Be effective and efficient

Connection Cafe

No matter where you work, we all want to work smarter, not harder—to be effective and efficient and to reduce the stress of the daily grind. Here are five steps to keep you focused on the stuff that matters. Fundraising Analytics Goals measure proactive process reporting simplify

7 Steps for Giving Effective Feedback

Connection Cafe

The most effective feedback employs a process that considers the person and the message. Feedback is a gift. Those who know me have heard me utter this phrase a time or two…it might even be my official tagline. Every day, as the Director of Leadership Development at Blackbaud, I work with leaders to develop the skills needed to lead engaged, high performing teams. I also work directly with intact teams to enable them to operate more cohesively.

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Key Findings From the Fundraising Effectiveness Survey: Where Do We Go From Here?

Connection Cafe

Last week, our friends at AFP released the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report. Nonprofit Fundraising donor retention Donor Stewardship Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Welcome Series

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4 Steps to Making Planned Giving More Effective Than Ever, Right Now

Connection Cafe

Here are four steps for making your planned giving program even more effective than it is in a normal year. Effective nonprofit fundraising leaders know that “wait and see” is not a plan, and many are moving much more quickly and nimbly than ever before.

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How To Be An Effective Listener

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Effective Listening Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership ListeningHere are some great tips from Michelle Tillis Lederman's book, The 11 Laws of Likability.

Optimizing an Email Campaign for Fundraising Effectiveness

Byte Technology

And yet, many non-profits aren’t leveraging one of the most tried-and-true methods of communication: an effective and well-planned email campaign. The post Optimizing an Email Campaign for Fundraising Effectiveness appeared first on Byte Technology’s Nonprofit Web Design Insights Blog.

How To Listen Effectively

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Active Listener Effective Listening Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Listening Michelle TillisHere are some great tips from Michelle Tillis Lederman's book, The 11 Laws of Likability.

Nonprofit Website Effectiveness

Connection Cafe

These top five lessons serve as a good starting point for evaluating the effectiveness of your organization’s website. Top 5 Lessons Learned in 2009: Evaluating Your Website’s Effectiveness. Admittedly, these lessons only scratch the surface of website effectiveness.

Attention Getters: Tips for Effective Email Marketing

Byte Technology

The post Attention Getters: Tips for Effective Email Marketing appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

The Mind Of An Effective Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The authors found that three mental qualities are essential to becoming effective leaders. Hougaard is the Founder and Managing Director of Potential Project, a global provider of leadership and organizational effectiveness solutions based on training the mind.

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12 Golden Rules Of Effective Communication

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are the 12 golden rules of effective communication from Paul Falcone , as highlighted in his book, 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals. Communicating Communication Effective Communication Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

7 Keys to an Effective Social Media Ambassador Program

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As a beloved cause to many, you can find willing and effective influencers among your own ranks and volunteers. 7 Keys to an Effective Social Media Ambassador Program. Summing up: An effective social media ambassador program is not just a numbers game.

6 Effective Donor Retention Strategies for Small Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

This means that your nonprofit must first master the art of effective donor retention. . In order to effectively retain more donors, your nonprofit must consider strategies to achieve three main objectives. You can also use these records to analyze the effectiveness of your outreach.

How To Write Effective Emails

NetWits

Given the amount of communication platforms that are available these days, how much time are you devoting to putting together your email content? Do you have a habit of simply copying some direct mail text and wacking the whole thing out the door?

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Why is effective upskilling and targeted learning getting difficult across companies and distributed workforces

Gyrus

With team members increasingly opting to work from home or remote locations, here are a few challenges for effective upskilling and targeted learning

How To Facilitate Effective Virtual Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Since those days, I have continued to hone my virtual facilitation skills to design and deliver effective virtual meetings and trainings. A brief, concise follow-up email that summarizes who is working on what is a lot more more effective than meeting minutes.

The 5 ½ Principles of Effective Donor Surveys

Connection Cafe

With cost-effective tools like SurveyMonkey and Google Forms, the only reason to use mail-in survey is if it’s best suited to your target audience (e.g., Do you know why your donors give?

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The Do's And Don'ts Of Effective Listening

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Effective Leadership Effective Communication Effective Listening Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management ListeningHere are some great tips from Michelle Tillis Lederman's book, The 11 Laws of Likability.

How to Write Effective Web Copy (Part 1): Make It Readable

Connection Cafe

Cutting copy often has this effect: injecting your wandering, meandering ideas with punch and dynamism. While the version on the left might be more enjoyable to read on print, the version on the right is far more effective on a screen. The Internet is bloated.

7 Steps To Effective Nonprofit Email Marketing

TechImpact

Here are 7 tips to increase the effectiveness your nonprofit’s email marketing campaigns today. The post 7 Steps To Effective Nonprofit Email Marketing appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Devore Tech.

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How to build a effective video marketing strategy for 2020

Find the free stuff

The post How to build a effective video marketing strategy for 2020 appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Do you have a video marketing strategy? Want to enhance the social presence of your brand?

How Foundations Can Use Storytelling to Effect Change

Connection Cafe

The most effective communications aren’t about the person telling the story. A more effective path is to focus on the change your foundation wants to make – and then figure out who you need as partners to help you make that change. If you spend any time working with foundations, you’ll notice a central thread in the stories told by their leaders, in the content posted to their websites, and in the information they share with the news media. That thread is money.

