2015

Rockstar Nairobi Social Entrepreneur

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Carol Wanjiku is the CEO of Daproim. She’s an incredible social entrepreneur I just visited with in Nairobi, Kenya. She runs a for-profit social enterprise named Daproim that provides data entry services using disadvantaged students as their primary workforce. We go way back with her firm.

Kenya 208

Using Salesforce Process Builder & Flow with Opportunity Contact Roles

Judi Sohn

This came out of a discussion (and Idea Exchange idea) on the Success Community around Process Builder’s inability to work with the Opportunity Contact Role object.

Mobile-Friendly Searching: Getting Your Non-Profit’s Website Up to Speed

Byte Technology

If you’ve initiated a Google search anytime recently, you may have noticed a new designation underneath the listed results: “mobile-friendly.”

Search 193

Comfort Is the Frenemy to the Leader of Volunteers

VolunteerMark

Comfort is a word that typically brings comfort. You know, it’s comfortable. But, comfort may not be your friend if you lead others. Comfort can work against you. A little story about CJ will help us see more clearly how comfort can be your frenemy

GDPR

Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

More Trending

10 Ways to Lose a Donor in One Email

Connection Cafe

I don’t need to tell you that it’s a busy time of year. We have too many things to do and very little time to get it all done. We are all just running to keep up, so I thought I would have a little fun with my next topic and present 10 ways you can lose a donor in 1 email.

email 207

10 (Totally Awesome) Email Newsletters for Nonprofit Professionals

EveryAction

You know that person in the office who seems to hear about everything first? The one who’s always reading something interesting, always has the best links to send, and knows about all the new trends before you’ve even made sense of the old ones?

Currency of the Future? Bitcoin and Nonprofits - Third Sector Today

AFP Blog

Currency of the Future? Bitcoin and Nonprofits - Third Sector Today : "If you’ve not heard of Bitcoin, I think it could still be classified as ‘Okay’. But give it another few months, and you’ll be left in the dust. In fact, it’s already recognized as a real word in the Apple operating system (get it together, Microsoft)." Some material via AFP Blogs here 'via Blog this

System 146

Does Your Nonprofit Organization’s Culture Eat French Fries for Breakfast?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Kris Krug. I’ve been working on my next book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit , with Aliza Sherman. As an individual, to become happier, healthier, it partially rests with your ability to create and stick to new personal habits around self-care.

Proud Father and Husband: Concert in Palo Alto

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Every once in a while, the Beneblog features something of personal importance to me. I'm very excited (and proud) about an exciting concert coming up soon in Palo Alto. My daughter, Kate Fruchterman , will be returning briefly to the area the evening of June 17th to give a concert.

Italy 207

The Problem with Boards

SocialFish

There is a huge conversation we’re not fully having in the association community, and that is about the incredible, ongoing, and massive destruction of value perpetrated by Boards of Directors for many, many associations (and other nonprofits too). That is not an attempt to be dramatic.

Angels as Assets: The Importance of Volunteer Management Software

Byte Technology

For many non-profits, data crunching is everything.

Community Leadership and Volunteering: A Gateway to Happiness

VolunteerMark

Volunteering your time serves an important function in your community. To put this into perspective, in 2011 American’s volunteered almost 8 billion hours of their time, which accounted for over $170 billion worth of labor.

Boulder-Based Company Creates Software to Help Haitian Children

VisionLink

Workplace Giving Data Problems Just Got Worse

3rd Sector Labs

Nonprofits everywhere are struggling to get their hands on reliable, useful workplace giving data from corporate giving programs. This has been a problem for a long time. And it is only getting worse. What’s going on? It used to be a United Way problem.

Most Overused Buzzwords In Nonprofit Organizations Today

TechImpact

Every industry has its own set of overused, cliched buzzwords. You know, the phrases that make you cringe when you hear them. Synergy, and corporate culture being among the biggest offenders. In sports, it’s ‘light up the scoreboard’, ‘they’re on fire’ or ‘gym rat.’ ’ In fiction writing the phrases ‘avoid it like the plague’ and […].

#GivingTuesday Online Donations Grow 52%

Connection Cafe

The attention around #GivingTuesday 2015 reached record levels and online giving grew 52% compared to 2014. Blackbaud processed more than $39.6 million in online donations on #GivingTuesday 2015 and this surpassed all prior years since the movement began in 2012.

