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How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

Connection Cafe

Back in my days as a Corporate Funder, I was routinely asked to provide giving details for our organization. How have our employees helped local charities where they live and work do more?

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6 Reasons Your Organization Should Implement Supporter-Led Campaigns in 2017

Connection Cafe

Many digital advocacy organizations simply focus on campaigns that supporters can participate in by simply adding their names to petitions or letters to Congress. It Helps Build Local Community Groups and Chapters.

8 Tools to Help Manage Your Nonprofit Website

Connection Cafe

You’ve got the usual list of suspects at your organization: the online engagement tool, a blog, social media platforms, and a website. And we’re always on the lookout for new tools to help us keep websites in tip-top shape—whether it’s for a scheduled tune-up or major maintenance.

How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

Connection Cafe

The Leap Ambassadors Community is a group of nonprofit leaders who are passionate about “inspiring, motivating and supporting nonprofit and public sector leaders (and their stakeholders) to build great organizations for great societal impact.”.

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Helping Nonprofits Helps You

ASU Lodestar Center

A company that is involved with a nonprofit organization, or is active within a charity gains a huge advantage over a company that does not. It shows a willingness to help the community in which you live in, and gives you a face out of a crowd of businesses.

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9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

Connection Cafe

Today, nonprofits have an opportunity like never before to reignite their partnership with supporters and provide platforms and opportunities for people to use their social networks to organize and advance your cause.

Video Is A Must For Your Organization’s Content Strategy

Connection Cafe

Video is Real-time – Live-broadcasted video is quickly becoming a way for organizations to demonstrate impact and connect intimately with donors – real time ! The Payoff – Donate, share, and help cure ALS. What would you rather do: Watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in a movie theater, or flip through the storyboards? I know the storyboards seem pretty cool, but if you have to choose just one, you’d probably watch the movie.

Why Advocacy Organizations Must Keep Sustainers Top of Mind During EOY Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Whether your organization feels like your mission will advance or be under attack in 2017, one important area of focus will be revenue. Money funds the mission, and a more efficient fundraising operation will help you direct the maximum amount of revenue toward the mission.

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8 Tips for Radical Collaboration to Advance Your Mission and Help Strengthen the Social Economy

Connection Cafe

I hope you find them helpful on your journey. Think beyond nonprofit borders , ensuring you have all the people at the table who can really help you accomplish your objectives. I celebrated a big anniversary recently (25 years as a professional serving at the same company).

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Attracting Millennials to Your Organization with Pokémon Go Events

Connection Cafe

Trendswatch 2016 predicts that augmented and virtual realities are going to provide arts and cultural organizations with new ways to make exhibits more accessible. Has your organization thought about how to leverage technology like Pokémon Go?

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3 Strategies to Build Your Organization’s Financial Capacity

Connection Cafe

Let’s face it—budget planning can cause much stress and anxiety for nonprofits.Most organizations face frequent budget cuts, thus creating organizational uncertainty. A dashboard is a helpful tool for board and staff to stay abreast on the organization’s finances.

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3 Tips to Help Spark Your Organization’s Fire

NonProfit Hub

After all, when you work in the nonprofit sector, you’re constantly looking for ways to improve your own organization and glean any ounce of insight from other nonprofits. The tips below are just a glimpse of what I learned this week that can be applied to your own organization. In no way does it do justice to the impact I felt because of a magical organization called Launch Leadership. And yet for some reason, I wanted to help out so badly. I wanted to help.

Let’s Chat – Considering if Chatter can help your Organization

Connection Cafe

In addition to the ways the Salesforce platform is helping organizations integrate with social data, I pointed to a few other tools that are available for anyone to use. The other side of Social CRM is what is changing inside organizations; how communication between organizational staff is getting more social. There’s a tool from Salesforce called Chatter that allows organizations to pull internal social communication together is a single place.

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Is Your Organization Prepared to Dodge Donor Data Disasters?

Connection Cafe

You also most likely have some experience with accepting and tracking financial gifts from donors to a charitable organization. To help plan for episodic event tracking, there are three basic options you can use to track these new types of donations.

Top 5 Twitter Management Tips for Non-Profit Organizations to Increase Followers Organically

SocialFish

The social media network isn’t just limited to commercial entities, but is also beneficial to a wide range of not-for-profit organizations who support various causes. The challenge for most organizations on Twitter lies in getting a good number of followers, and growing followers.

Search Engine Optimisation Benefits For Small Organizations

SocialFish

In order to help you make a great choice, here are some benefits that you have to know about. As search engine rankings increase, organic visitors come in. Small business owners that do not use professional SEO services do not actually make the most of their online presence.

Crowdsourcing for Organizations

SocialFish

What can an organization crowdsource? There are many platforms that have been launched to help organizations raise funds entirely online with friends, fans and followers in social networks making the ask and contributing smaller amounts but in larger quantities.

What 5 Factors Help Predict A Future Donors’ Giving?

TechImpact

Considering a study done of $5 billion given to 400 nonprofit organizations, these are the 5 factors that can help your nonprofit predict which donors will be giving to your nonprofit. Therefore, those individuals are more likely to give to other organizations they believe in.

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#BBCON 2016| What’s in It for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

So I went ahead and picked out some of the top sessions for Arts & Cultural organization to make planning your conference journey just a little bit easier. Kathryn will help you ensure that your funding proposals have a greater chance of rising to the top! Maximizing Engagement at Your Arts & Cultural Organization – Learn how you can move your visitors from “hello” to “I do” with a personalized journey for your supporters.

