Volunteering as part of everyday life.

VolunteerMark

How can we, as coordinators, commit ourselves to making volunteering a part of everyday life for our communities? What systems do you have in place for getting to know your volunteers? How do you tailor volunteer opportunities to match the professional background of your volunteers?

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Bifurcated Life

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Right now, I feel like I''m living a bifurcated life. I''m one of those people, you know, the people with a "country home." Of course, my primary home is a room in a collective house, and I share the cute, little "country house", but still. I spend most of my time in West Oakland. West Oakland where the view is of houses, a few trees, and the recycler dragging his four carts full of bottles and cans down the middle of our street.

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Digital Life Hacks: Savvy Social Media

Connection Cafe

Did you know there are now over 2.3 billion active social media users? As usage numbers continue to grow across all age groups, it is safe to say that social media has become an essential element of digital marketing.

Life after Common Ground: Part 3 – Causeview

Judi Sohn

Tagged: Causeview , Common Ground , Life after Common Ground , Nonprofit , Salesforce. Uncategorized Causeview Common Ground Life after Common Ground Nonprofit Salesforce

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Life after Common Ground: Part 2 – Click & Pledge

Judi Sohn

Tagged: Click & Pledge , Common Ground , Life after Common Ground , Nonprofits , Salesforce. Uncategorized Click & Pledge Common Ground Life after Common Ground Nonprofits Salesforce

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Bifurcated Life

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Right now, I feel like I'm living a bifurcated life. I'm one of those people, you know, the people with a "country home." Of course, my primary home is a room in a collective house, and I share the cute, little "country house", but still. I spend most of my time in West Oakland. West Oakland where the view is of houses, a few trees, and the recycler dragging his four carts full of bottles and cans down the middle of our street.

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Life after Common Ground: Part 1 – Nonprofit Starter Pack

Judi Sohn

Tagged: Common Ground , Life after Common Ground , Nonprofits , Salesforce. Uncategorized Common Ground Life after Common Ground Nonprofits SalesforceMost of my time over the past few months at KELL Partners has been spent getting to know all the wonderful tools and technologies in the Salesforce world that have come along while I was too busy focusing on Common Ground. I’ve spoken to so many organizations who are now in the process of deciding their next steps.

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Uprooting your life and finding your new roots through service

VolunteerMark

Moving to a completely new place and navigating through unfamiliar experiences can be tough, but finding volunteer opportunities to get involved in and making an impact in your new community doesn''t have to be

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How To Energize Your Work And Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The actions you take throughout every single day accumulate to shape your years, decades and overall life," adds Rath. Are You Fully Charged Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Life Tom RathTom Rath is the author of the incredibly popular Strengthsfinder 2.0

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Cultivating Good in Your Life

Connection Cafe

So, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch the whole talk here, and use one or more of the three habits I explain to increase the levels of positivity in your own life. Cultivate good in your life.

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What Is Your Life Word?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Have you also read the book, Life Word , and selected your one Life Word? The one word that as the book authors say will significantly impact your life and legacy. Your Life Word becomes the driving force to align your efforts and eliminate distractions.

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The 5 Phases of the Faith-Based Supporter Life Cycle

Connection Cafe

I have found that every donor to faith-based organizations follow a similar supporter life cycle… and that it is important to understand that life cycle in order to implement faith-based fundraising ideas that raise the money your organization needs to thrive. The 5 phases of the faith-based supporter life cycle: Step #1: Getting to Know You. The first step in the supporter life cycle is where the donor is getting to know you, and you are getting to know the donor.

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Performing Arts Fundraising: How to Target Life-Long Supporters

Connection Cafe

And they are willing to do this with the hope that these new ticket buyers will become life-long supporters. Almost every arts organization would say that audience development is vital to their long term viability.

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Life after Common Ground: Part 6 – Apsona

Judi Sohn

This post is part 6 in a series of articles pointing out what’s cool about some of my favorite Salesforce apps for nonprofits. Previously, I highlighted favorite features in Nonprofit Starter Pack , Click & Pledge , Causeview , Soapbox Engage and Conga Composer.

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How to Keep Your Donors for Life

Connection Cafe

Three out of four first time donors will never make a second gift. In the nonprofit world, most donors are a one night stand.

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What Is Your Life Word?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Plus, I recently discovered and read the new book, Life Word , and because of that I have also now selected my one Life Word. The one word that as the book authors say will significantly impact my life and legacy. The Life Word I selected for myself is: Helpful.

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Life after Common Ground: Part 4 – Soapbox Engage

Judi Sohn

This post is part 4 in a series of articles pointing out what’s cool about some of my favorite Salesforce apps for nonprofits.

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Can the 50-Minute Phone Rule Change Your Life? - Vogue

AFP Blog

Can the 50-Minute Phone Rule Change Your Life? It’s changed my life,” Simon later told me in an email." 'via Vogue : "Instead of laughing in my face for speaking in clichés, Simon shared that he’d taken motivational speaker and author Brendon Burchard’s advice on giving up “screens”—not just phones, but laptops and TV as well—for the first and last 50 minutes of his day. “It’s via Blog this

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The Gift of Reading, a Circle of Life

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Frank’s story exemplifies the life-changing power of access to information and reading. “Frank” (who anonymously shared his story with us) has always been an avid reader, but the progression of his neuromuscular disease to his arms made reading difficult.

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A Life Well Lived: Honoring Neil Armstrong

VisionLink

Here, then is to the first of many that took us beyond our planet, who inspired others, and lived a life of contribution. A month ago, in 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first human to step on a surface beyond the Earth.

