May, 2018

The Tension of Privacy & Personalization

Connection Cafe

* This blog post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. Please consult your legal counsel with any specific question or to determine how GDPR may impact your organization or business. When we talk about “transparency” in the nonprofit world, we’re often engaged in conversation about the mission, or the impact and distribution of fundraising dollars. But today, perhaps more than ever before, we talk about transparency through the lens of data and privacy.

Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last month, I was honored to present and facilitate an all-day workshop for nonprofit leaders at the Oregon Nonprofit Leadership Conference on how to activate a culture of well being in the nonprofit workplace, based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] All About Google Ad Grants for Nonprofits

SocialFish

Thank you Elevation for this one! Photo by Benjamin Dada on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday Potluck

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OFBYFOR ALL: Let's Build Organizations that are OF, BY, & FOR our Communities

Museum 2.0

Today, I'm thrilled to announce the launch of a new global initiative, OFBYFOR ALL. OFBYFOR ALL is a framework to help civic and cultural organizations become OF, BY, and FOR their communities. We're building tools, trainings, and hopefully, a movement for a more inclusive world.

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GDPR

Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

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Help I Just Lost My Google Ad Grant

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: George Weiner from Whole Whale wrote this insightful piece about the Google Ad Grant program. He kindly offered to let me republish here. . Help I Just Lost My Google Ad Grant – Guest Post by George Weiner.

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New Nonprofit Workforce Study from Work for Good

SocialFish

Guest post from Work For Good. Clearly a topic near and dear to my heart. Anyone working in the nonprofit world knows the magnetic draw of doing good for others and their communities. But how strong is that attraction once you are in the day-to-day grind of meaningful, yet hard work?

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John Barksdale Talks About How To Make a Business Profitable

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The main goal of every business irrespective of whether they are startups, small, medium or large scale is to make profits. However, making profits is not that easy since there are lots of things involved in it. In fact it is the profit through which the business’s success and score is measured.

How Will You Turn Those New Ideas into Action?

Museum 2.0

You've just come home from a conference. You finished a book. You aced that course. What are you going to do with all the notes in your journal and ideas in your head?

A Sneak Peak at Who Is Taking the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Inspiring people to take online surveys is tough! We are grateful to the 3,573 people who have taken the 2018 Global Trends In Giving Survey thus far.

Is Your Online Donation Form Turning Off Donors?

Connection Cafe

If there is one thing that is almost entirely unique to the world of nonprofit websites (compared to the for-profit companies I have assisted for the past 10 years), it is the part of the donation form (or response device) we call the gift array.

A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: In my recent book, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit and leading workshops for nonprofits all over the world on this topic, I continue to be passionate about the need to build resilient and sustainable nonprofit leaders and organizations. This is true now more than ever.

Are you still committing these social media fails?

SocialFish

This is an excerpt from The Top 5 Social Media Fails You’re Still Committing (and how to #win instead!) on the Wild Apricot blog. Head over there to read the full article! Everyday I see nonprofits doing social media wrong. Some are even hurting their reputations from repeated mistakes.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

Everyaction

Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year. Since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness month to bring attention the ongoing need for proper support and health care services for those affected.

5 New Ways to Fundraise

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Fundraising: a concept those of us in the nonprofit sector may groan about, but understand that it’s a necessary evil. For years, we’ve done it the same way—big events, door-to-door asks, social media pleas. And seemingly, it’s worked. But there’s a cultural shift happening in the nonprofit sector.

One Size Fits All

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Jacque Ahrenberg Senior Consultant Rayvan Group JAhrenberg@TheRayvanGroup.com. The one-size-fits-all mentality may work with buying a hat but it is not an effective way to attract new donors to your nonprofit.

Creating the Perfect Volunteer Recruitment Page (& Start a Great Relationship)

Connection Cafe

“It’s not me. It’s you.” . No, it’s not a bad breakup. In fact, it’s just the opposite – the beginning of a great relationship. . When recruiting a new volunteer to your organization, it should begin just like that great first or second date.

In Loving Memory of My Mom, Ruth D. Kanter (My Mom)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In Loving Memory of Ruth D. Kanter. My mom passed away peacefully last month a few months shy of her 90th birthday. My mom was generous and supportive of everyone in her life and those less fortunate than her.

Do you need help crafting a donor communications plan?

