Project Management Tips: Team

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit professional, you wear many hats, often including being a project manager for your organization’s technology projects. In this series we’ll review best practices for project management, specifically examining the three T’s: team, timeline and talking. Developed from real life projects, they will arm you to make your next tech project a hands-down success. Vendor Partners: Think of the vendor as your partner on the project.

Our EveryAction Hero: Reproductive Health Access Project

EveryAction

Reproductive Health Access Project works at the crossroads of the medical community and the reproductive rights space to mobilize and train clinicians to ensure access to abortion, contraception, and miscarriage care. How did the Reproductive Health Access Project start? Reproductive Health Access Project occupies a unique space, right in the middle of reproductive rights and primary health care.

WeAreMedia Project

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 WeAreMedia Project August 13, 2008 Yet another great NTEN project is happening, spearheaded by Beth Kanter, to develop a Social Media toolkit for Nonprofits.

Project Management Tips: Timeline

Connection Cafe

In our first post on project management, we identified seven characteristics of a winning project team. In any project, the timeline is both your best friend and biggest enemy as everyone tries to execute against deadlines that always come more quickly than one would like. Initial Review: Carefully review the project schedule when it is first presented to you. Be realistic about how much time you can devote to the project and how much you are being expected to commit.

Smartsheet: Frustrated with online project management no longer

Judi Sohn

Over 3 years ago, I wrote a blog post about my quest to find decent project management software for Fight Colorectal Cancer. Right around the time I started at KELL Partners last year, I helped our team implement Smartsheet as our main tool for keeping track of timelines, requirements and deliverables with clients and internal projects. In addition to spreadsheets, there’s quite a bit of Microsoft Project thrown in (it can even import Project files).

10 Ways To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky 's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic.

Three Most Common Traps In Project Management

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In Susanne Madsen’s book, The Power Of Project Leadership , she recommends that you do not fall prey to these three most common traps in project management: Managing tasks, events and processes at the expense of leading people. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Books Project Management

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Xperience Design Project. Xperience Design Project. The Xperience Design Project (XDP) is a two-day, business-focused experience for association professionals and partners. It's finally here!

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

By working your network and projecting your values, you can get people excited about your campaign and grow the volunteer base that you need. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

Read our full profile of the Latino Victory Project and how they use technology to run winning campaigns here.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

EveryAction

Their clients especially like their predictive tools that allows fundraisers to better project who is likely to become a sustaining donor, a midlevel donor or reactivated donors. Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C., June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends.

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Project REACH Mobile App Challenge

AFP Blog

Project REACH Mobile App Challenge : Real-time Electronic Access for Caregivers and the Homeless (REACH). Join the mobile app challenge to connect those in need to resources in their community

Project Success Survey

Connection Cafe

The goal of the survey is to better understand the relationship between software selection and project outcomes, a topic of interest to myself and many readers here. The Choose Your Own Adventure Survey: Software Project Success or Failure ”. In response to my previous post a colleague passed along a link to a survey on a similar topic.

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What Makes an IT Project Successful? Nonprofit Edition, Part Two

Connection Cafe

What makes an IT project successful? My last post covered a few common denominators I see in successful IT projects at nonprofit organizations: executive vision and involvement, defining requirements, and proactive risk identification and management, all of which provide a solid foundation for executing a project. Project Manager : The project manager carries out the day-to-day management of the project and acts as a single point of contact for all project issues.

4 Creative Summertime Fundraising Projects

John Haydon

4 Creative Summertime Fundraising Projects How can you make the most of summertime mode? Here are a few creative summertime fundraising projects Taylor […]. The post 4 Creative Summertime Fundraising Projects appeared first on John Haydon. In June, everyone shifts into summertime mode. The kids are done with school. Summer camps and vacations are anticipated. And for many nonprofit marketers, work slows down or takes on a different pace.

Six Questions To Ask After You Finish A Project

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Those authors, Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, recommend you ask the following six essential questions whenever you do a project review : What did we set out to do? And, these questions are important to ask even if there was no mistakes made during the project.

