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  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Organization] Investing in the Infrastructure of Nonprofit Organizations
    The organizations we lead, GuideStar and the Center for Effective Philanthropy , are among more than 20 "infrastructure organizations" that are formally calling on foundations to step up their level of support for infrastructure. All of us are very grateful to the handful of funders that have made significant investments in "infrastructure" organizations. " (Disclosure: Hewlett has supported both our organizations, and one of us used to work there.).
  • NONPROFIT TECH FOR GOOD  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
    [Organization] Social Media: Before You Get Started, Get Organized!
    Social Media: Before You Get Started, Get Organized! For example, the Latin America Work Group’s website is www.lawg.org , but when the organization was setting up its profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, “lawg” was not available on all three sites. Use a Square Version of Your Organization’s Logo as Your Avatar on Social Media Sites. Commit to high standards of professionalism when representing the organization online.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2015
    [Organization] The Talent Development Pipeline: Putting People First in Social Change Organizations
    Talent Development is all about guiding those rock star staff members who are able to contribute to the organization’s impact and success. In addition to a plan and freezing other non-priority project work, reflection is a critical aspect so staff can make adjustments and also share their experience with others in the organization. According to the book, on-the-job learning is successful when: -Staff member has worked with the organization for more than 3 months.
  • FROGLOOP  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2011
    [Organization] RFPs: 3 Lessons for Organizations Issuing Them
    In my experience, a transparent budget doesn’t seem to lead to jacked-up prices, which is what many organizations worry about. We’re ( Environmental Defense Fund ) outsourcing more work these days, so we’re putting more thought into how to best match vendors with projects. Recent RFPs include the full range of big and small — from a complete re-thinking of our web site (still in progress) to a fast-turnaround WordPress theme.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011
    [Organization] Does Your Nonprofit Organization Have Measurement Malaise?
    Can you be an effective grassroots nonprofit organization in 21st century without a robust integrated social media and mobile strategy and measurement strategy? Does your organization have measurement malaise? Flickr photo by Allain Bachellier. Malaise is a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness, of being “out of sorts.&# Lately, I’ve been hearing about “measurement malaise&# infecting nonprofits and not just social media measurement.
  • NTEN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
    [Organization] Big Data For Small Organizations
    Thinking big about your data is about more than just looking at your member or donor database, it's about finding ways to leverage all of the data your organization gathers. Lori Halley. Engaging Apricot. Wild Apricot. If you can use your data to better understand your audience and your activities, you can not only improve your outreach, but you can work more effectively towards achieving your mission.
  • ASU LODESTAR CENTER  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
    [Organization] Leadership Within Your Organization: It's "Everyone's Business"
    In The Leadership Challenge , Kouzes and Posner take a look inside various types of organizations, finding that successful and effective leadership focuses on five different practices: modeling the way; inspiring a shared vision; challenging the process; enabling other to act; and encouraging the heart. Being a model of the values which you want your organization to foster means you're setting an example, matching words with action, and setting the tone of your organization's culture.
  • NONPROFIT HUB  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
    [Organization] 3 Nonprofit Success Metrics That Your Organization Needs to Be Tracking
    Use these performance indicators to build out progress reports, and then make your progress reports part of your organization’s routine. The post 3 Nonprofit Success Metrics That Your Organization Needs to Be Tracking appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Roy Cheran is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. Roy is the Vice President of Marketing at DonorPro , an innovative software company that helps nonprofits grow their fundraising revenue by an average of 37 percent each year.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016
    [Organization] TechSoup's Commitment to the Organizations We Serve
    TechSoup is committed to the furtherance of civil society, defined as the organizations and individuals, separate from the worlds of both government and commerce, who undertake the tasks of improving the circumstances of the underserved and creating conditions in which people of goodwill can engage in discourse and find solutions for the many problems that impact the globe.
  • TECHIMPACT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014
    [Organization] 3 Reasons Salesforce Makes Your Nonprofit More Organized
    Salesforce is a cloud based CRM that allows your nonprofit to become more organized and efficient. What’s great about Salesforce is its ability to organize everything in your nonprofit. Here are three ways your nonprofit will become more organized, efficient, and ultimately earn more donations by making a switch to Salesforce. Salesforce will allow you to record and organize every interaction ever made with a constituent. Image courtesy of Mobile Day.
  • SOCIALFISH   |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
    [Organization] Design Your Online Community for the Users, Not for the Organization
    We often create online communities in order to increase “engagement,” but are we letting people engage in ways that make sense to THEM, or do we push them to engage in ways that make sense to US, the organization? This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. I’m excited to share them here for you over the next few months! Check out the other good stuff over on Higher Logic too.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
    [Organization] Religious Organizations Are Now Eligible for Microsoft Donations at TechSoup
    Faith-based 501(c)(3) organizations. Faith-based organizations have long made important contributions to public life, from alleviating poverty to offering job training and building communities, and Microsoft can help you do even more. Check out a list of all the donation programs you’re eligible for by logging in to your TechSoup account , clicking “ Check Eligibility ” in the left navigation, and selecting your organization from the drop-down menu.
