Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

However, as a technology, printed books come with serious challenges for some communities (like blind people) that technology can unlock. Those that are published don’t actually reach many of the people who might want to read them because of affordability.

Work with People – Not Paperwork

Vertex Systems

Ask any DSP: the most rewarding aspect of their job is working with people – not performing hours of manual data entry or carting around a 10-foot stack of paperwork while out in the field.

People to People Fundraising [Free Webinar by Ted Hart]

Connection Cafe

Coming up next in our npEXPERTS Webinar Series , Nonprofit Coach Ted Hart, ACFRE and CEO of Hart Philanthropic Services will share how Nonprofits + Internet = People Inspiring People this Tuesday. 3 Keys you will takeaways from Ted’s webinar are: What is People to People Fundraising?

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Halcyon's By The People Festival: How One Organization is Using Data to Unite People Around Art

Everyaction

In June 2018, they hosted their inaugural By the People festival, an international arts and dialogue festival taking place across the city of Washington D.C. Ultimately, o ver 26,000 people attended official events during the By the People festival, and we already can't wait for next year!

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The Future of CSR is People (Your People)

Connection Cafe

CSR’s future is our people. Along the way, I’ve seen a change in how the larger business world thinks about how to engage with their people. At Blackbaud, we know our customers and products are important to our people.

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Donor Relations Tips for Shy People

John Haydon

I’m an introvert who likes people, but I find the idea of glad-handing, networking or otherwise behaving like my extroverted colleagues intimidating. The post Donor Relations Tips for Shy People appeared first on John Haydon. Does wading into a room full of strangers terrify you?

Cloud Optimization Starts with the People on the Ground!

Connection Cafe

Some people like creative tasks, some like to work alone, etc., It’s hard to read a magazine or website without hearing the advantages of moving to the Cloud. And with good reason! The Cloud is certainly where technology is heading and a great way to optimize your solutions.

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Missing People finds 100 people after digital campaign

AFP Blog

Missing People finds 100 people after digital campaign : o Youle, chief executive of Missing People, said: “Digital billboards have proven to be an immensely powerful tool in the search for missing people, particularly young or vulnerable people. Finding 100 people safe and well is a great achievement and we are enormously grateful to the Outdoor Media Centre and their members

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New on SSIR: Should Nonprofits Act Like Businesses or People?

Amy Sample Ward

Ultimately, if you cannot build a community because engaging with your organization is so difficult, outdated, or cumbersome, you will not have people to support your advocacy, donate to your fundraising efforts, or champion your mission.

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Helping People Win At Work

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Do I have the right people in the right seats on the bus?

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Virtual currencies create pathways for people in emerging economies | TechCrunch

AFP Blog

Virtual currencies create pathways for people in emerging economies | TechCrunch : 'via Blog this

The Best Gift of All: Your People

Connection Cafe

You can help by doing some very simple things to help keep work and life in perspective. What I'm talking about is giving your staff -- who are the best gift of all to any nonprofit -- your appreciation. Human Resources Nonprofit Management employees nonprofit

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Focus on People – Not Paperwork

Vertex Systems

At the heart of any good agency software is the ability to efficiently and effectively manage cases. Without it, case management becomes an exercise in loose papers, post-it notes and countless hours unnecessarily consumed by data entry.

How to Deal with Difficult People in Your Meetings

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re dealing with a difficult person in your organization, here’s a system to identify the cause behind the difficulty, and how to turn these people into productive team members in your meetings. Conflict Difficult-People Margaret-Sumption

How To Energize People Every Day

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Filled with profound insights and compelling data, and based on a commissioned survey on who and what inspires people, Hedges uncovers a set of consistent, learnable behaviors that dramatically enhance leadership success. And, how to energize people every day.

Most People Skim. Few Read Deep.

AFP Blog

Most People Skim. Few Read Deep. Watch your own behavior the next time you pick up the newspaper. You browse first. If you find something of interest, then you start reading. And even then, you often read no more than a paragraph or two before jumping to another story, unless you''re enjoying a leisurely morning

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Fundraising is all about people connecting with people. The question is, how well do you know yours?

Connection Cafe

I’m talking about the people who support your nonprofit organization and the mission you so passionately focus on – those who open up their wallets, give their free time, and tell their friends about you. How well do your know your audience?

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Facebook & “Old People*”

NetWits

Facebook and other hip social networks are for young people, right Your donors and constituents are too busy and too mature to get caught up in Facebook antics, right? It is mostly just Teenyboppers posting messages and uploading photos from last weekend, right?

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Microsoft Encouraging Young People To Volunteer With YouthSpark Challenge

TechImpact

It can be hard to get young people to get involved in philanthropic efforts, but software giant Microsoft is making an effort to do just that.

Where are my people?

AFP Blog

Where are my people?: "You’ve You’ve seen those nonprofit fundraising challenges, haven’t you? A funder or corporation puts up some funds—donation or matching grant money—and asks nonprofits and their supporters to compete for it. Maybe it’s a race of donations or votes, or perhaps memberships to a group on FaceBook. Our own Giving Challenge was an early example. Target is running one now, and there

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Where are my people?

