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WILD APRICOT BLOG [Organization] Small Membership Organizations - Funding and Futures
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
Here are more highlights from our Small Membership Insight Survey - with a look at findings about budgets, income sources and growth patterns. membership surveys
NONPROFIT HUB [Organization] How Your Organization Can Connect with Millennials [VIDEO]
| FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015
Millennials are coming up full force into power play positions for nonprofit organizations. But that doesn’t mean that others don’t, or that those who can’t afford to make huge monetary contributions aren’t contributing to organizations in other (just as important) ways. The post How Your Organization Can Connect with Millennials [VIDEO] appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.
VERTEX SYSTEMS [Organization] Why Nonprofit Organizations Need to Play Big
| THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016
Nonprofits can play big by doing the things that larger organizations do naturally. Sanford Chandler, CEO of Vertex Systems, has repeatedly mourned the fact that most nonprofit rehabilitation service organizations often want a solution that only improves their administrative habits by 25%- when they could be saving more time and making more money. 3 Nonprofit organizations can play bigger by focusing on the top line.
TECH SOUP BLOG [Organization] Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014
Amazingly, the organization has surpassed this goal and (as of this article) has raised $11,547. Nonprofit Success Story: The American Childhood Cancer Organization has raised over $43,000 through several successful campaigns, 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.
SEE WHAT'S OUT THERE [Organization] Three Strategic Ways to Tell Your Organization’s Story Through Video
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2016
These projects represent deliberate investments by organizations in solutions that strongly position their ideas in the digital marketplace and move their audiences to action. The post Three Strategic Ways to Tell Your Organization’s Story Through Video appeared first on The See3 Blog. video content eli talks engaging nonprofit storytelling talks
NTEN [Organization] How to Pick the Best Tools for Your Organization: A case study
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
With so many shiny tools to choose from, how can your organization choose which is/are best for you? When it comes to a term as broad as “tools,” understanding what an organization or individual’s goals are vital to identifying what to use. Grace Andrews. Co-Founder, Director of Business Development. GraphAlchemist. Here are some questions to get you started.
NONPROFIT HUB [Organization] Five Ways to Further Your Cause by Investing in Your Organization
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015
But sometimes the best way to change the world is to invest right back into your organization. A frugal organization is willing to spend on overhead that increases their bottom line in the future and makes their work more efficient. The key to investing wisely in your organization is to consider how you can make significant parts of your organization more efficient and effective.
NTEN [Organization] Social Media that Supports Your Organization's Goals
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
Hopefully, the band wagon has passed your organization, %%FIRST%%, leaving you to contemplate social media strategically, without the distractingly rhythmic drum beat of "you need this, you need this, you need this". He'll talk about how to use social media within the framework of your broader strategies at our upcoming webinar, " Social Media that Supports Your Organization's Goals ". >
SOCIALFISH [Organization] Organizations: Make your own Twitter “Suggested Follow” List
| MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
According to this post on TechCrunch , you can make your own Suggested User list on Twitter. The way it works is that you would create a list and use the hashtag #WelcomeToTwitter in the list description. Then when someone NEW to Twitter joins from your profile page, they would see the list of recommended users to follow. More here: Follow Recommendations. View more presentations from Twitter. Now why would you want to do this?
MUSEUM 2.0 [Organization] What Tools Do You Use to Organize Your Work?
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
But I figure that we all have come up with tools that help us, both individually and in teams, to organize our work. One of the benefits of being Jewish is the opportunity to work over the Christmas week in peace. It is the most focused time of the year for me--a great time to close out projects and prepare for the new year. For me, the end of 2013 coincided with a clear need to improve my general approach to list-making, task-recording, and note-taking.
IDEALWARE [Organization] Emerging Technologies for Human Service Organizations
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012
I'm excited -- it should be a great discussion on the ways that existing and emerging technology can help legal aid organizations provide more access to information and support. The organizers of the summit are using an outline of emerging and interesting technologies that we created to form the structure of a whole group of sessions. Organizations with physical locations can also use the apps to offer specials and information for people who check in.
NTEN [Organization] Three Easy Tips for Boosting Your Organization's Signal
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
Danny Boice. President and COO. Speek. Since launching, Speek has been covered by numerous major publications both in print and online. They were the subject of a Wall Street Journal documentary and have won countless awards. We rank on the first page of Google search results for all relevant search terms. And they achieved all of this without a PR firm and with a negligible marketing budget. They decided to take three easy steps to help get their message out and help grow their company.
ASU LODESTAR CENTER [Organization] ASU Lodestar Center Blog: How to Start a Nonprofit Organization.
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2011
Disclaimer Wednesday, June 1, 2011 How to Start a Nonprofit Organization: Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Make the Leap posted by Robert Duea , Professional in Residence ASU Lodestar Center and Pat Lewis , Senior Professional in Residence ASU Lodestar Center So, youre thinking about starting a nonprofit organization. Why do I want to start a nonprofit organization rather than a for-profit organization?" Both types of organization could be the right choice for you.
