2015

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?

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.

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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.

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

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.”

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More Trending

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

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Infographic Friday: 2015 Cloud Computing Facts And Predictions

TechImpact

As if changing the way the entire world shares information, and defining the computational generation wasn’t enough, the cloud is up to some pretty big things in 2015. The cloud fundamentally shaped the way businesses operate in the 21st century. From sharing files to increasing security, the cloud single-handedly changed the way employees communicate, collaborate, […].

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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.

Angels as Assets: The Importance of Volunteer Management Software

Byte Technology

For many non-profits, data crunching is everything.

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.

#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.

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

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 […].

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.

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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 !

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.

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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.

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.

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

Byte Technology

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

How LGBT Organizations Use Social Media For Social Good

TechImpact

Social media serves is a tool for not only updating your status, or posting picture of your lunch. Nonprofits of all kinds are using it to disseminate information about their cause and help marginalized groups that need more awareness get the attention of the masses. LGBT organizations, for example, are using channels like Facebook, Twitter […]. The post How LGBT Organizations Use Social Media For Social Good appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

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.

3 Shocking Statistics from the 2015 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study

EveryAction

Nonprofits have never had a more powerful fundraising tool than they now have in email , but there''s a growing concern that they might be ignoring one of the most important metrics for a successful online fundraising program. email fundraising deliverability

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.

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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.

Helping Students Discover Why Volunteering is Important

VolunteerMark

Often, young people see older adults in positions of power and success and think that in order to effect change they have to be of a certain age and status in society. But that’s not true at all.