  • GROUNDWIRE  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [Organization] Over 100 Organizations install Volunteers for Salesforce
    It’s only been one month since we released Volunteers for Salesforce on the AppExchange and over 100 organizations have already started using it. From San Diego to Singapore, organizations from all over the world are benefiting from the free app. Just a few customizations (most because of organization's requirements ) and the app is really a success for managing the Volunteers assignments.” – B.
  • SOCIALFISH   |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Organization] How To Use Pinterest to Advance Your Organization
    It offers some distinct advantages over other social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter that can be a powerful way to augment your organization’s community outreach and inbound marketing. Organizations can use Pinterest to tell their story to all of their constituencies — donors, sponsors, volunteers, members, potential members or employees, and the community at large. But for an organization to tell its own story with its own images, Pinterest is an ideal platform.
  • NTEN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Organization] What does "digital strategy" look like in your organization?
    What does "digital strategy" look like in your organization? For many nonprofits, digital strategy teams can incorporate staff from a range of departments. What are these teams investing in for 2015? How are these efforts funded? How many people are on the team, and who''s in charge of it? We''ve teamed up with hjc and Care2 to gather feedback from community members like you to create the 2015 Digital Strategy Outlook Survey.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Organization] Community Organizing and Social Justice Measurement in the Connected Age
    20) at the AFL-CIO headquarters in conjunction with the Campaign for Community Change. We got into a conversation about the challenges of measuring the success of community organizing and social justice in a connected age. But there are less tangible results such as “we changed the frame” “we engaged our community,” or “we shifted members’ consciousness” which for grassroots organizers on the ground view as the vibrancy of the network.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
    [Organization] How Arts Organizations Win Gold Medals in Social Media
    Not only do choral groups from all of the country gather and perform, they also hold sessions to share best practices about managing the nonprofit organizations that support these community choruses. James Nickerson, who has worked with the SFGMC and was a participant in a peer group learning exchange that I designed and facilitated for two years had the opportunity to share some lessons learned about social media with peer chorus organizations. Here’s his reflection.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013
    [Organization] What is your organization’s “One Metric That Matters”?
    Hunter who shares his approach to working with top nonprofits organizations to embrace performance management. His work has sparked transformation for many of the country’s top nonprofit organizations. Very few funders appreciate what outcomes monitoring and management entails, much less how to help the organizations they support develop the competencies and capacities to adopt such practices. Everyone in your organization should be inspired and encouraged to experiment.
  • SOCIALFISH   |  FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
    [Organization] How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for your Organization Through Social Media
    “As communications patterns have shifted to a reality where everyone is the spokesperson for your nonprofit, how you and your colleagues use social media can greatly impact your organization’s reputation and relationships with the community.” ” How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for your Organization Through Social Media from Farra Trompeter, Big Duck.
  • MUSEUM 2.0  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
    [Organization] Growing Bigger, Staying Collaborative - 5 Tools for Building Non-Bureaucratic Organizations
    One of my organization's core values is radical collaboration. So this year, we worked hard to build new tools to strengthen our commitment to radical collaboration--within the context of our larger, more mature organization. One of the hardest things for me as the director of a growing organization is learning how to lead a larger team. The basic principle is this: we set big objectives for the organization.
  • SOCIALFISH   |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
    [Organization] How could your organization use Instagram?
    Does the work that your organization does lend itself to photos? The photo-sharing app Instagram hit 5 million users this month, sharing 100 million photos. It’s only been in existence 8 months – by comparison, Flickr took 2 years to hit that number of photos.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015
    [Organization] The Best Online Safety Resources for YOUR Organization
    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). Online Security for Kids (and the Organizations Serving Them). Online Security for Healthcare Organizations. Online Security for Seniors (and the Organizations Serving Them). There are a handful of things each of us should do to keep secure online, right?
  • NTEN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Organization] Does Your Organization's Story Connect the Dots?
    Demetrio P. Cardona-Maguigad. Director of Strategic Design. LimeRed Studio. If you want a strong story-based strategy (and you do), weave the story of your nonprofit into a tapestry of change. Without a doubt, many of us will say that it is a cat. We don’t have to think about it, really. In a fraction of a second, everything we know and learned formulates this image as a cat. But what if you’ve never seen a cat?
  • IDEALWARE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
    [Organization] Defining Knowledge Management for Your Organization
    There was no need to ensure that anyone else could use Idealware’s growing base of knowledge because I was the entire organization. For instance, what technology challenges do legal organizations face? As with any technology or process, we also need to make sure that it’s right-sized for our organization and that we have buy-in from all our staff. We’re at the right point in our development to start thinking about what it takes to build a sustainable organization.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
    [Organization] Event Recap: Become a Data-Driven Organization
    entitled "Become a Data-Driven Organization," hosted and supported by the United Way of the Bay Area and the Corporation for National and. TechSoup Global has its roots in supporting social benefit organizations and understands the power of organizing data into meaningful information, and we continue to provide resources in that regards as part of our DNA and mission. Yesterday in Oakland, California I had the privilege of speaking at a conference.
