Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: At last year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I was lucky enough to join a “birds of a feather” lunch table. The topic was bullet journaling and the table host was nonprofit tech colleague Ma’ayan Alexander. I have found this productivity very useful in my own work and Ma’ayan was kind enough to write up this guest post for nonprofit professionals. . What is the Bullet Journal System?

A Simple Practice to Shift from Scarcity to Abundance: One-Sentence Journal

Beth Kanter

The November Nonprofit Blog Carnival theme is how can nonprofits move from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset. I want to keep a one-sentence journal, a technique developed by habit change guru Gretchen Rubin. The thought of writing a personal journal was daunting to me, so the idea of writing one sentence a day was very appealing. What tiny habits have you started that make you happier and healthier at your nonprofit work? Happy Healthy Nonprofit

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New Technology Developed to Amplify Community Voices for the Media

Non Profit Quarterly

The Local Voices Network (LVN), developed by the nonprofit Cortico in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab , is bringing people together to share their perspectives with each other and with a small electronic “digital hearth” that records their every word. Cortico’s “digital hearth”.

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The Change Journal's 10th Issue is Out: It's a Mobile World

NTEN

What does this mean for nonprofit advocacy, communications, engagement, donations, program delivery, site design and system infrastructure? This issue of NTEN:Change provides statistics you should probably know about your supporters and constituents, strategies that might need to incorporate mobile technology considerations, tips, stories, and insights from nonprofit professionals and technology experts. In case you hadn’t heard, it’s a Mobile World.

Call for Submissions: Contribute to the NTEN Blog, e-Newsletter, and Journal

NTEN

Flickr: LexnGer In case you hadn't noticed, NTEN is a community of nonprofit and technology professionals sharing information about using technology effectively for nonprofit work. NTEN:Change : our quarterly digital journal, designed for non-technical nonprofit leaders. Give step-by-step guidance to help nonprofit staff translate good ideas into action. be heard Community nonprofit best practices nptech nten community nten publications

Google Fiber - San Antonio Business Journal

AFP Blog

Google Fiber - San Antonio Business Journal : "As Google Fiber Inc., the tech company is seeking local nonprofits for a new partnership program in nearly all those metro areas." 'via a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. NASDAQ: GOOG), has contractors building new internet networks in several cities across the U.S., via Blog this

The Mobilisation Journal: A Way To Spread Learning About Social Change Movements Innovative Use of Technology

Beth Kanter

The Greenpeace Mobilization Lab has a project proposal idea for a “ Mobilization Journal ” as part of the Knight News Challenge. This is an example of a nonprofit organization that has invested in building an internal learning and innovation network that will lead to improved results for Greenpeace’s environmental mission. This journal provides a way to strengthen practitioners skills and adapt to rapid changes.

Reflecting on NTEN Publications Accomplishments in 2011: We Launched a Digital Journal for Nonprofit Leaders!

NTEN

Recently, I've been thinking about the launch of NTEN's newest resource: NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders. Background As part of NTEN’s strategic planning in 2010, we identified a particular constituency in the nonprofit sector that our current programs weren’t directly serving: the non-technical leaders who make the strategic decisions, approve the budgets, and have the big picture in mind about the direction and work of their organizations.

Bay Area Nonprofits Teach Technology in a Three Day Series Across Region - Press Release - Digital Journal

AFP Blog

Bay Area Nonprofits Teach Technology in a Three Day Series Across Region - Press Release - Digital Journal : ''via Blog this

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North Texas Giving Day raises record $33.1M for nonprofits - Dallas Business Journal

AFP Blog

for nonprofits - Dallas Business Journal : "The seventh annual North Texas Giving Day on Thursday ended with 2,022 nonprofits receiving 118,667 donations totaling $33.1 North Texas Giving Day raises record $33.1M million, the largest total in the event's history, organizers said on Friday. The contributions came from 71,743 donors, according to a news release." 'via via Blog this'. NPGivingDay

