Why Data Informed VS Data Driven?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the questions I was asked, ”Why Data Informed? ” Being data-informed is something very different from a data-driven culture. The term “data-driven” has been used to describe organizations that rely solely on cold hard data to make decisions.

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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. Artificial Intelligence is, at its heart, enabling machines to process information and learn.

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The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve been curating resources and teaching workshops on the topic of information coping skills for a couple of years. This was in the era before Facebook and there was far less information available compared today. (My To encourage consumption of local information.

Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: Data-Informed Fundraising!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Maybe for larger organizations, but for smaller nonprofits there will be more professional development opportunities for nonprofit fundraisers will include data analysis skills and tips for getting started. We may need to start wearing these here!

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. This information was included in annual reports, presented at Board Meetings, shared with employees or even at monthly departmental meetings.

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How An Informal Nonprofit Employee Champion Program Can Benefit A One-Person Communications Dept.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He created an informal employee champion program. He launched the informal employee champions program with a fellow interning at his agency. ” Have you stopped one-person social media shop for your nonprofit organization by implementing an employee champion program?

How to Monitor Your Organization Online

SocialFish

It’s not always pleasant to hear what your partners and competitors are saying about your organization online. Try some of the tips and services below to ensure you can keep tabs on your organization in a way that’s beneficial and not distracting, without going over budget.

Money for Good Study: Sharing Information About Your Org’s Results Can Attract More Donors

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The findings suggest that if nonprofits are more transparent in sharing information about their results online that they could attract more donors. After financial information, individual donors want information about how nonprofits are getting their results. (See above).

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7 Ethical Dilemmas Facing Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

Let’s take back the trust that good organizations deserve by brushing up on the top ethical dilemmas facing the sector. Only keep the information that is necessary for your donors. Be aware of situations where somebody has more at stake than the best intentions of the organization.

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.

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.

#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. Designing Your Culture for Technology Success – Alan Levine, Art Consultant with Baker & Scott and former CIO of the Kennedy Center to share practical tips for how your organization can rally around your technology, adopt methods of collaboration and stay ahead of the curve.

Twitter Community Organizing Rules for Non Profits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I love when I discovered folks who are community organizers and successfully transfer what they know about community organizing offline to the online world. As a community organizer, Twitter makes a lot of sense. Guest Post community organizing twitter

Encouraging Grantmakers to Spread Technology Information

Idealware

The nonprofit sector is very diffuse, but most organizations are funded by some foundation. In turn, the foundation sector is somewhat more connected (through national and state grant making organizations). Thus, if information passed to foundations would generally find its way to nonprofits, we could dramatically increase the amount of information and resources that nonprofits have at their disposal.

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One Cost Your Organization Can’t Afford to Cut

Connection Cafe

More often than not, nonprofit organizations are tasked with doing more with less. 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. This will help them retain the information as well. Tight budget, big plans—you’ve been there.

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How and When Should Your Nonprofit Organization Invest in Mobile

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit organizations are under the gun to keep up with current technology. However, many organizations are working with very limited financial resources, particularly when it comes to technology. But how does an organization decide if it is time to move to a responsive design site?

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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Data Digest: Introducing the Information Chef

Tech Soup Blog

I'm Steve, a data scientist working with the team at TechSoup and I'm starting a biweekly conversation about how we can all use data and information to drive smarter decisions. A Recipe for Information Success. That's why I call myself the Information Chef.

How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are significant benefits to both the organization and the leaders themselves by building a thought leadership profile on social. Your logo alone is not enough to build trust for your organization’s brand, it requires a human face to humanize the brand.

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

Amy Sample Ward

I had so much fun, in fact, that I shared screen shots and some thoughts around the way organizations could put a tool like this to use. (If I contacted the Qriously team to thank them for access, and to ask if there was a way I could get a few more organizations connected to give it a try.

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Need a Quick Mobile Win for Your Organization?

Connection Cafe

The commercial sector has led the charge, and will continue to push the envelope on more personalized email communication , but nonprofit organizations have historically lagged behind their for-profit counterparts. Key information & CTA in the upper left of the email.

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6 Ways to Keep Your Organization Secure

Tech Soup Blog

Like most nonprofits, your organization likely deals with a lot of data: donor contacts, details about the clients you serve, and data collected in the field. The right combination of security tools can help your organization stay locked down without getting in the way of your other tasks.

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Growing Bigger, Staying Collaborative - 5 Tools for Building Non-Bureaucratic Organizations

Museum 2.0

One of my organization's core values is radical collaboration. So this year, we worked hard to build new tools to strengthen our commitment to radical collaboration--within the context of our larger, more mature organization.

