Governance is Fun… Really!

Connection Cafe

” This work takes a lot of effort, but it’s also fun, thinking about people you want to bring into the fold and finding ways to deploy their skills as they develop within their careers. Why is it, when the list of committees is passed around and board members are asked to volunteer, few it any excitedly stick up their hands to work on governance? What in the world gave this committee such a bad rap?

Fun Friday Facts

Connection Cafe

Let’s make sure non-profits are part of the picture by developing content of use to educators, students, and the general public that is fun, engaging and makes the most of the tools at our disposal. Author: Amber Wobschall. My colleague Cheryl brought this little gem to my attention this week. I feel like an entire post could be written about each of the facts included. I have asked the author in the comments to see if we can get the sources of these stats here.

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Guest Post: My tips to Have Fun * Do Good

Amy Sample Ward

My friend and engaging community leader for all those looking to have fun while improving the world, Britt Bravo, is doing a little experiment and asking a handful of bloggers to write short guest posts about how they have fun and do good. —– For me, there are lots of ways of having fun and doing good. Because there are so many ways to “have fun and do goo&# I can fall victim to the option paralysis syndrome.

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#Doubledonate = Double the Fun!

Connection Cafe

Author: Tad Druart. Guest post by Judy Chang, PayPal. Hi, I’m Judy Chang and I run PayPal’s nonprofit line of business. Last year over 100,000 nonprofits used PayPal to raise over $1B. Did you know that your charity can now collect PayPal donations through the Convio platform? As a pre-holiday gift, PayPal and Convio are offering a “Double Your Donations” promotion from November 9-12. Your charity just needs to have PayPal implemented through the Convio platform.

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Christine Egger, In Conversation: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The third blogger in this run of the Have Fun, Do Good guest post series is the wonderfully wise, Christine Egger. How do I have fun and do good? In my experience the most fun, most good-doing conversations are the kind in which the participants not only learn about themselves and each other, but actually become themselves in the process. But I’ve found the most-fun-and-most-good-doing kind aligns best with the word’s origins. Have Fun Do Good Guest Posts

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Fun Runs the Most Profitable, Easiest Major Events for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

According to a survey conducted by Software Advice on the profitability and ease of planning major events, fun runs/walks were best events for mid-sized and large nonprofits—by a mile. Fun runs, which were classified as events that did not require special permits or road closures, scored the highest on ease of planning as well as profitability. You don’t go to a fun run or even a marathon without those personal fundraising pages built in.

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Mary Mulliken, Intentional Motherhood: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The eighth guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is Mary Mulliken. Mary Mulliken, Intentional Motherhood: How I Have Fun, Do Good While I was pregnant, I heard one of my favorite writers, Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy say, "we treat our planet like a supply closet and a garbage dump." But let's be honest, what's really fun about them is how darn cute they are! Have Fun Do Good Guest Posts

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Jamie Ridler, Creative Living: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The seventh guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is Jamie Ridler. Jamie Ridler, Creative Living: How I Have Fun, Do Good I’ve always been kind of like Mary Poppins. As someone who used to sing at her day job, I discovered that when you have fun, people think you’re not taking your work terribly seriously. Despite my missing ‘hip factor’, it was really theatre that showed me the power of having fun and doing good. Where can you bring fun and goodness together?

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Amy Kessel, Unfurling: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

I'm starting the Have Fun, Do Good guest post series up again! From there, the fun begins! Have Fun Do Good Guest PostsMy first guest blogger is the lovely Amy Kessel. Amy is a certified life coach devoted to helping women unfurl into their authentic selves. You can learn more about her work at www.amykessel.com , and connect with her on Twitter at @AmyKesselcpc My favorite way of expressing myself is to spend time deeply connecting with other women.

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Making Giving Fun: Case Study from Oxfam

Amy Sample Ward

I think Oxfam’s Unwrapped Virtual Village is a fun way to get the whole family involved in investigating and learning about issues in other parts of the world and choosing the gifts that they care about and know will also make a good impact. It’s the time of year again when organizations, large and small, try to break out the holiday wishes, stories, and campaigns to get one last donation, one last gift and one last pledge in before the new year.

