Philanthropy Is a Leadership Issue

Connection Cafe

Philanthropy is a leadership issue. One of the things I love most about fundraising is that it is completely dependent on leadership. In an ideal world. Leaders cast vision that grabs the attention of donors. Donors fund work that allows nonprofits to employ specialists.

Issue 207

Abandonment Issues, Part II

Connection Cafe

Using the same basic principles, you can capture the text of the error messages to see where people are running into technical issues in the donation process. If people are having technical issues you may be able to pinpoint the problem. *No relation to the recent holiday.

Issue 151

Donor-Advised Funds: Philanthropy’s Hot-Button Issue

Connection Cafe

As assets in DAFs continue to grow, so will the scrutiny—fundraisers are well-advised to stay tuned into philanthropy’s latest hot-button issue. Donor-advised funds (DAFs) have become one of the hottest tools in philanthropy over the last few years.

Fund 200

The Issue with Nonprofit Overhead and How to Change the Conversation

Connection Cafe

But this creates issues for nonprofits. I remember an article from a while back in the Chronicle of Philanthropy titled ‘Overhead Costs Pose Dilemma for Charities’ It highlighted the issue of nonprofit overhead costs vs programmatic or mission costs.

Issue 219

4 Security Issues The Cloud Can Help Alleviate

TechImpact

Here is a list of security issues your nonprofit, and a nonprofit just like yours, are likely facing, and ways a cloud can help to alleviate those very problems according to John Simcock of eduserv. Image courtesy of Cloud Computing Topics.

Issue 156

Opt-in a bigger issue than the Fundraising Preference Service, says Etherington

AFP Blog

Opt-in a bigger issue than the Fundraising Preference Service, says Etherington : "EU rules which will require donors to opt in to fundraising communications are “a bigger issue” for charities than the Fundraising Preference Service, Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, has said in an interview published today.

Issue 100

Issues with Crowdsourced Data Part 2

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A recent guest guest Beneblog explains why we believe a correlation found between SMS text messages and building damage by researchers was not useful. Some of the questions we received made us realize we need to be clearer about why this is important. Why did we bother analyzing this claim? Why does it matter? Thanks to Patrick Ball, Jeff Klinger and Kristian Lum for contributing this material (and making it much clearer).

Issue 100

JVIB 2012 Special Issue on Technology: Today's Game Changer

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I'm very excited to be a guest editor with the awesome Donna McNear on next year's special technology issue of the Journal of Vision Impairment and Blindness. JVIB is the peer-reviewed journal of record in the field of vision loss, and a past tech issue in 2003 featured my article, In the Palm of Your Hand, a vision of what mobile devices would mean for blind people in the future (a future that has already happened, of course!). Help us make this a terrific issue!

Issue 120

Surviving Browser Compatibility Issues

Idealware

If you thought browser compatibility issues were on their way out, think again. As more organizations realize the cost savings of using a web application over a traditional desktop application, and more and more software becomes packaged as software as a service, some of the same issues that plagued desktop apps have come back to haunt in the Web world. On the other hand, as we demand more and more from web applications, arcane browser version issues now surface.

Issue 47

Online Security A Major Issue For Fundraisers - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

AFP Blog

Online Security A Major Issue For Fundraisers - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "Cyber security has become a leading cause for concern among managers at nonprofit organizations. Some 81 percent of 470 respondents ranked cyber security as among the top 10 risks in their organization, including 24 percent of those surveyed who ranked it in the top three." 'via via Blog this

Issue 100

The 14th issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Fundraising in the Digital Age" | NTEN

AFP Blog

The 14th issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Fundraising in the Digital Age" | NTEN : he 14th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, and this quarter is all about fundraising. This issue is packed with actionable ideas, inspiring interviews, and tips that your organization can use to get ready for the end of the year, if not sooner

Issue 100

Microsoft Issues Critical IE Patch

Robert Weiner

Microsoft issued a critical patch for Internet Explorer today, described as protection against a “remote code execution&# vulnerability. Microsoft usually issues security patches on the 2nd Tuesday of the month ( Patch Tuesday ), so this must be serious. If your computer is set up for automatic updates, you should get the patch, well, automatically. You should also be able to run Windows Update (under Tools in IE). Or you can get the patch from [link].

