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.

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4 Ways Religious Organizations Can Talk About Fundraising with Supporters

Connection Cafe

As a religious organization , your donors are at the heart of your mission. Yet, far too many religious organizations shy away from talking about fundraising with donors, members and other friends of the organization because they worry that doing so will turn off supporters or otherwise compromise their spiritual mission. Here are 4 ways to talk about faith-based fundraising that will help you honor your spiritual work and deepen the relationships with those you serve: 1.

Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits and other Social Good Organizations

Connection Cafe

Instead, AI has tremendous potential to help improve performance for nonprofits and social good organizations and drive meaningful change in the world. We know that social good organizations are constantly strapped for resources that allow them to meet their missions.

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8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

Other organizations may undergo a strategic planning process, but fail to operationalize the plan. Here are a few tips to help your nonprofit think about strategy: 1. Strategy is knowing your organization’s business model. How does my organization compare?

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.

Join Me: Help Good Take Over

Connection Cafe

I strive to help others join in. It became clear that we did understand that success could be had by helping the world, not dominating it. It’s a place that believes in good and helping good take over. Help good take over. Good is a huge part of my world. Seriously.

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My heart goes out to the victims and I want to help. Covenant Hous e (helping homeless youth). Hurricane Harvey is a destructive monster and it is going to require generous support from people like you and me to help with the recovery efforts.No

Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Even if you don’t have a lot of money to donate, every little bit helps. And, as blogger Vu Le says, donating to organizations on the ground can be a form of self-care. How do you decide which organizations to support?

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.

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.

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.

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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Where to Find Grants for your Nonprofit Organization

NonProfit Hub

Finding grants for your nonprofit organization is a lot like shopping for a pair of jeans. Plenty of resources exist to find that perfect grant for your organization that has the style, flexibility and price tag you need – or maybe that’s the jeans.

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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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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.

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?

4 Ways Data and Analytics Can Help Nonprofits Achieve Positive ROI

Connection Cafe

One of the core reasons I love data analytics in the world of fundraising is that it can drive us to achieve positive ROI and help us to determine an appropriate return on investment for our organization.

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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Ways We Can All Help Advance Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment

Connection Cafe

What actions can we, as individuals, take to help advance the empowerment of women & girls? . We can identify and support organizations whose work addresses challenges women and girls face uniquely because of their gender. We can offer our help.

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.

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.

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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Disaster Can Strike Anywhere. Is Your Organization Prepared?

Connection Cafe

Does your organization need a disaster fundraising plan? The reality is that disasters can happen anywhere and organizations can be thrown into the relief efforts even when it isn’t part of their mission.

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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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).

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

Connection Cafe

This gets to the heart of the best practices that are needed to create a culture of philanthropy within anonprofit organization. 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.

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.

How Individual Change Agents Can Help Us Build a Stronger Social Economy

Connection Cafe

As people and organizations who care about changing the world, we should be intensely focused on how we catalyze the transformative impact of the individuals who are at the heart of any movement or change. Your organization is often just one channel through which they seek to drive change.

Facebook Live For Nonprofits: How Live Streaming Helped One Org Raise Almost $100K

Connection Cafe

How Facebook live helped keep their audience engaged (and raise $100K). 9 tips to help your nonprofit be successful with Facebook Live video streaming. Be authentic: Viewers want to connect with you and your organization.

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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#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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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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Online Community Organizing: Start small, think big!

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared’s February series exploring “Online Community Organizing” includes three different interviews; I’m really excited to participate! Q: What does “online” add to the community organizing? Q: How do you combine working on the ground with online organizing?