AFP Blog

Where are my people?: "You’ve You’ve seen those nonprofit fundraising challenges, haven’t you? A funder or corporation puts up some funds—donation or matching grant money—and asks nonprofits and their supporters to compete for it. Maybe it’s a race of donations or votes, or perhaps memberships to a group on FaceBook. Our own Giving Challenge was an early example. Target is running one now, and there

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Power to the Online People

Frogloop

Our desire to reach people wherever they are any time of day has radically changed the way we communicate with constituents, colleagues, and friends in the last decade.

Mission Driven or People Driven?

SocialFish

Is your organization mission or people driven? We value principles more than people. Are the two mutually exclusive or can they co-exist? I am confused. The claim of being “mission-driven” has been increasingly cropping up in our conversations with association executives lately.

Social media 'slacktivism' encourages people to donate, finds JustGiving report

AFP Blog

Social media ''slacktivism'' encourages people to donate, finds JustGiving report : "People who share a fundraising page on social media are four times more likely to donate than those who don’t, and those that share using a mobile device are seven times more likely to give, according to a report by JustGiving.

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The Art of People Powered Storytelling Through Social Media

NetWits

Petri Darby is the Director of Brand Marketing & Digital Strategy at Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. He blogs at darbyDARNIT. And he’s an all around funny guy (I love the one where he’s reading O Magazine).

Portraits of the People: Northeast America and Sandy

VisionLink

Sometimes it helps to see the people impacted by disaster--the personal stories. They bring into sharp relief the assets that bring resilience, and the spirit of nearly all people to help one another.

Let's Stop Talking about What People Need

Museum 2.0

"Our job is not to give people what they want but what they need." It''s presumptuous to suggest that we know what people "need" in a cultural context. In my experience, the "needs" of audiences often look suspiciously like the "wants" of the people speaking.

Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The book shares how and why our mind pays attention to some events, ideas, or people and not others. Disruption: Violates people’s expectations to change what they pay attention to. Reward: Appeals to people’s motivations for an intrinsic or external reward.

How To Create A People-first Culture

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you want to create a heart culture and a people-first culture at your workplace, read the book, Advisory Leadership , by Greg Friedman. It's not about the work, but rather, the people who do the work."

Who are the people in your database?

Connection Cafe

What do these people have in common, what do they read, and what is their biggest pain? The reason marketers start here is the same reason a nonprofit should – making a connection to the real people in your database. It allows you to communicate with or serve groups of people with similar desires. Author: Jennifer Atkins.

Open Source CRMs – people like them?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Open Source CRMs – people like them? and although the sample sizes were small, and not representative of the nonprofit sector as a whole, the people surveyed seemed to like the open source tools available. That said, for the most part, except for CitySoft and vTiger, people seemed very satisfied with these tools.

People, Tools and Help, but mostly People

Connection Cafe

Each of these folks has a lot to say about using social media tools as a way for people, from non-profits or not from non-profits, to reach out and generate some support for any cause and generate change in the world. If one person acts to help another, then at least two people know about it. Identify the people who are passionate and positive. The tools are here, but it is the people that matter most.

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Putting People Before Data (VIDEO)

John Haydon

In this short video, I describe a mindshift nonprofits are making around people and social data, which results in better ROI and stronger communities. Your People community intention social media strategy

How to Win (Online) Friends and Influence People (on Social Media)

EveryAction

(Much like a rocket launch, getting off the ground online requires preparation.). twitter engagement campaigns social media

What Makes People Like, Comment, and Share?

John Haydon

The post What Makes People Like, Comment, and Share? How many times have you come up with a seemingly brilliant idea to engage your community, only to it go down in flames? How many times have you asked yourself: How can we get more engagement on our social media updates?

Productive People Secrets

Eric Jacobsen Blog

magazine, the secrets of the most productive people are that they do these three things : They take breaks. According to entrepreneur and author Margaret Hefferman , as reported recently in Inc.

How to Turn Regular People Into Fundraising Pro’s in 3.5 Minutes

NetWits

The thing that turns regular people into fundraising pro’s. “Go and do Good!”. That’s what Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) tells it’s event participants to do at the end of this video. FMSC is doing something that every nonprofit who runs an event fundraising program should do.

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Will mobile really move people?

Connection Cafe

He followed that with a truism about nonprofits we should never forget - you have a compelling story to tell and impassioned people that support you. HRC has had great success with integrating Convio and MobileCommons to use text/mobile messaging to move people.

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Design around people.

SocialFish

“Smart businesses are re-orienting themselves around people, their friends, and their network. How we have different relationships with different people. How we trust some people more than others. In this talk, you will hear stories that illustrate the social patterns in our lives, and how businesses can use that knowledge to build new products, market themselves in more relevant ways, and create experiences that people value.

Everyday People Are Heroes: Using Big Data to Engage New Agents of Change Online

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Everyday People Are Heroes: Using Big Data to Engage New Agents of Change Online Guest Post by Cheryl Contee. Everyday people are the most powerful agents of change. People-powered campaigns do good better. for a wide coalition of everyday people. Photo by CogdogBlog.