Issue 100

Microsoft to Issue Blanket License to NGOs - PCWorld Business Center

AFP Blog

Microsoft to Issue Blanket License to NGOs - PCWorld Business Center: "Microsoft will issue a blanket software license to nonprofit groups and journalist groups outside the U.S. after the New York Times reported that Russian police have used software copyright raids to seize computers of activist groups

Twitter experiences connectivity issues on Inauguration Day — Tech News and Analysis

AFP Blog

Twitter experiences connectivity issues on Inauguration Day — Tech News and Analysis

Measuring Impact: Feature Article from the Latest Issue of NTEN:Change

Amy Sample Ward

[Note: The following is an excerpt of an article in the December 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Read the complete article, "From Outcomes to Impact," by subscribing to the journal for free! ]. By Julie Macalik, with Greenlights for Nonprofit Success.

Issue 130

For-profit or nonprofit: what's the issue?

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I frequently get asked by folks I know in the for-profit tech sector (where I come from), why we don't focus on making money. The team at Benetech seems very strong, and it seems clear we could go off and find a way to make big money. I agree. But, that's not Benetech. We chose a nonprofit form to do those things we were sure the for-profit world wouldn't do. Or, if they did, they would keep focusing on those "applications with commercial potential."

Issue 100

Facebook, Nonprofits, and Youth Programs: Safety and Privacy Issues

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Issue 90

Who Rules Social Media? A Look At Social Media Impact By Nonprofit Issues

AFP Blog

A Look At Social Media Impact By Nonprofit IssuesWho Rules Social Media?

Issue 100

Issue 8 of NTEN:Change: The "Collaboration" Issue

NTEN

This issue of NTEN:Change takes a look at the various aspects of collaboration that nonprofit leaders should consider: benefits, tools, examples, pitfalls, and organizational "readiness.".

Issue 49

Zaw Thet: The Global Good Challenge -- Engaging New Networks of Supporters on Global Issues

AFP Blog

Zaw Thet: The Global Good Challenge -- Engaging New Networks of Supporters on Global Issues : These accelerating trends are fascinating in and of themselves, but in the context of empowering modern philanthropy, engagement is a game-changer. By meeting people on their devices, we can foster positive change. With a new cross-sector approach, we are able to apply the best practices from multiple disciplines, maximizing our ability to realize the promise of social media for social good.

Global 100

RFPs: 3 Lessons for Organizations Issuing Them

Frogloop

Here’s what I’ve learned so far about issuing successful RFPs. This causes more angst than any other aspect of issuing RFPs.

Issue 56

Issue Fatigue: What's the Cure?

Have Fun - Do Good

Jill Finlayson and Hildy Gottlieb's post last week on Social Edge , Issue Fatigue: Fighting for Attention and Funds in an Aware World has stirred up conversations about the sustainability of friendraising and fundraising in these over-networked times. fatigue issue compassion nonprofit

Issue 53

AOL tries to discuss a difficult issue

ASU Lodestar Center

Armstrong raised an important issue that would affect the business, and as the leader of the corporation…that’s his job. Could he have raised the issue in a way and at a time when the message might have been better received? Did he have the right…the obligation to raise the issue?

Issue 52

Clouding the Issue? Facts and Myths About Cloud Computing : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Clouding the Issue? Facts and Myths About Cloud Computing : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success : Everyone’s talking about it, and some have even started using it — cloud computingOpens in a new window is the current “big thing” in the technology world. But guess what? Cloud computing isn’t new, and it’s not particularly clever either.

Issue 100

It’s a Personnel Issue! – NLRB and Social Media

SocialFish

You have the opportunity to know what’s going on and address the issue(s) before it festers and erupts.

Issue 65

What environmental issues are close to your heart?

Have Fun - Do Good

What environmental issues are close to your heart? I've cut and pasted the list of environmental issues from Wikipedia below. Last week, I went on a rejuvenating retreat with the folks at Upwell , a nonprofit PR firm with one client — the ocean.

Issue 55

The 12th Issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Outcomes & Impact"

NTEN

That’s why we’ve focused this entire issue on nonprofit impact. The true test of any nonprofit is to demonstrate impact. But the first test is to set up a way to measure it. Every nonprofit aims to have impact, but few have the systems in place to calculate little more than outputs.

