Summer Cleaning: A Data Hygiene Checklist Any Nonprofit Can Reference!

Connection Cafe

For many nonprofits, in particular schools, colleges, and universities, summer is a great time to do the all important “summer cleaning” that no one has time to do in the spring. With many nonprofits, the end of the fiscal year is either the end of May, or more likely the end of June.

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7 Revealing Questions To Ask When Checking References

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Earlier in the year, the Harvard Business Review published some great questions that Gilt Groupe CEO Kevin Ryan asks when he is checking references.

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Questions To Ask When Checking References

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Awhile back, the Harvard Business Review published some great questions that Gilt Groupe CEO Kevin Ryan asks when he is checking references. Checking References Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Interviewing Job References Leadership

7 Must-Ask Questions When Checking References

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Awhile back, the Harvard Business Review published some great questions that Gilt Groupe CEO Kevin Ryan asks when he is checking references. Hiring Hiring Leaders How To Hire Interviewing References

Seven Questions To Ask When Checking Job Candidate References

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Awhile back, the Harvard Business Review published some great questions that Gilt Groupe CEO Kevin Ryan asks when he is checking job candidate references. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Job References Leadership

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5 Online Strategies to Grow Your Nonprofit’s Annual Fund

John Haydon

Annual fund campaigns refer to a set of strategies that nonprofits implement to raise the funds needed to cover their operational expenses. The annual fund campaign is a cornerstone of most nonprofit fundraising strategies.

DIY Social Media Management

Amy Sample Ward

Refer to the slides below for examples. It provides an easy-to-access reference for everyone in the organization showing all content and outlets. Refer to the slides below for examples. Easy reference.

Cultivating Donor Loyalty By Differentiating Your Nonprofit Brand

Connection Cafe

According to Biology Reference , differentiation “refers to the processes by which distinct cell types arise from precursor cells and become different from each other.”

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No More Jargon, It’s Time for Plain English in P2P Messaging

Connection Cafe

We also refer to jargon as nonprofit speak—words we use in our internal communications that accidentally end up in our external messaging. We may refer to an individual participant as a self-donor when planning an event, but cut this term from your messaging.

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How to Combat the Excuses of Poor Nonprofit Follow-Through [Part Two]

NonProfit Hub

“For your organization, return on investment refers to how much you’re helping your cause for what you’re putting into it.” ” For a business, return on investment refers directly to their profits.

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7 Must-Ask Questions When Interviewing A Potential New Hire

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Awhile back, the Harvard Business Review published some great questions that Gilt Groupe CEO Kevin Ryan asks when he is checking references. Checking References Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Interviewing

Bring Your Own App - Digital Flexibility Is Being Exercised - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

AFP Blog

More than 100 apps were identified at ANPD’s conference alone, according to Pilcher, most fitting in one of four categories: • Educator support such as presentation tools and polling; • Learner assistance like note taking, file sharing and eBook readers; • Performance support including quick-reference tools; and, • Learning activities such as games and case studies." 'via

The Nonprofit Summer Reading List

Connection Cafe

The paperback format makes it easy to dog-ear pages that you’re going to want to reference again and again. We are in the midst of summer in the Northern Hemisphere—the time of year when we try to relax, get away, and read a book or two. (I

A Few More Tips for Nonprofit Professionals To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Because I keep a bullet journal, I can always refer back to my lists of tasks that need to done that week. Flickr Photo by Real Blades, Creative Common License.

Improving Fundraising Outcomes Requires Emotion Not Just Logic

Connection Cafe

In a world of superficiality, the staff at that diner—a friend refers to them as my “rent-a-friends”–makes me feel connected to someone else for at least as long as my meal lasts. A recent webinar was entitled, “Using Neuroscience to Improve Your Fundraising Results.”

How Social Listening Resulted in One Nonprofit’s Most Successful Email Campaign Ever

Connection Cafe

We would refer to this statement in subsequent messaging as we pivoted to holding the president-elect accountable to his promise. Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) is the political voice for kids.

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Craft a Writing Style Guide for Your Website


Have you ever heard someone refer to content as “noise”? While the AP and Chicago manuals provide a thorough reference for the nitty-gritty of grammar and style, you’ll probably have some specific requirements that you’ll want to include. References section.

7 Habits of Highly Successful Technology Partnerships

Connection Cafe

Ask for references and look at their past project successes.

Facebook’s Donate Now Button: A Small Win for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

I’m referring to creating dedicated Facebook ads as part of fundraising campaigns to reach your top audiences with tailored messaging. Since the roll-out of Facebook’s new ‘Donate Now’ button, there have been a lot of voices chiming in about what this really means for nonprofits.

Infographic: The Right Crowdfunding Platform For Your Nonprofit


When choosing your crowdfunding platform, refer back to this infographic which might just give your nonprofit the information it needs to make the most informed decision and makes your crowdfunding campaign a huge success this giving season.