  • SOCIALFISH   |  FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016
    [Organization] [Cool Infographic Friday] How Social Recruiting Can Attract Top Talent to Your Organization
    Thanks to Betterteam for sending along this infographic! ———— Have you tried using social media as a recruiting tool for your association or nonprofit? If you learn how to use social media for recruiting, you’ll find it’s one of the best ways to attract top talent. Employers know this – 89 percent of them use social media to find candidates, and 70 percent of hiring managers have successfully recruited with social media.
  • WILD APRICOT BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
    [Organization] Is Your Organization LinkedIn Yet?
    With more than 90 million members in over 200 countries and updated social sharing and company page features, LinkedIn might want to include it as part your organization's social media mix.( While LinkedIn has mainly been used by individuals for networking or career development, it might be time for non-profits to consider a presence on LinkedIn.
  • SOCIALFISH   |  TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
    [Organization] Que Webcasts – Humanize Your Organization Series: 10 Tips for Being More Open
    It’s about creating organizations that embrace the more human-focused principles that have driven the growth of social media, like being open, trustworthy, generative, and courageous. In this webcast series, authors Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant unpack the key concepts in their book, Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. Jamie and I are doing a Humanize webinar for our publisher, Que, later this month. Would you like to join us?
  • SOCIALFISH   |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [Organization] Social Organizations Care About Personal Development
    I’ve been writing the Social Organization column here for a year and a half. I’ve tried to make a distinction between the characteristics of the organizations that are successfully adapting to our new, social world and those that have remained mired in their mechanical approach to organizations and leadership. So in case the obvious has escaped you, let me make an important point here: Social organizations are hard work. The Social Organization
  • FROGLOOP  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [Organization] Is Your Organization Looking At Alternative Audiences
    Some companies, like Zygna, had early success thanks to cheap online advertising on Facebook. But with more companies entering the space, the ads got more expensive and that hit the Zygna’s bottom line hard. Similarly, many of us are very aware that it is increasingly expensive to acquire new users. In fact, instead of targeting obvious audiences (e.g. young moms), it is often more effective to try to identify lateral audiences that aren’t targeted as heavily.
  • FROGLOOP  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
    [Organization] 10 Ways To Reveal Your Organization's Best Stories
    If your organization is struggling to tell your story, you are not alone. Chances are if you are like most organizations, you actually have access to the greatest stories from your donors, activists, and key stakeholders, but these stories just aren’t being captured by staff people or written down. Why does your organization exist? What drives your organization? Think of your organization as Odysseus trying to get home to share your mission in Ithaca, Greece.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014
    [Organization] Give the Gift of TechSoup to Your Favorite Organization
    How would you like to write a check to your favorite nonprofit, library, or charitable religious organization for $12,000 this holiday season? When we provide donated technology to organizations, nonprofits and libraries benefit in two ways: Money that would have been spent on operating costs is available to support the organization’s mission.
  • ASU LODESTAR CENTER  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011
    [Organization] Research Friday: How to Measure Your Organization's True Impact
    We spend a lot of time and energy focusing on the impact of individual organizations, but how does that translate to the bigger picture? Social accounting considers a much broader range of criteria than conventional accounting and combines economic, social, and environmental criteria when looking at an organization in relation to its role in the larger community. Become an exhibitor at our Annual Conference and share your organization's mission with over 300 professionals!
  • NONPROFIT HUB  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [Organization] 3 Tips to Help Spark Your Organization’s Fire
    After all, when you work in the nonprofit sector, you’re constantly looking for ways to improve your own organization and glean any ounce of insight from other nonprofits. The tips below are just a glimpse of what I learned this week that can be applied to your own organization. In no way does it do justice to the impact I felt because of a magical organization called Launch Leadership. Launch Leadership is an entirely volunteer-run organization.
  • SOCIALFISH   |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
    [Organization] Building Social Proficiency Across the Organization [Slides]
    Building Social Proficiency Across The Organization from Michael Brito. Here’s a nice, short and sweet slide deck from my friend Michael Brito, speaking at Dreamforce a few days ago (oh how I wish I was there! If anyone can pull strings and get us speaking about Humanize for Dreamforce next year… ).
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016
    [Organization] 3 Grantseeking Trends Your Organization Should Know About
    We all ask ourselves these questions: Who will fund my organization? What is a reasonable level of funding to expect for my organization? Does my budget, location, or mission affect my organization's ability to be awarded grants? The primary goal of the twice-yearly State of Grantseeking™ survey and report is to help you understand the recent trends in grantseeking, and how you can use those trends to grow your organization.
  • ASU LODESTAR CENTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
    [Organization] Getting the Most out of Facebook for Your Nonprofit Organization
    Social media is a powerful marketing tool for businesses of all types, and it is especially useful for nonprofit organizations, which typically struggle more to reach a large audience on a tighter budget. By using Facebook, nonprofits can connect with other organizations and reach supporters. However, simply signing up for an account and posting some information about the organization is not enough to make Facebook an effective marketing tool. posted by.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Organization] How Social CRM “Friend Discovery” will Revolutionize the Way Organizations Collaborate
    Every once in a while, technology comes along that helps us re-imagine the way organizations work. In this post, you’ll learn about a new branch of “Social CRM” called ”Friend Discovery” that will make it radically easier to find your friends inside the organizations you care about. I hope too that you’ll begin finding creative ways to apply this idea in your organization. In funny way, you could say that makes the organization a “mutual friend.”.
