3 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

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I even facilitated design labs to help with the research for my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit. This post summarizes a few resources. 3 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits and Philanthropy. Has your nonprofit used design-thinking methods internally?

5 Low-Cost Technology Resources for Nonprofits

TechImpact

The average nonprofit budgets 1-2.2% of total annual spending for technology, according to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments Report from NTEN. Quite often, the majority of that budget only covers IT staff salaries and infrastructure overhead, leaving nonprofits with very little remaining to invest in new, cutting-edge technology resources.

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EveryAction's 8 Most Useful Nonprofit Resources of 2016

EveryAction

With just a couple of weeks left, take stock of the most useful content from our blog and nonprofit content library and get a jumpstart on making 2017 the best year for your organization yet! The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar. The 100 Best Nonprofit Websites of 2016.

Resource: The Social Media Toolkit for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Skills Platform and Zoe Amar have created the Social Media Toolkit to aid professionals within the charity and third sectors. I’m thrilled to have contributed a chapter. There are many guides to digital and social media. From Dummies guides to video tutorials, it’s all out there.

20 Resources for Your Year End Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

It’s no secret that the end of the year presents a wealth of opportunity for nonprofit organizations. Using Nonprofit Data to Find Your Next Major Donor : Gain valuable insight about which donors are more likely to give by leveraging your nonprofit’s data.

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Resources for Measuring What Matters

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve been curating resources on nonprofit measurement over on Scoop.It, with eye towards collecting useful material related to social media and social impact measurement. The resource also includes some case studies.

29 Nonprofit Resources to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A long overdue follow up to my post on 29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter , below are 29 nonprofit resources that tweet regularly on subjects ranging from fundraising to social media to mobile communications. Social Media, Cause Marketing, Nonprofit Tech.

Resources and Slides: Ten Nonprofit Work Practices for Impact without Burnout

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday, Aliza Sherman and I shared some insights from our forthcoming book “ The Happy Healthy Nonprofit ,” a work in progress. We also set up a Facebook Group to continue the discussion on self-care for nonprofits. Resources. Self-Care and Nonprofit s.

#mygivingstory: Resources and Best Practices for @GivingTuesday Nonprofit Storytelling

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Storytelling is an essential fundraising skill for nonprofits. One of the most amazing nonprofit storytellers I ever heard in my life is Alberto Cairo (International Committee of the Red Cross) who delivered a truly inspirational speech during the International Fundraising Congress closing plenary. I would urge you to take a few minutes to view this video and see what you can learn nonprofit storytelling. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference.

4 Resources to Transform Your Nonprofit’s Marketing Strategy

NonProfit Hub

If you’re one of those nonprofits, you’re likely on a tight budget so you can use the most funds possible to achieve your organization’s goals. Keep reading to learn about four kinds of templates that can totally change your nonprofits’ marketing strategy. When it comes to making the most of your marketing time for your nonprofit, templates allow you to keep your budget in check but still get some traction with the public. Featured Nonprofit Marketing

Learning Resources for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

Earlier this year, we told you about all the resources available at TechSoup for learning to use technology. We hope that you take full advantage of our learning resources at TechSoup and beyond. For TechSoup resources , see our recent blog post.

We’re in the History of Community Management Resources!

SocialFish

A few highlights in the infographic below, but check out the full list with resource links here – [link] – which includes Open Community (remember that?) From the Trenches Implementation Industry Insider Nimble Nonprofit Open Community

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Announcing ImpactRising.Org: Organizational Capacity Building Resource for Nonprofits and Consultants

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

ImpactRising.org helps to make standards of practice explicit, so that social sector organizations like nonprofits, NGOs and foundations don’t have to reinvent the wheel. In that spirit, I’m excited to introduce ImpactRising.org as a resource to nonprofits and the consultants they work with.

22 Must-Circle Nonprofit Bloggers and Resources on Google+

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There are many other early adopters blazing a trail through Google+ and below are 22 that are useful to nonprofits and worthy of a Google+ Circle all their own. That means you’ll want to add the 22 resources listed below to your personal circles first. Google for Nonprofits.

60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. That said, to be alerted of new resources and tools available for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0

A Few Really Useful and FREE Social Media Tips Sheets and Resources

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The Top Nonprofit Posting Guide: Back in 2012, I discovered Craig Van Korlaar’s Top Nonprofits Social Media Guide. Infographic Template for Nonprofit Annual Report: Just in time!

Nonprofit Tech Resources: TechSoup Is Your One-Stop Shop

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup is justifiably famous for our product donations, but we also have great digital and in-person training resources for your charity, foundation, or library. Here's what we have for you in the way of learning resources at TechSoup. Finding and Using Images for Your Nonprofit.

New Playbook Resource: How To Engage Alumni

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I am a huge fan of Playbooks in the nonprofit sector as a capacity building tool. A playbook is an online resource that is basically knowledge capture around a specific practice or type of program. What other nonprofit playbooks have you discovered or used?

New Resource for Nonprofits: The Data Playbook – Practices for Purpose-Driven Work

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It has been almost exactly four years since I published Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World , with co-author, Katie Paine. Back then, not many nonprofits were talking or practicing the use of measurement and data to improve nonprofit results.

50 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. Many nonprofit professionals are overwhelmed by the all choices – and as the Mobile Web and related start-ups continue to grow, prepare to be mind-boggled by all the new technology options available to your nonprofit in coming years. That said, to be alerted of new resources for nonprofits, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0

33 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free, web-based resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. A social search tool that allows you to easily track mentions of your nonprofit on social networking sites, blogs, and websites. This resources is always good for a laugh.

