Book Review: “Charity Case”

Connection Cafe

Pallotta’s latest book, Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up For Itself and Really Change the World , was released in late 2012 to very positive reviews. Nonprofit Management book review fundraising Non-Profit nonprofit

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Research Friday: Legal Structure Alternatives to Lead Social Change

ASU Lodestar Center

He suggests that all social entrepreneurs should balance the following four factors when deciding on a legal structure for their venture: Motivation: how strong is our motivation for a social mission vs. making a profit? research friday Karina Lungo nonprofit legal structures

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Counting Aloud Together | Stanford Social Innovation Review

AFP Blog

Counting Aloud Together | Stanford Social Innovation Review : If you’re a nonprofit leader, you understand that the pressure to build data-informed practices—and to improve your services using data—has never been greater. You’ve invested in client services, but you’ve neglected to fund the structures that hold those services together—things like staffing, evaluation strategy, and up-to-date technology

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Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There is minimal structure or roles and as a living organism, the structure changes. Almost five years ago to the day, I was lucky enough to meet Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor while I was Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation.

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Belfast SEO Company Reviews: Search Engine Optimisation Landscape

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The technical side of SEO includes crawling and indexing, page speed, schema, site structure, URL structure and other important technical factors. Think social media marketing, link building, Pay-Per-Click marketing, user-generated contents and reviews.

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Book Review: The Nonprofit Business Plan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Structure: How will they estimate, describe and test the operational structure? After the presentation, we worked in small groups to review a couple of scenarios of nonprofit funding requests and whether or not a business plan should be requested and what to look for.

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How After Action Reviews Can Improve Your Social Media Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

An After Action Review can produce insights, but participants need to embrace with an open attitude, not blame game. What makes it useful as this detailed description of the method points out. Source: via Beth on Pinterest.

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Book Review: Les McKeown's The Synergist

Eric Jacobsen Blog

And, finally, in Part 3 , McKeown provides you the tools and techniques, as the Synergist, to consciously and in an accelerated and structured way bring success to the group. Why do so many teams and groups fail to perform --achieving compromise at best and gridlock at worst?

Book Review: The Future of Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

In fact, there are organizations that build innovative discovery into their structured work day (think of Google's 20% rule that all staffers are encouraged to spend 20% of their work day doing a project that is of their design and choosing, without the approval of leadership.)

Book Review: The Enemy Of Engagement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Frustration in the workplace is a silent killer," claim authors Mark Royal and Tom Agnew in their terrific new book, The Enemy of Engagement , coming out this month from Amacom. Further, "in an organizational context, frustration is not as simple as failing to get something you want.

New on SSIR: The Power of Vision, Review of “The Pollyanna Principles”

Amy Sample Ward

I have a new post up on the Stanford Social Innovation Review and this is a special post because it’s actually a book review. You can find the review below, or on the SSIR Opinion Blog. We have a huge opportunity before us to remodel our social benefit organization structure. Visit the Stanford Social Innovation Review opinion blog to join the conversation there, too!

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EVOLVE: Technology will Mandate Marketers to Keep Up with the Times


Access proliferation puts the customer in an active role that allows them to take control over what they buy through search, friend recommendations, site reviews, text/chat communication. Book review Social CRM and ROI marketing social media

Get Open Community on Audible


“This book provides an invaluable analysis of the strategic, structural, and cultural issues associations using social media face. Book review Content Strategy Featured From the Trenches Nimble Nonprofit Open Community Social, In Theory SocialFish News ( photo credit ).

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Guest Post by Amy Sample Ward -- The Power of Vision: Review of “The Pollyanna Principles”

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Why I’m excited about The Pollyanna Principles We have a huge opportunity before us to remodel our social benefit organization structure.

Why The Pollyanna Principle Kicks Total And Complete Ass

John Haydon

“We have a huge opportunity before us to remodel our social benefit organization structure. Be Human book reviewIt’s rare when a book comes along and changes deeply held paradigms. Especially the ones that are so ingrained that you don’t notice them anymore.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Discover how these and other factors are irrevocably changing the ways donors structure their largest gifts of a lifetime. Stanford Social Innovation Review / Stanford, CA / Not available.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Stanford Social Innovation Review / Stanford, CA / $800. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Structuring Major Gifts Conference. Discover how these and other factors are irrevocably changing the ways donors structure their largest gifts of a lifetime. It's finally here!

Selecting Your CSR Partner | What to Ask a Vendor?

Connection Cafe

Going in without any structure can lead your team to overspending, overcommitting, and signing up for way too much platform for your program. Learn how you’ll be supported by the vendor in terms of structure and communication expectations.

Top 10 Tough Donor Data Migration Decisions

3rd Sector Labs

Keep in mind, however, that all CRMs and donor databases are different – each has its own database structure, definitions of key terms, and attributes for handling certain data types. First, export this data into a spreadsheet and review it. You stop and review your map again.

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How to Make Your Nonprofit Recession-Proof: Perfect Your Operating Reserves Policy

Blue Fox

Is your capital position and structure strong enough to withstand the ebbs and flows of our economic system? If so, when is the last time your leadership team reviewed the policy? Why You Need It. How to Start It. Best Practices to Leverage It.

Build Core Strength with a Modern Marketing Team


Core strength is made up of culture, human and data assets, and team structure. An organization’s internal structure has huge implications into how successful they are. Technology and market channel growth play a big role in how organizations choose to structure themselves.

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Best Practices to Leverage from BBI’s Human Social Responsibility Report

Connection Cafe

However, you decide to structure and focus your programs, there should be consistency across all social impact teams to leverage the value your employees can bring. So let’s begin by looking at the structure of CSR teams across organizations.

