Growth Hacking Your Mission With People Power

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People want to spread ideas much more than they care about being card-carrying member of your organization. And, when individual people want to make a difference, many think not just of donating their time or their money, but their networks. And these amazing people aren’t outliers.

People to People Fundraising [Free Webinar by Ted Hart]

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Coming up next in our npEXPERTS Webinar Series , Nonprofit Coach Ted Hart, ACFRE and CEO of Hart Philanthropic Services will share how Nonprofits + Internet = People Inspiring People this Tuesday. 3 Keys you will takeaways from Ted’s webinar are: What is People to People Fundraising?

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Mission Driven or People Driven?


Is your organization mission or people driven? We value principles more than people. We are change and risk averseWe are more interested in talking than listening; and in showcasing our own achievements than in figuring out how we can help members solve their challenges.

Microsoft's MileIQ Helps a Nonprofit Show People How to Save Lots of Energy

Tech Soup Blog

Aside from schools, EWA also helps nonprofits become more sustainable. Most people can't possibly remember every single trip they make with their car, after all. " He mentioned that TechSoup helps a small nonprofit to grow into a technologically advanced organization.

Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The book shares how and why our mind pays attention to some events, ideas, or people and not others. Disruption: Violates people’s expectations to change what they pay attention to. Reward: Appeals to people’s motivations for an intrinsic or external reward.

Helping Students Discover Why Volunteering is Important


Often, young people see older adults in positions of power and success and think that in order to effect change they have to be of a certain age and status in society.

Fundraising is all about people connecting with people. The question is, how well do you know yours?

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I’m talking about the people who support your nonprofit organization and the mission you so passionately focus on – those who open up their wallets, give their free time, and tell their friends about you. How well do your know your audience?

How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

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What is different for those people that our grants support?” How have our employees helped local charities where they live and work do more? While that can seem like a lot to undertake and change can be difficult for people and organizations, remember to take this at your own pace.

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Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

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My heart goes out to the victims and I want to help. The last one is tricky if you are not local to the area, but I’m grateful to have a great network of people who work in the nonprofit sector and can make recommendations. Covenant Hous e (helping homeless youth).

How to Influence People in Online Communities


I would argue, and many others have too, that Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is a great primer for social communities and, more importantly, for defining your Code of Conduct. A code of conduct gives your community a direction and helps define its identity.

Infographic: Why People Use Social Media


NM Incite, a Nielsen McKinsey company surveyed 1,865 adult (18+) social media users about what motivates them to friend people on social networks, and what causes them to dump their friends. Why do people unfriend or unfollow?

Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

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We have read the harrowing news reports about a lack of food, electricity, and water and people dying. Even if you don’t have a lot of money to donate, every little bit helps. As we watch reports of a disaster, we can give directly to people on the ground.

How-To Video: Help! I Need a Viral Video


Help! More often than not, people want a video about them to go viral… until it does. Esteban and Maddie walk through why getting your video in front of the right people is better – and easier! – than getting it in front of the most people.

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

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Last weekend, more than 1 million people marched around the globe as part of a worldwide protest, in support of women’s rights , immigration reform, health care reform, environmental protection, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights.

How to Manage People Who Work Remotely

Tech Soup Blog

We've compiled some resources to help organizations better manage teleworkers. Call it what you will, telework or telecommuting or remote work has grown nearly 80 percent in the U.S. since 2005. It is also something that TechSoup and several of our donor partners have championed for years.

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Net Neutrality — We Need Your Help!

Tech Soup Blog

It is critical that the volume (and content) of the comments submitted be sufficient to let the FCC know how many people care about what it is doing and are watching carefully. It's critical that nonprofits make their voices heard in favor of Net Neutrality.

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

Connection Cafe

Some people associate the empowerment of women and girls primarily with challenges faced in communities where poverty and lack of access to education determine one’s level of empowerment. What actions can we, as individuals, take to help advance the empowerment of women & girls? .

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

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Besides the fact that people just don’t seem to do that anymore, it’s made me reflect on a lot of things. I actually called people on the phone to get information for my work.). I hope you find them helpful on your journey.

How to Turn Regular People Into Fundraising Pro’s in 3.5 Minutes


The thing that turns regular people into fundraising pro’s. Ask yourself and your team a few questions: Are we helping fundraisers see how their efforts help change the world? Are we helping our fundraisers easily communicate what they are doing with friends and family?

Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World


This book will help you change your organization, from the culture down to individual behavior, in ways that make it more human—and more effective. Our book is out!! Humanize is a practical guide for realizing the true potential of social media—not for marketing, but for leadership.

