Sat.Jan 28, 2017 - Fri.Feb 03, 2017

How Will We Harness the Potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution for Good?  

Connection Cafe

Part 1 in a 2-part Davos Report for the Social Good Sector. At this year’s World Economic Forum , one phrase was on everyone’s lips: Fourth Industrial Revolution. WEF Founder and Chairman Klaus Schwab has sparked a worldwide conversation on the coming revolution.

5 Self-Care Hacks that Nonprofit Professionals Can Use in a Crisis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Evil Erin. Note from Beth: This week and next week, Aliza Sherman and I will be visiting a few cities on the West and East Coasts, as part of our Happy Healthy Nonprofit book tour.

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Awesome Association Jobs This Week – February 2


Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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How to Get the Most From Feedback Surveys

NonProfit Hub

A few weeks ago, we talked about why feedback surveys are a helpful tool to help towards success. This got our wheels turning and made us prompted us to talk about specifically what you can do to get the most back from feedback surveys. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of research? In your mind, it might look like writing up reports or conducting focus groups.

5 Things To Stop Doing If You Want A Successful Employee Engagement Program

Connection Cafe

Throughout January I’ve been reflecting on my successful and in some cases not so successful endeavors of 2016. Simultaneously, I’ve been sifting through an unending list of hopes and dreams, plucking out the items that I would like to focus on in 2017 (and that might actually be attainable).

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Ready to Respond: Real-Time Lessons in Preparedness from the Headlines and the ACLU

Connection Cafe

Over the weekend, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) received $24,164,691 from 356,306 online donations. To put this surge of donations into perspective, the ACLU raised a typically raises $4M in online giving annually.

Thou Shall Not Paint the Concrete: Guest Revelations by Don Hughes

Museum 2.0

I started my museum career as an exhibit designer. There are many heroes I look up to in that field. But I reserve for Don Hughes that particular blend of admiration and fear that comes when encountering uncompromised brilliance.

Association Millennials In Their Own Words


Jamie Notter moderated a great panel with a group of smart Millennial association execs recently for Association Success.

Five Reasons Your Sponsorship Prospects Ignore Your Emails

Wild Apricot Blog

Wondering why your emails asking for sponsorship aren't getting any responses? Chris Baylis, CEO of The Sponsorship Collective knows exactly why. Read his five reasons why your sponsorship emails are being ignored and what to do about it. cold-call sponsor emails sponsorship

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How the ACLU Became Central to the #Resist Movement

Connection Cafe

Over the weekend, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) received $24,164,691 from 356,306 online donations. To put this surge of donations into perspective, the ACLU raised a total of $4M last year. In one weekend, the ACLU raised 6x what they raised in all of 2016.

How Nonprofits Can Tweet Effectively During the #SOTU

Nonprofit Tech for Good

On February 28, 2017 Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, will present the 95th 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.

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How To Simplify Content Promotion with the Twitter Leapfrog Method


I was sent this interesting tactical article on the Junto blog. Here’s the full article reprinted by permission – would love to know if anyone is using this Twitter Leapfrog Method or anything similar.

Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's NetSquared community of Tech4Good meetups is growing! As of January 25, there are 40,000 nonprofit members attending free tech networking events and workshops in 75 cities.

Eight-Point Checklist For Identifying And Developing Emerging Talent

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From the book, Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change , comes this useful checklist from author H. James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. Dallas recommends that each question should be graded on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 being the best.

Feeling Political? Here’s How You Can Take Action Via Text Message

Mobile Commons

We’re living in a politically charged time. Hundreds of thousands of people are taking action around the country, and millions more are looking for how they can make their voices count. Are you looking for a way to get involved?

Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today


The last few days have been equal parts terrifying, challenging, and complicated. There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support. At EveryAction, we live and work by the motto "Build the World You Want."

Ask the Experts: The Best Security Tips for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

So you’ve just launched your amazing blog or e-tail site and you’ve got big plans for being a big success. You have a plan for what products and services you want to offer; a plan for how often you’ll be posting new content; a plan for engaging your visitors and creating meaningful dialogue; and a plan for site expansion. Basically, you’ve thought things through and have planned for everything. But have you really?