  • ASU LODESTAR CENTER  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [Organization] Government contracts and nonprofit organizations: Problems and solutions
    There is a long history of nonprofit organizations partnering with the government, usually at the state level, through contracts to help provide for and respond to community needs. Often, if a government agency doesn’t pay the full cost, or is late in payment, the nonprofit organization will be forced to use their own time, resources, and attention in order to deliver the services demanded. posted by Jeremy Higbee , Freelance Writer.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017
    [Organization] Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC
    More than 20 NetSquared-affiliated organizers will be at the conference — look for the people wearing NetSquared pins. The NetSquared regional ambassadors will also be on-site sharing the joy of being a NetSquared organizer and participating in the fun. Burlington, Vermont: Finance Friday Accounting in the Cloud: Is It Right for My Organization and How to Start. Buea, Cameroon: Microsoft Cloud Event for Nonprofit Organizations in Buea.
  • ERIC JACOBSEN BLOG  |  MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015
    [Organization] Designing The Purposeful Organization
    "The challenge for the organizational architect is to systematically create the blueprint for an organization that consciously connects everything to purpose ," explains author Clive Wilson , in his new book, Designing the Purposeful Organization. Wilson''s book is packed with case studies and activities that help you put to practice in your organization the learnings from the book. Clive Wilson Kagan Page Leadership Organizational Purpose Purposeful Organization
  • CONNECTION CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015
    [Organization] How to Start A Grateful Patient Program at Your Healthcare Organization
    Your daily fundraising activities are vital to your healthcare organization—the money you raise helps provide superior patient care and ground breaking research. Increasingly, organizations of all types and sizes are seeing success with setting up Grateful Patient Fundraising Programs. A big hurdle for all organizations large and small is tracking and protecting patient data and privacy.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014
    [Organization] Improve Employee Engagement in Your Nonprofit Organization
    Staying focused on the meaningful work of your organization, valuing employees’ individual contributions and encouraging a work/life balance can help improve employee engagement in your non-profit organization.( Happier employees are also more productive. read more ). employee engagement Office and Productivity nonprofit nonprofits personnel records
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [Organization] TechSoup's Netsquared Organizers Win 2015 NTENny Awards
    Over the last decade, Eli has been a volunteer manager, an event organizer, a digital campaigner, and a community manager. This means there's no single meeting time that will work for all the NetSquared organizers. He explains it some in his Netsquared blog post, Why I Became a NetSquared Organizer. He says that being an organizer gives him a defined role so he has an "in" to talk with people.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2011
    [Organization] Good News for Giving 2.0: Your Organization’s Champions Are Your Most Valuable Resource
    What does all this mean for your organization’s end of the year fundraising strategy? It’s the “champion” approach for social media fundraising. The organization identifies the people most passionate about their work in their online networks or offline community and empowers them to raise money through social fundraising platforms. Is your organization encouraging your supporters to be philanthropists for your organization?
  • JUDI SOHN  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    [Organization] Why organizations should check calendars carefully before scheduling events
    Here's why the organizations shouldn't shrug it off: Jewish holidays (especially the big ones: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Passover) aren't just about ritual. I shouldn't be asked to by organizations I trust and value. I can't help but resent when organizations would ask me to make that choice when they don't understand that it's not simply about ritual which can be done from anywhere.
  • NONPROFIT HUB  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015
    [Organization] 5 Ways You Should Incorporate Matching Gifts Across Your Organization’s Fundraising
    Every nonprofit organization has to use some sort of fundraising in order to keep things running smoothly. And while there are multiple ways to raise money for your mission and cause, one of the easiest methods to gain more revenue is to incorporate and promote matching gifts across your organization’s fundraising efforts. Every organization is looking for a major gift prospect. Adam Weinger is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub, and President of Double the Donation.
  • NTEN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [Organization] Is Your Organization Ready for Open Source Software?
    You know your organization needs to make a core technology change. Choosing the right core technology may be one of the most important strategic decisions you’ll make; because it changes how your organization operates and because of the cost and effort in involved, you’ll probably only have one chance to get it right. Paul Keogan. Founder and Principal. BackOffice Thinking. A new core technology decision is not just about choice; it's about ownership.
  • SOCIALFISH   |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [Organization] How to Prepare Your Organization for the Future of Business #wmto
    IT’S WMTO LAUNCH WEEK!! Still not convinced about When Millennials Take Over ? Watch this webinar, check out the reviews, then buy the Kindle book for 99 cents , for a very limited time!! You won’t regret it! ———— ( photo credit ). Culture That Works Featured
  • CONNECTION CAFE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2013
    [Organization] Insider Tips for Nonprofit Content Marketing at Healthcare Organizations
    Not only does valuable and unique content increase the visibility of your organization and its mission, but (if done right) it encourages engagement among your supporters and echoes in a familiar voice the emotional core of your organization’s purpose. So, as your organization works to create content that invites and inspires, it’s important to ensure everything is created with your audience in mind.
