The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 142: Tips for Virtual Volunteer Programs

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In the midst of COVID-19, virtual volunteerism opportunities are more important than ever. This episode is about understanding and expanding virtual volunteer programs. Topics Discussed in This Episode: The types of virtual volunteer activities that are available.

A Hack to Dramatically Improve Your Virtual Events

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So you turn to a virtual event. An Hours Long Zoom Webinar is Not a Virtual Event. The virtual event that every organization has done in the past is a webinar. Your virtual event needs to be special as well. All Virtual Events Are Not the Same.

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Tips for a Successful Virtual Gala Experience

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After surveying, if your organization concludes that its best to cancel the in-person gala, turn it into a virtual event. Virtual events are on the rise and are a great way to ensure your mission stays visible. Let’s break down how to make your virtual gala effective.

Two Keys for Successful Virtual Challenge Fundraisers

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In the day job, peer-to-peer fundraising at Blackbaud, we have seen the proliferation of the term ‘Virtual event’. The term ‘virtual event’ has become somewhat amorphous. We need a virtual event’ is the ‘What’s our ice-bucket challenge?’

Virtual Volunteer Mobilization Strategies That Can Solve Nonprofits’ Challenges During COVID-19

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For the foreseeable future, remote fundraising and virtual actions will be the norm, as evidenced by the 433% increase in virtual actions on the Mobilize platform in just six weeks. Think like a political organizer: Virtual engagement is extremely scalable. Virtual solutions.

6 Tips for Managing a Virtual Workforce

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Many of us have already experienced such strategies, with cancelled conferences, virtual school for the kids, travel restrictions, or work from home (WFH) suggestions or mandates in our workplaces. Given that background, what are some quick tips to help navigate this remote/virtual world?

Going Virtual – An Alternative Volunteer Event Guide

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Often virtual events don’t elicit the same emotional connection as when a team come s together for in-person service. H osting a virtual or local day of service? virtual program connecting volunteers to organizations worldwide. .

8 Virtual Meeting Etiquette Essentials for In-Person Participants

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Has your organization been struggling with engaging virtual participants? These virtual meeting etiquette tips from meeting expert Nancy Settle-Murphy will help. virtual-meeting-etiquette virtual-meetings

Lessons from the Field: How Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound Turned a Major Event into a Virtual Fundraiser

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Sponsors, entertainment, a program, and table hosts helping to capture donations in real time is all incredibly difficult to replicate in a virtual setting. Learn more in the upcoming FREE webinar : “ Going Virtual—How to Move Campaigns Online ” .

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How to Manage Your Organization Virtually

Wild Apricot

Top six areas of your organization that can be done virtually, so you can stay on top of its needs even when you’re in the midst of social distancing

How to Host a Successful Virtual Fundraiser for Your Nonprofit

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Hosting a virtual fundraiser is a great option when in-person events aren't feasible. Here's everything you need know about organizing a successful event online

Five Tips for Nonprofits to Avoid Virtual Fatigue

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In the virtual workplace, being on video conference meetings and communicating via online collaboration platforms takes more energy than working face-to-face. Virtual work can easily zap our energy and drain our emotions bringing on a type of malaise called “Virtual or Zoom Fatigue.” .

Living in a Virtual World

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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

The Essential Tech Elements for Virtual Fundraising Events

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In the new world of social distancing and limited in-person gatherings, nonprofits everywhere are embracing virtual fundraising events and campaigns. With today’s technology it’s pretty easy and straightforward to host an impressive virtual event or campaign.

7 Things Nonprofits Should Know About Virtual Desktops

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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.

Cutting IT Costs? Virtualize your In-house IT Infrastructure

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There is a proverbial war raging in the IT virtualization market today and … Technology Virtualization cloud computing IT Non-Profit private cloud technology virtual machine

Here's Why You Need to Attend Personifest 2020 Virtually

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PersoniFest 2020 is now being held virtually on April 23rd. Here's why you and your team don't want to miss Wild Apricot's third annual user conference

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

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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

VIRTUAL EVENTS SURVEY – last chance to participate!

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The learning & development experts at Tagoras have launched a new round of their popular research on virtual events. Our aim is to assess the role of virtual conferences and similar virtual events are playing in the broader events market.

Virtual Meeting Check-Ins & Icebreakers During A Pandemic

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My first remote job was to work with a virtual team to manage an online network for artists, called Artswire. Since those days, I have continued to hone my virtual facilitation skills to design and deliver effective virtual meetings and trainings. As nonprofits are impacted by the CoronaVirus and need more virtual meeting skills, I’d like to share what I have learned. This post is #2 in a series I’ll be publishing on virtual meeting facilitation.

