Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She is also very mindful while reading the news to monitor her reactions and emotions. This recent article from Mindful, “Three Ways to Unhook from the News and Stay Informed” has some really useful information. … Read More Mindfulness Tips

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How to Read the Minds of Your Donors

NonProfit Hub

The ability to read minds. What if I told you that you can enter the minds of your donors without even meeting them? But, if you’re willing to put in the work and attempt to enter their minds, it will pay off in ways you wouldn’t believe.

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Mindful or Mind Full Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My talk is a call to action to nonprofits to be more intentional and mindful in how they curate and consume content from social networks. I’ll be talking about the art and practice of good curation and also share some techniques for staying focused while doing working on social media for practitioners. Mindfulness

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Skoll World Forum: My Annual Heart-Mind Feast

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Those around-the-clock meetings were the mind food for me: completely inspirational for my work in the coming year. My favorite conference of the year is the Skoll World Forum in Oxford. That’s still the case even after attending the Forum for eleven straight years as of last week!

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Mind-Melding Online

Connection Cafe

That it would be impossible to observe this kind of "mind-meld" between two individuals communicating online. Regardless of what you think, it's worth the challenge to consider how you can better mind meld with your constituents in every communication with them.

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The Benefits of Using Data to Bring Mindfulness to Your Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Never in a million years did I ever think I would use data and mindfulness in the same sentence. For the past two months, I’ve been wearing a rock in a bra, a device called Spire. Do you bring mindfulness to your work and workplace? Mindfulness

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A Simple Way for Nonprofit Leaders To Incorporate Mindfulness Into Their Daily Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We started with mindfulness from Chris Block, improvisation from David Havens , and Heather and I co-facilitated a session on networks. He started the session on mindfulness sharing a story about an encounter with a taxi driver in Nashville who answered the “how are you are today?”

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Mind Games: Using Psychology to Increase Email Open Rates

Byte Technology

By leveraging the innate processes of the human mind, it’s possible to greatly increase the odds that a recipient will click on your message and show interest in your group’s potential, whether it’s changing the world or just making a small piece of it a little better.

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Book Review: Mindful Social Marketing by @jfouts

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The holiday break is a great time to read books, both for work and just plan fun. Earlier this week, I read the recently published “ Mindful Social Marketing ” by colleague Janet Fouts.

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Why Advocacy Organizations Must Keep Sustainers Top of Mind During EOY Fundraising

Connection Cafe

As we enter the EOY fundraising season, especially for any issue advocacy organization that will see stark changes as the result of the election, one thing that should be top of mind is your sustainer program.

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Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!

NetWits

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Mind apples

Steve Bridger

Amy Sample Ward tagged me in her five-a-day-post , following the mindapples ’meme’ started (I think) by Andy Gibson of The School Of Everything, and brought to my attention initially by Tessy Britton. .

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Mind: Blown! Technologies of the Future

SocialFish

I’m presenting Mind: Blown! Mind: Blown!” – Technologies of the Future on Prezi. Technologies of the Future today at the AE Institute conference for Realtor association executives.

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A Mind on Design: Things to Avoid When Building a WordPress Blog

Byte Technology

Indeed, there’s so much out there to read that our minds become blurred, and therefore writers should constantly check themselves to make sure all their content is original and all theirs. The post A Mind on Design: Things to Avoid When Building a WordPress Blog appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog. There are so many active blogs operating in our virtual world today that it would take countless lifetimes to read them all.

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Key Culture Tip: Great Minds Don’t Always Think Alike

NonProfit Hub

There’s nothing wrong with having a like-minded staff; keeping your staff on the same page with values and goals is incredibly important. The post Key Culture Tip: Great Minds Don’t Always Think Alike appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. I was having lunch with a friend recently, and she commented on the diversity of people who have been on Nonprofit Hub’s staff over the years.

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VR Films Work Great for Charity. What About Changing Minds? | WIRED

AFP Blog

What About Changing Minds? VR Films Work Great for Charity. WIRED : "NEW INVENTIONS, WHETHER they’re gadgets or startups or biotech advancements, always come with some promise to “change the world.” Some do. Most don’t. A rare few find revolutionary uses that go far beyond what their creators initially envisioned. Congrats, Google. Sorry, Google Glass.)

