9 Automated Email Examples To Help You Cultivate Nonprofit Relationships


With email marketing automation, you can make sure that you’re cultivating relationships with your current and future supporters at the right time , every time. The post 9 Automated Email Examples To Help You Cultivate Nonprofit Relationships appeared first on Kindful.

Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

As a trainer and now adjunct professor, I’m constantly working on and honing these skills sets: assessment, instructional design, curriculum/materials development, presenting, facilitation, and evaluation. There is a lot of learn and refine in each of these areas. And that’s why I love teaching and training because it is all about the learning for both you and the participants. Here’s just a few: Instructional.


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Organizational Social Relationship Models and Strategies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I asked how she did that and she pointed me over to these simple how-to instructions ). Because I have a relationship with Maddie. It's all about the relationships. In fact, I've been yammering about the importance relationship building for years on this blog in countless posts (see below.) We've placed relationships as an outcome or result using the techniques of listening, learning, reflection, micro-planning, and adapting.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Join us and hundreds of fundraising and marketing professionals at the Washington Nonprofit Conference, a two-day event where you will exchange innovative marketing and fundraising ideas, generate insightful solutions and think creatively to help you make the relationship with your donors even stronger. We take learning and relationships seriously. You’ll leave feeling motivated and ready to change the quality of instruction in your school district or community!

When To Coach And When To Counsel

Eric Jacobson

As a coach , a manager: identifies an employees need for instruction and direction and this need is usually directly related to his or her performance or career goals. It relies on mutual, progressive goal-setting, personal feedback, and an ongoing, supportive relationship. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

Major Gift Fundraising: Improve Your Strategy with Tech

Top Nonprofits

Cultivate meaningful relationships. Here at DNL OmniMedia, our nonprofit technology consultants work with organizations every day to refine their data management strategies and update their fundraising techniques. Creating instructions for which moves need to be tracked.

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Tips for individual giving in uncertain times


Here are a few tips to help you build strong relationships with individual donors to support your cause in these uncertain times: 1. They provided menus in advance and had live mixologists and chefs instructing us how to make the dishes. Reprinted from Candid Learning.

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How to Host the Best Board Retreat Ever! Here’s Your Winning Checklist – 17 Keys to Success


They often have relationships with board members and many make frequent presentations at board meetings. This structure deepens personal relationships and allows quieter people the opportunity to share opinions that might otherwise get muted in a large group setting.

Phonathons: The Fundraiser’s Ultimate Guide & 15+ Top Tips

Double the Donation

What is your relationship to the organization running the campaign? Non-pledge close: For those calls that don’t end in success, it’s important to help close the conversation gracefully to maintain the relationship with the donor. Submission deadlines and instructions.

Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

These include a review of the year’s accomplishments and two techniques that help you focus on your goals: Peter Bregman’s theme for the year , and Chris Brogan’s “ My Three Words.” I also throughout the month of January review my work routines and systems and redesign or tweak to improve productivity. It also helps participants take risks in trying new techniques because they have the support of their peers. But, it isn’t just about learning new techniques.

8 Tips for Facilitating Nonprofit Hybrid Meetings

Beth Kanter

In hybrid meetings, power dynamics play out in typical ways – reporting relationships, employee status, privilege, etc. Consider what tools and techniques, digital or otherwise, can be used to maximize their interaction with the in-room attendees.

Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

Beth Kanter

On New Year’s Day, I heard a story on NPR about some research on instructional techniques used by many college professors – the lecture and how it is less effective in an age information abundance. If your true goal is inspire people to learn, then you need to incorporate techniques so people can process the information every ten minutes. This is important for both online and offline instructional delivery. Techniques.

Walking While Working

Beth Kanter

” It describes the benefits of walking as part of work – creativity, leadership development, and relationship building. Walking is not just for the fitness. ” So, when you really need to get something done, get away from your computer and your conference room, and go for a long walk. The benefits of walking to “clear your brain” or build relationships is not a new leadership technique.

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Why Movement Is the Killer Learning App for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

As a trainer and facilitator who works with nonprofit organizations and staffers, you have to be obsessed with learning theory to design and deliver effective instruction, have productive meetings, or embark on your own self-directed learning path. The lab does research on the relationship between physical fitness and cognitive function. Here are some techniques you can incorporate into your training and staff meetings that will help with learning and retention.

How To Incorporate More Movement Into Your Nonprofit Training

Beth Kanter

I also love sharing techniques and tips with other trainers and often do “train the trainers” sessions as part of my practice. Good instructional design and delivery engages people’s brains, eyes, ears, and bodies. People pay attention more, they learn something, they retain it better, and there is a better chance of them applying what they learned. The lab does research on the relationship between physical fitness and cognitive function.

Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

These include a review of the year’s accomplishments and focus setting: Peter Bregman’s theme for the year , and Chris Brogan’s “ My Three Words .” This year, I’m adding a technique from Gretchen Rubin, author of the Happiness Project to establish and track good habits on a monthly basis. Happy New Year ! I had a wonderful break – filled with fun, family, walking, hiking, reading, quiet, and reflection. How about you?

How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve been exploring how to integrate social media into instruction at face-to-face workshops and as well as webinars. The concept of before, during, and after is an important way to plot out your instruction, getting a good understanding of the audience, and modeling. Networked Nonprofits know how to listen, engage, and build relationships on Facebook that allow them to reach their goals. Networked Nonprofits practice deep engagement techniques on Facebook.

