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A Yarny New Blog for 2018

Judi Sohn

Hello again? Miss me? For many years, I used this blog to share my thoughts about life and technology. It served me very well and I hope those that followed me got value out of it as well. I still get questions based on older blogs here, and those aren’t going anywhere.

Making Sense of Social Media Advocacy in 2018

Connection Cafe

This article is the first installment of a four-part series examining digital challenges and opportunities for nonprofits in 2018. Let’s start with the big question: is Facebook worth it?

Big News at Benetech (and for me!)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I am incredibly excited to let you know that earlier this month we announced that Betsy Beaumon , Benetech’s current president, will be taking over as CEO of Benetech. Betsy is a recognized social entrepreneur who has dedicated much of her career to changing the world with software. Our board and I are looking forward to Betsy leading Benetech to even greater impact.

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Twitter for Nonprofits in 2018: Rebirth or Retire?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The past year, Twitter has been widely criticized for its role in spreading misinformation , being a Petri dish for hate speech , and how it approaches world leaders use of the platform.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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2019 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days can inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively.

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

Everyaction

June is observed as LGBTQ Pride month to commemorate the June 1969 Stonewall Riots and celebrate the vibrant and diverse LGBTQ community.

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The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS. 5 Nonprofits Winning At Social Media. Case studies of nonprofits winning at social media is an opportunity to see the strategies in action.

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VisionLink

Reconnecting Friends and Family During the chaos and dislocation of the California fires, we are honored to deploy Safe and Well for the American Red Cross. Read here for a local story, and local authorities' request to use Safe and Well, as we all work together to reconnect friends and family. link] To go to Safe and Well directly: Safeandwell.org

Want to Co-Create an Exhibition on a Hot Issue? Introducing the Community Issue Exhibition Toolkit

Museum 2.0

Two years ago, our team at the MAH embarked on our most challenging co-creation project ever. We partnered with foster youth, former foster youth, artists, and community advocates to create an exhibition that used art to spark action on issues facing foster youth. Short story: we learned a lot.

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For Sale for a Cause: Greenleaf

Judi Sohn

If you want background on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. No doubt, this was one of my favorite projects to date. The yarn and pattern worked together beautifully. The pattern is Greenleaf by Anna Victoria. The yarn is Twister Fiber Art Arial Evolution in the Mirage colorway.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Connection Cafe

A Reel Leadership Article My thought going into Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was “Do we really need another remake of a film?” ” The 1995 Jumanji starred Robin Williams as Alan Parrish (who gets a nod in the new Jumanji).

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Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I believe in the power of books to change the world. That is not a particularly radical belief among librarians, but I hope to make you believe even more in the power of books.

Ten Books for Every Nonprofit Professional’s Reading List

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I travel a lot for work which means I spend many hours on airplanes. If nothing else, it is a good opportunity to catch up on reading. Here’s ten books that nonprofit colleagues and authors have shared with me in the last few months and I wanted to share them with you.

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7 Tips for a Successful Content Marketing Strategy

NonProfit Hub

Many nonprofit organizations are unaware of the impact content marketing can have on enhancing awareness, creating brand loyalty and generating revenue.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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5 Ideas for Your 2018 Social Media Editorial Calendar

SocialFish

Have your social media accounts been driving massive exposure to your brand? I imagine most of us would agree that we’d like to see our social media channels perform better than they are now. Let’s up our social media game this year! Here are a few ideas: 1.

5 Digital Fundraising Trends to Watch for in 2019

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Ray Gary. Ray Gary is the CEO of iDonate , a SaaS-based provider of the world’s most innovative Digital Fundraising Platform for nonprofits.

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5 Steps to Turning Strangers Into Members and Members Into Advocates

Wild Apricot

Follow these five steps from marketing strategist Amy Jacobus to bring your potential supporters down the marketing funnel and turn them into raving fans

How Hello Museum Builds Intimate Community in one of the Biggest Cities in the World

Museum 2.0

When I tell stories about how the MAH builds community, I emphasize the importance of deep partnerships and relationship-building. We connect with people both professionally and personally, at the museum and on the street. Colleagues from bigger cities often ask: is this approach relevant to us?