  • 3RD SECTOR LABS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Organization] My Organization is in “the cloud”! – What does that mean?
    Worse still, if you weren’t in “the cloud”, then your organization was exposed to all sorts of risks, problems and unnecessary costs? Not long ago, chatting with a prospective customer about their donor data storage practices, I suggested we step back and look at the organization’s bigger technology picture. Because moving data and software systems into the cloud changes an organization’s technology risk profile, but it doesn’t eliminate risk.
  • SOCIALFISH   |  FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012
    [Organization] The Impact of the Social Customer: Changing Your Organization from the Inside Out
    Jamie Notter’s been at Fusion Marketing Experience (#fusionmex) today and yesterday in Belgium, presenting on Humanize (Two sessions - The Impact of the Social Customer: Changing Your Organization from the Inside Out and The People-Centric Organization: What it Takes to Succeed in the Social Age ) alongside some other great speakers including Olivier Blanchard and Lee Odden.
  • SOCIALFISH   |  THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
    [Organization] How Small Organizations Can Put the Environment First
    We are in the midst of an environmental revolution, and today, organizations are at the forefront, faced with the responsibility of leading by example and conducting business with the environment in mind. Environmentally-friendly business practices are the key to a prosperous future for all. After all, we need to live on this planet, so we must to take care of it. Going green at work extends beyond offering recycling receptacles and announcing a lights-off policy.
  • NONPROFIT HUB  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015
    [Organization] 3 Best Practices to Multiply Major Gifts at Your Organization
    You’ll have a general sense of this amount based on how you categorize your organization’s donor levels. One major gift is excellent, but multiple major gifts change the future of your organization. Use these best practices to make sure that your organization gets a piece of the growing pie. The post 3 Best Practices to Multiply Major Gifts at Your Organization appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Roy Cheran is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.
  • SOCIALFISH   |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012
    [Organization] Guerilla Community-Building Group Provides Insight to Modernizing Your Organization
    I recently discovered an emerging New York City community/organization called The Office Hero League that seems to be providing the same value to the members of their community that an association would provide. I believe associations and other organizations, or even a group of erstwhile unaffiliated individuals can learn a lot about modern community building strategies and tactics from Office Heroes.
  • IDEALWARE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011
    [Organization] Is Open Source Right For Your Organization
    The term “open source” itself means that the actual source code written by programmers can be viewed, modified or downloaded by anyone, and the software is typically developed, marketed and distributed by a loosely organized community of individuals rather than a vendor. This makes it appealing to organizations seeking to meet their goals on limited budgets, but “open source” can mean different things to different people—and so can “free.” PublishDate: November 2011.
  • WILD APRICOT BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013
    [Organization] What Does Mobile Mean For Your Organization?
    If thinking about "going mobile" makes you manic, here are some advice and tips to help figure out what mobile means to your organization. mobile
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Organization] How To Use Facebook Timeline Covers To Spread Your Organization’s Brand
    While the timeline has the potential to embarrass some users who might have inappropriate photos buried along their timeline, the cover image is a great opportunity for nonprofits to engage their champions to help spread the word about the organization. Last week, Facebook rolled out the Facebook Timeline to all users.
  • CONNECTION CAFE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014
    [Organization] 5 Ways Arts & Cultural Organizations Should be Using QR Codes
    QR codes, short for quick response codes, are the perfect way to get patrons (and potential patrons) more information about your organization. Here are 5 ways your organization can start using QR codes: Let Patrons Skip the Line. Have Other Businesses Promote Your Organization. Make it easy for patrons to join your email list with QR codes strategically placed around your organization.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016
    [Organization] Celebrating How Symantec Makes Organizations Succeed
    Without any further ado … Our grand prize winner is Citizens Against Physical and Sexual Abuse ( CAPSA ) for sharing a powerful story of Symantec helping an organization that assists victims of abuse in doing more. The Youth Center of Los Alamitos for showing that its organization feels safe with Symantec. We are excited to announce the winners of our Symantec Mission Possible campaign.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Organization] How a 20-Year-Old Organization Can Get "Lean"
    Though Eric Ries makes it clear in The Lean Startup that a lean framework can and should be applied to existing organizations – in particular social enterprises – examples of longstanding organizations in the nonprofit sector wholly adopting the framework are difficult to come across. Only in the past few years, he told us, his organization has been committed to shifting even further toward lean processes. Running Your Organization Lean Startup guidestar usa
  • NONPROFIT TECH FOR GOOD  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
    [Organization] “Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations” LinkedIn Group Reaches 40,000 Members
    The Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations LinkedIn Group reached 40,000 members today – a benchmark that took three years, 323 days, and countless clicks of “Flag as Promotion” and “Block & Delete” to keep the group as spam free as possible and on its trajectory of growth. I have inserted the screenshots of the stats for the Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations LinkedIn Group below.
