From Problem Child to Genius—Energizing Chapters


The post From Problem Child to Genius—Energizing Chapters appeared first on.orgSource. The smiles are back! Yesterday the CDC announced that anyone who is fully vaccinated need not wear a mask in most circumstances. But wait. The comments on my Facebook page tell an interesting story.

Solutions in Action Connects Leaders to Problem-Solvers


The post Solutions in Action Connects Leaders to Problem-Solvers appeared first on.orgSource. Ninety percent of success is having the right connections.


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The Problem with Complex Passwords


For each of us, our online security depends on passwords, and like much of human activity--during the rush of day-to-day effort, we often take short cuts to accomplish tasks the easy way.

Are donors the problem with fundraising?

Hands on Fundraising

Are donors really the problem with fundraising? The post Are donors the problem with fundraising? There is a concept being talked about in some fundraising circles – “donor dominance”.

How the Supply Chain Problem Affects Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

The supply chain issue in the U.S. and abroad is something that affects all of us. However, it has ramifications for your nonprofit beyond what you may think. Sure, if you’re an organization reliant on providing things to people you serve, it could be an incredible challenge. Executive Issues

The community approach to problem solving


This more just and equitable approach to philanthropy has been practiced for decades and the ethos it is based in—that those closest to the problem are the closest to the solutions—has deep roots in community organizing, deliberative democracy, and even in philanthropy itself. .

Start Your Ask with the Problem!

NonProfit PRO

Donors want to solve problems. “Last year more than one million quarter-inch drills were sold – not because people wanted quarter-inch drills, but because they wanted quarter-inch holes.”

4 Common Volunteer Management Problems and How to Bypass Them

Volunteer Hub

Here are 4 of the most common volunteer management problems and how your organization can avoid them. Volunteers need someone to come to with questions about assignments, procedures, problems, etc. Best Practices General News volunteer management volunteer management problems

Could a Recurring Giving Program Solve All Your Problems?


Problems recurring giving solves. Though that might not be all your problems, a recurring giving program will help with at least a few! A recurring giving program won’t really solve all your problems, but it sure can have a positive impact in a variety of ways!

Fundraising and the problem with “you”

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone. This post may be shorter and more disjointed than usual. Like many of you, I have been affected. Fundraising collectivism donors individualism nonprofit you

Workplace Giving Data Problems Just Got Worse

3rd Sector Labs

This has been a problem for a long time. It used to be a United Way problem. But that hasn’t solved any problems. The problem is only getting worse. The problem is that everything related to corporate giving programs and workplace giving data has changed. The second blog, Why Mid-sized Businesses Need CSR , gives us a map of the problem. We have borrowed the CSR Spectrum graphic from AmeriGives to bring home our point about the problem.

The Problem of Nonprofit Data and Equity


The post The Problem of Nonprofit Data and Equity appeared first on NTEN In early 2020, several longstanding NTEN members and community leaders created the first iteration of the NTEN Equity Guide for Nonprofit Technology.

To Solve the Problem, Focus on the Desired Outcome: A Formula for Nonprofits

Blue Avocado

However, that doesn’t actually solve the shrinking attendance problem. The post To Solve the Problem, Focus on the Desired Outcome: A Formula for Nonprofits appeared first on Blue Avocado. The gala attendance for your nonprofit is down, year over year.

“Don’t be evil”: Using Google Ad Grants to tackle societal problems


You’re ahead of the game if your organization addresses a problem affecting communities across the country. Google has emerged as one of the most influential and powerful organizations of our time. Its product is so ubiquitous it’s commonly used as a verb.

White supremacy and the problem with centering donors’ interests and emotions

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone. Please buckle up, because this may be a bumpy ride for many of you. One, because of the. Fundraising Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

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. But when it comes to “common” and “problems” in regards to the WordPress platform, there are unfortunately a great deal more than just five. The post Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems: Part 2 appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

The Biggest Problem with Sponsorship and How You Can Fix It

The Sponsorship Collective

Another question I get a lot is what the biggest sponsorship problem is. The post The Biggest Problem with Sponsorship and How You Can Fix It appeared first on The Sponsorship Collective.

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. There isn’t a problem that can’t be overcome, and the worst-case scenario is you’ll have to call in some pro support to keep moving forward. Stay tuned for more fixes for common problems in future blog posts.).

5 Steps for Dealing With Problem Employees

NonProfit Hub

At some point, we all have to deal with problem employees: people who are just plain difficult. But there might be more to the problem than meets the eye. They have their own problems and hardships that you might be completely oblivious to. The post 5 Steps for Dealing With Problem Employees appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. We know the struggle all too well.

