It’s Time to Know What You Don’t Know

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The experts at the store got me thinking about technique and tools in a way I never considered.Did you know if you pair a thicker roller with a heavier handle and a higher quality primer-included paint you will achieve an evenly colored wall in half the time and in only one coat? I didn’t plan on getting help. I thought “time-suck” was my only option. Why then are so many of us wasting these precious resources by settling with “time-sucks” and the status quo?

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8 Tools to Help Manage Your Nonprofit Website

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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. Here’s a roundup of a few of the best resources to help manage your nonprofit website: Down for Everyone, or Just Me? .

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Virtual Meetings: 5 Tips for Nonprofits Working Across Time Zones

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Often, the training on-site is the beginning of project which includes facilitating sessions remotely across time zones. I know many nonprofits that work globally, either with affiliate offices or partners in different countries, sometimes with a time zone difference of 6-12 hours.

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Join Me: Help Good Take Over

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I think about good, the concept, all the time. 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.

Helping Students Discover Why Volunteering is Important


It’s time we start teaching young people that they can make a positive and lasting impact in their community and society-at-large

Overhead: Time to Pull Our Heads Out of the Sand?

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Over time, funders expect grantees to do more and more with less and less—a cycle that slowly starves nonprofits (1). These proactive efforts could potentially help mitigate the impact of the higher figure that may result without the use of joint allocation of costs.

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What 5 Factors Help Predict A Future Donors’ Giving?


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. The post What 5 Factors Help Predict A Future Donors’ Giving? Image courtesy of Nonprofit Information.

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

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With the historic influx of energy being poured into issues, now is the time to identify which of your supporters are the most active on social media and ask them specifically to share your message with their networks. Use Social Listening for Real-Time Engagement.

4 Ways Data and Analytics Can Help Nonprofits Achieve Positive ROI

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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.

Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Changing Organizational Culture One Sneaker at Time

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We’ve had a great time sharing tips and discussion with many other nonprofits professionals in an open Facebook Group called “ Take A Walk “for nonprofit professionals interested in walking meetings and other ways to bring movement into their nonprofit workplaces.

Net Neutrality — We Need Your Help!

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It's time to reset our thinking as a community. We believe it really is time to care about Net Neutrality. It's critical that nonprofits make their voices heard in favor of Net Neutrality. Read on, or take immediate action.

It’s Time to #Showyourculture!

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Now it’s time for you to show us YOUR culture! Couple of helpful hints: We’ll check Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but Twitter is the easiest to find. Let me open by saying that I have a prize to give out, but you have to read to the bottom of the post to learn more.

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

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What actions can we, as individuals, take to help advance the empowerment of women & girls? . We can offer our time, our talent, our voice and our influence to support the goals of these organizations. We can offer our help.

The 5 Factors That Helps Predict Future Donors’ Giving


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. Image courtesy of The Fundraising Authority.

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

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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. Although it’s not always easy to admit, we don’t all have to be right about everything all the time.

Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management


Social media helps you boost traffic to your website (and your physical office!), The management of social media initiatives will help you align your people, time, budget and expenses together with your goals for successful completion of campaigns.

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

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In this blog post you will learn: How San Diego Humane Society mobilized supporters in a time of crisis. How Facebook live helped keep their audience engaged (and raise $100K). 9 tips to help your nonprofit be successful with Facebook Live video streaming.

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

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Shifting the organization’s culture is a process, and it takes time. Effective collaboration happens when teams create the time and space for learning across an organization and when it becomes ingrained into an organization’s DNA. The ideas above will help you get started on your way.

Where You Should be Spending the Most Time with Donors

NonProfit Hub

The clock is consistently and constantly ticking – 86,400 times a day, to be exact. Despite the seemingly monumental amount of seconds, there never seems to be enough time in a day. Time is a precious resource for fundraisers. So when it comes to divvying up your time among donors, it’s crucial to maximize every second and every minute. There’s nothing worse than wasting precious time on a prospect that will never be fruitful.

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

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And so when they want to make a difference, many think not just of donating their time or their money, but their networks. The most radical force for change is the same thing today that it’s always been—a person.

Ready to Respond: Real-Time Lessons in Preparedness from the Headlines and the ACLU

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During times of crisis, do you make it easy for supporters to take action? We’ve heard from experts about the importance of influencers before, but at an increasing rate we’re seeing just how crucial they can be for your cause in these time-sensitive moments.