Wichita nonprofits share holiday wish lists online - Wichita Business Journal

AFP Blog

Wichita nonprofits share holiday wish lists online - Wichita Business Journal : Wichita-area nonprofit organizations are making their holiday needs known through a newly created wish-list website developed by marketing and branding firm Greteman Group

Nonprofits: Master ‘medium data’ before tackling Big Data | Philanthropy Journal

AFP Blog

Nonprofits: Master ‘medium data’ before tackling Big Data | Philanthropy Journal : Every day, humanity adds approximately 2.5 For the nonprofit community, Big Data also offers immense potential. quintillion bytes of data to our collective store of knowledge. Looking over this treasure trove, scientists, financiers, and business leaders are justifiably giddy about the potential of Big Data. But with our mere billions of data points we''re not quite ready for it.

Craigslist Founder Gives Big to Journalism about Big Tech’s Consequences

Non Profit Quarterly

With over $20 million in funding from big-name donors, including the founder of Craigslist, Craig Newmark, the Markup , a nonprofit journalistic venture that’ll research the effect “Big Tech” has on society, is set to launch in early 2019. September 24, 2018; The Hill.

Virtual sorority’s tax-exempt status denied | Albuquerque Journal News

AFP Blog

Virtual sorority’s tax-exempt status denied | Albuquerque Journal News : "Well, it seems that the IRS is made up of a lot more of us “mature” people and a lot less of our children’s generation. The tax law allows a club organized for pleasure, recreation, or other nonprofitable purposes to be exempt from tax." ''via Blog this

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? Tending to technology needs in today''s changing nonprofit landscape requires ongoing cultivation and adaptability. Get this journal for free every quarter in your inbox by subscribing today.

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10NTC: TechSoup Exclusive Video with Andrew Sullivan on Blogging, Nonprofit Journalism

Tech Soup Blog

He also elaborates on a question I posed to him earlier (didn't have the video running at that point) concerning nonprofits taking over international reporting in the throes of traditional media's slow death. I caught up with Andrew Sullivan after his talk at NTC 2010 and took this quick video. Apologies (or you're welcome, depending on your tastes) for the aggressive '80s music in the background.

How Donorbox powers these nonprofits’ fundraising

Socialbrite

From nonprofits to churches, organizations have launched onlilne campaigns on behalf of a variety of causes using the company’s donation platform. 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Bangalore, India. Truthout portrays itself as a form of journalism seeking justice.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. We've scoured the nonprofit-sphere for high-quality conferences, both large and small, broad and specialized, here in the U.S. Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more! 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Annual Conference.

The Nerdery to provide free Websites for Twin Cities nonprofits in Overnight Website Challenge - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

AFP Blog

The Nerdery to provide free Websites for Twin Cities nonprofits in Overnight Website Challenge - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal : "Overnight Website Challenge," during which scores of programmers will create new (and free) Websites for Twin Cities nonprofits

New Crowdfunding Site ‘Survive the Streets’ Helps Prevent Homelessness Through Early Intervention - Press Release - Digital Journal

AFP Blog

PRESS RELEASE New Crowdfunding Site ‘Survive the Streets’ Helps Prevent Homelessness Through Early Intervention - Press Release - Digital Journal : New crowdfunding website Survive the Streets ([link] launches to help the nearly homeless in the U.S., Working in close collaboration with existing nonprofits who submit and verify all candidates, all requests featured on Survive the Streets have been identified as an immediate obstacle that when eliminated could help prevent a downward

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. Get this journal for free every quarter in your inbox by subscribing today. change journal Leadership Leadership nten change publications Strategy This issue is packed with actionable ideas, intriguing interviews, and impactful case examples that''ll help you show what your mission means, and why it''s important. >>Read

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How to Navigate the Post-COVID Novel Nonprofit Economy

Bloomerang

We are witnessing the rise of a new generation of donors and nonprofit employees. This is a question I broached in “ What Will a Post-COVID Nonprofit Economy Reveal ? ” We’re living in a transformational – new and unprecedented – novel nonprofit economy.

