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4 Ways We Can Approach the Lack of Time as Fundraisers

Connection Cafe

If I’ve learned anything in my 35 years in fundraising it’s that there really isn’t enough time. Dreamer: You will never find time for anything.

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It’s Time to Know What You Don’t Know

Connection Cafe

The experts at the store got me thinking about technique and tools in a way I never considered.Did you know if you pair a thicker roller with a heavier handle and a higher quality primer-included paint you will achieve an evenly colored wall in half the time and in only one coat? I thought “time-suck” was my only option. I didn’t.

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Overhead: Time to Pull Our Heads Out of the Sand?

Connection Cafe

Over time, funders expect grantees to do more and more with less and less—a cycle that slowly starves nonprofits (1). Findings. References.

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Ready to Respond: Real-Time Lessons in Preparedness from the Headlines and the ACLU

Connection Cafe

During times of crisis, do you make it easy for supporters to take action? Their Response to a Nationally Significant Event Was Immediate.

It’s Time to #Showyourculture!

Connection Cafe

Now it’s time for you to show us YOUR culture! Pictures drive engagement: Cultural events make for great pictures. Good Luck!

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Where You Should be Spending the Most Time with Donors

NonProfit Hub

The clock is consistently and constantly ticking – 86,400 times a day, to be exact. Despite the seemingly monumental amount of seconds, there never seems to be enough time in a day. Time is a precious resource for fundraisers. There’s nothing worse than wasting precious time on a prospect that will never be fruitful.

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How Much Time Social Media Requires for Fundraising Success

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The amount of time that a nonprofit can invest in mobile and social media depends on capacity.

Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management


So without further ado, here are eight social media management tools and apps that will help you enhance productivity while cutting down time: 1.

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Autumn: A Time for Harvest and Reflection

Connection Cafe

Don’t limit the evaluation of your success just to dollars raised for each program. How many new bequests to your organization did you confirm?

Simple Ways to Encourage People to Volunteer Their Time


Volunteers are the lifeblood of most non-profits and charitable organizations.

No More Jargon, It’s Time for Plain English in P2P Messaging

Connection Cafe

Lauren, Shana and I talk about this all time… Jargon is a peer-to-peer fundraising don’t! What is jargon? Here are our top 5 Jargon Don’ts!

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Attention #AFPFC Attendees: It’s Time to Join the #Giveolution

Connection Cafe

We couldn’t be more excited about where the global philanthropic community is headed. This industry is changing faster than ever before. At Blackbaud, we’re calling this change the Giveolution. It’s a movement that’s advancing the entire giving industry and the community that supports it. Partnering to power your mission forward.

International Women’s Day 2016: A Time to Reflect and to Act

Connection Cafe

Right here in my own community, there is no better example than Anita Zucker, who invests her visionary leadership, time, exceptional smarts, charitable donations and unwavering personal energy in improving the state of education through collaborative initiatives. Please join me, in realism and in hope. We have work to do.

That Time the Godfather of Content Laughed at Me


At the time, I was working for an agency, doing content marketing and sales enablement for large global brands, startups and other for-profit business.

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Is Giving Tuesday a Waste of Time?

John Haydon

The post Is Giving Tuesday a Waste of Time? Good question, right? First of all, the data says it’s been hugely successful in the past.

Definitive Timeline to Master Follow-Up with First-Time Donors

NonProfit Hub

We’ve developed the ultimate timeline to help master follow-up with first-time donors to help you cultivate relationships that stick around. First things first: follow-up with first-time donors starts by making a point to call your first-time donors as soon as possible. Now is the time to make an appeal for a second gift.

How To Squeeze Social Media Into Your Day When It Isn’t A Full-Time Job

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In short, you don’t spend enough time in either mode for your brain to be effective. Photo by BirgerKing. Take a guess. Be honest.

How Much Time Mobile and Social Media Require

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The amount of time that a nonprofit can invest in mobile and social media depends on capacity.

Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

“ Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time – Guest Post by Peter Panepento. Kimbia, an Austin, Tex.-based

Why Successful Nonprofits Track Employee Time

Tech Soup Blog

That's where time tracking comes into play. Time tracking makes fund and grant reporting easy. Need a Time Tracking Solution?

Coaching Your First-Time Event Fundraisers Toward Success! (Part 1)

Connection Cafe

The first time you got behind the wheel in Driver’s Ed class? The first time you rode your bicycle without training wheels?

Is December Really the Best Time for Fundraising Emails?

Connection Cafe

So does this mean nonprofits should think about rescheduling their end-of-year emails to another time? And how people give larger gifts.

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Is Your Online Community Changing with the Times?


This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community.

Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some of our most popular perks include: Accrued paid time off starting at 15 days per year. Flickr Photo by AstridWestvang. Have story?

A Few Self-Care Tips for Fundraisers During Stressful Year End Giving Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We are heading into the most stressful time of year for nonprofits, especially for fundraisers. Flickr Photo by Brittany Bush. Reviews. Join Us!

December 3rd: It’s Time To ‘Break The Internet’ With Social Good.

Connection Cafe

Give your time, give your talent, give the shirt off your back or the change in your wallet—just give. The Tuesday following Thanksgiving: for the majority, it’s just another Tuesday. We’re finally waking up from our Thanksgiving food comas. We’ve taken advantage of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. It’s a movement. Buy more. Eat more.

No time to read books?


And despite all good intentions, you never have time to read them. If you are like me, you likely have a pile of new business books on your desk waiting to be read. Maybe you even received a few more for Christmas. ReadItForMe can help. Love.It. Try it out and let me know what you think

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5 Times Foundations Cause More Problems Than They Solve

NonProfit Hub

Even when foundations have long-term goals like improving drinking water or closing achievement gaps in schools, they only provide support to organizations committed to this work for relatively short amounts of time. As a result, those organizations must take time and energy away from doing the work in order to continually chase funding.

Rethinking Volunteer Recruitment: A Real-Time Example of How Not to Attract Volunteers


Explore a real-time example to learn from the missteps of one organization''s approach. Leaders of volunteers are just that, leaders of people who choose to serve. They are typically not marketing wizards, and are not expected to be. Then, learn more about what it takes to apply "otherliness" to your volunteer marketing messages

Try Qriously for free: Real-time data for your organization!

Amy Sample Ward

I had so much fun, in fact, that I shared screen shots and some thoughts around the way organizations could put a tool like this to use. (If Winners.

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How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Along with measuring against impact results, it is important to look at how much time has been invested. Flickr Photo by Yung Tsai. Hootsuite.

The Best Times To Post To Social Media: Introducing the Burrito Principle

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It’s called “found time,” as Udi Ofer, CEO, ACLUNJ once described when I asked how to you find the time to tweet ?

The Life Time Magic of Tidying Up Your Professional Life and LinkedIn Connections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Kondo asks us to think about what happens to your closet if you don’t give away clothing. That question may make it hard to let go. How well?

Time Management for Nonprofit Social Media Professionals: What’s Your Best Tip?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the nonprofit sector, time is our most valuable resource. In this video , Chris Brogan talks about how he manages his time.

Which Social Media Platforms Are Worth Your Time and Energy?


My response is "where is your community hanging out." Realtime Report does a great roundup of the latest social media stats every couple of weeks.

Why Trying to "Go Viral" is a Ridiculous Waste of Time


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Coaching Your First-Time Event Fundraisers Towards Success!

Connection Cafe

Last month, I kicked off my blog series on how to coach your first-time fundraisers towards success. (Part 3…the Finale!).

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New Study: Investing in Facebook is a Waste of Time


So the next time a social media strategist tells you that email is dead, you can now tell them that email certainly isn''t dead.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Watch the growth of mobile usage in real time


Ok so it’s not really an infographic, but it’s damn cool. Presented by DealSunny. ————– ( photo credit ).

How to Retain First-Time Donors With Your Email Welcome Series

John Haydon

But in the back of your mind, you worry that many of these first-time donors won’t […]. Your plan is working! Donor Communication

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