6 Examples of Nonprofits Working with For-Profits for a Greater Good

NonProfit Hub

One example of their success happened recently when Make-A-Wish partnered with Mustang parts company CJ Pony Parts. Caleb, a four year old with a passion for Ford Mustangs, was granted an unforgettable day where he got his hands dirty and worked on his favorite cars.

Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

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The post summarized why it may be important, best practices, and a few nonprofit examples. One of my blog readers, Sarah Mowry, Outreach Director for the Deschutes Land Trust pointed me to Nature Conservancy’s Instagram contest , an image scavenger hunt.

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Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

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I don’t always share links as I find them, but because I use content curation to support curriculum development for my training work, I like to share collections that are organized so people can take an hour or so and get up to speed on a topic or to use if you are doing a training.

8 Ways To Avoid Nonprofit Work Burnout


The commute to work. The work. The commute home from work. All too often nonprofit employees fall victim to the daily rhythm, and allow it to dictate their mood and their effectiveness at work. Physically remove your self from work at home.

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11 Excellent Examples of Nonprofit Avatars

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Every second of every day nonprofits around the world are posting status updates, tweets, and messages on social networks attached to avatars with cropped art work and/or unreadable text. Not have obvious visual defects such as copped art work and blurriness from low resolution.

Why Twitter Team Tweeting Works

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They work in collaboration with health care providers, policy, and decision makers, industry experts, advocates, and individuals in communities across Colorado. ” Here’s an example: Find a new hashtag and use it successfully.

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Living (And Working) In The Digital Age


For example, Blockbuster Video was caught unprepared when movie rentals went straight to the Internet. The average worker has become a casualty of the digital age—there are instances where businesses have chosen computers to do the work over a human being.

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Prescriptive Analytics for Nonprofits—How Data Technology Can Transform the Way We Work

Connection Cafe

It can not only help us execute our current work more efficiently and effectively but actually create entirely new opportunities to do good. Prescriptive analytics can transform the way nonprofits work. Researchers work with data sets, build models, and publish them.

A Simple 6 Step Plan for Creating a Facebook Page that Works


Amongst the countless schools I found using Facebook poorly there were plenty of shining examples of schools doing really well utilizing Facebook to build lasting relationships with families, students and alumni (both University and K-12).

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How Twitter Donations Work: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Nonprofit Tech for Good

See @Water , for example. Twitter is experimenting with allowing certain nonprofits to accept donations directly through tweets.

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Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called “ Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs Change ,” about why nonprofit professionals need to pay attention to self-care and bring a culture of wellbeing into the nonprofit workplace. (The

Mastering the Art of Work/Life Balance in a Digital World

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I love connecting with nonprofit technology colleagues who are also promoting work/life balance and how to avoid digital distractions. Here’s what I learned: How did you get started working in the nonprofit sector?

Does Your Nonprofit Have A Social Media Work Flow?

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” It is the work flow documented and visualized that answers the question, “What if we get a negative comment? Owyang’s post points to some terrific examples including a diagram from Socialfish helped facilitate for ASCE and the class diagram from the Airforce.

Nonprofits Need Integrate Learning into their Work in 2014

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Adding Learning to Work. He suggests that design principle is that learning is something separate from work or ‘first we learn and then we work’. This is the type of “learning at work” or professional development that is common in the nonprofit sector.

Facebook is Great, but Does it Really Work for Fundraising?


That got me thinking more about how we, in the non-profit space, should look to learn from examples, trends and best practices found outside of our sector. I’d love to hear your thoughts, examples, experiences in the comments below.

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User-Generated Content: Put your constituents to work!

Connection Cafe

See an example of Disqus at the bottom of this post. For many nonprofits, writing new online content can be a huge burden. It always seems to be the most daunting task in a website redesign project.

Are You STILL Trying to Sell Social Media at Work?


—————– I’ve said this many times, but I have worked in online communications essentially since its inception (19 years and counting). It’s not going to work every time – but it will more times than not. Work the crowd.

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Women of Color Leading Essential, Activist Work in Cultural Institutions

Museum 2.0

For me, the early stage of writing a book is a treasure hunt--an excuse to seek out new examples and ideas that strengthen the story. These women all have strong online presences, and I invite you to join me in learning from and supporting their work.

Healthy Nonprofit Work Culture: Shouldn’t That 2 Hour Conference Call Have Been An Email?

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There is an old adage that says “Work expands to the time you schedule for it.” Source: Tony Schwartz - The Way We Are Working Isn't Working. That is a slogan on a t-shirt, and while meant as a joke, it is all too familiar for many nonprofits.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: WITNESS

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A good example is witness.org/spring2010. An example was the opportunity to feature a video about the lack of treatment available for those living with HIV in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on YouTube’s homepage. Organization: WITNESS. Organization Size: 29 staff members.

How to Make Content Marketing Work for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

For example, white papers and blog posts can be adapted to grants, applications and annual reports. For the rest of the tips, check out the full article on Firespring.org>> The post How to Make Content Marketing Work for Your Nonprofit appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

A New Habitat: Transforming Communities with Remote Work Tools

Tech Soup Blog

My interview with Bob Lynn, the technology manager at the Omaha, Nebraska branch of Habitat for Humanity, is a lesson in the advantages of remote work tools. For an organization with more than 80 employees and volunteers, Bob also needed tools to help people work outside of the office.