Content Inventory: Never Fun, Always Needed

NetWits

I speak with organizations every day who recognize the need to redesign their website but rarely realize the benefit of doing a content inventory on their existing website. When you think about it, before you know where you’re going, you need to know where you’re at

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How To Make Measurement Fun!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the comments, I asked how can we make measurement fun ? In response, Jono Smith said that was like asking how to make going to the dentist fun! Most people view measurement as punishment, not something fun or valued. That made me think of Nicole Lazzaro’s serious fun framework and how to use it to design reports. I asked how to make measurement fun on Facebook , and here are some suggestions. How have you made measurement fun for your nonprofit?

Meg Worden, Feed Me Darling : How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The fourth blogger in this run of the Have Fun, Do Good guest post series is the delicious Meg Worden (I say delicious because I love her e-cookbook, Salad Alchemy). Doing good is fun. And incredibly fun. Really, this is only the tip of a very long fun/good list that would include spending time with my tough and tender little boy, taking him to museums, restaurants, parks, the climbing gym, letting him ride his bike to his friend's house. Have Fun Do Good Guest Posts

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Emily Goligoski, The SanFranista: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The fifth guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is Emily Goligoski. Have Fun Do Good Guest PostsEmily is a w riter and digital strategist who blogs as TheSanFranista. She produces tech entrepreneurship content for the organization Women 2.0 and teaches yoga in San Francisco. You can follow her on Twitter at @emgollie. When I moved to San Francisco five years ago, I couldn't have known how important yoga would become to me.

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Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland

EveryAction

Before you board your plane, don't forget to RSVP to the best party of the year - just steps away from the conference center, we'll have tasty apps, delicious drinks, and a fun, laid-back environment to mingle with fellow conference attendees! We’re eagerly packing our bags, and can’t wait to see our nonprofit friends and family from around the country at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon.

Your Fun-Do List for Thanksgiving Weekend

Have Fun - Do Good

I'm definitely ready to relax and have fun during the long weekend, so instead I've made a fun-do list: Have fun with the hubs (resist the temptation to tackle house fixing up to-dos!) Visual journal/collage Buy something red to wear during the holidays What's on your fun-do list? Photo: Our super fun Thanksgiving in Maine. I'm a huge to-do list maker, which is a blessing, and a compulsion. My lists keep me on track, but they can also be overwhelming.

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Jen Louden, Savor and Serve: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The third guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is by Jen Louden. Jen Louden, Savor and Serve: How I Have Fun, Do Good After reading my friend Keri Smith's book The Guerilla Art Kit , my 16-year-old daughter Lillian decided it would be delish to write little-bitty love notes and plaster them all over our tiny town. Have Fun Do Good Guest PostsJen Louden is a best-selling author, retreat creator, and Comfort Queen turned activity catalyst.

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Allison Jones, Millennial Leader: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

Good morning, Have Fun Do Gooders! Welcome to the third week of my series of guest posts by bloggers sharing how they have fun and do good. You can find her on twitter @ajlovesya , on facebook , or visit her at allisonj.org Allison Jones, Millennial Leader: How I Have Fun, Do Good How do I have fun and do good? How is this fun? I have fun and do good by living as though everyone wants to have fun and do good.

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Have Fun, Do Good Birthday Fundraiser!

Have Fun - Do Good

The 19th is also the 8th anniversary of Have Fun * Do Good! I''d really appreciate it if you helped me celebrate my 44th birthday, and Have Fun * Do Good''s 8th anniversary, by sending a woman leader working for racial justice and human rights to the Art of Leadership. I''m going to be 44 on August 19th (can you believe it?). A big thanks to all of you for reading (: To celebrate my b-day, I''ve created a fundraiser on Crowdrise. My first one!

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K-12 Fundraising: 6 Fun and Easy Ideas for Every School

Donor Search

Looking for a new quick and easy fundraiser for your school programs that the students will think is fun? Fundraising for school programs is no easy feat and requires a lot of thought and effort—so why not do everything possible to ensure your fundraiser is a success without piling on more stress? Your kids and… Guest Post

Jocelyn Harmon: People, Words, Technology & Truth: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

My second guest blogger in this run of the Have Fun, Do Good guest post series is the warm and wonderful Jocelyn Harmon. Finally, telling the truth or living an authentic life, keeps me having fun and doing good. Have Fun Do Good Guest PostsJocelyn is passionate about helping nonprofits to succeed online so that they can change the world!

