5 Design Techniques That Will Increase the Lifespan of Your Nonprofit’s Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

While these techniques can’t change the past, here are some design ideas to help your organization adjust and optimize your website in the future. Knowing who visits your site might not seem like a design technique at first glance.

Remote Work for Associations: 5 Real-World Techniques and Tips

Gravitate

In this blog, we offer a brief list of Tips and Techniques that we have found helpful in supporting, managing, and deriving optimal organizational benefits from remote work. Gravitate Solutions has actively supported teleworking /remote work for our whole team from our founding in 2007.

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Techniques Used in Training and Development of Employees

Gyrus

Learn more about the innovative and engaging techniques that can be used in the training and development of your employees for effective ans better results with Gyrus

4 Nonprofit Volunteer Leadership Techniques

TechImpact

The post 4 Nonprofit Volunteer Leadership Techniques appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Leadership is a trait found in so few people it’s awe worthy when witnessed. True leaders are naturals. The lead because it is all they know. The rest of must work at leadership. We must take time out of days to ensure we are being the effective leaders. The best leaders know when they’re being effective.

Increasing Organic Traffic to your Website – 5 Effective SEO Techniques

Find the free stuff

Do so with the help of 5 effective SEO Techniques to Drive Organic Traffic to your website! The post Increasing Organic Traffic to your Website – 5 Effective SEO Techniques appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Want to increase the organic traffic to your website?

7 Techniques for Event Fundraising Success

NetWits

The seven event fundraising techniques or “best practices&# described here emerged from analyzing data and interviewing nonprofit event and development staff. Register for our monthly Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Register Now ! Our goal: Gain a clearer understanding of what they do to achieve success on a regular basis. Launch the event online at least six months in advance.

3 Winning Leadership Techniques for Nonprofits

See3

The post 3 Winning Leadership Techniques for Nonprofits appeared first on See3 Advice for Do-Gooders. strategy leadership leadership techniques management nonprofit nonprofit leadership Being a leader requires the courage to do things differently, and the ability to prioritize intangibles like company culture, sense of purpose, and innovation.

Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

There are a lot different styles, philosophies, and techniques for facilitating groups of people. Check out the International Association of Facilitator’s Method database which contains more than 500 entries. There are also nonprofit specific facilitation tool kits like this one for international development projects. I like to avoid being stuck in the same techniques and am always interested in expanding my toolkit.

Trainer’s Notebook: Fishbowl Facilitation Technique

Beth Kanter

One session used the “Fishbowl” technique. It can be done in different ways, but in the lab they placed four chairs in the center of the room. This is a great way to keep everyone in a smallish gather engaged while going deeper into a conversation. This techniques lends itself to reflective conversations versus didactic content. Last week, I participated in the “Funders Learning Lab: Investing in Networks and Network Leadership.”

Improve Online Donor Retention with these 5 Proven Follow Up Techniques

NetWits

Here are five irresistible follow-up techniques to help you convert and retain this very valuable group of online donors, who in the aggregate have much higher cumulative value over the long term than traditional mail-acquired donors. While you will get some gifts using this technique, you will get more by tailoring gift requests to the donor’s specific motivation for giving. Download the full Multichannel Fundraising Report.

Reflections on Twitter Chat Facilitation Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The complete chat is aggregated here. You’ll notice that the application they’re using allows them to pull out the moderator’s tweets on the side. A couple of Twitter moderator techniques I used to try to get some deeper insights from the discussion: I had a search open on #sm73 the whole time. What are your best Twitter moderation techniques? Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in Twitter chat series #socialmedia.

Increase Open Rates and Click-Throughs with 5 Follow-up Email Techniques from Top Nonprofits

NetWits

What techniques are you using to increase engagement with follow-up emails? If you run your nonprofit’s email communication program you’re likely always thinking of ways to get better. You probably think about things like opens, clicks, conversions and unsubscribes. Wrapped up in all that is the issue of sending too many emails.

Responsive Mapping Techniques And Mobile Geolocation

NTEN

Content delivery in the future will happen less and less through a traditional web browser and you need to prepare now. By now, you may be tired of hearing about how important it is to think about “mobile”. For one thing, it’s a huge topic. Do you need to think about mobile marketing? SMS fundraising? Responsive design vs. a dedicated mobile site? The answer is, of course, “Yes.”

5 Techniques to Get Your Community Ready for #GivingTuesday

Tech Soup Blog

With #GivingTuesday only weeks away, hopefully your fundraising campaign plan has taken shape and you're feeling prepared for the big day. You've got your appeal solidified, communications materials drafted, and partners on board. But does your community know your plan? You may think that because #GivingTuesday is a 24-hour challenge, you don't need to give your community advanced notice.

Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Beth Kanter

Conferences are a great opportunity to take workshops and observe the facilitator’s techniques. Many of us do this and take content notes, but it is also great to take notes about instructional design and facilitation techniques. I also had an opportunity to attend a couple of sessions that used participatory facilitation techniques. My colleague, Dirk Slater , has written about how he applies the Spectragram technique in his technology/activist trainings.

