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. Structure or flow? Neither. You need both.

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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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

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

How Does Organization Structure Affect Online Success?


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.

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

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.

Flow within Structure: Advice for a Young Artist

Have Fun - Do Good

is to be like a stream: flow within a structure. Life as a creative person is a constant dance between structure and flow. This post was written as part of a gift from wishstudio founder, Mindy Tsonas, to a young artist friend, M.

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.

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. Nonprofit Management finance financial management grant management internal controls internal controls structure nonprofit culture transparency

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.

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

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.

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 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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.

5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Anchor your yearly schedule Putting together a fundraising campaign calendar for the year is easier when you’re not starting completely from scratch, and having annual fundraising campaigns is a great way to give your year structure.

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. Alternative Structure. posted by.

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 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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.

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

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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.

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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Are you hiding behind your status?


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.

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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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


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.

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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


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.

The 2018 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. It's finally here!

5 Signs Your Nonprofit Needs a New CRM


If you’re constantly bumping up against the rigid structure of your current CRM, it is probably time to consider a switch.

How to avoid the non-profit 'halo effect'


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

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


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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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

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?



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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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

Planned Giving 101: What Nonprofits Need to Know


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.

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5 Billion Data Field Exchanges A Month


That the structure of your data matters a great deal, particularly if you need data exchanges to be quick and inexpensive. To do that--one needs to structure the data correctly in the first place. Five billion data field exchanges a month. What have we learned? Dry topic? Sorry. Here is a fun animation to make it more interesting! Caution: the music starts up in scene three, and you'll be humming the tune later today. It's less than three minutes long.

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We've Built The Tools You Need for 2018


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


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.

The emancipation of the charity employee

Steve Bridger

It’s already been a pretty damn good week. I gave a keynote on Monday at the Third Sector Social Media Convention ( #nfpsm ), and it was a huge thrill to be invited on stage by Jon Snow.

How Great Leaders Think

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Leaders can see and do more when they know how to negotiate four key areas of the leadership terrain: structural, human resource, political, and symbolic. Great structural leaders: Do their homework. Rethink the relationship of structure, strategy, and environment.

Is Your State an Employment First State?

Vertex Systems

Unfortunately, not every state has the resources or competencies necessary to implement the Employment First framework into their existing governmental structures. . . What is the EFSLMP?

Establishing a Grant Office at a Healthcare Organization

Connection Cafe

How your grant office should be structured. In this article, I’ll explore each of these five factors and provide you with two models for structuring a grant office. . Structure: Basic and Full-Service Grant Office Models .

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When Bill.com Interviewed Our CEO, Chantal Sheehan

Blue Fox

READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE: Blue Fox, AI, and Maximizing Value for Accounting Clients Our CEO, Chantal Sheehan has first-hand experience with the challenges that nonprofit face and has structured Blue Fox services to support those unique challenges.