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Turning Empathy Inward at Nonprofit Organizations

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Since the launch of our book, I’ve been teaching workshops for nonprofits on how to practice self-care and bring a culture of wellbeing into organizations. They are passionate about the organization’s work, but they find it hard to continue while feeling devalued.

What Does Resiliency Really Mean for Nonprofit Leaders and Their Organizations?

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These three characteristics hold true for resilient organizations as well.…Resilient The World Health Organization identifies workplace stress as the “ global health epidemic of the 21st century.” How do you ensure that your organization is building its resiliency muscle?

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Content Strategy, Creation, Organization, and Measurement

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I think that is an important insight for small organizations who don’t have a team of people doing the social media and trying to do it with limited hours in the day. Those decisions are implemented across the organization’s web properties and social channels.

Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?

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One of the basic tenets of my first book with Alison Fine, “ The Networked Nonprofit ,” was that everyone in the organization participates in social media from the executive director on down – not just the “social media person.”

How Your Organization’s CEO Can Use Social Media for Thought Leadership

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There are significant benefits to both the organization and the leaders themselves by building a thought leadership profile on social. Your logo alone is not enough to build trust for your organization’s brand, it requires a human face to humanize the brand.

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

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Note From Beth: Many of us don’t value taking the time for intentional learning within our organizations. Being intentional about learning can also help an organization scale effectively. Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes – Guest Post by Kelcie Tacchi.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

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While the primary goal is for students to learn about strategic use of networks and social media for international organizations, I will also be covering some practical career skills such as effective networking and self-directed professional learning (also called “Social Learning”).

Book Review: Engine of Impact – Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

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This book should be on the holiday reading list for any nonprofit leaders and their boards (and their donors) who want their organizations to thrive and magnify impact. It starts with the organization’s mission or the air.

The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations

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” The Top 5 Lean Startup Resources for Social Good Organizations – Guest Post by By:Leah Neaderthal, Co-Founder, Lean Impact. The Lean for Social Good Summits bring together 30+ social good organizations using Lean, to share their stories on stage.

The Talent Development Pipeline: Putting People First in Social Change Organizations

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Talent Development is all about guiding those rock star staff members who are able to contribute to the organization’s impact and success. According to the book, on-the-job learning is successful when: -Staff member has worked with the organization for more than 3 months.

Redesign Your Nonprofit Organization for Success in Age of Connectivity

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The model indicates areas where organizations should focus time and learning to move to the next stage. Is your organization leading with a network mindset? Is your organization making the transformation? What level is your organization? I’m so excited!

Guest Post: Infusing “Social” into Social Justice Organizations

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Infusing Social Into Social Justice Organizations – Guest Post by Daniel Jae-Won Lee, Executive Director of the Levi Strauss Foundation.

Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method

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For many nonprofits, taking the “right” photograph or creating the “perfect” video to represent an organization’s mission and work can be an intimidating prospect. It also reflects an organization’s moral perspective, identity, values, and vision.

Twitter Community Organizing Rules for Non Profits

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Note from Beth: I love when I discovered folks who are community organizers and successfully transfer what they know about community organizing offline to the online world. As a community organizer, Twitter makes a lot of sense. Guest Post community organizing twitter

Implementing Lean Startup in Mission-Driven Organizations

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When asked about metrics, cost of new users was mentioned as one that challenged organizations to really drill down into the how and why of where their users, new and loyal, come from. Video streaming by Ustream.

Trainer’s Notebook: A Great Training Starts with A Great Icebreaker

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Each person will have an opportunity to introduce themselves saying their name, title, organization, and a fun fact about them they would like to share. These might be questions such as: Describe how and when you came to work at this organization.

Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from Fire Drill Culture?

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As projects get more complex or your organization is trying to accomplish more with less resources, it gets harder to accomplish without more intentional planning. Organization loses focus. How does your organization avoid crisis mode and fire drills? Flickr Photo by Gavin St.

3 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

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Almost four years ago, I wrote my experience as a participant n a design-thinking lab to give input on a digital strategy for a philanthropy. The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute.

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

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If you are thinking about adding a Facebook Messenger bot to your organization’s digital strategy, spend some time interacting with other nonprofit bots. The Climate Reality Bot is designed to educate supporters and build the organization’s email list for action alerts.

4 Signs You Are A Burned Out Nonprofit Fundraiser

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Take better care of yourself so you can raise more money for organization’s mission to save the world.

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A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

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How To Get Started With Walking Meetings This micro-learning course teaches you how to integrate walking meetings into your organization. Recently, a nonprofit professional said to me, “I don’t have time to learn anything new because I have too much work to do.”

