Frequently Asked Questions About Virtual Volunteering

Connection Cafe

The lack of experience and data left many CSR teams asking questions that seemed to have no answers. Leaning into the experiences of the Global Good Network during this time has allowed us to compile a collection of common questions and answered surrounding how to engage employees virtually.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

We know you've got questions. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country!

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

Make sure they know that they can reach out to one person to ask questions and share success stories with. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself.

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 ?

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?".

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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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

EveryAction

95% of phone calls to our support line are answered by the fifth ring by an EveryAction Specialist who can answer your question. We ensure fast, expert answers for your "how to" questions and technical issues. #14.

The Five Most Important Questions For Nonprofit Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Drucker's book called, The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization , will be well worth it. If you lead a nonprofit organization, the one hour it will take you to read Peter F.

"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

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 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

7 Questions To Ask First

Connection Cafe

So leaning on that background, as well as my more recent decade in nonprofit technology, I offer the following interview questions that an interviewee can ask of a hiring organization, to determine whether a given group is where you should place a career bet. The Seven Questions. If they can’t/won’t produce a plan, or if the plan doesn’t make sense, ask follow-up questions. ” Follow-up questions might be. Author: Jennifer Darrouzet.

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.)

5 Ways To Optimize Your Donation Pages for End-of-Year Fundraising

EveryAction

Feature a Clear Headline The first two questions of any visitor to a web page are: Where am I? If the donation page in question is reachable by clicking on an email appeal, make sure the message and ask is consistent.

Why Your Organization Needs a Member Satisfaction Survey + 20 Questions

Wild Apricot

A member satisfaction survey is a great tool your organization can use to identify the needs of your members and how to best meet them. This article will help you get started

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

EveryAction

Before offering a donation option, Woodstock Sanctuary’s Giving Tuesday webpage highlights “A Day in the Life at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary,” a social media campaign that gave followers an inside look at the lives of the people and animals involved, but also allowed for viewers to ask questions and enabled staff to give live shout-outs to recognize donors throughout the day.

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Volunteers Or Donors: The Millennial Question

TechImpact

The question has to be asked, then. The post Volunteers Or Donors: The Millennial Question appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. A lot of emphasis has been placed on the importance of corralling the next generation of donors. More specifically, the Millennial, Generation Y, or the ‘DigiGen.’. Whatever you want to call them , there’s no doubting their importance in funding the nonprofit sector in future decades.

39 Questions Your Nonprofit Can Answer with Facebook Insights

NetWits

Following are just some of the questions you can answer with these reports. Following are questions about those interactions which can be answered in the Users Reports: How many Facebook users view my Page each day? There are few questions you’ll have around fan growth. Many of the answers to these questions are found in the “New Likes&# and “Total Likes&# in the Users Reports and numbered accordingly. Subscribe to the RSS feed ›.

Are You Playing ‘Twenty Questions’ with Your Event Registrants?

Connection Cafe

Just because ‘Twenty Questions’ is a good way to pass the time during road trips, does not mean the game has a place on your event registration form. But are all of those questions really necessary? Just like certain pieces of clothing are required for you to visit public places, there are certain questions you have to ask during event registration. But it’s the additional, custom questions that could use a little more fashion sense.

6 Questions to Consider Before Selecting a New Workspace

NonProfit Hub

If you’re considering a new or inaugural workspace, consider these questions before making any decisions. The post 6 Questions to Consider Before Selecting a New Workspace appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. This article is sponsored by MINDSPACE. Big-picture issues exist for nonprofits and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) when selecting a workspace. Will the new location and set up help us drive forward the mission and serve our constituents?

4 Questions to Ask Before Going Mobile

Connection Cafe

Here are four groups of strategic questions to help guide your thinking: Who are your constituents and what are they like? Author: Guest Blogger. An extraordinary thing happened last year. For the first year ever, total PC sales around the world were outpaced by total smartphone sales. And 63% more smartphones were bought than the previous year. So it’s tempting indeed to rush out and build an app for your nonprofit.

Recruiting Members – Your Questions Answered

Wild Apricot

During our recent Recruiting Members For Keeps webinar sessions, we had a number of questions from participants. Here are the questions and answers from presenter Trish Hudson. webinar-membership

Get your nonprofit marketing questions answered!

Amy Sample Ward

There will be an interview with Kivi posted on the blog on June 24th – but it’s going to be with your questions! Submit your questions about The Nonprofit Marketing Guide today: Simply leave a question in the comments here to participate. Let the questions begin!

Mission-Driven Volunteering: Your Questions Answered

Wild Apricot

Here are the questions and answers from our Mission-Driven Volunteering webinar. You asked and our webinar presenters answered! Volunteers

10 Questions To Gauge Your Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"The challenge for the organizational architect is to systematically create the blueprint for an organization that consciously connects everything to purpose ," explains author Clive Wilson , in his book, Designing the Purposeful Organization.

5 Questions for Jay Frost

NonProfit Trends

This is a continuing series of 5 Questions for experts from across the nonprofit sector: 5 Questions for Jay Frost. 5 QuestionsJay Frost is a 25 year veteran of the fundraising field. He has played a leadership role in a number of companies including FundraisingINFO.com (FRI), WealthEngine and Wealth ID, as well as serving as a fundraiser in New York and Washington and a grantmaker with the federal government.

