Plain language for nonprofits

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The Language of a Successful Donation Appeal

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes The Language of a Successful Donation Appeal. The wording and language used in your donation appeal are key. The post The Language of a Successful Donation Appeal appeared first on The Modern Nonprofit.

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What Are Natural Language Queries and Featured Snippets and Why Do They Matter?

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Two very important factors to consider for search engine optimization (SEO) when crafting your content are natural language queries and featured snippets. What are natural language queries? Consider giving pages like this a title that better reflects a natural language query.

Multi Language & Localization to the Next Level

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So it is only right that we provide sophisticated language and localization tools to support all the people in a community. Web Sites Deploy in one or multiple languages. Create content in different languages, or let the user select a language once they arrive.

Translation Trends: Which Languages Are Most Popular?

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In today’s world, there are over 6,500 spoken languages, ranging from German, which is spoken by 200 million people, to Hungarian, which is used by around 12.5 The post Translation Trends: Which Languages Are Most Popular?

Top 10 Language Learning Apps of 2021

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Imagine this: in a world that has over 7000 languages; you know only one. Check out our list of the best language learning apps. The post Top 10 Language Learning Apps of 2021 appeared first on PhreeSite.com.

Leading Through Language

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"When you convey your vision, you must show your passion for it and commitment to it," explains Bart Egnal in his book, Leading Through Language. For example, here are two examples from Egnal that demonstrate how to take a generic vision and then deliver it with language that shows the speaker's emotions : Emotionless : "To become Florida's industry leader in caring for seniors in their retirement by 2020."

How To Use The Language Of Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Communication expert Bart Egnal reveals why jargon is so prevalent in the workplace, and why it usually undermines those who use it, in his book, Leading Through Language. Step by step, Egnal demonstrates how effective leaders reject fuzzy terminology in favor of the language of leadership. And, by language of leadership, he means using language that clearly and powerfully brings ideas to life for the audience.

How To Use The Language Of Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Communication expert Bart Egnal reveals why jargon is so prevalent in the workplace, and why it usually undermines those who use it, in his book, Leading Through Language. Step by step, Egnal demonstrates how effective leaders reject fuzzy terminology in favor of the language of leadership. And, by language of leadership, he means using language that clearly and powerfully brings ideas to life for the audience.

Breaking Through Language Barriers with Technology

NTEN

The growing language diversity in America has important implications for how nonprofits engage with, and serve, our communities. According to the 2010 Census , more than 20% of individuals in the US speak a language other than English at home, and of those, less than half say they don’t speak English very well. Liz Keith. Program Manager, LawHelp.org. Pro Bono Net.

Leading Through Language

Eric Jacobson

Communication expert Bart Egnal reveals why jargon is so prevalent in the workplace, and why it usually undermines those who use it, in his book, Leading Through Language. Step by step, Egnal demonstrates how effective leaders reject fuzzy terminology in favor of the language of leadership. And, by language of leadership, he means using language that clearly and powerfully brings ideas to life for the audience.

Leading Through Language

Eric Jacobson

Communication expert Bart Egnal reveals why jargon is so prevalent in the workplace, and why it usually undermines those who use it, in his book, Leading Through Language. Step by step, Egnal demonstrates how effective leaders reject fuzzy terminology in favor of the language of leadership. And, by language of leadership, he means using language that clearly and powerfully brings ideas to life for the audience.

10 Best Foreign Language Learning Applications 2019: Duolingo Alternatives

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There are a lot of countries all around the world, and almost every country speaks a different and unique language. Exploring all of these languages is undoubtedly one of the best ways to learn new things about the culture and norms of that specific country. The post 10 Best Foreign Language Learning Applications 2019: Duolingo Alternatives appeared first on PhreeSite.com.

The language we use

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology The language we use September 6, 2006 I came across, in my catching up period, an article titled " Ten ways to change the world with Web 2.0 I do think the jury is still out, and I think that using language which raises expectations about any one single new technology (like Web 2.0)

You must learn the language

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I think when I was young, I learned that dogs say “woof&# and cats say “meow.&# I guess my young brain thought that meant that all cats say “meow&# and only “meow.&# But now I have all these kitties who speak a different language. This all got me to thinking… how would fundraising be different if we got to know our donors so well that we understood their language? So, spend some time learning the language of your donors.