  • NONPROFIT HUB  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [Organization] 10 Ways to Immediately Invest in Your Nonprofit Organization
    But sometimes the best way to change the world is to invest in making our organizations work better, faster and smarter. Investing in your organization means getting more money over the long term, at an initial cost. But if that fundraiser brings $500,000 of gifts to your organization over a year, you’ll be able to create a much bigger impact than you could have with your initial investment (about 900% bigger!). 10 Ideas for Investing in Your Organization Today.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
    [Organization] How to Use Your Organization's Data in Fundraising and Planning
    A few years ago, I was working with an organization trying to build a statewide email network. How many people per hour did the organization recruit? Data can be a powerful tool to improve an organization's performance, effectiveness, and even staff retention. Program and outcomes: number of program participants, percentage of training participants who are using their new skills, number of legislators voting in alignment with organization's position.
  • NONPROFIT HUB  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
    [Organization] How to Use Snapchat, Even If It’s Wrong for Your Organization
    Until now, it probably hasn’t made a whole lot of sense for your nonprofit organization to download Snapchat because you don’t have the right audience to be reached via Snapchat; however, what I’ve found is that Snapchat is a vital asset — not to build a huge following with — but rather to be a follower. By following other organizations, large and small, you get a raw, inside look — if you’re paying attention — at other nonprofit culture, marketing tactics and more.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
    [Organization] Organize and Improve Your Photos with Zoner
    You can use Zoner to back up, organize, and adjust your organization's photos. Organize Photos. TechSoup is proud to announce our newest donor partner, Zoner. Get Zoner Photo Studio. Zoner makes it easy to transfer photos from your camera to your computer, sort them, label them, and access them whenever you need them. Enhance Photos. Zoner gives you photo information at a glance and lets you make adjustments quickly and easily.
  • NONPROFIT HUB  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015
    [Organization] Report: Rural-Based Organizations Receive Fewer Grants than Urban NPOs
    According to a report issued by the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, rural-based organizations received just 5.5 While the data focused primarily on the grants given by larger foundations, the report said smaller foundations are more friendly to rural organizations. In 2005, the value awarded to rural organizations was 7.5 The post Report: Rural-Based Organizations Receive Fewer Grants than Urban NPOs appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
    [Organization] How do funders help established organizations develop a network mindset?
    One of the most interesting discussions I participated in this morning focused on what networks mean for those established field organizations whose names are often synonymous with the work we do. Monitor Group senior consultant Heather Grant McLeod made the fascinating point that many of these established organizations began life as networks but adopted centralized organizational structures to bend to their funders or funding model. Guest post by Adene Sacks.
  • MUSEUM 2.0  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
    [Organization] What Should Happen to Underperforming Nonprofit Organizations?
    I want to kill organizations that aren''t showing their value." --Devon Smith Now that''s the kind of sentence that makes you put down your fork. In the course of the conversation, Devon Smith, a social media consultant from Threespot, started talking the problem of arts organizations that are no longer relevant or useful to their communities. Some organizations are going to die," she stated. "I "I want death panels.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
    [Organization] Why Eli van der Giessen Became a NetSquared Organizer
    He tirelessly organizes volunteers for Netsquared events all across the world. Here's how Eli got his start as a NetSquared organizer, in his own words. Why Eli Became a NetSquared Organizer. But after a few months the organizer (Joe Solomon, who went on to 350.org and #GreenMemes) left town. I discovered that being a NetSquared organizer turned me into a community hub — I quickly met all the key players in the sector, many of whom have become friends.
  • NONPROFIT HUB  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
    [Organization] How Your Organization Should Be Using Twitter Lists
    Twitter lists are an underutilized feature that your organization could be using to stay ahead of the game and in the know. Let’s talk about what it means for your organization. In short, lists allow you to organize your feed and manage how you look at tweets. That way your organization’s account can be humanized and those who follow your company can get an inside look at the culture of your organization.
  • SOCIALFISH   |  FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
    [Organization] How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for your Organization Through Social Media
    “As communications patterns have shifted to a reality where everyone is the spokesperson for your nonprofit, how you and your colleagues use social media can greatly impact your organization’s reputation and relationships with the community.” ” How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for your Organization Through Social Media from Farra Trompeter, Big Duck.
  • NONPROFIT HUB  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015
    [Organization] Finding Your Perfect Love: Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofit Organizations
    Don’t waste your time applying for grants that don’t perfectly fit your nonprofit organization. The post Finding Your Perfect Love: Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofit Organizations appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Grant writing is a lot like dating in college (I’m speaking from experience here). You don’t go out on one date and call it good. You go on many dates—some are duds and some are worth further investigation. You don’t write one grant and expect it to end like a fairytale.
  • VERTEX SYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016
    [Organization] How Sticky Notes Could Ruin Your Human Services Organization!