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. It can be a bit tricky to build (however there are lots of great online resources to guide you through the process) but once up and running the service will monitor your site at five-minute intervals and send you alerts via Gmail or an SMS should it detect problem.

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. So how can you identify these types of problems and help your organization - and yourself - better use technology to meet your mission? & technology for organizational problems. Copyright P. Mueller [link].

More symptoms of bigger problems

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

’nuff said

A Nonprofit’s Guide to Problem-Solving: Be More Painkiller, Less Vitamin

NonProfit Hub

Here is a nonprofit’s guide to problem-solving. They aren’t positioning themselves as a solution to a burning problem. Painkillers, on the other hand, are causes that offer immediate solutions to critically important, timely problems.

How to Reset Your Google Chromecast with 5 Ways to Solve Problem

Find the free stuff

The post How to Reset Your Google Chromecast with 5 Ways to Solve Problem appeared first on Are you wondering how to reset Google Chromecast? This guide will take you through the various methods to reset your Chromecast without any issue. What is Chromecast?

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.

Staff or Volunteer: Our Job is to Solve Problems

Wild Apricot

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

How To Approach Problem Solving

Eric Jacobson

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. Here' the way 99 percent of us approach our problems : We perceive a circumstance as difficult, so we conclude that the way to solve it is to think about it some more.

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


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. It’s what your constituents think of you, the energy your organization portrays, and the feeling evoked from your communications.

Why Google Might Be the Answer to Your Problems

NonProfit Hub

The post Why Google Might Be the Answer to Your Problems appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. At Nonprofit Hub, we use Google for everything—and I mean everything. From our calendars, to our email accounts, to important documents and spreadsheets, Google is our best friend. And why wouldn’t it be? Google gives you virtually unlimited storage, easy sharing and compatibility with tons of apps and websites all for FREE.

4 Common Website Problems that Cost You Members and Revenue

Wild Apricot

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

The Problem With Millennials & Fundraising


The problem with Millennials and fundraising isn’t that this generation doesn’t care enough to actually give. This piece originally appeared in. Fundraising & Philanthropy Australasia Magazine. There’s a tradition for each generation to complain about the next – their entitlement, their apathy, their music. In the nonprofit world, generations complain about how the next generation isn’t as active or engaged in causes as they are.

[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. Six out of every ten donors will stop giving to your organization… Guest Post Monthly Giving Uncategorized

Nonprofits Brainstorm Technology Interventions to Daily Problems

Tech Soup Blog

The Generators focus on how technology can alleviate some of the problems or difficulties nonprofits face in their daily operations. Some shared problems like the need for more vehicles to transport food, more efficient ways of documenting and collecting data about food, and easier paperwork processes for donors. Interestingly, there were some common problems between the two different organization types.

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.

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. No single funder or institution alone has the resources or reach required to move the needle on wicked problems. Source: Monitor Institute.

No PHP? No problem!

Allegiance Group

No problems! Limitations. We hate them, but we have to live with them. As web folks, often the source of our limitation is the CMS software that was supposed to set us free. In many cases, the vendor has the server, the vendor makes the software, and more often the not, and there’s no access to server-side scripting, such as PHP. Maybe your CMS has all the features you’re looking for – outside news feeds, photo galleries, calendars, and other fancy widgets.

[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?

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. This article originally ran in our Nonprofit Hub Magazine, a free bi-monthly magazine dedicated to providing focused content on a particular topic. In our January/February edition, we explored how to keep donors around all year.

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

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. Social media wasn’t created for the mundane. Yet as nonprofits, it’s easy to fall into the trap of posting just to post. With habits like that, it’s no wonder we can’t see the value in social media.

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. Of course, this “powerful way to solve problems” has its power when it’s put into action. This week, Council on Foundations ’ (CoF) annual conference is underway in Dallas, with an agenda focused on a timely theme: leading together.

Crowdsourcing Social Change: A Contest To Solve A Complex Problem

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've questioned whether or not this a good way to find the best solutions for complex social problems, although it can certainly add a halo effect and spread a brand's message. I've just returned from a trip to India where there is a different approach to solving complex social problems using social media and the Internet.

How to Solve Problems: Google vs. George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Allegiance Group

I recently read two articles that had me thinking about problem solving. The first article was about how the next generation of Google Maps aims to solve the problem of traffic. The second article detailed how Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport dealt with the problem of long wait times for checked baggage. How did the George Bush Intercontinental Airport solve the problem of long wait times for baggage?