6 Reasons Your Organization Should Implement Supporter-Led Campaigns in 2017

Connection Cafe

Many digital advocacy organizations simply focus on campaigns that supporters can participate in by simply adding their names to petitions or letters to Congress. Interested in learning how to setup and run a distributed campaign program for your organization in 2017?

4 Ways Religious Organizations Can Talk About Fundraising with Supporters

Connection Cafe

As a religious organization , your donors are at the heart of your mission. Yet, far too many religious organizations shy away from talking about fundraising with donors, members and other friends of the organization because they worry that doing so will turn off supporters or otherwise compromise their spiritual mission. Show your donors how giving to your organization is part of being a good and faithful steward.

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Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits and other Social Good Organizations

Connection Cafe

Instead, AI has tremendous potential to help improve performance for nonprofits and social good organizations and drive meaningful change in the world. We know that social good organizations are constantly strapped for resources that allow them to meet their missions.

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8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

Other organizations may undergo a strategic planning process, but fail to operationalize the plan. Strategy is knowing your organization’s business model. There are a number of good resources out there for mapping your organization’s business model, including The Business Model Canvas.

#GivingTuesday: No Organization too Small

Connection Cafe

Don’t be fooled into thinking your organization is too small to participate in the success of #GivingTuesday. We’re calling all small organizations!

Most Overused Buzzwords In Nonprofit Organizations Today

TechImpact

The post Most Overused Buzzwords In Nonprofit Organizations Today appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Every industry has its own set of overused, cliched buzzwords. You know, the phrases that make you cringe when you hear them. Synergy, and corporate culture being among the biggest offenders. In sports, it’s ‘light up the scoreboard’, ‘they’re on fire’ or ‘gym rat.’

Turning Empathy Inward at Nonprofit Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

3 Unforgettable Reasons Arts and Cultural Organizations Need Pinterest

NetWits

Pinterest for Arts and Cultural Organizations, really? So what does all this mean for Arts and Cultural Organizations ? As Arts and Cultural Organizations (museums, zoos, galleries, festivals and foundations), you have so many powerful images to choose from.

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Top 5 Twitter Management Tips for Non-Profit Organizations to Increase Followers Organically

SocialFish

The social media network isn’t just limited to commercial entities, but is also beneficial to a wide range of not-for-profit organizations who support various causes. The challenge for most organizations on Twitter lies in getting a good number of followers, and growing followers.

Search Engine Optimisation Benefits For Small Organizations

SocialFish

As search engine rankings increase, organic visitors come in. Small business owners that do not use professional SEO services do not actually make the most of their online presence. They basically miss out on huge possible profits.

Video Is A Must For Your Organization’s Content Strategy

Connection Cafe

Video is Real-time – Live-broadcasted video is quickly becoming a way for organizations to demonstrate impact and connect intimately with donors – real time ! What would you rather do: Watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in a movie theater, or flip through the storyboards? I know the storyboards seem pretty cool, but if you have to choose just one, you’d probably watch the movie.

How to Monitor Your Organization Online

SocialFish

It’s not always pleasant to hear what your partners and competitors are saying about your organization online. Try some of the tips and services below to ensure you can keep tabs on your organization in a way that’s beneficial and not distracting, without going over budget.

How Human is Your Organization?

SocialFish

Click on the image below to take a test assessing your organization based on the four human elements we describe in Humanize as defining (for us) a human organization.

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Where to Find Grants for your Nonprofit Organization

NonProfit Hub

Finding grants for your nonprofit organization is a lot like shopping for a pair of jeans. Plenty of resources exist to find that perfect grant for your organization that has the style, flexibility and price tag you need – or maybe that’s the jeans.

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Attracting Millennials to Your Organization with Pokémon Go Events

Connection Cafe

Trendswatch 2016 predicts that augmented and virtual realities are going to provide arts and cultural organizations with new ways to make exhibits more accessible. Has your organization thought about how to leverage technology like Pokémon Go?

Why Advocacy Organizations Must Keep Sustainers Top of Mind During EOY Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Whether your organization feels like your mission will advance or be under attack in 2017, one important area of focus will be revenue. The results of the election in the USA will have an impact on your mission, for better or worse.

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3 Strategies to Build Your Organization’s Financial Capacity

Connection Cafe

Let’s face it—budget planning can cause much stress and anxiety for nonprofits.Most organizations face frequent budget cuts, thus creating organizational uncertainty. A dashboard is a helpful tool for board and staff to stay abreast on the organization’s finances.

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7 Ethical Dilemmas Facing Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

Let’s take back the trust that good organizations deserve by brushing up on the top ethical dilemmas facing the sector. A conflict of interest could arise from multiple aspects of your organization; it could involve financials or the interests of members on your board.

