Making time for time management

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Time is perhaps one of the most valuable resources that we have, especially for nonprofits. How do you stay productive and make sure that every minute is contributing to the fulfillment of your organization''s mission?

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more!

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It’s Time to #Showyourculture!

Connection Cafe

Now it’s time for you to show us YOUR culture! Nonprofit News #showyourculture Arts & Cultural Let me open by saying that I have a prize to give out, but you have to read to the bottom of the post to learn more.

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EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

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Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends.

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4 Ways We Can Approach the Lack of Time as Fundraisers

Connection Cafe

If I’ve learned anything in my 35 years in fundraising it’s that there really isn’t enough time. Enough time to test before investing the entire budget on a “great” idea. Enough time to learn how to maximize the new ideas that promise to revolutionize fundraising.

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It’s Time to Know What You Don’t Know

Connection Cafe

The experts at the store got me thinking about technique and tools in a way I never considered.Did you know if you pair a thicker roller with a heavier handle and a higher quality primer-included paint you will achieve an evenly colored wall in half the time and in only one coat? I thought “time-suck” was my only option. What I realized that with a greater investment up front—of both my time and money—I would be better educated and better equipped to handle the job ahead of me. .

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Technology And The Modern Fundraiser - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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Technology And The Modern Fundraiser - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "The new and growing challenges of today might be met with tomorrow’s advancements in technologies such as virtual reality, image reading and consolidated databases in the years to come." 'via

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Virtual Meetings: 5 Tips for Nonprofits Working Across Time Zones

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Often, the training on-site is the beginning of project which includes facilitating sessions remotely across time zones. I know many nonprofits that work globally, either with affiliate offices or partners in different countries, sometimes with a time zone difference of 6-12 hours.

Staying Nimble in a Time of Change

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These are unprecedented times. As a result, nonprofits find themselves in an equally unprecedented situation, where passion, advocacy and cause demonstration are at an all-time high.

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The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

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This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about. Rising email spam rates Many nonprofits depend on email as the backbone of their digital fundraising programs. fundraising nonprofit tools

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Is it the Best of Times for Nonprofit Fundraising?

Connection Cafe

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness …”. Does it seem like the opening lines of Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities sum up the times we’re living in today? Nonprofits have the potential to Do.

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Is It Time for a Rebrand?

NonProfit Hub

Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and thought it might be time for a change ? Brands, nonprofit or otherwise, often find themselves in the same position. Samantha Langdorf is Director of Strategy at Briteweb, a social impact agency for nonprofits and foundations.

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Glitch Torpedoes Give Local AmericaThe NonProfit Times

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Glitch Torpedoes Give Local AmericaThe NonProfit Times : "Technical difficulties brought Give Local America to a screeching halt yesterday, forcing some communities to extend the 24-hour crowdfunding event for at least another day." 'via via Blog this

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A Nonprofit’s Cyber Liability And Data Privacy - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]

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For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program. Use a welcome email series Marketing automation is more than just a buzzword for nonprofits today, it is a necessary tool, saving valuable staff time that can then be spent on more valuable tasks.

Facebook: Is it Worth your Nonprofit’s Time?

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How much time should your nonprofit spend engaging with their “fans” on Facebook? Or will nonprofit campaigners who spend eight hours a week on their FB fanpage see better results such as more actions taken on campaigns and increased donations? Nonprofits Spend 2.6

5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

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Here are five of the best reasons that it is important for Nonprofits to invest in quality annual fundraising campaigns. With campaigns that will be on your calendar year after year, you’ll spend less time planning your schedule and more time fundraising.

Overhead: Time to Pull Our Heads Out of the Sand?

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Some say it’s the wrong measure of a nonprofit organization’s success; others say it is the gold standard for measuring worthiness for support. At the second step, nonprofits feel pressure to conform to funders’ unrealistic expectations. grassroots, national) of nonprofit organizations.

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What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

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Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector. If you haven't yet had time to dig into the full report, here are some of the top highlights that we think are important for nonprofits to know: 1.

[Infographic] How Millennials Spend Their Time

TechImpact

With the giving season quickly descending upon us, it’s time to start turning our attention to our holiday fundraising efforts. And we think it might be time to stop calling them selfish.

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Online: NSFW And The Risk For Nonprofits - The NonProfit Times

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Online: NSFW And The Risk For Nonprofits - The NonProfit Times : With social media serving as the new frontier for attracting donors and volunteers, nonprofit leaders might be tempted to jump into the action without checking the depth of the water. During her workshop, “Ring of Fire: Managing Social Media Risks,” at the Risk Summit, Nonprofit Risk Management Center Staff Attorney Emily Stumhofer described potential

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

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If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. Now that you need more volunteers, it is time to share your vision and let it be contagious. If this applies to you, it’s important for your nonprofit to have a volunteer screening process.

It’s Time to Get Ready for Giving Tuesday!

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It’s a special time of year following consumer-driven Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, when people around the world rally behind the missions that speak to their hearts. And it’s time to talk strategy.