NONPROFIT HUB [Organization] How to Attract the Right Nonprofit Talent for Your Organization
| TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
We’ve had some amazing applications come in, and it got me thinking about the hiring process at nonprofit organizations. I can get behind writing for nonprofit organizations because I love them and their missions. If your organization is a new startup with a more relaxed culture, make sure you convey that with the description. If you work for a traditional organization, make sure you convey that. Spoiler alert: we’re hiring.
NTEN [Organization] Does Your Organization Even Need a Donor Management System? Almost Certainly!
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
Included in the report are helpful considerations and guidelines for determining your organization's needs when it comes to donor management. Earlier this summer, Idealware and NTEN released the updated Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management , which provides reviews and comparisons of 29 donor management systems under $4000. To start, do you even need a donor management system?
NTEN [Organization] Recap: Community Organizing Tools from the Experts
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
As we all know, the nonprofit tech community is loaded with smart and thoughtful organizers who give their time and efforts to help the rest of us do the good work we do. We recognize NTEN’s 501 Tech Clubs (local in-person groups) and Communities of Practice (CoPs) (online affinity groups) organizers are one clever and innovative bunch! We learn new community organizing tips and tools from them all the time.
NONPROFIT HUB [Organization] A Small Organization with Mighty Retention Rates: Their (Not-So) Secrets
| MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015
When you’re an organization based in Lincoln, Neb., And the Food Bank of Lincoln , a small-time organization with big-time retention rates, has donors coming in from across the country. That’s why they asked that California donor why he would donate to a Lincoln-based organization, even after he no longer lived in the area. And Mabry acknowledged one of the most important aspects for all organizations to take heed.
SOCIALFISH [Organization] How to Lead Your Way to a Social Organization
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013
Lead Your Way to a Social Organization from SocialFish. Here are the slides accompanying our recent presentation at ASAE’s Technology conference in Washington DC. ———-. Can’t see the slides? Please click through.
WILD APRICOT BLOG [Organization] Should Your Organization Take The "Gratitude Challenge"?
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2014
Since it''s the season of giving thanks – is it time your non-profit or charity took the "Gratitude Challenge"? nonprofit
NONPROFIT HUB [Organization] Take Your Organization’s Instagram Outside the Box
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
Regular users no longer have to use a supplementary app that fits their portrait and landscape photos into the mandated square shape, and organizations can post comfortably knowing that none of their photo or video content must be cropped. If your organization has any social media presence at all, it’s probably concentrated on Facebook. You can link it to your organization’s existing Facebook account.
TECH SOUP BLOG [Organization] 7 Questions to Ask Before Making a Software Decision for Your Nonprofit Organization
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016
Ask about other organizations that have used the company's platform, and see if you're able to speak with references before you sign the dotted line. To spend that money and only use half of its capabilities wouldn't be good stewardship of your organization's funds. Just like new employees need time to get up to speed before they can demonstrate value for the organization, software has a learning curve too.
- [Organization] The Ultimate Tool for Managing Your Organization’s Social Strategy: LightBox Collaborative Editorial Calendar 2015 Edition
Over the last five years, many organizations we work with have put these tools to excellent use: We worked with Kaiser Northwest to provide communications training assistance to their grantees working on healthy, local food issues. Note from Beth: Last week I was in New Orleans for the National Assembly of State Arts Councils meeting. I facilitated a peer session with Public Information Officers and a Mini-Workshop on managing and measuring a social media presence.
- [Organization] A Huge Thanks To Guest Bloggers from the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference 2012
A huge thanks to the small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who attended the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle and published blog posts to share their reflections and thoughts. The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results.
NTEN [Organization] It's Your Friendly Communities of Practice Organizers
| MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014
But it takes more than a name and a platform to convene a group of thoughtful people; it takes volunteer organizers who are willing to give their time and efforts to build and maintain an online community. We asked NTEN''s great CoP organizers to help us understand why they answered the call to nonprofit tech leadership. I became a member and am now the CoP organizer for Nonprofits & Data.
TECHIMPACT [Organization] Nurture Your Organization’s Online Community
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
These days most organizations work hard to foster a network of supporters, constituents, volunteers, donors, and just about anybody else they can find online. Not only do the people who make up your online community engage … Continued The post Nurture Your Organization’s Online Community appeared first on Tech Impact. Having a strong online network can be extremely beneficial for nonprofits, according to a recent post from Wild Apricot.
NONPROFIT HUB [Organization] Can Your Organization Survive? The 4 Keys to Nonprofit Sustainability
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014
In an ideal world, organizations would never have to compete against one another for money. But unfortunately, sometimes organizations with the same cause are even competing for funds. So does your organization have what it takes? Let’s put your idea (or established organization) to the test. So ask yourself—is there already an organization doing exactly what you want to do? So first, figure out how much it’ll cost you to start your organization.