Content Strategy, Creation, Organization, and Measurement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

Disaster Can Strike Anywhere. Is Your Organization Prepared?

Connection Cafe

Does your organization need a disaster fundraising plan? The reality is that disasters can happen anywhere and organizations can be thrown into the relief efforts even when it isn’t part of their mission.

Is Your Organization Prepared to Dodge Donor Data Disasters?

Connection Cafe

You also most likely have some experience with accepting and tracking financial gifts from donors to a charitable organization. First, it is extremely important for your organization’s accounting as you report your fundraising revenue vs specific program expenditures.

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It began to dawn on me that the next step was to explore ways of instigating completely self-organized, peer-to-peer online learning. The ultimate test of peer learning is to organize a course without the direction of an instructor. Photo by Aussiegal.

HOW TO: Calculate Your Nonprofit’s Organic Reach on Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Using the method below you can calculate your average monthly organic reach. You can also tweak the equation to calculate your weekly, quarterly, or annual average organic reach. Add up the organic reach for each post shared during a month.

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[New!!] How aligned is your organization with the Millennial generation?

SocialFish

How aligned is your organization with the Millennial generation? Sign up today and start building an organization that makes sense in the Millennial era. Take the Millennial Alignment Scan to find out!

Is Social Media Making Organizations Lazy?

Frogloop

And it’s not just nonprofits or small business with limited resources relying on this lame strategy, it’s big organizations and major corporations who have invested significant money, resources, and staff in social media. When I look at other organizations that are using the “like this” or RT tactic with their community, the comments by the community are often along the lines of: Thanks for sharing this.

Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.”

Reflections from the World Economic Forum: Four Big Trends for Social Good Organizations to Watch

Connection Cafe

Social good organizations are embracing the paradigm shift – or risk getting left behind. Social good organizations (nonprofits, foundations, education institutions, etc.) Social good organizations will embrace the new tools of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The tools powering these revolutionary changes in the corporate space can also be leveraged by social good organizations to drive dramatic shifts in effectiveness, scale and outcomes.

Is your Organization Capable of Unorthodox Thinking?

SocialFish

Unless you can get your organization to challenge assumptions and think outside formulaic patterns and solutions, you cannot expect different results or steer it into a different future. Think about the product development process in most associations and other bureaucratic organizations.

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

Making Your Organization More Fluid

Frogloop

This post is an edited excerpt from When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business , by Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant. The book identifies four principles that will guide successful businesses now and in the future: Digital, Clear, Fluid, and Fast. This excerpt is from the chapter on Fluid

Applying Design Thinking to Your Organization: New CEO Workshop

SocialFish

For many years now, I have focused my consulting work, research and writing on how organizations can shift from inside-out to outside-in—from products to customers and relationships; from efficiency to engagement and innovation.

How to humanize your organization

SocialFish

Pssst… A little bird might have told me that my book with Jamie Notter, Humanize: How People Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World is available for pre-order on Amazon. Humanize The Social Organization

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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?

Making Your Organization More Fluid

Frogloop

When you look at the threads that connect the companies that have unlocked the potential of a fluid hierarchy, you will see that two fundamental building blocks can enable such a system in your organization: understanding what drives success, and.

Online Community Organizing: Start small, think big!

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared’s February series exploring “Online Community Organizing” includes three different interviews; I’m really excited to participate! Q: What does “online” add to the community organizing? Q: How do you combine working on the ground with online organizing?

Supporting Arts and Cultural Organizations Makes a Big Impact

Connection Cafe

Arts and cultural organizations are not exempt from the excitement and are competing with other nonprofits for donor dollars. How do you convince someone to donate to your arts organization?

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How to Organize Volunteers to Maximize Impact

Wild Apricot Blog

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 organize VolunteersWith over 62.5 million people volunteering in the US and 12.7 million in Canada, there’s certainly not a shortage volunteers.

Twitter Community Organizing Rules for Non Profits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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

#BBCON 2016| What’s in It for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

So I went ahead and picked out some of the top sessions for Arts & Cultural organization to make planning your conference journey just a little bit easier. Designing Your Culture for Technology Success – Alan Levine, Art Consultant with Baker & Scott and former CIO of the Kennedy Center to share practical tips for how your organization can rally around your technology, adopt methods of collaboration and stay ahead of the curve.

One Cost Your Organization Can’t Afford to Cut

Connection Cafe

More often than not, nonprofit organizations are tasked with doing more with less. Seeing that an organization offers training and professional development can be a selling point to potential candidates. If an employee feels empowered to grow, they’re more likely engage and invest in the organization’s long-term success. An investment in technology training is an investment in the health of your organization and the success of your employees.

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