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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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.

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.

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.

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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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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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?)

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 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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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.

#CMAD 2014 Community Manager Awards | Community Manager Appreciation Day

AFP Blog

#CMAD 2014 Community Manager Awards | Community Manager Appreciation Day : Community Managers are amazing. That’s why this year, for Community Manager Appreciation Day, we’re going to start a new tradition. In a joint partnership with BTC Revolutions, HootSuite, Meshfire, Nimble and Sprout Social, we’re excited to announce the 2014 Community Manager Appreciation Day Awards

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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.

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.

How Would You Rate Your Prospect Management System?| Part 4

Connection Cafe

This is my final post in a four-part series that outlines the various levels of prospect management we encounter with our clients. In Part I , I covered rating choice “Level 1,” and how this signifies that an organization does not have a formalized prospect management system in place.

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6 Qualities A Nonprofit Database Management System Should Have

TechImpact

However, nonprofit technology is booming and your organization might be looking for a more sustainable, automated management solution. Who manages the database? The post 6 Qualities A Nonprofit Database Management System Should Have appeared first on Tech Impact Blog.

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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A Lesson on Budgeting from the Blackbaud Management Team

Connection Cafe

Step 1: Set the long term strategy with your management team. Financial Management Budgeting nonprofit accounting nonprofit financial management

Introducing Blackbaud’s Portfolio of Fundraising and Relationship Management Solutions

Connection Cafe

let me confirm that Blackbaud has committed to continued investments and innovation in four primary fundraising and relationship management solutions for nonprofits.

Management is _

gokubi.com

I talk about managing teams working for social change. Management Is — Steve Andersen — Web of Change Ignite 2012 from Web of Change on Vimeo. Here’s an Ignite talk I gave at Web of Change last year.

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. Cultivate major donors with Moves Management.

Your Nonprofit’s New Data Management Process

TechImpact

These “4 A’s” just might be your nonprofit’s new way of planning your data management. Data management can be a tedious, difficult process. The first step to executing a successful data management plan is to accumulate data through a CRM.

Leading Versus Managing

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In his new 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.