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.

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.

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.

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.

More symptoms of bigger problems

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

’nuff said

Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact. After having have had some early success, they were being confronted with criticism of lack of awareness of the scale or scope of the problem.

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.

6 Problems Solved By a Written Content Strategy

Connection Cafe

In order to better navigate your content marketing journey, join our July 16th webinar when we’ll discuss these 6 nonprofit content marketing problems solved by a written content strategy: 1. Post by Russell Sparkman, CEO / Producer at FusionSpark Media, Inc.

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].

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

[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.

[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 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.

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.

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

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.

[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!

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.

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.

Biases that block effective problem solving.

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

All the best problem solving techniques can be defeated by biases that get in the way of clear thinking. There are three we've seen often in our work that having a major impact on technical problem solving.

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.

How Nonprofits Can Use Data to Solve the World’s Problems | TIME.com

AFP Blog

How Nonprofits Can Use Data to Solve the World’s Problems | TIME.com : Edna McConnell Clark, which doled out $53 million in grants this year, is among a legion of foundations pushing nonprofits into the data-driven future by awarding money to organizations that have found ways to turn their lofty stated goals into specific data points measuring impact.

[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?

What's the problem?

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Thought I'd polish up and post this blog entry on problem solving that's been hanging around half written. One of the things I notice working with our users is that some IT folks are born problem solvers and troubleshooters, and some aren't. Sitting in drizzly Seattle.

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.

Microsoft Pri0 | Microsoft helping nonprofits solve technology problems with Imagine Cup | Seattle Times Newspaper

AFP Blog

Microsoft Pri0 | Microsoft helping nonprofits solve technology problems with Imagine Cup | Seattle Times Newspaper: "Microsoft launched Imagine Cup Solve This on Monday. The Imagine Cup competition brings together student teams from around the world who build software. In the past few years, Microsoft has asked students to build software that helps advance the United Nations' Millennium

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.

Working America Helps Voters Report Problems with Mobile Messaging

Mobile Commons

Here’s a great example of how a text message campaign can encourage supporters to become reporters – informing people about important developments right as they happen. A new Pennsylvania law was recently passed that would require voters to show ID before voting. Working America is concerned that the law may have a negative effect on voter turnout, since 11% of Americans don’t have the kind of ID required by the law.

See a problem? Throw a website at it!

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology See a problem? In a conversation with a colleague over some wonderful Asian fusion lunch, we both agreed that in fact, the problem that nonprofits faced in the 90s, lack of good information, was, in a broad sense, mostly solved (there are, for sure, areas where there are gaps, but overall, the coverage is quite good.)

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.

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.

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. Interestingly, there were some common problems between the two different organization types.

Open Thread: Is the Gender Imbalance in the Arts a Problem?

Museum 2.0

This is a problem. how BIG a problem is this gender imbalance? When we talk about other kinds of diversity in the museum workforce--racial, ethnic, socioeconomic--it's clear that the problem is serious. Note: This is a post about gender diversity.