Techniques and Tools: How To Visualize Your Network

Beth Kanter

We had a wide ranging conversations about how to apply network mapping and visualization and debated about its use as a measurement technique vs strategy tool. Here’s some techniques where you can incorporate network visualization to help you be intentional about using your professional network for learning: 1. Use network engagement techniques to support your learning or goals.

3 Stewardship Techniques to Scale Your Fundraising Efforts

Connection Cafe

If you’ve paid any attention to the fundraising landscape within higher education over the past few years, you’ve seen a deluge of announcements touting massive campaign goals. Bigger than” campaigns necessitate a reliance on mega-gifts. In the short run, this all seems well and good as institutions announce bigger and bolder initiatives. In the long run, however, this shift will prove to be problematic.

Jonny Goldstein's Shooting Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm pleased to present my fourth installment in my interview series with famous video bloggers about video blogging techniques that nonprofits or others might use. When I first started to make video blog posts, I had no idea how much my shooting techniques would impact the amount of time I would have to spend editing. Click to play.

Nerd, Geek, and Gear Herding: Technical Management Techniques for Managers

NTEN

By Grant Howe, VP Research and Development, Sage Nonprofit Solutions I've been asked to present a session at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference on "Technical Management Techniques for Managers". Consider this an official "teaser" on a topic we'll cover in detail during the session: Handling a Crisis. I've found the analogy of a "house fire" both useful for managers to understand what to do, as well as to explain to others what's needed during a crisis. The House is on Fire!

Trainer’s Notebook: Group Polling Techniques and Tools and Incorporating Movement

Beth Kanter

Help the participants narrow down topics to discuss or work in small group exercises (replaces sticky dot voting and visualize the vote technique). Help participants vote on concepts or reports as part of a report out to stimulate discussion or reflection (replaces sticky dot voting and visualize the vote technique).

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Usability Testing Techniques: What works? What doesn’t?

Allegiance Group

There are a growing number of tools and techniques that we at Beaconfire have used, including: web-based card sorting to learn how your audience groups and labels content. User testing techniques in the ring. When it comes to evaluating the effectiveness of your website, usability testing is one of the most eye-opening steps you can take.

What can nonprofit technology trainers learn from the social work field to improve their training techniques?

Beth Kanter

Here’s a few frameworks and techniques I learned first hand from Nancy as she accompanied me to the sessions I was leading. It is about simply learning how to use a new tool or technique. Dweck and others have developed techniques that they call ‘growth mindset interventions’ which have shown that even small changes in communication can have fairly long­-lasting implications for a person’s mindset.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 96: Innovative Techniques for Engaging Advocates

Connection Cafe

Getting supporters to take action and engage with elected officials on policy issues can be a challenge, requiring organizations to start thinking outside the box. Learn from one social good organization how innovating and testing new tactics can help boost advocate engagement. This episode of the sgENGAGE Podcast features an interview with Chris Masak, senior associate director of advocacy at the Alzheimer’s Association.

Donor Solicitation Techniques on Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In terms of the Sharing Foundation campaign, there has already been over $17,000 raised through the unselfish giving of over 600 people. If you have not yet donated $10 (or more) to this important cause, please click here. and change a child's life. Make a donation on behalf of the Cambodians like my friend Phy mentioned in the Pay Pal Post referenced by k1v1n in the above exchange. Together we can make a difference

Learn Post Election Stress Management Techniques for Nonprofits: Free Webinars in December

Beth Kanter

During the months leading up to the most contentious election in recent history, the media coined a new term “ election stress.” ” Post election many nonprofit have been feeling the impact of “ election trauma ,” and many individuals report cutting back on Facebook and other social media due to being overwhelmed. The bottom line that nonprofits need to adapt to a new reality.

15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Let’s take a look at some fundraising ideas – the fifteen most effective donor acquisition and online fundraising techniques used by top nonprofits. Online fundraising isn’t a fad. As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounted for seven-percent of total fundraising in 2016. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle.

White Hat SEO Techniques

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

It is a way of cheating, and shortcuts they are using have benefits, but these websites won’t be supported as ones that use White Hat techniques. It is the most important technique to use when you follow White Hat methods because your main focus then is on organic traffic and satisfying a customer or visitor. There aren’t just a few UX techniques you can implement there are many you should consider when making a website.

Beyond Tactics and Techniques: Email List Management Strategy

NTEN

So, I'm excited Sarah DiJulio and Kristin Koch will address one of my pet obsessions at our upcoming webinar, " Beyond Tactics and Techniques: Email List Management Strategy ". When I schedule an e-mail to go out, I wonder sometimes, "Is this the one too many?"

Trainer’s Notebook: Finding Inspiration and New Ideas for Facilitation Techniques

Beth Kanter

Last week, during the Google hangout hosted by the Packard Foundation , someone asked me where I get all my ideas for designing and delivering training. Part of delivering instruction is being a good facilitation of people’s learning and there is no better way to learn how to improve your own technique than watching world class facilitators in action. I always learn something from his participatory style, humor, and techniques. Here’s a few things I learned.

