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. We know the struggle all too well.

Using Salesforce Process Builder & Flow with Opportunity Contact Roles

Judi Sohn

This came out of a discussion (and Idea Exchange idea) on the Success Community around Process Builder’s inability to work with the Opportunity Contact Role object. and now you can make the Process that will send the IDs to the Flow and make it happen.

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Rethink Your Website Redesign Process


What if we all started with identifying the problem? Let’s look at how to start with the problem rather than the solution. Most of us don’t realize it, but we are solving bad problems. Bad problems focus on a task or a feature. Good problems focus on the experience.

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.

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.

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.

Nonprofit Logo Design: A Simple 3 Step Process


Nonprofit logo design is a process that can be just as painful as it can be exciting. I couldn’t emotionally remove myself from the process and look at the big picture. That was a problem for me. A problem that you might be facing right now.

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Do you have a digital marketing process in place to manage your content, social, email, and engagement activities? In this article, I’m going to share a strategic marketing process that, when followed, will help you create content your audience will love. Acknowledging A Problem.

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. But showing up is the number one way to show you believe in the cause, or the process, or the outcome. The post 5 Times Foundations Cause More Problems Than They Solve appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Temple Contemporary and the Puzzle of Sharing Powerful Processes

Museum 2.0

It encourages process-driven performances and art projects. This problem isn't unique to Temple Contemporary. It's a challenge in all process-driven work. The standard answer is to let the process stay behind the curtain and the product live onstage.

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. Trust the process, and trust yourself.

How Do You Document Your Creative Process?

Museum 2.0

We're using it to solve a basic internal communication problem. Pinterest allows us--requires us, really--to document a part of our creative process openly on the web. At least for me, that's when the juiciest part of the creative process happens.

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.

The DIY Donor Management Software Selection Process


At the conclusion of each call, I walk participants through a process for taking the conversation we just had to a more detailed level, arming them with a sort of DIY software selection roadmap. This step-by-step process can be hugely helpful in taking what seems to be a completely overwhelming process and sectioning it off into achievable, time-bound chunks. So here it is, the Idealware DIY Donor Management Software Selection Process: 1.

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.

3 Key Benefits of Switching from Manual Check Writing to Automated Processes

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Fortunately, there is a solution to your problems that will not only save you loads of time but also eliminate the inherent stress of using outdated manual processes.

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.

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.

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

Beaconfire Wire

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?

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.

Four Important Lessons from a Nonprofit Board Nomination Process

ASU Lodestar Center

Per the by-laws, the immediate past board chair leads the nominations process for incoming board members. That process concluded in late spring and I have to admit that I learned some lessons along the way. posted by Ryan Johnson , Vice President, Publishing and Community.

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.

Problems Campaigns Face: Riffing from PDF

Network-Centric Advocacy

Obama) Common Problems that Many Campaigns Face. Organizers that don't trust people to be as committed as themselves therefore design processes to get mild users to support the most committed rather than to actually engage and work effectively with the many-many-many less committed activists. Unfortunately, groups have no process or limited capacity to identify these conflicts and gaps. We are in a unique moment of people organizing.

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BeneStream Uses Text Messages to Make the Health Care Enrollment Process as Simple as Texting with a Friend

Mobile Commons

In some cases, people can save significantly on healthcare costs by enrolling in Medicaid rather than their company plan, but going through the process can seem insurmountable without support. Personalized Support BeneStream also uses text messaging to address more specific customer problems.

Major Computer Problems.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, now going through the time consuming process of moving everything I need to my laptop. That's keeping me from the time consuming process of finishing my first podcast The hard drive of my deskstop computer, an ancient Dell, appears to be dying. Thank god I have backups.

E-Mediat: A Simple Design Process for an Online Learning Community Site

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Chris lead us through a simple user design process based a book by Giles Colborne. What has been your experience with user-centered design process for online communities and web sites?

The Participatory Museum Process Part 3: My Experience

Museum 2.0

This post covers my personal process of encouraging--and harnessing--participation in the creation of The Participatory Museum. I blogged about the opportunity in September 2009, and then faced a new problem: 92 people expressed their interest in helping.

7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Make sure that nothing gets overlooked or forgotten in the shuffle by using a checklist to keep your team organized and quickly spot anything that needs to be addressed before it causes a problem. #GivingTuesday is right around the corner!