WILD APRICOT BLOG [Organization] Board Roles In Volunteer-led Organizations
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013
How do boards balance their governance and operations roles in a volunteer-led organization? Non-profits membership Board
TECH SOUP BLOG [Organization] Customer Service Tip No. 3 — Use a Common Organization Email Address
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2015
How Multiple People at Your Organization Can See What Everyone Requests from TechSoup. Does more than one person in your organization request products for your organization? Since all product fulfillments are sent to the one "organization email address" listed on your organization's account, you can set this fulfillment email to an account that more than one person can access.
NONPROFIT HUB [Organization] More Organizations Turning to Nonprofit Software to Manage Their Data
| TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
Any sort of communication is the heart and soul of a nonprofit organization, so any way to streamline those communications, any way to automate in some cases and better target is going to have a big impact in smaller nonprofits,” Finch said. Eventually, though, Finch said many nonprofits outgrow the general software and need more specialization to help with the organization and workload. “It The tide is turning.
- [Organization] Social Media Benchmarking: Gauging Success for Project and Organizations in Global Health and Development
Note from Beth: You need a identify a measurable goal for your integrated social media strategy that can be linked to your organization’s overall results and pick a data point or KPI that you will collect along the way to measure success. Measurement is a comparative science, so you have to compare that number to something you done in the past or to peer organizations. Social Media Benchmarking: Gauging Success for Project and Organizations in Global Health and Development.
WILD APRICOT BLOG [Organization] Free Membership Management Software from Wild Apricot Can Run Your Small Organization
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
That’s because Wild Apricot is one of the few membership management providers who offer a completely free account to small organizations for as long as. Thousands of nonprofits use Wild Apricot's software to manage their memberships completely free. software Membership management free
NONPROFIT HUB [Organization] One Thing Your Organization is Missing (And It’ll Surprise You)
| TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
See what Latchford says is missing from your organization’s social media presence in the video below. And it’s something that’s not built into the cultures of nonprofit organizations that I’ve experienced in the UK enough. The post One Thing Your Organization is Missing (And It’ll Surprise You) appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. You’ve been hearing that practice makes perfect since your childhood days (OK, you were right, mom and dad).
CONNECTION CAFE [Organization] Should Your Organization Budget Bottom-up or Top-down?
| FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014
The problem with bottom-up budgeting is that when the organizational budget is put together , there’s often a gap between the divisional and/or departmental budgets and the overall direction of the organization. With this approach, key executives decide on strategies for the growth and development of an organization. I think that in a successful organization, a combination of the two methods is at play.
NTEN [Organization] Managing a Flash Crisis: How to Handle Online Criticism of Your Organization
| THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012
Adele Cehrs. President. Epic PR Group. Understanding how a strategy, announcement, or issue will play out on various platforms can mean the difference between creating a winning campaign and a PR disaster. As social media evolves, every drop of news, hype, or rumor can cause a consumer reaction. People share, comment, and chat, and suddenly, you’ve got a chain reaction. At Epic, we’ve given it a name: a flash crisis.
- [Organization] Arts Organizations Digital Strategies Master Class and Train the Trainers
I’m teaching a master class today in San Francisco for arts organizations for Theatre Bay Area. The third year now expands the program into a “train the trainer” model. The master class is part of a, NEA-funded experiment being conducted by arts service organizations like Theatre Bay Area all across the country. Trainers from arts service organizations will train their members.
WILD APRICOT BLOG [Organization] Does Your Organization Need Cultural Rehab?
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011
Does your organization's culture inspire passion, collaboration and innovation? If not, here are some tips for creating a "quality culture.".( read more ). association management Associations membership
SEE WHAT'S OUT THERE [Organization] 3 Tips to Make Video Work for Your Organization
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
How do you make video work for your organization? See3 has been doing awesome impact video for a decade now, and there are a few things we've learned that may surprise you. We recently did a guest both on Beth Kanter's blog with some of our best tips for how to make your investment in video a success. […]. Nonprofits Video beth kanter nonprofit nptech roi video marketing video statistics video strategy
SEE WHAT'S OUT THERE [Organization] 5 Tips for Keeping Your Video Project Organized and On Budget
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
The post 5 Tips for Keeping Your Video Project Organized and On Budget appeared first on The See3 Blog. Video is a significant investment of time and resources for any not-for-profit, no matter how big or small. When projects get off track, it often means they go over budget. video pre-production video guide video production video tips
TECH SOUP BLOG [Organization] Keep Your Organization Moving with the HP EliteBook 8440p
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
Meet the latest laptop offer from refurbisher partner PCRR. HP EliteBook 8440p. This durable laptop computer makes it possible to ensure that your mission is moving while you're on the move. With a weight of only five pounds and a robust 2.5-GHz Intel Core i5 processor, you don't have to sacrifice power for mobility. It also includes Windows 7 and Office 2010 preinstalled so you can get to work right away. Get the HP EliteBook 8440p. spanhidden. refurbishedcomputers
WILD APRICOT BLOG [Organization] This is How One Organization Grew Membership by Over 300%
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015
In an interactive case study, we reveal the strategies of how one organization grew over 300 Is your membership growth as stagnant as a pond? Wouldn't you love a proven recipe for successful?
