September, 2019

New Password Standards

VisionLink

None of us like passwords, well, except for the good that they do for us. New research from NIST helps us to understand better ways to build passwords, and Visionlink has released an upgrade to its CommunityOS 2 platform in response.

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How Organizations Can Use VR and AR Tech for Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Kayla Matthews is a researcher, writer and blogger covering topics related to technology, smart gadgets, the future of work and personal productivity. She is the owner and editor of ProductivityTheory.com and ProductivityBytes.com.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 114: Leadership in the Connected Office

Connection Cafe

What is leadership? Knowing that management is directive and leadership is connective is a great place to start, but social good leaders often struggle with understanding and balancing these two.

Why You Should Spend More Time Thinking about Learning Management Systems (LMS)?

Gyrus

Employees are the major pillars of an organization, and if these pillars are not maintained or polished with

Will Artificial Intelligence Augment Nonprofit Staff or Replace?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, bots, and other automation technologies offer many benefits to nonprofit professionals because it can perform basic and mundane tasks. As a result, it frees up staff time to focus on higher value activities.

How You Can Make Your Membership More Affordable For Young Members

Wild Apricot

Are your memberships affordable for millennials and generation Z newcomers? Learn how to price your memberships accordingly using our free research report

Visionlink Supports Dorian Response

VisionLink

Visionlink systems are fully engaged with Hurricane Dorian response. The National Shelter System is being used to help manage dozens of shelters in Florida--and states north, as Dorian continues along its predicted track.

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Donation Forms Dissected: Where We’re Winning & Losing in Online Fundraising

Connection Cafe

We’ve filled out a lot of online donation forms. We constantly make small donations to some of our favorite causes to see exactly how well their donation forms perform.

10 Compelling Reasons Why You Need Learning Management Systems

Gyrus

With businesses becoming more focussed towards automation, it is essential to know Why You Need Learning Management Systems in your organization

Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosed by Co-Act , a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit. The workshop was focused on personal resilience and self-care based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and was part of series of workshops on resilience.

American Express Leadership Academy alumna Elena Zee shares profound impact of 2019 Aspen Institute Fellowship

ASU Lodestar Center

Elena Zee (back row, fourth from left) joined 14 other selected participants for the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute: A Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders.

How to Recruit Volunteers from Start to Finish

Wild Apricot

Recruiting volunteers doesn't have to be difficult. Create your own recruitment process and engage your volunteers with tips from this amazing guide

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#NGOtech19: A 24-Hour Twitter Takeover for NGOs WorldWide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Join Nonprofit Tech for Good, Funraise , and the 2019 Global NGO Technology Report partners for a 24-hour Twitter Takeover on September 26! You can participate and follow the takeovers on Twitter at @NonprofitOrgs.

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The Yin and Yang of Building Email Lists

Connection Cafe

Yin and Yang – the concept of two forces co-existing in harmony as opposites– isn’t often what one thinks about when considering how to grow an email list. But recent changes by email service providers like Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook now makes this ancient idea incredibly relevant today.

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VIPLeague Alternatives & Similar Software

SocialFish

Most people try to stream an NBA game online for the first time and then quit for good. If you are an ardent sports streamer, you can quickly figure out why.

The Nonprofit’s Guide To Inclusive Walking Meetings: Strolling Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Meetings can not only be a waste of time if they are not well designed, but can also zap our energy. Even worse, the meeting can be so boring that participants tune out or cancel. One way to shake things is up to host a “Strolling” Meeting.

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We are the Solutions to Access Barriers

Museum 2.0

This month, we’ve been thinking about access barriers. I took us way off the beaten path on this subject. While I do admit to loving a tangent, these last few weeks have been purposeful detours. In our field, everything is tight. Money, time, energy, goodwill…we have only enough if we are lucky.

This Nonprofit Event Calendar Reveals What 17,000 Other Nonprofits Are Doing Every Month

Wild Apricot

Ever wonder what time of year nonprofits are doing what types of things? We dug through data of more than 17,000 organizations to discover what the majority are doing throughout the year. nonprofit infographic calendar

Required Reading For Nonprofit Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you lead a nonprofit organization, the one hour it will take you to read Peter F. Drucker's book called, The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization , will be well worth it. This book may fundamentally change the way you work and lead your organization.