5 Habits Of A Highly Successful Board


They extensively reviewed literature on the subject of effective boards, and conducted a series of interviews to get to the bottom of what exactly makes one board more effective than another. Structures and information. Image courtesy of

New on SSIR: Should Nonprofits Act Like Businesses or People?

Amy Sample Ward

My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review opinion blog is up! . You can read the post and join the conversation on the SSIR blog or below. —–.

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Success By Design: Choosing the Right E-Commerce Platform

Byte Technology

When it comes to hosting, the two platforms are very different: Shopify takes care of it all, from security to payments, as part of its upfront fee structure.

Making the Most of Your Nonprofit’s Website: Understanding the Basics

Connection Cafe

The start of the new year is the perfect time for reviewing your technology and making improvements of any size. Let’s dive into the basics of reviewing your website and what it’s like to take on a full web design project. Keep these tips in mind when reviewing the frontend elements of your site: Focus on strong but tidy visual design. Optimizing the backend structure and processes of your nonprofit’s website can have major benefits in both the short- and long-terms.

Building Tech Capacity with Pro Bono Volunteers

Connection Cafe

Structure the Engagement – Once you’ve found the right volunteer, structure the engagement as a professional consulting experience. As a best practice, treat this project as one of your own strategic objectives to ensure you carve out time to thoroughly review documentation and address any questions the volunteer brings forward.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process: Summary

Connection Cafe

Stakeholder Discovery : How we structure stakeholder meetings, what topics we discuss and some tips for leading discovery conversations. Analytics data as User Research : Timeframe for which to review analytics data and some specific research questions to drive data analysis.

Changing our vision of Change: Revisiting the Pollyanna Principles

Amy Sample Ward

I reviewed her book in the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog and I’m still excited for the opportunities the sector has as Hildy explains them: We have a huge opportunity before us to remodel our social benefit organization structure.

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Sales Operations Demystified: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How To Do It Right

Wild Apricot

The Structure of an Agile Sales Operations Unit. Given the variance of organizational structures even among similarly scaled players in the same industry, pinning down the ideal structure for sales ops is nearly impossible. Evaluation of sales processes, and salesforce structure.

5 Reasons Your Board Should Switch to Google Drive

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Sample Google Drive Structure Available for Download. Plus, think of the trees you can save as members begin switching to reading agendas and reviewing minutes on their tablets and phones!

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 4a: Sitemaps

Connection Cafe

Your sitemap is a visual representation of the structure of your website. By reviewing the content inventory and content audit, we can get a pretty comprehensive view of all pages that need to be included in the new website.

4 Development Activities to Do Now for Future Payoff

Connection Cafe

Set and commit to a next date of portfolio review. When a storm is coming, you prepare. Some people prepare before the storm, some prepare after it passes, anticipating a new normal. Either way, you’re making sure your foundation is solid so you are ready for anything that comes your way.

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How Your Nonprofit Can Routinize Reflection

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A reflective process, whether it is a structured process for individuals or groups, can give us insights about what worked and what could be improved. This is known as an “ After Action Review ” or “AAR.” A structured process has a number of benefits.

Social Businesses Use Technology for more than Marketing


For example, why aren’t our performance reviews more social? For example, Small Improvements is a simple and elegant online tool that provides an online version of the annual performance review forms, but also provides ways for employees to set their own developmental goals and give feedback to others in the organization at any given moment. In our circles, everyone understands that social technologies are a must for marketing and communications.

How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

Next, is there a structure of responsibility and authority at the organization? This involves everything from authorizing spending based on a pre-determined signatory authorization policy to periodic employee and program performance reviews by appropriate levels of management.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

Amy Sample Ward

Suzy : I know many people think the boomers like structure in the work place, we are concerned with making money – but we were the age of Aquarius! When you take on a job in a nonprofit, you’re normally doing a lot more than you signed for without a lot of structure.

How Can Nonprofits Build High-Performing Teams?

ASU Lodestar Center

In an article for the Stanford Social Innovation Review Monisha Kapila says “The nonprofit sector is known for underinvesting in talent. Build a Supportive Structure. posted by Shannon Harrell Fall 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

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Humanizing your organization creates amazing results. This is how.


Beforehand I had taken a fairly myopic view that, regardless of structure, a focus on behavior would do the trick. And you then took those conclusions and hired Jamie to help with performance review process… Why did you pick that process?

Social Businesses Use Technology for more than Marketing


For example, why aren’t our performance reviews more social? By collecting feedback from all sources in one (virtual) place, it makes for an easier annual review meeting, and it makes it much easier to give feedback all year round.

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Structure Content With An Introduction, Body, and Conclusion. This is what makes structure such a critical component of any content marketing process. It’s not a sexy topic, but structuring your ideas is what constrains our thoughts to adherable guidelines.

Essential Marketing Tip: Let Your Mission Statement Inspire Action

NonProfit Hub

Be willing to change sentence structure, word choice and even some foundational ideas. Review. Review. Review. What should be at the top of your priority list when starting a nonprofit? Making a kickass mission statement. Your mission statement is at the core of your nonprofit’s brand. It communicates why you do what you do and how you’re going to do it. You need something that will speak to the masses and inspire action.

Priming Your Board for Fundraising

Connection Cafe

“In our 2010 Nonprofit Governance Index, BoardSource found that 90% of the boards with a structured orientation process were rated as effective, compared to only 67% of the boards without such a process.” Author: Rachel Muir.