Strategy as We-Care: An Exercise

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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!

Bring Your Own App - Digital Flexibility Is Being Exercised - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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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.

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.

Just One Good Tip To Address Nonprofit Workload Stress

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Top Nonprofit Twitter Accounts: 2016 Election Edition


That’s why, in our third installment of the best-of-Twitter blog series , we’re excited to highlight some of the nonprofit champions working tirelessly this election cycle to advocate for global and grassroots issues that directly impact us each day. One of the most common ways nonprofits participate in elections is through non-partisan civic engagement campaigns. Exercise your right to vote on Nov 8th!

Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

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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.

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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.

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?

[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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52 Fun Ways To Take A Mini Break and Regenerate for Nonprofits

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While writing The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout in 2015, we did a scan of what was available in the nonprofit. Ever since, I’ve been keeping an eye out for new resources for nonprofit professionals about avoiding burnout and self-care.

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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

How Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers

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Paying Attention to Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture Pays Off

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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.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for Latin American NGOs

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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.

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

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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits

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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.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Digital Nonprofit: A Participatory Workshop

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We focused on digital transformation because incorporating digital has become essential for delivering on all aspects of a nonprofit’s mission, not just fundraising and communications but program delivery and governance. Opening Exercise.

Nonprofit Technology Conference Session Hot Picks! #18NTC


Are you going to the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#18ntc)? Establishing Your Nonprofit’s Brand Personality. We’ll share examples and lead you through an exercise to craft your own. Are you the first communications director at your nonprofit?

Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

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I’m thrilled to be doing a session with Aisha Moore and Gina Schmeling at the NTEN NTC called “ Technology Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace.” When does technology boost personal productivity for nonprofit professionals and when does it get in the way?

Don’t Abuse Self-Care at Your Nonprofit

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The third way was recently pointed out by Vu Le, Nonprofit With Balls Blogger , in a hilarious way. Abusing self-care is when a nonprofit staff person uses the phrase “self care” as an excuse for avoiding a work task, perhaps an evening event or taking on an additional project.

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Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

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At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I’m thrilled to be doing a panel on nonprofit technology training and it has a bit of a star wars theme, “ Learn You Will.” Photo from Librarianismchronicles Blog.

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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

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Why and How Your #Nonprofit Needs To Bust the Culture of Sitting at Work

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Some experts warn that too much standing can also create health problems. And, if you think you can avoid the health dangers of sitting for prolonged periods because you exercise at the gym every morning, think again. Has your nonprofit busted the culture of sitting in the workplace?

How To Convince Leadership Content Marketing For Nonprofits Matters

Nonprofits Source

Do you struggle to convince your leadership or board that content marketing for nonprofits matters ? Understanding Nonprofit Leadership Decisions. Today, I work side by side with our company founders, while supporting senior and executive nonprofit leaders.

5 Methods for Avoiding Procrastination for Nonprofits

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I tend to be a lister, cleaner, or distractor, but in my 35 years working in the nonprofit sector, I’ve probably used all of these at one time or another, plus others not on the list.

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Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

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I’ve been busy interviewing people who work for nonprofits for my next book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , with Aliza Sherman. Creativity is a muscle that needs to be exercised like anything else. Happy Healthy Nonprofit