Modern Mobilization: People Powered Engagement

Connection Cafe

Some of the most powerful players in the world today— from #GivingTuesday to Donald Trump to Airbnb® to the Parkland students—are successful because they understood one thing: people powered mobilization. People want meaningful participation, not one-off actions.

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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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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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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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How People Use Social Media

NCE Social Media

The nice folks at Wolfram Blog have created a set of charts identifying how people talk on Facebook as they age. Wolfram Alpha allows people to donate access to their Facebook feed so that they can study how we use technology. More than one million people have done so to date.

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6 Reasons Why People Do Not Give to Charity

Nonprofit Tech for Good

7,106 people worldwide participated in the survey for the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report. Of those, 1,049 responded that they had not given to charity within the last 12 months.

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.

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.

Simple Ways to Encourage People to Volunteer Their Time


Volunteers are the lifeblood of most non-profits and charitable organizations. Organizations that can’t hire as many employees as their for-profit counterparts turn to volunteers who give their own free time without expecting financial compensation

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Growth Hacking Your Mission With People Power

Connection Cafe

People want to spread ideas much more than they care about being card-carrying member of your organization. And, when individual people want to make a difference, many think not just of donating their time or their money, but their networks. And these amazing people aren’t outliers.

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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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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 77: Leveraging the Power of People

Connection Cafe

Notable Quotes from Natalye Paquin: “We are really focused on better leveraging the power of people.”. Nonprofits and social good organizations rely on volunteerism, making volunteers are one of the most important assets that an organization has. Today’s guest emphasizes the importance of volunteers and talks about how organizations can best manage and leverage those valued assets.

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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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?

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


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

Mission Driven or People Driven?


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.

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Power to the Online People


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.

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2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Supporters will continue to see your content on the web and in their inboxes on their own schedules, so providing a quick wrap up to your campaign is helpful in keeping people connected.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Each year, thousands of people who really care about the future of volunteer service convene in one place - to learn from, share with and get inspired by one another- to work together to increase the number of volunteers in the world and the impact of the work they do. It's finally here!

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.

Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

From GOTV to grassroots organizing, their efforts have helped create unprecedented levels of engagement from young people. Censored musicians, rappers, and record producers began to push back and create a movement to organize young people who would care about this issue.

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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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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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

The Art of People Powered Storytelling Through Social Media


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).

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

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.

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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

Design around people.


“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.

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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Facebook & “Old People*”


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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Give Local America: Getting People Excited About Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Getting People Excited About Giving Days by Guest Post by Marika Lynch. With 23 nonprofits participating, the contest reached more than 5,000 people, raised the profile for the foundation’s campaign and produced content for their nonprofit partners.

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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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.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

From a welcome email series that introduces new folks to your organization, to a reengagement series for people on the verge of lapsing, setting up automated systems ensures that no one falls through the cracks.

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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.

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.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

They empower immigrant youth to develop their leadership, their organizing skills, and to develop their own campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and all people.

8 Annual Reports We Love

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

We love when groups emphasize the people power behind all the work they do. Annual Reports are a staple of nonprofit life, but are they worth it?

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

By working your network and projecting your values, you can get people excited about your campaign and grow the volunteer base that you need. People will come to hear from them and stay to help once they’re fired up about your mission.