Sat.Mar 02, 2019 - Fri.Mar 08, 2019

Why You Should Stop Trying to Save the World

Connection Cafe

I get it. You’re committed to making a difference in the world. You love you what you do and you’re good at it. But you struggle with finding the right balance between your work and having a fulfilling personal life.

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How Small Nonprofits Can Acquire Major Donors

NonProfit Hub

Just because your organization is small doesn’t mean it can’t bring in big donors. In fact, some of your best prospects might be right under your nose. These tips will help you find major donors by capitalizing on the connections you already have and expanding your reach in the community.

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Visionlink’s Volunteer Registry Deployed for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

VisionLink

Thousands of volunteers have offered to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. High-level government officials have directed these generous people to National VOAD and their member agencies. We are honored that Visionlink, as a corporate partner, has been able to open access to the unaffiliated volunteer system to National VOAD and Volunteer Florida member organizations. Due to the ongoing uncertainty of Hurricane Irma, other states will be added as necessary.

Sharing Power, Holding Expertise: The Future of Authority Revisited

Museum 2.0

This week, I've had multiple conversations with colleagues in the arts, symphonies, and urban planning about the fear professionals have about "losing control" when opening up new opportunities for people to participate.

10 Ways to Improve Morale at Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

How’s the morale in your office? Are your staff members excited to work together? Or are you plagued with high turnover? How your staff feel about their work affects your bottom line, as donors and volunteers are turned off by a revolving door of staff members.

Trainer’s Notebook: Using Posters To Spark Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Equal Rights Advocates. Before I get to the topic of using posters to make your workshops or meeting more interactive (and fun), I want to wish you a Happy International Women’s Day!

Nonprofit Membership Programs: A How-To Guide

NonProfit Hub

If you’re looking for new ways to keep your supporters engaged, consider launching a membership program. Both parties benefit here, as member fees can provide long-term financial support for your organization while supporters receive additional engagement opportunities and special perks.

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What Fundraisers Can Learn from Direct Marketing

Connection Cafe

Prior to working at Blackbaud, I spent 10 years working in annual giving. I’m embarrassed to admit that it hadn’t occurred to me in those years that all my work in annual giving was really direct marketing.

The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

As a general rule, retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new ones. Current donors are a curated universe who have already demonstrated a belief in your organization’s mission, and willingness to take action toward it.

What Tax Season Means for Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

Tax season is officially upon us! Filling out the paperwork for an individual tax return is one thing, but filing taxes for an organization is something else entirely. If this is your organization’s first tax season, or if you just want some helpful tips, we’ve got you covered. Taxes?

Just Released! The 2019 Global NGO Technology Survey

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good is very excited to announce that the 2019 Global NGO Technology Survey is now live.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 88: Uncomplicate Your Communications

Connection Cafe

Many nonprofit organizations struggle with communications. A lot of times, this problem is caused by too many complications in their strategy. This episode’s guest is Michael Beall, Principal Consultant and Communications Practice Leader at Accordant Philanthropy.

4 Corporate Social Responsibility Facts SMBs Need to Know

Givinga

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to all the initiatives businesses take on to make a positive impact on the world around them.

How to Solicit Corporate Sponsorships The Right Way

Wild Apricot

Soliciting corporate sponsorships doesn't have to be hard. Here are 3 simple steps to help you secure more sponsors

Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

We’re eagerly packing our bags, and can’t wait to see our nonprofit friends and family from around the country at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon.

6 Key Qualities of Successful Grassroots Campaigns

Connection Cafe

I didn’t follow a traditional path into a nonprofit career. When I became the first employee of She’s the First in 2012, I faced the daunting task of figuring out how to be a CEO and also fundraise. I was 23 years old and I didn’t have rich and powerful contacts.

How To Lead Breakthrough Change Against All Odds

Eric Jacobsen Blog

David S. Pottruck 's book, Stacking the Deck , teaches readers a nine-step course of action leaders can follow from the first realization that change is needed through all the steps of implementation, including assembling the right team of close advisors and getting the word out to the wider group.

February Update: New Attachment and Delivery Options Released

Wild Apricot

The February update includes new feature releases, information on our annual conference, and our guide to starting with Integromat

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Catch EveryAction at NTC 2019

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Want to meet EveryAction at this year's NTC? You've come to the right place for all our panels, demos, and happy hours. We have panels on everything from fundraising automation to donor acquisition and vendor client relationships.

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The End of the Beginning of Online Giving

Connection Cafe

2019 marks 20 years since online giving first began in any significant way. In 1999, Blackbaud pioneered the nonprofit technology market by introducing reliable, secure, and donor-friendly online donation forms.

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The Eight Ways To Show You Value Your Employees

Eric Jacobsen Blog

There are eight specific actions business leaders can take to show that they value their employees , according to Andrew Leigh , author of the book, Ethical Leadership -- Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 88: Uncomplicate Your Communications

Connection Cafe

Many nonprofit organizations struggle with communications. A lot of times, this problem is caused by too many complications in their strategy. This episode’s guest is Michael Beall, Principal Consultant and Communications Practice Leader at Accordant Philanthropy.

How To Talk About Inconsistencies With An Employee

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you’re having a difficult time clarifying inconsistencies you are hearing from an employee about a project’s/task’s progress, try asking these questions (or making these statements) the next time you meet with the employee: • Here’s what I see. Here’s what I hear you saying.

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Find The Truth In The Middle

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you're a parent of two children you already know that when the two are fighting and child #1 tells you what happened, you then ask child #2 what happened, and most often the truth is somewhere in the middle of what the two children have told you.

How To Be A Good Coach. How To Be A Bad Coach.

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Former Verizon Wireless CEO, Denny F. Strigl offers these tips for how to be a good coach to an employee. He explains that good coaches help performers by: Keeping them focused. Giving them objective, helpful feedback. Acting as a sounding board for new approaches.

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Why Giving Positive Feedback Is Better Than Giving Praise

Eric Jacobsen Blog

There is an important difference between giving your employees positive feedback and giving them praise. Positive feedback focuses on the specifics of job performance.

Bedtime Stories For Managers

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Nights this month, unplug from your mobile phone and both enjoy and learn from Henry Mintzberg ’s 42 former blog posts compiled into his new book, Bedtime Stories for Managers.

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How To Be A Manager With Class

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The 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. One of my favorite sections of the book is the one about class in a manager : Class is treating people with dignity.

The Definition Of Meaningful Work

Eric Jacobsen Blog

There are so many good things to learn in the book, Helping People Win At Work , by Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge. Among those is the section about how to define meaningful work. Their definition consists of these seven attributes.

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Leadership Books To Read During Spring Break 2019

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: Books Eric Jacobson Leadership Leadership Books Spring Break Spring Break 2019