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Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building A Professional Network That Works for You

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As Kathyrn Minshew, CEO of the Daily Muse, notes in her HBR post, “ Never Say No To Networking ” it is hard to make the time to get out of the office when you are working long days. work/life balance. “You are not ever a genius all by yourself.

How To Train Your Attention and Be Effective When Working Online

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How long can you pay attention when working online before your mind wanders? According to the Statistic Brain site list of attention span stats , in 2000 we had a 12 second attention span compared with an 8 second attention in 2013. What works? Photo by BirgerKing. Take a guess.

The Story of Stuff: An Inspiring Example of A Network in Action

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I’ll leading several workshops on The Networked Nonprofit. I’ll be co-teaching with Mary Joyce, Jessica Dheere and Mohamad Najem and working with an amazing group of people from six Arab countries. It is a collaborative way of working. The Colbert Report.

Resources and Slides: Ten Nonprofit Work Practices for Impact without Burnout

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Yesterday, Aliza Sherman and I shared some insights from our forthcoming book “ The Happy Healthy Nonprofit ,” a work in progress. Mary Cahalane: Your Work or a Life. Self-Care Bill of Rights: Aisha Moore Example. Get Moving:Beth Kanter Walking As Work.

Reflections from #15ntc Session Walking As Work and 20/8/2 Rule

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This year I designed and facilitated a highly interactive session called “ Walking is Work: Don’t Call It A Break ” with Ritu Sharma. I also lead a conference networking walk following the session. This post summarizes some thoughts and reflections.

Conscious Computing: 7 Apps and Tips That Help You Focus, Reduce Stress, and Get Work Done

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They can also automate turning off alerts and other distractions. Freedom and Concentrate (for the MAC) are two examples. I’ve trained myself with the 18 minutes technique to avoid temptation of looking at friends’ dog photos that way while I am working.).

Admitting the Problem: Your Donor Retention Needs Work

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Find a few methods that work and start regular mailing/communication after an initial gift. “A For example, if they donate online, find a way to communicate with them through the mail. The post Admitting the Problem: Your Donor Retention Needs Work appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Keep Calm and Write On| The Guide to Creating Fundraising Appeals that Work

Connection Cafe

Real-world examples of successful fundraising appeals. Best practices in designing fundraising appeals that work across multiple channels.

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How do you work out loud?


Sandy Carter from IBM discusses Lowe’s as an example of social leadership – how their open leadership drives their culture with a program called ‘Working Out Loud” – something that Reggie Henry also talked about related to ASAE at our Humanize workshop on October 16.

New Resource for Nonprofits: The Data Playbook – Practices for Purpose-Driven Work

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The Playbook includes a few examples and methods for doing this. Emotional – harness the energy and passion of the team working to achieve them. The Playbook gives you an examples.

3 Tips that Make Every Holiday Campaign Work


By now many of you have been working on your end of year campaigns, but if you haven’t started planning the good news is you still have time to put a plan in place to maximize end of year giving. For example: a great segment is last year’s donors.

The Intangible Rewards of Nonprofit Work

ASU Lodestar Center

As we sat in a circle on that first evening and shared the stories of our objects, I was struck by the themes that emerged as to how and why each of us had pursued work or volunteer service in the nonprofit sector, and also to what kept us committed to that service. posted by.

Two Social Media Toolkit Examples and Other Goodies


Below are a set of recommended, baseline social media metrics, developed and maintained by an interagency working group of the Federal Social Media Community of Practice. With this came the realization that we had more work to do. Some goodies I’ve come across this week for you.

3 Responsive Design Trends I’m Digging and Which Nonprofits are Working Them Best

Connection Cafe

One of my favorite examples of the long, scrolling homepage is the Oxfam America website. As we head into Fall of 2014, (yes, I prefer to skip August as a Texas resident) we approach the 3-year anniversary of Responsive Design.

Meet Dr. James A. Levine: The 1st “You can walk and work!”Evangelist

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He has published more than 100 scientific papers and worked on dozens of corporate programs to bring movement into work. He was the first and most distinguished expert and evangelist for “you can walk and work!” hours of activity into our work day.

Integrating A Network Mindset Into Your Daily Work

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That holds us back from embracing networked ways of working. Having a networked mindset as you approach your daily work can help you get better results. Think about your current work. What makes it valuable for your work? Integrating Network Mindset.

Ushahidi Develops Innovative Tools for Nonprofits and Others Working to Benefit the Public

Tech Soup Blog

One of TechSoup's less-known areas of work has been to support and promote the work of other tech-for-good organizations, like Ushahidi in Kenya. These folks do astonishing work. For example, during a severe snowstorm on the East Coast of the U.S.,

Why Most SWOT Analyses Stink and How You Can Make SWOT Work for You

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For example, don’t just say that your company has great communication. The post Why Most SWOT Analyses Stink and How You Can Make SWOT Work for You appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Four boxes plus four letters can lead to a world of evaluations and productive discussion.