Salsa Personalities: Donna Myers


This is the first in a series regular blog posts we are calling Salsa Personalities to share the stories of the amazing people here at Salsa who, well, make the Salsa!

8 Incredible Tips to Ask for Donations in Person


However, sometimes you need to ask for donations in person at fundraising events or other functions. The issue some people have with asking for donations in person is that it can be a nerve-wracking experience. Knowledge asking for donations in person donation appeals


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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 159: Building Your Personal Brand

Connection Cafe

What is your personal brand, that is, how would others talk about you when you aren’t in the room? Whether you are looking for a new role or just want to be more effective in your current role, personal branding is important. The definition of a personal brand.

The Tension of Privacy & Personalization

Connection Cafe

We’re tasked with being more thoughtful about how we use data in our everyday decisioning as fundraisers and marketers, particularly at a time when we can say the nonprofit industry has come a tremendous way in its uses of data for personalized and relevant constituent experiences. We’re now living within the tension between personalization and privacy, and our future impact as fundraisers is largely dependent upon our abilities to adapt to this new reality, today.

How to Build a Stronger Team: On Zoom or In-person

NonProfit Hub

Here is how to build a stronger team either on Zoom or in-person. Many have adopted remote work as their new normal despite its complications, while others are trying to move back to in-person workspaces but have lost some essential team collaboration skills.

Hyper-Personalization: Using Donor Data to Inspire Loyalty to your Healthcare Foundation

Connection Cafe

As we crawl into a new year, hyper-personalization is a buzzword slowly creeping into the charity lexicon and bound to increase its prominence as the year unfolds. In fact, some would state that hyper-personalization will be a real game changer for annual giving, aka the mass marketing portfolio, in the charitable industry. But what does hyper-personalization mean exactly? It’s hard to call this level of personalization “donor-centric.”.

New Year, New Format for In-Person Peer-to-Peer Events (With Examples!)

Connection Cafe

The return of safely modified hybrid in-person events will give supporters and staff something positive to look forward to and prepare for. You may think time is on their side for August, but that isn’t stopping them from also staging an in-person event this month!

Wellness and Personal Intentions

Museum 2.0

One person burned out behaviors can start a tidal wave of negativity through an organization. I’m the sort of person who finds typos in The Times in seconds. And then I’ll tell you :) Personal goals can have big impact on the work place. This month, the topic is wellness.

Tips to Maintain Momentum for Your In-Person Fundraising Events Amidst COVID-19

Connection Cafe

With the evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, let’s discuss tips for maintaining momentum for your upcoming events. Fortunately, we live in a time where technology can help bring people together in new and creative ways to fundraise without the requirement of being face-to-face with one another.

Person Finder: 2015 Nepal Earthquake

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Four Recommendations for Personal and Professional Branding

Amy Sample Ward

Last month, Farra Trompeter of Big Duck and Danielle Bridgida of National Wildlife Federation presented at the Bridge Conference last week about personal and professional branding. The responses lean towards a reality in which our online presence is just as diverse as our offline personalities – people are connecting with a mix of others on difference platforms. Are you mixing your personal and professional self online?

Become The Person Others Follow

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Yes, this is a book you must read if you want to become the person others will follow. A dedicated person without a full course load could possibly do them in half the time. Yes, it will take you some time to read Joshua Spodek 's book, Leadership Step by Step.

Personalized Tax Services for Independent Contractors and Sole Proprietors

Blue Fox

Is your personal business generating 30k+ per year? Are you self-employed; earning 1099 income? Ever wondered about the tax benefits of incorporating? Our team at Blue Fox specializes in tax preparation for independent contractors and sole proprietors.

Virtual vs. In-Person Solicitation for Major Gifts: Predicting the Future of Fundraising


For the last decade, I’ve written, spoken, taught, and even preached about the benefits of in-person solicitation for raising major gifts. This article is submitted by Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE.

How can Big Data Analytics help in delivering personalized learning


Here is how you can deliver personalized learning with Big Data Analytics Big data analytics tracks individual performance, automates assessments, boosts knowledge retention, and increases training ROI.

Data and E-commerce Personalization

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

E-commerce personalization helps achieve the sales goal much easier and much quicker. . What is E-commerce Personalization. E-commerce personalization is the creation of personal experiences and interactions by online retailers. Why use E-commerce Personalization.