3 Ways to Embrace Change and Shake the Status Quo at Your Organization

Connection Cafe

Your nonprofit’s mission is likely the same as it was when your organization began; to make an impact and to effect change, whether locally, nationally or globally. So what’s holding your organization back from making internal changes? .

Being a social organization means being trustworthy.

SocialFish

Jamie Notter and I explain how organizations can become more TRUSTWORTHY in our book, Humanize: How People-centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. Trustworthy organizations embrace a culture of strategic transparency. How trustworthy is your organization?

The Cost of Out of Date Donor Information

NTEN

It might not be the most exciting topic to think about, but consider this: how your constituents react to your organization is a result of how they perceive you. Kim Kupferman. Director of Professional Services. Heller Consulting. If your communications with your constituents are in any way inaccurate, that is what they remember. Not your message. Having clean and accurate data doesn't just leave a good impression, it allows your mission and message to come through loud and clear.

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Guest Post: Infusing “Social” into Social Justice Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Infusing Social Into Social Justice Organizations – Guest Post by Daniel Jae-Won Lee, Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation.

Engage, Inform, Recruit: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media to Recruit Donors and Volunteers

NTEN

Engagement Marketing, when done well, can become the single best source of new members, volunteers, or donors for any nonprofit organization. Great content and experiences make people feel connected to an organization, and when these connections happen on places like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, one-to-one conversations turn into socially visible endorsements for an association or nonprofit. Alec Stern. Founding Team, Vice President of Strategic Market Development.

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Insta-what? Pin it where? Why should arts and cultural organizations use Instagram and Pintrest?

Connection Cafe

I was having a conversation the other day about the ways in which Pintrest and Instagram can be used at nonprofit organizations. They provide a way to share, instantly and on a large scale, insight into what is going on at your organization.

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International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While the primary goal is for students to learn about strategic use of networks and social media for international organizations, I will also be covering some practical career skills such as effective networking and self-directed professional learning (also called “Social Learning”).

The Best Online Safety Resources for YOUR Organization

Tech Soup Blog

Luckily, there are some great Internet safety resources that are specific for healthcare organizations , libraries , seniors , kids , and small offices (like the ones that most nonprofits have). Online Security for Kids (and the Organizations Serving Them).

Organizations: Learn to Connect the Dots

Frogloop

A new study of 244 nonprofit participants by Avectra and NTEN show that nonprofit organizations are either tracking a lot of engagement metrics ranging from email open rates to activity on Facebook or don’t do it all. 88% of organizations track email open rates.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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!

Engage, Inform, Recruit: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media to Recruit Donors and Volunteers

NTEN

Engagement Marketing, when done well, can become the single best source of new members, volunteers, or donors for any nonprofit organization. Great content and experiences make people feel connected to an organization, and when these connections happen on places like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, one-to-one conversations turn into socially visible endorsements for an association or nonprofit. Alec Stern. Founding Team, Vice President of Strategic Market Development.

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Defining Knowledge Management for Your Organization

Idealware

There was no need to ensure that anyone else could use Idealware’s growing base of knowledge because I was the entire organization. Together, we’ve built a huge body of information that we need to be able to use quickly and easily to create even more great resources.

Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the principles is to listen, learn, and adapt and stay informed. Organizations need to think about what motivates supporters to do something that moves the needle on their outcomes. What is your organization doing to learn and adapt its strategy to the new changes?

Member Communications & Information Overload - Finding Balance

Wild Apricot Blog

How does an organization find a balance? Since many membership and non-profit organizations may be asking themselves these very questions in terms of their member communications, we offered some ideas on how you can begin to answer these questions.( One of our readers asked some great questions in a comment to a recent post about getting started with social media: What will people find interesting and useful? Will they find excessive messaging annoying?

3 Reasons Salesforce Makes Your Nonprofit More Organized

TechImpact

Salesforce is a cloud based CRM that allows your nonprofit to become more organized and efficient. What’s great about Salesforce is its ability to organize everything in your nonprofit. Salesforce will allow you to record and organize every interaction ever made with a constituent.

Voto Latino Keeps New Yorkers Informed About Their Health Care Options

Mobile Commons

When circumstances change quickly, SMS can keep people informed. Voto Latino sent a text broadcast to their New York member base to inform them that they didn’t have to rely on Healthcare.gov. How Voto Latino’s Example Can Help Your Organization.

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The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation: Build Staff Expertise and Reduce Information Overload

NTEN

By Beth Kanter, Author of Beth's Blog Content curation is the process of sifting through information on the web and organizing, filtering and making sense of it and sharing the very best content with your network. It isn’t mindless consumption of online information.