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The Problem with Boards


If that were the case, then the symposia, orientations, and conversations would solve the problem, but they don’t. I really mean it.

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. The nature of philanthropy is a want to help. Not speaking up.

6 Problems Solved By a Written Content Strategy

Connection Cafe

Not Enough Time to Get it All Done. Post by Russell Sparkman, CEO / Producer at FusionSpark Media, Inc. ” – Yogi Berra.

The Problem Isn’t Millennials


EVERY SINGLE younger generation is blamed as the problem as they enter adulthood. The younger generation is NEVER the problem.

The Problem With Crowdfunding

NonProfit Hub

But there’s a problem with crowdfunding. Why waste time trying to get attention in this crowded environment when you can talk directly to the people you know are already invested in your cause? Spend the time to research and read about your organization. At face value, it can be an appealing option for nonprofits. Donate.

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 It Starts at the Top.

9 Problems Keeping Your Online Community from Being Great


Below are the aforementioned 5 problems, and I’ve attempted to provide a solution to help you remedy the problems. Why is this?

Government contracts and nonprofit organizations: Problems and solutions

ASU Lodestar Center

When the applications and reporting requirements are so complex, staff productivity, time and money are spent needlessly. 13, Fig 7).

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


It’s intangible and emotional while at the same time tangible and based in real life. Your brand isn’t as simple as a logo or website.

[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. Weinheimer explained that the times are uncertain, which causes us to think differently. a.k.a. today). It’s offensive.”

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. It's perfectly obvious.

What to Do When Technology Isn’t Your Problem

Robert Weiner

People and process problems frequently masquerade as technology problems. & technology for organizational problems.

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MUST READ: The nonprofit sector’s identity problem


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.

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


Gamers are already helping tackle real-world problems, just by playing games. Casey Golden, CEO, Small Act. They already are. Games ".may

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How To Squeeze Social Media Into Your Day When It Isn’t A Full-Time Job

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Balancing between the two is essential to completing tasks and coming up with creative solutions to problems. Photo by BirgerKing. Be honest.

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Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

“ Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time – Guest Post by Peter Panepento. Kimbia, an Austin, Tex.-based

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some of our most popular perks include: Accrued paid time off starting at 15 days per year. Flickr Photo by AstridWestvang. Have story?

December 3rd: It’s Time To ‘Break The Internet’ With Social Good.

Connection Cafe

The point is these problems aren’t going to solve themselves. Give your time, give your talent, give the shirt off your back or the change in your wallet—just give. The Tuesday following Thanksgiving: for the majority, it’s just another Tuesday. We’re finally waking up from our Thanksgiving food comas. It’s a movement. Buy more.

How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Along with measuring against impact results, it is important to look at how much time has been invested. Use it to solve specific problems.

How to Ctrl + S the World, one #14NTC Event at a Time

Connection Cafe

Your organization has a mission. It’s powerful, it’s important, and it makes the world a better place. When: Thursday, March 13, 10:30-12PM.

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’s Time for Nonprofits to Grow Their Earned Media Strategy

NonProfit Hub

The low numbers around the holidays are a problem; as organizations are ramping up in an effort to raise donations with year-end fundraising campaigns, their brand is appearing less in the news. Not all of them will be for you, so don’t waste time on the ones that aren’t advancing your cause. Hot Topics. The Holiday Slowdown.

It’s that time of year: your 8-step fundraising data checklist

3rd Sector Labs

This is the time of year when fundraising teams are pouring their available time, energy and talents into perhaps the most important task of the year. When was the last time you cleaned it, appended it, purged it, normalized it? If one or more of those terms sounds unfamiliar, make time for some thorough data hygiene.

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Break Down the Silos—For Real This Time


The bigger the organization, the worse this problem seems to be. Nor can data alone deliver this. Strategy and content must come first. They do!

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


Crowdsourcing for Problem Solving – Monday 8/5, 3:15 pm, Room B214. We need your help! Here’s what we need you to do…: 1.

Last 100 Days of 2011: How Will You Make Time for What Really Matters?

Have Fun - Do Good

You can always take care of whatever problem you're having today." - Richard Fern "I don't worry about the future. making time for what matter

Taking Back Your Time: Is Unplugging the New Green?

Have Fun - Do Good

Below is a collection of articles and posts about what I think is an upcoming cultural trend: unplugging. Could you go info vegan? What do you think?

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Social Media and Mobile for Real Time Professional Learning at Conferences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Moving from A Problem to Solution Frame. Mobile Technology and Social Media and Real Time Learning. Carson , Ph.D., he asked.

Is It Time To Worry About Cybercrime?


What can nonprofit organizations, that aren't obsessed with bottom lines, do to avoid the problems that BART and Sony have faced? Second, should breaches occur (and they do), your primary goal should be timely, open communication with the victims of the data breach. They considered the action against Holtz unwarranted and severe.

The New York Times Loves DoSomething’s Crisis Text Line

Mobile Commons

Teenagers can text in their problems to a hotline and receive text message support from counselors. Read the full article here.

Crisis Management 101: Tips to Help You Survive Tough Times

Connection Cafe

Push the worry away and deal with problems if and when they happen? 2 – Own the problem. No one likes a crisis. Never. So what do you do?

The Strategy Landscape Tool Helps Solve Wicked Problems

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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

Why appealing to reason and logic is a waste of time

John Haydon

If this sounds like you, your problem is that you’re trying to use reason and logic. Basic biology of the brain. link]. What do you think?

Times are hard. Associations make the world better.


The Association of Equipment Manufacturers Education Foundation is responding to the severe shortage of qualified workers needed to tackle America’s infrastructure problems. Maddie and I attended the ASAE Summit Awards Dinner a few days ago. It’s a beautiful event held annually in Washington, DC. Associations feed the world.

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

Museum 2.0

Would it work without full-time staff support? This is a perfect example of a museum using participation as a design solution. results.

How To Approach Problem Solving

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Even me, at times. Therefore, it makes little sense to think more about a problem that is the result of too much thinking to begin with.

The Times They are a-Changin'

Vertex Systems

They want to get away from the Excel spreadsheets and paper time sheets. But it’s going to take some time, persistence, and patience.

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.

How to Insure a Country, 160 Characters at a Time

Mobile Commons

Messages can supply helpful content and direct consumers to additional resources at the appropriate time. Beginning with the End in Mind.

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

AFP Blog

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