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13NTC Sketchnotes: Mindful or Mind-full

NTEN

Sketchnotes: Mindful or mind-full Since a big part of this session was on visual note-taking as a way of focusing attention, here are my notes (1.5

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On having an entrepreneurial state of mind.

SocialFish

Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions – Guy Kawasaki.

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The Killer Blog Strategy Mind-Map For Simple Minded Bloggers

John Haydon

This should not be a complicated process (hence “simple minds&# ). I use a template with folks I call the “ The Killer Blog Strategy Mind-Map For Simple Minds &# (pdf). The Killer Blog Strategy Mind-Map.

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How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind

Mobile Commons

Mobile technology has lent a big hand in changing the healthcare industry’s landscape. SMS chat, specifically, allows more and more individuals to making informed and proactive decisions about their health with instantaneous, private, and direct communication. How Does it Work?

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Inside the Minds of Twitter Users

AFP Blog

Inside the Minds of Twitter Users: "We know plenty about Twitter’s crazy growth rates and mushrooming membership. We know about brands on Twitter (Twitter reviews), celebrities on Twitter, politicians on Twitter. We know Twitter apps, hashtags, trends, tools, tips and tricks. But we understand less about the motivations of users: Why do people use Twitter? How do its users feel about common

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Mindfulness, Unplugging and Social Media Envy

Have Fun - Do Good

Synchronistically, later in the week I listened to a free call with Jennifer Louden , Bridget Piloud, Marianne Elliott , Tara Gentile, and Tara Sophia Mohr , about Self-Care, Mindfulness and Social Media. My number one mindfulness tip is to be aware of social media envy.

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Tips for Sharing Mind-Blowing Blog Posts

Frogloop

After months of wandering you’ve made it to the (nonprofit blogging) promised land! You convinced the bigwigs to let you start a blog for your organization, you recruited peers to join you as staff bloggers, you’ve set clear guidelines , and shared some creative blog post ideas for your staff to draw from. You’ve thought about how else you can help your blogging staff to succeed, been their biggest cheerleader, and held your breath. Finally something amazing happens.

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Five Mind Shifts That Boost Social Sharing

John Haydon

Here are five mind-shifts to keep in mind: 1. Keep in mind that bloggers are in it for the long haul like you are. Technology has blessed your community with more sharing power than ever before.

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Engaging environmentally minded volunteers with a new app

Beaconfire Wire

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Clean Swell , a new Ocean Conservancy mobile app that helps volunteers record, categorize and track trash they pick up along beaches and waterways. This app increases volunteer engagement, streamlines data collection, and extends data gathering year-round.

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Social Networking for the Socially Minded - washingtonpost.com

AFP Blog

Social Networking for the Socially Minded - washingtonpost.com: "Social Networking for the Socially MindedDistrict Firm Razoo Joins Other Web Site Builders Trying to Reinvent How People Give Money to CharityBy Zachary A. GoldfarbWashington Post Staff WriterMonday, December 17, 2007; Page D01The office of Razoo on Connecticut Avenue blends two distinct cultures common in Washington.It has the

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

They’ll hear from you more regularly and your frequent communication will keep you top-of-mind. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself.

Heart of Florida United Way Uses Office 365 to Gain Some Peace of Mind

TechImpact

The organization served over 347,500 Floridians last year in a wide range of philanthropic efforts, and that work is only … Continued The post Heart of Florida United Way Uses Office 365 to Gain Some Peace of Mind appeared first on Tech Impact. Disaster recovery is a critical part of computing for many nonprofits, but for the Heart of Florida United Way, based in Orlando, the threat of hurricanes and other heavy storms made it even more important.

UX Mind Games @ ASAE tech conference

Beaconfire Wire

From the article: Put yourself in your users’ shoes when designing your organization’s online calling card, said Jared Schwartz, vice president of strategy and innovation at Beaconfire RedEngine, during the session “UX Mind Games.”. We’re very proud that our very own Jared Schwartz made a huge splash at the ASAE Tech conference this week. Associations Now highlighted the power of empathy from his UX Mindgames session as one of the top three ideas to come out of the event.