TECH SOUP BLOG [Organization] YouthBuild Boston: A TechSoup Youth Organization Profile
| TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
Like most of us in in nonprofitland he does several other jobs in addition to taking care of the money at his organization. The organization likes to have two major construction projects going at a time, plus several smaller projects. How TechSoup Donations Help the Organization. ” In his own financial work, Dan has recently upgraded the organization to the multi-user version of Intuit Quickbooks for Nonprofits , also a donation through TechSoup.
CONNECTION CAFE [Organization] The Top 4 Challenges Facing Arts and Cultural Organizations
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
Through that process I’ve seen how some of the best organizations in the business run their operations, interact with their patrons, and create rich programming and exhibits that keep them coming back. When selling tickets, many organizations still offer prices for members and non-members where patrons can self-select. Many organizations have realized that online sales can offset this problem. Guest post by Jonathon Leeke, Product Manager at Blackbaud. .
WILD APRICOT BLOG [Organization] What’s Different About Small Membership Organizations?
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
We''ve just launched the 2014 Small Membership Survey - and hope you''ll participate! Small Membership Survey
WILD APRICOT BLOG [Organization] Snapshot of Small Membership Organizations in 2014
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014
Here is a look at the state of small membership organizations, based on the findings of our 2014 Small Membership Survey. Small Membership Survey
TECH SOUP BLOG [Organization] Get Windows 10 for Your Organization
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2015
For many organizations, the upgrade is free. Microsoft is investing $10 million in organizations committed to improving the world. Windows 10 is here! Learn how to upgrade your systems. If You Have Active Software Assurance, Use It to Get Your Free Upgrade. Windows 10 will be available for download through the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) on August 3, 2015.
NONPROFIT HUB [Organization] 3 Superhuman Ways Donor Management Software Can Improve Your Organization’s Fundraising Efforts
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
A great CRM gives your nonprofit the tools to organize and utilize donor data in more incredible ways than ever before. CRMs give your organization the tools needed to raise more money , and no one has to wear spandex to heroically pull off the feat. A great advantage of having all of your event attendees organized in one location is how easy it becomes to check to see who among them your fundraisers should focus on speaking with at the event.
FROGLOOP [Organization] An organizer's unconference
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012
While many of these conversations are already heard from political pundits and campaign strategists, where it really counts is when the organizers themselves gather together and hash out ideas, give feedback, share best practices, and renew their plans for victory. This is all set to happen at this week's New Organizing Institute (NOI)'s RootsCamp National 2012 unconference (Nov 30th and Dec 1st, here in D.C.) -- a mecca of sorts for the organizer faithful.
WILD APRICOT BLOG [Organization] Membership Management At Multi-Chapter Organizations
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
Here is some insight into membership management at organizations with multiple chapters, branches or affiliates - based on the findings of our Multi-Chapter Benchmarking Survey. Multi-Chapter-Benchmarking-Survey
WILD APRICOT BLOG [Organization] Apricot Chat: Spotlight on Multi-Chapter Organization ASTD
| THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
We spoke with Chapter leaders to find out why they chose Wild Apricot and how it is helping their organizations.( This month, our spotlight is on The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) – which now has a multi-chapter partnership with Wild Apricot, making our software the recommended platform for their 128 US Chapters. read more ). case studies chapters memberbership software Membership management nptech website builder
ASU LODESTAR CENTER [Organization] How can nonprofit organizations measure community engagement?
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
Nonprofit organizations have the ability to connect and mobilize individuals. According to Frumkin (2002), nonprofit organizations are “ideal vehicles for foraging networks of weak ties that link people together.” He describes social capital as “those features of social organization, such as trust, norms and networks that can improve the efficiency of society by facilitating coordinated actions.” Nonprofit organizations can measure community engagement in a number of ways.
WILD APRICOT BLOG [Organization] Organizing a Fundraiser? You’ll want to read this first
| FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015
Fundraisers are a great way to bring in additional revenue, but how do you choose the right event for your organization? Check out this survey by Software Advice, you'll be surprised with the results! Fundraising
CONNECTION CAFE [Organization] 6 Trends That Will Impact the Social Good Sector in 2017
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
That means there’s an ever growing opportunity to improve results for nonprofit organizations of all sizes and missions. The Shift from Corporate Social Responsibility: Corporate Social Responsibility will continue to shift to Human Social Responsibility , with organizations of all shapes and sizes—not just large companies—understanding that their people, and the human contracts they sign with the world, are at the core of a socially responsible strategy.
