How To Ask Effective Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Questions help us break down barriers, discover secrets, solve puzzles, and imagine new ways of doing things, But few of us know how to question in a methodical way," explains Frank Sesno , Emmy-award-winning journalist, and author of the book, Ask More.

How Asking Questions Helps You Connect With Your Donors

Bloomerang

I believe it comes down to asking interesting questions and paying attention to the information coming back to you. How to become a better communicator through questioning. One way to do that is through questioning. . Questioning: making a personal connection through emails.

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How To Ask More Effective Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Questions help us break down barriers, discover secrets, solve puzzles, and imagine new ways of doing things, But few of us know how to question in a methodical way," explains Frank Sesno , Emmy-award-winning journalist, and author of the book, Ask More.

Answers to the Top 13 Questions Nonprofits Have About Giving Tuesday

Nonprofit Tech for Good

To help you capitalize on the start of the biggest donation season of the year, Classy.org is answering top questions from nonprofits that are zeroing in on the year-end giving season.

Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

Giving Tuesday 2021: Your Top Questions, Answered

Classy

To help you capitalize on the biggest donation day of the year, we’re answering top questions from nonprofits that are zeroing in on the year-end giving season. The post Giving Tuesday 2021: Your Top Questions, Answered appeared first on Classy.

Ask Yourself These Questions Before Hiring a Fundraising Coach

Bloomerang

Here are some great questions to ask yourself before hiring a fundraising coach. Do you struggle with imposter syndrome and question whether you have what it takes? Here are some questions to ask yourself when evaluating your options: Do I aspire to be more like them?

Five Cultural Fit Interview Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you are leading an organization and are the last person to interview a candidate, focus your questions more on trying to see if the person is a cultural fit. Here are a few questions to pose to potential new hires (from the book, Advisory Leadership : What motivates you?

Board Assessments After the Pandemic, with Sample Management Questions

Blue Avocado

The post Board Assessments After the Pandemic, with Sample Management Questions appeared first on Blue Avocado. With the pandemic ending, now is an excellent time to reassess your board’s performance. A check-up now can ensure that you are not just surviving, but thriving.

The Six Questions Superbosses Ask

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Sydney Finkelstein 's book, Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent , comes these great questions you should routinely ask yourself as a leader: Have you answered the "why do we exist" question for your team?

5 Questions for Michelle Samplin-Salgado

NTEN

The post 5 Questions for Michelle Samplin-Salgado appeared first on NTEN You were born in New York, grew up in Phoenix, and have lived in Hawaii, Ecuador, Boston. What brought you to Miami? The common thread here, aside from a 14-year stint in Boston, is warm weather.

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Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

We’ve Been Asking the Wrong Question About Charity Compensation

Charity Navigator

All our lives we’ve been taught that one of the best questions you can ask in researching a charity is, “How much do they pay their CEO?” If the number’s low, that means they respect your donation. If the number’s high it means they don’t, and there’s something fishy going on.

3 questions to ask during demos at AMS Fest

Nimble AMS

While you’re there, you can see AMS product demos and ask questions directly to the product vendors. Here are three questions to ask vendors at AMS Fest 2021 to help you find the right AMS for your association. Three questions to ask during AMS demos.

The Open-Ended Questions To Ask Your Direct Reports

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Ask these open-ended questions. And, don't cheat by adding in work-specific questions. Direct Reports Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Questions For Leaders Supervising Direct Reports Supervision

Three questions to guide you when creating personal branding content

Charity Village

The post Three questions to guide you when creating personal branding content appeared first on CharityVillage. These days, it seems like everybody and their mother is talking about their “personal brand.” It might seem like another empty buzzword.

Five Cultural Fit Interview Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you are leading an organization and are the last person to interview a candidate, focus your questions more on trying to see if the person is a cultural fit. Here are a few questions to pose to potential new hires (from the book, Advisory Leadership : What motivates you?

How To Attract New Potential Donors With 3 Questions And A 6-Step Process

Bloomerang

Here are three questions whose answers will give you guidance on how to start serving donors. Question 1: What are our donors’ needs? Question 2: What is your core belief and expertise? Question 3: Where does our belief and expertise overlap with our donor’s needs?

The Six Essential Questions To Ask Your Direct Reports

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Ask these open-ended questions. And, don't cheat by adding in work-specific questions. To help you bring out the best in your team, you need to get close and understand their skills, abilities, and motivations.

3 Essential Questions to Assess Your Digital Transformation

Saleforce Nonprofit

If you’re curious about where your organization stands in its digital transformation, ask yourself three questions: 1. If you answered “no” or “not really” to these three questions, perhaps your organization is just beginning its transformation.

Six Questions To Ask All Your Direct Reports

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Ask these open-ended questions. And, don't cheat by adding in work-specific questions. Direct Reports Employee Exit Interviews Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Getting Feedback Leaders Leadership Open-ended Questions

Four Mobile Fundraising Questions Your Data Can Help Answer

Qgiv

So, here are four common questions about mobile fundraising your data can help you answer: Will donors give through text? That’s a fair question. The post Four Mobile Fundraising Questions Your Data Can Help Answer appeared first on Qgiv Blog.

