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. Leaders work with those specialists to measure how well the mission is being accomplished. The board oversees it all, holding the nonprofit’s mission and vision in trust and making sure more people know about it.

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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. Dad, you’re the best!). I got a lot of good feedback on my recent post about donation form abandonment. So, I figured I’d take this subject a step further rather than, well, abandoning it.

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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. While the funds have been around for decades, the 1990s ushered in an increasing interest in DAFs as financial planning and planned giving tools.

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Want to Co-Create an Exhibition on a Hot Issue? Introducing the Community Issue Exhibition Toolkit

Museum 2.0

We partnered with foster youth, former foster youth, artists, and community advocates to create an exhibition that used art to spark action on issues facing foster youth. There were trust issues. It taught me that exhibitions can make a real and measurable difference in how a community tackles its biggest issues. Since that first project, we've made a commitment to create a "community issue exhibition" every other year at the MAH.

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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).

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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!

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Get Your Winter Issue of npENGAGE Magazine Today!

Connection Cafe

The latest winter issue is chock-full of ideas to get your organization on the right track for 2015. Read the full issue and download your FREE calendar! Raise your hand if you made a resolution this year. Okay, pretty impressive! Now put your hand down if you’ve already broken that resolution. Mhm, thought so.

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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. The common question I’ve heard over the years is this: “How do I get donors to realize the importance of paying for what are considered overhead costs?”

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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. The “Bring Your Own Device,” or BYOD, trend is expected to gain steam in 2014, which presents nonprofits with an all new security issues moving forward. The post 4 Security Issues The Cloud Can Help Alleviate appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

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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.

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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

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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.

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

AFP Blog

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

4 Critical Internet Privacy Issues & How to Protect Yourself From Them

Find the free stuff

The post 4 Critical Internet Privacy Issues & How to Protect Yourself From Them appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Online privacy has become a much-discussed topic by cyber experts, media, businesses, as well as governments over recent years. The truth is, your privacy is constantly being tested each moment you spend enjoying the countless conveniences the internet offers. And a privacy breach could not only involve an unpleasant intrusion into your personal life but.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute will feature nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. As policy changes unfold at the federal, state and local levels, the communities and issues we care about as corporate social responsibility professionals inevitably face uncertainty. It's finally here!

Prioritize Your Fundraising Efforts with the New Spring Issue of npENGAGE Magazine

Connection Cafe

In the brand new spring issue , Steve MacLaughlin starts you off with an overview of the sector’s fundraising performance over the past year in Charitable Giving Continued to Grow in 201 6. Fundraisers know the importance of a single moment. Every moment you hold your donors’ attention is vital to building their engagement and support of your cause.

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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

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?

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

Many organizations work with sensitive issues and vulnerable clients. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact.

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].

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What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

EveryAction

This year's report addressed issues such as email list growth and churn, the rise of monthly giving, and the impact of social media's peer-to-peer fundraising for nonprofits. Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector. If you haven't yet had time to dig into the full report, here are some of the top highlights that we think are important for nonprofits to know: 1.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

They provide national leadership on key issues that affect Latino participation in our political process, including immigration and naturalization, voting rights, election reform, the Census and the appointment of qualified Latinos to top executive and judicial positions. Their work focuses on building a pipeline meant to serve and empower our community, consisting of three parts: civic engagement, issue advocacy, and leadership development.

Secret to Getting Boards to Address Critical Issues

Wild Apricot

Here's an overview of a new article in our Hub that explains the importance of providing skills and tools for volunteer leaders to ensure that meetings address critical issues and move your mission forward. membership leadership

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

EveryAction

The platform features tools like click-to-call advocacy, email message delivery, and social advocacy , empowering nonprofit supporters to take action on issues they care about. #5. We ensure fast, expert answers for your "how to" questions and technical issues. #14. Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

EveryAction

While it’s important to follow standard best practices, engagement rates depend highly on the preferences of one’s audience, which can vary greatly between nonprofits who serve a diverse array of communities and issues. There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits.

