NCE Social Media

Almost one quarter of time spent on the computer is for social networking. That’s a 43% jump in time spent on social networking in just one year. How much time have you spent on social media yourself? Tags: Research Tools socialmedia time nielsen

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Making time for time management


Time is perhaps one of the most valuable resources that we have, especially for nonprofits. How do you stay productive and make sure that every minute is contributing to the fulfillment of your organization''s mission?

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It’s Time to #Showyourculture!

Connection Cafe

Now it’s time for you to show us YOUR culture! Let me open by saying that I have a prize to give out, but you have to read to the bottom of the post to learn more.

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Staying Nimble in a Time of Change

Connection Cafe

These are unprecedented times. As a result, nonprofits find themselves in an equally unprecedented situation, where passion, advocacy and cause demonstration are at an all-time high.

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EOY Hacks: 8 Online Fundraising Ideas to Save Money + Time


What can I write about to help them through this crazy time besides end-of-year fundraising? This time of year, the only thing nonprofit pros need more than fundraising ideas is more time and money to implement them.

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First-Time Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The First-Time Leader book by George Bradt and Gillian Davis begins with a discussion of taking charge of your new team and then tracks through BRAVE leadership components from the outside in. First-Time Leader is, as the title aptly describes, for first time leaders, explains Bradt. "It

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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. Enough time to test before investing the entire budget on a “great” idea. Enough time to learn how to maximize the new ideas that promise to revolutionize fundraising.

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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. What I realized that with a greater investment up front—of both my time and money—I would be better educated and better equipped to handle the job ahead of me. .

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First-Time Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The First-Time Leader book by George Bradt and Gillian Davis begins with a discussion of taking charge of your new team and then tracks through BRAVE leadership components from the outside in. First-Time Leader is, as the title aptly describes, for first time leaders, explains Bradt. "It

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Simple Ways to Encourage People to Volunteer Their Time


Organizations that can’t hire as many employees as their for-profit counterparts turn to volunteers who give their own free time without expecting financial compensation Volunteers are the lifeblood of most non-profits and charitable organizations.

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Start Meetings On Time

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If there are six people waiting on the latecomers, that's 10 minutes times 6. One hour of collective wasted time. If you hold a lot of meetings that each start late, the wasted time will really add up. So, start your meetings on time. You call a meeting.

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Is It Time for a Rebrand?

NonProfit Hub

Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and thought it might be time for a change ? Wherever you are in your organizational timeline, if you’re experiencing one or more of these criteria, it might be time to consider a brand refresh—or a comprehensive rebrand.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Nonprofit organizations have moved well past the time when technology and data were treated as standalone entities. Whether you have a staff of one or 100, you will find benefit in taking time away to attend. It's finally here!

First time visitor

AFP Blog

Are you a first time visitor to this blog. Please leave a comment. Thanks for stopping in and we hope you will return

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Using Geospatial Maps in Time of Disaster


Geospatial mapping is an increasingly hot topic in large-scale natural disasters, including Hurricane Sandy and the Oklahoma Tornadoes. As technology continues to advance, data mapping is moving from being a powerful tool for specific cases to being a new norm in all disaster relief.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals.

Time to think.SXSW

Connection Cafe

I recently started going to the Interactive part of the conference and it has been an exciting learning experience every time. Author: Josh Shepherd. I understand that it's August, but I can't stop thinking about March. It's cooler outside and March Madness is going on.

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Now that you need more volunteers, it is time to share your vision and let it be contagious. When people see their friends make time for your organization, they’ll be more likely to pick up a shift, too. Respect their Time.

Donor Management Software: FAQ for First-Time Buyers

NonProfit Hub

A constituent timeline to show your donors’ engagement over time. Often times a vendor will look cheaper than others, but that pricing plan won’t include the full functionality of the system. The switching process can be difficult, time-consuming and expensive.

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VisionLink Is In The News: Real-Time Winter Storm Map


Due to the potentially historic damage of this storm, VisionLink successfully created a unique geo-tagged map to chart--in real-time--the damage reports from those in the storm''s path.

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A New Landing Page, Just for Fundraisers

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Other individual widgets on the landing page provide critical, real-time insights about various aspects of your fundraising program - from major gifts, to telemarketing and direct response plans, follow-up tasks, and monthly giving.

Virtual Meetings: 5 Tips for Nonprofits Working Across Time Zones

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Often, the training on-site is the beginning of project which includes facilitating sessions remotely across time zones. I know many nonprofits that work globally, either with affiliate offices or partners in different countries, sometimes with a time zone difference of 6-12 hours.