How To Lead Through The Language Of Leadership

Eric Jacobson

Communication expert Bart Egnal reveals why jargon is so prevalent in the workplace, and why it usually undermines those who use it, in his new book, Leading Through Language. Step by step, Egnal demonstrates how effective leaders reject fuzzy terminology in favor of the language of leadership. And, by language of leadership, he means using language that clearly and powerfully brings ideas to life for the audience.

Your Organization: Now Available in Any Language

Tech Soup Blog

Tear Down the Language Barrier. With Ultralingua, you can put language reference and translation tools at your staff's and volunteers' fingertips, while saving the cost, paper, and shelf space of printed books. If you offer computer use to your constituents — like a library computer lab or desktop access at a homeless shelter — Ultralingua is a great tool to help those for whom English is a second language.

A Matching Gift Brings in Big Bucks

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If you read the donor’s body language, you will know if they are ready to say yes on the spot or if they need time to think it over. Challenge grant: A challenge grant is different from a matching gift, but the language is similar.

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The Universal Language of Technology Conferences: Schwag

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I arrived in Mumbai on Monday morning in the very early morning hours (3:00 am) after a trip that lasted nearly 24 hours and hopped across 12 time zones. I greeted at the airport with a sign that read " Nasscom Leadership India Forum - Miss Kanter." The driven took me to the Grand Hyatt Hotel saying that during the day the traffic is much different. The conference hotel one of the largest hotels in Mumbai with many rooms and a large convention area. .

Tech Tools to Benefit the Spanish-Language Community

Tech Soup Blog

Spanish is the second-most-common language in the United States, with an estimated 40 million Americans speaking Spanish as their primary language. At TechSoup, we know that many nonprofits and libraries serve Spanish-speaking communities in everything from teaching English as a second language, to financial and educational services, to local family- and health-related programs. Spanish-Language Products Available at TechSoup: read more.

Language that Works | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

» Language that Works Posted Friday, April 18th, 2008 at 3:55 pm by blehman (3 posts) One of the great challenges of being an IA is that it’s not nearly as much fun as design. What Languages Can Your Bulk Email Tool Speak? Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

Clear Language Matters: Your Nonprofit’s Mission Deserves It

Connection Cafe

In doing so, however, many forget the simple truth that using clear language to describe what you do and why is not only important but essential. And if you deploy language to describe that core essence that is better suited to a research paper, well, then you’re simply not going to be as effective in connecting with the community (donors, volunteers, potential customers), period.

What Languages Can Your Bulk Email Tool Speak? | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Posted Thursday, March 15th, 2007 at 10:40 am by usha (14 posts) Recently, we had two different clients ask us for assistance in finding mass email tools that have built-in support for multiple languages. If you dabble in the area of internationalization (i18n) in tech tools, then you would agree with me when I say that it is particularly difficult to find a technology solution that can fully support languages like Arabic and Chinese.

If English is your Second Language, What Language do you blog in?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here is the case for both sides, bulleted: Why blog in English: You can also blog in your own language, but when you blog in English, you???re You are writing to a targeted audience and you should speak the language of that audience. Your language has your culture in it. Language and culture go together. That is the title of a post on ProBlogger today. It jogged my memory of a session at the Cambodian Bloggers Summit , "Is It Better To Blog in English or Khmer?"

Foundations and Nonprofits: What Does it Mean to “Speak the Same Language”?

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At the level of language, there is not. The big idea as I see it is to speak the language of results together. Four reasons to speak the language of results together: The writings are much simpler and shorter. Financial investors share a language built on differentiation. At bbcon 2015, some of the top minds in the nonprofit industry came together to present Big Idea sessions.

Guest Post: Language Matters

Museum 2.0

Although I was careful about aligning my Great Ideas with the museum’s mission, and made sure I addressed issues I knew would be of concern to my audience, I wasn’t careful enough with the language I used to describe my ideas. Technology professionals therefore attempted to incorporate that language to make their projects more comprehensible (and prestigious) to that scholarly audience. The language itself has prevented a critical conversation from taking place.

The Visual Language of PowerPoint

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Standford scholar Robert Horn who wrote "Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century," offers some great insights to anyone who needs to communicate with words and images in this Q&A My strongest learning style is visual and perhaps that why I've always been attracted to using images to make a point in powerpoint and graphjc organizers.

NpTech Summary: Advocacy 2.0, Sketchcastes, and NpTech in Different Languages

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What language is this? And, if you want to add sub-titles in another language to a video, use dot.sub. Ruby Sinreich's Advocacy 2.0 Presentation Slides on flickr Blog post here. NpTech Talk. The Socialmarkets Manifesto is here. There are many sparks for conversation about the points raised. The "Failure is an option" particularly caught my eye. "We can't talk about transparency, accountability and honest evaluation without addressing the contentious topic of failure.

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Spachen sie Twitter?

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Are you speaking in your audience’s languages? What language is your audience using? Tags: Education and Training Tools language rosetta twitter A new report from Semiocast came out stating that half of all messages on Twitter are not in English. This is a drop from 69 percent during the same period in 2009. I believe this proves the increase in global use of social media.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

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Email subscriber ask language. Many organizations have moved away from passive language such as “join our mailing list” or “sign up to receive our newsletter,” and toward active calls such as “take action” or “join the movement.” There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits.

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The 12 Golden Rules For Effective Communication

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Communicating Communication Communications Books Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership LanguageHere are the 12 golden rules of effective communication from Paul Falcone , as highlighted in his book, 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals.

3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]

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For example language to get you started with these emails and more, including donation thank-you emails, and sustainer or monthly giving asks for one-time donors, click on the image below to download our 5 Most Important Email Templates for nonprofits! For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program. However, as all digital fundraisers know, effective email fundraising consists of far more than sending out an ask for donations.

Servant Leadership In Action

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Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Books Leadership Language Leadership Skills Listening SkillsCheck out the definitive book on servant leadership.

13 Energizing Verbs To Use More Often

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Choosing Words That Influence And Inspire

Eric Jacobson

Communication expert Bart Egnal reveals why jargon is so prevalent in the workplace, and why it usually undermines those who use it, in his new book, Leading Through Language. Step by step, Egnal demonstrates how effective leaders reject fuzzy terminology in favor of the language of leadership. And, by language of leadership, he means using language that clearly and powerfully brings ideas to life for the audience.

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Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

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Political marketing messages often include language that lets voters know that “many of their neighbors” are voters, and similar messages can be easily adapted for nonprofit use. As the 2018 midterm elections near, it’s likely hard to ignore the ads, phone calls, mail pieces, and emails from political campaigns in your area reminding you to vote.

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DonorPerfect CommUNITY Conference recap: The Future of Community Fundraising

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A fresh look at community fundraising for 2022 I don’t know about you, but I think the language we use in our personal and professional lives is very powerful. We debate and deliberate the language for mission, vision, values, cases for support, appeals – absolutely EVERYTHING!

NetCentric Advocacy: Superstructure of Language: Lakoff on Common Good and Freedom

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True Spin: A National Conference on Media Relations for Progressives » October 13, 2005 Superstructure of Language: Lakoff on Common Good and Freedom George Lakoff has a good riff in the middle of this interview (Windows Media File) on the competitive ideas of "Common Good". NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity. Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Buzz Game: Can we Get one of these for Environmental Issues?

8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

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Creating a Request for Proposals can be labor-intensive, time consuming, and stressful, but it's a lot easier when you're not starting from scratch - so we've put together a template that you can fill out as you go, which already contains the structure, sections, and language you'll need.

Why you’re not raising more money

Hands on Fundraising

You’re not clear about your mission Can you communicate your WHY easily and in simple language? Are you struggling to raise enough money? Of course, the reasons are as varied as organizations. But there are still a few things to think about that are often causing your problem.

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Leading Through Langauge

Eric Jacobson

Communication expert Bart Egnal reveals why jargon is so prevalent in the workplace, and why it usually undermines those who use it, in his book, Leading Through Language. Step by step, Egnal demonstrates how effective leaders reject fuzzy terminology in favor of the language of leadership. And, by language of leadership, he means using language that clearly and powerfully brings ideas to life for the audience.

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Hadley China

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Just got some information on this cool program: The Hadley School for the Blind has launched an innovative program of English language learning and empowerment which spans the Pacific Ocean. Chinese are still eager to learn English, because it remains the language of business. Content access on the internet is a constant area of fascination to me. Hadley School , the main distance education school for blind people in the U.S.

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