Sat.Feb 09, 2019 - Fri.Feb 15, 2019

Donor Engagement: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Connection Cafe

We’ve all heard the saying “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” Have you ever tried? It’s a myth. You sure can! New forms of games or play can actually provide more happiness and longevity in a dog’s later years.

Teach 193

VisionLink - Untitled Article

VisionLink

February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day ! The next time you need help finding services go to 211.org , or dial 2-1-1. You’ll love the people that will answer your call. Visionlink is honored to support 10's of millions of searches and referrals every month for our 2-1-1 customers. We also contribute the technology to support the United Way Worldwide’s National 2-1-1 Locator , where you can find the 2-1-1 that serves your location: [link].

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on artificial intelligence and its implications for civil society.

Should Your Nonprofit Launch a Summer Camp?

NonProfit Hub

We all have an image of what summer camp looks like—beautiful mountain lakes, campfires, tug of war, bunk beds. But the reality is that summer camps come in all shapes and sizes.

Using National Doctors’ Day to Cultivate Your Grateful Patient Program

Connection Cafe

Every March, National Doctors’ Day provides a time when healthcare development operations can lead the charge to honor their physicians in a myriad of ways, often with gifts and messages.

How to Run Facebook Fundraising Ads: 5 Simple Steps

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Brent Merritt is a digital strategy consultant at Metric Communications and blogger at The Caliper. His work is focused on nonprofits, advocacy, and public affairs. Digital fundraising professionals face a significant new challenge when it comes to fundraising on Facebook.

Can AI & Bots Help Create A More Positive Nonprofit Workplace Culture?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

. Much of my training and facilitation work lately has been centered around the ideas in my recent book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit. The nonprofit organizations I’m working with are are seeking out ways to create collective resilience in their workplaces.

More Trending

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 86: Is Your Fundraising Diversified?

Connection Cafe

Why does fundraising matter so much for nonprofit organizations? What is the best way to measure effectiveness of fundraising measures? And what do diversified fundraising programs look like? Today’s guests are joining the podcast to help answer these important questions.

[Cool Infographic Friday] The Ultimate Social Media Images Cheat Sheet

SocialFish

10 Best Website Builders for Nonprofits, Reviewed & Compared

Wild Apricot

Find the best website builder that can support the needs of your modern organization broken down by price, pros, and cons

How to Define, Measure and Communicate Your Impact

NonProfit Hub

It’s hard to ramp up the good work you do if you don’t know how to concretely define, measure and communicate your impact to supporters. It’s important to learn how to share your efforts with the world, and even more important that you know just how big of an impact you’re making on the issue you’re trying to solve. Defining impact. Impact,” by definition, is the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another.

3 Annual Giving Strategies for 2019 

Connection Cafe

When it comes to resources, most annual giving teams have limited time and money for annual?giving?appeals. giving?appeals. appeals. Little wins add up—a?donor donor renews her gift for $500 more than last?year,

Giving 130

Are The Signs Pointing to the Demise of Google+ ?

SocialFish

As much as I liked the concept of Google+ (or is it Google Plus? There still seems to be no consensus), I can’t say I’ve used it a ton. When it launched three years ago, I was among the many who had high hopes for the platform, wishing it would replace Facebook.

Tracking Long-Term Donor Value: The Report You Shouldn't Miss in 2019

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

While almost all nonprofit professionals recognize the importance of running data-driven programs, most fundraising and digital staff of all levels don’t feel like they have access to the data they need for informing strategic decisions.

Track 56

Let Employees Learn From Their Mistakes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Mistakes happen. The best thing you can do as a manager and leader is to help your employee learn from his (or her) mistake. If your employee is afraid of ever making a mistake, he will be paralyzed from taking action or taking even calculated risks.

4 Ways Canadian Charities Can Improve Email Fundraising in 2019

Connection Cafe

Last year for a research study, I signed up to get emails from 152 Canadian charities to see how they were capturing emails and then what they were sending when it came to fundraising (more on why and the research study here ).

email 130

5 Reasons Your Social Media ROI Sucks

SocialFish

This post by Brian Carter is so awesome, I’m reposting it here in its entirety with permission. It originally appeared here at the Brian Carter Group blog. ————-. There are several failure points you need to watch out for: 1. You Have Lame Goals. Choose Better Ones.

