Develop Structure for Your First Contact With a Donor

NonProfit PRO

If you're a frontline fundraiser, you know that phone call or meeting where you are talking to the donor live really matters. Here is an easy-to-use checklist that ensures you won't miss a step when talking to the donors on your caseload.

New Bridgespan Report Examines Philanthropy’s Potential to Dismantle Structural Racism

NonProfit PRO

This is the focus of a new report, "Unlocking Social Progress by Addressing Structural Racism," authored by a team from The Bridgespan Group in collaboration with the Racial Equity Institute. How can funders give in ways that will foster an equitable society?


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How to structure your nonprofit social media plan

Get Fully Funded

The post How to structure your nonprofit social media plan appeared first on Get Fully Funded. If you want people from your social media to support your nonprofit’s activities, you need a nonprofit social media plan. You already know this: In the nonprofit realm, social media is life.

Create an organizing structure for your brand to strengthen communications

Big Duck

The post Create an organizing structure for your brand to strengthen communications appeared first on Big Duck

Follow This Sentence Structure To Effectively Communicate Fundraising Goals


Here is a sentence structure you can work with when creating impact goals: Help us ACTION (such as serve, build, house, feed, educate, etc.) Here is a structure you can work with when creating financial goals: Help us raise MONETARY AMOUNT by DEADLINE so we can SPECIFIC ACTION !

Answer these 6 questions to frame your fundraising plan structure

Get Fully Funded

Drafting a fundraising plan can be intimidating, especially if it’s your first time and you have no fundraising plan structure. Your answers will give your fundraising plan structure and allow you to move forward with this important task.

How to Structure Your Fundraising Event Committee

Greater Giving

We’ll cover in-depth committee structure and breakdowns of committee roles later on. The post How to Structure Your Fundraising Event Committee appeared first on Greater Giving Blog. A successful gala require a clear event plan, good people, and an organized event committee strategy. We get lots of questions about the best way to delegate the work leading up to a big fundraising event.

How to Create SEO-Friendly URL Structures for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

And doing so begins with ensuring that your WordPress site has a “friendly” permalink—also called a URL—structure that the search engines will find easy to categorize and display for those seeking the information, products or services you provide. In the past, however, WordPress sites defaulted to a URL structure that was decidedly unfriendly to search engines. When you’ve chosen or created your URL structure, be sure to save the changes. Search-engine optimization (SEO).

Which is better: structure or flow?

Have Fun - Do Good

Maybe you''re naturally a more structured person. When life doesn''t fit within the structure you created, you might feel anxious, scared, powerless, or stuck. Whether you naturally lean towards going with the flow, or creating structures, you need to go back and forth between the two to realize your big vision. Structure or flow? Neither. You need both.

What Nonprofits Can Learn About Content Structure… from Pearl Jam


You probably know at least some of their lyrics, but are you familiar with Pearl Jam's content structure? Pearl Jam have been posterboys for a lot of things, but probably not structured web content. government – but given the breadth of coverage (and budgets) available to those entities, making the move to fully structured content may seem daunting in the nonprofit context. Brett Meyer. Content Strategist. ThinkShout.

Structuring Successful Virtual Meetings: A Counterintuitive Approach

Wild Apricot

Renowned meeting experts Rick Lent and Nancy Settle-Murphy show you how to avoid the lack of focus, poor engagement and indecision that plague most virtual meetings. With the right planning, a few tips and some simple tools, you’ll actually be able to get work done efficiently at your next virtual meeting. Nancy-Settle-Murphy Rick-Lent meetings virtual-meetings

Leading Great Board Meetings: How to Structure Yours for Success

Wild Apricot

Board Meeting Expert, Dr. Richard Lent shows how you can revitalize your board meetings to be perfectly productive, super structured, and extremely engaging

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? So when it comes to choosing the right legal structure for an enterprise, there are several options out there, most of which are available in Arizona: For-Profit: Limited Liability Company (LLC), Partnership or Sole Proprietorship.

Structural Poverty and the Non-Adoption Tax

Tech Soup Blog

This post originally appeared at TechSoup for Libraries. I recently spoke with Alice Loy, co-founder of the Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship. GCCE and the New Mexico State Library are partners in Fast-Forward New Mexico (FFNM), a BTOP-funded project. Among other things, the project provides for 64 hours of free Internet training in 17 libraries around the state.

