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A Yarny New Blog for 2018

Judi Sohn

Hello again? Miss me? For many years, I used this blog to share my thoughts about life and technology. It served me very well and I hope those that followed me got value out of it as well. I still get questions based on older blogs here, and those aren’t going anywhere.

Making Sense of Social Media Advocacy in 2018

Connection Cafe

This article is the first installment of a four-part series examining digital challenges and opportunities for nonprofits in 2018. Let’s start with the big question: is Facebook worth it?

8 Social Media Marketing Hacks to Ensure Success in 2018

SocialFish

Social media marketing is more than just regular publishing of content on social networking sites in the hope of growing an audience and ultimately making money. This is especially true for business organizations that want to open social media accounts today in an already crowded marketplace.

Tribute to My Mentor

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In honor of Gerry Davis, April 2018 My mentor passed away earlier this month. I have had the benefit of numerous mentors over my long career, but Gerry Davis was The Mentor. We worked together for over 35 years, from the very beginnings of my Silicon Valley career. Gerry’s incredible advice guided me along my entire path, and so many crucial turning points went well because of Gerry’s invaluable insight and guidance.

Twitter for Nonprofits in 2018: Rebirth or Retire?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The past year, Twitter has been widely criticized for its role in spreading misinformation , being a Petri dish for hate speech , and how it approaches world leaders use of the platform.

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The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS. 5 Nonprofits Winning At Social Media. Case studies of nonprofits winning at social media is an opportunity to see the strategies in action.

Android factory reset on a Samsung S7: The ugly, the bad, and the good

Robert Weiner

I recently had to perform a factory reset on my year-old Samsung S7. Here’s my tale: The Ugly. At first, I was getting occasional errors like, “Unfortunately, Google Maps has stopped working.” ” But over time the errors increased until they became a constant problem. Nearly every app that was running in the foreground or background would present this kind of error message, often over and over again within minutes.

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Donor Relations Tips for Shy People

John Haydon

Does wading into a room full of strangers terrify you? Are you sure you’ll have nothing to say? Afraid you’ll embarrass yourself with your tied-up tongue? Never fear.

For Sale for a Cause: Greenleaf

Judi Sohn

If you want background on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. No doubt, this was one of my favorite projects to date. The yarn and pattern worked together beautifully. The pattern is Greenleaf by Anna Victoria. The yarn is Twister Fiber Art Arial Evolution in the Mirage colorway.

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3 Steps to Creating Your Perfect Advocacy Fundraising Moment

Connection Cafe

In the 400-odd days since Donald Trump’s inauguration, fundraising in the nonprofit space has been more competitive and chaotic than ever before.

5 Ideas for Your 2018 Social Media Editorial Calendar

SocialFish

Have your social media accounts been driving massive exposure to your brand? I imagine most of us would agree that we’d like to see our social media channels perform better than they are now. Let’s up our social media game this year! Here are a few ideas: 1.

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.

Facebook Announces Overhaul of Newsfeed: What Does It Mean for Nonprofits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday was my birthday. And the one great thing about social media, particularly Facebook, is that you get to hear from many people wishing you a happy day because the platform alerts them. This year I had a tsunami of birthday wishes.

The Importance of the Thank You: Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by Network for Good. From early childhood, we are taught the magic words: thank you. I don’t have to tell you that these two simple words can make or break the relationship between an organization and its donors.

Nonprofits! This Is How to Use Facebook’s Fundraising Tools

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Through a process of trial and error, the Beagle Freedom Project is learning how to effectively use Facebook’s Fundraising Tools and they are being rewarded with more than likes and hearts – their followers are donating!

The Art of Relevance is Now Available For Free on the Web (and Here's Why)

Museum 2.0

It's finally here! You can now read all the chapters in The Art of Relevance for free online. I hope you'll enjoy this resource and share it widely (with attribution). You can still buy The Art of Relevance as a paperback, ebook, or audiobook--but you can also read any chapter, any time, online.

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The 10 Best Social Media Tools for Nonprofits That Save Time and Money (2018 Update)

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are the 10 best social media tools for nonprofits to save time (and money) scheduling, managing, and optimizing their social networks. social media

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.

Facebook News Feed Overhaul – How Your Nonprofit Can Prepare

John Haydon

Well, we all knew this day was coming. Facebook has finally decided to pull the plug on almost all types of public content from pages. Because Mark Zuckerberg wants to make a better Facebook. One with less clickbait, engagement bait, and hopefully less fake news.

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For sale for a cause: Elven Princess

Judi Sohn

For background on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. This one will be one of the hardest to give up, but I will to support a great organization. If you’re interested, leave a bid in the comments and I’m starting this one at $125.

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Raising Awareness of Matching Gifts

Connection Cafe

One of the most commonly asked questions we receive at HEPdata is, “How do I make my donors aware of the benefits of matching gifts?” Below are 10 simple steps you can take to raise donor awareness.

3 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Membership

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on MC Talks. ——-. There are thousands upon thousands of associations out there, but one thing all associations have in common: They all want to grow! Now you may have a growth strategy in place (as part of your association’s strategic plan), but does that growth strategy incorporate social media? If not, you may want to consider adding that in, as social media is typically a fairly cheap and easy way to reach new eyes.

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.

Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I’m honored to be a member of the Leap Ambassadors Community , a group of people in the nonprofit sector who care deeply about high performance.

Why Conflict on Your Board of Directors is a Good Thing

NonProfit Hub

Conflict on your board of directors can be a good thing. Crazy, right? It is often our natural tendency to avoid conflict at all costs. Even when we know conflict may be necessary to resolve an issue, we choose to stay in our safe, nonconfrontational bubbles.

82 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools & Mobile Apps for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

Instead of Selling Objects, Build Public Trust

Museum 2.0

You run a regional museum. It's been struggling financially for years. Now, you have a new vision--co-created with trustees and community leaders--for a path forward. You'll transform it into an interactive science-oriented institution. And you'll build your endowment, too. How will you pay for it?

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.

Five Great Ways to Get Your New Board Members on Board

BoardAssist

Struggling with how to engage the fabulous new board members that your nonprofit has recently recruited? Here with all the answers in this week’s guest blog post is Randy Hawthorne from Nonprofit Hub. Thanks for the tips, Randy! Five Great Ways to Get Your New Board Members on Board.

5 Steps to Thanking Donors So They’ll Never Forget You

John Haydon

Giving makes us feel good. That’s why we do it. And if you want donors to keep doing it, you need to keep the feeling going. You begin that process with a great thank you. Craft something meaningful – to the donor This is not an opportunity to praise your organization or its work. […].

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For sale for a cause: Sundance

Judi Sohn

For more on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. After I finished Elven Princess on a Sunday afternoon, I didn’t have time to block it so I started on the next shawl right away. Sundance is a smaller shawl by Anna Victoria.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Connection Cafe

A Reel Leadership Article My thought going into Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was “Do we really need another remake of a film?” ” The 1995 Jumanji starred Robin Williams as Alan Parrish (who gets a nod in the new Jumanji).

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Bookmark This: 2018 Social Media Image Sizes

SocialFish

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3 Questions Environmental Organizations Should Ask When Evaluating a CRM

Everyaction

Once you’ve made the decision to search for a new CRM for your nonprofit, the task can seem daunting. A new solution will need to offer all of the unique features that you require, taking the specifics of your organization’s size, structure, and mission into account.