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Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

World Go Vegan Week (October 24-31, 2010) seems like a perfect time to highlight the sixth contributor to my series of guest posts by bloggers talking about how they have fun and do good. Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer: How I Have Fun, Do Good Vegan meal from Candle 79 in New York City The single most important way I have fun and do good is all about what I don’t do: I don’t consume animal products. Tags: Have Fun Do Good Guest Posts guest

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Jennifer Moore, Monaluna Designs: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

"Sharing is caring" - Amy Sample Ward "I rest when I need to" - Leonie Allan "Working together to do good is a great way to deepen friendships" - Marianne Elliot "We strive to support all moms to succeed in life and parenting" - Amy Potthast I hope you've been enjoying my series of guest posts by the bloggers talking about how they have fun and do good. Jennifer Moore, Monaluna Designs: How I Have Fun, Do Good I find my joy from making things.

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Catch EveryAction at NTC 2019

EveryAction

Don't forget to RSVP to the best party of the year - just steps away from the conference center, we'll have tasty apps, delicious drinks, and a fun, laid-back environment to mingle with fellow conference attendees! Want to meet EveryAction at this year's NTC? You've come to the right place for all our panels, demos, and happy hours. We have panels on everything from fundraising automation to donor acquisition and vendor client relationships.

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6 Fun Icebreakers for Nonprofit Training Sessions

Beth Kanter

Icebreakers Can Be Fun! Also, fun results! Materials: none Feedback: So much fun! Renee captured some of the letting loose on Twitter: Having fun at the Facilitation: Tools of the Trade workshop. Note From Beth: Having good openers (and closers) are essential to the success of your training workshop. I always incorporate an icebreaker, a short exercise that lets people introduce themselves and tap into existing knowledge.

NetCentric Advocacy: Fun. Video

Network-Centric Advocacy

Main | TomPaine.com - Armchair Activism That Works » February 16, 2007 Fun. Posted at 04:49 PM in Advocacy Strategy , Communication Technology , Examples of Network-Centric Advocacy Campaigns , Media Trends , netcentric , Personal Rants | Permalink Technorati Tags : activism , global warming , network-centric advocacy , nptech | Reblog (0) Comments Fun. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

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3 Fun Things to do with SMS this Summer

Mobile Commons

If you’re a nonprofit looking for some fun things to do with text messaging this season, we’ve compiled a list of three cool ways to engage your supporters this summer. The competition was a great way to help people locate fresh healthy food, support local farmer’s markets, and have fun at the same time. It also demonstrates how text messaging’s versatility can help promote any event in a fun and innovative way. Finally! Summer is just around the corner.

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Tara Sophia Mohr, Wise Living: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The third guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is by Tara Sophia Mohr. You can connect with Tara on her blog, Wise Living , and on Twitter at @tarasophia Tara Sophia Mohr, Wise Living: How I Have Fun, Do Good Every woman has a unique brilliance, an important message to share with the world, a set of gifts the world needs. Have Fun Do Good Guest PostsTara is a coach, and personal growth teacher. Her work focuses on helping women play big and lead.

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Wendy Harman, Social Media Maven, How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The second guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is Wendy Harman. You can connect with her on Twitter at @wharman Wendy Harman, Social Media Maven, How I Have Fun, Do Good I am the luckiest. I get to have fun and do good for a living. Well, emergencies aren’t fun, but rolling up my sleeves with a huge network of good-hearted people to find the hopeful moments within them sure is. What an interesting, passionate, smart, and fun-loving group you all are.

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Photo Friday: Have Fun Do Good Flower

Have Fun - Do Good

Made with keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk. photofriday nablopomo

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Have Fun, Do Good Has Moved to brittbravo.com

Have Fun - Do Good

Hello Have Fun, Do Good Readers! After almost 10 years of writing Have Fun, Do Good on the Blogger.com platform, I''ve decided to integrate it into my Big Vision Consulting website at brittbravo.com. If you would like to continue to receive my posts via email or RSS, the prompts to subscribe are at the bottom of brittbravo.com. I hope to see you over there soon! Warmly, Britt

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Desiree Adaway, Global Service and Leadership: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The sixth guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is Desiree Adaway. Desiree Adaway, Global Service and Leadership: How I Have Fun, Do Good How do I have fun and do “good”? It’s a great combination of all the things I love and adore—good food, good people-community-culture-travel – and fun! Have Fun Do Good Guest PostsDesiree is a consultant, strategist, coach, storyteller and explorer.