When To Be A Coach And When To Be A Mentor

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Author Kristi Hedges , in her book, The Power of Presence , provides these explanations of the roles of a coach and of a mentor and how they differ from each other: The Coach shows empathy through a mixture of tough love and strong support.

January Update: Features Being Developed in 2017

Wild Apricot Blog

Find out which features we are developing in 2017 and sign up for February's free expert webinar. january newsletter features

How Nonprofits Can Tweet Effectively During the #SOTU

Nonprofit Tech for Good

On February 28, 2017 Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, will present the 95th 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.

Variations on a Theme: Tips for Choosing an E-Commerce Platform

Byte Technology

Many users new to WordPress hit an overwhelming scenario right out of the gate: which theme to choose from the thousands offered on the platform. And for those who are launching a money-making venture via an e-commerce site, the importance of choosing the best theme for your needs is even more vital. Will your customers respond favorably to the theme you choose? Will it work in an intuitive way that speeds conversions and positive actions?

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

The future of everything in travel (hint: don’t look to Silicon Valley) The future is conversational, according to this article. Lots about WeChat. Would SMS Communication Help Your Business?:

3 Reasons You Should Enter the DoGooder Awards

See What's Out There

The DoGooder Awards, brought to you by See3 and our partners at NTEN and Causevox, are back! And we want you to show off your awesome DoGooder video to the world.

How To Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"While the global population is largely gender balanced, men hold eighty-five percent of senior leadership positions in public companies," states Melissa Greenwell , author of the new book, Money on the Table: How to Increase Profits Through Gender-balanced Leadership.

Best Practices for Nonprofit Financial Health, Part One: Top 3 Measures of Financial Health


BoardAssist prides itself on identifying board candidates for the nonprofit world who will be leaders on the boards where we place them. With over 90% of our placements doing just that, within a year of being placed, we can see that our placements are generating tremendous good wherever they go.

Add Mobile Fields to Your Web Forms for Fast List Growth – With No Drop Off in Conversions

Mobile Commons

Whenever we discover new best practices for mobile campaigns, we’re always eager to share them with our customers (and the world at large). And we’re particularly excited about this latest tactic, because so far it’s had great results.

What We’re Reading

See What's Out There

Here are just a few things the team at See3 are reading this week about technology, philanthropy, social change, and more. Tell what you’re reading this week in the comments! How those NGOs doing on social media? Public Interest Registry: Inquiring minds want to know: How many NGOs across the globe publish a blog? How many […]. The post What We’re Reading appeared first on The See3 Blog.

What Coaches Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. News and World Report magazine that there are three things that coaches as leaders must do to drive success : "Have everyone on the team focus on the same goal."

How Can Nonprofits Increase Leadership and Staff Diversity?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Carissa Oberlin Graduate Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Within the nonprofit sector, there is a lack of leadership and staff diversity.

Everytown for Gun Safety Finds that Text Messages Are 3x More Effective than Emails for Driving Advocacy Phone Calls

Mobile Commons

Everytown for Gun Safety has been leading the fight for common sense gun legislation for three years. In the process, they have rallied millions of concerned citizens to their cause. When gun safety issues arise, Everytown launches massive call-in campaigns to give their supporters a voice.

How To Make An Effective Team Even Stronger

Eric Jacobsen Blog

High-functioning and effective teams can disagree and still produce excellent products and results. Team members can also disagree and still care about each other. And, they can challenge each other to think differently. Best-selling leadership book authors Scott J.

How To Handle Conflict In The Workplace

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Handling conflict is one of the most difficult things a leader has to deal with. Unfortunately, conflict in the workplace is inevitable. In fact, research shows that 42 percent of a manager's time is spent addressing conflict. And, over 65 percent of performance problems are caused by employee conflicts. Managers new in their leadership role typically have had little to no training on how to deal with conflict. Fortunately, in Susan H.