CONNECTION CAFE [Organization] Nine Ways to Save More Time at Your Arts & Cultural Organization
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
Devandra is a Consultant for Arts and Cultural organizations at Blackbaud and has spent the last 4 years helping nonprofits become more efficient in their operations. One of the most effective ways organizations can further their mission is to increase efficiency in their daily operations. Additionally, a trained staff will be on board with helping you collect the data your organization needs to make decisions. Guest Blog by Devendra Shrikhande.
NTEN [Organization] 25 Ways to Increase Your Organization's Communication Capacity
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2010
Nearly every organization is feeling the pull to communicate more. Quality matters, of course, but the shear quantity and frequency of communications that most organizations seek to produce has increased dramatically -- whether its blogs, tweets, commenting, web site updates, collaborations, cross posting, press releases, or good old print brochures. To stay abreast, your organization needs to maximize its capacity for communication. Tirza Hollenhorst, ifPeople.
WILD APRICOT BLOG [Organization] The Web Turns 25 - How Has It Impacted Non-profits and Membership Organizations?
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2014
The Web turns 25 today. Here''s a look back at the "technology revolution" it sparked and the impact it has had on non-profits and membership orgs. nonprofit membership Internet
CONNECTION CAFE [Organization] Your Ladder of Engagement is Holding You Back
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016
The “Ladder of Engagement” has become a common part of the digital organizer’s vernacular. Every nonprofit campaigner with a year of experience in the sector is familiar with the concept, and has likely plotted one out for their organization. However, as the Ladder of Engagement has proliferated, the design of the different steps on the advancement path are often assigned in a way that does not support the achievement of an organization’s mission.
ERIC JACOBSEN BLOG [Organization] How To Design A Purposeful Organization
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
"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 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.
ERIC JACOBSEN BLOG [Organization] How To Determine Your Organization's Risk
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2015
Within the first 100 days as a new leader in an organization, you'll want to assess your organization's risk. Authors George Bradt, Jayme A.
IDEALWARE [Organization] Why Some Organizations Struggle to Introduce New Technology Systems
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
We just spent a zillion dollars on this client database that was supposed to transform our nonprofit organization—and it's not doing anything for us. Organizations that struggle to introduce new technology systems usually fall short in one of these three key areas. The software marketplace is huge and sorting through the options and how they might benefit your organization can be challenging. Not every system fits every organization, so find the one that fits best for you.
ERIC JACOBSEN BLOG [Organization] How To Define Your Organization's Purpose
| MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
John Baldoni offers these tips in his book, Lead With Purpose , for how to define an organization's purpose. He suggests that you must ask three questions : What is our vision -- that is, what do we want to become? What is our mission -- that is, what do we do now? What are our values -- that is what are the behaviors we expect of ourselves?
WILD APRICOT BLOG [Organization] Introducing the Membership Knowledge Hub -- Helpful Resources for Small Organizations
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
Introducing a new online resource "Hub" for volunteers and staff of small membership organizations. Check out articles and "how-to" guides on membership management, communications, event management and much more. Resources membership Wild Apricot
NTEN [Organization] Thinking About a New Donor Management System for Your Organization? Read This First.
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
But don’t worry—we didn’t pivot away from our core mission of helping nonprofit organizations find technology that represents the best bang for their buck. We listened, and you can read a detailed write-up of the Salesforce Foundation’s Nonprofit Starter Pack, available for free to qualifying organizations for up to 10 licenses (and there is a discount on licenses above that number).
TECH SOUP BLOG [Organization] NetSquared Local Organizers Share Social Media Wisdom
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
Unsure how to factor social media into your organization's busy weeks? Is your organization using Instagram? As you may have heard by now, this month is Social Media September (also known as #SocMedSep )! TechSoup Global and NetSquared. have teamed up to bring you events, content, and webinars centered on using social media to support your nonprofit or charity's mission.
AFP BLOG [Organization] Content Curators and the Challenge with Organizations | NFi Studios
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
Content Curators and the Challenge with Organizations | NFi Studios: "Content curation has received increased attention and is a major industry topic among marketers and journalists. Jeff De Cagna writes “One of the most significant innovation opportunities for associations is content curation that helps their stakeholders make sense, make meaning and make better decisions around their personal
MUSEUM 2.0 [Organization] Next Book Club: Sustaining Innovation in Nonprofits and Government Organizations
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010
After much perusing, I've selected Sustaining Innovation: Creating Nonprofit and Government Organizations that Innovate Naturally by Paul C. The author , then-director of the Public Policy Program at the Pew Charitable Trusts, studied 26 Minnesotan non-profits and government organizations in writing this book. There were so many fabulous recommendations for the next Museum 2.0 book club, in which we'll focus on a business book about innovation and organizational learning.
