Governance is Fun… Really!

Connection Cafe

Well, maybe “vital” is a better word… I guess I should disclose that I was recently asked to head the governance committee for a nonprofit where I serve on the board. Mersky, Jaffe and Associates says this work is the reason why governance “is the single most important committee of a nonprofit organization’s board.”

6 Fun Icebreakers for Nonprofit Training Sessions

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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#Doubledonate = Double the Fun!

Connection Cafe

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. Author: Tad Druart. Guest post by Judy Chang, PayPal.

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Fun Runs the Most Profitable, Easiest Major Events for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

For nonprofits looking to get a little more buck out of their fundraising events, go running. 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.

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How To Make Measurement Fun!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I wrote about nonprofit “ measurement malaise &# that keeps some nonprofits putting a measurement strategy for their integrated communications campaigns into practice. In the comments, I asked how can we make measurement fun ? Flickr Photo by Martin Deutsch.

33 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. A social search tool that allows you to easily track mentions of your nonprofit on social networking sites, blogs, and websites.

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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. Jocelyn is passionate about helping nonprofits to succeed online so that they can change the world! Have Fun Do Good Guest Posts

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22 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. A social search tool that allows you to easily track mentions of your nonprofit on social networking sites, blogs, and websites. Subscribe :: Nonprofit Tech 2.0

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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. It also demonstrates how text messaging’s versatility can help promote any event in a fun and innovative way.

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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. Have Fun Do Good Guest Posts

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50 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. Many nonprofit professionals are overwhelmed by the all choices – and as the Mobile Web and related start-ups continue to grow, prepare to be mind-boggled by all the new technology options available to your nonprofit in coming years. That said, to be alerted of new resources for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0

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How To Make Social Media Experiments Fun!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I like to have fun experimenting and that’s just what I’m doing on my Facebook Page , a place for learning, and sharing insights about best practices in social media for networked nonprofits. I learn so much from the conversation threads and people sharing what they do.

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What happened to the FUN in Fundraising?

ASU Lodestar Center

Through raw data collected from more than 2,700 nonprofit and development professionals from across the country and representing a cross-section of organizational structures, Underdeveloped illustrates the oftentimes challenging career tract of fundraising, particularly within smaller nonprofits.

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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. Those are the things that are most fun to me, anyway! Tags: Have Fun Do Good Guest Posts guest

Spying for fun and nonprofits - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

Spying for fun and nonprofits - The Boston Globe: "Spying for fun and nonprofitsBy Alex Beam, Globe Columnist | January 15, 2007Last fall I was working on a column about National Public Radio and asked their spokeswoman for their most recent Internal Revenue Service Form 990. That is a report filed by all US nonprofit corporations -- schools, foundations, and even private clubs -- that provides

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7 Ways to Have Fun and Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

Last week I finished my month-long Have Fun, Do Good series where 12 bloggers shared how they have fun and do good. My main takeaway from their rainbow of stories is that there are *so* many ways to have fun and do good. But it’s also fun.

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Call for Submissions: What Are Fun Ways Nonprofits Can Use Pinterest?

Have Fun - Do Good

As the host of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival for June 2012, I want to tap your collective wisdom to explore the theme of: Fun Ways Nonprofits Can Use Pinterest You’re invited to submit your blog posts for consideration any time before Monday, June 25th. On Wednesday, June 27th I'll post a round-up of some of the best posts on Have Fun, Do Good. my pinterest boards Did you know that Pinterest is the third most popular social network ?

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60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. That said, to be alerted of new resources and tools available for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 A must-download for nonprofit Twitterers!

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Looking for Fun Blogging Gig

Have Fun - Do Good

Hello Have Fun * Do Gooders! As many of you know, in addition to writing for Have Fun * Do Good, I am also a Contributing Editor, with Beth Kanter , for the Social Change and Nonprofit section of BlogHer. blog blogging blogger fun

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Should Nonprofits Focus on Email or Facebook?

Connection Cafe

A question I have often heard: should nonprofits focus on email or Facebook? Email “deliverability” bedevils many online marketers , nonprofit and otherwise. . We can only send nonprofit emails so often before our supporters begin to tune us out. .

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Research Friday: Take our fun quiz on the nonprofit sector in Southern Arizona!

ASU Lodestar Center

continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert to. inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. It is based on our newly released research report: Scope of the Nonprofit Sector: Southern Arizona. Scoring: 9-10 — Sector Sage - You are a nonprofit guru.

Trends in Philanthropy: 4 Ways Nonprofits are Changing

Gerard Tonti

Nonprofits are not exempt from the unprecedented impact of this global pandemic. Because of these radical shifts, we’re also seeing different trends emerging in the nonprofit world than previously anticipated for the year 2020. . Operating your nonprofit in a shifting economy. .

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Five Simple (and Fun) Ways to Promote Nonprofits on FourSquare

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Most check-ins revolve around restaurants and cafes, but below are five simple ways you (and the nonprofit techies) can also use FourSquare to promote the nonprofits and causes your care about: 1) Add Nonprofit Venues. Adding a Nonprofit Venue on FourSquare just takes a few minutes, but it’s crucial that you do it right the first time. Make sure you spell out the name of the nonprofit. After you have added the nonprofits venue, please check-in!

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10 Fun and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

National Priorities Project : They offer three unique web-based tools that nonprofits can use to help educate the masses about the U.S. Over the years I have stumbled across countless Internet gems, but the 10 below are those that I regularly and repeatedly return to. These resources are invaluable when looking for quality content to utilize and share on social media sites. If you have any favorites that you would like to share, please add them in a comment below. Thanks.