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National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering Results for Arts Organizations

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National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering for Arts Organizations , Guest Post by Mary Trudel and Rory MacPherson. Just over a year ago, we asked ourselves a question: How are arts organizations using digital and social media, and what sorts of results are they getting?

The Surprising Truth About Donor Fatigue And What Nonprofits Can Do To Avoid It

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Disaster relief organizations have been working around the clock to respond to seven catastrophic disasters in the past two months. Photo by Fuel Relief Fund on GlobalGiving.

Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

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And, as blogger Vu Le says, donating to organizations on the ground can be a form of self-care. I have my go-to global organizations that do a great job at relief efforts on the ground, set up funds for long-term rebuilding, or do a terrific job of vetting local charities to support.

How To Focus When You Work in An Open Office Space

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This week I was lucky enough to do a Happy Healthy Nonprofit mini-workshop at the Global Giving office, an organization that I have known and worked for the past ten years. Global Giving’s office uses an open office layout to maximize collaboration and connections between staff and projects.

Seven Ways Your Organization can Put Privacy Into Practice – and Why

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Seven Ways Your Organization can Put Privacy Into Practice – and Why Guest Post by Taryn Degnan. Does your organization have a mobile app? For further guidance on how your organization can “pivot on privacy,” check out this recent article from GigaOM. Photo by Sean MacEntee.

Step-by-Step Guide: Nonprofit Walking Meetings

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Wondering how to organize and facilitate a meeting where everyone is on their feet instead of their devices? Have staff at different locations organize them at their location and share photos of your walks with each other. Has your organization hosted a walking meeting?

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Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

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Organizations need to think about what motivates supporters to do something that moves the needle on their outcomes. Facebooking for, and engaging with, a nonprofit organization is now about meaning and resolving issues. Flickr Photo by Lululemon.

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

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I watched the news reports from Texas and was horrified at the scale of this disaster. I grew up on the Jersey shore where I’ve been evacuated due to storms, but I have never seen this level of disaster. My heart goes out to the victims and I want to help.

7 Ways to Avoid Fundraising Burnout

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You may justify it by coming up with excuses like that you are only working for a few minutes, or that the organization really needs your help. Remember that you are helping your organization keep its doors open one more day than before, allowing them to continue to serve their community.

Is Influencer Marketing Part of Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Strategy in 2018?

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Before social media, “Influencer Marketing,” was a matter of finding a celebrity who had an affinity for your organization’s brand or programs and the goal was to get them to talk about it with their audiences.

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6 Insights The Sharing Economy Tells Us About The Future Of Fundraising

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Moving forward, ask your donors to rate your organization on social media or provide a donor testimonial. One of the biggest changes in fundraising is a shift away from a singular message and narrative controlled by your organization.

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How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising

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The organization expects to raise 110,000 Euro this year — twice what it received last year. Together, we have learned a great deal about how digital transformation can empower nonprofit organizations to do more.

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One Simple Tip To Shift Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture from Outrage to Well Being

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I reached to fellow NTEN board member, Jason Shim , who works for Pathways to Education in Canada, who shared what their organization does to create community and well being in their nonprofit. His organization combines healthy eating with communal meals. “As

The Power of Small Wins: Celebrating Your Nonprofit’s To Dones

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Her organization helps youth organizations do program evaluation using data. (If For nearly 20 years, she has studied the psychological experiences and the performance of people doing complex work inside organizations.

The Key to Great Year-End Fundraising? Your Brand.

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You do that by making them the star of a consistent, compelling story about your organization. At Big Duck, we often tie our clients’ campaigns together with a theme—some kind of hook that will help convince donors that now is the time to support their organization.

Stop Days: The Secret To Nonprofit Productivity

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The NTEN Book Club, organized by Lauren McKown and Kai Williams, hosted a video chat this week.This month they have been reading The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout and discussing it in the NTEN online community.

Nonprofits in the Autonomous World: Will the Bots Take Over?

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Grassroots organizing. Click to Check Out Beth Bot. What is the “autonomous world?”

Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

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Have them self-organized into small groups of three or four people and use sticky notes to come up with some statements. At the Digital Forum Session at the IFCAsia, we did the Spectagram twice to help to identify different skill levels of participants and their organizations capacity levels.

Empowering Young Children through Philanthropy

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Each year AFP organizes an international fundraising conference, attracting more than 4000 professionals from 60 different countries to attend over 100 different sessions over 3 days. We organize educational talks, workshops, exhibitions and public performances.