The Problem with Boards

SocialFish

If that were the case, then the symposia, orientations, and conversations would solve the problem, but they don’t. Associations that don’t fix this cultural and system problem will be at a disadvantage.

When Foundations Collaborate to Solve the World’s Problems

Connection Cafe

In philanthropy, one way you see leadership is in someone’s response to a problem or issue – instead of saying, “Who will fix this?” When you put that tapestry together, you have a powerful way to solve problems and advance social change.

Trending Sources

The Problem Isn’t Millennials

SocialFish

EVERY SINGLE younger generation is blamed as the problem as they enter adulthood. The younger generation is NEVER the problem. That’s the real problem. The entrance of the Millennials may be highlighting the problem, but they themselves are not the problem.

The Problem With Crowdfunding

NonProfit Hub

But there’s a problem with crowdfunding. It’s a microcosm for the societal shift to digital solutions to problems. The post The Problem With Crowdfunding appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Crowdfunding has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity over the last couple of years. Both individuals and businesses have begun to turn to crowdfunding to pay their way out of misfortune, generate donations and fund startups.

The problem with Facebook

SocialFish

The problem is the only way Facebook has found to make money is by treating all entities on the site as advertisers and charging them to share their content. WATCH THIS VIDEO.

10 Problems Keeping Your Online Community from Being Great

SocialFish

Below are the aforementioned 5 problems, and I’ve attempted to provide a solution to help you remedy the problems. The problem: The initial inclination when building an online community is volume. The problem: People are busy.

The Chicken and Egg Problem of Nonprofit Social Media Measurement

SocialFish

My new job is forcing me to confront my arithmophobia/dyscalculia (I’m not sure which it actually is–basically any kind of numbers or math freaks me out) as well as my loathing of Excel and I admit it’s almost pleasurable.

Admitting the Problem: Your Donor Retention Needs Work

NonProfit Hub

Sargeant said the problem wasn’t just the board, but also who the board was selecting to lead the fundraising efforts. “A The post Admitting the Problem: Your Donor Retention Needs Work appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

5 Times Foundations Cause More Problems Than They Solve

NonProfit Hub

But all too often, foundations, corporate grantmakers, and donors end up unintentionally causing problems instead of helping to solve them. Here are five common ways foundations cause more problems than they solve: Providing short-term funding for a long-term outcome. These practices may be so deeply rooted in a funder’s culture that they are practiced without anyone realizing the problems they may be causing as a result. The nature of philanthropy is a want to help.

9 Problems Keeping Your Online Community from Being Great

SocialFish

Below are the aforementioned 5 problems, and I’ve attempted to provide a solution to help you remedy the problems. The problem: The initial inclination when building an online community is volume. The problem: People are busy.

How to Solove the Brand Inconsistency Problem You Didn’t Even Know You Had

NetWits

Your brand isn’t as simple as a logo or website. It’s a living, breathing and ever evolving thing that must resonate throughout all aspects of your organization. It’s intangible and emotional while at the same time tangible and based in real life.

[MCON 2015] The Problem With Nonprofits ‘Non-Yesterday’

NonProfit Hub

There is a problem with nonprofits today. Or as Eric Weinheimer might say, there is a problem with nonprofits “non-yesterday, non-tomorrow.” The title isn’t the only problem with nonprofits though. The post [MCON 2015] The Problem With Nonprofits ‘Non-Yesterday’ appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. a.k.a. today). Could something as simple as the title of our sector be crippling industry growth?

4 Common Website Problems that Cost You Members and Revenue

Wild Apricot Blog

In fact, most membership organizations suffer from at least one major website problem. If you're not growing your membership or generating the kind of revenue you want, your website could be a major culprit. The good news is, fixing these website issues is probably a lot easier than you might think. design website builder Abourahma Lamees

Government contracts and nonprofit organizations: Problems and solutions

ASU Lodestar Center

Although these positive developments are possible, the Urban Institute Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy and the National Council of Nonprofits are well aware that there are many challenges and problems that have wormed their way into the system. But these are problems that have plagued a.

What Are the Most Important Problems in Our Field?

Museum 2.0

The crux of his argument is this: make sure you are working on the most important problems in your field. He explains: If you do not work on an important problem, it's unlikely you'll do important work. Let me warn you, `important problem' must be phrased carefully.

What to Do When Technology Isn’t Your Problem

Robert Weiner

People and process problems frequently masquerade as technology problems. In fact, in many cases, what seem like problems with a particular piece of technology are actually due to issues with people, processes, or overall technology strategy. Copyright P. Mueller [link].

MUST READ: The nonprofit sector’s identity problem

SocialFish

READ THIS awesome post at my new favorite blog, Nonprofit with Balls. Here’s an excerpt, and there’s a lot more where this came from. AMEN, brother!!! Our nonprofit sector has an identity issue, and I think we should resolve this if we are going to reach our potential.

Nonprofits & Gaming: Playing Your Way to More Funds, More Volunteers, and Solving the World's Problems

NTEN

may prove to be a key resource for solving some of our most pressing real-world problems," according to game designer Jane McGonigal in The Wall Street Journal. Gamers are already helping tackle real-world problems, just by playing games. Casey Golden, CEO, Small Act.

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Staff or Volunteer: Our Job is to Solve Problems

Wild Apricot Blog

In this guest post, Amanda Kaiser offers some ideas for dealing with big and seemingly unsolvable problems so you can move forward again. membership

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The Biggest Problem Nonprofits Face on Social Media

NonProfit Hub

And one of the biggest problems for nonprofits is finding that value through social media measurement. Transcript: The biggest problem is really measurement of social media. The post The Biggest Problem Nonprofits Face on Social Media appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

[Guest Post] Monthly Giving Can Help Solve Donor Retention Problems

Donor Search

DonorSearch’s blog aims to cover and explore a broad range of topics related to prospect research. With that goal in mind, we like to occasionally feature posts by guest authors. Today’s post is by Jon Biedermann, VP for DonorPerfect Online Fundraising Software.