Get Your Board on Board: Structuring Governance Based on Organizational and Lifecycle Needs

ASU Lodestar Center

The question then turns to this: how can nonprofits structure their governance based on their organizational and lifecycle needs? Challenging as it may seem, the payoff that comes from structuring governance according to organizational and lifecycle needs is well worth the time and effort. The structure of governance will depend on the way in which each nonprofit meets entrepreneurial, engineering, and administrative needs. Exploring strategy and board structure in nonprofit.

Flow within Structure: Advice for a Young Artist

Have Fun - Do Good

is to be like a stream: flow within a structure. We resist limits and structure, and yet according to a study reported in The New York Times article, Route to Creativity: Following Bliss or Dots? , "the real source of productive creativity may lie in art's supposed bugaboos: rules, structure, even the occasional editor or two." Life as a creative person is a constant dance between structure and flow.

5 Governance Tips for Nonprofit Directors

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofit directors play a vital role in making sure a nonprofit’s governance structure is functioning and healthy. Here are five tips for contributing to a healthy governance structure.

Increasing Organizational Buy-in When Building a Culture of Strong Internal Controls


Change is hard and building a strong internal controls structure in your nonprofit when there has not been one previously takes time. Here are seven practices for building an internal control structure that will increase buy-in and stand the test of time.

The ongoing revolution in philanthropy: An open-ended reading list

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Tools: Reflective structured dialogue. I recently had a conversation with a friend and colleague about what I perceive to be a revolution in progress. Grant makers and nonprofit professionals are now talking openly about some very painful (and inter-related) issues in philanthropy, such as.

Molecular Structure of Sugar

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ever wonder about what the molecular structure of sugar looks like? Happy Valentine's Day! Did you get a box of chocolate? Or what to learn more about cultural customs of pickles? The exploratorium's " Science of Cooking is the place for curious cooks. Make cooking an educational experience

“The Power of Dialogue on Nonprofit Data and Evaluation.”

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

nptech assessment boston nonprofit center data dialogue Essential Partners evaluation foundation center grantee grantmaking grantor grantspace happy dance nonprofit outcomes philanthropy power dynamics reflective structured dialogue tech networks of boston TSNE MissionWorksHappy dance.

Occupy & The NY Department of Education. The Peoples' Mic. Who Structures the Conversation?

Network-Centric Advocacy

The people want to be heard. It is interesting that the officals are interested in breaking people into 14 rooms for feedback.(You You can hear the proposal in the background of the first 30 seconds) However, the people want to be heard (by media and the community) not just the leaders at the table. Rock On! People without mics still have voice. there is also intersting background thread of discussion on the youtube page.

How grant makers and nonprofit grant recipients can do great things together with data and evaluation

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

As far as I can ascertain, this series was the first in which grant makers and nonprofit grant recipients came together in equal numbers and met as peers for reflective structured dialogue. This is not actually a photo from the dialogue series.

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Notes on Structure Lab: Legal and Financial Models for Social Entrepeneurship

Museum 2.0

Last week, I attended Structure Lab , a half-day workshop on legal and financial structures for ventures for social good. The Structure Lab is set up as a "game" in which you explore cards in various categories (values, assets, financing, etc.) The idea is that you specify your values, relationships, and assets, and then match those up with potentially fruitful legal structures, financing models, and growth potential.

Here’s Why Your Nonprofit Team Isn’t Hitting Its Goals

NonProfit PRO

However, for you to lay a path to accomplish your goals, your nonprofit should follow a similar structure for writing each of your goals. . Your nonprofit likely has many goals it wants to accomplish, ranging in priority and timeline.

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The Future Role of the CIO in the NonProfit


Change Management changing role of CIO Leadership nonprofit management nonprofit technology leadership nptech Organizational Culture organizational structure Staffing Strategy IT Staff Michael Enos. Chief Technology Officer. Second Harvest Food Bank. Everything we thought that technology would do to democratize information is happening, and it’s happening in ways that we didn’t dream of. So do we still need an IT department, or a CIO?

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Through a mix of session formats, speakers from inside and outside our sector, structured networking, and informal discussions with peers, participants will explore ways to design and implement evaluation and learning approaches that generate stronger information, decisions and performance. Within the wide-ranging program, structured by experience levels and topical areas, you can tailor a learning program specific to your interests. It's finally here!