Defining Your IT Roles: Project Management as a Process


Because of the challenges nonprofits face, they need to be at least as cognizant of the planning process as larger, more well resourced organizations. You have to find a way to make sure your own needs don't get lost in the process of implementing the solution. Because they're so close to the action, as it were, we've found that users have an overwhelming desire to prescribe solutions instead of seeking help with problems.

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8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Make sure to address this very basic, yet often overlooked step: before beginning a lengthy RFP process, decide internally on the best vehicle for your request. For instance, i s your fundraising schedule directly connected to the process?

NetCentric Advocacy: The Big Problem with Most Strategic Planning in the Nonprofit Sector.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « The Advocacy Side of Network-Centric Advocacy: Action of Delivering an Argument | Main | Lessons from optical illusions: You make it Stop by Focusing on the Center » March 23, 2005 The Big Problem with Most Strategic Planning in the Nonprofit Sector. Most nonprofit directors have a very clear "off the record" opinion of the strategic plan process.



We were talking about integration and how it’s important to solve the problems that nonprofit staff are having today. A lot of work processes can’t be completed in one software platform. You often have to jump to another platform midway through a process.

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Business Case-ing your way through Non-Profit Project funding issues

Beaconfire Wire

There will be two parts to the strategy – what is the problem and what is the possible solution to the problem. Here’s an outline to get you started: Problem: State the problem situation in a way that business stakeholders will understand/emphasize with it.

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Tips for a Successful Software Implementation

Vertex Systems

And it can really cause problems. Be ready for the implementation process. Give them status updates on where you are in the process and when things are expected to “go live&#.

Reach for the common denominator

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Problem solving, how to get better at it, and how to teach it, remains a concern with me. In looking at problem solving heuristics in IT the other day, I mentioned that one important rule for me is that when several problems start up at once, odds are they are related.

The Hiding Hand: A Lesson in How to Be Creative

Beaconfire Wire

In Hirschman’s words, “men engage successfully in problem-solving (because) they take up problems with they think they can solve, find them more difficult than expected, but then, being stuck with them, attack willy-nilly the unsuspected difficulties – and sometimes even succeed.”.

Reflection and Evaluation

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Both reflective practice – that is the process of reflecting on what you do, and how you do it, as well as conscious, deliberate evaluation of projects, are things that are not very common in our field, nor things that are valued or encouraged. In many ways, we are focused on solving technology problems , or completing projects. I’d love to see that as part of the criteria for evaluating a vendor–what is their process for evaluating themselves.

Developing the Data Value Chain


Only when it goes through a process is value created from this raw resource. The problem is that when we talk about “data” we often confuse the thing (a raw resource that is not inherently valuable) and the value chain (“the power of big data”). Data data culture process improvement IT Staff Andrew Means. Founder. The Impact Lab. "Data can create real value for your organization, but it isn’t pixie dust you can just sprinkle down for magical results."

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We Launched a Product Feedback Group to Help Us Create Better Products


We're always looking for ways to incorporate user feedback in our product development process. They’ll ask you open ended questions to help them understand the problem they are trying to solve. It is important to observe or hear the problem you’re facing first hand.

Good Ram Gone Bad On My Dell Desktop: OMG

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Oh, I've had problems before, but only minor hardware failures and crashes because I have a duo-RAID hard drive. I always seem to have computer problems before important presentations (see here and here ).

Intuit Offers Three Free Months of ACH Payments for Nonprofits and Tips to Make Those Donations Count

Tech Soup Blog

The Intuit PaymentNetwork team works with many nonprofits that come to us with a similar problem: How can I encourage more donations and maximize what is already being donated? Credit Card Processing Donors Finances Fundraising Online Fundraising nonprofits intuit donations tsfeatured Intuit PaymentNetwork ACHIn tough economic times when nonprofits are fighting for donors, Intuit PaymentNetwork.( read more ).

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


This conference will examine our role from multiple perspectives, focusing not only on the skills we bring to the fundraising process, but also the importance of the internal relationships that make certain those skills are used, and valued.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


As leaders in philanthropy, it is our civic duty to extend this leadership to provide expert input in the policymaking process. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar!