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

Connection Cafe

At the level of language, there is not. The big idea as I see it is to speak the language of results together. Or an indicator.

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. Having worked at the intersection of nonprofits and business for more than 20 years, I have spent ample time (i.e. Alas, that clarity seems elusive for some organizations. Seriously. Forget lofty.

Breaking Through Language Barriers with Technology


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. Pro Bono Net.

Speaking your Members’ and Customers’ Language: Six Gaps that might be Dooming Associations to Irrelevance


The “guide” for knowledge age product and business development age below is extracted from these articles as well as our research.

Leading Through Language

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Step by step, Egnal demonstrates how effective leaders reject fuzzy terminology in favor of the language of leadership. The book has two parts.

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 Are there actually really any fewer homeless people? tools.

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. Spanish-Language Products Available at TechSoup: read more. Business analysis programs to help you report on and analyze your organization's data.

Choosing Words That Influence And Inspire

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Step by step, Egnal demonstrates how effective leaders reject fuzzy terminology in favor of the language of leadership. The book has two parts.

Guest Post: Language Matters

Museum 2.0

The language itself has prevented a critical conversation from taking place. So in short, watch your language. Then The Day comes.

The Universal Language of Technology Conferences: Schwag

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The conference hotel one of the largest hotels in Mumbai with many rooms and a large convention area. . The flap is imprinted with the conference name.

Having Greater Impact Through Community and Collaboration

Connection Cafe

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all speak the same giving, measurement and outcomes language? Chances are, they wouldn’t.

How To Understand The Native Language Of Facebook

John Haydon

You won’t get their jokes, expressions, body language or any other unique characteristics of their native culture. What do you think?

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. These tools can help your organization: In the office. On public computers. In communications. As a teaching aid.

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. s perspective.

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

Language that Works | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

» 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? 05/26/2010: Don’t forget your content 05/24/2010: IE6 Is Dead. Long Live IE6!

Measuring What Matters: How Funders and Nonprofits Can Leverage Data and Technology for Impact

Connection Cafe

We all agreed that the field would benefit from connected data through a universal language and increased sharing. Access to Data. Partnerships.

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Cutting Through the Clutter of Year-End Appeals

Connection Cafe

Use language that is all about you. Here’s an Example of Utilitarian vs. Inspiring Communication: A Report: Utilitarian Language.

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. " What do you think? NpTech Software.

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

Beaconfire Wire

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. Generally, tech tools are really good in supporting languages that have a Latin-base (ex. Long Live IE6! Spanish). Egads.

Text SHUT THE *&%$ UP to Unsubscribe: Why Technology Needs to Relate to People in The Language They Actually Use

Mobile Commons

It’s crucial that organizations embrace this way of communicating via text by creating or using technology that can respond flexibly to natural language. The carriers mandate that, if someone texts “help,” that person must receive compliance language explaining who the message is coming from and detailing the standard messaging charges.

No More Jargon, It’s Time for Plain English in P2P Messaging

Connection Cafe

It’s time to cut the jargon and start using language our supporters understand. What is jargon? Our favorite is “meaningless talk or writing.”

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What is Jumo? | Nonprofit Trends with Steve MacLaughlin | a.

NonProfit Trends

Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 30th, 2010 Jumo means “together in concert” in Yoruba, a West African language. million. Jane B.

How to Nail the Soft Skills of Fundraising: The Face-to-Face Ask

Connection Cafe

Only 7% of communication is verbal – a whopping 55% is your body language and eye contact! Body language can betray you. by Rachel Muir.

5 Best Practices for Negotiating Funding for a Thriving Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

If the request for proposal or award doesn’t include indirect costs, you can use the language at CFR 200.414 (c) to remind funders of the requirements.

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10 Ways To Be A Better Listener

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Watch for non-verbal clues, body language, gestures and facial expressions. Display a friendly, open attitude and body language.

3 Reasons You’re About to Love Outcomes Measurement

Connection Cafe

As a corporate funder turned consultant, I’ve spent the last decade helping funders make the shift from philanthropy to social, or impact investing.

Spachen sie Twitter?

NCE Social Media

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.

#GMN2016 Annual Conference| Observations from Day 3

Connection Cafe

The language we use around defining missions and goals is unnecessarily convoluted. Here is the final tally: Minimal/Basic: 41%. Albert Ruesga.

Biblica Implements Box to Collaborate Securely Worldwide

Tech Soup Blog

The organization produces both written and audio translations in more than 100 major languages around the world and focuses.( read more ).

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Big Ideas Fuel Meaningful Impact for the Social Good Sector

Connection Cafe

It’s time I made a confession: I’m a huge literature nerd. Yep, the nerdom runs deep. Those broad themes help us read more insightfully and boldly.

Ways that Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Can Build Virtuoso Listening Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Be aware of what they say, how they say it and body language. Observe and Understand Body Language. Flickr Photo by qwrrty.

A Worthy Read: National Education Technology Plan

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I liked this quote: In addition to enabling students with disabilities to use content and participate in activities, the concepts also apply to accommodating the individual learning needs of students, such as English language learners, students in rural communities, or students from economically disadvantaged homes.

Association Social Media Jobs – Digital – October 27


Here’s the latest DIGITAL marketing jobs from the SocialFish job board ! powered by RSS Just Better 1.4 plugin. Hurry! photo credit ).

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Four Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Pay More Attention to LinkedIn Pages in 2017

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The focus is on layout, design, search, language, posting, and analytics to maximize how page content is presented in the News Feed.

Why Generative?


New language can really help that. That was a question posed during a Humanize webinar Maddie and I gave last week about the book. Humanize

Google AdWords for Nonprofits: 10 Tips About Keywords - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Though the efficiency of the program continues to be debated, Google Grants could offer your nonprofit free ads and assistance setting up an account!

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

Network-Centric Advocacy

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". Main | This is Going to be Fun!

Five Tips for Nonprofits Using Social Media During the #JointSession Address

Connection Cafe

Use energized language, short text with images, mentions of relevant influencers (more on this below), and positioning that invites conversation.

Five Recent Facebook Upgrades That Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A few months back I even visited numerous Pages that post in other languages and the translation functionality was not there. Facebook

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