Personal Stories – Arts Orgs Need Not Apply?

Connection Cafe

How do we get personal stories out there? I love this blog from last year that is a quick read on how to get someone to tell their personal story. As we move farther into the age of overshare and crowdsourcing everything from our next pair of shoes to the best performing arts high school for our child personal stories will become more and more important to fundraising efforts. If 40 is the new 30, personal stories are the new mass mailing.

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Keep Better Contact Records with the Personal Email to Notes Feature


With the personal email to notes feature, fundraisers can easily document their email conversations with donors. Instead of copying and pasting email text into contact records, the ‘Personal Email to Notes’ feature will allow you to push the text of your Outlook, Gmail or other email communications with your supporter automatically into the supporter's EveryAction contact record. For fundraisers, the clarity of each donor contact record matters.

LMS to LXP – How Personalized Learning Experience leads to better Employee Engagement


A feature rich LMS like GyrusAim can make the learning exercise more engaging and enhance employee engagement with learning programs

Being Open and Personal – Joining the Museum Trends of 2015

Connection Cafe

So when AAM and Blackbaud hosted Trends Watch 2015: Using Open Data and Personalization at Museums with Elizabeth Merritt , Michael Edson , and Stephen Watson , attending it was a definite no-brainer! From my personal experience of initiating new ventures, I’ve learned that resistance is an opportunity to scope your project thoroughly and not overlook important details. Personalizing the Museum Experience.

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What To Do When One In-Person Event Accounts For All Of Your Fundraising Revenue


While some have found quick success, however, others are struggling to make up fundraising revenue that came from in-person events they can no longer hold. The problem: What do you do when one in-person event accounts for all of your fundraising revenue?

Google Person Finder: Boston Marathon Explosions

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4 Tips for Creating Harmony Between Work and Personal Life

NonProfit Hub

Here are a few ways you can create and maintain a healthy ratio of work and personal life. Physically scheduling for both work and personal tasks in a single planner can help you see how you’re spending your time. After you’ve tracked how you spend your time , sit down and sketch out an even divide between work and personal obligations. These three things are a part of both work and personal aspects of your life. The same can be said for personal time.

Strategies For Becoming The Person Others Follow

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Yes, this is a book you must read if you want to become the person others will follow. A dedicated person without a full course load could possibly do them in half the time. Yes, it will take you some time to read Joshua Spodek 's book, Leadership Step by Step.

Crossfit, Human Rights, Shakespeare and the Zoo| How Making it Personal Makes all the Difference

Connection Cafe

Seemingly disparate organizations, but the—y all have one thing in common: they all made it personal. Then later that very same week I got a personal phone call thanking me for a first-time donation I’d made to a human rights organization called Traffick911. Get personal. No matter how wired and techy we get, people appreciate a personal, heartfelt ask. So take that time to get personal and build the relationship.

8 Virtual Meeting Etiquette Essentials for In-Person Participants

Wild Apricot

Has your organization been struggling with engaging virtual participants? These virtual meeting etiquette tips from meeting expert Nancy Settle-Murphy will help. virtual-meeting-etiquette virtual-meetings

Let’s Get Personal: How to Ask P2P Participants to Make a Donation

Connection Cafe

By making a donation, participants are saying they care enough to be personally invested in your cause. Make sure any donation links you offer to them go directly their personal donation form so they don’t have to go through a search process. Personalize communications based on whether a gift was made. For example, you can ask them to change the picture on their personal page to something that supports your mission.

How To Become The Person Others Follow

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Yes, this is a book you must read if you want to become the person others will follow. A dedicated person without a full course load could possibly do them in half the time. Yes, it will take you some time to read Joshua Spodek 's book, Leadership Step by Step.

5 Important SEO Tips Every Person Should Know

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If one can get the perfect or you can say professional SEO services, then the online busines of the same person reaches upto a great hype. Well, everyone must know that nowadays, there are plenty of things in the world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Acknowledge Employee Personal Milestones

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Your employee will appreciate your acknowledging his/her birthday, advanced degree graduation achievement, wedding engagement, wedding, or other personal milestone event. If they share with you information about any important event in their life, take the opportunity to congratulate them, honor them and acknowledge them. You can give them a card. Or, take them to lunch. Or, even a simple handshake can go a long way.

