Mind-Melding Online

Connection Cafe

The study called this "neural coupling" and claimed that the process is key to effective communication. That it would be impossible to observe this kind of "mind-meld" between two individuals communicating online.

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Year-end donation processing

Robert Weiner

charities to keep in mind. Let's say the following donations will be processed by different nonprofits in the United States on Jan. That charity's online giving system did not charge the credit card immediately -- instead it sent an email (ideally, an encrypted one) to a staff member that the donation needed to be processed. The charge is considered made when processed by the recipient.

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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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The Killer Blog Strategy Mind-Map For Simple Minded Bloggers

John Haydon

They’ve all gone through a process on deciding whether of not a blog is right for them (Also see tomorrow’s free webinar with Charityhowto ). This should not be a complicated process (hence “simple minds&# ). The Killer Blog Strategy Mind-Map.

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On having an entrepreneurial state of mind.


The stuff these writers talk about comes quite naturally to me, especially having already gone through the process several years ago of jumping ship with Lindy and starting our own business to do what we love. Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions – Guy Kawasaki.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2c: Card Sorts

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. To guide the sitemap revision process and introduce new ways of thinking about content relationships and groups. See the end of this post for a linked index of other posts in the series. Purposes.

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Do you have a digital marketing process in place to manage your content, social, email, and engagement activities? In this article, I’m going to share a strategic marketing process that, when followed, will help you create content your audience will love.

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We are so focused on getting things done, checking it off the to do list and the forward momentum that it requires, that we miss an important opportunity to hit the pause button, reflect, and improve process.

Your Credit Card Processing Questions, Answered!

Tech Soup Blog

During one of our February webinars, Processing Payments for Good , we had a very inquisitive and active audience wanting to understand the finer details about how to get the best, safest, and most effective system for processing credit cards for their organizations. To help answer questions regarding credit card processing in general, and Dharma Merchant Services specifically, Dharma's Alexia Marcous has taken them time to answer them in writing.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

If this applies to you, it’s important for your nonprofit to have a volunteer screening process. Then find a way to incorporate those concerns into your screening process. They’ll hear from you more regularly and your frequent communication will keep you top-of-mind.

Process Payments and Donations from Anywhere

Tech Soup Blog

Arm your nonprofit, library, or foundation with a way to process payments and donations from just about anywhere with tools from the new PayAnywhere donation program at TechSoup. This donation from PayAnywhere provides mobile and web-based payment processing services to nonprofits, foundations, and public libraries. It also includes waived transaction fees for the first $1,000 processed, and a credit from PayAnywhere equal to the administrative fee for this product.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Finally, their donation form is equipped with EveryAction’s FastAction network, meaning that if their donor has taken prior action on an EveryAction form, their information will be autofilled, making the process of completing their donation quick and easy.

The Participatory Museum Process Part 3: My Experience

Museum 2.0

This post covers my personal process of encouraging--and harnessing--participation in the creation of The Participatory Museum. The solicited group received hard copy or Word document versions of their sections, and generally had a more formal relationship with the process.

Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Sometimes these adjustments are an ongoing process, as our lives and preferences change with time. As Beth described it earlier, “it is actually a methodology best described as a mindfulness practice disguised as a productivity system.”. Guest Post Mindfulness Reflection

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

And the process of building these personas can get very detailed. Using this process to identify different types of donors in your universe is extremely useful in guiding your efforts to segment your list and fine tune the messaging that you use for each group.

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7 Steps for a Successful Lean Implementation at your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

Instead, we want to remove the waste out of a process. And the goal is not a dramatic 100% waste elimination in the future but instead a continuous improvement process of waste reduction starting today. Well, as Louis Pasteur said, “Fortune favors the prepared mind.”

Paying Attention to Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture Pays Off

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But there was also another sign on the wall that described their Quarter 3 theme word “Mindfulness” and a reflective question, “What behaviors and processes can we establish to engender more mindfulness and presence in our interactions.”

People and Process – Making Technology Work | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Investing heavily in new technologies without also revisiting and revising the processes and human components can result in dysfunction and entirely new inefficiencies. Even though business process review and change usually makes its way into these project (explicitly or implicitly) out of necessity, it is common for organizations to resist the resourcing and staffing adjustments required to support a new system. Share and Enjoy: Categories: Business Strategy and Process.

Tips for a Successful Software Implementation

Vertex Systems

Keep in mind that many software implementations fail completely. Be ready for the implementation process. Give them status updates on where you are in the process and when things are expected to “go live&#.

Seven Steps to Ensuring a Successful Sustained Giving Program

Connection Cafe

By connecting these donors with other like-minded individuals through unique opportunities—such as special volunteer experiences—you can keep them engaged.and giving! Just as important is payment processing. You know that sustained giving is important. And so does your leadership team.

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How Much Is Nonprofit Workplace Stress Self-Inflicted?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” Happy Healthy Nonprofit Leadership MindfulnessLast week I facilitated a workshop on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Linking Nonprofit High Performance to Wellbeing in Santa Cruz hosted by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County.