Dressed to Impress: our Favorite Nonprofit Halloween Costumes

EveryAction

For the second year running, we asked our team to forego the typical, boring Halloween costumes and dress up as some of their favorite nonprofit organizations. Here are some great examples you can still throw together in time for trick-or-treating

Team 207

5 Tips for Getting Media Pickup for Your Fundraising Campaign

AFP Blog

5 Tips for Getting Media Pickup for Your Fundraising Campaign : 'via Blog this

Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Stressed? Color Yourself Calm

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As part of the research for my next book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit , with Aliza Sherman, I’m not just reading, but actually testing out some of the techniques suggested for mindfulness. One of the most popular: coloring books. Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore.

Amazon 103

Skoll World Forum: My Annual Heart-Mind Feast

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My favorite conference of the year is the Skoll World Forum in Oxford. That’s still the case even after attending the Forum for eleven straight years as of last week! Why, after all these years, do I love going back? First and foremost, it’s the people.

Mind 166

5 Tips for Building a Content Marketing Strategy for Nonprofits

SocialFish

Content Planning Beyond Just Website Design and SEO. Compared to the corporate sector, it’s safe to say that funding resources are more limited for non-profit organizations. Because of this, there can be more of a struggle to produce engaging content on a regular basis.

Strength in Numbers: The Benefits of Non-Profit/Professional Partnerships

Byte Technology

Thankfully, it’s an altruistic (mostly) world we live in these days.

Making a difference: It takes a village

VolunteerMark

Hello my name is Andrew. I''m the co-founder of VolunteerMark. I''m not a regular blog contributor but today I just wanted to reflect on some of the amazing opportunities we have been given. Thank you to all our great partners.

Congratulating Jamie Rogers - Denver Kids Inc. Mentor of the Month

VisionLink

The VisionLink Family cannot express our extreme pride in our own Jamie Rogers for his recognition by Denver Kids, Inc. as Mentor of the Month for April 2015! Denver Kids, Inc. is an educational organization dedicated to helping Denver Public School students.

Denver 169

Donor Data Management Dictionary

3rd Sector Labs

Every nonprofit needs a data management plan, especially for their donor data. The plan needs to address a variety of topics, such as data hygiene and enrichment , data usage in various communications activities , input/output management, and more.

Data 141

Infographic: A Brief History Of Charitable Giving

TechImpact

Charitable giving has been around 2500BCE when the ancient Hebrews instituted a tax intended to help the poor Now, thousands of years later, people across the globe give their hard earned money to these nonprofit organizations who are committed to solving some of the world’s toughest issues. Americans alone in 2014 gave an estimated $335 […]. The post Infographic: A Brief History Of Charitable Giving appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

How a Leading Nonprofit Used Social Media to Create a Digital Advocacy Movement

Connection Cafe

Our fight against human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time. These were the words President Barack Obama used in his speech to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in the fall of 2012.

Your Official Netroots Guide to Shopping Local (and Progressive) in Phoenix

EveryAction

In case you haven't heard, the progressive community is gathering next week in Phoenix for one of the most anticipated events of the year: the tenth annual Netroots Nation conference !

Network for Good Releases Free Giving Tuesday Tools - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

Network for Good Releases Free Giving Tuesday Tools - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Online-giving platform Network for Good launched its 2015 Giving Tuesday campaign this week. It features free tools and webinars as well as training and donor incentives to support charities’ year-end fundraising. Started in 2012, Giving Tuesday serves as a charitable counterpoint to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Self-Care for Social Changemakers: What I learned from Aisha Moore

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As part of the research for our book, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout , I have been following the various conversations threads about self-care, avoiding burnout, compassion fatigue, and work/life balance in the nonprofit and social change sectors.

Help Wanted: Wildcards!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Are you someone who is burning to make a difference? Someone who values doing good over a whopping salary? Do you want flexibility in your job? Benetech wants to hear from you! It’s hard for most organizations to accommodate nonstandard approaches to work.

Help 160

New CEOs and Culture Change

SocialFish

Have you read our article in Associations Now about new CEOs dealing with organizational culture yet? New CEOs have a golden opportunity to embark on the difficult work of changing organizational culture. But it doesn’t last forever.

Growing Your Email List: Seven Tips for Success

Byte Technology

Wondering just how important it is to build and maintain an email list for your business or non-profit? Consider this statistic from Internet marketing professionals: the average email list degrades by nearly 23 percent each year due to opt-outs, changes in addresses and more.

email 179