Superbosses Ask Themselves These 10 Essential Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are ten questions (or bundles of questions) you should ask yourself to ensure you are thinking and acting like a superboss. How do you go about questioning your own assumptions about the business?

7 Questions on Marketing Automation for Nonprofits

EveryAction

This post was originally featured on The Campaign Workshop blog and has been reposted with permission. I recently sat down with the good folks at The Campaign Workshop and chatted about marketing automation for nonprofits. I shared a few tips, tricks, and brewed up a crockpot metaphor I'm pretty proud of - check out our conversation below! The Campaign Workshop: "Why should I care about nonprofit marketing automation?".

5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Make Your Donation Page More Effective

NonProfit Hub

If you’re wondering how to get more donations online, start by asking yourself the five questions below. Let’s jump right in with the first question to ask yourself. If you realize that your organization is currently making the assumption in question #1, you’re not alone.

11 Questions Nonprofit Leaders Need to Ask Before Re-Opening the Office

Wild Apricot

Use these questions to help you decide Are you wondering whether your organization is ready to re-open the office as the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are slowly being lifted?

Top Cybersecurity Interview Questions

Connection Cafe

Cybersecurity Interview Questions. In this article, we have seen the Top 25 interview questions and answers in cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is crucial to every organization. Cybersecurity demand is high in almost all industries across the world.

4 Questions to Make Strategic Decisions

The Storytelling Non-profit

Today I’m going to share 4 questions that I always use when I’m trying to answer the question, “What next?” The Four Questions For context, these questions come from one of my all-time favorite strategy books called Blue Ocean Strategy. Without further delay, here are the four questions from Blue Ocean Strategy. Depending on the context, I will modify these questions to make them relevant to what I’m working on.

"Matterness" – Your Questions Answered

Wild Apricot

During our recent Expert Webinar, "Making Members Feel They Matter", there were a number of questions left unanswered about "Matterness". In this post, presenter Allison Fine provides answers to these questions. webinar membership

Live The Questions Now

Global Giving

Whether he actually said this or not, it’s clear that Einstein knew the value of asking good questions. So, how can you push yourself and your organization to follow this approach and ask better questions when trying to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges?

12 of Your Email Deliverability Questions Answered

EveryAction

Unfortunately, there were so many questions from the audience that we weren't able answer them all during the alotted time. Here are some great, thoughtful questions that we received and Brett's email wisdom. " My bigger question is: why continue to keep sending? If you have another question about email deliverability, tweet us at @EveryActionHQ and we'll help however we can

The Seven Toughest Questions Leaders Ask Their Teams

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Allen and Mitchell Kusy recommend that leaders ask seven tough questions of their teams to help maximize their results. Here are those questions to ask each team member : What are some obstacles affecting this team?

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10 Questions Every Leader Must Ask

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? And, one more questions to ask is: Do we celebrate success ? Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Essential Questions Leaders Leadership Questions

30 Post-Event Survey Questions (+ Why They Matter)

Wild Apricot

Looking for the perfect post-event survey questions to get feedback on your event? Here are 30 you can use as, well as some best practices for structuring your event survey

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Important Questions for Your Post Virtual Event Survey

AccelEvents

To help you compile this survey and get the data you need, we’ve compiled a few tips for writing post-event surveys and details of some of the most important questions that you need to ask. The max number of questions should be 10, but 3-5 questions are more than enough.

Live Auctions in a Hybrid Event: 7 Key Questions to Consider

One Cause

The post Live Auctions in a Hybrid Event: 7 Key Questions to Consider appeared first on OneCause. Blog Post hybrid virtual fundraising

10 Questions A Superboss Asks

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are ten questions (or bundles of questions) you should ask yourself to ensure you are thinking and acting like a superboss. How do you go about questioning your own assumptions about the business?

12 Questions to Ask Before Re-Opening Your Nonprofit's Office

Wild Apricot

As countries begin to ease restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, you might be thinking about how you’re going to safely re-open your physical office. But the world has changed dramatically over the past year, with millions. organizational-management

10 Important Questions Leaders Need To Ask

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge , authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? And, one more questions to ask is: Do we celebrate success ?

Five Critical Cultural Fit Job Interview Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you are leading an organization and are the last person to interview a candidate, focus your questions more on trying to see if the person is a cultural fit. Here are a few questions to pose to potential new hires (from the book, Advisory Leadership : What motivates you? This question often takes candidates off guard and results in some often very honest answers.) This question is a great assessment of the candidate, especially when considering certain roles.)

Important Questions for Your Post Virtual Event Survey

AccelEvents

To help you compile this survey and get the data you need, we’ve compiled a few tips for writing post-event surveys and details of some of the most important questions that you need to ask. The max number of questions should be 10, but 3-5 questions are more than enough.

Giving Tuesday: Your Most Common Questions Answered

Neon CRM

Recently, we brought Kathleen Murphy Toms, GivingTuesday’s Director of Digital Strategy, and Julia Campbell, nonprofit social media expert, to answer crowdsourced questions on what makes a winning Giving Tuesday campaign.

Ready for a Peer-to-Peer Campaign? 5 Questions to Ask

One Cause

5 Questions to Ask appeared first on OneCause. The post Ready for a Peer-to-Peer Campaign? Blog Post