.

The Hack Attack: The First Steps to Take When Your Website is Compromised

Byte Technology

Healthy Nonprofit Work Culture: Shouldn’t That 2 Hour Conference Call Have Been An Email?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That is a slogan on a t-shirt, and while meant as a joke, it is all too familiar for many nonprofits. Meetings that waste your time!

Open Access: How A Nonprofit Is Giving Techies Without Tuition Their Shot | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

AFP Blog

Open Access: How A Nonprofit Is Giving Techies Without Tuition Their Shot | Fast Company | Business + Innovation : 'via Blog this

Five Words that Speak Volumes to Your Donors

Connection Cafe

I recently attended the Bridge conference and came home with some great ideas and learnings. But one of the most important lessons didn’t happen in a workshop or general session. It was a result of the modest tip I left for the housekeeper.

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Fundraising Best Practices to Enhance Individual Donor Strategies

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on BC/DC Ideas. ———-. What is the fundraising potential for small and mighty nonprofits? How can organizations expand their individual donor programs and see increased success?

How Can Nonprofits Become Agile Learners?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Ale Nunez. I read this wonderful article “ Agility Is Today’s Most Critical Leadership Competency ” by Julie Winkle Giuliani , author of “ Watch Them Grow or Watch Them Go.”

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Panda Nation is DIY Done Right: An Interview with WWF’s Jonathan Cass

Connection Cafe

As an industry, we’ve been talking a lot about do-it-yourself fundraising. If you’ve read DIY Fundraising – Easy Money for Your Nonprofit? , you realize there isn’t a pot of gold at the end of the DIY rainbow unless you work hard for it.

The #FutureOfBusiness: Employees Will Rule

SocialFish

This is the final in a series about the #FutureOfBusiness that highlights the impending shift in organizational change. In my first post, Will The #FutureOfBusiness Radically Change Everything As We Know It?

Four Classic Storylines for Nonprofit Storytelling

Frogloop

What’s the big deal about storytelling? Social Networking Online Fundraising Online Marketing

Virtual Reality Could Be the Next Big Thing in Charitable Giving | Smart News | Smithsonian

AFP Blog

Virtual Reality Could Be the Next Big Thing in Charitable Giving | Smart News | Smithsonian : "Poon reports that activists and filmmakers are experimenting with virtual reality technology with the goal of creating stronger connections between would-be donors and the communities they could help.

What I Learned About Fundraising from My Career in Recruiting

Connection Cafe

I started my career in recruiting. I would gain the interest of good talent by sharing with them all of the reasons why they should be interested in an interview: benefits, career opportunities and the potential to work with awesome people.

Five Subtle Lessons from Great Community Managers

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours.

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Fundraising without donor data: What’s that proverb about giving a man a fish?

3rd Sector Labs

Most charities raise money from many different sources – direct mail appeals, online donations, events, workplace giving campaigns, and matching gift programs to name a few. How often do the funds come in without usable donor data – or any donor data – behind it? If your organization is fundraising without donor data to support it, then you have a problem that needs your attention. It is time to manage that problem and reduce risk. What’s that proverb?

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Malaysian not-for-profits to get a Google leg up | Digital News Asia

AFP Blog

Malaysian not-for-profits to get a Google leg up | Digital News Asia : "GOOGLE Malaysia has launched a programme that it said would enable not-for-profit organisations in the country to better serve their respective causes by making use of some of the company’s tools for free or at “highly discounted” rates.

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6 Examples of Nonprofits Working with For-Profits for a Greater Good

NonProfit Hub

Kayla Matthews is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. She is a writer and blogger with a passion for self-improvement and helping others. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter to read all of her latest posts. _.

[Infographic] 7 types of wealth screening donor data

Donor Search

At DonorSearch, our goal is to help nonprofits get the most out of their wealth screenings and prospect research efforts.

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Pilot Program Shows How SMS Reduces Hospital Readmissions

Mobile Commons

According to a report by Agency Healthcare Research and Quality, hospital readmissions cost hospitals over $41.3 billion annually.

Opinion: Is Technology Helping People Do Good or Do Well? - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

Opinion: Is Technology Helping People Do Good or Do Well? - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : 'via Blog this

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One of Your Most Powerful Marketing Tools is a Great Story

NonProfit Hub

You have a wonderful opportunity to convey your mission on your website through powerful stories about the people you impact.

Practical (Not Perfect) Security

Idealware

For most of human history, locks were like speed bumps to would-be thieves. A good lock might take a few extra minutes to pick, but anyone who wanted in could get in.