ROI 65

Learning to Lead, Part 2: How I Juggled Public Allies and an ASU Degree

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Rachelle Wayne 2018 Alumna, ASU BS in Nonprofit Leadership & Management and Class 12 Public Ally.

Listen Well And Do Exit Interviews

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Knowing why an employee leaves your company can help you to reduce your employee turnover rate.

What Nonprofit Professionals Need to Know about the Brain

Connection Cafe

For my entire career, I have worked in the nonprofit sector, and I have a MPA with a focus on nonprofits. Additionally, I have been doing research on the brain for years and am an expert on the brain of teenagers, and on how stress impacts the brain. How the brain impacts our clients.

Brain 130

5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

“I don’t have time for social media.”. “I I don’t have the money to hire anyone to do our social media marketing.”. Social media? I wouldn’t even know where to start!”. Do any of these above statements sound familiar? Well, you aren’t alone.

How to Create an Integromat Scenario from Scratch (With Videos)

Wild Apricot

Connect your account with dozens of apps, without writing any code. This step-by-step guide with videos walks you through how to create an Integromat scenario

Guide 51

Book Review Of Full Engagement By Brian Tracy

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Best-selling author Brian Tracy's book, Full Engagement , provides practical advice for how to inspire your employees to perform at their absolute best. He explains that above nearly every measure, employees' most powerful single motivator is the " desire to be happy ".

Generational Giving at Arts & Cultural Organizations – A Donor Story

Connection Cafe

As a kid, I was saturated by symphony performances and choral music. My dad was a conductor and composer, my mom his accompanist. They were also involved in a chorus called the Tanglewood Festival Chorus (TFC, as we referred to it for the next 25 years). Anyone reading this blog that lives in the New England area may know that the symphony I was raised around is the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Association Social Media: International Reading Association

SocialFish

Craig Weiss Group ranked Gyrus Systems as # 18 in Top 50 LMS Provider

Gyrus

Richmond, VA February 15, 2019. Gyrus Systems , a leader in the Learning Management Systems (LMS) industry, proudly announced today that it has been recognized as part of the top 50 LMS providers by Craig Weiss Group. Named the most influential person in the world of e-learning and learning systems, CEO and Lead Analyst Craig Weiss, has analyzed over 1000 LMS worldwide and collected the best in a report. GyrusAim Learning Cloud ranked #18 in the global listing. What Is This Report All About?

Five Ways To Get More Ideas From Your Employees

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Your employees have lots of ideas. So, be sure you provide the forums and mechanisms for your employees to share their ideas with you. Hold at least a few brainstorming sessions each year, as well. And, when you are brainstorming with your employees, try these five tips : Encourage ALL ideas.

On Paid Social Amplification

SocialFish

You have web presence on several platforms, with consistent, creative content. You post and share readable items relevant to your target audience unique to the platform placement. Your online marketing strategy is cohesive and strong, and yet you’re just not generating leads like you should.

The future of customer service

SocialFish

Thanks, Jason Falls for this one

Making Sense of Social Media Analytics

SocialFish

Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks. At the beginning of October, I had the pleasure of finally going to (or at least *near*) Boston for the first time in my (long) life to present about social media analytics at NESAE’s Technology Conference.

[Cool Social Tools] Centscere for Millennial Giving

SocialFish

This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. Startups are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms. ———-. Struggling to find young donors?

The History of Social Media [Infographic]

SocialFish

What do you measure?

SocialFish

I am reposting this very interesting question from Eric Lanke ( originally posted on his blog here ). I would love to hear from you if you have any thoughts on this. This is a true story.

Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?).

True Customer Engagement: the Leap Beyond User Experience

SocialFish

In a recent post in the Demand Perspective blog , I wrote about Michael Schrage’s post in Harvard Business Review Blogs called Don’t Confuse Engagement with User Experience.

3 Hidden Resources for Your #GivingTuesday Campaign

SocialFish

Guest post by Jenna Sauber, CauseVox. ————–. As December 2nd starts to creep closer on the calendar, you may be starting to feel the squeeze. You may be thinking, “We have so much to do and so little time!” or “There are three people on my nonprofit staff and we’re all really busy!”.

What Does it Take to Go Viral Nowadays?

SocialFish

As children, we all learned the concept of sharing in Kindergarten and viral was something nasty we picked up from our classmates. Say goodbye to having kooties with the other kids and fast forward to the new age of viral sharing online.