2019

Why You Should Stop Trying to Save the World

Connection Cafe

I get it. You’re committed to making a difference in the world. You love you what you do and you’re good at it. But you struggle with finding the right balance between your work and having a fulfilling personal life.

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Tech Day at the Colorado Capitol

VisionLink

Visionlink was pleased to participate in the Tech - Blockchain Day at the Colorado State Capitol this week. Great times, meeting with other technical firms based here in the state, with representatives and senators, and with various legislative staff. We enjoyed a pleasant discussion with Lt.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Resilience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr photo by Geoff Livingston. I wish you a very happy and healthy 2019! I had a great holiday break, although unfortunately I got sick.

106 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The internet is loaded with amazing free or low-cost tools and resources! Provided you set aside the time to explore and experiment, your nonprofit can use the tools listed below to significantly improve your web and email communications and your social media campaigns. Social Media.

What the Growth in the Nonprofit Sector Means for You

NonProfit Hub

Good news, folks—the nonprofit sector is looking more lively, vital and resilient than ever.

Robin Seaman, Agent of Inclusion

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

On February 16th in Los Altos, California, I shared these thoughts on Robin Seaman’s impact on the world with her family and friends at her Celebration of Life. Robin was beloved by the hundreds, if not thousands, of people who had the honor of coming into direct contact with her. That's the Robin we all collectively know personally. The sister, the aunt, the friend, the mentor. The shining bright spot in our day. A woman with that ineffable quality of elegance.

How to deal with Gmail’s new Promotions Tab

SocialFish

Early this week, Gmail announced they were trialing a new functionality for their promotions tab for desktop. From the get-go, our entire Dev team signed up to kick the tires.

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A New Landing Page, Just for Fundraisers

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Fundraising professionals often have enormous workloads, so it's critical that they're able to quickly access top-line data about their various fundraising channels and easily accomplish related tasks.

Getting Your Business Covered Against Cyberattacks

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Protecting your business against cyberattacks is vitally important for ensuring the continuous safe practice of your investment. All businesses have the threat of cyberattacks looming over their networks throughout the world and a successful attack can cause unthinkable amounts of damage.

Improving Your Nonprofit Software Toolkit: 3 Tips for 2019

Frogloop

The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity for implementing new tech strategies, especially when it comes to fundraising. Even if your holiday giving campaigns exceeded your goals, you probably noticed a few gaps or blind spots in your strategies

10 Ways to Improve Morale at Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

How’s the morale in your office? Are your staff members excited to work together? Or are you plagued with high turnover? How your staff feel about their work affects your bottom line, as donors and volunteers are turned off by a revolving door of staff members.

VisionLink - Untitled Article

VisionLink

Interoperability Made Real: Open Referral’s Data Standard for Resource Directories Visionlink is dedicated to data standards and data exchange as a necessary part of supporting successful communities. While the value of community services data may have been defined in the past by the strength of the walls around it, today however, tremendous value comes from the ability to be use appropriate data collaboratively among partners.

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Burnout, Resilience and Nonprofits: The Latest Research, Trend, and Insights

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Norbert Reimer. My book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit , was published a month before the presidential election.

[FREE WEBINAR] How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: February 19, 2019. Time: 1pm EST. Presented by: Julia Campbell , Founder of J Campbell Social Marketing. Sponsored by: TBD.

7 Tips on Asking for Donations — It’s Intimidating, We Get It

NonProfit Hub

When it comes to asking for donations, most of us head for the hills. We get it. It’s intimidating to ask other people to part with their hard earned cash. They might ask, “Why?” And we might not have a great answer.

How SMBs Can Use Corporate Responsibility Software to Increase Sales

Givinga

Most small and medium businesses understand how important corporate responsibility (CR) is to employees and customers. It’s a due diligence task that big businesses have been working on for years and that SMBs are now making more of an effort to break into.

Burn your social media strategy

SocialFish

I recently came across an amazing post that I urge everyone to read about the current state of social media. Burn It Down, Start From Scratch And Build a Social Media Strategy That Works. Here is just an excerpt – this is towards the end of the long post.

