A Guide to Creating Donor-Centric Experiences

NonProfit PRO

In this guide, we look at Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs with a fundraising and engagement twist. We've outlined a hierarchy of needs for your donors and dive deep into each to help you understand how you can begin to meet them, just in time for End-of-Year Giving season

Advancing your career: How to get noticed in a nonprofit workplace

Charity Village

After all, self-actualization is indeed listed within Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Being ambitious and wanting to advance your career is a healthy motivation. Unfortunately, in the nonprofit sector it isn’t always clear how to do this.


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How nonprofits can attract and retain high-quality employees

ASU Lodestar Center

Monetary motivations correspond with the most basic level of human needs according to Maslow’s Hierarchy. This motivation parallels the idea of belonginess and inter-personal self-esteem in Maslow’s Hierarchy. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

What’s Your Calling?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He is the author of of ‘PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow’ , and founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality. He spoke about leadership from the heart. He applies Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to his career in business and his leadership style. Flickr Photo by SMEXbeirut.

Five Ways to Promote Wellness in Your Organization this New Year

Connection Cafe

Corporate social responsibility has taken on a completely new look since we all started staying the social six feet apart and began doing our jobs from home.

How to Motivate Certification Candidates

WBT Systems

If you’re familiar with the work of psychologist Abraham Maslow (I know the CAEs among you certainly are), you may have guessed by now that these motivators reside in the highest level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: self-actualization. Have you ever heard people talk about studying for and obtaining their Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation? You can tell by the intensity of their conversation that getting the CAE credential is a transformative experience.

Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth Kanter

The framework is based on Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, mapped to an organization’s hierarchy of needs: • Level 1: Functioning Factor – Do people have what they need to do their job? Last month, I was honored to present and facilitate an all-day workshop for nonprofit leaders at the Oregon Nonprofit Leadership Conference on how to activate a culture of well being in the nonprofit workplace, based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

Build a Nonprofit’s Technology Assets from the Ground Up, Part 1 of 2

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Hat tip to Sonny Cloward for suggesting that nonprofits should have a Maslow’s hierarchy of needs when it came to implementing nonprofit technology. It was in response to Tweets I made last month stating that social media has been oversold to nonprofits and that they really needed to concentrate on their Web site first. I’m going to circle back to my thinking on social media in the second part of this article.

What's Your Leisure Identity? Does it Bring You Into Museums?

Museum 2.0

He cites many studies showing that as people move up Maslow's hierarchy of needs, we have transitioned from focusing on work (a means of survival) to leisure (a means of personal fulfillment). I spent last week on vacation in the High Sierras rock climbing. Between high-altitude hijinks, run-ins with wildlife, and very long days of hiking, I finished John Falk's new book, Identity and the Museum Visitor Experience.

The Struggles and Strategies of Online Organizing: An Interview with Leda Dederich

Have Fun - Do Good

Emerging technologies are great, I am all for emerging technologies; but I believe very, very strongly that it is like Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: if people can't eat, then they can't go out to the fair. A couple weeks ago, I did an interview for the NetSquared Podcast with Leda Dederich, the creator of the dotOrganize project, and co-author of the report "Online Technology For Social Change: From Struggle to Strategy." Below is a transcript of the interview.