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How Data Intelligence is Accelerating Innovation for Social Good

Connection Cafe

I am often asked what I see as the biggest potential game-changers in tech —particularly as it relates to social good. Mobile, social, the cloud and analytics continue to emerge as key themes, but analytics is emerging as the true game changer—catalyzed by advances in open architecture.

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Please Stand By: Ideas for Making a More Creative Maintenance Page

Byte Technology

The dreaded maintenance page: it is, as they say, a necessary evil.

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3 Ways Social Media Changed This World for the Better


It’s somewhat in trend these days to keep talking about how social media actually made us lonely. We keep sharing examples and funny memes on how people used to meet each other in person and these days everyone just keeps staring into their phones.

The Power of Small Wins: Celebrating Your Nonprofit’s To Dones

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Working as a nonprofit consultant can sometimes feel isolating. That’s why it important to have networking opportunities to connect with professional colleagues face-to-face beyond online groups. I try to make an effort to do this regularly.

Donor Stewardship: Guiding Donors to The Next Level of Support

Connection Cafe

Stewardship is defined as the “responsibility of overseeing and protecting something considered worth caring for and preserving.” As nonprofits know well, preserving relationships with donors is imperative to an organization’s success.

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41 Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2017

Wild Apricot

Every month we compile the largest list of free nonprofit webinars. Here are 41 for August 2017. webinars

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Awesome Association Marcomm Jobs – Week of July 24


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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4 Ways to Optimize Your Donation Pages to Grow Monthly Giving

Connection Cafe

With online giving now a major component of most organizations’ monthly giving programs, it’s imperative that your donation forms are fully optimized. It’s also important to ask for the donation you want. And trust me—you want monthly gifts!

Empowering Young Children through Philanthropy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: One of the things that I enjoyed most about IFCAsia was the networking opportunities to connect with other people in the region who share interests. One of them was Vincent Law who is doing interesting work with teaching young children about giving and philanthropy.

July Update: AWS Migration Complete

Wild Apricot

Read all about how our migration to Amazon Web Services went, plus a new feature, updates to our mobile app, a free webinar, and more. newsletter July-Update

Purchasing Nonprofit Software: A Fundraiser’s Guide

NonProfit Hub

Your nonprofit has plenty to keep track of. From organizing donor profiles to implementing fundraising strategies to attending conferences , your mind must be scrambling to remember everything! Don’t bear the whole load yourself. Use software to help you out!

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Capital Campaign Fundraising: 4 Steps to Nonprofit Success

John Haydon

There’s no doubt that when it comes to nonprofit fundraising success, one of the most intimidating strategies is capital campaign fundraising. If you’re not familiar, a capital campaign is an initiative to raise money for a large scale project over a long period of time.

Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recently, a colleague asked me a wonderful question: How did you learn to become a good facilitator and trainer? Did you read books, take classes, or have a coach?

25 Powerful Club Management Software Tools

Wild Apricot

If you want to spend more time having fun and less time managing your club, Club Management Software may be for you — here's everything you need to know about Club Management Software, along with 25 options and how to evaluate between them. Club-Management-Software

FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: How Much of my Time will I have to Give?


More this week from our new blog series on the most frequently asked questions we hear from candidates considering joining a nonprofit board. All the answers have always be available in our book Giving Back , downloadable from the top of every page of our website.

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How to Watch British TV Abroad: Buy VPN with British IP Address

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Some British TV websites deny access to their programming for any computers and computer networks not from the U.K. This is because most foreign computers and the internet networks they belong to do not have licensing agreements to view copyrighted programming. The U.K.

Happy, Focused, and Productive: There Is An App for That!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Image by Ayyamsyria. One of my colleagues, Nada Hamzeh , a nonprofit capacity building consultant from Lebanon, tagged me when sharing this striking image that depicts how can easily develop a behavior addiction to our mobile phones.

Nonprofit Marketing Strategy (5 Steps To Reaching Donors Online)

Nonprofits Source

In the first chapter of this guide we showed how having a nonprofit marketing strategy can help grow traffic and brand awareness online. In chapter 2, we’re going to break down the process and show you step-by-step how to: Build topic authority and trust for search engine rankings.