3 Tips For Making Your Next IT Project Successful

TechImpact

Deciding to undertake a technology innovation or update project is a big task for nonprofits, but are attainable according to an article on npEngage , with these simple tips: Executive vision and involvement. Let’s face it, if the staff at a nonprofit do not have support and guidance from their executive leaders, the project will lack decisive direction and adoption. Of course, with any project comes some risk–the ‘what ifs.’

An update on my quest for project management bliss

Judi Sohn

Over a year ago, I wrote a post expressing my frustration in evaluating project management apps for my organization. Project templates. The ability share project views with non-users. We shared project timelines with our creative consultants who struggled with the finicky plug-in even more than staff did. I can’t stand the fact that I can’t make a template from a completed project. Tagged: Basecamp , DreamTeam , Project Management , Salesforce.

Frustrated with online project management tools

Judi Sohn

Each of us works on different projects for different programs. We are an efficient bunch, but what we lack is centralized project and task coordination. We need to be able to see how our projects are progressing over time. Invite outside users to projects as needed.

Professional Options for the Right Project Management

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

And on the other hand, only by analyzing and documenting the overall design of the project can a discussion with management that has a probability of success be established. This will be the starting point for all subsequent negotiations with the project stakeholders and the key to success.

Workplace Genome Project: Q1 Update

SocialFish

We launched our Workplace Genome Mapping project in early 2016 as a means for helping organizations begin their own transformation from the (oft overlooked) stating-point of deeply understanding who they really are, how they really work, and how their employees really experience it all. active member projects. is using their Workplace Genome as the launch-pad for a long-term cultural transformation project. Every quarter, I’ll post what we’re up to over at WorkXO.

What To Ask At The End Of Every Project

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Those authors, Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge , recommend you ask the following six essential questions whenever you do a project review : What did we set out to do? And, these questions are important to ask even if there was no mistakes made during the project. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Garry Ridge Ken Blanchard Leadership Project Leadership Project ManagementJust a little more advice from the authors of, Helping People Win At Work.

Tech2Empower: The Llama Pack Project

Beth Kanter

This team I worked with helped social entrepreneur Alejandra Arias Stella , the co-founder of the Llama Pack Project to build a reservation system for the Llama treks. The Llama Pack Project has literally transformed their lives because they able to earn a decent annual wage with their llamas.

Frustrated with online project management tools

Judi Sohn

Each of us works on different projects for different programs. We are an efficient bunch, but what we lack is centralized project and task coordination. We need to be able to see how our projects are progressing over time. Invite outside users to projects as needed.

5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

EveryAction

Budget effectively The consistency of annual campaigns will help your nonprofit more accurately project the income that you can expect to generate of the course of the year and when you’ll raise it, allowing for more effective planning and budgeting.

My Colorado Project empowers local change: Interview with Jason Manke

Amy Sample Ward

I recently came across the My Colorado Project when Jason Manke connected with me, asking for feedback and ideas about community building and online community engagement tools. Jason is the Media Director and My Colorado Project Manger for Community Shares of Colorado.

8 Frequently Forgotten Costs of IT Projects and How to Plan for Them

Connection Cafe

A successful IT project has a comprehensive plan with a budget that matches. Procurement Budgeting Costs PMP Project Management Risk Risk MitigationRemember these keys to success for your next implementation.

Can You Build Capacity by Taking on Another Project?

See What's Out There

For organizations with limited resources, project-based learning is a smart investment that can build your organization’s capacity while moving you towards your goals. The post Can You Build Capacity by Taking on Another Project? strategy darim online jewish day school professional development project-based learning social media

Interning in Guatemala on the Archive Project

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I had to bid hasta luego to the HRDAG team and Benetech family in December but am grateful for six months of seriously hands-on work on such a unique project. A guest Beneblog by Max Schneider People don’t typically associate boisterous merengue music with high-tech statistical analysis. Then again, I shouldn’t have been surprised when I heard the playful notes of a street band wafting through the window while in Guatemala with Benetech's Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG).

