Strategy as We-Care: An Exercise

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: My colleagues at See3 had some fun using some of the ideas in The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and apply it to creating an organizational digital strategy. This post shares a useful exercise for your digital team to reflect on what not to do for your digital strategy!

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Bring Your Own App - Digital Flexibility Is Being Exercised - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "The request led her to crowdsourcing apps at national conferences. Pilcher presented roundtable BYOA sessions at the Transformative Learning Conference in Oklahoma City, Okla., this past March and then again at the Association of Nurses in Professional Development’s (ANPD) Aspire to Excel conference in Las Vegas, Nev., in July.

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An Offline Social Media Exercise That Improves Online Content

Tech Soup Blog

For the Professional Social Media class I teach at Sonoma State University , I created an exercise designed to help folks practice both content creation and looking at metrics. This exercise helps people to see in real time how much engagement their example post gets.

[Appeal Letter Preflight Checklist] Pre-Writing Exercise to Increase Responses from Your Next Appeal

NonProfit Hub

Joseph Cole is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and a writer for those who do good. Leveraging ten years of experience in the nonprofit world as a program leader and fundraiser, he proudly writes for both nonprofits and the for profits who serve the nonprofit sector.

Exercise Your Awesome at the NTC Member Lounge

Tech Soup Blog

On Friday, April 9 and Thursday, April 10 attendees at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) will have the opportunity to participate in the member lounge hosted by TechSoup Global by either unwinding with snacks and WiFi, or by getting wound-up with exciting activities designed to inspire and connect.

Optimize Your Nonprofit Fundraising Team with Human Data

Connection Cafe

Kachuriak and the NextAfter team conducted a survey among 500 nonprofit executives, consultants, managers, and practitioners. Most nonprofit jobs seem to be a dead end. Nonprofits remain concerned about employee retention and fit.

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide explores the fundraising planning process and breaks down each of the necessary elements that will allow you and your team to elevate your next campaign. The Best Nonprofit Digital Campaigns Collection (EveryAction).

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How To Become A Healthier Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you''re like many leaders, you''re "too busy" to exercise on a regular basis. Truth is, there are ways to fit exercise and healthful habits into your busy day that will pay off in dividends. Include exercise times, even if they are just in 10-minute increments, on your calendar.

Ten Ways To Be A Healthy Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you're like many leaders, you're "too busy" to exercise on a regular basis. Truth is, there are ways to fit exercise and healthful habits into your busy day that will pay off in dividends. Include exercise times, even if they are just in 10-minute increments, on your calendar.

7 Steps for a Successful Lean Implementation at your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

However, when I moved into the nonprofit world, I experienced a paradigm shift. If you’ve ever participated in a VSM exercise, you may recall organizing lots of sticky notes on a big sheet of paper or whiteboard.

Five Tips for Nonprofits to Avoid Virtual Fatigue

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Before the pandemic, many nonprofits encouraged and supported informal meals or coffee together in small groups or pairs. Everyone gets a triple bonus – fresh air and exercise, camaraderie, and new ideas ( walking meetings are known to be valuable for improving creativity ).

Four Tips To Boost Your Personal Resilience While Doing Nonprofit Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We will be doing early morning sessions to engage participants in some mindful moment and movement exercises. I’m going to share different techniques for weaving mindful moment and exercises into your workday. You can practice these exercises alone or with your team.

How Nonprofit Leaders Lead


Taking time to reflect on what makes you successful as a leader can be an important exercise in helping you grow. The post How Nonprofit Leaders Lead appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. General leadership nonprofit

Four Tips to Help Nonprofit Marketing Departments Create a Culture of Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Today’s nonprofit marketers must be experts in learning how to shift their organizational culture towards a culture of philanthropy. But the reality is that in many nonprofit organizations, different teams and departments do not have a shared mental model for a culture of philanthropy.

Just One Good Tip To Address Nonprofit Workload Stress

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As a group, I have participants take an online poll or do an exercise with sticky notes, answering the questions, “What are your workplace stress triggers?” I’ve done this exercise hundreds of time and the results across nonprofits are similar.

Millennials, nonprofits and data


John Clese over on the Avectra blog posts an interesting question about Millennials and nonprofits … and data. Content Strategy Featured Humanize Industry Insider Nimble Nonprofit

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First-Time Donor Retention: 3 Nonprofit Best Practices

NonProfit Hub

Your nonprofit’s team likely spends quite a bit of time focusing on raising the funds you need to achieve your goals. Start boosting your donor retention rate by focusing on those who are just giving to your nonprofit for the first time.

10 Tips To Drive Your Nonprofit’s Website from Good to Great

Connection Cafe

For a nonprofit, it’s not only mandatory to have a website but to have a website that connects constituents to your cause. In order to design a nonprofit website that drives donations and empowers supporters to be champions for your cause, you must: Understand your audience.

Lessons from the Field: How Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound Turned a Major Event into a Virtual Fundraiser

Connection Cafe

Any nonprofit fundraiser can tell you that moving an in-person special event to an online campaign is no easy feat. Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Marketing coronavirus COVID-19 p2p fundraising peer-to-peer fundraising virtual events

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Accessibility: 5 Lessons for a Better Nonprofit Website

Connection Cafe

In early 2014, designer Darin Cavanaugh and myself conducted a study to discover the most serious accessibility problems facing nonprofit websites. We ran a series of “Please visit this website and make a gift” usability tests on nine different nonprofit websites.

15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Let’s take a look at some fundraising ideas – the fifteen most effective donor acquisition and online fundraising techniques used by top nonprofits. How about your nonprofit, school, or chairity? These types of events do an excellent job of exercising social proof.