Healthy and Productive Meetings: Free Guidestar Webinar on Feb. 12th

Beth Kanter

” It describes the benefits of walking as part of work — creativity, leadership development, and relationship building. The benefits of walking to “clear your brain” or build relationships is not a new leadership technique. As a trainer, I have incorporated movement breaks and moving around into instruction because this helps wake up peoples’ brains. It can also help to build relationships. Flickr Photo by Lynn Friedman.

Using Peer Learning Strategies To Build A Network

Beth Kanter

Advocates have more partners or better partners, more or better relationships with reporters, and more or better policymaker relationships. intense days of meetings. The design incorporate many interactive learning techniques to ensure that participants were actively learning and sharing, and not falling asleep! The other skill building session was a session on working SMARTer on social channels – What are the time saving techniques?

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for 300 People

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve constantly stretching myself to learn new techniques that help nonprofits embrace and effectively put social media strategies and tools into practice as well as address the change management issues of becoming a Networked Nonprofit. I’ve using the technique to deliver conversational keynotes at conferences. Real-Time networked learning is incorporating social media into your instruction – before, during, and after. Colorado Project.

WeAreMedia: Help Us Crowdsource A Hollywood Ending

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When we started this project, there were only a handful of instructional resources geared for nonprofits on how to use social media strategically. Deep Engagement and Social Content Strategies : Ongoing deep engagement and building relationships is the heart and soul of social media success. What are some tips and techniques?

Reflections from Arts Leaders Workshop: Resilient Leaders from the Inside/Out

Beth Kanter

Relationships, feelings and personal security are important to Amiable Style people. They are often seen by others as highly efficient and not concerned about relationships or feelings. My inspiration for the instructional design was learning that there was a game show in the 1980s called “ The Body Language Game.” We did a little role play showing good listening techniques and bad listening techniques.

Adventures in Participatory Audience Engagement at the Henry Art Gallery

Museum 2.0

The guiding principle is uncovering relationships between the works of art themselves rather than explicating information or theoretical concepts. Stringing Connections , in which visitors could describe relationships between works in the exhibition and make them visible by tying pieces of yarn between them on a large map of the gallery. All of these were designed intentionally to support the exhibition goals around multi-vocality, surprise, and relationships among artworks.

Lean Impact Series: 10 Changemakers Using Lean Startup Methods For Greater Social Impact

Beth Kanter

The ideas and techniques in Lean Start Up movement also work for nonprofits and what some are calling “ Lean Impact.” By selling and bringing soup, Not For Sale develops relationships with the women. Nonprofit-Share is making it easy for social sector professionals to find each other, learn from one another, form mutually beneficial relationships and come together to better serve local communities and build a more effective nonprofit sector.

Museums, Church, and Doable Evangelism

Museum 2.0

The show coupled an uncomfortable ex-evangelical sharing deceitful techniques he had engaged in with a minister named Jim Henderson talking about " doable evangelism ," a practice that doesn't rely on what he deemed "acting like jerks." He suggested that those events are not effective in creating Christians in a meaningful way--the statistics of conversion and continued involvement are abysmal--and that Jesus' instruction to "make disciples" requires much more than making "converts."

What's Your Content Gathering and Filtering Workflow?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He was very kind enough to send me the instructions which I am posting for myself in case I need them again. Metaphorming is not just about metaphors -- it is the ability to connect the unconnected to see new relationships. It involves all our ways of analyzing the meaning of the connections we make -- analogy, symbol, story, pun, visualizing, and other techniques for connecting one thing to other things.

10 Best Practices for Planning Successful Crowd Funding or Giving Day Campaigns

Beth Kanter

The next day, I facilitated a workshop on Best Practices for Crowd Funding that blended traditional instruction with innovation lab facilitation techniques. This post shares the content and I’ll share a post about the instructional design in a second post. When nonprofits marry tried-and-true fundraising techniques with social media and online networks, they are able to tap into the power of crowd funding.

Why Are So Many Participatory Experiences Focused on Teens?

Museum 2.0

Teens are perceived as an audience that is particularly disaffected and hard to reach, and institutions are continually seeking new techniques that might connect them to core content experiences. The challenge of engaging disaffected visitors is not teen-specific, and the potential for participatory techniques to address this challenge need not be limited to this audience.

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Web Video for Social Benefit Sector: Some learnings.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

His list of benefits include: Video is a powerful storytelling medium and has the potential to engage people and build relationship, particularly if using some of the video/social networking sites. May need to get some technical instructions on how to convert the file formats or use a service like hipcast. They make it somewhat difficult to incorporate storytelling techniques. The newswires were filled with stories about Google/YouTube Marriage yesterday.

Reflections on the Meyer Memorial Trust Workshop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What I'm after are ways to tweak the design to improve learning and to improve instructional practice. I also didn't focus on some of the techniques I learned from She's So Geeky speaker training - the eye contact and the verb. The nature of your contact with your network or friends and how you build it - transactional versus relationship building? I'm happy that my new laptop has an extended battery life so I am writing some reflections on the plane en route to Boston.

10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Personal learning and reflection on and about your instructional topic. Research to incorporate in instructional materials. Or suppose you were leading a program to educate young people about violent behavior in dating relationships. Tagging and social bookmarking can be useful techniques to easily share your information resources with colleagues or co-workers. Next week I'm doing a Webinar for Extension Professionals , a remix of 10 Steps to Association 2.0

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Becoming Generous Thieves: Notes from the Museums in Conversation Keynote

Museum 2.0

Greed, because creative greediness motivates us to hunt down and steal the best design techniques the world has to offer, and generosity, because giving those great ideas and applications away is the only way to change the larger cultural landscape. There are people using the social Web to organize protests, discuss deep issues, and build lasting relationships. On Monday, I gave the keynote at the Museums in Conversation conference in Tarrytown, NY.