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Lisa Sonora Beam, The Creative Entrepreneur: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The eleventh guest blogger in my have fun do good series is Lisa Sonora Beam. Lisa Sonora Beam, The Creative Entrepreneur: How I Have Fun, Do Good Buy art from artists. One of the most fun ways to do good is to buy art and hand crafts directly from artists and artisans. The Internet makes this so easy now, but what's even more fun is to step away from the computer and go out and find artists where they work, live and exhibit.

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I Love My Hair: Have Fun, Do Good Friday Video

Have Fun - Do Good

This week's Have Fun, Do Good Friday Video is the I Love My Hair song from Sesame Street. You can see more Have Fun, Do Good Friday videos here. Tags: Have fun do good friday video

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How To Make Social Media Experiments Fun!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As we discussed the challenges of culture shifts, many of the concerns were around lack of time. The Arts Council’s leader, executive director Bruce Davis , came up a great idea. “Let’s make the process of experimenting fun – let’s start with a Facebook Friday.&# Their experiment is going to be focused on deepening and improving their Facebook presence for the Arts Council and getting everyone on staff to participate.

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Katya Andresen, Network for Good: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The ninth guest blogger in my have fun do good series is Katya Andresen. Katya Andresen, Network for Good: How I Have Fun, Do Good Britt Bravo is ahead of her time. For years, Britt’s been promoting this very concept - the idea of having fun while doing good. It’s a powerful idea, and I’m happy to share what I do to have fun while doing good in this guest post. It’s more fun – and it’s more effective. Psychoanalyzing how to have fun and do good 2.

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Heather Meyer, Work it Out!: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The twelfth guest blogger in my have fun do good series series is Heather Meyer. How I Have Fun, Do Good As a child, I remember literally throwing myself around full-force without thinking too much about the consequences; I had plenty of bruises to show for it. As a child, having fun was an easy, natural way of being. There were bits of fun and silliness injected in here and there, but, overall, it was pretty serious business for me.

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Amy Sample Ward, Community Builder and Nptechie: How I Have Fun and Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

Happy Monday, Have Fun, Do Gooders! T he fourth guest post in my have fun, do good blogger series is by Amy Sample Ward. You can read her blog and learn more about her work at amysampleward.org , and you can follow her on Twitter at @amyrsward Amy Sample Ward, Community Builder and Nptechie: How I Have Fun and Do Good For me, there are lots of ways of having fun and doing good. Those are the things that are most fun to me, anyway!

Beth Terry, Fake Plastic Fish: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The eighth guest blogger in my have fun, do good series is Beth Terry. Beth Terry, Fake Plastic Fish: How I Have Fun, Do Good When I tell people about my project to live without buying any new plastic, they invariably want to know if it’s hard. But it’s also fun. It may be hard sometimes, and the information I learn may be sad, maddening, or depressing, but it’s up to me to choose what attitude I bring to my work and to find the fun in it. Now that was fun!

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Turning "Brochureware" into a Fun and Interactive Website

NetWits

According to Wikipedia, “ Brochureware ” is the definition of a website that has very infrequently updated content. Often the site has been developed as a direct translation of existing printed materials, hence the name. Brochureware sites therefore take little advantage of the capabilities of the web that are missing in printed publication

Feast of fun

SocialFish

We're trying to have some fun with this - we're having a raffle (2 gift certificates + bottle of wine), and a "pop quiz" (six questions, winner gets a bottle of wine), and we're offering David's skills as a photographer to take digital headshots of anyone who wants for $5 for uploading onto their profiles on the website. I'm not feeling sorry for myself today, in fact I'm really hopeful that this will actually be fun.

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More twitter fun stuff

SocialFish

Just a few random cool things to do with Twitter, should you be bored on this beautiful Sunday (unlikely, I know) - or more likely, in the mood to procrastinate a bit on Monday. There are many apps that create visualizations of how we are connected to others on Twitter. These are some of my favorites - there's not a huge amount of point to them, but sometimes, in this world of words, it's refreshing to see some cool imagery showing our interconnectedness.

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What happened to the FUN in Fundraising?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Lindsay Walker. Executive Director. Last month, CompassPoint , in conjunction with the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund , released a report revealing some unfortunate statistics which provide real insight into the fundraising industry.

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