[YOUR IDEAS NEEDED] Crowdsourcing for Problem Solving – Live!

SocialFish

I will be assisting Rick Johnston with his ASAE13 session in Atlanta on Monday on “Crowdsourcing for Problem Solving”, along with IdeaScale’s Josh Folk. Crowdsourcing for Problem Solving – Monday 8/5, 3:15 pm, Room B214. We need your help!

Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems: Part 2

Byte Technology

In Part I of “Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems” we looked into five of the most frequently encountered hiccups that occur for both beginning users and well-versed pros.

Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems: Part 1

Byte Technology

But take heart when it happens: the very fact that you’ve encountered a problem speaks to the estimable beauty of the WordPress program and the myriad options it has for everything from customized design to sleek, no-fuss themes and so much more.

Nonprofit Website Mistakes: The Problem with Failing to Research and Plan

NonProfit Hub

To see why this process might not be in your best interest, check out the full article on Firespring.org >> The post Nonprofit Website Mistakes: The Problem with Failing to Research and Plan appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Commensurate Wages to Cause Problem for Employers?

Vertex Systems

This is from a great article from the online publication Eastern Iowa Government, a story that continues our discussion of the issues concerning bill H.R. 3086 – the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act 2011 – which proposes an … Continue reading →

Time is Money: Solutions for Monitoring Problems With Your Website

Byte Technology

To begin, consider using a program that monitors your site 24/7 and instantly reports problems when and if they occur. The post Time is Money: Solutions for Monitoring Problems With Your Website appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

The Strategy Landscape Tool Helps Solve Wicked Problems

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They are what design theorist Horst Rittel called “ wicked problems ”—complicated, continuously shifting issues where neither the problem nor the solution may be clear or stable. Source: Monitor Institute.

3 Reasons We Love Acquia Commons for Problem Solving Online Communities

Influence

Here at Forum One, we love helping organizations make real progress on some of the world’s most pressing issues — education, poverty, the environment, global health, and international development (to name just a few). More often than not, a key to making that progress is connecting the thinkers, doers, influencers, and decision makers that have a stake in the world, and the initiative to change it.

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More symptoms of bigger problems

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

’nuff said

Clinton Urges Charities to Focus on Solving Global Problems - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Clinton Urges Charities to Focus on Solving Global Problems - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "Clinton Urges Charities to Focus on Solving Global ProblemsMarch 22, 2011, 8:23 pmBy Holly HallChicagoFund raisers play an important role in helping a world that has grown entirely too unequal, unstable, and unsustainable, Bill

Guest Post: Using Participation to Solve a Design Problem at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Museum 2.0

THE CHALLENGE Carnegie Museum of Art director Lynn Zelevansky challenged us to find a way to overcome a major practical problem with our Forum Gallery space: how to get visitors to enter a gallery that is often obscured by a large wall that blocks the light from the large lobby windows nearby.

3 Reasons We Use Drupal Commons for Problem Solving Online Communities

Influence

Here at Forum One, we love helping organizations make real progress on some of the world’s most pressing issues - education, poverty, the environment, global health, and international development to name just a few.

How To Approach Problem Solving

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today, I feature a guest post by Garret Kramer: The Problem-solving Fast Track By Garret Kramer Author of Stillpower: Excellence with Ease in Sports and Life In virtually every business, organization, or family in the world today, people are doing their best to solve problems.

The Chicken and Egg Problem of Nonprofit Social Media Measurement

AFP Blog

The Chicken and Egg Problem of Nonprofit Social Media Measurement : My new job is forcing me to confront my arithmophobia/dyscalculia (I’m not sure which it actually is–basically any kind of numbers or math freaks me out) as well as my loathing of Excel and I admit it’s almost pleasurable.

The Ice Bucket Challenge Won’t Solve Charity’s Biggest Problem - Dan Pallotta - Harvard Business Review

AFP Blog

The Ice Bucket Challenge Won’t Solve Charity’s Biggest Problem - Dan Pallotta - Harvard Business Review So, are we looking at the future of charity? We are glimpsing the potential of momentary collective engagement, but at the same time, we are seeing the confining rules by which nonprofits must play, collectively imprisoned in an ancient way of thinking. The ALS Association is already being scrutinized to make sure it doesn’t spend a penny of the Ice Bucket money on anything but research.

Catastrophic computer problems

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Catastrophic computer problems Originally uploaded by cambodia4kidsorg. Read this article so if this happens to you, you are prepared

No RSS Feed for Your Website? No Problem

Wild Apricot Blog

Google Reader has announced a new feature that lets users create an RSS feed to track changes to any web page, even if the site doesn’t publish a feed. It’s great new feature for your website visitors who use Google Reader, but what about people who use a different feedreader or like to get updates by email? You can help those people get automatic notifications of your website changes, too.( read more ). Google Non-profit Communications websites RSS Feedburner

[MUST WATCH] Dan Pallotta on the problem with nonprofits today

SocialFish

Dan Pallotta talks about a deep problem we face in the nonprofit community. I’m going to post this without initial comment, except that this reminds me of our mantra that “nonprofit” is (read should be) a tax status, not a business model.

The “Peace Corps for Geeks” Delivers Tech Solutions to Urban Problems - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

The “Peace Corps for Geeks” Delivers Tech Solutions to Urban Problems - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly : Calling itself “the Peace Corps for Geeks,” the San Francisco–based nonprofit Code for America (CFA) is on a mission to help city government work better through technology.