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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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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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? Join us this week as we seek to answer these questions and find ways that we can tailor our volunteer opportunities to each unique volunteer

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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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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 SalesforceThis post is part 3 in a series of articles aimed at organizations on Common Ground who need to get excited about what’s next if they decide to stay on the Salesforce platform.

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Fundraising at the Speed of Life

Connection Cafe

Download “Fundraising at the Speed of Life” for research-backed ideas and insight from higher education advancement leaders. Download Fundraising at the Speed of Life for research-backed strategies and insight from higher education advancement leaders. Higher education advancement teams from around the country are noticing that alumni participation is shrinking, even as donations and commitments from a small group of big donors has grown.

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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 SalesforceThis post is part 2 in a series of articles aimed at organizations on Common Ground who need to get excited about what’s next if they decide to stay on the Salesforce platform.

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My Life Below the Fold

NetWits

Sometimes I get so excited about new technology trends on the web, whether through new ways of interacting with a site or a new visual style, that when a question is asked that seems to belong in another age of design I get totally thrown off guard for a moment. Lately that exact question has been thrown my way more than once, so I felt the need to address the topic. That topic? Designing for “above the fold”.

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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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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. Now I’m going to talk about my favorite parts of Apsona for Salesforce. Apsona isn’t a non-profit specific app, but it’s so incredibly wonderful and useful I couldn’t leave it out of this series.

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Life And Leadership Quotes That Inspire Me

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Beyond the helpful advice from Brian Tracy within his book, Earn What You’re Really Worth , are these quotes I find inspiring: “The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognize your own worth.” – Maxwell Maltz “There are risks and costs to a plan of action.

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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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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. A few weeks ago, I had the honor of representing everydayhero and Blackbaud as an attendee and speaker at the 2015 West Coast Social Innovation Summit.

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The 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. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Life Tom RathAdd to your to-read list Tom Rath's book, Are You Fully Charged?

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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. As a result, most are investing a significant amount of their budgets to bring in new patrons—some upwards of $500 per new ticket buyer including advertising, promotions, and discounts *.

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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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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. Because the very act of becoming a donor fundamentally changes us and our expectations, but the nonprofits we support don’t keep up with our new expectations and treat us differently. Being treated like an interested observer won’t make you happy if you expect to be treated like an investor. Imagine investing your hard earned cash with an investment advisor.

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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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The Critical Years Of Your Professional Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Dilenschneider wrote, The Critical First Years of your Professional Life. Lessons in the book include : You and Your Bosses Working the Grapevine Networking Making Allies of Your Elders Image Having Influence at Any Level Your Work and Your Personal Life After a Setback Mentors Former Chariman and CEO of Lockhead Martin Corporation, Norman R. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books Professional Development Professional Image Professional Life

Become A Young Professional Who Wins At Work And Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Become a Young Professional Who Wins at Work and Life , is a really good book you, and lots of people, should know about. also makes for a good gift from a parent or life/business coach and is perfect for a millennial’s book club. Good books I like to share.

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. Previously, I highlighted favorite features in Nonprofit Starter Pack , Click & Pledge and Causeview , now I’m going to talk about my favorite parts of Soapbox Engage. Truth be told, my favorite thing about Soapbox Engage isn’t a technology feature. It’s the company itself.

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13 Life Factors That Fuel Your Everyday Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In it, Llewellyn outlines the life factors that can fuel your everyday success. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership LifeJack H. Llewellyn , PhD is a sports psychology consultant who has helped a major league baseball pitcher become a Cy Young Award winner, A NASCAR driver go from number six overall to number one and with the Winston Cup Series Championship, and countless leaders at Fortune 500 companies.

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

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. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact.

Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP

EveryAction

You’re building a life-long relationship with these donors. By focusing a little extra energy on your mid-level donors, you can raise more money and create a quality pipeline for your major gifts officers. Successful mid-level donor programs are all about providing donors with a personal touch while maintaining the analytic discipline that allows you to scale your programming. When you’re managing an understaffed development team, you’re always rearranging your to-do list.