Three Social Media Lessons From Your Dog

John Haydon

This is Otis. He’s my officemate. He’s taught me a lot about engaging supporters and donors. Listen first To make the evolutionary leap to domesticated dog, wolves had to overcome a huge challenge in their environment.

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Smithsonian launches Kickstarter to 'reboot' Neil Armstrong spacesuit display | collectSPACE

AFP Blog

Smithsonian launches Kickstarter to 'reboot' Neil Armstrong spacesuit display | collectSPACE : "July 20, 2015 — The Smithsonian launched its first-ever crowdfunding campaign on Monday (July 20) in an effort to preserve, conserve and display the spacesuit that Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong wore while becoming the first man to walk on the moon. " 'via Blog this

How to Build Your Nonprofit’s Culture (One Brick at a Time)

NonProfit Hub

This post originally appeared in the July/August issue of our Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Sign up to receive the next issue in your inbox today. Company culture isn’t just for startups and businesses; it’s a fundamental part of every nonprofit’s DNA. Your culture helps to define your brand and, in part, determine the type of people who should be part of your organization. And to be clear, every organization does have a culture.

The Race to Expand Internet Access. in Space

Tech Soup Blog

The 4 Steps To Giving Constructive Feedback

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Eric Harvey and Al Lucia wrote a booklet called, 144 Ways To Walk The Talk. They provide the following great advice about giving feedback: 1. Make it timely -- give your feedback as soon as possible to the performance. Make it individualized -- tailor your feedback to the feedback receiver.

On Using What You Have to Resist Buying What You Do Not Need: An IT Fable from the Front Lines | Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

On Using What You Have to Resist Buying What You Do Not Need: An IT Fable from the Front Lines | Nonprofit Quarterly : "he Nonprofit Quarterly has heard any number of stories about nonprofits trying to piece together the right IT infrastructure only to be met with a confusing array of options. Each of the options carries attendant costs beyond the purchase or lease—sometimes up to and including the need to purchase another solution when the one opted for does not fit properly.

Myth Busters: Why Donors Shouldn’t Rely on the Overhead Ratio

NonProfit Hub

This post originally appeared in the July/August issue of our Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Sign up to receive the next issue in your inbox today. Dilemma: It’s Friday night and you are going out for dinner. Usually the debate focuses on what you’re in the mood for, how much you can afford and who your dinner companions are. However, what if the debate boiled down to just one option: whether or not the food was rotten.

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When Fonts Attack, It's Time to Patch

Tech Soup Blog

Microsoft released a critical security patch this week, affecting both Windows computer and Windows Server products. There has been no lack of drama in the security world these days, with plots of intrigue, scandal, and double-dealing rivaling the best summer blockbusters.

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Leadership, Life And Business Quotes From Brian Solis' Book, What's The Future Of Business

Eric Jacobsen Blog

NASA Experiments with Drones and a Showy Delivery to a Rural Nonprofit | Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

NASA Experiments with Drones and a Showy Delivery to a Rural Nonprofit | Nonprofit Quarterly : "NPQ has written previously about nonprofits that are experimenting with the use of drones. This story, too, comes with a sense of foreboding derived from the conviction that drones are far more likely to be used against civil society than for it.

Organizing a Fundraiser? You’ll want to read this first

Wild Apricot

Fundraisers are a great way to bring in additional revenue, but how do you choose the right event for your organization? Check out this survey by Software Advice, you'll be surprised with the results! Fundraising

VocaliD to Create Unique Voices for Millions Who Can't Speak

Tech Soup Blog

"Speech has allowed the communication of ideas, enabling human beings to work together to build the impossible. Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking … all we need to do is make sure we keep talking."

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The Elements Of Good Culture

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You'll learn a lot about marketing from the new book, Does it Work? , by Shane Atchison and Jason Burby. Most important, you'll discover their 10 principles for getting digital marketing right. What also really caught my attention was the book's discussion about the elements of good culture.

Creating a tech-savvy nonprofit culture

Beaconfire Wire

No matter where your organization is on a tech-savvy scale, if you’re like me, you’re always looking to improve. This recent article in NTEN Change by Peter Campbell, CIO at Legal Services Corporation provides some excellent, practical, guidance. …and I would say that even if he weren’t a client…

Six Ways To Give Your Business A Jump-Start

Eric Jacobsen Blog

As a leader in your business, try these six ideas to give your business a jump-start : Ask for ideas from employees in all parts of your business. Don't ask for ideas only from your product development or marketing departments.

5 Tips For Writing A Company Policy

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Keep these five tips in mind when you craft your next company policy: Keep the policy short and simple. Get rid of two old policies for every new policy you implement.