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Fun with Meeting Scheduling

Idealware

I was at an event recently where I spoke to a bunch of people about nonprofit software, and the most popular tool of the night was not email software or a donor database or some fancy Web 2.0 thing, but. MeetingWizard. If you need to schedule meetings with a bunch of people who aren't all in the same office, and don't know about MeetingWizard or Doodle. you should. They're simple, but they can be a huge help in getting everyone to a meeting time that will work.

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5 Webinars That Are More Fun than a Beach Vacation

Tech Soup Blog

Join TechSoup on August 23 for a tour of training resources available to help your nonprofit, library, church, and foundation staffers increase their technology literacy and grow their tech skills. This webinar will be fun, fast-paced, and filled with action steps.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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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3 Ways Nonprofits Should Utilize Video

TechImpact

Between running a nonprofit’s website, blog, and social media, not to mention working in the day to day, jumping into video seems terrifying for a lot of nonprofits. The number one problem a lot of nonprofits face is their inability to get noticed. Show your fun side.

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Download Have Fun * Do Good Book Lists

Have Fun - Do Good

Now, you can easily (I hope) download and share the Have Fun * Do Good Book List (2005-2008) for free. Have Fun * Do Good Book List (2005-2008) Publish at Scribd or explore others: reading read books 2008 activist nonprofit

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Experts Weigh-In on Nonprofit Website Design Best Practices

Connection Cafe

As an educational consultant, I offer nonprofits instruction on best practices around their technology. I often get asked questions about how a nonprofit’s website should look and behave and what benchmarking or evaluation tips I might have.

Five Tips for Nonprofits to Avoid Virtual Fatigue

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is a fun activity that gets a few laughs, people moving, and replenishes energy. Adding some music makes it more fun. These are not therapy sessions, but a chance to let people express how they are feeling or let off steam with some fun. Dance Off Energizer on Zoom.

Instagram for Nonprofits — How Your Org Can Get Onboard

Connection Cafe

Like many nonprofits and social enterprises you may be scratching your head and wondering how an Instagram presence can help you contribute to social good in a creative and heroic way. Here are five key things nonprofits should know about getting started with Instagram.

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How to Find Your Way to Have Fun and Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

Your Have Fun What do you find fun, amusing and joyful? Your Have Fun, Do Good A combination of ideas from your Have Fun list and your Do Good list I've been playing around with this equation, and posted some of my ideas below.

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How Does Your Nonprofit Have Fun and Do Good?

Have Fun - Do Good

I'm Hosting the Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants on Monday, October 1st and am looking for submissions by Friday, September 28th. The carnival is a collection of advice and resources that consultants and other support organizations offer to nonprofits through their blogs each week.

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Have Fun, Do Good Blogroll: 65 Nonprofit, Technology, Creativity, Food, Green and Pals' Blogs

Have Fun - Do Good

I recently updated the Have Fun, Do Good blogroll (in my sidebar) to show a greater range of some of the blogs I read. Most of them are about nonprofits, volunteering and nonprofit technology, but I also like reading about food, creativity, and the musings of some of my personal pals. What blogs do you read regularly?

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Expert Advice for Improving Culture & Morale at Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

It’s no secret that people working at social good organizations, and at nonprofits in particular, have the reputation of being “overworked and underpaid.” According to the 2018 Nonprofit Finance Fund State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey , 86% of respondents said demand for their services was rising and 57% said they didn’t think they could meet it; 59% cited employing enough hands to do all that work as a challenge. Lastly, make it fun !

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Your Favorite 2009 Have Fun Do Good Posts

Have Fun - Do Good

PostRank is a fun tool that can show a blogger which of their posts their readers engaged with the most. Below are the 2009 Have Fun Do Good posts you read, commented on, tweeted, facebooked and engaged with the most.

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Have Fun * Do Good Reader Appreciation Day

Have Fun - Do Good

Hello Have Fun * Do Good readers! If I buy the book through the link on the Three Cups of Tea web site, the Central Asia Institute , Mortenson's nonprofit, will get a percentage of the sale's proceeds. Thanks again for reading Have Fun * Do Good, and for sharing it with your friends!

Friday Fun Links: Social Good, Vegan Pie, Thimble List and Creative Entrepreneurs

Have Fun - Do Good

A list of some of the people, things, and events that inspired me, or added fun to my week. Excited that Issue Two of the NTEN: Change (A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders ) is out. I love this piece, Believe in the Future , by Jen Lemen.

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Fundraising From Home: A Nonprofit Hub Guide

NonProfit Hub

The same old fun-run event won’t really hold up in a world still recovering from a pandemic. This is a fun way to pass on some of your expertise and share your hobbies with your community. You can set up a super fun game night from the comfort of your couch.

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Friday Fun Links: Studio One Soul, Mosaics, Samin Nosrat, Instagram, + Store Buyout

Have Fun - Do Good

A list of some of the people, things, and events that inspired me, or added fun to my week: 1. When I wrote the post, Instagram for Nonprofits: Powerful Images in the Palm of Your Hand , there weren't many examples of nonprofits using this fun tool.

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24 Nonprofit Resources for your Mid-Year Check In: A Smart Fundraiser’s Summer Reading Checklist

Connection Cafe

24 Nonprofit Resources for the Smart Fundraiser: Sector Insight: Giving USA : If you didn’t know Giving USA was out I’m going to assume you’ve been on vacation and have avoided all websites and social media.

Chantal Sheehan : Nonprofiteer Turned Nonprofit Numbers Nerd

NonProfit Hub

Last year at Cause Camp, I laughed when speaker and fellow nonprofiteer Rachel Muir called herself a “recovering nonprofit executive director.” So, I gave the nonprofit sector a shot and served as a nonprofit executive for two different organizations from 2009 to 2013. .

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