Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The curriculum was based on their “ Innovating for People ” design methods recipe book and “ taxonomy for innovation.” Understanding: Methods for Analyzing Challenges and Opportunities. Making: Methods for Envisioning Future Possibilities.

5 Methods for Avoiding Procrastination for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I found this wonderful comic on Mashable “ The Field Guide to Procrastination ” that identifies 12 different methods for work avoidance or procrastination, defined in Wikipedia as “ putting off tasks for a later date.” What is your method?

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How To Simplify Content Promotion with the Twitter Leapfrog Method

SocialFish

Here’s the full article reprinted by permission – would love to know if anyone is using this Twitter Leapfrog Method or anything similar. allows you to track how many clicks you receive on your article, so you can evaluate whether or not this method works for you.

Methods and Metrics for Assessing Civic Tech

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Methods and Metrics for Assessing Civic Tech, Guest post by Anne Whatley, Network Impact.

The POST Method for Creating a Social Media Strategy (INFOGRAPHIC)

John Haydon

The POST method (People, Objectives, Strategy, Technology) was originally coined by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff in their book, Groundswell (Harvard Business Review Press) is a proven framework for developing a social media strategy.

Learning from Example: Innovative methods to engage your online community

NTEN

Sophia Guevara. Social Media Fellow. Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. What do clean water and foundation libraries have in common? Online community management, for one thing. Learning from my fellowship at EPIP and other organizations’ experiences, I have learned three important lessons about engaging an online community. Community community engagement Program

Method Tweeting at sxsw

Beaconfire Wire

These are some of the topics we will be discussing during our sxsw panel, Method Tweeting for Non profits (and other players). UPDATE: Our panel was just named one of the 80+ things not to miss at sxsw by Mashable!

Method Tweeting at sxsw

Beaconfire Wire

These are some of the topics we will be discussing during our sxsw panel, Method Tweeting for Non profits (and other players). For non profits, establishing a voice & brand on Twitter can be a tricky proposition.

The Best Productivity Tools: Time-Saving Methods to Find Digital Tools

Tech Soup Blog

A recent NetSquared London Meetup investigated the IT tools that can be used to get nonprofit operations done cheaply and effectively. It also delved into how nonprofits can tackle the process of finding the tech that helps the most when you don't necessarily have the time to research.

Tried-and-True Methods for Reaching Older Donors: A Quick Guide

NonProfit Hub

The post Tried-and-True Methods for Reaching Older Donors: A Quick Guide appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Himanshu Sareen, an Indian entrepreneur and corporate executive, is the founder and CEO of Icreon , an IT consultancy and software solutions firm with offices in the U.S.,

Choosing the Right Bandwagon to Jump On

Connection Cafe

Making the right choices about fundraising methods and the best mix to employ is what separates real winners in fundraising from the “also rans.”. Nonprofit Fundraising fundraising ideas fundraising methods fundraising tipsGiven that the next 13 months in the U.S.

Website Usability Testing: Four Methods for Gathering Feedback

NTEN

She'll present four cheap and fast methods to solicit qualitative feedback from your users at our upcoming webinar, " Website Usability Testing 101 ". > You'll learn: Four methods from gathering qualitative feedback The best (cheap) online tools to help conduct your research Examples of insights gained from real projects Why did our staff page make someone want to donate?

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The K.I.S.S Method

Beaconfire Wire

Life altering, game changing, world saving – these are phrases that get tossed around a lot in our sector, with good reason. Being passionate about helping non-profits succeed through technology is why we are always looking for new ways to engage our audiences.

Determination Pays Off: Successful Selection Methods

FI Space

the proposed new regulations evidently appear to be much more difficult then your current one although through the planned DTC / GST rules, the Federal Government has accepted the need of fresh income system. Boring? Perhaps with a people.

Determination Pays Off: Successful Selection Methods

FI Space

the proposed new regulations evidently appear to be much more difficult then your current one although through the planned DTC / GST rules, the Federal Government has accepted the need of fresh income system. Boring? Perhaps with a people.

The KISS Method For Determining Social Media ROI

AFP Blog

The KISS Method For Determining Social Media ROI : "Attend any corporate meeting on social media initiatives and it’s likely that you’ll hear a question or two along the lines of “how is this selling us more product” or “what’s the ROI on these activities”?

5 Methods to Integrate Case Files with Service Billing

Vertex Systems

5 Methods to Integrate Case Files with Service Billing. You are invited to our next webinar in the “Closing the Gap” series: 5 Methods to Integrate Case Notes with Service Billing. When your team feels being ‘spread thin,’ it seems natural to put off case notes ‘until later.’

A Periodic table of Visualization Methods

Tech Soup Blog

This brilliant and useful chart made by Ralph Lengler and Martin Eppler at Visual Literacy takes the good old periodic table of the elements and changes each item into a type of visualization method to assist planning, thinking and communicating.

3 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I also get asked about where to get facilitation training for design thinking methods. Jeremiah Owyang has a comprehensive post cataloging different methods to use to facilitate innovation and Design Thinking is one of them. Has your nonprofit used design-thinking methods internally?

6 direct marketing methods to gain social media influencers : Page 1 of 2 : Target Marketing

AFP Blog

6 direct marketing methods to gain social media influencers : Page 1 of 2 : Target Marketing : 'm a big fan of social media. I jumped on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, etc., but it didn't occur to me until recently that social media could help direct marketers by leveraging influencers. In other words, I was a purist—I was communicating on social media for the pure joy of talking to people, meeting them and learning.