7 Tips to Create a Fundraising Video to Increase Donations (Even If You’re Not a Tech Person)

Wild Apricot

Creating a fundraising video for a nonprofit can seem daunting, but with a fundraising video script, an elevator pitch, and a story, it’s easy

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One Person, One Household, One Key: The Benefits of Using a Unique Identifier on Your Constituent Records

Connection Cafe

An individual “key” can be assigned to all name and address combinations that pertain to a specific person. Below are some examples of how records for the same person and household might multiply in a database over time as new gifts or interactions are entered without knowing that the person already has a record: ID. A few times a year, my wife and I receive separate but identical mailings from the same nonprofit.

Tools I use: Personal Web Presence

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ve had a web presence of some sort since way back when most personal URLs looked something like: [link] In 2002 or so, I ditched HTML for a series of CMS systems for my personal stuff. I used to have two blogs on WP – this blog and my personal blog, but I moved my personal (and author blog) to Drupal, to integrate it with other stuff I had online. My main personal site will be migrated to Drupal 7 soonish.

[Free Webinar] 10 Ways Personalization Can Increase Donor Engagement

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The answer… personalization. Personalization is no longer the exception, donors expect it and it’s the foundation for a good fundraising strategy. Personalization helps build stronger donor relationships by showing your appreciation and giving the donor a reason to care while incentivizing them to continue donating. Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Virginia Weinstein of StatusLIVE.

Is Your Association’s Personality Shining Through?

Wild Apricot

Maybe adding more personality to your communications might help. Is your association or club struggling to get the younger generation involved? member communication Millennials

Anticipate - Personalize - Integrate


Personalize. Gen Yers” expect everything to be open, connected, and personalized. This “outbound” version of the API enables nonprofits to connect and provide personalized interactions with their constituents in Facebook®, MySpace®, and YouTube®, anywhere they shop or order services, and through the technology devices they use.

Connect in Person at #NCVS

Amy Sample Ward

The NCVS conference is an opportunity for volunteer and service leaders to get together for in-person networking and learning. The 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS) is June 28-30 in New York City. If you’re going to be there, we’d love for you to get in touch! Find us! Here’s a listing of sessions and spaces hosted by NetSquared and TechSoup: Community-Driven Social Impact Session. Amy Sample Ward from NetSquared.

Acknowledge Employees' Personal Milestone Events

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Your employee will appreciate your acknowledging his birthday, advanced degree graduation achievement, wedding engagement, wedding, or other personal milestone event. If he (or she) shares with you information about any important event in his life, take the opportunity to congratulate him, honor him and acknowledge him. You can give him a card. Or, take him to lunch. Or, even a simple handshake can go a long way.

11NTC: Change One Person

Tech Soup Blog

Holly responded to the problem with a simple challenge to the audience: she asked everyone at NTC to change one person in his organization. I like that challenge: if we can each get one person onboard with a new way of using technology, then eventually, more nonprofits can start to give IT a voice in their management structures and work cultures.

7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers from CauseVox

Amy Sample Ward

If you’re looking for a resource to help you focus in on just what makes a great personal fundraiser, look no further! Download the free ebook 7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers. Personalize your fundraising. The most effective online fundraising campaign is a personal one. The most effective fundraisers use their personalities to promote their campaign as well as personal stories. A personalized email is the best way to get donations.

Personal Mission and Renewed Motivation: Thoughts from the South Carolina Federation of Museums Conference

Connection Cafe

Here’s what I learned: At the core of each museum is a personal mission. They are only open two days a week for a couple hours, and supported by individuals giving a significant amount of their personal, unpaid time to advocate for this organization. And that’s the core of a successful museum – personal mission. I recently had the pleasure of attending the South Carolina Federation of Museums Conference in Florence, SC.

How to Personalize and Automate the Welcome Series for Your New Supporters

Connection Cafe

Ideally, this message should be a personal communication from the face of your organization, like the CEO or programs director. Some of the best welcome messages are personal stories about why the writer works at the organization and why the mission is so important to him or her. Be relaxed, personable, and warm – not institutional-sounding and formal. As the journey continues, use your tools and knowledge to personalize and customize interactions with your supporter.

5 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Personal Resilience

Beth Kanter

Rituals can also be used by professionals to boost personal productivity because rituals capitalize on our brains’ ability to direct our behavior on autopilot, allowing us to reach our goals even when we are distracted or preoccupied with other things.