NTEN [Organization] How Small Organizations Can Use Affordable ICT-tools to Measure Impact
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
One organization's efforts to bring you a catalog of tools to track your impact in the field. Tomohiro Hamakawa. Project Manager. Kopernik. Thanks, team. What if nonprofits and social enterprises had an affordable way to report real-time, large-scale data on their social impact? This question inspired Kopernik to create the ‘impact tracker technologies’ catalog in online and print forms. Data ICT program evaluation Program
TECH SOUP BLOG [Organization] Get Windows 10 for Your Organization
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
TechSoup is here to help you understand the best upgrade option for your organization. Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrade offer ends on July 29, 2016. If you want to take advantage of this free upgrade offer, now is the time. Learn About the Free Upgrade. If you have active Software Assurance, use a Windows version that isn't eligible for Microsoft's free upgrade, or you need Windows 10 Enterprise, read on!
MOBILE COMMONS [Organization] I’ll Text You! SMS For Your Nonprofit Organization
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
Watch the video below for mobile usage statistics, best practices for integrating mobile into campaigns, and examples of past and ongoing campaigns from Greenpeace USA and other large nonprofit organizations. On January 28th, Michael Sabat, our VP of Business Development, co-hosted a webinar with two of our good friends: Dawn Bickett from Greenpeace USA and Lawrence Grodeska from Change.org. The webinar covered how nonprofits can use SMS campaigns to engage their supporters with mobile.
CONNECTION CAFE [Organization] Embracing the Point of Impact Together: Outcomes Measurement Tips for Funders and Nonprofits
| TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
One of the most exciting parts of 2017 for me so far has been to see how many nonprofit organizations and foundations are becoming more and more passionate about outcomes measurement. My colleagues and I have talked at length about how social good organizations have reached a point of impact – a point in the giving sector’s evolution where organizations are shifting their giving mindset from, “ look how much we gave ” to “l ook at what our grant achieved.”
CONNECTION CAFE [Organization] Revenue Grows for Faith-based Organizations
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
Overall fundraising revenue for 334 churches, synagogues and other faith-based organizations representing nearly $1.2 target="_blank">The Blackbaud Index that tracks fundraising revenue for congregations and other faith-based organizations. Rick Dunham, president and CEO of Dunham+Company, a Dallas-based consulting firm that works with faith-based organizations, says giving to his clients is up, with growth ranging from a few percentage points to 10 percent or more.
WILD APRICOT BLOG [Organization] 4 Things Membership Organizations Can Learn From Innovative Companies
| MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
The list of 50 Most Innovative Companies offers some ideas for membership organizations for 2013. innovation membership
NTEN [Organization] Creating a Mobile Strategy for Your Organization
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
We probably don't need to convince you that mobile's becoming increasingly important to the nonprofit sector. I mean, at least 43.5 million people use their phone to check email on a daily basis and almost 7% of U.S. web traffic now comes from mobile devices. So we're excited to hear Kelly McIvor's perspective. He's been in the business for 19 years, focused on the creation and marketing of new mobile products and services.
CONNECTION CAFE [Organization] Major Gifts Prospecting Tips for Arts & Cultural Organizations
| FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
How do we find larger donors to cultivate for major gifts from our existing donor pool? Who amongst our list of smaller donors looks like they could be a major gift donor to our nonprofit? Data Mining & Modeling Donor Strategy Fundraising Success & Performance Identifying Prospects Wealth Screening Arts & Cultural
NONPROFIT HUB [Organization] How to Decide if Your Organization Should Participate in #GivingTuesday
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2015
On one hand, there is skepticism about the effectiveness of #GivingTuesday, especially for small nonprofit organizations. Whether you’re a large organization with a sizeable budget, or a small nonprofit with limited time and resources, there are ways to reach out on #GivingTuesday and benefit. After the initial email ask, the organization sent out additional emails that built momentum throughout the day, praising current donors and keeping potential donors in the loop.
NONPROFIT HUB [Organization] Why Your Organization Needs to Operate Like a Startup
| MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
With the same goals and mentality, it can be entirely beneficial for your organization to ditch the old-school nonprofit train of thought (we’ll go over that) and adopt a new way of thinking. Before you throw a brick through your computer screen, I challenge your organization to hear me out. (I We’re tired of hearing that just because you’re a nonprofit organization, you shouldn’t be spending money on anything.
- [Organization] What is “organic” software?
I was perusing the program for a local “green event, when I noticed a full page advertisement for Firefox, saying that it’s software was “ 100% organic. So now I think I agree with the Mozilla Foundation that a good metaphor for open source as any is that it is to software what “organic and probably “fair trade is to food. Too bad the metaphor doesn’t go both ways, because then organic and fair trade food would be free, too.