How to Stare Down Organizational Change and Win

Connection Cafe

Focus on the things you can control. Easier said than done, right? The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently reported that 51% of fundraisers plan to leave their current nonprofit within 2 years.

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goATDee Alternatives & Similar Sites

SocialFish

The bane of subscription services is that you often have to pay for a bunch of stuff that you don’t need. Whether you are subscribing to Netflix to see the new Dave Chapelle special or getting the cable to see the NBA finals, we all know that pain.

Single Most Important Way That Nonprofit Leaders Make Personal Resilience A Habit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This week I was honored to facilitate a mini-workshop, “ The Happy Healthy Woman Leader, at the Women Funded 2019 conference in San Francisco.

Who are we, museums?

Museum 2.0

This month, I want to ask us this question. As a field, who are we? I have been thinking about this question at work for the past few weeks. I had started a rapid research experiment recently. I invite the whole staff to my office anytime between 2-3 on Tuesdays to answer one question. They get a cookie, and leave their desks for 15 minutes, interact with colleagues from outside their silo, and I get a bit more insight as we build our audience engagement plan.

How This #1 Medical Association Management Software Will Save You Time And Money

Wild Apricot

Many other medical associations have already automated their administrative work with student organization software, maybe it's time you did too

Learn To Take Risks

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Inspirational leadership wisdom came awhile back from Bahram Akradi, the CEO of Life Time Fitness.

4 Signs Your Organization Needs Robotic Process Automation

Connection Cafe

Robotic process automation (RPA) is leading a revolution… one that will save the average healthcare organization hundreds of hours a year in administrative time. It puts CFOs and CIOs in a unique position to transform their roles to be strategic advisors focused on powering social good.

CricFree Alternatives & Similar Sites

SocialFish

As sports fans, we all know the pain of jumping channels, trying to find the live feed of the season-deciding match of our relatively obscure hometown team. However, wherever regular broadcast stations and TV networks falter, the good old internet is always first to the rescue.

The Truth About Dark Web: All you need to know

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

With an improvement in technology, we have experienced a boost in every relevant sector. Technology and the birth of the internet have helped us in more ways than one. The convenience level of your lives have increased significantly and the standard of living of the average human has also improved.

Why embracing outreach is important for nonprofits

ASU Lodestar Center

Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by Cambria Bowman Fall 2016 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

30+ of the Best Google Docs Templates for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Creating a presentation for your board? Wading into end-of-project paperwork? Or maybe you’re signing up a new crop of volunteers for your non-profit. Whatever the task, odds are that there’s a time-saving Google Docs template to help.

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10 More Ways To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are 10 behaviors, techniques and tips you can use to be an effective leader: Respond to questions quickly and fully. Take an interest in your employees and their personal milestone events. Give feedback in a timely manner and make it individualized and specific.

3 Great Ways Your Board Can Get More Involved with Fundraising (Other Than Asking for Money)

Connection Cafe

When you tell board members that you need help with fundraising, many of them automatically think you are telling them they need to go ask their friends and colleagues for money. And while that certainly wouldn’t hurt, it is important to note that not every board member will feel comfortable doing that. That’s ok. There are lots of ways that your board members can help your fundraising efforts. . WEBINAR: How to Get Your Board Excited About Fundraising .

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BatManStream Alternatives & Similar Sites

SocialFish

The desire to have live streaming of your beloved sport at the click of a button is one thing that sends many to online live streaming sites. BatManStream has been a leader in the live football streaming for ages. However, BatManStream is not the only live streaming site out there.

Top 3 Reasons Non-Profits Need Business Quality Websites

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

How often have you visited a non-profit’s website only to find it lacking? You know that non-profit organizations don’t do what they do for the money, but still you wish the site at least looked a little better. Maybe a better website would get better results.

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Elena Zee shares profound impact of 2019 Aspen Institute Fellowship

ASU Lodestar Center

Elena Zee (back row, fourth from left) joined 14 other selected participants for the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute: A Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders.

The #1 Student Organization Software Used By 100+ Student Organizations

Wild Apricot

Many other student organizations have already automated their administrative work with student organization software, maybe it's time you did too

10 Essential Elements Of Dignity

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In their book, Millennials Who Manage , authors Chip Espinoza and Joel Schwarzbart , quote Donna Hicks's explanation about how dignity is different from respect. Dignity is different from respect in that it is not based on how people perform, what they can do for us, or their likability.