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People to People Fundraising [Free Webinar by Ted Hart]

Connection Cafe

The greater universe of potential lies in the vast number of supporters who can be inspired and referred by current donors. ” – Ted Hart. Ted Hart, ACFRE.

The Social Media Pocket Guide


If you’re looking for a general primer or quick tactical reference, The Social Media Pocket Guide is made for you. We’ve started a program to curate free social media resources just for you.

5 Research-Backed Lessons on Major Gifts Fundraising

Connection Cafe

It is commonly understood that most annual fund-type gifts come out of discretionary spending – or what I sometimes refer to as “check book giving.”

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5 Ways to Mobilize Advocates to Advance your Mission

Connection Cafe

For example, a happy customer might provide a referral, a reference, a review, a social share, case study, or participate in beta testing. Ask supporters to refer you to friends and family. There’s no better spokesperson for your mission than a happy supporter. I believe that. Nothing.

3 Ways To Be An Outstanding Volunteer Manager


Hold an interview, check out their social media accounts and ask for a reference or two. Image courtesy of Risky Chronicle. Volunteer managers have the immeasurably difficult task of keeping a workforce happy who is receiving no monetary compensation for their efforts.

Why Your Nonprofit Is Not Ranking on Google


When you are writing something and reference a concept you’ve already written about or an event you are promoting, link to it. What matters with linking is having reputable websites that reference your site for greater validation.

14 Must-Know Stats About Fundraising, Social Media, and Mobile Technology

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook refers 29.4% Spring is report season in the nonprofit sector. A slew of new data is released and this year the emerging theme is that online fundraising is rapidly rising, especially on mobile devices.

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Tracing the Path of the Digital Learner


This refers to prospective students looking for educational institutions generally, but given that educational content is a huge reason for being for association (not to mention revenue driver), does this make you think differently about how to reach your prospective student members?

Why Leadership is the Real Elicitor of Major Gifts

NonProfit Hub

The leaders Williams is referring to could be board members, the executive director, staff members—or maybe it means you. People give to people. It’s not such a bold, innovating statement—but it’s one we often forget. As fundraisers, it’s a statement that should be engrained in our heads.

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Trainer’s Notebook: A Great Training Starts with A Great Icebreaker

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

To avoid getting into an rut, I keep a notebook to document icebreakers I’ve used or discovered. When designing a training, I refer to this and try different from my last training. I keep the burning question list taped to the wall and refer to it during the Q/A.

9 Tech Trends Your Nonprofit’s Need To Know About


The Internet of Things is in reference to the number of devices that will be connected to the internet in the next few years. It is of course referring to the large sets of data that help nonprofit organizations find trends through predictive modeling techniques.

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7 Surprising Reasons Why Your Nonprofit’s Emails Should Be Mobile Friendly


You’ve heard the buzz phrases “responsive design,” “mobile friendly,” “mobile optimized,” and so on, when professionals are referring to websites.

5 Digital Payment Systems That Could Transform Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In short, digital payment systems (in some cases referred to as mobile wallets or social payments) allow donors to make a debit or credit card donation in only 2-3 clicks/taps.

Why Healthcare Nonprofits Need Analytics-Driven Fundraising

Connection Cafe

On the programmatic side, this short document is a good reference for the groundwork associated with grateful patient fundraising, and more and more successful programs are powered by healthcare analytics. Few industries have seen as much change in the past decade as healthcare.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 6: Solution Design

Connection Cafe

Documenting specifics of site configuration for approval and for future reference. To wrap things up, I’ll post a summary in the coming weeks linking to each of the posts in the series so you’ll have a link to reference all of the posts.

8 Tips for Radical Collaboration to Advance Your Mission and Help Strengthen the Social Economy

Connection Cafe

Cultivate a culture of open sharing and learning , embracing what Brian Eno refers to as “scenius,” a sharing of genius. I celebrated a big anniversary recently (25 years as a professional serving at the same company).

Kicking off SOCAP16 at the Intersection of Money and Meaning

Connection Cafe

Impact Investing: Impact investing refers to investments made with the intent to generate a measurable and beneficial social or environmental impact while producing a financial return on invested capital. Greetings from San Francisco!

Good Curation VS Bad Curation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I think it can serve as an excellent reference, when in doubt about whether you are still doing the right thing or not, when it comes to re-using and republishing other people content.

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On White Privilege and Museums

Museum 2.0

The popular reference point for what a museum is--a temple for contemplation--is based on a Euro-centric set of myths and implies a white set of behaviors.

30+ Custom GoogleAnalytics Dashboards For Nonprofits


Adding these two or three ‘widgets’, as they’re referred to as in Google Analytics, to a custom dashboard makes it possible for even novices to quickly see how the website is performing. Google Analytics helps nonprofits understand their website. Period.

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