IDEALWARE [Organization] How Many Facebook Fans Should your Organization Expect?
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
To find out how the two numbers related, we took the results from each of the 477 organizations that answered and plotted them visually. Wondering how your organization stacks up? In April 2011, Idealware asked a diverse set of nonprofits using Facebook how many people were on their email list, and how many Facebook fans they had. Check out the graphic here , and tell us what you think. -->. Trackback URL for this post: [link]. Social Media
TECH SOUP BLOG [Organization] Bringing Arts and Cultural Organizations into the Information Age [Infographic]
| FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
With nearly three million paid staff and one million volunteers, arts and cultural organizations serve more than 850 million visitors and generate $166.2 Running Your Organization Tech Planning blackbaud nonprofits nonprofit Altru Museums Arts and Cultural Software TechnologyThis post was authored by Frank Barry, digital marketing strategist for Blackbaud. The arts and cultural market generates $166.2
ERIC JACOBSEN BLOG [Organization] How To Assess Your Organization's Risk Using The 5Cs
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2011
Within the first 100 days as a new leader in an organization, you'll want to assess your organization's risk. Authors George Bradt, Jayme A.
NTEN [Organization] Engagement-Oriented Organizing, Enabled by Data
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
Greenpeace's MobLab helps the organization transition into an era of people-powered campaigns. The right set of tools and an active social profile is helping Greenpeace to better support its community with campaigns that are community driven. NTEN: Tell us about how the MobLab fits into Greenpeace overall. Julia Smith. Education Manager. read more
FROGLOOP [Organization] Tips to Humanize Your Social Media
| SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2012
There has been a lot of great discussion over the past year about organizations striving to be more human. And it got me thinking how so many organizations fighting for the environment, women’s rights, religious freedom in other countries, (insert your cause here), continue to use social media as a tool to just broadcast their blog posts, press releases, or action alerts. Focus in on what your community says about your organization.
IDEALWARE [Organization] Four Tips to Attract the Best Tech Volunteers for Your Organization
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
Volunteers are probably the single most valuable resource for your organization. These volunteers can seriously cut down on the resources it takes to be a successful and up-to-date organization in today’s world, and decrease the “pulling hair out” time you’d have to dedicate to getting these things done without their expertise. Does your organization already engage technology volunteers?
TECH SOUP BLOG [Organization] Help Tell Your Organization's Story with Flickr
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
Images are powerful: they can tell your organization's story quickly and persuasively, help show your impact, and help you connect with volunteers and donors. Eligible organizations (including organizations serving youth ) can request Flickr Pro account donations through TechSoup. Like the existing Apple iOS app, the Android app allows you to share, update, organize, and search Flickr photos on-the-go.
IDEALWARE [Organization] Making the Most of your Organization's Used Book Sale
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
Your organization receives an item of value from a donor. If your organization is having a used book sale, and you're not making online price-checking and selling part of your plan, you're choosing option B. Fortunately, technology and the internet have made it easier than ever for your organization to do the right thing and choose option A. And I suspect ‘subsidizing used book stores’ isn’t in your organization’s mission statement, either.
NTEN [Organization] Demystifying the Cloud: Making Smart Decisions for Your Organization
| MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
Explore reasons why your organization should move to "the cloud," as well as considerations to give one pause before doing so. I’d like to take a few minutes with you to demystify the concept and help you make informed and measured decisions for your organization. Sam Chenkin. Director of Solution Development. Tech Impact. What is "the cloud" anyway, and should your nonprofit store its most precious resources — its data — in cloud-based systems?
SOCIALFISH [Organization] Technology and the New Workplace Currency [Infographic]
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012
If you’re worrying about how to attract younger people to your organization, give them a smartphone, flexible schedules, and for pete’s sake don’t cut off access to social media. The Social Organization Useful DataCisco has recently come out with a new study, the 2011 World Technology report , that looks at the [internet] habits of college students and young professionals entering the workforce.
TECH SOUP BLOG [Organization] How the Alabama Eye Bank Runs Its Entire Organization on FileMaker
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
Most organizations nowadays, TechSoup included, rely on their databases to do their work. The organization has just two IT people to keep its systems running. The Alabama Eye Bank runs a 24-hour call center that responds immediately to notifications from hospitals about organ donors who just died. The couriers use iPads to collect the data about the organ donation using mobile client software called FileMaker Go.
FROGLOOP [Organization] 5 Examples of Organizations Who Were Tactful or Tacky on 9/11
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Many organizations and brands wrestle with this every year when it comes to the anniversary of 9/11. Yesterday many organizations chose to post images and messages about 9/11 to their website, social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. But it’s worth noting, how quickly things can go wrong when your organization uses tragedy as an opportunity to promote its brand.