SOS: Save Our Site! How Libraries Can Preserve Local Online History

Tech Soup Blog

Websites, blog posts, social media, online news — all of these are part of your community's history, but all are ephemeral in nature. Now, the Internet Archive, an expert in preserving online content, is beginning a program to train librarians in web archiving.

Announcing The Art of Relevance Audiobook! Get Your for Free Today.

Museum 2.0

Last year, when I released The Art of Relevance , people asked if there was an audiobook version in the works. It honestly hadn't crossed my mind. Since then, I've learned how many people read books with their ears instead of their eyes.

3 Steps to Securing Major Gifts Sponsorship

Donor Search

Most people in the fundraising or nonprofit space are aware of the importance of major gifts. While these are not always the easiest to identify and secure, major gifts can be some of the most impactful donations to your organization each year.

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25 Powerful Club Management Software Tools

Wild Apricot

If you want to spend more time having fun and less time managing your club, Club Management Software may be for you — here's everything you need to know about Club Management Software, along with 25 options and how to evaluate between them. Club-Management-Software

Care2 Named Best Online Non-Profit Network 2017 By Technology Innovator Awards


We're thrilled to share some exciting news! Care2 has been named the 2017 Best Online Non-Profit Network by Corporate Vision's Technology Innovator Awards.

What It Means 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.

Efficiency in Utilization Rates and Service Billings

Vertex Systems

Have you ever given any thought on how to increase the utilization rate at your agency? - What if you could give DSPs a daily accounting of all services delivered vs. budgeted? - What if your DSPs knew daily which service to provide to maximize services delivered for each client? - What if you were able to reduce admin time to process by at least 25%? Under-utilization occurs as a result of time consuming processes and tools that are inadequate.

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5 Step Content Marketing Strategy For Nonprofits (W/ Examples)

Nonprofits Source

In the first chapter of this guide, we showed how having a digital plan is essential to building an online brand. In chapter 2, we’re going to break down a content marketing strategy that will: Build topic authority and trust for search engine rankings. Research existing keyword opportunities. Leverage competitor insight to make data-backed marketing decisions. Map content to keywords for big SEO wins.

9 Tips to Maximize Your Fundraising with Social Media

Tech Soup Blog

Online fundraising is growing fast, even in the nonprofit world. In 2016, Blackbaud found that 7.2 percent of total nonprofit fundraising came from online giving. Small and large organizations alike are investing in ways to allow their donors to give online.

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The Four Questions To Ask During An Exit Interview

Eric Jacobsen Blog

As a leader, it's critical that you understand the real reasons employees leave your company. To do that, you need to ask specific questions that may not be ones you currently include in your exit interviews.

Don't Hire Some Just Like You

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Despite the temptation to hire someone like yourself, hire someone to complement your skills --not to duplicate your skills. Managers often find it easier, more comfortable, or less threatening to hire someone with similar skills and work habits.

Seven Ways To Delight Your Customers

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you want to delight your customers, then the book by Steve Curtin, Delight Your Customers -- 7 Simple Ways to Raise Your Customer Service from Ordinary to Extraordinary , is a must-read for you and your employees.

How To Create A High-Performance Culture

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today's Thoughts About Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A relatively small Kansas City-area newspaper for readers over 50 years in age published an article by C.W.

Today's Five Quotes For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Some of my favorite quotes for leaders are: A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit -- Arnold H.

11 Ground Rules For Meeting Behaviors

Eric Jacobsen Blog

While recently reading C. Elliott Haverlack's new book, Unbundle It , I found his 11 ground rules for meeting behaviors to be particularly helpful: Arrive on time. Be respectful of other attendees. No phones or computers if at all possible.

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Don't Hog All The Credit

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Insecure managers hog the credit for a job well done. Or, they hide the credit and don't give credit where credit is due. These managers are afraid to let their employees be in the limelight.

Leadership Books To Read Before The End Of Summer

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Starting to choose which business books you'll bring along with you on Spring break this year? Here are some leadership books I highly recommend: Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books

High Velocity Hiring

Eric Jacobsen Blog

These statements from author Scott Wintrip convinced me to read his book, High Velocity Hiring: How To Hire Top Talent In An Instant : "Hiring is broken. There's a new way to hire that's faster, efficient, and effective.