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KPBJ.COM | Local nonprofits' grant applications posted online for public viewing and?funding | Business Daily | The KPBJ | KITSAP PENINSULA BUSINESS JOURNAL

AFP Blog

KPBJ.COM | Local nonprofits'' grant applications posted online for public viewing andfunding | Business Daily | The KPBJ | KITSAP PENINSULA BUSINESS JOURNAL : Local nonprofits'' grant applications posted online for public viewing and funding March 12, 2014 @ 12:05am Kitsap Community Foundation has posted online summaries of grant applications from 71 local nonprofit organizations and invites the public to view and possilby help fund the applications.

Furthering Your Nonprofit Career: 3 Tips for Development

Bloomerang

Starting a career in the nonprofit sector is an admirable achievement. Nonprofit professionals follow through with that commendable aspiration. . Here at the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, we’ve dedicated ourselves to professional development in the nonprofit sector.

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. From Bitcoin, to crowdfunding, to the tricky discussion about overhead - articles cover some of the latest topics in digital fundraising, and opportunities for nonprofits. Get this journal free every quarter in your inbox by subscribing today.

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The 13th Issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Competitive & Innovative Nonprofits"

NTEN

The articles in the March issue of the NTEN: Change journal capture stories of nonprofits in transition; they’re transforming from one stage to another, using technology to fuel their campaigns, initiatives, and to optimize their day-to-day work. >>Read The NTEN: Change publication, designed especially for busy nonprofit executive directors, departmental directors, boards, and other leadership staff, is free and ready to download!

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

NTEN

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. >> Sign up to receive this journal for free in your inbox each quarter: nten.org/ntenchange. change journal Cloud Community digital divide digital inclusion Leadership nten change Organizational Culture Strategy technical divides

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Dell, University of Texas empowering entrepreneurs — blog | Austin Business Journal

AFP Blog

Dell, University of Texas empowering entrepreneurs — blog | Austin Business Journal: "For the fifth consecutive year, Dell and UT’s RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service are teaming on the 2011 Dell Social Innovation Competition, with more than $100,000 to be awarded to turn innovative social concepts into new businesses or nonprofits.

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Get Organized and Increase Your Nonprofit Productivity

Get Fully Funded

If you feel like you have too much to do and aren’t getting enough done, you need to increase your nonprofit productivity. Work Smarter with Digital Tools to Increase Your Nonprofit Productivity I used to be an old school pen-and-paper person. Check out bullet journaling.

Internet surfing helping nonprofits | Delawareonline.com | The News Journal

AFP Blog

Internet surfing helping nonprofits | Delawareonline.com | The News Journal: "Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington has joined nearly 300 other Delaware nonprofits and schools registered with Goodsearch.com, an innovative search engine that donates a penny of advertising revenue to charity every time someone uses it

The complete guide to social media listening for nonprofits

Socialbrite

Take advantage of social media monitoring tools to advance your nonprofit’s cause. Editor’s note: Awario is offering 50% off its Pro and Enterprise plans to any nonprofit. This is especially true to the nature of nonprofit work. How nonprofits can use social listening.

Great reads from around the web on February 1st

Amy Sample Ward

" [Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: National Wildlife Federation – Here is a terrific interview with my friend and colleague Danielle Brigida of the National Wildlife Federation – she discusses both the tools she uses and the lessons she's learned from managing the social media presence for the NWF. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Learning Journal: Experimenting With Adding Music to Web Videos

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you recall dear readers, I studied music in college and was on a career path to being a professional flutist until I got distracted with nonprofit management, technology, and a thousand other things. The next technique that I am exploring in my screencasting/videocasting skill set is the addition of music. I've resisted adding music for three stupid reasons: 1. My (incorrect) perception that non-copyrighted music is crap. Why add KB or MB to the file size when my content instructional.