The 16th issue of NTEN: Change is here: Cultivating Leadership

NTEN

The 16th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, focusing on the Best of 2014: Cultivating Leadership. We launched the first issue of 2014 by planting the seed: How can nonprofits remain competitive, innovative, and responsive to the changing external environment?

Issue 49

How Do You Deal With IT Issues When Your Staff Works From Home?

Idealware

I’m by no means an IT expert, but I have had to figure out a system for dealing with these issues on a shoestring budget while juggling my other responsibilities. Let’s start with the trickiest issue. This option works well for most issues, but sometimes the shared screen can be hard to see. These sorts of tools usually require you to pay for an account, but a free trial can get the job done for those rare, one-off issues.

Issue 49

The 17th Issue of NTEN: Change is out - "Digital Inclusion and Technical Divides"

NTEN

I can be sure of one thing: this issue is going to surprise you. The 17th issue of NTEN: Change covers a range of perspectives from those at the forefront of bridging the digital divide: schools, libraries, city governments, and nonprofit organizations. Access the March 2015 issue!

Issue 68

NetCentric Advocacy: Celebrities have favorite issues. (Govcom issue map crawling looktothestars.org)

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Worth a look: Social Data in images | Main | Communicaiton Coordination in the middle of Choas » January 08, 2008 Celebrities have favorite issues. Govcom issue map crawling looktothestars.org) I love to see these information maps presenting unique windows on large sets of data. Govcom issue map crawling looktothestars.org) : Comments Celebrities have favorite issues.

Issue 40

The 15th issue of NTEN: Change is here: Advocacy and Visual Communications

NTEN

The 15th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, focusing on Advocacy and Visual Communications: How to Rise Above the Noise. >>Read the September 2014 issue!

Issue 68

Second Life: Issue Awareness Raising Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, here we have three different approaches to raising awareness about issues in virtual worlds by activists? It's been crazy busy last week and this week too. I'm so behind!

Your “Top 10 Nonprofit Technology Issues” List

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

NP Times Technobuzz today mentioned a list of Top 10 Nonprofit Technology issues released by Randy Johnston from K2 Enterprises : Lack of consistent, firm-wide procedures. Compliance issues. These issues sound familiar to you? As an IT director, I’ve had to deal with all these issues except oddly enough “improper use of scanners&#. Also, what are “compliance issues&# ? Are you seeing these issues at nonprofits that you help with?

Issue 40

Carnival of Feminists, Issue 3

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of my posts has been included in Sour Duck's The Carnival of Feminists, Issue. It's a long issue, but full of excellent writing. Thank you! My post is included in a sub-section called "Geek Women Rule, OK?" " There is a post by Burningbird called ??? Beauty is Only Geek Deep.??? Here's how my submission is introduced: A call to all geeks: start new memes! Ones that destroy myths that split women into ???types.??? types.??? Annalee Newitz says geek networking???among

Issue 50

How To Expose The Real Issues That Underlie Paradoxes In Modern Organizations

Eric Jacobsen Blog

These perplexing, recurring issues are familiar to anyone in a leadership role today, including: How do I balance my functional or business unit goals with the needs of my peers and the whole company?

Issue 65

Civil discourse and ownership issues in online communities

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Issue 64

Nonprofit Technology News for April 2014 - The Green Issue

Tech Soup Blog

The 2007 winner of the Nobel Peace prize, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just issued its fifth report on what the science tells us about how fast human created global warming is affecting the biosphere. This is our earth month edition of nonprofit technology news.

Issue 46

The 14th issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Fundraising in the Digital Age"

NTEN

The 14th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, and this quarter is all about fundraising. This issue is packed with actionable ideas, inspiring interviews, and tips that your organization can use to get ready for the end of the year, if not sooner! >>Read

Issue 64

Data-Driven Nonprofits: Issue 7 of NTEN:Change is Live!

NTEN

Whether you call it "data-driven", "data-informed", "evidence-based", or something else, making smarter decisions and strategies for your organization is something every nonprofit leader strives for—and what the latest issue of NTEN:Change is all about.

Issue 53