For Sale for a Cause: Windflower

Judi Sohn

If you want the background on what I’m doing, read this post first. . Okay, let’s see if this grand experiment will work. I’m offering up for sale a shawl I finished on January 16, 2018. It’s a pattern from Russian designer Alla Borisova. It’s a triangular shawl about 70″ at its longest length and 50″ at the sides. The yarn is Manos del Uruguay Fino, 70% merino wool, 30% silk. Loved working with it. And I love the story of this yarn company.

3 Steps to Creating Your Perfect Advocacy Fundraising Moment

Connection Cafe

In the 400-odd days since Donald Trump’s inauguration, fundraising in the nonprofit space has been more competitive and chaotic than ever before.

Tribute to My Mentor

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In honor of Gerry Davis, April 2018 My mentor passed away earlier this month. I have had the benefit of numerous mentors over my long career, but Gerry Davis was The Mentor. We worked together for over 35 years, from the very beginnings of my Silicon Valley career. Gerry’s incredible advice guided me along my entire path, and so many crucial turning points went well because of Gerry’s invaluable insight and guidance.

Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I’m honored to be a member of the Leap Ambassadors Community , a group of people in the nonprofit sector who care deeply about high performance.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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Is It Time for a Rebrand?

NonProfit Hub

This post is sponsored by Briteweb. Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and thought it might be time for a change ? Maybe your haircut is getting a little tired, or you haven’t updated your wardrobe in a few years.

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How To Get Started With Mobile Giving To Reach Fundraising Goals

Nonprofits Source

In today’s landscape of mobile and online technology, nonprofits are flooded with a large variety of choices for almost any solution they can think of. This principle applies similarly to the event management and fundraising spaces.

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3 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Membership

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on MC Talks. ——-. There are thousands upon thousands of associations out there, but one thing all associations have in common: They all want to grow! Now you may have a growth strategy in place (as part of your association’s strategic plan), but does that growth strategy incorporate social media? If not, you may want to consider adding that in, as social media is typically a fairly cheap and easy way to reach new eyes.

Nonprofits! This Is How to Use Facebook’s Fundraising Tools

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Through a process of trial and error, the Beagle Freedom Project is learning how to effectively use Facebook’s Fundraising Tools and they are being rewarded with more than likes and hearts – their followers are donating!

Why Marketing Doesn’t Grow Communities (And Three Things You Can Do Instead)

Wild Apricot

Learn to grow your membership more easily with these three strategies from membership expert Joy Duling

Change Ahead: I'm Shifting from Local to Global in 2019

Museum 2.0

I have some big news to share. In mid-2019, I will transition out of my role as the executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) to focus full-time on leading OF/BY/FOR ALL, an emerging global movement to build more inclusive community institutions.

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For sale for a cause: Elven Princess

Judi Sohn

For background on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. This one will be one of the hardest to give up, but I will to support a great organization. If you’re interested, leave a bid in the comments and I’m starting this one at $125.

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Raising Awareness of Matching Gifts

Connection Cafe

One of the most commonly asked questions we receive at HEPdata is, “How do I make my donors aware of the benefits of matching gifts?” Below are 10 simple steps you can take to raise donor awareness.

Using Software and Data to Change the World

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I had the honor to be the opening keynoter for the first-ever Good Tech Fest , which was held in Detroit on May 22, 2018. It was a blast to be with an entire conference full of social good software and data people from around the world. Using Software and Data to Change the World We are in an amazing time. Society is a buzz about new technology: artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, autonomous cars, the surveillance state, and more.

AI and Nonprofits: Will Bots Make Transition from Functional to Friendship?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The next disruptive technology phase is already upon here and it includes a technology designed to emulate human conversation – chatbots programmed with artificial intelligence.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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