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Help Desk or Service Desk?

NTEN

We should instead be asking ourselves, "How do we get our staff and organization to use and understand the technology we have?" help desk service desk Strategy tech leadership IT Staff Steve Heye. Manager of Technology. The Cara Program.

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Share The Love: Grateful Patients Can Help Your Institution

Connection Cafe

Today’s healthcare organizations continue to serve a growing population. Developing a successful grateful patient program will be a significant undertaking for any organization; therefore, it should be regarded with some TLC.

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7 Ethical Dilemmas Facing Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

Choosing the right path could help change that perception. Let’s take back the trust that good organizations deserve by brushing up on the top ethical dilemmas facing the sector. After all, any gift helps you get one step closer to your mission.

Harnessing Your Organization’s Story: The Missing Ingredient in Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

Although many organizations are telling their stories these days, there still seems to be something missing from their stories. Isn’t our organization great?! This connection will help them see how they are connected (in a variety of ways) to our work.

One Cost Your Organization Can’t Afford to Cut

Connection Cafe

More often than not, nonprofit organizations are tasked with doing more with less. It also helps to ensure everyone is following the same processes, so you will have less fixing of the data. Seeing that an organization offers training and professional development can be a selling point to potential candidates. If an employee feels empowered to grow, they’re more likely engage and invest in the organization’s long-term success.

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The 5 Factors That Helps Predict Future Donors’ Giving

TechImpact

Considering a study done of $5 billion given to 400 nonprofit organizations, these are the 5 factors that can help your nonprofit predict which donors will be giving to your nonprofit. Therefore, those individuals are more likely to give to other organizations they believe in.

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Content Strategy, Creation, Organization, and Measurement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I think that is an important insight for small organizations who don’t have a team of people doing the social media and trying to do it with limited hours in the day. Those decisions are implemented across the organization’s web properties and social channels.

Disney’s Secret Sauce – 3 Learnings You Can Take Back To Your Arts Organization Today

Connection Cafe

We like to joke that the magic “pixy dust” brought us together and the rest is Disney history or so the story goes… During our visit this spring, I was reminded about my time working with the mouse at Team Disney to help improve the visitor experience.

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What Does Resiliency Really Mean for Nonprofit Leaders and Their Organizations?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These three characteristics hold true for resilient organizations as well.…Resilient The World Health Organization identifies workplace stress as the “ global health epidemic of the 21st century.” How do you ensure that your organization is building its resiliency muscle?

Applying Design Thinking to Your Organization: New CEO Workshop

SocialFish

For many years now, I have focused my consulting work, research and writing on how organizations can shift from inside-out to outside-in—from products to customers and relationships; from efficiency to engagement and innovation.

#Buypens – Social Media and Crowdfunding Helps Syrian Refugee

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, when this viral fundraising campaign – #BuyPens – to help Syrian refugee came across my radar, it immediately caught my attention. He didn’t stop there – he wanted to help this refugee.

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How Marketing Automation Can Help You Better Engage Your Supporters

Connection Cafe

You’ll ensure that your supporters are not receiving too many or too few emails from your organization. Your organization needs to develop specific, time oriented goals that are realistic. Personas will help you identify how to communicate with each segment of your audience.

HOW TO: Calculate Your Nonprofit’s Organic Reach on Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Using the method below you can calculate your average monthly organic reach. You can also tweak the equation to calculate your weekly, quarterly, or annual average organic reach. Add up the organic reach for each post shared during a month.

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Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the basic tenets of my first book with Alison Fine, “ The Networked Nonprofit ,” was that everyone in the organization participates in social media from the executive director on down – not just the “social media person.”

Field Notes from an Executive Director: Help Your Board Help You

NonProfit Hub

Help your board help you. Strong and successful nonprofit organizations have a commonality—good leadership. Healey warns that filling seats with “warm bodies” for the sake of reaching a magic number instead of recruiting those who are invested in your mission will help your organization navigate the rough waters if ethical disasters arise. The post Field Notes from an Executive Director: Help Your Board Help You appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

5 Ideas to Help You Take the Next Step with Your Online Visitors

Connection Cafe

program, a group consulting service that helps nonprofit organizations deepen constituent engagement and accelerate online fundraising. Clearly, the more email addresses your organization has, the greater your potential for fundraising success.

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Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note From Beth: Many of us don’t value taking the time for intentional learning within our organizations. Being intentional about learning can also help an organization scale effectively. Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes – Guest Post by Kelcie Tacchi.

Making Your Organization More Fluid

Frogloop

It has helped us scale and get things done, and it also reduces complexity for us by providing a set of rules about who gets to decide on things, but it frustrates us by making us less agile and bogging us down in bureaucratic details.

Keep Your Organization Safe This October

Tech Soup Blog

" Here's how TechSoup can help your organization stay safe this month (and every other month). Many security studies have found that people are the weakest link in an organization's security. TechSoup's help desk would never ask for this information via email.

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Is social media helping you meet your mission? It can!

Amy Sample Ward

I was presenting on the way we can identify metrics in social media that help us reach our mission and how to use those metrics strategically. Most strategic plans include program area or service area specifics and you can use those to help frame why you use social media.

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Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The workshop used design-thinking based on Luma methodology to help participants develop a communications strategy for measuring impact. The process took participants through an assessment of the problems facing them, collective brainstorming, and prototyping. Help!