4 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Website for End-of-Year Fundraising

EveryAction

The year-end giving season always offers a unique opportunity to engage with your members, donors, and volunteers. It’s a busy time for fundraising, which means you’re competing with a lot of other nonprofits and causes for their attention and support.

Unanswered Questions When Moving To The Cloud

TechImpact

However, sometimes the obvious, simpler questions are skipped over or ignored. The general question of why you should move to the cloud is a layered one, and is perhaps the most difficult question to answer. The question really hinges upon where your needs lie. The answers to these questions will shape the reasons why you should move to the cloud. The trendiest tech topic over the last year or so has been about the cloud. What is it?

The Best Six 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. To help you bring out the best in your team, you need to get close and understand their skills, abilities, and motivations.

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

EveryAction

An RFP is a structured, formal method of obtaining specific information from vendors, including: answers to your questions, personalized solutions to specific problems, and pricing information. These questions should include: What expertise do we already have on our staff to handle this work?

Next Time, Answer a Different Question

See What's Out There

Next time someone asks you what your organization does, answer a different question. Because the answer to that question? The post Next Time, Answer a Different Question appeared first on See3 It can be hard for nonprofits to land on language that describes what they do.

5 Questions before you start before building your social media

NCE Social Media

Paul Miller wrote a brief article on the “ 5 Questions to Ask Before Build Social Media Campaigns “ It’s worth a read. His five questions are: 1. Tags: Marketing and Awareness Policy list media questions social Who are you targeting? How does your target audience use social media? How should you come across? What do you want to achieve? Are you ready for a long engagement? You have to read the story to see his answers.

10 Questions Asked By A Superboss

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? These are from Sydney Finkelstein 's book, Superbosses. Do you have a specific vision for your work that energizes you, and that you use to energize and inspire your team? How often do people leave your team to accept a bigger offer elsewhere? What's that like when it happens?

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Stop Asking Your Customers These Typical Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

He recommends a different twist on asking your customers questions : stop asking your customers the "typical" questions and instead ask them open-ended questions. These open-ended questions will let your customers really express their ideas, opinions and needs. Consider this advice from author Paul R. Here's specifically what Timm recommends: Don't Ask : How was everything? Can I get you something else? Did you find everything you need? Will that be all?

Five Key Interview Questions

Eric Jacobson

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.)

5 Questions about Nonprofit CRM Tools You’re Too Embarrassed to Ask

EveryAction

A brand new year is here, and everyone is resolved to make improvements to the way they live, work, and even their nonprofit website ! What''s more, folks are seizing the opportunity to get organized + do business better. For nonprofit pros, that means streamlining your processes, integrating your systems, and doing a better job communicating with your donors. strategy nonprofit technology CRM

One question for you

Have Fun - Do Good

As I make some changes to my business, Big Vision Consulting , I want to know: how I can best help you realize your big vision for your work in the world right now ? What are the challenges you''re facing around your big vision? Some normal obstacles that come up when you are pursuing your dreams are: Lack of clarity around your vision. Haziness around the required action steps to reach it. Fear of failure. Lack of time, money, skills, energy, or other resources.

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? 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.)

To Analyze or Not to Analyze… That is the Question

Connection Cafe

So your organization mails to the same group of prospects for your annual giving program year after year, looking at LYBUNTs, SYBUNTs, etc., continuing modest upgrades or asking for the same amount time after time. Or you continue managing in your portfolio, the same major gift and planned gift prospects and don’t see any additional prospects to fill in your pipeline that have identified potential or inclination.

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The Answers to Your Crowdfunding Questions

NonProfit Hub

The post The Answers to Your Crowdfunding Questions appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Josh Schukman is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. He’s the writing whiz for WonderWe —a crowdfunding social network that provides free viral tools for nonprofits to fundraise, recruit and measure impact like a pro.

Four Daily Questions For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

What better way to do that than to ask yourself each day these four questions , says Akradi: Where did I do some good or make some progress today? I'm a big fan of the magazine, Experience Life. Particularly the Perspective column from a few years ago, written by Bahram Akradi , the founder and CEO of Life Time Fitness. Akradi tackled self-reflection awhile back. He firmly believes the business model that if you aren't innovating you are dying.

Ask These Questions Before Changing Your P2P Program in 2016

Connection Cafe

The question itself signified one of our biggest struggles in the nonprofit sector. We tend to ask the wrong questions and focus on the wrong things. Changing one thing or changing everything is a question of tactics, and fails to recognize the strategy behind either choice. Much like navigating to a new-to-you restaurant, start to define your P2P strategic road map by asking some important questions: Where are you now? Ok, I’ll just say it: I’m a nerd.

To CAPTCHA or Not to CAPTCHA, That is The Question?

NetWits

automated questions the user may not know the answer to. There is no right or wrong answer to this question, some CAPTCHA programs are better than others, but none are perfect. To CAPTCHA or not to CAPTCHA, that is the question. CAPTCHA stands for (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart). The CAPTCHA program is able to protect websites because computer programs cannot read or understand distorted text the way a human can.