Should we be mission-minded, or mission mindFUL?

Media Cause

She’s talking here, of course, specifically about the practice of mindfulness (or insight) meditation. We have, in very nonprofit-y terms, been taught to be mission-minded above all else. . If Steve could learn to be mission-mindful instead of mission-minded, certainly we can, too.

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The Mind Of The Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Leaders must be: Mindful – being present and attentive to their employees’ needs. The Mind Of The Leader takes you on a journey, using real-world inspirational examples of successful companies, that begins with leading yourself and ends with leading your people.

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The Mind Of The Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Leaders must be: Mindful – being present and attentive to their employees’ needs. The Mind Of The Leader takes you on a journey, using real-world inspirational examples of successful companies, that begins with leading yourself and ends with leading your people.

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A look at 15 best and (almost) free mind mapping tools for nonprofits

Candid

The same principle lies at the heart of a mind map. Mind maps help us stay organized in the world of content shock, informational chaos, and short attention span. They say mind mapping makes people more creative and retentive. Why use mind maps in your nonprofit practice?

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Using Science and Mindfulness to Improve the Well-Being of Nonprofit Employees

NonProfit PRO

There’s an important question in the nonprofit world: Who takes care of the caregivers? Or maybe a more valuable thought: How can nonprofits ensure their employees’ well-being? . Staffing & Human Resources Employee Relationships Nonprofit Staff Management Staff Management Staff Well-Being

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MIND YOUR MILLENIALS

Donor Search

MIND YOUR MILLENIALS Millennials, (those born from 1981-1996) are the future—and current—generation of philanthropists. As the current major gift prospect population of Baby Boomers retire, Millennials will advance into leadership roles across businesses, governments, and the social sector. Fact: Millennials are now the largest living generation (75 million strong)—their income and giving power…

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The Mind Of An Effective Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Leaders must be: Mindful – being present and attentive to their employees’ needs. The Mind Of The Leader takes you on a journey, using real-world inspirational examples of successful companies, that begins with leading yourself and ends with leading your people.

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Mind Mapping Options for Your Usages

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Mind Mapping is one of the methods used to graphically represent ideas more clearly. What Can We Do Thanks To Mind Mapping? Mind Map can be a great way to isolate information. The Mind Map is also effective in helping with the summary. How Does A Mind Map Work?

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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! Why, after all these years, do I love going back? First and foremost, it’s the people. This is my posse, the global social entrepreneur community, as well as the people who appreciate and support them.

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Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

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 TipsThis week I was honored to teach a Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workshop at the 1440 Multiversity Nonprofit Service Week.

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Mindful or Mind Full Social Media?

Beth Kanter

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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Designing Effective Coupons For Your Business – Things To Keep In Mind

Find the free stuff

The post Designing Effective Coupons For Your Business – Things To Keep In Mind appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Coupons continue to be one of the strongest marketing and sales promotional tools in the country.

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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 MB) – minus content from yours truly (since I was up delivering it at the time, and "Wait a sec while I sketch what I just said" can get awfully tedious for people). 13ntc Change Management Community nptech Organizational Culture session notes Strategy

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11 Areas in Need of Decluttering in Your Association, Your Work Life and Your Mind

WBT Systems

11 Areas in Need of Decluttering in Your Association, Your Work Life and Your Mind. Read more about 11 Areas in Need of Decluttering in Your Association, Your Work Life and Your Mind

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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. The post Mind Games: Using Psychology to Increase Email Open Rates appeared first on Byte Technology’s Nonprofit Web Design Insights Blog.

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Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!

NetWits

Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Register Now ! We’ve touched on task-based event fundraising contest here before, but because this way of motivating your supporters is so effective we thought it was time to0 revisit the topic in more details.

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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. The post How to Read the Minds of Your Donors appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine.

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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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#13NTC Session: Mindful or Mindfull Social Media?

Beth Kanter

This blog post serves as a resource page for a session on mindfulness with Rob Cottingham and Jana Byington-Smith. This session teaches you some techniques including the use of visualization, graphic facilitation, mind-mapping, attention training, and technology tips and tools that you can immediately put into practice to help you and your staff work more efficiently and effectively, enabling you to achieve more in less time and ultimately increase the return of your efforts.

