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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?

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.

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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.

Does Your Nonprofit Organization’s Culture Eat French Fries for Breakfast?

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Self-care in a nonprofit organization is the responsibility of both the individual staff person and the organization. Organizations must support staffs’ self-care efforts through clearly articulate values, policies, and programs. Flickr Photo by Kris Krug.

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.

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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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”).

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.

Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age

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If your organization has the skills to craft authentic, real, emotional stories about the work that you do every day and make those stories social, you will be able to grow support and keep donors engaged. their own and a reason to be giving back to your organization.

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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.

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?”

How Much Is Nonprofit Workplace Stress Self-Inflicted?

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Of course, organizational leaders of to model this mindset and people in the organization have to practice it. Is it part of your organization’s work culture or viewed as “slacking.?”

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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.

Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact

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But, in my experience, this is merely because those who rule the business strategy domain don’t speak the language of mission driven organizations, who are put off by any attempt to reduce their work to fit onto forms and spreadsheets.

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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!

Can You Measure the Impact of Capacity Building for Nonprofits?

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As a trainer and facilitator, the work I do with organizations and networks, often on behalf of a foundation for its grantees, is capacity building. Capacity building is about improving organizational (or network) effectiveness.

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.

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.

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

What is the best way to deliver professional development to nonprofit emerging leaders?

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And, get direct access to practical tools that you can use within your organization. Creating Next Generation Leaders and the Organizations to Support Them – by Beth Kanter and Kari Dunn Saratovsky. Flickr Photo by Flower Factor.

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 Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

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Tame Your In-Box: If you are sending or reading after hours emails because your inbox is out of control, try using programs like Sanebox to keep your email organized if it is totally out of control.

Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

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More and more we are beginning to recognize the risk of communications overload, and organizations are trying to simplify the workflows for teams. Planning is about using structure and rituals to keep organized.

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 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.

How To Avoid Becoming Addicted To Your Mobile Phone

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This post, “ Five Ways To Organize Your Phone To Unhijack Your Mind ” by Tristan Harris, the former Google employer mentioned above, was particularly useful.

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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.

Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?

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While many nonprofit professionals talked about how their nonprofits were pressure cookers, Gabriela Schneider, Chief Communications Officer at Issue One, wrote in a comment how grateful she was that her organization promoted a culture of “we care” or wellbeing for its employees.

What I Learned About Online Donor Engagement from Fundraisers in Brasil

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Last week, I was in Sao Paolo for the ABCR Festival, the leading conference in Brasil for fundraising for nonprofit organizations. The moderator, Marcelo Jamberio, organized a set of questions that other Marcelo and I responded to with slides and audience interaction.

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.

How Nonprofit Leaders Create An Authentic Personal Brand on Intsagram

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But to be effective, nonprofit leaders also must excel at using their personal brands and voices in service of their organizations’ missions and strategies on Instagram and other social media channels.

Pokemon Go and Nonprofits

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I saw similar posts on Facebook brand pages of 92nd Street Y that was hosting the annual Giving Tuesday Summit and The United Way of Central Ohio that upped its organic reach, and on Twitter from Nonprofits First.

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ETR Steps Forward for Weekly #WorkplaceWellness

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Her CEO recently wrote a post reflecting on their wellness efforts on the organization’s blog and she agreed generously to republish this post as a guest post. But we are an organization that believes in continuous improvement. ETR Associates Staff Walking Group.

Building Relationships within A Cause-Centered Community: Jeffersonian Dinners

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They could be a group of people who support a particular nonprofit’s social change agenda or a group of people from different organizations united around a common challenge, idea, or cause. Has your organization used this model to support donor engagement or an ambassador community?

The Value of Taking Mini-Breaks During the Nonprofit Work Day

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Last week, I was in London teaching social media strategy workshops for London NGOs organized by Social Media Misfits and keynoted Institute of Fundraising’s Future of Fundraising Conference.

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Nonprofit Organizational Culture Eats Big Data for Lunch

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Why do some organizations struggle to manage their data? Along the way, I interviewed more than 20 nonprofit experts from a wide variety of organizations. Any strategy or plan to use Big Data is likely to be devoured if the culture of an organization is not supportive.

The Convergence of Social Activism, Donations, and Social Media: Episodic Giving In A Post Truth World

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How to capture attention for your organization’s cause given this backdrop of “post truth,” and transform their passion into informed action and consistent giving?