47 Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2019

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars I could find happening in March 2019

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Fundraise Across Borders with International Giving on EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Many large U.S. based nonprofits working in the areas of international development, refugee services, and environmental conservation, among other sectors, perform a significant amount of work and raise a significant amount of money in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada.

7 Apps That Can Help You Hunt And Buy A House

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

When you want to buy a house, you might want to try the convenience brought by technology to help you with the home buying process. Well, you don’t have to look for apps anymore, we’ve listed the top apps that can help enhance your experience. APM Mobile.

10 Ideas for Raising Awareness on a Budget

John Haydon

Are you being asked by your boss or board of directors to: Raise awareness?Do Do some public outreach?Get Get some media attention?Get Get some word of mouth going?Go Go viral?

Donor Engagement: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Connection Cafe

We’ve all heard the saying “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” Have you ever tried? It’s a myth. You sure can! New forms of games or play can actually provide more happiness and longevity in a dog’s later years.

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Visionlink’s Volunteer Registry Deployed for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

VisionLink

Thousands of volunteers have offered to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. High-level government officials have directed these generous people to National VOAD and their member agencies. We are honored that Visionlink, as a corporate partner, has been able to open access to the unaffiliated volunteer system to National VOAD and Volunteer Florida member organizations. Due to the ongoing uncertainty of Hurricane Irma, other states will be added as necessary.

Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: At last year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I was lucky enough to join a “birds of a feather” lunch table. The topic was bullet journaling and the table host was nonprofit tech colleague Ma’ayan Alexander.

[FREE WEBINAR] 10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Small Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: March 12, 2019. Time: 1pm EST. Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder of Nonprofit Tech for Good. Fundraiser for: Wildlife SOS (Donation Optional). Customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this webinar will highlight current trends in online fundraising.

10 Power Words Nonprofits Use to Increase Conversions

NonProfit Hub

There are over 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States. That means if you want to stand out, you need to do something different. Sure, you could offer different pricing, features or benefits, but there’s one element you can tweak to increase conversions almost instantly: copywriting.

4 Corporate Social Responsibility Facts SMBs Need to Know

Givinga

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to all the initiatives businesses take on to make a positive impact on the world around them.

How to Motivate Young Employees to Volunteer

SocialFish

From elementary through high school, many students participate in community volunteer projects through their school or extracurricular activities. Generally someone coordinates these activities and students simply show up, are told what to do, and have fun while serving their community.

33 Free Nonprofit Webinars for February 2019

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars I could find happening in February

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Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

We’re eagerly packing our bags, and can’t wait to see our nonprofit friends and family from around the country at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon.

What Did Companies That Outsourced IT Requirements Got With This Service?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The idea is to start by saying that outsourcing any part of your business can be a challenging process to start with. This is especially true because nowadays you will be able to find quantities of information digitally.

Does The $1.80 Marketing Strategy Actually Work On LinkedIn?

Nonprofits Source

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the $1.80 strategy on LinkedIn, most notably from Gary Vaynerchuk. If you’re skeptical don’t be because the strategy works.

What You Can Learn About Online Fundraising from 152 Canadian Charities

Connection Cafe

Have you ever signed up to get email updates from 152 Canadian charities? What about receive, read, and analyze 1,234 emails from those organizations? Or how about make $25 donations to each and every single one of those 152 charities?

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VisionLink - Untitled Article

VisionLink

February 11 is National 2-1-1 Day ! The next time you need help finding services go to 211.org , or dial 2-1-1. You’ll love the people that will answer your call. Visionlink is honored to support 10's of millions of searches and referrals every month for our 2-1-1 customers. We also contribute the technology to support the United Way Worldwide’s National 2-1-1 Locator , where you can find the 2-1-1 that serves your location: [link].

The Surprising Secret to Improving Employee Engagement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: In my own work on activating a culture of wellbeing, employee engagement is a key component to success.

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10 Steps to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Content Calendar in 2019

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Tereza Litsa , Social Media Manager at Lightful , a simple social media management platform for nonprofits. A new year brings new goals and now is the perfect time to plan your social media content calendar for 2019.

How to Create a Sustainable Volunteer Program

NonProfit Hub

Turning one-time volunteers into longtime volunteers isn’t easy. That’s why establishing a sustainable, organized and engaging volunteer program should be one of your organization’s top priorities.