Project Management Tips: Team

Connection Cafe

By: Jett Winders , Program Manager, Charity Dynamics. As a nonprofit professional, you wear many hats, often including being a project manager for your organization’s technology projects. 7 Tips for Effective Team Management.

Donor Data Management Dictionary

3rd Sector Labs

Every nonprofit needs a data management plan, especially for their donor data. The plan needs to address a variety of topics, such as data hygiene and enrichment , data usage in various communications activities , input/output management, and more.

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DIY Social Media Management

Amy Sample Ward

Yesterday, I had a lot of fun giving another webinar for Nonprofit Webinars, this time focused on DIY Social Media Management. Here’s an example: DIY Management Tools. DIY Social Media Management.

Project Management Tips: Timeline

Connection Cafe

By: Jett Winders , Program Manager, Charity Dynamics. In our first post on project management, we identified seven characteristics of a winning project team. Honest Expectations: Many project managers underestimate how much of their time is needed to help coordinate the project.

6 Tips for Better Grant Management

Connection Cafe

When it comes to getting—and managing—grants, common pitfalls can be avoided with the proper tools and policies in place. With all the budgeting, tracking, and reporting that can go into the process, managing grants can seem like a full-time job.

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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The Hispanic Institute manages several ongoing projects, including the study of Hispanic economic contributions, media monitoring, consumer fraud protection, citizenship education, and technology and telecommunication research.

Stop the Daisy Chain of Bad Data Management

3rd Sector Labs

The root cause of bad data management for any organization – for-profit, nonprofit or government – can usually be found in the data management paradigm itself. We also have an online event management system. The data management plan.

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What’s in your data management plan?

3rd Sector Labs

Unfortunately, it’s true … and the only way to combat the problem is examine what’s in your data management plan. Technologies and tools used to capture and manage data change, get upgraded, get replaced. The need for the Data Management Plan.

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Survival in the New Age of Grant Management

Connection Cafe

This post is part 2 of our New Age of Grant Management series. If you haven’t already, make sure to go back and read part one, Welcome to the New Age of Accountability in Grant Management. 2: Risk management starts before funding.

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Angels as Assets: The Importance of Volunteer Management Software

Byte Technology

From tracking donations and expenditures, the success or failure of fund-raising events, staff protocols and effectiveness, lists of donors large and small and so much more, the organization that shirks information management does so at their own peril.

Finding Data Management Solutions for Arts and Culture Organizations

Everyaction

Arts and culture organizations such as media companies, magazines, public radio stations, museums, theaters, and arts advocates have unique needs when it comes to data management.

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Why And How to Manage Your Volunteer Program Professionally

Connection Cafe

All this makes their contribution invaluable, but just like with employees, they need to be managed professionally. So let’s take it step by step and look at why and how to manage your volunteer program professionally: 1. Volunteers are every nonprofit’s dream.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

This should be written into the job description of each staffer that will help recruit, schedule, and manage volunteers. With volunteer management tools, like EveryAction , you easily track your volunteer’s actions and availability.

Welcome to the New Age of Accountability in Grant Management

Connection Cafe

This monumental shift of responsibility onto grant recipients could be one of the most pivotal changes in grant management in decades. Let’s take a look at what is arguably one of the most pivotal shifts in grant management in decades. What Changed: Focus on Performance Management.

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

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

When you’re managing an understaffed development team, you’re always rearranging your to-do list. Your mid-level giving manager should be the primary point of contact for these donors. Note all of the fresh insights you receive in your moves management software.

Managing Social Media Campaigns

SocialFish

You need a social media management team to manage and monitor the social media campaigns. Tips on managing social media campaigns. After your company has successfully launched its social media marketing campaign, you need to allocate a budget for daily management of the campaign.

Keep Better Contact Records with the Personal Email to Notes Feature

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

This feature will increase the information stored on contact records, and save Major Gift Officers, Events Directors, and Donor Services Managers time, by allowing them to BCC a unique address on emails they want to record rather than copying and pasting the text in manually.

How Would You Rate Your Prospect Management System?| Part 3

Connection Cafe

Referring back to my previous blog in July , I am completing a series that outlines the various levels of prospect management we encounter with our clients. If you purchase a module within your CRM system for prospect management, then make sure the software company offers training.

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Management Integrity

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Some words of wisdom from author Thomas Teal : Integrity in management means : being responsible communicating clearly keeping promises being an honest broker avoiding hidden agendas knowing oneself Also, explains Teal : Great managers serve two masters; one organizational, one moral.

How Fundraisers & Grant Managers Can Collaborate to Achieve Stronger Results

Connection Cafe

As a former grant manager who works on a daily basis with grant-makers, the complex, creative, diverse world of fundraising has been incredible to me. Both fundraisers and grants managers are at the center of it all, often managing many different stakeholders throughout the grantmaking cycle.

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Managing Millennials

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The second edition of Managing the Millennials is an important read. Executing solutions to the most common obstacles to younger workers engaging and learning from the people who manage them. Because, in 2015, Millennials comprised 35 percent of the workforce--nearly 54 million workers.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Your donor management platform should be able to show you the “journey” that Oscar took before his last donation. Once you’ve gotten the 411 from your prospecting efforts, your donor management platform should be able to help you use that information more strategically.

