Sat.Aug 05, 2017 - Fri.Aug 11, 2017

3 Reasons Your Nonprofit Website Needs Responsive Design

Connection Cafe

Did you know that organizations update their website, on average, every 2-4 years? While this seems to be quite frequent, and perhaps more often than some of you may like, if you think about your website in terms of technology, four years is a very long time!

7 Ways to Avoid Fundraising Burnout

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Sam Livingston. Note from Beth: This week I’ve been in Finland at the invitation of the US Embassy to do trainings. On August 14th, I’m doing a FREE webinar with Soapbox Engage on how to raise more money and not burnout.

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How to be Transparent with Your Donors

NonProfit Hub

A great magician never reveals his or her secrets. Is your nonprofit like a dazzling magical act in your community? Are you doing all sorts of good for all sorts of people and keeping it to yourself? Let me give you one more trick to put up your sleeve: transparency. Being transparent with your donors may sound like a no-brainer, but all too often it goes by the wayside. What do your donors really know about your nonprofit? Do they know where their money goes and what good it does?

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What Associations Need to Know About Facebook’s API Changes

SocialFish

Ah, Facebook–that social network I love to hate , even though my career kind of depends on using it.

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20 Resources for Your Year End Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

It’s no secret that the end of the year presents a wealth of opportunity for nonprofit organizations. While the holiday season still feels far away, your organization has probably already started buckling down into end-of-the-year strategies, goals, and stress-induced planning.

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6 Elements of a Successful P2P Event Homepage

Connection Cafe

The homepage of your P2P event is the first page that most of your participants will see before they register. It’s your job to design a page that inspires action and participation quickly. Potential registrants are the main audience for this page.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Nonprofits You May Have Overlooked

Wild Apricot Blog

Many people jump into a nonprofit career without understanding what it actually takes to thrive in the nonprofit world. Unfortunately it’s those same people who burn out quickly. Not to be discouraged though, a good understanding of what’s to come will allow you to manage your expectations and plan for a successful, impactful career in the nonprofit world. webinars nonprofits

[PODCAST] Donor Communications Crash Course | Ft. Tom Ahern

NonProfit Hub

Donor communications guru, Tom Ahern is a copywriter by trade. He knows the ins and outs of donor-centric fundraising and gave us some great tips for nonprofits. People like having conversations, but hate being “talked at.”

8 Nonprofit and Library Design Projects That Are on Point

Tech Soup Blog

Great design speaks for itself. These nonprofit designs are getting a lot of love on Behance — an Adobe site that allows designers to show off their work   —   and it ' s no wonder why.

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5 Simple Tips for a More Impressive Twitter Profile

John Haydon

Is your Twitter profile follow-worthy? Or are you unknowingly turning people away, leaving them confused or unimpressed? Your Twitter profile very is different from many other social profiles.

Use Nonprofit Financials as a Strategic Decision-Making Tool

BoardAssist

Philanthropic New Yorkers come to BoardAssist every day looking to join a board where they can play a meaningful role – and “be the change” they want to see in the world.

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The 2017 Global NGO Technology Survey is now available in ????????????, English, français, Português, and español!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

6 Device Security Tips to Keep Your Data Safe

Tech Soup Blog

When we talk about security, we talk a lot about antivirus software, data privacy, VPNs, and so on. But actual on-device security often gets overlooked, even though it's very important.

The Buddy System: Going Social with Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

The best WordPress bloggers, site owners and administrators know that one of the keys to having a fantastic and wildly successful web page is to integrate everything you post and promote with some sort of social media component.

Welcome to the Visionlink Community: Indiana 2-1-1

VisionLink

Visionlink is proud to welcome another new customer, Indiana 2-1-1. These good folks have created a statewide solution that helps Hoosiers across Indiana find the local resources they need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additionally, aggregated and non-identified data is collected to assist communities in assessing needs and allocating resources.

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The 10 Questions Every Leader Must Ask

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge , authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Do I have the right people in the right seats on the bus?

4 Free Photo Resources You Can Tap for Social Good

Tech Soup Blog

Creating content nowadays has become easier than ever, making it harder to cling to excuses not to create. But ease of use might come with a price tag even the most die-hard creators might not be willing to pay.

3 Benefits of ERP Agency Software

Vertex Systems

Rehab agency services have come a long way since the days of 'day training' programs. Services are vastly more comprehensive, professionalization of staff allows community agencies to have a greater impact – the whole business has 'grown up' over time. Agency services have become very complex – there is a lot to track, record, reconcile, and agencies are increasingly accountable to multiple funding and regulatory programs.

How To Listen And Learn As A Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In John Baldoni's book , The Leader's Guide to Speaking with Presence , he provides these tips for listening as a leader and learning as a leader: When Listening As A Leader : Look at people when they are speaking to you. Make eye contact. Ask open-ended questions, such as "Tell me about."

There Is No Shame In Asking For Help

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you are new to managing, or if you are struggling with a management dilemma, ask for help. There is no shame in asking for help. Seek the guidance of a colleague at work. Reach out to a mentor at or away from work. Turn to an online resource. Consult a book on managing.

Always Follow Through

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Set a good example for your employees and follow through on everything you say you are going to do. If you promise to get an employee an answer, get it for him or her. If you say you'll send a team member a report, do so. As the Nike campaign/slogan so aptly says, "Just Do It."

14 Action Items For Establishing The Need To Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Stacking the Deck: How to Lead Breakthrough Change Against Any Odds , is as relevant today as it was when published two years ago. That's because the pace of change in business is just as fast as it was two years ago.