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Have You Selected Your Life Word?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Plus, I recently read the book, Life Word , and because of that I have also now selected my one Life Word. The one word that as the book authors say will significantly impact my life and legacy. The Life Word I selected for myself is: Helpful.

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Barcoding Life

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Here's the first one: My very first ever angel investor, Sheldon Breiner, contacted me on short notice to ask if I wanted to have dinner and a brainstorm with Winnie Hallwachs and Dan Janzen , a pair of U Penn professors with a dream: a handheld barcode reader for life. And, finally, Dan's and Winnie's dream of a human society much more in tune with the life around them. More information at the Consortium for the Barcode of Life

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New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Pew Research Center has released a research report called “ The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being.” Pew Research Center recently released the full collection of anecdotes and stories shared by experts about their personal experiences with digital life.

Using Social Media to Bring Museum Exhibits to Life

NetWits

How the San Diego Zoo uses social media to bring their exhibits to life. Video might just be the most effective way of bringing your exhibits to life for those who can’t be there in person. There are roughly 2 million paid staff and 1.9

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Ask the person about their life, their needs, and their values. 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.

Leadership And Life Quotes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Founded in 1981, NALEO Educational Fund achieves its mission through integrated strategies that include increasing the effectiveness of Latino policymakers, mobilizing the Latino community to engage in civic life and promoting policies that advance Latino political engagement.

The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

An easier place to start to “Kondo” your professional life is your online professional network.

How to Design an Effective Nonprofit Staff Retreat: A Lesson from Life

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How to Design an Effective Staff Retreat: A Lesson from Life – Guest Post by Karen Axelson from ETR. Note from Beth: Blocking out time for your nonprofit’s staff to do planning and work on areas like organizational culture is essential for success.

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Life after Common Ground: Part 5 – Conga Composer

Judi Sohn

This post is part 5 in a series of articles pointing out what’s cool about some of my favorite Salesforce apps for nonprofits.

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Work-Life Balance Tool: Intentional Airplane Mode

NTEN

As I turned my phone back on after a recent trip, I asked myself, what would life be like with my phone in airplane mode? cell phone Strategy work-life balance Sharon Price. Senior Fellowship Manager. Rockwood Leadership Institute.

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Public Ally Describes Program as 'Life Changing'

ASU Lodestar Center

Thinking back, I had no idea where I was in life or where I wanted to be. How I was going to get there and do my life’s purpose was up for debate. They took a single mother of two, who was pretty much stuck in life doing the bare minimum, and believed in me. Throughout all the trainings, workshops and countless social engagements, I started to remember who I was and what I brought to the “equation called life.” posted by Pamela Timmons Class 12 Public Ally.

7 Steps for Finding Work/Life Balance While You’re Trying to Save the World

SocialFish

You’re deeply committed to your organization and doing whatever it takes to make life just a little bit easier for your members and the community you serve. And, yes, it’s possible to be committed to your work AND have a fulfilling personal life too. My personal life was non-existent.

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The Critical Years Of Your Professional Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of your Professional Life. A lot has happened since 1997 when Robert L. That's why are few years ago he released a new edition of his best-seller.

The #1 Reason You Struggle with Work-life Balance and Technology Distraction

SocialFish

I’m often asked why so many people struggle with work-life balance and technology distraction. But it has everything thing to do with intention or your purpose for your work and your life. But what if I were to ask you about your personal mission and vision for your life and work?

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Mission in Action, in Life and in Work| The Storytelling Power of A Camera Lens

Connection Cafe

I love when my life and my work collide. As a corporate social responsibility professional working in philanthropy and volunteerism every day, nonprofits, their leaders and the work they do are a huge part of my life.

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Life after Common Ground: Not-so-final thoughts

Judi Sohn

6 weeks ago, I began a series of blog posts highlighting different Salesforce apps I’ve been working with at KELL Partners since leaving Blackbaud/Common Ground behind six months ago. Here’s a summary of those posts and the features I highlighted, in case you missed any: Part 1: Nonprofit Starter Pack – Opportunity payments. Part 2: Click & Pledge – Contact matching. Part 3: Causeview – Campaign hierarchy. Part 4: Soapbox Engage – Easy form creation.

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5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Cell Internet Access | Pew Internet & American Life Project

AFP Blog

Cell Internet Access | Pew Internet & American Life Project : Nearly two-thirds (63%) of cell phone owners now use their phone to go online, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. We call them “cell internet users” and define them as anyone who uses their cell phone to access the internet or use email. Because 91% of all Americans now own a cell phone, this means that 57% of all American adults are cell internet users.

How to Bring Integrated Marketing to Life for Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

While many nonprofits are getting the why of integrated marketing, they are struggling with the how. When teams and programs have been siloed for so long, how do you start working as a more cohesive team?

Leadership And Life Tips

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are some of my favorite leadership and life tips and advice from William Arthur Ward , one of America's most quoted writers of inspirational maxims: Do more than belong: participate.

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Virtual game of life | Bangkok Post: business

AFP Blog

Virtual game of life | Bangkok Post: business : Lessons learned in the world of video shoot-em-ups and simulations, it turns out, could have some powerful practical applications in the game of life. The belief has given rise to a new field of research, which the IT industry has dubbed "gamification". The idea is to apply game-design thinking to non-game applications, explains Carlos Dominguez, a senior vice-president of Cisco Systems, the US-based networking firm.

Three Keys To Energizing Your Work And Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The actions you take throughout every single day accumulate to shape your years, decades and overall life," adds Rath. Are You Fully Charged Leadership Leadership Books Tom Roth Work Life BalanceToday, Tom Rath , author of the incredibly popular, Strengthsfinder 2.0

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