Super Heroes and Major Milestones – Good is Taking Over, One Act of Kindness at a Time

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Value Chains of Benevolence: One of the participants in our self-help groups in Nepal started his own group for others to help them overcome challenges related to leprosy. – Jennifer Chase, Digital Marketing Specialist, effect:hope, The Leprosy Mission Canada.

How To Squeeze Social Media Into Your Day When It Isn’t A Full-Time Job

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To put this context, a gold fish has an attention span of 9 seconds! Attention span is the amount of concentrated time on a task without becoming distracted. In short, you don’t spend enough time in either mode for your brain to be effective. Photo by BirgerKing.

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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!

Definitive Timeline to Master Follow-Up with First-Time Donors

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We’ve developed the ultimate timeline to help master follow-up with first-time donors to help you cultivate relationships that stick around. First things first: follow-up with first-time donors starts by making a point to call your first-time donors as soon as possible. Donor communications expert Tom Ahern found that new donors who receive a personal thank-you within two days are four times more likely to give a second time.

Facebook: Is it Worth your Nonprofit’s Time?


How much time should your nonprofit spend engaging with their “fans” on Facebook? Staff said that Facebook helped build enthusiasm for events when people reposted the info and shared it with friends. 70% of nonprofit staff said they that Facbook helped increase their website traffic.

Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

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“ Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time – Guest Post by Peter Panepento. Eastern time, the technology provider noticed that donation forms were loading slowly or not at all, and soon many communities were unable to process donations.

What is Slacktivism and is it Even Helping?

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If your friend Sue shares an article on Twitter about helping kids in your community who are on reduced lunches, your inclination might be to ask Sue how she got connected and what you can do to help. Does it help or hurt? The post What is Slacktivism and is it Even Helping?

How Outsourcing Your Data Services Can Help Your Nonprofit


Whether it’s cost concerns, time constraints or reluctance to trust an outside party with such a critical service, it’s understandable for your organization consider all of your options before outsourcing. The post How Outsourcing Your Data Services Can Help Your Nonprofit appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. There’s often some hesitance when your non-profit considers outsourcing data services.

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

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Help your board help you. 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. When it’s time to recruit, you typically should look to individuals outside the nonprofit sector. The post Field Notes from an Executive Director: Help Your Board Help You appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

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Activities are typically group undertakings in the form of programs that help nonprofit staff acquire self-care habits and practices that address well-being, not just physical health. Some of our most popular perks include: Accrued paid time off starting at 15 days per year.

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

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Or, if your nonprofit is already a member of the GlobalGiving community, you’re eligible for a grant of up to $2,000 to help you experiment with feedback tools!) Five Ways to Help Your Nonprofit Learn from Feedback (and Earn More Funding Too!) – Guest Post by Alison Carlman.

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Nonprofit Communications: Are They Helping You Build Relationships?

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Regardless, as a nonprofiteer, you’ve probably heard many times that a nonprofit communication strategy is vital to your organization’s success. Donors need to know they are helping the organization make a difference,” Green said.

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Try Qriously for free: Real-time data for your organization!

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Last week, I had a lot of fun test-driving Qriously , a new application that replaces advertisements on smart phones with questions, creating real-time feedback about the topics you are interested in. How the question will help inform your work.

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


Social media has been all the rage for some time now. Every nonprofit out there is looking for ways to use social media as a part of their communications, engagement and fundraising strategies, but at the same time people question the ability of social media to produce measurable results.

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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

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If you have a nonprofit that helps animals, for example, this will help put you in front of people that follow other animal nonprofits. Buffer helps you schedule your Twitter content in advance. Pro Tip: Taylor Swift is really popular, pretty much at all times.

How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

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Along with measuring against impact results, it is important to look at how much time has been invested. This informative post is based on a recent webinar presented by the Ad Council provides an overview of how to understand the return on your time investment.

No time to read books?


And despite all good intentions, you never have time to read them. ReadItForMe can help. If you are like me, you likely have a pile of new business books on your desk waiting to be read. Maybe you even received a few more for Christmas. I was a little skeptical at first when I heard about the site, but then I checked out a few of the books I’ve already read just to see how good these folks are, and I talked to their founder, Steve Cunningham, and I am very very impressed.

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Autumn: A Time for Harvest and Reflection

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Do you need to do an analytics project to help you identify likely and capable prospects? There are several other metrics you can look at, but these are just some that might be helpful for your organization to reflect upon this season.