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The Benefits of Using Data to Bring Mindfulness to Your Work

Beth Kanter

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. Even more useful are the “boosts” or the short guided meditations that accompany the device, although you need to device to use them. I’ve been using meditation apps to help incorporate mindfulness into my work day so that I can be more productive. Mindfulness

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

Beth Kanter

We started with mindfulness from Chris Block, improvisation from David Havens , and Heather and I co-facilitated a session on networks. Expect a few blog posts from me on these topics, but in this post I’d like to reflect on what I learned about mindfulness lead by Chris Block , CEO of American Leadership Forum in Silicon. 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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New study reveals that stress causes people’s minds to wander close to 60% of the workday

Charity Village

People report that their minds wander at work 37% of the time, and stress increases mind-wandering by 2-3 times, according to The Mind at Work study by Potential Project, a global research, leadership development and consulting firm. By Friday, people who feel stressed report that their minds wander for nearly 60% of the workday. The Mind at Work study […].

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UX Mind Games @ ASAE tech conference

Allegiance Group

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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Engaging environmentally minded volunteers with a new app

Allegiance Group

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. Most importantly, Clean Swell empowers everyone to do their part in keeping our seas trash free. Improving volunteer engagement by going mobile.

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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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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. With that in mind, you'll want to take a good, close look at any service provider's privacy policy and terms of service to see who owns the data you upload to any cloud service, and who at that company can access it. Keep Regulatory Requirements in Mind.

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Book Review: Mindful Social Marketing by @jfouts

Beth Kanter

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. What I love most about this book is the “mindful moment” at the end of each chapter that offers up a zen-like statement about how to approach this particular aspect of social marketing.

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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. Last weekend, from sundown, March 4th to sundown, March 5th, I turned off my cell phone, laptop, and TV as part of the National Day of Unplugging. It was awesome. My head was clearer. I felt less stressed.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 157: Digging into the Corporate Social Mind

Connection Cafe

Today’s episode features Derrick Feldmann, a speaker, researcher, and author of a new book, The Corporate Social Mind , which introduces a new cultural and strategic approach to social issue engagement by companies. The Corporate Social Mind.

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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.

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 conference organizer and founder, Soren Gordhamer , framed the weekend's speakers by exploring the challenge and possibilities of whether it is possible to be mindful while being highly connected and having constant multiple demands on our attention.

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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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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. There is value to these tactics so don't neglect them, but also keep in mind the brain of the person on the other end of your message.

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Tips for Sharing Mind-Blowing Blog Posts

Care2

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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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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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. The results of the election in the USA will have an impact on your mission, for better or worse. Whether your organization feels like your mission will advance or be under attack in 2017, one important area of focus will be revenue.

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Questions to Keep in Mind When Purchasing eLearning Content for an LMS

Gyrus

These are all very important topics that cannot afford avoidance, however there are some other questions that are important to keep in mind when purchasing content. The post Questions to Keep in Mind When Purchasing eLearning Content for an LMS appeared first on Gyrus. Many guides on buying eLearning content talk about the quality of the content, the experience of the developer, the number of courses the developer has available for purchase, references, and etc.

Finding Problems and Building Engagement Around Solutions. See Click Fix and Mind Mixer.

Network-Centric Advocacy

. It is interesting to see these concepts presented together. Will we see more local communities start to intergrate this into the workflow of local communications with the public? They both tap the network of the citizens to add capacity to the government. . What are the community conditions necessary for these types of interventions to succeed? Has anyone ever leveraged poor responses from elected officials as a more direct pressure on the election discussions?

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Today's Leadership Thought - Passion And An Open Mind

Eric Jacobson

"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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Wild Apricot Blog : Top 12 Mind Mapping Tools for Web or Desktop

Wild Apricot

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Finding Problems and Building Engagement Around Solutions. See Click Fix and Mind Mixer.

Network-Centric Advocacy

. It is interesting to see these concepts presented together. Will we see more local communities start to intergrate this into the workflow of local communications with the public? They both tap the network of the citizens to add capacity to the government. . What are the community conditions necessary for these types of interventions to succeed? Has anyone ever leveraged poor responses from elected officials as a more direct pressure on the election discussions?

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Mind gone blank? 12 ideas to get you thinking about blog content

Get Fully Funded

Have you started a blog for your nonprofit organization and then got stuck trying to come up with content? If you don’t consider yourself a writer, it can be daunting to pull something together a couple of times a week. Here are some ideas for content: Tell stories about people you are helping. A story ALWAYS works! Remember to keep it short and compelling. Re-use stories from your print newsletter. Don’t worry – people won’t remember them.

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