- [Organization] Help Empower Women Rights Organizations in the Ukraine
I’m giving my support as well as sharing my teaching and technology skills with Women’s Rights organizations in Ukraine. The project is called “ Tech2Empower ,” organized by Wake , an organization on a quest to leverage technology for women’s empowerment globally. Local organizations are working to provide support, training and services to these women. Tech2Empower will strengthen these organizations so they can reach and better serve more women and girls.
SOCIALFISH [Organization] Innovation, Agility, and Social Organizations
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
It was earlier in the year that I made the connection between agility and social organizations. Agility is one of the big problems that can be solved when organizations become more human (the other big one is engagement). Traditional organizations are bad at agility because they are steeped in mechanical thinking. So here we are in organizations whose management has been based in machine thinking for 50 years, so I’m not surprised we’re having agility issues.
CONNECTION CAFE [Organization] Solving Nonprofit Marketing Challenges across National and Affiliate Offices
| FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
The mission of an organization is to be carried out by the national office and local affiliates, however each is charged with implementing different tactics to accomplish that mission. Meaning, when a donor has intentions to give to a nonprofit, whether they make the gift by participating in a local event or giving online, in their minds, they are supporting an organization without making the local national distinction. Collaboration is a win-win for your organization and mission.
NONPROFIT HUB [Organization] One Organization’s Quest for Good
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
Stephans saw passion at work when college roommate, Isabel Sheinman, started at the organization early on, directing a Kickstarter campaign to raise nearly $110,000 dollars. The post One Organization’s Quest for Good appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. How These Entrepreneurs Got Their Start. Sometimes a story begins on a whim and a spark. Then, add a dash of passion and a pinch of crazy (in the best way) and you’ll get what some are calling the social entrepreneur movement.
CONNECTION CAFE [Organization] Improving the Donor Experience Across National and Affiliate Offices
| MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016
Every nonprofit organization has a mission that drives and defines the good work it accomplishes on a daily basis. From most donors’ perspectives they are giving to an organization, not the national office or the local affiliate chapter and they expect that organization to understand who they are, why they give and to continue to share reasons why they should keep supporting the mission of the nonprofit.
AMY SAMPLE WARD [Organization] Technology Toolbox: Learn from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy YOUR Street
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011
As a community organizer and network weaver myself, I am incredibly excited by the #OccupyWallStreet movement that started in New York just over three months ago now (on September 17th) in response to a failing federal economy and political process that impact local, national, and international markets. The “leaderless” organizing of the Occupy Wall Street movement has helped avoid strategic arrests or censorship but has also prompted a powerful use of social technologies.
AFP BLOG [Organization] Social Media Decision Trees: When To Dive Deeper | Community Organizer 2.0
| TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
Social Media Decision Trees: When To Dive Deeper | Community Organizer 2.0 : "My time is so stretched nowadays between personal life and professional life that when a new social platform such as today’s launch of Google comes around, I wonder: do I have time for yet another social network?
NTEN [Organization] What Does Mobile Mean for Your Organization?
| MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
While we’ve all come to terms with the fact that we live in a mobile world, what does it really mean for small nonprofits and membership organizations? Lori Halley. Engaging Apricot. Wild Apricot. Mobile engagement is here to stay -- and it's more than just about updating your website. Are all of the posts and articles about “going mobile” and having a mobile strategy making you manic?
FROGLOOP [Organization] Infographic: The Future of Social Activism
| SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012
Make no mistake, if you are trying to reach Millennials you're organization is going to need spend time and resources developing meaningful campaigns that they feel connected to, and use their prefer methods of online and mobile communications. Marketing Research Online Advocacy Online Fundraising Online Marketing Online Organizing Social Networking Technology Trends Volunteering Web 2.0
AMY SAMPLE WARD [Organization] Moving away from “organizations” - to what?
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009
The word most in question: “organization. When applying the idea of the traditional understandings of the word “organization to this bunch, we could say: Strawberries = the organization (staff). Why, then, is the “organization considered to be one part of the whole at some times and considered as the whole at other times? How important would volunteers be without any organization or community to support?
SOCIALFISH [Organization] Is it curiosity or apathy that drives your organization?
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
At the commercialization stage, an ability to work with pilot users to roll out products carefully but quickly, and to coordinate across the entire organization for an effective launch. ( Learning by testing with their customers). This attitude is indicative of a culture that is not centered on learning, conversation, interaction or collaboration and is reflected in the tone of the organization’s relationship and communication with its customers.
TECH SOUP BLOG [Organization] Baby Steps Video Submission Deadline February 18: Win $7,500 for Your Organization!
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
The goal of the competition is to capture the way you work with young kids aged 5 and under through your organization, or with your own children, to help them learn and explore. Short video submissions from organizations or families showing "This is what I do with my child," can win grand prizes up to $7,500 and the deadline is just around the corner on February 18.