[Tips for Nonprofits] The Art and Science of Persuasive Fundraising

Connection Cafe

As a result, he wrote this book and shared many of the different ways someone can exercise influence over another. Being in the nonprofit sector, it is no different, whether seeking fundraising dollars or volunteer help.

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5 Common Nonprofit Workplace Stress Triggers and Tips for Addressing Them

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is coming up on three years since I first published the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout and thrilled to see more people and publications talking about well-being in the nonprofit sector. Happy Healthy Nonprofit Leadership Organizational Culture Resilience

4 Smart Ways to Avoid Burnout For Nonprofit Professionals


Guest Post by Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman, Co-Authors, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. . Working at a nonprofit can be a pressure cooker. Featured From the Trenches Nimble Nonprofit Potluck

Salesforce, Dreamforce & Nonprofits: It always comes back to the data model

Judi Sohn

The class was structured with lessons, followed by 20 minutes or so to complete an exercise. The Salesforce Foundation has continually struggled with how to make Dreamforce meaningful for the nonprofits who attend. A nonprofit typically has a very different ownership/sharing model.

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Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

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Note from Beth: At last year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I was lucky enough to join a “birds of a feather” lunch table. The topic was bullet journaling and the table host was nonprofit tech colleague Ma’ayan Alexander. BuJo for nonprofit professionals.

10 Nonprofit Marketing Experts’ Best Fundraising Strategies

NonProfit Hub

Marketing and fundraising at a nonprofit is tough. . I recently reached out to marketing experts at nonprofits and organizations who work closely with nonprofits to share their insights when it comes to engaging donors and raising funds in 2020.

Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last month, I was honored to present and facilitate an all-day workshop for nonprofit leaders at the Oregon Nonprofit Leadership Conference on how to activate a culture of well being in the nonprofit workplace, based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

Digital Marketing Plan For Nonprofits: The Definitive Guide (2017)

Nonprofits Source

Does your nonprofit have a digital marketing plan ? Why Nonprofits Need A Digital Marketing Plan. As it turns out, people are 7 times more likely to visit a nonprofit’s website in a search result then they are through social media. As a nonprofit, a cost per lead of $4.00

6 Steps to a SMART New Year

Connection Cafe

We want to eat healthier and get more exercise. Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Management Nonprofit Marketing Social Media annual planning fundraising strategy Goal setting Social Media Strategy

How Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers

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Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I just returned from doing two days of facilitating a Networked Nonprofit training in Mexico City with Oxfam Mexico and participants from offices throughout Latin America, South America, and Caribbean.

Paying Attention to Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture Pays Off

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recently, I was invited to participate in a staff “Lunch and Learn,” by Connor Diemand-Yauman , CEO of Philanthropy University , about building a culture of wellbeing in the nonprofit workplace and capacity building. This is a common challenge for many nonprofits.

Finding a Nonprofit Partner: Who is the Right One?


There comes a moment in most nonprofits’ lives where they realize it might be helpful to partner with another nonprofit on anything from programming to sharing back-office expenses. Finding a Nonprofit Partner: Who is the Right One? nonprofit partnerships

8 Research-Backed Ways To Improve Marketing For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

But, the truth is marketing for nonprofits doesn’t have to be an insurmountable challenge. Today, the cornerstone of nonprofit content marketing focuses on creating value for your readers. But, why is SEO so important for marketing a nonprofit organization?

What’s Your Personal Craziness Index? Identify, Take Action, and Avoid Nonprofit Burnout

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In my newest book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , the first half of the book addresses how nonprofit professionals can assess and become more self-aware about the symptoms of burnout and begin to practice self-care to avoid burnout.

Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This week I was honored to teach a Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workshop at the 1440 Multiversity Nonprofit Service Week. This past week they opened up the campus to nonprofits and I was lucky enough to be part of the faculty to teach a workshop.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? Group Idea Generation: After laying out the ground rules and a simple warm up exercise, participants are encouraged to share their ideas verbally. Brainstorming Warm Up Exercise.

11 Outstanding Nonprofit Reports You Should Read


There are a ton of smart people writing about nonprofit technology and communications to help nonprofit communicators keep up on the latest online trends and developments. Thankfully, you can take advantage of great in-depth research and findings published in nonprofit reports.

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Modifying P2P Campaigns When Participants Crave Social Connection

Connection Cafe

Nearly everything is going more virtual than ever before: work, shopping, education, exercise, mindfulness, girls’ night out, watch parties…the list is endless! Though we may be separated physically, nonprofits have the power to bring people together by encouraging the sense of community inherent in fundraising for a common cause. Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising coronavirus COVID-19 peer-to-peer fundraising virtual events

Why Blog Log is the Best Book on Nonprofit Blogging

John Haydon

In fact, it’s not so much a book as it is a tool you can use to get better results from blogging through a series of exercises. Here’s a quick summary of why I think this is really the best book for nonprofit bloggers.

Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These are methods for developing solutions (any type) in service of people. By applying this approach to program development or strategy, your nonprofit can get more impactful results. Train the Trainer: Must Incorporate Exercises that Use Simulations.

5 Creative Technologies to Inspire Your Nonprofit’s Efforts

NonProfit Hub

Kayla Matthews is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. Your nonprofit can learn from this, and develop your own technology that helps people on a daily basis. Here are five creative technologies that can help to inspire your nonprofit’s efforts. Find ways to make it easier for people to be involved with the message of your nonprofit. Your nonprofit can connect and help people around the world. Your nonprofit can help everyone by using the right technology.