Structuring Successful Virtual Meetings: A Counterintuitive Approach

Wild Apricot Blog

Renowned meeting experts Rick Lent and Nancy Settle-Murphy show you how to avoid the lack of focus, poor engagement and indecision that plague most virtual meetings. With the right planning, a few tips and some simple tools, you’ll actually be able to get work done efficiently at your next virtual meeting. Nancy-Settle-Murphy Rick-Lent meetings virtual-meetings

The Art of Facilitating Virtual Meetings with Sticky Notes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I also wanted to experiment with translating some facilitation techniques I use for face-to-face meetings (like sticky note facilitation ) to virtual meetings. Designing A Participatory Hook for a Virtual Meeting. We used a virtual sticky note app called NoteApp.

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6 Steps to Run a Productive Virtual Meeting with Templates and Examples

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’d like help making your virtual meetings more productive, here is a six-step formula along with the templates and examples that can make your virtual meetings super productive. Nancy-Settle-Murphy meetings virtual-meetings

7 Things Nonprofits Should Know About Virtual Desktops

TechImpact

With a virtual desktop, everything that you see on your computer screen (the operating system) is actually located on a server rather than on your computer’s local drive. An article on BNews explains what virtual desktops are and how they are being used.

The One Secret To Better Virtual Meetings: Empathy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I facilitated a peer learning session for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders and their mentors about healthy and productive meetings. We covered the best practices of meetings , both face-to-face and virtual meetings.

Attend the Peer to Peer Fundraising Virtual Conference for Nonprofits!

SocialFish

After a popular inaugural online event in April 2016, four companies that serve the nonprofit sector are coming together to offer another edition of It’s a Peer-to-Peer World: Virtual Conference on October 19, 2016.

Trends Over Time in Virtual Volunteering

NTEN

Learn how virtual volunteering has evolved. Virtual volunteering describes a volunteer who completes tasks, in whole or in part, off-site from the organization or person being assisted, using a computer, tablet, smart phone, or other Internet-connected device. Community engaging volunteers virtual community Program Jayne Cravens. Principal. Coyote Communications. For decades, volunteering has transcended time and space to help organizations around the world.

Using Virtual Reality to Showcase Nonprofit Impact

Tech Soup Blog

This post is Development Director Ryan Ginard's first impression of seeing how powerful a virtual reality video is in putting the viewer in the middle of a compelling story at the most recent meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative. Virtual Reality Is the Future of Storytelling.

5 Essential Tech Tools for Virtual Teams

Idealware

There are a lot of benefits to virtual teams—you’re not constrained by geography and staff members have a lot more flexibility. To some degree, technology can compensate for the shortcomings of a virtual environment. Virtual Phone System. We had to find a back channel for the breakroom/water cooler conversations and we also had to find a way to virtualize the courtesy of knocking on someone's door to see if they're available for a conversation.

10 Ways To Make Your Virtual Meetings More Successful

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Business leaders and employees are holding virtual meetings more than ever. Despite the cost-saving and other advantages, virtual meetings versus in-person meetings have their challenges. Carl Wiese Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Ron Ricci Virtual Meetings

Virtual Teams Tweetchat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup, itself a distributed organization with virtual teams , recently held a tweet chat on Virtual Teams to explore these questions. A strong work ethic is an important qualification for the members of a virtual team as remote staff work without being micromanaged.

Virtual Reality as Empathy Engine in Nonprofit Causes

See What's Out There

The New York Times sent virtual reality goggles (Google Cardboard) to every Sunday, print subscriber, a move that signals a change in the way journalism and nonprofits can tell stories. The post Virtual Reality as Empathy Engine in Nonprofit Causes appeared first on The See3 Blog. video fundraising fundraising ideas new york times strategy virtual reality

3 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Ideas for Higher Ed Institutions

Connection Cafe

Virtual Events. A Virtual Event asks fundraisers to commit to do a specific activity during a specified period of time. Nonprofit Fundraising crowdfunding DIY Fundraising fundraising ideas Giving Days Higher Ed higher education fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising virtual events

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P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

Connection Cafe

Virtual Events. Virtual Events allow you to extend your traditional fundraising event to a larger group of people. Participate virtually! In this example, Free to Breath ’s DIY Community Walk offers a community walk virtual event for those who can’t attend their walk in person.

Virtual Teams TweetChat on July 11

Tech Soup Blog

If you decide to make the switch to remote work, how can you keep your virtual team, and yourself, on the right track over time? For the answer to these and other related questions, join TechSoup on Monday, July 11 for a tweetchat on virtual teams. Green Office GreenTech Running Your Organization Green IT TweetChat telework virtual team distributed teamTechnology has made it easier than ever to work remotely outside the confines of the traditional office setting.

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Pajama Parties? Three Rules for Running Virtual Meetings

Connection Cafe

Working virtually is a hot topic and one that is near and dear to many people’s hearts. But what about those of us who work in our pajamas (should virtual meetings be called pajama parties?) I think we can learn some things from both the face-to-face and the virtual world.

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6 Tips from Valencia College Foundation for Virtual Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

Marino said there was an important balance in virtually keeping people engaged without overwhelming them with email communications. While most of us were planning our July 4th barbeque, Valencia College Foundation was preparing to launch their First ONE campaign.

How To Make Your Virtual Meetings More Successful

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Business leaders and employees are holding virtual meetings more than ever. Despite the cost-saving and other advantages, virtual meetings versus in-person meetings have their challenges. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leading Meetings Meetings Virtual Meetings

How Virtual Engagement Can Positively Impact Membership Renewal

SocialFish

Given that I work for CommPartners (a major provider of online learning within the association community), I was particularly interested in understanding how AAHPERD prioritized virtual engagement in context to their membership renewal strategy.