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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.

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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. The first step in starting to measure your impact is to identify the major outcomes that you want to examine. In order to be successful in this step you will need full management support and a dedicated key project lead for your team.

Issue 128

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."

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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.

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Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

EveryAction

Censored musicians, rappers, and record producers began to push back and create a movement to organize young people who would care about this issue. One of the largest hurdles they found was the gap between youth who were passionate about the issue and youth who were voters. Here came the idea that if we want to have an impact on the issues we care about, such as censorship, we need to build the political power of young people.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

EveryAction

These are six of the biggest issues that development staff should be keeping an eye on this Halloween, and how to overcome them. This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about. As the End-of-Year fundraising season approaches and strategic planning for 2019 looms, technological advances, donor demographic shifts and nonprofit workloads all pose challenges for nonprofit fundraising professionals.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

EveryAction

Whether your mission is issue-specific or broader in scope, use this data to determine the type of content Susan is most likely to read, click on, or otherwise engage with. Donor software with credit card updater integration allows you to send automatic messages to folks like Susan so that you’re staying on top of the issue without having to chase down donors - not to mention, it keeps those sustaining gifts coming in and saves you a ton of time.

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5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

EveryAction

Donors expect it Many donors support multiple organizations pertaining to the various issues that they care about. Annual giving campaigns, sometimes referred to as “cornerstone campaigns,” form the backbone of many nonprofit fundraising programs for good reason; they provide a structure for the yearly schedule and a reliable and predictable source of income, making life easier for Development staff at all levels.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, Holly Ross at NTEN , mentioned that a common question she gets after talking about Social Media with nonprofits is from organizations that work with students or young people and are concerned about liability issues surrounding what students who “like&# their page may post on their page, or on their own walls.

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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.". In the current issue you'll find: " Feature: 6 Guiding Principles for Campaign Coalitions ," by Tom Novick, Michael O'Loughlin, and Jonathan Benton, M+R Strategic Services. "Collaboration" is a word that comes up quite a bit in discussions about nonprofit strategies and nonprofit capacity.

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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. While attending a meeting of association finance and administration professionals (not ASAE) last month, I eavesdropped on a discussion about using social media for employee recruitment (I was there to talk about insurance). I sat quietly for as long as I could (about 15 minutes) and asked politely to join the conversation.

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Picture Perfect: How to Remedy the Most Common WordPress Image Issues

Byte Technology

And although the program comes with some truly nifty tools for managing and editing images it’s not always intuitive when in comes to tweaking definition, size, cropping and the like, and uploading images onto pages comes with inevitable technical issues. On that subject, when importing a external image into WordPress there are sometimes issues to overcome, especially if you’re migrating your site to the WordPress platform and certain photos are still aimed at the older location.

The Biggest Digital Fundraising Trends of 2018 (And How To Use Them This Year)

EveryAction

When a particular issue, location, or event is catapulted to national news, nonprofits in 2018 found themselves scrambling to take full advantage of the sudden increase in attention, with some organizations finding more success than others. Rapid technological developments over the past few years have left many nonprofit professionals scrambling to stay up-to-date with the newest tools and techniques without wasting time and money on passing fads.

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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.

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GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

EveryAction

For nonprofits which engage in advocacy around civic engagement or political issues, voter registration drives are a great tool for activating your volunteer base, deepening relationships within your community, and increasing local democratic participation.

Our EveryAction Hero: Texas Watch

EveryAction

With the Texas legislative session currently in progress, I called Tara Lee, Development Director of Texas Watch to talk about current policy issues and how they work to bridge the divide between their community and the political process. Our core issues are fighting for safety, justice, and accountability. The way we shape our campaigns is by looking at what safety issues and concerns the local community have brought up.

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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? The issues weighed in at one pound, eight ounces each. The media immediately framed the issue as a corporate CEO verses two premature infants.

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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. One of our meeting spots was at a picnic bench by the ocean (how cool is that?), where I took these photos.

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