Protecting Community Resource Data

VisionLink

We believe that organizations should be compensated for the creation, organization, maintenance, and updates of community information data, especially in the nonprofit space. The more that community resource information is used, the more good that can result.

Google+ Resources for Nonprofits

SocialFish

The presentation also focused on features of Google Plus that nonprofit organizations are leveraging successfully, and examples from those organizations. G+for Nonprofits, Social Fish Think Tank Series from Shelly Kramer. All the Google + Links - GREAT list of resources about G+. Google Plus Best Practices for Nonprofits. This presentation from V3 Integrated Marketing’s Shelly Kramer and Community Organizer 2.0′s

[MCON 2015] How to Develop Your Nonprofit Leadership with Minimal Resources

NonProfit Hub

Developing leadership teams in the nonprofit sector is critical. Yet, Richard Brown, vice president of philanthropy at American Express, said many nonprofits lack the resources to develop their talents. Featured Human Resources

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A Few Good Pinterest Tools, Tips, and Resources

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You will also want to take a look at what and how other nonprofits are using Pinterest. There are several Pinterest boards that showcase nonprofit users like these: Nonprofit Organizations , Nonprofit Pinterest Ideas , and Nonprofits on Pinterest.

The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Leah and her team have combed through a lot of resources out there and selected some of the best for us to get up to speed on the topic of “Lean Start Up.” It’s a comprehensive resource specifically created for world-changing organizations like yours!

Data Appends: A Guide for Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

Data scientists and prospect researchers on the nonprofit payroll are working side by side to mine data within the nonprofit’s information system and create models that predict who is likely to give—and who is not. Top 20 Data Appends for Nonprofits.

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Making Data Visualizations: A Survival Guide And Other Resources

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As part of my work as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation this year, I’m facilitating a peer learning group based on “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ” and the next session we are focusing on the sense-making step of measurement.

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Resources to Sharpen Your Technology Training Skills

Tech Soup Blog

When you work at a nonprofit or public library, it might feel like you constantly need to learn new skills to stay on top of emerging technology and adoption. TechSoup's Tech Training for Nonprofits and Libraries. Access professional resources and downloadable documents.

How to Make the Most of the Resources Available to Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

If you’ve ever held an executive position at a nonprofit, you have probably heard cliche mantras such as “work smart, not hard” or “do more with less.” One of the most difficult components of starting and maintaining a nonprofit is learning how to take advantage of the resources at your disposal. Free online resources. Don’t trick yourself into thinking you need to spend a pretty penny in order to gain access to awesome fundraising, marketing and management resources.

The Future of Nonprofit Engagement Strategies

Connection Cafe

While corporate marketers have had the edge in the past, this is an opportunity for you, one where the trends actually favor the meaningful and motivational stories on which nonprofits run. You’d wonder where you would possibly find the resources to make that happen.

The Best Online Safety Resources for YOUR Organization

Tech Soup Blog

Luckily, there are some great Internet safety resources that are specific for healthcare organizations , libraries , seniors , kids , and small offices (like the ones that most nonprofits have). It has a great no-nonsense resource section for online bullying.

Nonprofit Crowdfunding: 5 Pro-Tips

Connection Cafe

And if you’re a nonprofit, there’s a lot to think about when you’re about to launch a crowdfunding campaign. Make the most out of your crowdfunding by using available resources and advice. It takes most nonprofits about two weeks to research and prepare for their campaigns.

3 Hidden Resources for Your #GivingTuesday Campaign

SocialFish

or “There are three people on my nonprofit staff and we’re all really busy!”. But we also know first-hand the power of the nonprofit community , and it’s easy to see that collaboration and partnership are at the very heart of the #GivingTuesday movement.

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Solving the Nonprofit Data Paradox

Connection Cafe

This applies to gems, precious metals, and any number of valuable resources. Unfortunately, the same is not true for many nonprofits and their data. In the book , I explore how nonprofits struggle with maximizing the value in their data.

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Are You Content Creation Impaired? Here’s Some Tips and Resources

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I have been using the “Crawl, Walk, Run, and Fly” Maturity of Practice model as a framework for over a year now to assess nonprofit social media practice. Creating Content for Nonprofits. Source: Copyblogger.

The Nonprofit Summer Reading List

Connection Cafe

If your nonprofit truly cares about keeping its donors, and it should, then this book is required reading for fundraisers. Roger’s years of research have uncovered why donors stop giving and how nonprofits can build lasting commitment.

3 Reasons Why I Hate the Nonprofit Sector

NonProfit Hub

Nick Small has been at Nonprofit Hub for the last two years with his hands in everything from social media strategy to business development and running marketing efforts. The nonprofit sector is full of preconceived notions. Nonprofit” is a tax standing, not a profitability standing.

Why Healthcare Nonprofits Need Analytics-Driven Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Savvy healthcare nonprofits and foundations have identified a bright spot among these challenges, and that’s the ability to impact their institution’s bottom line by engaging past and current patients through healthcare philanthropy.

Creating the Right Culture at your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

At your nonprofit, culture is at the heart of who you are. If you’re thinking about culture (and you should be) at your nonprofit, think about the following areas as ways to ensure you are being true to the brand, to the mission, to the reason why your organization exists.