3 Welcome Series Timing Tips

Connection Cafe

Below are a few items related to timing that you will need to keep in mind when planning your email welcome series. This approach will enable you to control the timing of your messages, as well as your first ask. Experiment with timing. Play around with the frequency, and review your metrics to help you determine the optimal timing. This feature saves administrative time and effort. Author: Jennifer Atkins.

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Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The Pacific Northwest is full of natural beauty, and Portlanders love to spend time outdoors - so make sure to bring a jacket (and maybe some hiking boots if you're really feeling adventurous) and take full advantage of the city and nearby surroundings.

It’s Time to Get Ready for Giving Tuesday!

Connection Cafe

It’s a special time of year following consumer-driven Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, when people around the world rally behind the missions that speak to their hearts. And it’s time to talk strategy.

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7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Make a detailed plan for all of the outreach you’ll do throughout your Giving Tuesday campaign efforts - putting the time into writing it all down ahead of time will save you from scrambling at the last minute or forgetting anything important in the campaign rush.

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Voting, Elections and Real Time Social Media

NCE Social Media

Did you know that Facebook is doing real time tracking of voting today? John Haydon , who is a social media specialist that I have referenced numerous times , has a great brief video showing you what Facebook is up to. First, I hope you vote today !

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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). In just about any place you look today for advice on fundraising, overhead is being discussed.

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


As it becomes a bigger part of the marketing lexicon , "going viral" has become everyone’s holy grail, but does that approach to nonprofit campaigns make sense for your organization? nonprofit campaigns campaigns

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Foundational Tools For First-Time Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The forthcoming First-Time Leader book by George Bradt and Gillian Davis begins with a discussion of taking charge of your new team and then tracks through BRAVE leadership components from the outside in.

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Is Timing Everything? Donor Strategy for Planned Gift Marketing

Connection Cafe

When is the best time of year to promote your planned giving program? Analytics Donor Strategy fundraising Goals planned giving prospect research TimingDo planned giving efforts have a beginning and an end?

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Our EveryAction Hero: Texas Watch

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Before we were doing our monthly giving programs through EveryAction it was difficult to keep track of credit cards that were expiring and now being able to run a quick simple report which I have scheduled to come to my inbox every week is a huge time save for us!

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The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Users expect a lighting fast experience on your website, from your homepage to your donation page, and each additional second of loading time costs your organization money in missed donations. This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about.

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Glitch Torpedoes Give Local AmericaThe NonProfit Times

AFP Blog

Glitch Torpedoes Give Local AmericaThe NonProfit Times : "Technical difficulties brought Give Local America to a screeching halt yesterday, forcing some communities to extend the 24-hour crowdfunding event for at least another day." 'via via Blog this

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Emily McKhann: Making Time For What Matters

Have Fun - Do Good

Today's post is the second in my new guest post series: Making Time for What Matters. At the time, she thought their lists would sitin a file for when Peyton was older. How do you make time for what matters? making time for what matters

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Faster than real time?


Here he is speaking on the theme “Faster than Real Time” at LeWeb (which is a conference I would absolutely love to go to one day. One more for the “keeping you up to date with the outside world” pile. Jeremiah Owyang’s talks are always great food for thought.

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Time is Money: Solutions for Monitoring Problems With Your Website

Byte Technology

The post Time is Money: Solutions for Monitoring Problems With Your Website appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog. Consider this scenario: your website experiences an outage, but because you don’t monitor it on a regular basis it may be days or weeks before you notice.

3 Ways Workplace Giving Software Saves Time for Medium and Large Businesses


The benefits of corporate philanthropy are well documented, helping businesses improve employee engagement, attract top talent, and increase sales – but workplace giving also time-consuming. How Workplace Giving Saves Time for Businesses.

Facebook: Is it Worth your Nonprofit’s Time?


How much time should your nonprofit spend engaging with their “fans” on Facebook? It’s much easier for people to click a button and sign a petition online than it is to take time out of their busy schedules to attend an event.

Crisis Management 101: Tips to Help You Survive Tough Times

Connection Cafe

With life already overly busy, increased demand for your services, a constant push to increase funding and more ideas being suggested than you can possibly implement, when do you have time for a crisis? No one likes a crisis. Especially nonprofit leaders like you.

Autumn: A Time for Harvest and Reflection

Connection Cafe

The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The chart below illustrates the fluctuations in average donor retention over time: Nonprofits continue to lose donors at an alarming rate, catching them in a losing cycle of constantly spending time and money on costly donor acquisition, only to lose most of that investment.

Technology And The Modern Fundraiser - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

AFP Blog

Technology And The Modern Fundraiser - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "The new and growing challenges of today might be met with tomorrow’s advancements in technologies such as virtual reality, image reading and consolidated databases in the years to come." 'via

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