How Effective Branding Helps Achieve Nonprofit Mission

ASU Lodestar Center

An effective brand can be a positive influence on an organization’s assets (human and financial). Additionally, having effective branding benefits nonprofits in other ways, such as credibility, authority, recognition and consistency.

Microlearning For Improving Employee Performance: Is It Really Effective?

Gyrus

Global organizations have started using Microlearning For Employee Performance, engagement as it is found to be very effective e-learning methodology

8 Ways Nonprofits Can Use VoIP Effectively

TechImpact

The post 8 Ways Nonprofits Can Use VoIP Effectively appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Voice over Internet Protocol is a hot-topic amongst small businesses and nonprofit organizations, because it provides greater utility compared to traditional phones at almost half the cost. However, not all organizations take advantage of the feature-rich phones of the future. Of course there is nothing wrong with using a VoIP phone, well, as a phone, […].

5 Features of Effective Email Newsletters

John Haydon

The post 5 Features of Effective Email Newsletters appeared first on John Haydon. Imagine a world where every email newsletter you sent out directly impacted the results of your organization.

Golden Rules Of Effective Communication

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are the 12 golden rules of effective communication from Paul Falcone , as highlighted in his book, 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals. Communicating Communication Effective Communication Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Paul Falcone

5 Ways to Effectively Use Your CRM

Everyaction

The most effective way to consistently communicate with your supporters is through email, a huge majority of Americans check their email at least once a day, and the number is only increasing. With effective testing, you’ll be maximizing the potential of your email program and your CRM.

The Importance of Heat Mapping for Truly Effective Website Design

Byte Technology

For the past several years Google Analytics has been the go-to tool for parsing a website’s effectiveness for visitors. The post The Importance of Heat Mapping for Truly Effective Website Design appeared first on Byte Technology’s Non-Profit Web Design Insights Blog.

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10 Simple Fundraising Tips Guaranteed to Improve Effectiveness

NetWits

Looking to be a more effective fundraiser? Register for our monthly Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Register Now ! Or, do you work for a nonprofit and need to find ways to equip those who fundraise on your behalf?

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10 Ways To Segment Donors To Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Effectiveness

TechImpact

It seems intuitive, but ensuring you’re sending millennials a text message alert or an email is far more effective than sending them a direct mail. Image courtesy of Fundraiser Help.

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3 Key Elements for Effective Nonprofit Storytelling

John Haydon

The post 3 Key Elements for Effective Nonprofit Storytelling appeared first on John Haydon. What makes someone donate to your cause? Is it the design of your landing page? Is it your email messages? Your mobile-friendly fundraising software?

The Power of Focus: Using OKRs to Turbocharge Your Foundation’s Effectiveness

Connection Cafe

Google is known for defining a 70% success rate as success for evaluating the effectiveness of key results towards achieving a goal , with 100% signaling extraordinary performance. However, it is fair to say that writing effective OKRs is part science and part art. Even if you’re only 70% effective in achieving this objective, imagine the kind of impact the foundation mentioned above would have on the lives of the children and families they’re serving!

10 Steps to a More Effective Nonprofit Website

NetWits

It’s official; we launched our new full service creative agency for nonprofits this week – GUIDE Creative – Where we LOVE web design and making effective nonprofit website(s)! — Creating an effective nonprofit website isn’t easy.

How to avoid the non-profit 'halo effect'

VolunteerMark

For too long we non-profits have benefited from undue credit for our legal status while for profits face undue criticism for theirs - join the conversation today as we discover that it''s much more effective to focus on impact than legal structure

5 Common Sense Approaches To Effective Nonprofit Digital Marketing

TechImpact

Being flashy and eye catching is important, but so is effective utilization of the advertising medium. The post 5 Common Sense Approaches To Effective Nonprofit Digital Marketing appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

12 Golden Rules Of Effective Communication

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are the 12 golden rules of effective communication from Paul Falcone , as highlighted in his book, 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals.

The Keys to Effective Communication

SocialFish

And therein lies the catch—just because you feel the urge to say something, doesn’t mean the person or people you want to speak to is going to hear you—or if they do, that your message will have the desired effect. This is the latest guest post from Steven Worth of Plexus Consulting.

How to Effectively Engage Lawmakers at Town Hall Meetings

Connection Cafe

Town hall meetings held by Members of Congress in 2017 have been one part theater, two parts protest, and usually three parts crazy. Normally about 20 to 40 constituents attend the average town hall meeting held by a House member.

Measuring Conservation Effectiveness

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

At a two-day event at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation on changing an entire movement. The people attending all believe that we have to focus much more on conservation outcomes: are there more tigers? are there more gorillas? Nick Salafsky used the death of George Washington as an example of what happens when you don't use evidence in making decisions. Apparently, when George got sick, one of the early treatments was to bleed him. When that didn't work, they bled him again. And again.

Effective Listening: Do's And Dont's

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Management Leadership General Management Skills Effective Listening Communications SkillsHere are some great tips from Michelle Tillis Lederman's book, The 11 Laws of Likability.

Five Traits Critical To Effective Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A couple years ago, I was aksed, " What five most important traits must a leader have to be effective ?" That means effectively communicating timely and consistent messages during good and bad times. Effective Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Linkedin

[Cause Camp] Keys to Effective Volunteer Management

NonProfit Hub

The post [Cause Camp] Keys to Effective Volunteer Management appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. The lifeblood of most organizations comes in a few different forms, but one of the most important is the people who selflessly dedicate hours to your mission—volunteers.