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Confessions of a Former Nonprofit IT Director: Data Mania

NTEN

This is a regular series in the nonprofit leadership journal. Read current and past issues by subscribing to the journal for free! ] Data Leadership leadership journal nonprofit IT staff nonprofit technology nptech nten:change Organizational Culture IT Staff[Editor's note: The following is from the September 2012 issue of NTEN:Change. By N.P. Techie. Welcome back to “Confessions.”

The Science of Nonprofit Video Engagement: How To Use Emotion to Increase Social Sharing

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Doug Scott , the founder of Tectonic Video , a leading video agency for nonprofits. He and his team work with nonprofits across the U.S. Imagine that you’re scrolling through Facebook or Instagram and start watching a video from a nonprofit organization.

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Entrepreneur's Corner: Long Tail Grants - The Wharton Journal

AFP Blog

Entrepreneur's Corner: Long Tail Grants - The Wharton Journal : "Please describe Long Tail Grants and the experiences that led you to start the company. A market need exists for a platform that enables motivated individuals to raise funds and awareness for the small projects that are not covered by larger nonprofit organizations.".

Great reads from around the web on April 2nd

Amy Sample Ward

" film music | mobygratis.com – Are you looking for music to use for free in your nonprofit's video? 3 principles for reporters and bloggers in a networked era | Online Journalism Blog – I totally agree that context is just as important as content. "Dina Should nonprofits take a more serious look at FourSquare and explore ways to leverage it?" I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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KM4DEV Journal: Stewarding technologies for collaboration, community building and knowledge sharing in development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The KM4D Journal is produced by the KM4Dev-community and I was honored to participate on the editorial team for the the recently published issued on " Stewarding technologies for collaboration, community building and knowledge sharing in development. While the focus is on organizations and contexts in development work, anyone who works for a nonprofit, and needs to learn about how to integrate web2.0

June 8 is Equal Pay Day for nonprofit CEOs

Candid

Equal Pay Day for women nonprofit leaders. In recognition of Equal Pay Day this year, we decided to analyze Candid’s Nonprofit Compensation Report data to estimate Equal Pay Day for leaders of nonprofits. Total number of nonprofit CEOs/EDs.

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Mapping Your Mix: Are Your Providing the Right Mix of Content?

NTEN

Read the complete article when you subscribe to the journal for free! ] In a recent survey of NTEN:Change Journal readers, we learned that organizations are using an average of almost four different channels as part of their communications mix. communications strategy content curation idealware laura quinn Leadership leadership journal nonprofit leaders nonprofit technology nptech nten:change research Social Media social media Strategy Web Sites Communications

The Ithaca Journal - www.theithacajournal.com - Ithaca, NY

AFP Blog

The Ithaca Journal - www.theithacajournal.com - Ithaca, NY: "Grant looks to help nonprofits create better presentationsThe United Way of Tompkins County has received a $9,500 grant from the Verizon Foundation to establish a lending library of equipment and software to be used by nonprofit health and human service organizations to produce professional presentations.The grant will be matched with.

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New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits To Improve Resilience in 2021

Beth Kanter

Many successful nonprofit professionals use rituals, either for personal productivity or team productivity. Start A New Professional Journal: For as long as I can remember, I have kept a professional journal. The five-year journal helps you look back as you look ahead.

Using Everyday Technology to Improve Your Services

NTEN

Read the complete article -- and the rest of the issue -- when you subscribe to the journal for free! ] Quinn, Idealware and Amy Wagner, MAP For Nonprofits Many nonprofits think of innovation as a luxury they can’t afford. But our research shows many nonprofits successfully use technology to innovate in more subtle ways. MAP for Nonprofits and Idealware collaborated on six months of research that began with a survey of 180 human service organizations in Minnesota.