How Does Organization Structure Affect Online Success?

NTEN

For those of us who have responsibilities in online fundraising / marketing / technology, often our work doesn’t fit within the traditional department structure of most nonprofit organizations. For those of us who have responsibilities in online fundraising / marketing / technology, often our work doesn’t fit within the traditional department structure of most nonprofit organizations. Norman Reiss. Project Manager, Technology. Center for Court Innovation.

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).

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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.

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

What Nonprofits Can Learn About Content Structure… from Pearl Jam

NTEN

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

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!

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.

“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.

5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

EveryAction

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.

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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8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

EveryAction

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]

EveryAction

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.

The Future Role of the CIO in the NonProfit

NTEN

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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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.

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.

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.

Are you hiding behind your status?

VolunteerMark

We non-profits benefit greatly from our legal status, but we also need to be open to other legal structures that may not be non-profit, yet nonetheless allow for an awesome community impact. Today, we explore that landscape

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

EveryAction

Don’t forget - despite the structured, sometimes mechanical feel a fundraising plan can have, storytelling does have a place in the planning process. For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them. Having a detailed strategic plan in place before embarking on a fundraising campaign can be a huge determinant of its success, even before the first dollar is raised.

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What we know about MacKenzie Scott’s 2020 grants

Candid

The $126 million grant, to Easterseals, is an outlier in size and structure—it actually represents an aggregation of grants to a set of individual Easterseals chapters. Over the course of 2020, MacKenzie Scott announced grants totaling almost $6 billion.

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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 avoid the non-profit 'halo effect'

VolunteerMark

For too long we non-profits have benefited from undue credit for our legal status while for profits face undue criticism for theirs - join the conversation today as we discover that it''s much more effective to focus on impact than legal structure

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.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

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. Within the wide-ranging program, structured by experience levels and topical areas, you can tailor a learning program specific to your interests.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

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. 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!

5 Signs Your Nonprofit Needs a New CRM

EveryAction

If you’re constantly bumping up against the rigid structure of your current CRM, it is probably time to consider a switch. From reports and dashboards to the appearance of donor profiles and structure of calltime sheets, your CRM should be making your life easier by letting you adjust it as necessary to save time and maximize performance.

Tips for a Successful Moves Management System

Connection Cafe

If you are working with a fairly new staff or you are implementing a high-touch fundraising program for the first time, you may want to involve outside help who can consult on best practices and identify the structure that would work best with your team and your software.

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10 Breakthrough Planned Giving Insights from Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Latest Report

EveryAction

Training and team structure is key Another lesson learned by the Nature Conservancy over decades of planned giving work was that structuring their planned giving team around different types of planned gifts was more effective than dividing fundraisers based on geography.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 119: Leading for Innovation

Connection Cafe

Listen in to hear Kyla talk with host Steve MacLaughlin about how the working environment has changed for leaders, what liberating structures means and why it’s important, and how to take more risks to achieve innovation. Liberating structures. Access Kyla Shawyer’s bbcon session “Liberating Structures for Innovation” with the bbcon Virtual Pass ( [link] ). Innovation is a big buzzword today, but what does it actually mean for social good organizations to innovate?

Becoming a "Workplan” or “Mission Driven” Association

Wild Apricot

Do you think your organization might benefit from embracing a “workplan-driven” or “mission driven” structure? association management volunteer management

We've Built The Tools You Need for 2018

EveryAction

Organizations need a structured and effective way of following their grants throughout the grant's lifecycle so they can easily manage this revenue stream and track these funds in the same place as major gifts and other sources of revenue. Throughout 2017, our team introduced some of the most cutting-edge tools to help empower nonprofits to not only reach, but exceed their goals.

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5 Ways Your Nonprofit Website Can Promote Planned Giving

EveryAction

Use stories to share a personal aspect Much of the information donors will find regarding Planned Giving is heavily technical and legal, as is necessary to explain the various financial structures available such as annuities or trusts. Planned Giving is a steadily growing area of focus for nonprofit fundraisers. Recent studies show that 33% of Americans are willing to consider making a bequest to a nonprofit organization, but only 5.3% of those over 50 have actually committed to doing so.

Free Expert Webinar: Leading Great Board Meetings

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. Board members board-meetings

3 Financial Statements to Watch Closely Each Month For Your Nonprofit

Blue Fox

Revenue model structure. The next time you review your revenue model structure look for total income earned, total contributed income, then track what percentage of funds are coming from which area.

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Planned Giving 101: What Nonprofits Need to Know

EveryAction

This type of trust can be structured as either an annuity trust which pays out a fixed amount to the recipient each year, or a unitrust, which pays out a fixed percentage of the trust value which is recalculated annually. One of today’s biggest areas of growth for nonprofit fundraising is Planned Giving. It is estimated that over the next 25 years nearly $6 trillion will transfer to charitable organizations through bequests, trusts and other planned gifts.

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gokubi.com

gokubi.com

Together they turn any web page into a structured data source. rss ) Thoughts on SalesForce.com: URL Structure Recently I decided I wanted to create soom “quick launch&# bookmarklets for Salesforce.com. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home links for 2006-12-08 links for 2006-12-08 Last Updated on Friday, 8 December 2006 08:24 Written by Steve Friday, 8 December 2006 08:24 openkapow openkapow, a mashup-focused developer community.

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