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.

Leading Versus Managing

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In his book, Getting To "Yes And": The Art of Business Improv , author Bob Kulhan reminds us of the important difference between leadership and management. I'd suggest that the act of managing focuses strictly on strategic thinking at its most practical -- on execution.

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.

Bedtime Stories For Managers

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Nights this month, unplug from your mobile phone and both enjoy and learn from Henry Mintzberg ’s 42 former blog posts compiled into his new book, Bedtime Stories for Managers. Some of my favorite takeaways are: Managers are important to the extent that they help other people be important.

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Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). share your own experiences and get help from colleagues on your own thorny community management issues. How do you report activity to upper management?

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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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.

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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The 27 Challenges Managers Face

Eric Jacobsen Blog

How many of these 27 management challenges are you facing right now? 27 Challenges Eric Jacobson Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership ManagementTake a look at the list below. And, how many do you believe you'll face this year?

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.

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?

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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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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. :/.

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 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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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.

[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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Community Managers in Scientific Communities

SocialFish

I was privileged to teach a module about Aligning Community Management and Workplace Culture to the new class of Community Engagement Fellows at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Aligning community management with workplace culture from WorkXO.

Community Management Cheat Sheet

SocialFish

Click to enlarge. Via Mike Schwede. BONUS: Here’s our version, this one created for ASCE and shared with permission. ————– ( photo credit ). Potluck

6 Ways to Harness Your CRM Solution as a Change Management Tool

Connection Cafe

Harnessing your CRM solution as a change-management tool. Set your institution up for success by creating a team specifically to handle change management during implementation and after the go-live. Higher Education Nonprofit Fundraising Change Management CRM implementation

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

EveryAction offers a best-in-class Digital, Fundraising and Organizing SaaS products, with a unified customer relationship management (CRM) platform that is able to effectively serve large and small nonprofits, as well as campaigns through its NGP VAN brand.

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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Online Community Manager Job Description

SocialFish

We’re doing lots of cool work with Ben, who’s our go-to for outsourced community management. Check out his site and all the awesome community management stuff he’s offering. Here are the essential functions of a community manager: Helpdesk.

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How To Be A Manager With Class

Eric Jacobsen Blog

AMACOM's (of the American Management Association) sixth edition of the best-selling book, The First-Time Manager -- originally published in 1981 is a must-read for new managers and leaders in business.

How To Be A Manager With Class

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The sixth edition of the best-selling book, The First-Time Manager -- originally published in 1981 is a must-read for new managers and leaders in business. One of my favorite sections of the book is the one about class in a manager : Class is treating people with dignity.

Calling all online community managers!

SocialFish

Each year, The Community Roundtable publishes survey research, The State of Community Management , that examines the growth of and changes in online community and community management. They invest in management, but their instincts are to squelch dissent.

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.

The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

retention donor managementAs a general rule, retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new ones. Current donors are a curated universe who have already demonstrated a belief in your organization’s mission, and willingness to take action toward it.