Staying Focused in a World of Distractions: 3 Simple Techniques that Can Help

Tech Soup Blog

Here, I'm offering three specific and simple techniques that can help you become better at staying focused, and also recover more quickly when your mind drifts into unrelated territories or someone interrupts your focus: First Technique: Use a Countdown Timer. Second Technique: Micro-Planning™ Each 40-Minute Session. Third Technique: Turning Off External Interruptions.

Upcoming Webinar: 9 Creative & Effective Engagement Tools & Techniques | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

We’ve all been called to action by these popular techniques a million times–and while they continue to work, there is so much more we can do to gain and keep the attention of supporters. Join Michael Cervino and Ali Cherry on May 15th for an online webinar on “9 Creative and Effective Engagement Tools and Techniques.&#

Advanced Segmentation Techniques: What You Say Is as Important as Who You Say It To

NTEN

Therese Grohman. Director of Marketing. Event 360. Knowing who you're talking to is only half the battle. What you say to your supporters and how you approach them is equally important. Community Data E-mail nptech nten Fundraising

Introducing Abbott Square Part 6: Two Prioritization Techniques We Used to Negotiate a Great Lease

Museum 2.0

What techniques have you used to set priorities for a big, complicated negotiation? This is the sixth in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ( MAH )'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. Imagine this situation: you’re about to negotiate a long-term partnership for a massive expansion project. Money is on the table. Values are on the table. Everything’s on the table. How do you decide what to prioritize?

Smart Techniques for Wrapping Up Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Connection Cafe

In previous articles, my colleagues at Cathexis Partners and I have given you some proven tips and techniques for planning and launching a successful peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising campaign: Mark Becker, Founding Partner, wrote about four things you should know before starting a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign.

15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Let’s take a look at the fifteen most effective donor acquisition and online fundraising techniques used by top nonprofits. Online fundraising isn’t a fad. As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounts for seven-percent of total fundraising and has seen double-digit growth over the past four years. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle. Presidential elections have shown us the potential that exists.

Effective ROI of Nonprofit Technology Story Telling Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That brought me to the question of "What are effective ROI storytelling techniques?" What are your techniques? Photo by Sean Drellinger. I'm working on workshop curriculum and a presentation about ROI and Nonprofit Technology for Legal Services Conference. I'm focusing on Part 4: Effective Ways to Make Your Case. Numbers alone won't do it. You need stories.

Design Techniques for Developing Questions for Visitor Participation

Museum 2.0

We concluded by sharing the tough questions each of us struggles with in applying participatory design techniques to museum practice. And second, what techniques can help us find more? What kinds of questions do you seek, and what techniques do you use to find them? On Friday, I offered a participatory design workshop for Seattle-area museum professionals ( slides here ).

Intense Blogher Networking Techniques: Renee Blodgett

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You can't really tell, but I was lying on the floor trying to capture a different angle in the biz card exchange techniques on Renee Blodgett and almost upskirted her. The closing reception was a frenzy of business card exchanging. But the biz exchange gold award goes to Renee Blodgett , who by the way loves oysters. This woman can work the room. She exchanged cards standing up. and sitting down.

Nerd, Geek, and Gear Herding: Technical Management Techniques for Managers v2.0

NTEN

Grant Howe. VP of Research & Development. Sage Nonprofit Solutions. Having uncomfortable discussions with employees or other team members makes most of us a bit nervous – even uncomfortable sometimes. Why is that and what can we do? Often as managers, we need to have serious discussions with employees or other team members. It makes most of us a bit nervous, even uncomfortable sometimes. Let's explore why we feel that way and look into how to affect our desired impact.

Techniques for Identifying and Amplifying Social Objects in Museums

Museum 2.0

I spent last week in the glorious country of Taiwan, hiking, eating, and working with museum professionals and graduate students at a conference hosted at the Taiwan National Museum of Fine Arts. Among other things, I led a workshop on "social objects" --artifacts and exhibits that inspire people to point, discuss, snap photos, and generally share their experience both with friends and strangers.

Interview Shooting Techniques from Nick Booth of PodNosh

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I asked him for some video shooting techniques for interviews and he kindly gave me and David some excellent coaching and shooting pointers. Nick gave me some tips on how to integrate interviewing techniques with camera angles that makes your editing work easy and could result in a better a good final product. Click to Watch Video. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to the UK to present a workshop on Social Media with David Wilcox at the UK Circuit Riders Conference.

Data Visualization Techniques for Those Who Can’t Draw

Beth Kanter

” This is a common theme for those interested in incorporating visualization techniques. The presentation ends with a great reflective question – why is it that we aren’t using visual thinking techniques in our organizations and our work, is it skills or cultural? It ends with some recommendations on how to change culture in an organization to embrace visual methods. Are you using visualization techniques in your nonprofit?

Guest Post by Nina Simon: Design Techniques for Developing Questions for Visitor Participation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We concluded by sharing the tough questions each of us struggl es with in applying participatory design techniques to museum practice. And second, what techniques can help us find more? What kinds of questions do you seek, and what techniques do you use to find them? Submitted by Nina Simon, publisher of Museum 2.0 On Friday, I offered a participatory design workshop for Seattle-area museum professionals ( slides here ).