#Buypens – Social Media and Crowdfunding Helps Syrian Refugee

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People who know me well, know that I have an obsession with pens and magic markers. So, when this viral fundraising campaign – #BuyPens – to help Syrian refugee came across my radar, it immediately caught my attention.

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

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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. They want to get to know the real people at your cause, not just your mission statement.

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

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Below are a few techniques and processes that your team can use to help your organization practice cross departmental collaboration and learn how to begin to work towards building a culture of philanthropy throughout your organization. The ideas above will help you get started on your way.

The Talent Development Pipeline: Putting People First in Social Change Organizations

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Terry and Rusty Stahl have just published a new book, “ The Talent Development Platform ,” that provides strategic and practical information to help nonprofits guide, nurture, and strengthen the next generation of nonprofit leaders. Click To Get Your Copy Now!

Samaschool Uses Tech to Empower Low-Income People

Tech Soup Blog

Instacart, a company that helps users purchase groceries and delivers them, followed suit and declared some of its "shoppers" to be employees rather than contractors. million people in 2020.

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.

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

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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!

What is Slacktivism and is it Even Helping?

NonProfit Hub

The United Nations has defined slacktivism as when people “support a cause by performing simple measures” but “are not truly engaged or devoted to making a change.” People joined in because they like the feeling of being a part of something. Does it help or hurt? Ah, slacktivism.

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Five Ways to Help Your Nonprofit Learn from Feedback (and Earn More Funding Too!)

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Note from Beth: At the end of the day, organizations that are committed to learning will be more effective at meeting the needs of the people they serve. Five Ways to Help Your Nonprofit Learn from Feedback (and Earn More Funding Too!) – Guest Post by Alison Carlman.

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

NonProfit Hub

Help your board help you. And before you train your board members you have to recruit the right people. 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. To make the situation worse, many people don’t want to admit they don’t know how.

How Online Fundraising, Gamification and Social Media Helped Raise over $2 Million Dollars in One Day


Fundraising Results: Close to 18,000 people participated in this online fundraising contest resulting in over $2 million dollars being given to 1,200 participating nonprofits. percent Facebook activation rate of people talking about the giving day—1,716 of the total 1,726 fans.

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5 Ways Technology Can Help Your Nonprofit Do More Good


The way people give is constantly changing. People may care about your cause, but it doesn’t mean they will donate. So what drives them? software nonprofit technology CRM

How Your Nonprofit’s e-Newsletter Can Help Retain Donors


Here are 6 ideas to help you get started retaining donors, and increasing your donations quickly and easily. You’ve spent all kinds of time and effort regaling a success story and sharing it through social media platforms, so do not just assume that people saw your post on Facebook.

Tools to Help Grow Your Social Media Audience

NonProfit Hub

By doing so, you are putting your brand in front of people that you already know are going to like what you do. If you have a nonprofit that helps animals, for example, this will help put you in front of people that follow other animal nonprofits.

#1MilliForJadudi: A Crowdfunding Campaign in Kenya to help Cancer Patient

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Zawadi shared her most recent crowdfunding campaign, probably one of the most successful in Kenya, raising over $71,000 in a couple of days, to help a 24 year old brain cancer patient Emmanuel Otieno (pictured above and known as Jadudi) to get surgery in India.

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The 2013 Rob Stuart Memorial Award: Invisible People, Mark Horvath


The 2013 Award Winner Invisible People uses the lens of a television camera to tell the stories of homelessness and the organizations trying to help. Flickr photo: Anne Helmond The Rob Stuart Memorial Award honors the spirit of the man who was so pivotal in creating our community.

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Give Local America: Getting People Excited About Giving Days

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Getting People Excited About Giving Days by Guest Post by Marika Lynch. With 23 nonprofits participating, the contest reached more than 5,000 people, raised the profile for the foundation’s campaign and produced content for their nonprofit partners.

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Study: More People Donated to Charity in 2012 Than 2011


People donated more money to charity in 2012 than in 2011, according to a Blackbaud survey , where over 4200 donors from the US, the UK, and Australia responded to a variety of questions about their donation habits to nonprofits.

PCs for People Brings More Great Refurbished Computers to Nonprofits through TechSoup

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Meet our newest Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) partner, PCs for People! PCs for People, as a leader in U.S. PCs for People is a large nonprofit refurbishment program headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

3 Tools and 5 Tips To Help Your Employees Master Social Employee Advocacy


Employee advocacy can help relieve them – all it takes is 5 minutes of your employees’ time. This means that if you have 30 employees and they have 50 followers on 4 social media platforms your content will be viewed by 6000 more people. What is Employee Advocacy?