Increasing Organizational Buy-in When Building a Culture of Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

Here are 7 practices for building an internal control structure that will increase buy-in and stand the test of time. The same way an internal controls structure without sufficient monitoring is wishful thinking, not reality, getting organizational buy-in without communicating consequences is expecting results with a key part missing. Nonprofit Management finance financial management grant management internal controls internal controls structure nonprofit culture transparency

Ask a Nonprofit Specialist: Legal protection of control within public charities

ASU Lodestar Center

Like other successful entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs have the will and skill set to get things done and the traditional public charity structure and requirements may seem like burdensome barriers to moving forward. Since public charities do not have owners, the accountable entity is its Board of Directors, which is vested with the legal and ethical responsibilities associated with this corporate structure. Alternative Structure. posted by.

8 Tips for Making Nonprofit Board Committees More Effective

NonProfit PRO

Robert’s and Roberta’s Rules of Order both offer that committees of a board are structural vehicles for preparing a board for its fiduciary policy, planning and decision-making.

5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns


Annual giving campaigns, sometimes referred to as “cornerstone campaigns,” form the backbone of many nonprofit fundraising programs for good reason; they provide a structure for the yearly schedule and a reliable and predictable source of income, making life easier for Development staff at all levels.

Does your Group have the DNA of a dancer or campaign team? MIT management professor Tom Malone on collective intelligence and the “genetic” structure of groups » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism

Network-Centric Advocacy

MIT management professor Tom Malone on collective intelligence and the “genetic” structure of groups » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism. And that knowledge, just as with the human genome, might help us gain an ability to manipulate group structures. This MIT study of group DNA is interesting and related to the advocacy mix in a network of people working on a campaign. Unpacking the right group DNA for specialized tasks is going to be most useful.

Lillian D. Singh Joins Share Our Strength as Senior VP of Family Economic Opportunity

NonProfit PRO

As part of Share Our Strength’s executive team, Singh will lead the organization’s initiative to engage structural inequities that create, sustain, and perpetuate food insecurity and persistent poverty for families. .

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FREE Nonprofit Salary Guide 2022: Canada & USA

NonProfit PRO

This report will show you what fair, market wages look like in 2022, including how each role should be paid, how to structure job descriptions, as well as what trends are shaping the industry. Download the Comprehensive Guide to Nonprofit Salaries in Canada and the United States.

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Nonprofits Have Been Right All Along: Community Benefit Models Can Solve Our Toughest Environmental Challenges

Blue Avocado

Why it Happens: Our existing economic structure is designed to reward profit-seeking and to devalue […]. Article In Brief: The Problem: Nonprofits have long known the value of building community, but our voices have been ignored or devalued.

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8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month


From recruiting, developing and sustaining Black teachers for schools, BTP works to develop recruitment strategies, create support structures and even conduct research to ensure long term sustainability for Black teachers. One of their current policy proposals hopes to to enact solutions that address the structural nature of racial disparities in the economy.

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


Creating a Request for Proposals can be labor-intensive, time consuming, and stressful, but it's a lot easier when you're not starting from scratch - so we've put together a template that you can fill out as you go, which already contains the structure, sections, and language you'll need. 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.

How to do a SWOT Analysis That's Actually Useful to Your Nonprofit


Nonprofits, like other social and physical structures, need to build resiliency for the future. Recent history has showed us how quickly norms can be upended and the waves of change can hit.

Top 5 LMS customization options


Customization of LMS is the key as each enterprise has unique characteristics in its training needs and objectives, employee profiles, and operational structures and systems

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

Wild Apricot

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

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How to Train Your Remote Workforce the Right Way


A well-thought-out structured plan with technical support and training can make remote working as engaging as on-location working

Best design + SEO practices for Microsites


Confusion frequently arises about how to structure and design microsites versus parent websites. A microsite is an individual webpage or group of webpages that are used to support, enhance, or supplement your primary, or parent, nonprofit website.

NetCentric Advocacy: Santa Fe Institute Research Topics - Physics of Complex Systems: Network Resources

Network-Centric Advocacy

Is there a 3 dimensional structure equivalent to the power law? Generic questions include: How is the structure of a network related to its function and behavior? What mathematical and statistical models accurately capture the important aspects of a network’s structure? Much of SFI’s contribution to the physics of networks has focused on community structure, in which the network is organized into densely-connected clumps with sparse connections between clumps.