    Below are some suggestions for keeping your nonprofit organization compliant and secure. So how do you keep your organization safe? Many organizations have turned to a "clean desk" policy that helps to ensure that compliance requirements are met and security standards are upheld. Take Inventory on HIPAA Compliance for Nonprofit Organizations. nonprofit compliance nonprofit management hipaa complaince.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012
    [Organization] Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference: What have you learned, Dorothy?
    Because the truth is, it’s a lot easier to declare that one wants to have a “learning organization” than to actually do it. I’m here at the 2012 Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) conference in Seattle – which is aptly nicknamed “The Emerald City.” Participants at this conference are talking about a “paradigm shift” from evaluation to learning. At the very least we should try to improve the quality of our own work, or the capacity of the organizations we fund.
  • WILD APRICOT BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
    [Organization] Top 10 Topics For Small Membership Organizations
    What do you want to ask your small membership peers? Here''s a sneak peek at some of the insight from our 2014 Small Membership Survey. Small Membership Survey
  • NONPROFIT TECH FOR GOOD  |  TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
    [Organization] 10 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations
    That said, in addition to being a great tool to build your e-Newsletter list , if your nonprofit is regularly updating Facebook and Twitter accounts, then your organization needs to be able to produce, contribute, and distribute fresh, quality content. Not only that, blogging can dramatically transform search engine results for your organization, but that is another blog post. Blogging only about your organization and its work is a mistake.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016
    [Organization] Empower Your Organization with the HP Compaq 8100 Elite
    Check out our latest desktop addition from refurbisher partner PCRR. HP Compaq 8100 Elite. This desktop computer is built for stability and dependability. With its mighty 2.8-GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 320-GB hard drive, and 8 GB RAM, it's a great choice for running today's most resource-intensive applications like Microsoft Office (included) and Adobe Creative Cloud (not included). Get the HP Compaq 8100 Elite. Extended Warranty.
  • BETH'S BLOG: HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE SOCIAL MEDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2011
    [Organization] How To Get Fire in Your Organization’s Belly: Key Insight from the Millennial Donor Summit
    So what’s the secret to engaging Millennials in your nonprofit organization’s work? The Millennial Donor Summit explored this question and others while engaging participants in a virtual setting. The MDS11 extended the concepts and ideas discovered in the annual Millennial Donors Survey conducted by JGA and Achieve by building knowledge around the topic of millennial engagement.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
    [Organization] Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?
    Amazingly, the organization has surpassed this goal and (as of this article) has raised $11,547. Nonprofit Success Story: The American Childhood Cancer Organization recently raised over $7,000 with a T-shirt featuring the international symbol of support for those living with childhood cancer. If your organization is a registered 501(c)(3), you're likely already in Razoo's system.
  • NTEN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Organization] 5 Cloud Based Apps For Teams to Organize Events Better (and for FREE)
    To help you keep track of files while keeping your sanity, here are 5 of the tools that will make organizing your conference a breeze. Many of us in the nonprofit space know how much effort goes into organizing large, annual events. Last year, our organization, Games for Change , put together the largest Festival in our 8 year history. Much of the organizing was done with new staff and new ambitions. Jeff Ramos. Community and Content Manager. Games for Change.
  • SOCIALFISH   |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
    [Organization] Stakeholders who are engaged online spend more with your organization.
    But as we all know, there are those out there in your organization so still need convincing. How should we organize and coordinate our efforts? “Well, duh,” I’m sure you’re saying. So here are TWO STUDIES to share with them. Bain and Company Report. “Early adopters are gaining real economic value from their investments in social media.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
    [Organization] Input Needed from Organizations Supporting Women and Girls
    Does your organization focus on the challenges faced by women and girls? " In addition to the film project, more than 50 partner organizations will launch related projects such as online and mobile games, interactive educational tools, and online community builders. APM) have joined together to help build an active network of partner organizations in support of Women and Girls Lead. If your organization helps women and girls, we hope you'll join us.
  • INFLUENCE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2011
    [Organization] Why Every Organization Needs a China Strategy
    3) Opportunity: Chinese are open to international expertise and programs, and foreign organizations are finding meaningful relationships with Chinese counterparts. China is in the news a lot these days. Is China’s progress over-reported? Having spent the last year living in China, my view is that the “China story” is, in fact, under-reported. The world’s largest country is finally developing economically in a rapid and impactful way.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017
    [Organization] TechSoup Member Organizations Doing Great Work During Hard Times
    Given these difficult times, we'd like to feature some local organizations that are doing great work, but not getting a lot of attention every day. TechSoup is honored to serve these great organizations — their communities need them now more than ever. It provides policy analysis and advocacy, institutional organizing, training development, and strategic communications. It is a unified voice of more than 140 organizations.
  • NTEN  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Organization] Should Your Organization Outsource Its IT Functions?
    How do you know if this is the right choice for your organization? The first is that your staff time is your organization's most valuable resource and may be better spent focusing on your mission rather than on wrangling computers. The second is that that the staff at an outsourced IT organization may have more breadth and depth of technology than your staff.