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Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Changing Organizational Culture One Sneaker at Time

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We’ve had a great time sharing tips and discussion with many other nonprofits professionals in an open Facebook Group called “ Take A Walk “for nonprofit professionals interested in walking meetings and other ways to bring movement into their nonprofit workplaces.

Let the games begin | The NonProfit Times

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Let the games begin | The NonProfit Times : During the 2013 Bridge to Integrated Marketing conference, Jeremy Ryan of Lipman Hearne offered the idea of making fundraising fun, by applying gamification. Gamification sounds like one of those words people make up to express some kind of bizarre concept.

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A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

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Note from Beth: In my recent book, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit and leading workshops for nonprofits all over the world on this topic, I continue to be passionate about the need to build resilient and sustainable nonprofit leaders and organizations.

eLearning on limited resources - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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eLearning on limited resources - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "During the recent ASAE 2015 Technology Conference & Expo, Allison Hamrick of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS), Micah Jordan of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and Amanda Batson of ABD Partners, LLC, offered five tips for successful learning and technology partnerships, especially focused on eLearning, in organizations with limited resources.

Video Chatting Connects Operations | The NonProfit Times

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Video Chatting Connects Operations | The NonProfit Times : Laura Quinn, executive director and founder of Portland, Maine-based Idealware, said that Skype is ideal for organizations that have a lot of remote partners. “It’s It’s a free way to do video conferencing,” said Quinn. You are able to see people’s faces and gestures — things you wouldn’t get over a phone line. It makes people feel like they are part of the team even if they are far away

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

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It’s no secret that storytelling in the digital age is essential for nonprofits , but the efficacy of stories depends largely on how clearly and strategically they’re communicated to each unique segment of your audience, also sometimes known as a persona.

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

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Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. It's trusted by some of the largest nonprofits. Save time with marketing automation.

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Online Security A Major Issue For Fundraisers - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "Cyber security has become a leading cause for concern among managers at nonprofit organizations. Some 81 percent of 470 respondents ranked cyber security as among the top 10 risks in their organization, including 24 percent of those surveyed who ranked it in the top three." 'via via Blog this

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Writing (and Testing) Great Nonprofit Emails

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Once you've got something drafted, take the time to test your emails. Show them what you can achieve with their help and you’ll earn their donations, their volunteer time, and their trust. You can always refer back to these recordings when you are trying to convey the voice of your nonprofit. Test one variable at a time. email fundraising nonprofit toolsCrafting smart and effective emails can be challenging.

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Worth Of A Nonprofit Web Visitor … 61¢ - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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Worth Of A Nonprofit Web Visitor … 61¢ - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "mail list size grew but email open rates declined while online revenue was up mainly because of growing monthly giving for some of the largest nonprofits last year.

One Email Tactic Nonprofits Need to Steal From Brand Marketers

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Sending the right email message to the right constituent at the right time can be almost impossible to organize manually. But, what if it didn’t have to be that way?

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Online Fundraising Finally Catching On At.eduThe NonProfit Times

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Online Fundraising Finally Catching On At.eduThe NonProfit Times : "Online Fundraising Finally Catching On At.edu By Mark Hrywna - May 12, 2015 More colleges and universities are experimenting with social media as part of their fundraising efforts than last year, according to a recent survey, although for the vast majority, it still represents 5 percent or less of their total.

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Announcing… NonProfit Times TV!

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Live broadcasting via the Web has been around a couple years thanks to sites like UStream.tv , but the nonprofit sector has been slow to adopt this new technology… until recently. HOW TO: Launch a Broadcast “TV&# Channel for Your Nonprofit.

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NPT Lunchtruck: Exclusive Audio Interviews With Nonprofit Leaders - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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NPT Lunchtruck: Exclusive Audio Interviews With Nonprofit Leaders - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : ''via Blog this

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Time to think.SXSW

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I recently started going to the Interactive part of the conference and it has been an exciting learning experience every time. The panel picker is out and there are some great choices in the nonprofit realm. Nonprofits + Facebook = Awesome. Author: Josh Shepherd.

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Crisis Management 101: Tips to Help You Survive Tough Times

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Especially nonprofit leaders like you. With life already overly busy, increased demand for your services, a constant push to increase funding and more ideas being suggested than you can possibly implement, when do you have time for a crisis? No one likes a crisis.

EOY Hacks: 8 Online Fundraising Ideas to Save Money + Time

EveryAction

Last week, I had the ear of a brilliant nonprofit guru and jumped on the chance to ask her for some advice. What can I write about to help them through this crazy time besides end-of-year fundraising? Brilliant Nonprofit Guru: End-of-year fundraising.

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Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

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Although the election-year onslaught of political marketing can sometimes seem excessive, in many ways it is extremely effective and offers a unique example for nonprofits to follow. Nonprofits can utilize this approach in many ways.

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A first impression for big donor prospects | The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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A first impression for big donor prospects | The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

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Fortunately, nonprofits of all sizes can afford to incorporate video into their digital and communications operations. We chatted with digital strategist Yash Mori for insights on creating video for nonprofits, campaigns, and advocacy organizations.

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