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Moving to the Cloud? Keep These 8 Security Tips in Mind

Tech Soup Blog

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you weigh your options. These are just a few of the questions you should keep in mind when searching for a cloud service provider. Keep Regulatory Requirements in Mind. Cloud-based applications and services are super convenient.

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

For example, if you notice he’s an enthusiastic door-knocker on canvassing days but doesn’t even open your phone banking sign up emails, keep those habits in mind for future volunteer asks.

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How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind

Mobile Commons

The post How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind appeared first on Mobile Commons. Mobile technology has lent a big hand in changing the healthcare industry’s landscape. SMS chat, specifically, allows more and more individuals to making informed and proactive decisions about their health with instantaneous, private, and direct communication. How Does it Work?

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15 Clay Shirky Quotes That Blew My Mind at NTC

NetWits

I had been looking forward to Clay Shirky 's plenary at the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference for a while, and he did not let me down. Keeping in theme with his almost dead-on resemblance to Tom Hanks, his words/message/thoughts resonated around the room like Forest Gump on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Had the WiFi in the room not gone down, I am almost certain Twitter would have collapsed under the weight of our collective epiphanies

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Inside the Mind of a Top Donor

Robert Weiner

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently conducted an online discussion with Lorry I. Lokey, who has appeared on The Chronicle’s list of America’s top donors every year since 2000. Mr. Lokey responded to questions such as. What is the biggest mistake development officers make when first meeting a new prospect? How could a small institution with big aspirations engage donors with significant financial capability? What do you see as the ED’s role in working with major donors?

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Wisdom 2.0: Staying Mindful Amidst Technology Overload

Tech Soup Blog

Conference brought together people from a variety of different disciplines to explore the concept of how we can live mindfully amidst fast-paced streams of information and technologies that are becoming the daily reality for many people. The first of its kind Wisdom 2.0

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Today's Leadership Thought - Passion And An Open Mind

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"You can express your own views as passionately as you want, as long as you''re equally curious about others'' views." -- Author of Smart Leaders Smarter Teams , Roger Schwarz. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Roger Schwarz

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Tips on Great Web-Site Design With Donors in Mind - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Tips on Great Web-Site Design With Donors in Mind - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : The problems with most nonprofit Web sites today are too much text and not enough great visuals, said Ann-Laura Parks at last week’s AFP TechKnow conference in Orlando, Fla.,

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8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Keeping these eight basic do's and don'ts in mind as you write your RFP will simplify your workload and yield great results!

[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Creating a video with social media in mind (while also growing your social media audience organically) is a great way to grow your base and reach more supporters. When you're building a movement, video is an indispensable storytelling tool.

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Writing (and Testing) Great Nonprofit Emails

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Keep in mind that the solution should be realistic and match the scale of the problem. Crafting smart and effective emails can be challenging. Every list is different and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to writing effective emails. Luckily, there are a few tried-and-true principles to guide your writing. Once you've got something drafted, take the time to test your emails. Test everything from messaging to subject lines.

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Innovative Giving: Leverage Your Twitter Network | An Itinerant Mind | Fast Company

AFP Blog

Innovative Giving: Leverage Your Twitter Network | An Itinerant Mind | Fast Company: "Innovative Giving: Leverage Your Twitter Network| posted by Saabira ChaudhuriWhat she's done: A social media consultant, Beth Kanter teaches non-profits and individuals how to use social media tools like Twitter, blogs and widgets to raise funds and awareness.

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Innovative Giving: The Nature Conservancy and (Lil) Green Patch | An Itinerant Mind | Fast Company

AFP Blog

Innovative Giving: The Nature Conservancy and (Lil) Green Patch | An Itinerant Mind | Fast Company: "Innovative Giving: The Nature Conservancy and (Lil) Green Patch| posted by Saabira Chaudhuri(Ed. Note: This is the first of six stories about innovative ways to give back during this holiday season. Check back tomorrow and the rest of the week for the next installments

Open Thread: What's on Your Mind?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, I'd like to take this opportunity to find out what's on your mind. This next week is going to be totally crazy as I head down for New Orleans for the NTC and packed schedule. So, bear with me -- blogging may be sporadic. What topics about social media and nonprofits are you most interested in? Anything you want to promote? Any feedback you wish to share

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