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Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some tip include mapping out a good process for work flow and using collaborative technology effectively. Amy Su Jen offers up a great framework for individuals. Many of the meetings we do have end up being a process of going around the table and hearing what everyone has done.

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! Make sure to address this very basic, yet often overlooked step: before beginning a lengthy RFP process, decide internally on the best vehicle for your request.

Mastering the Art of Work/Life Balance in a Digital World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Meet my colleague, Meico Marquette Whitlock, who is the Founder and CEO of Mindful Techie. I had an opportunity to interview Meico about being a Mindful Techie. However, now I’m bringing a new tool to my work in the form of mindfulness. Happy Healthy Nonprofit Mindfulness

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Defining Your IT Roles: Project Management as a Process


Because of the challenges nonprofits face, they need to be at least as cognizant of the planning process as larger, more well resourced organizations. You have to find a way to make sure your own needs don't get lost in the process of implementing the solution. Too many systems have been delivered over the years, to the underwhelming response, "Well, it's good, but that's not what I had in mind."

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[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. I use this approach throughout the entire process.

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival Call for Submissions: What’s Your Best Online Personal Productivity Tip?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How are nonprofits folks strengthening their personal productivity online muscles in 2015? Have some tips or techniques or processes that you personally use and find helpful? Mindfulness

The Secret Every Successful Nonprofit Leader Knows About Being Productive

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Then, I might use a sprint to tackle processing email. Leadership MindfulnessFlickr Photo by udithawix.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mindfulness The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. If you’re like most nonprofit folks, you’ve probably made a few New Year’s resolutions, including being more effective at your job.

Reboot Yourself: Take A Digital Detox Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the years, I have experienced the ill effects of staring at screen or sitting in a chair and pounding the keyboard for hours and hours. I’ve learned to take screen less breaks to calibrate my mind and body. Happy Healthy Nonprofit Mindfulness

Go Reboot Yourself: Get A Grip on Tech

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It’s a very competitive process with 10 ideas being pitched for every one selected. Conferences Mindfulness

Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When you’ve been doing what you do for a long time, it is also about unlearning (being mindful when bad habits creep in and changing them) and relearning what you have learned or updating it. Housekeeping Mindfulness Self-Directed Learning

Recap: The Future of Nonprofits: How to Create an Innovative Process in Your Nonprofit


Instead of hearing their ideas and essentially tossing them into a circular file, David and Randal outline a way to set up a process for taking a serious look at new ideas and propose educating those new to the game about limitations rather than just saying “no”. Does your organization keep an open mind to new ideas? If so, leave a comment and share your process for gathering and cultivating them.

7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction: Are You Content Fried!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I find I can only do that work at certain times of the day or only for so long. The biggest difficulty I experience is the shifting from this forward flowing process of consuming, curating, and sense-making of content to learn versus to get something done. Mindmap by Jane Genovese.

Time-Saving Hacks to Write More Blog Posts – A Video Demonstration

John Haydon

One thing I’ve learned from years of blogging is that a blogging process saves time and headaches. What’s your process? Your Website blog writing content marketing copywriting inbound marketing mind-mapping Search Engine Optimization tags and categories

The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rather than take the philosophy of information overload community and productivity books that are aimed at helping you get “everything done” and in the process help you continue to consume too much information, he provides some principles for taming our information gluttony.

My New Year’s Resolution: Balancing Solitude and Connectedness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

His definition of the problem is that it gets in the way of sustained mindfulness in order to get something meaningful done. What is the solution? Slow Down: If you are not leaving time to process information because you’re onto the next link or click, then slow down.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide explores the fundraising planning process and breaks down each of the necessary elements that will allow you and your team to elevate your next campaign.

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Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (and work) Operating System

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Being strategically future-minded. Teen brains are being rewired to adapt to the new information-processing skills they will need to survive in this environment. • “Memories are becoming hyperlinks to information triggered by keywords and URLs. Mindfulness Networks

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Is Quora Yet Another Social Network (YASN) or Something Different?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some first impressions: Slower, Reflective Experience: The process of answering and asking questions is a reflective practice. That does not typically happen when you participate in the fast, staccato pace of most social spaces like Twitter. Quora offered focused attention, not reactive.

Chasing the Squirrels Out of Your Email Box: Gmail Priority Inbox

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But, today, Google has released Priority In Box – what I like about it is that it automates and extends the manual processing of priority email. Tags: Mindfulness

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Social Capital 2018 is a content-rich, invitation-only conference bringing together the brightest nonprofit and corporate minds for a candid exchange on growing strategic partnerships. Gain insight and expertise from some of the top minds in the nonprofit community. It's finally here!

3 Questions Environmental Organizations Should Ask When Evaluating a CRM


While this may be an intimidating proposition, the process can be made easier by keeping a larger value framework in mind and making sure to ask a few key questions. Once you’ve made the decision to search for a new CRM for your nonprofit, the task can seem daunting.