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. Their generosity and financial support is what allows you to carry out your work and set a bold vision for the future. 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.

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?

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How Social Is YOUR organization?

SocialFish

Some trivia for you: our first book, Humanize , was originally set to be titled “The Social Organization.” So take a look at your organization today. But are you a social organization? This will tell you if you really have a social organization.

Being a Visionary in Your Volunteer Work

VolunteerMark

When tackling social justice issues (which much volunteer work and nonprofit organizations are devoted to), it is important for us to have a productive, caring, and positive outlook. In essence, social justice work is very future-focused.

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.

TechSoup Member Organizations Doing Great Work During Hard Times

Tech Soup Blog

Given these difficult times, we'd like to feature some local organizations that are doing great work, but not getting a lot of attention every day. TechSoup is honored to serve these great organizations — their communities need them now more than ever. It provides policy analysis and advocacy, institutional organizing, training development, and strategic communications. It is a unified voice of more than 140 organizations.

Virtual Meetings: 5 Tips for Nonprofits Working Across Time Zones

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My work as a trainer and facilitator has brought me to many places in the world. Other times,the workshop, keynote presentation, or master class might be part of a conference or a single session for an organization, but planning the event requires meeting across time zones virtually.

How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

Connection Cafe

The Leap Ambassadors Community is a group of nonprofit leaders who are passionate about “inspiring, motivating and supporting nonprofit and public sector leaders (and their stakeholders) to build great organizations for great societal impact.”.

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Why Twitter Team Tweeting Works

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They work in collaboration with health care providers, policy, and decision makers, industry experts, advocates, and individuals in communities across Colorado. If you are supporting staff and others at your organization to help with Tweeting, what motivational techniques do you use?

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How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

Connection Cafe

Back in my days as a Corporate Funder, I was routinely asked to provide giving details for our organization. How have our employees helped local charities where they live and work do more?

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The Future of Work: A Manifesto

SocialFish

This manifesto is a work in progress, and my personal output from 4 incredible days in Omaha last November with Joe Gerstandt, Jason Lauritsen, Jamie Notter, Janyne Emsick, Jen Benz, Eric WineGardner, Charlie Judy, James Papiano, Stuart Chittenden, Mike Wagner and David Ballard.

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How to Manage People Who Work Remotely

Tech Soup Blog

Call it what you will, telework or telecommuting or remote work has grown nearly 80 percent in the U.S. Telework means an employee or volunteer regularly does work outside of the office, usually at home or when traveling.

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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. Everyone works ridiculously long hours, feels under attack from breaking news, has too much work to do, and has too few resources.

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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Take A Walk! Work Smarter and Live Longer

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is easier to make some small changes yourself than trying to change your organization’s culture, although that too is possible. Here are some small steps you can take: Stop thinking of solo walking as “exercise” it is a great time to think about challenging work task.

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Building A Nonprofit Leadership Team That Works

TechImpact

Planning events, organizing fundraisers, managing volunteers, and leading donation campaigns that’s culpable for enabling your nonprofit to complete its mission. And not only that, how well those moving parts are working unison with one another.

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How Does the Facebook Newsfeed ACTUALLY Work?

John Haydon

If you manage a Facebook page for a nonprofit, you already know that organic reach in the Facebook Newsfeed is hard to come by these days. The post How Does the Facebook Newsfeed ACTUALLY Work?

Living (And Working) In The Digital Age

SocialFish

The average worker has become a casualty of the digital age—there are instances where businesses have chosen computers to do the work over a human being. How to Lead Your Way to a Social Organization ePatient 2015: Healthcare Associations, Are You Ready?

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7 Steps for Finding Work/Life Balance While You’re Trying to Save the World

SocialFish

You’re deeply committed to your organization and doing whatever it takes to make life just a little bit easier for your members and the community you serve. And, yes, it’s possible to be committed to your work AND have a fulfilling personal life too. By Meico Marquette Whitlock.

Search Engine Optimisation Benefits For Small Organizations

SocialFish

As search engine rankings increase, organic visitors come in. The small business owner needs to work really hard to create a great brand image. It is really important for the small business owners to be 100% sure that all work done would bring in results on the long run.

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.

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 ! They’re either scared to, not sure how to, or think it’s too much work. 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 Focus When You Work in An Open Office Space

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When nonprofits invest in creating physical spaces that inspire employees to show up for work, staff is more engaged, productive, happy, and healthy. The Gensler study suggests that employees need four different work areas to be productive: focus, collaborate, learn, and socialize.

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.

Why Individual Giving Strategies Often Don’t Work for Communities of Color

Connection Cafe

” “Why, I knew this one organization that was struggling, and they decided focus on individual donors. No one is disputing the importance of individual donors, but lumping all communities and organizations together and assuming they operate the same way is risky.

What is no longer working in social media: 2014 edition

SocialFish

At least quarterly, it’s a good idea to find out what’s no longer working in different parts of digital marketing, particularly in fast-moving areas like social. . The ramp-up to slow-down theory of blogging is no longer working. Where do I begin with what doesn’t work on Facebook?

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I Get To Work In My Pajamas!

Connection Cafe

I always found it funny that the line often associated with Virtual Work is “I get to work in my pajamas!” While I’m sure it is sometimes true, it is generally used as an explanation for how much folks enjoy the privilege of working from home. Virtual work isn’t going to end.

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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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Want to Work at the MAH? Now's Your Chance.

Museum 2.0

We hire high-performing people who are ready to work hard, collaborate, experiment, and get s**t done in a fast-moving, fun, community-minded environment. The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History keeps growing and experimenting in our quest to build a stronger, more connected community.

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?

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called “ Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs Change ,” about why nonprofit professionals need to pay attention to self-care and bring a culture of wellbeing into the nonprofit workplace. (The

5 Ways A Cloud Works For Your Nonprofit

TechImpact

Put very plainly, the cloud is an internet based computing system that uses the internet to service your organizations computing needs on the fly. Here are 6 ways the cloud can not only help your nonprofit, but feel like it is working for your nonprofit, according to Ivan Harris of eduserv.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] How Social Recruiting Can Attract Top Talent to Your Organization

SocialFish

Not only that, employees are paying attention to potential employers on social media as well – 59 percent say that a company’s social accounts influenced their choice of where to work. Cool Infographic Friday Culture That Works

How Nonprofits Are Using Games for their Mission Driven Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Nonprofits Are Using Games for Mission Driven Work – guest post by Susanna Pollack. Every year, more nonprofits and cause-minded organization getting into games – not just playing them but producing or developing them to share their mission with gamers around the world.

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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. Once you have this segment of sustaining donors, you can work to upgrade them as their ability to give increases over the years.

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Mastering the Art of Work/Life Balance in a Digital World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I love connecting with nonprofit technology colleagues who are also promoting work/life balance and how to avoid digital distractions. Here’s what I learned: How did you get started working in the nonprofit sector?

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.

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.

Moving Beyond The “Don’t Mess with it If it Works” Mentality at Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

During my 14 years of working in the nonprofit industry, specifically a Private College Prep Catholic High School, I have found that it tends to be a slightly fragile technical community due to its very nature. It requires a bit of research and hard work to make this work.

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Does Your Nonprofit Have A Social Media Work Flow?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” It is the work flow documented and visualized that answers the question, “What if we get a negative comment? or on a larger scale, ”What if our organization finds itself in the center of a social media backlash ?” Image from Steve Heye.