Cell Internet Access | Pew Internet & American Life Project

AFP Blog

Cell Internet Access | Pew Internet & American Life Project : Nearly two-thirds (63%) of cell phone owners now use their phone to go online, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. We call them “cell internet users” and define them as anyone who uses their cell phone to access the internet or use email. Because 91% of all Americans now own a cell phone, this means that 57% of all American adults are cell internet users.

Exciting open access project in Vancouver!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just spent a couple of days in Vancouver with the team at the Public Knowledge Project , a terrific example of an open source social enterprise. Their largest project is Open Journal Systems, software for running a scholarly journal. It takes an editor through the entire process of operating and publishing a journal, with a heavy emphasis on open access journals (where the articles are freely available to everybody from the moment they are published).

5 Steps to Nonprofit Project Management [FREE TEMPLATE]

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From conception to implementation, nonprofit organizations can benefit from project management – especially when the agile environment means staffers have to wear multiple hats. The post 5 Steps to Nonprofit Project Management [FREE TEMPLATE] appeared first on The See3 Blog. project management nonprofit communications nonprofit marketing Nonprofits Template

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

EveryAction

Depending on the project, a request for proposal (RFP) may not be what your organization needs—the lesser known request for information (RFI) or request for quotation (RFQ), which are considerably more streamlined, could suffice.

Newly discovered project management tool: Redmine

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Any consulting shop that does significant amounts of implementation and development (as we do) needs a project management and ticketing tool. We also have been using Google spreadsheets for some elements of project management. And, in addition, the best tool does nothing without good human project management skills using it. We found, and have chosen to use Redmine for our project management/ticketing system.

Newly discovered project management tool: Redmine

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Any consulting shop that does significant amounts of implementation and development (as we do) needs a project management and ticketing tool. We also have been using Google spreadsheets for some elements of project management. And, in addition, the best tool does nothing without good human project management skills using it. We found, and have chosen to use Redmine for our project management/ticketing system.

[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

EveryAction

How do you get started on a new project? If I find a track or some song, I’ll base a project off of that song. When you're building a movement, video is an indispensable storytelling tool.

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Social Networks Grade Google Project - Search Engine Watch (#SEW)

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Social Networks Grade Google Project - Search Engine Watch (#SEW

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Cancer Council SA Ambassador Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When Cancer Council SA (that’s South Australia, not South Africa) started the Ambassador Project as an experiment in revitalizing volunteerism and community fundraising , jumping in to the social media pond was not even on the agenda. Enter the Ambassador Project.

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Our EveryAction Hero: St. John's Hospital Foundation

EveryAction

Jackson has a penny tax and that extra penny goes to fund projects around the community. John's Hospital Foundation has been working since 1999 to support St. John's Medical Center.

Big Donors Want Self-Sustaining Projects - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

AFP Blog

Big Donors Want Self-Sustaining Projects - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "ig Donors Want Self-Sustaining Projects By Zach Halper - October 7, 2014 Charitable giving by the wealthiest individuals in the world has increased to levels not seen since before the Great Recession, according financial research firms Wealth-X and Arton Capital.

The Evolution of the Global Scale Project: We need you!

Amy Sample Ward

The Global Scale project has had a slow start. Writing this blog post also made me realize that I think even Bonnie and I have different views of the “Global Scale&# project – and that’s just fine!

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Building a Business Case for IT Projects: Nonprofit Edition

Connection Cafe

Whether budgeting for an IT project, proposing organizational change, or starting a new program, building a business case is key to getting buy-in, funding, and approval for your initiative, as well as providing a baseline for measuring the investment’s success over time. Return on Investment (ROI) remains a standard measure of IT projects: How will your project impact revenue over time, and how much will it cost?

5 Steps to Nonprofit Project Management

See What's Out There

Project management is the process by which you move a project or campaign through its life cycle. From conception to implementation, nonprofit organizations can benefit from project management – especially when staffers have to wear multiple hats.