Community Foundation launches new fundraising method | Home | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA

AFP Blog

Community Foundation launches new fundraising method | Home | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA : LAFAYETTE — The Community Foundation of Acadiana launched a new donation method — an embeddable fundraising widget — to make it easier for people to give to nonprofit organizations that are assisting those recovering from last week’s flash flooding.

Method Tweeting: Act I

Beaconfire Wire

When you go to the theatre, it’s a given that the words of a playwright are being channeled through the characters on stage. Every line uttered is steeped in the identity of the person speaking, but placed there by the author, whose goal was to make a statement.

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Carp Method

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

CARP Vs. CRAP Homepage is a little image editing tutorial from Bernie Dodge. Some basics about visual design

Why Measuring Should Come First

John Haydon

According to the POST method , starting with “People” first always works: People: What do your people want from you? Strategy measuring social media monitoring social media POST method

6 Link Building Methods for Nonprofits and Charities

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Melanie Nathan SEO & Link Earning Strategist Top Draw. This blog post is for nonprofit organizations and charities that are looking to increase their online exposure (without spending loads of money) so they can receive more volunteers, donations, attention etc. Here are some tips for nonprofits to improve link earning within their online communities. Focus on Quality Content.

A Pyramid of Online Communication Methods

Idealware

But for most nonprofits, especially smaller ones, doing more of one method means doing less of another, meaning that the decision as to what you do, and not just how you do it, is a critical one I would propose the following "Online Communications Pyramid" (this is from a slide that's in both our Online Communications on a Shoestring and our Considering Social Media seminars). I've been thinking a lot recently about how nonprofits should divide their time spent in online communications.

Usability Methods: Fast and Inexpensive Can Work | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

05/17/2010: Method Tweeting: Act I Updates in Your Inbox Beaconfire at Play More of Beaconfire Bloggers photos www. Usability methods don’t have to be expensive to be effective. For everyday design projects, discount usability methods are the best. While it’s true that an anual usability check-up will be a little more expensive, the usability methods used when designing a site can be fast and inexpensive.

The Definitive Collection of Idea Generation Methods

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Leith also has another site about large group intervention methods , including a description for open-space technology approach Here's a collection of group creative problem-solving techniques catalogued by UK consultant Martin Leith. Some of these might be appropriate for small group activities in a training for brainstorming new ideas related to the topic of the training. Here's a classic - brainstorming on post-it notes.

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The facilitation methods are participatory. Each method provides step-by-ste instructions, examples, templates, and additional reading links. The toolkit includes easy methods for any team that wants to improve collaboration and creativity.

Digital Storytelling Methods: Time and Resources Needed?

Tech Soup Blog

This post was authored by Evonne Heyning, and cross-posted from NonprofitCommons.org. We have thousands of new digital storytellers joining us for TweetChats, webinars, and events with the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge this month and many questions have been coming in! You can view some of the forum questions from last week and chime in with your own questions anytime this week. read more. Event Hardware Marketing Multimedia & Graphics Software Tech Planning Web 2.0 Tools

Share of the American Wallet: What It Does and Does Not Mean for Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

You have limited time and resources, and focusing on the right people is important, especially for major givin g, planned giving, and other high-touch fundraising methods. After looking at the report, consider whether the communication methods you’re using target the best prospects.

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Segmentation Recommendations From An Association Member

Wild Apricot Blog

In this guest post, Meagan Rockett offers tips for member segmentation methods to help streamline your communications. membership

How to Use Design Thinking to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We used some Human Centered Design techniques from their “ Innovating for People ” design methods recipe book. It was the most stimulating web platform strategy session that I have ever experienced! Understanding: Methods for Analyzing Challenges and Opportunities.

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Does Rigorous Data Analysis Thwart Effective Storytelling by Non-Profits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In her talk, Alex encouraged the audience to discern between the scenarios where rigorous, objective research is needed, using scientific methods and those where they can simply tell an interesting or compelling story with data.

Connecting Up Conference: Stuart Jones - Fritz and Sauce Method for Dealing With Information Overload

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was lucky enough to attend a breakout session called "The Fritz and Sauce Method For Dealing With Information Overload" conducted by Stuart Jones from the Old Milang School House Project. What metaphor might you use to describe your method for avoiding information overload I'm behind in posting my notes from my visit to Australia and the Connecting Up Conference. So, expect to see a flood of posts over the next weeks.

Beautiful Web Fonts Part 1 – The Flash Method

Beaconfire Wire

Basically, this method relies on javascript and Flash to replace plain old HTML text with the same text in a small Flash file during the loading of the Web page in your browser. Beautiful fonts are one of the holy grails of Web Design.

15 Fundraising Success Metrics to Start Tracking

Donor Search

And worry not, there’s no shortage of methods of measuring performance. This post was written by Bill Tedesco, CEO of DonorSearch. Measuring your performance is a crucial step that nonprofits must take to succeed.

How BTOP Funding Is Informing Innovative Training Methods

Tech Soup Blog

This post originally appeared on the TechSoup for Libraries blog and was authored by Jennifer Anthony. In remote and underserved communities, training on computers and related technology is often critical to ensure that residents are equipped with up-to-date skills. A nonprofit organization in New Mexico and Maine's state library are using the funds from the NTIA's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant to fund innovative ways to provide necessary training in such communities.

My Notes from Next Generation Evaluation Meeting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The opening keynote by Hallie Preskill, Managing Director, FSG talked about the trends setting the stage for new evaluation methods, but also cautioned that these methods would not replace traditional methods. There deep dive sessions for each method.

5 Killer Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Crowdfunding Campaigns

Frogloop

Today, crowdfunding is a viable fundraising method that can be successfully utilized by nonprofit organizations as well as individuals.