Virtual Work, Real Success

Tech Soup Blog

BetterWorld Telecom provides services that enable and support a virtual work environment, as a donation partner with TechSoup Global. However, BetterWorld itself works as a virtual team, with team members scattered literally across the U.S. With TechSoup's focus on virtual work this month, we thought we'd share some of the tips and practices we use to make 'virtual work' work for us.

5 New And Quirky Nonprofit Social Media Tactics

TechImpact

Fundraising Industry News Social Tech content marketing nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech social media supporters technology virtualization Image courtesy of athgo. Social media is well documented as a necessary marketing platform for all nonprofits.

Is your membership forum a virtual ghost town?

Wild Apricot Blog

Is your forum going like gangbusters or a virtual ghost town? Here are some tips to help get your members forum started or refresh an existing forum. forum

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6 Cloud Security Features Your Nonprofit Needs To Know About

TechImpact

Cloud services typically provide an option of secure transmission, either by a virtual private network or secure shell layer. Image courtesy of Security Intelligence Blog.

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4 Tips from the Alzheimer’s Assn for Successful Virtual Fundraising Campaigns

Connection Cafe

The Alzheimer’s Association The Longest DayTM was launched in 2012 and is a … Emerging Events Event Fundraising Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Uncategorized Alzheimer's Association The Longest Day independent fundraising events Peer to Peer Fundraising team fundraising TeamRaiser virtual events

Living in a Virtual World

Connection Cafe

Virtualization is all about maximizing the technology you have to create a whole that is more powerful than its individual parts. Virtualization big data IT infrastructure servers

Infograhpic Friday: 21 Ways For Nonprofits To Get Creative

TechImpact

General infographic mobile nonprofit nonprofits social media storytelling virtualizationDoes your nonprofit have to get creative from time to time? Chances are good, your organization has had to, for some reason or another, put its collective thinking caps on to solve a problem. Whether an event was not going as planned, donations were not flowing in, or your message was just not being perceived […].

Infographic: How Tech Changed The Way We Work

TechImpact

Industry News Tech infographic nonprofit npTech virtualization Americans used to dread the sound of the the a rattling filing cabinet. Now, it’s the sound of computer fans revving up and our operating system beeping on that has has us cringing some mornings.

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Are Virtual and Micro-volunteering the New Normal?

Wild Apricot Blog

Here''s a preview of a new article in our Membership Knowledge Hub (by Tobi Johnson) that provides insight into and tips for managing and supporting offsite and virtual volunteers. Volunteers

Free Expert Webinar: Leading Great Virtual Board Meetings (Part II)

Wild Apricot Blog

Learn ways you can use structure to create naturally more effective and engaging virtual meetings. These suggestions can be used with any form of virtual meeting technology We will share stories, along with tips and tools.

9 Tech Trends Your Nonprofit’s Need To Know About

TechImpact

Software-defined networking (SDN) offers your network administrators a set of tools to virtualize your network’s infrastructure. Industry News Mobile Tech cloud cloud computing cloud technology nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech technology virtualization

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Infographic: Create The Perfect Social Media Post

TechImpact

General nonprofit nonprofit technology social media virtualization website Going viral takes more than a clever title, or a worthy call to action message.

Ask Idealware: What is "Mobile Phone Virtualization?"

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10 Tips For Making Virtual Meetings Successful

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Business leaders and employees are holding virtual meetings more than ever. Despite the cost-saving and other advantages, virtual meetings versus in-person meetings have their challenges. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Virtual Meetings

Cloud Computing Cheat Sheet For Nonprofits

TechImpact

This solution provides a virtual development resource for software. An entire virtual network for your nonprofit that is housed on the vendor’s servers. This includes virtual desktops, database, and cloud based applications and software. Image courtesy of Data Hive.

3 Keys To Cloud Computing Vendor Selection For Nonprofits

TechImpact

Security Tech cloud cloud computing data nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npCloud npTech virtualization website Cloud computing is an exciting technology that is projected to become pervasive in not only nonprofits, but in the common person’s daily life. However, there is a sense of discomfort associated with the novel technology. Many do not fully understand the technology, what it can offer an organization, or even fully understand exactly how it […].

30+ Custom GoogleAnalytics Dashboards For Nonprofits

TechImpact

Tech analytics data database email marketing fundraising nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech technology virtualization Google Analytics helps nonprofits understand their website. Period.

3 Fall Blogging Classes (1 Virtual, 2 in Berkeley)

Have Fun - Do Good

Just wanted to let the bloggers among you know that I have three blogging classes coming up this fall (one virtual and two in Berkeley). You can see examples of some of my past students, and their blogging successes in the most recent issue of the Juicy Blogging eNews: 13 Juicy Bloggers.

Knock Your Third Party Fundraiser Out of the Park

Connection Cafe

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Infographic: The 5 Myths Of Mobile Giving

TechImpact

Fundraising Security Tech analytics fundraising mobile Mobile Fundraising Mobile Technology npTech supporters technology virtualization The Internet is a transitive place. And that’s an understatement. Shunned at first, and thought to be ‘just another fad’, the Internet has, as you know, become the medium for communication, interaction, and way people work and spend their leisure time. So what’s the latest trend everyone’s talking about? It’s mobile. Mobile everything.

Why Your Nonprofit’s Website Should Be Your Top Priority, But Isn’t

TechImpact

Social Tech mobile Mobile Fundraising Mobile Technology nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech SEO social media supporters technology virtualization volunteers website Everyone knows your nonprofit needs a website, sure, but when was the last time your nonprofit updated its website? When was the last time you conducted any kind of feedback testing? Upgraded its servers? Is your website responsive, or ‘mobile friendly’?

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