How To Facilitate Effective Virtual Meetings

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The list of conferences cancelled is growing, with some now being delivered a virtual gatherings. It’s time to up your virtual facilitation and convening skills. My first remote job was to work with a virtual team to manage an online network for artists, called Artswire.

7 Expert Tips to Design the Perfect Virtual Meeting in a Multicultural World

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If you’re working with an international team and looking to make your virtual meetings more productive, here are seven helpful tips based on Multicultural Leadership expert Erin Meyer's research. Nancy-Settle-Murphy virtual-meetings

Virtual bus rides for charity

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How to Host a Virtual Member Appreciation Week in 5 Simple Steps

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How do you say thank you to your members? If the answer is "we don't", it might be time to consider hosting a member appreciation week

'Virtual reality Aleppo' street fundraising campaign launched | Amnesty International UK

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Check out this street fundraising Idea ' Virtual reality Aleppo' street fundraising campaign launched | Amnesty International UK : "'Virtual reality Aleppo' street fundraising campaign launched" 'via Blog this'. NPF2F

Peer-to-Peer World Virtual Conference 9.27.17

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After the popular online events in 2016, five companies that serve the nonprofit sector are coming together to offer a third edition of It’s a Peer-to-Peer World: Virtual Conference on September 27, 2017.

Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers

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Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers : "Amnesty International UK has given street fundraisers virtual reality headsets so they can show the public the impact barrel bombing has had in Syria. " 'via Blog this

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Exploring the YouTube marketing promotional tips for virtual business

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YouTube is not just a video creation platform; it is also a social networking site for the business person. The format will be simple and easy to communicate with customers. In other social networking sites, there can be some complications that are not easy to handle.

Virtual Reality as Empathy Engine in Nonprofit Causes

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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

Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers

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Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers : "Amnesty International UK has given street fundraisers virtual reality headsets so they can show the public the impact barrel bombing has had in Syria. Street fundraisers in London, Manchester and Leeds have been equipped with refurbished smartphones and £15 virtual reality headsets to offer potential donors a 360 view of the destruction caused by fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo." 'via

Virtual currencies create pathways for people in emerging economies | TechCrunch

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Virtual currencies create pathways for people in emerging economies | TechCrunch : 'via Blog this

5 Things Virtual Event Platforms Can Learn from Pinterest ? It’s All Virtual

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5 Things Virtual Event Platforms Can Learn from Pinterest  It’s All Virtual : 5 Things Virtual Event Platforms Can Learn from Pinterest. NPVirtualEvent NPVirtualConference

Pajama Parties? Three Rules for Running Virtual Meetings

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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.

Structuring Successful Virtual Meetings: A Counterintuitive Approach

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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

Virtual sorority’s tax-exempt status denied | Albuquerque Journal News

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Virtual sorority’s tax-exempt status denied | Albuquerque Journal News : "Well, it seems that the IRS is made up of a lot more of us “mature” people and a lot less of our children’s generation. Two months ago the IRS Exempt Organization folks (yes, those people) denied tax-exempt status to a virtual sorority. I had never heard of a virtual sorority. But no matter; I have not heard of most virtual things.

Virtual learning management system (LMS) for organizations

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Gyrus provides a virtual learning management system for Organizations (VLO) to slice and dice your training in any way that you see fit at any level with flexibility

Tips for Virtual Fundraising Success | npENGAGE

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Tips for Virtual Fundraising Success | npENGAGE : While most of us were planning our July 4th barbeque, Valencia College Foundation was preparing to launch their First ONE campaign. This year the foundation took their six-week fundraising campaign online using peer-to-peer fundraising to supplement their offline campaign activities.

The Integrated Marketing Virtual Conference for Nonprofits

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I’m talking about the IMAB’s Integrated Marketing Virtual Conference for Nonprofits on January 30, 2014. By: Mike Johnston, Integrated Marketing Advisory Board. It’s not every day that a conference like this comes along: One day. Six sessions from the convenience of your own desk.

6 Tips from Valencia College Foundation for Virtual Fundraising Success

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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.

Attend the Peer to Peer Fundraising Virtual Conference for Nonprofits!

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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.

Virtual Conferences: Advantages That You Should Know

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If you are thinking about going virtual with your next conference, take the time to understand the advantages, and how it can empower your membership engagement strategy. Would you plan your 5 year olds birthday party at a night club? Of course not. Planning is crucial for any event.

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

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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

10 Best virtual world games like IMVU 2019: IMVU Alternatives

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IMVU is sort of a virtual world that was established in 2004 and was very popular at that time. It allows you to create 3D avatars in a fun and safe virtual world and that too for free. It is basically a multiplayer online video game that brings people together on an online platform.

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