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 One of his most recent books is, Are You Fully Charged?

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Choose To Live A Life That Matters

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident. Choose to live a life that matters. Eric Jacobson Leadership Life Living What Will MatterI recommend that all leaders every so often read the What Will Matter poem by Michael Josephson. It serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of unselfishly serving and leading with character. I've highlighted in bold and in color below my favorite parts of the poem: Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.

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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. Eventually he had to ask others to turn pages for him. It became a burden to his family and caregivers to constantly drop what they were doing to turn a page, so he began seeking out ebooks.

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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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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

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. Hispanic Heritage Month, officially founded in 1968 , occurs each year from September 15 to October 15, a period which includes the anniversary of independence of eight Latin American countries.

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.

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.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

EveryAction

Before offering a donation option, Woodstock Sanctuary’s Giving Tuesday webpage highlights “A Day in the Life at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary,” a social media campaign that gave followers an inside look at the lives of the people and animals involved, but also allowed for viewers to ask questions and enabled staff to give live shout-outs to recognize donors throughout the day.

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4 Tips for Creating Harmony Between Work and Personal Life

NonProfit Hub

Here are a few ways you can create and maintain a healthy ratio of work and personal life. Not only has multitasking been proven to be ineffective, but if you’re trying to both excel at work and have a personal life at the same time, you’re not giving each side due attention. A beneficial work-life balance can only be achieved if you care for yourself first. These three things are a part of both work and personal aspects of your life.

One Life is Enough!

NetWits

So, your nonprofit is socially networked. You’re on MySpace, you use the FaceBook Causes application, you keep constituents informed on Twitter, you show your event pictures on Flickr, you share videos on YouTube, and you know the power of blogging tools like WordPress or Blogger. In short, you’re well invested in Web 2.0. Now what

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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. Previously, I highlighted favorite features in Nonprofit Starter Pack , Click & Pledge , Causeview and Soapbox Engage now I’m going to talk about my favorite parts of Appextremes Conga Composer. Before I started working for Convio, I thought I was comfortable with Conga Composer.

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What Is Your Life Word?

Eric Jacobson

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. Life Word shows you the three-step process for how to identify your Live Word and the "why" behind that word so you can live with a renewed sense of power, purpose and passion. Your Life Word becomes the driving force to align your efforts and eliminate distractions.

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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. The joys of "airplane mode," or how to begin reducing distractions and instead allow focus to thrive.

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What Is Your Life Word?

Eric Jacobson

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. Life Word shows you the three-step process for how to identify your Live Word and the "why" behind that word so you can live with a renewed sense of power, purpose and passion. The Life Word I selected for myself is: Helpful.

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Keeping life straight and starting over yet again

Judi Sohn

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Social Giving IRL (In Real Life) for Nonprofits - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

Social Giving IRL (In Real Life) for Nonprofits - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly : "Not all social giving IRL has to be tied to hosting a gala or 5K. People gather in places for lots of other reasons, and those are opportunities for the right charities with the right tools. The growth rate of U.S. adults with Internet-enabled phones (already surpassed two-thirds of the population) is huge; most donors can now give wherever they are rather than waiting to get to a desktop screen somewhere.

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Digital differences | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

AFP Blog

Digital differences | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project : oday, differences in internet access still exist among different demographic groups, especially when it comes to access to high-speed broadband at home. The ways in which people connect to the internet are also much more varied today than they were in 2000. As a result, internet access is no longer synonymous with going online with a desktop computer. Read more

Google Hangouts: Give Your Conferences a Longer Life: Associations Now

AFP Blog

Google Hangouts: Give Your Conferences a Longer Life: Associations Now : Google Hangouts have been gaining momentum in the meetings and conferences sphere due to their capabilities and ease of use. Google members can invite other members to join a session, record the conversation, and then give it feet by posting it on YouTube or writing a blog post about the meetup.

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5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

EveryAction

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.