  • NTEN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011
    [Organization] Tech Across Your Org: Technology Leadership at a Small Organization
    Million Budget In small organizations like mine, more often than not, the Executive Director or senior leadership of the organization also wears the technology leader hat, accidental or not. As a senior staff member for my organization, I don’t have the time or expertise to learn every API call. Fact is, if you lead a small organization, you are going to have to work twice as hard to do what other organizations can hire someone to do. You know your organization.
  • WILD APRICOT BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
    [Organization] 8 Steps to Organize Volunteers to Maximize Impact
    So, how do you organize your volunteers in a way that maximizes their impact with your organization, and, you know… makes them want to stick it out in the long run? association nonprofit Volunteers organizeWith over 62.5 million people volunteering in the US and 12.7 million in Canada, there’s certainly not a shortage volunteers.
  • CONNECTION CAFE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012
    [Organization] Why Your Organization Needs a Mobile Engagement Strategy
    Happy November fellow techies! As we draw closer to the end of 2012, many … Mobile Computing Mobile Online Fundraising State of the Nonprofit Industry Report
  • MOBILE COMMONS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
    [Organization] Evaluating mHealth Solutions for Healthcare Organizations
    According to a recent survey by the nonprofit Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), nearly 90 percent of professionals working in healthcare organizations use mobile devices to engage their patients in clinical care. The reasons for the boom in mHealth utilization have everything to do with driving down costs and improving care, but still, many healthcare organizations have yet to fully embrace mHealth solutions.
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
    [Organization] Cool App Roundup: Arts Organization Edition
    project will focus on apps for arts organizations, with a practical. organizations, but also some insights into the development process and lessons that these organizations learned. James Im, New Media Manager at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts ( YBCA ), was kind enough to share his organization's experiences with us here at TechSoup. Many organizations, like the MoMA , choose to build a "native" app, developed for a specific. your organization?
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2015
    [Organization] 3 OneNote 2016 Tips to Keep You Organized
    In part three of our deep dive into the new Microsoft Office, we show you step by step how to use three of the best new features in OneNote 2016. Don't have Microsoft Office 2016? Get it now through the TechSoup Microsoft donation program! — ( read more ). usingmicrosoft microsoft msofficesuites
  • TECHIMPACT  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
    [Organization] Encourage Online Supporters To Share Your Organization’s Content
    organizations can now spread targeted content with the click of a button. But according to a recent post from Socialbrite, what is even more effective – and more challenging – is convincing … Continued The post Encourage Online Supporters To Share Your Organization’s Content appeared first on Tech Impact. Today’s Internet world has made it easier than ever before to share content with a wide audience. Through websites, social media, mass-emails, etc.,
  • CONNECTION CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014
    [Organization] 5 Nonprofit Trends at Arts and Cultural Organizations
    As a result, I put together my perspective on this game changing technology for arts and cultural organizations. Mobile is no longer something that makes you different or cool as an organization, it’s an expectation of your visitors and patrons. I’ve written before about the importance of mobile ticketing and this is just another reminder that your organization needs to be leveraging this technology. Are you preparing your organization to take advantage of these new tools?
  • WILD APRICOT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
    [Organization] Big Data For Small Organizations
    Small organizations may not have BIG data, but they can "think big" about analyzing and acting on the data they are already capturing. data membership records
  • SEE WHAT'S OUT THERE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016
    [Organization] 5 Ways to Get Your Organization Thinking Mobile First
    The post 5 Ways to Get Your Organization Thinking Mobile First appeared first on The See3 Blog. Even though many nonprofits have websites and email newsletters designed for mobile, many content pieces and campaigns are still being developed with a desktop audience in mind. mobile mobilegeddon strategy
  • NTEN  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [Organization] How Does Organization Structure Affect Online Success?
    For those of us who have responsibilities in online fundraising / marketing / technology, often our work doesn’t fit within the traditional department structure of most nonprofit organizations. Effective leadership can come from anywhere in an organization. For those of us who have responsibilities in online fundraising / marketing / technology, often our work doesn’t fit within the traditional department structure of most nonprofit organizations. Norman Reiss.
  • NTEN  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2013
    [Organization] Internal and External Tools that Can Help Your Organization Be More Effective
    Internal management systems and tracking tools are integral to keeping an organization well-oiled and effective at what they do. Equally as important are the external systems organizations use to communicate their work to the public. Terri Harel. Cofounder. ImpactFlo. The utilization of technology in the nonprofit world, like in the business world, comes in two pieces: internal and external.
  • WILD APRICOT BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017
    [Organization] 4 Ways to Use a Google Ad Grant to Drive Meaningful Results for Your Organization
    This is a guest post by Jamie Finney, Brand and Product Development Lead at LeadPup An animal disease research organization I know started a Google Ads campaign with the hope of increasing donations to support a groundbreaking research project. Unfortunately
  • TECH SOUP BLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Organization] Event-Planning Tips from NetSquared Organizers
    Is your organization planning an event? We've compiled a lot of that expertise into the NetSquared Community Organizer's Handbook. TechSoup's NetSquared initiative hosts meetups every month around the world for people who care about technology and social change. After years of hosting local events, NetSquared has amassed a considerable amount of experience planning, marketing, and hosting local events.
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