Announcing the 2021 Open Data Project!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The Open Data Project seeks to gain a better understanding of how NGOs, NPOs, and charities worldwide use technology for digital marketing and fundraising. The survey and the project are available in English, French, and Spanish. Why the Open Data Project?

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.

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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.

Sustainability at Classy: Project Green and Our Corporate Commitments

Classy

A big piece of our sustainability strategy is in partnering with Project Green, a community of Classy employees passionate about integrating sustainability into Classy’s stakeholder groups—our customers, our staff, our investors and partners, and our community. .

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The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

How to build an all-star AMS project team

Nimble AMS

When you’re moving to a new association management software (AMS) system, having the right project team in place makes all the difference. Here are three tips to help you build an all-star project team for your new AMS. Identify the number one goal for the project.

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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. The project took a short break to catch its collective breath, and Beth has some thoughts and ideas that came out of that conference call.

Your First Web Build Project: 5 Steps for Success

DNL OmniMedia

However, it’s not worth it to rush the project, especially if you fail to set a strong foundation and have to rebuild your site from scratch a few years down the line. Why Work With A Development Agency to Complete Your Web Design Project.

Lessons from MotivateMonday | The latest from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project

Pamela Grow

Join us for a few surprises as Steven Shattuck, Chief Engagement Officer of Bloomerang, explores the latest donor retention statistics from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project. The dust from a year of upheaval is starting to settle. How did the nonprofit sector’s donors respond?

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.

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.

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.

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 next day, the whole group had an opportunity experience The Llama Pack Project first hand, by going on a half-day trek in the Sacred Valley. The Llama Pack Project has literally transformed their lives because they able to earn a decent annual wage with their llamas.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Effective Project Management: Three Critical Activities

NTEN

Julia, a staff member at a nonprofit, offers her story about project management and personal growth. Having never managed a project, I was thrilled when the Executive Director asked if I wanted to be the project manager for the website initiative. As a team member, I had watched project managers explain a project and worked with them to determine the required work and assign tasks to individuals. Project management seemed easy and straightforward.

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.

[DATA] 11 Must-Know Stats About Nonprofit Websites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The 2021 Open Data Project [ español , français ] seeks to gain a better understanding of how nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide use technology for digital marketing and fundraising. At the core of the project is the 2021 Global NGO Technology Survey. Why the Open Data Project?

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10 Tips for Working With Vendors for a Successful Digital Project

NTEN

If you are a nonprofit manager charged with managing a technology project, what can you do to ensure your project is successful? When the vendor is good, and the relationship between client and vendor is stable and collaborative, the project will be successful.

Non-Profit Planning Series – Choosing Your Priority Projects

The Storytelling Non-profit

Here we are in part 2 of our Non-Profit Planning Series where we are going to discuss choosing your priority projects to execute our chief initiative. I remind us all of that because I find that once we set a goal or a vision for our plan, it can be tempting to give ourselves a massive laundry list of projects, to dos, campaigns, etc to bring it to life. Let's get to work figuring out your priority projects for your chief initiative.

Can You Build Capacity by Taking on Another Project?

See3

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

Effective Project Management: Three Critical Activities

NTEN

Julia, a staff member at a nonprofit, offers her story about project management and personal growth. Having never managed a project, I was thrilled when the Executive Director asked if I wanted to be the project manager for the website initiative. As a team member, I had watched project managers explain a project and worked with them to determine the required work and assign tasks to individuals. Project management seemed easy and straightforward.

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).

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. Less than two years later, the project has started, Ambassadors are exceeding our expectations, social media strategy is taking shape and we’re proving to ourselves the benefits of becoming a networked non-profit. Enter the Ambassador Project.

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. What the next year will look like for projects we know we're going to take on but haven't started yet. . I have spent the last week or two trying more of these online project management tools than I can count. Zoho Projects. .

#12DaysOfGiving Charity Project

Beth Kanter

12 Days of Giving… One Amazing Project. “One person can make a difference, and every person should try.” ” ~ John F. Kennedy. It’s been almost five years since my first foray into social fundraising to raise money from my friends and followers to send a young woman, Leng Sopharath to college. Ever since, I’ve continued to raise money for my favorite charity, the Sharing Foundation that takes care of children in Cambodia.

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).

Online Project Management Tools

Tech Soup Blog

complex projects that require careful management. complete their projects. options that nonprofits can use for project and task management. Project management software helps organizations manage the complexities of. large projects through scheduling, budget estimation, team. project leaders and team members with the tools they need, from Gantt charts to web conferencing, to coordinate the various pieces of the puzzle. Project Management Options.

5 Steps to Nonprofit Project Management [FREE TEMPLATE]

See3

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

Why Project Management is not Optional

Allegiance Group

At Beaconfire, most clients we work with insist on an adequate supplement of project management hours to their projects. However, the market tells us that approximately 75% of all digital or interactive projects fail due to inadequate or poor project management. Project Management is arguably the most crucial role throughout the interactive project. Finally every project has some inherent risks. Communication Project Management

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. What the next year will look like for projects we know we're going to take on but haven't started yet. . I have spent the last week or two trying more of these online project management tools than I can count. Zoho Projects. .

Keeping a Project Moving

Allegiance Group

As a PM, one of the biggest challenges I regularly face is keeping a project moving. And, projects have many “unbalanced forces” constantly threatening to slow progress – clients can’t agree on a key deliverable for approval; other high priorities arise that require immediate attention; people get sick; you name it. COMMUNICATE PROACTIVELY – I’ve found it helpful to send summary emails to the team at critical points in the project. Project Management

5 Tips for a Smooth Tech Project

NTEN

What one mid-sized organization learned about managing a technology project -- and how it can help you. When you're investing in a large technology project, you want it to go smoothly, from planning to launch. Change Management nptech nten project management Strategy IT StaffJo Miles. Online Organizer. Food & Water Watch.

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.

Agile Project Management for Families

Allegiance Group

Typically when we write about parallels in our lives with technology or project management, the focus is on what we can learn and incorporate into our working lives. At Beaconfire we often use Agile Project Management techniques to achieve successful projects. Business Strategy and Process Project Management Technology Web

5 Steps to Successful Project Transitions

Allegiance Group

Project transitions from one Project Manager to another can happen for various reasons and can be permanent or temporary. Regardless of the reason, having a project transition plan in place can keep you on track for a smooth transition without missing a beat. To make it easier, the Project Managers at Beaconfire have put together a handy list of the steps to a successful project hand off. Project Management

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. I’m really interested in the work Community Shares is doing and the direction they are headed with this project as it seems very aligned with many of my own feelings: technology should be used to help, facilitate, and empower the change communities already want to be making.

The Basics of LMS Project Management from Kickoff to Close

WBT Systems

The Basics of LMS Project Management from Kickoff to Close. Read more about The Basics of LMS Project Management from Kickoff to Close

Six Questions To Ask During A Project Review

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 Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Helping People Win At Work Leadership Project ReviewsHere is some great advice from the authors of, Helping People Win At Work.