SocialFish

Your organization does great work, but do your donors understand it fully? Are you communicating with your supporters too often—or not enough? Is that channel the right one to connect with your best prospects?

4 Ways To Convince Your Nonprofit Board to Invest in Fundraising Tools

Everyaction

For EDs and other staff who are closely involved in the day-to-day efforts and operations of a nonprofit, it is often easy to see the challenges your organization is facing and understand the solutions necessary to address them.

5 Motivational Quotes from Nonprofit Leaders (and How to Apply Them)

NonProfit Hub

Gain some inspiration with these motivational quotes from top nonprofit thought leaders and learn how you can apply them to your own organization! Most “inspirational” quotes sound nice, but often lack substance or educational value. We’ll break each of them down to provide tactical takeaways for you and your nonprofit. A few people of integrity can go a long way.”.

Work with People – Not Paperwork

Vertex Systems

Ask any DSP: the most rewarding aspect of their job is working with people – not performing hours of manual data entry or carting around a 10-foot stack of paperwork while out in the field.

The Power of Data to Free Women and Girls

Connection Cafe

How can communities around the world take bigger, bolder steps to free millions of women, men and children to live beyond the gendered stereotypes imposed on us all?

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Customer Service Training 101

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Whether you are in a new customer service role or simply need some customer service refresher tips, Customer Service Training 101 , is the book for you.

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3 Ways to Keep Donors Happy in an Online World

Frogloop

Here’s an astonishing fact: Last year, people used online payments platform PayPal to contribute a staggering $8.5 billion to charity. To be fair, online giving is still just one method by which Americans donate a total of $390 billion annually to nonprofits. But the PayPal figure is a sign of the times. The shift to digital giving is a rising and considerable trend

Monthly Giving: 7 Reasons It’s a Must for Every Nonprofit

John Haydon

Over the past few years, I’ve stressed the importance of monthly giving to my clients. I’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t and I’ll be sharing it next week (more on that below).

Earned Income for Nonprofits: What it is and How it Works

NonProfit Hub

It was always a dream of mine to become the executive director of a nonprofit organization. After developing the right relationships and building a career in marketing, that dream became a reality. My goal from there was to disrupt the nonprofit world and look at it through the lens of a business person. What I’m focused on is making a sector-wide shift from simply surviving to absolutely thriving. And part of that comes from looking at other ways you can bring in money to further your mission.

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Sticky Notes: Potential for Trouble!

Vertex Systems

The idea for sticky notes was conceived in 1974 by a gentleman by the name of Arthur Fry. He was looking for a way to hold the bookmarks in his song book while singing in the church choir. . He worked at 3M and was aware of a co-worker’s accidental invention of a light sticky tape substance.

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Leveraging Petitions for Online Fundraising

Connection Cafe

It’s hard to get people’s attention these days. Inboxes are chock-full of appeals from retailers, political candidates, and other nonprofit organizations, all competing for the same eyeballs. And with the midterm elections just around the corner, your supporters will only be more distracted.

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Top 10 Most Popular Membership Management Softwares

Wild Apricot Blog

Ever year Capterra (a software review website) publishes their Top 20 Most Popular Membership Management Software list — analyzing criteria like customers, members, and reviews — to help organizations decide which option might be best for them.

Cloud-Based Tekmetric Auto Repair Software

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Despite the innumerable proven benefits associated with cloud technology, there are too many auto repair companies who insist on using outdated and inefficient modes of technology. If you want to take your garage to the next level, you are going to have to adapt. Tekmetricauto repair software operates on cloud, here are some of the main advantages. You Can Work Anywhere.

How To Stay Relevant In A Fast-Changing World

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Alan Adamson , co-author of the new book, Shift Ahead , says that “the ability for companies and organizations to stay relevant is being significantly challenged by the accelerating pace of change – and new ways of doing things – that are emerging with every passing day.”

5 Marketing Mantras You Should Always Return To

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. A mantra is a thought or expression that encompasses your basic beliefs. Similar to a mission or brand positioning statement, mantras help capture and bring focus to your goals. Aligning your marketing goals and tasks with your brand can sometimes be a chore, so having a couple marketing mantras to look back on is always helpful! Tell a story.

Agency Software Implementation – Easier Than You Think!

Vertex Systems

Agency software – and the computers it runs on - have come a long way from what they were just 20 short years ago. Back in the 1990’s, expensive computers and servers were required to be installed somewhere in your office if you wanted to run specialized software.