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Smartsheet: Frustrated with online project management no longer

Judi Sohn

Over 3 years ago, I wrote a blog post about my quest to find decent project management software for Fight Colorectal Cancer. Tagged: online project management , Smartsheet. Uncategorized online project management Smartsheet

Crisis Management 101: Tips to Help You Survive Tough Times

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Management Operations crisis communications crisis management No one likes a crisis. Especially nonprofit leaders like you.

How to Measure Your Prospect Management System

Connection Cafe

Fundraising Success & Performance Identifying Prospects metrics Prospect ManagmentOnce you have consistent and relevant prospect data at your disposal, what should you measure?

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Managing Conflicts of Interest: Tips for Nonprofit Leaders

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Management conflict of interest financial management nonprofit leadership policies and proceduresIf you’re involved in the leadership of a nonprofit organization, the last thing you want is a conflict-of-interest scandal to hurt the reputation of your organization.

7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The event page's form should feed contact data into a CRM (Contact Relationship Management system) or event management software. Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time.

Awesome Community Management Playbook

SocialFish

I love this Community Management Playbook from Yammer. However, community management as a profession is largely misunderstood and inadequately resourced. ” Community Management Playbook from Yammer. Interested in community management?

In Defense of Community Managers

Amy Sample Ward

But, operating as a community organizer or manager is such a filling and critical role for programs, platforms and even campaigns to be successful that the idea of herding cats turns into searching youtube for cutest kitten videos. I wanted to share the short “defense&# of Community Managers that I wrote to get your feedback as well as to gather your ideas, examples and so on of why Community Managers are important to our work! In Defense of Community Managers.

3 Tips to Better Manage Accounting for your Ticket Sales

Connection Cafe

Here are a few tips to help you better manage accounting for your ticket sales: Be Mindful of Revenue versus Deferred Revenue. true that your over/shorts aren’t material, counting them towards or against your true revenue really isn’t the best way to manage your business.

Better manage volunteers through software tools

VolunteerMark

Welcome to a new era of volunteerism, whether you like it or not. Let’s face it, with the constant advancements in cell phone, laptop and tablet technology, people are spending more and more time online than off. That’s not news to you, me or even the mailman.

Successful IT Volunteer Management

Idealware

Those are real concerns, but with smart management, there is more opportunity than ever to engage skilled technology volunteers—individuals want to do meaningful work and companies are learning that they truly can do well by doing good. Quick Tips for Successful IT Volunteer Management.

Community Management Fundamentals

SocialFish

Do you have advanced community management tips to share? Community Management Fundamentals from The Community Roundtable. …from the always awesome Community Roundtable. And by the way, this deck is three years old. Amazing that we’re still teaching the same stuff. :/.

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

For example, someone with a background in marketing or customer relations will already have a strong sense of how to create excitement about a brand and manage long-term relationships. Getting development teams and their nonprofit boards to work in alignment can be challenging.

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List of Volunteer Management Software

AFP Blog

List of Volunteer Management Software : "For this page, volunteer management software is defined as software that actually has "volunteer" somewhere in its official description (it does NOT have to be called "volunteer management" software, however). Therefore, this page could not be considered a comprehensive list of software that can be used to manage volunteer information. " ''via Blog this

Making time for time management

VolunteerMark

Time is perhaps one of the most valuable resources that we have, especially for nonprofits. How do you stay productive and make sure that every minute is contributing to the fulfillment of your organization''s mission?

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Management Consulting

SocialFish

The post [Cool Infographic Friday] Management Consulting appeared first on SocialFish. OK, this isn’t an infographic, I lied. But hahahahaha. More like this.

Integrity In Management Means This

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Some words of wisdom from author Thomas Teal : Integrity in management means : being responsible communicating clearly keeping promises being an honest broker avoiding hidden agendas knowing oneself Also, explains Teal : Great managers serve two masters; one organizational, one moral.

Our EveryAction Hero: St. John's Hospital Foundation

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

John’s had about a dozen members back in 2013 but since then we’ve managed to get it to almost 70. John's Hospital Foundation has been working since 1999 to support St. John's Medical Center.

Managing Millennials

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In their book, Millennials Who Manage , authors Chip Espinoza and Joel Schwarzbart explain that there are nine managerial competencies essential to managing Millennials.

How Would You Rate Your Prospect Management System? | Part II

Connection Cafe

Referring back to my initial blog , I am completing a series that outlines the various levels of prospect management we encounter with our clients. FYI – Clients who have a well oiled prospect management system typically meet weekly or bi-weekly.

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New Follow Up Manager

VisionLink

To help call operators, case managers, outreach staff and others follow up with their clients and contacts even more efficiently and effectively, VisionLink has released an enhanced Followup Manager (creative name, yes?)

How Would Rate Your Prospect Management System? Part 1

Connection Cafe

Here are Target Analytics, our high-touch modeling team asks our clients to rate where they are at with a prospect management system. The first rating choice is “Level 1,” and this rating means that the organization does not have a formalized prospect management system in place.

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