How Nonprofit Leaders Create An Authentic Personal Brand on Intsagram

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But to be effective, nonprofit leaders also must excel at using their personal brands and voices in service of their organizations’ missions and strategies on Instagram and other social media channels.

Taking Personal Development Seriously


Frequently, these intentions are related to personal development. In human organizations, everyone takes personal development very seriously. It’s hard work to run an organization in a way that truly takes the personal development of everyone there seriously.

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What’s Your Personal Craziness Index? Identify, Take Action, and Avoid Nonprofit Burnout

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

However, there can be other signs that work/life balance is out of whack. My colleague, Aisha Moore who blogs about self-care calls it “The Personal Craziness Index.” What is your personal craziness index?

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. We are living and working in a world that is connected and where sacred space and deep thinking, essential ingredients to online personal productivity and well-being, is almost becoming extinct.

Non-Profit Leaders as Personal Brands

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the important issues she raises is “how do you balance a personal brand and an organizational brand to best serve its strategic goals?” Leadership: There are several reasons to build a strong personal brand to help support your non-profit brand. Click to See Larger Image.

When Data Gets Personal


A few weeks ago, as I was researching for an upcoming case study report on how various nonprofits measure and track their success, I decided to look up my old elementary school on the website.

Balancing Personal and Organizational Brand: Networked Leadership

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She also added that personal branding for staff is an intentional part of their networked strategy. Earlier this month, I facilitated a workshop for leaders of community foundations in New Jersey for the Knight Digital Media Center on the topic of practical network leadership skills.

Personal Health Data: It’s Amazing Potential and Privacy Perils

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is one of the first reports using “Personal Health Data” in aggregate, using data points around sleep tracking to look at a natural disaster. As Jacob Harold mused on Twitter, “In such a moment of something so powerful and scary as an earthquake, technology can only observe.”

Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Every month, our meetup leaders host free in-person events in 60 cities. NetSquared gathers together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who's interested in using technology for social change.

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.

Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I interviewed Jim Murphy , Senior Online Editor, about how Human Rights Watch ’s integrated social media strategy leverages the personal brands HRW 197 employees to get results. There are no better champions for your organization’s communication’s strategy than your staff.

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! Personalizing the Museum Experience.

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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.

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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. Are you mixing your personal and professional self online?

The Happy Healthy Data Nerd: Using Your Personal Health Data to Support Your Wellbeing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The amount of hours per night varies from person to person and is different based on age. I logged my sleep hours, but I also kept a journal to record my mood, ability to concentrate and personal productivity.

How Nonprofit CEOs Use Social Media (Enthusiastically) for Personal and Organizational Leadership

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” There is the occasional personal tweet , but these serve to make him seem approachable and human. By answering the public’s questions in a video Udi became an accessible, humorous, and more personal face for the ACLU-NJ.”

HOW TO: Respond to Trolls and Difficult Personalities on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Ironically, when considering the much buzzed about best practice of using mobile and social media to listen to your communities, quite often the most active personalities in your communities are those you should listen to the least.

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. A personalized email is the best way to get donations.

How An Informal Nonprofit Employee Champion Program Can Benefit A One-Person Communications Dept.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Are you an one-person communications department? As a one-person communications department, your workload, which includes doing the social media, is always increasing. ” What’s been on the impact on this one-person communications department?

Charity:Water Sends Personal Video Thank Yous

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I love this video – it is a personal thank you for Semenesh to thank her for giving up her 2nd birthday to join their September Campaign 2011. If you look at the videos, they don’t have many views and that isn’t the point.

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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Creating content that feels direct and personal

John Haydon

Regardless of how many people visit your website, there’s one person you need to be paying attention to: The person reading your blog post or Facebook update right now. But consuming web content is a personal activity we participate in as individuals.

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.

Storytelling: Up Close and Personal


It’s global connective tissue", said Stacey Monk, co-founder of Epic Change , who was part of the panel Up Close and Personal: How Storytelling Builds Movements at NTC along with Mark Horvath of Invisible People , Estrella Rosenberg of Big Love, Little Hearts , and moderated by Avi Kaplan of Rad Campaign. For many organizations (especially advocacy), there is an incredibly personal story behind it.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival Call for Submissions: What’s Your Best Online Personal Productivity Tip?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m honored to be hosting the January, 2015 Nonprofit Blog Carnival and theme is personal productivity online. What is online personal productivity?

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.

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Is Your Association’s Personality Shining Through?

Wild Apricot Blog

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

Network Skills for Personal Productivity and Organizational Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are two different frames — you can use a networked mindset to increase your personal productivity or think of it in organizational strategy terms. How could it improve the personal productivity of your staff? Open Net?WORKing WORKing Organizations 10 Dimensions.

7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers


Personal fundraisers are your individual supporters that fundraise for your non-profit or cause. The 7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers is a free ebook that helps them become the best possible fundraiser for your non-profit. You need your personal fundraisers to be successful so you can reach new donors and new networks. Personalize your fundraising The most effective online fundraising campaign is a personal one.

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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.

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.

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Personalizing Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Message


David Hartstein. Partner. Wired Impact. Community David Hartstein Fundraising nptech nten Strategy Wired Impact Communications Fundraising

A Personal Note about My Next Steps


You've inspired me and taught me and made me a better person. Starting today, our CFO/COO Jill Farrow will serve as Interim Executive Director, and Amy Sample Ward will be our point person for community communications and relations. After a decade of learning, laughing, and yes, dancing, at NTEN, I have decided to step down as NTEN's Executive Director.


The Introvert’s Solution to In-Person Events?


When designing any event, it’s important to consider the personalities of prospective attendees – introverts, extroverts and ambiverts. The goal is to create an environment that offers comfortable settings for all participants, regardless of their personality.

Infographic: Convio Reports on Person-to-Person Event Fundraising Benchmarks


Earlier this fall, Convio released its " Peer-to-Peer Event Fundraising Benchmark Study ," based on a look at 48 organizations using Convio's TeamRaiser to manage fundraising events. You can find the complete study online here.

What Does it Cost to Hire the Wrong Person?


Grant Howe. Vice President, Research and Development. Abila. Looking for the right talent, whether they be employees, consultants, or volunteers, can be a daunting process. When work life is busy, it’s easy to settle for someone who is almost good enough but falls short of your original expectations. What if you are wrong? What does it cost to set things right. Looking for the right talent, whether they be employees, consultants, or volunteers, can be a daunting process.

Why your nonprofit needs a personality and NOT a brand

John Haydon

They have personality. Now, with the onslaught of social media, consumers expect person alized attention. Kinda like a person. There are hundreds of examples where one or two personalities have defined a company’s overall brand. How to get a personality.

Member Recruitment & Retention: It’s About Being Flexible & Personal

Wild Apricot Blog

It offers insight into the importance of being both flexible and personal in recruiting and retaining members This is the second post offering clips from our interview with Nicole Walters of the San Diego Venture Group.

The 7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers


Personalize your fundraising. Online fundraising is most effective when it's made personal. Personality and passion have to shine through in any type of fundraising effort. Making the campaign personal gives your cause credibility. Personal connections motivate people to give more than the cause in and of itself. To get maximum exposure for your fundraiser, ask your personal network of friends, family, and co-workers; use different ways to reach out to them.

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Can you make your cause this personal?

John Haydon

I have been an avid supporter of Epic Change precisely because their cause is personal to me: As a dad I naturally have a passion for supporting kids (I’m also a huge Kids Are Heroes fan). Stacey’s story has been an infinite source of personal inspiration.