Will work for purpose

VolunteerMark

The truth is – those of us in cause based work have a tremendous advantage: our work has purpose, and most people don’t feel they have purpose at their day jobs

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Does Slacktivism Actually Work?

EveryAction

While social media has profoundly amplified the reach and influence of nonprofits, it’s also created a dilemma commonly referred to as “slacktivism.”

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Book Review: Work That Matters

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Maia Duerr recently published a book called “ Work that Matters: Create a Livelihood that Reflects Your Core Intention.” It is the idea that work is not just about earning money, but it is about finding meaning. Is your work also your calling or just a job?

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New Nonprofit Workforce Study from Work for Good

SocialFish

Guest post from Work For Good. Anyone working in the nonprofit world knows the magnetic draw of doing good for others and their communities. But how strong is that attraction once you are in the day-to-day grind of meaningful, yet hard work? About Work for Good.

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When Nonprofit Advocacy Works in Reverse

Connection Cafe

But, what if you could create a super advocate first, and then work in reverse towards the relationship of consistent donor? . Riverside Healthcare Foundation discovered that this reverse order works best to engage the younger generation of advocates while cultivating our future donor base.

Being a Visionary in Your Volunteer Work

VolunteerMark

When tackling social justice issues (which much volunteer work and nonprofit organizations are devoted to), it is important for us to have a productive, caring, and positive outlook. In essence, social justice work is very future-focused.

Walking While Working

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A lot of my work consists of sitting — working on a computer, talking on the phone, or attending meetings or conferences. As Nilofer Merchant points out in this Ted.com talk , people are sitting 9.3 It’s work.” Walking is the Killer Work App for Creativity.

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How New and Traditional Media Can Work Hand in Hand

NonProfit Hub

The post How New and Traditional Media Can Work Hand in Hand appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. When it comes to marketing in the nonprofit sector, this period of history is unlike anything we’ve seen before.

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Three areas where more transparency works

SocialFish

Here are three areas where adding transparency into your processes can make things work better. But no one can raise an objection, because the meeting already takes two hours and everyone just wants to go back to their office and get back to work. Culture That Works

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The Myth of the Best Place To Work

SocialFish

Okay, I know some of you reading this probably won a “best place to work” award, and are quite proud of it. If it weren’t aligned, they wouldn’t be so happy, and you wouldn’t be a “best place to work.”. They want to be a best place to work too, and why would we blame them?

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[Cool Infographic Friday] How #Millennials View Work

SocialFish

Cool Social Tools Culture That Works Love how this infographic debunks some of the crap said out there about Millennials. As does our book. Are you a Millennial? We want YOU to be part of our ongoing research related to When Millennials Take Over.

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

Connection Cafe

As you look at your fundraising calendar, you can easily become overwhelmed. People … Fundraising planning

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Creating content that works

SocialFish

Creating Content (That Works) from Amy Vernon. You may remember the fabulous Amy Vernon presenting this content for one of our hottest webinars in the past. Well, here’s an updated deck for you! ——— ( photo credit ). Content Strategy

Infographic: Women Working For Nonprofit Orgs

TechImpact

Regardless of gender, everyone working in a nonprofit roles lives to serve, and is dedicated to leaving the world a better place. For an unknown reason, more women are drawn to the nonprofit working life. The nonprofit world is one dominated by individuals who love to help other people.

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The #1 Reason You Struggle with Work-life Balance and Technology Distraction

SocialFish

I’m often asked why so many people struggle with work-life balance and technology distraction. The truth has nothing to do with your work or technology. But it has everything thing to do with intention or your purpose for your work and your life. No busy work.

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Yes, Fundraising is Hard Work!

Connection Cafe

I stopped in my tracks and chuckled as I was getting ready for work this morning. Fundraising is hard work; sometimes hand cramping work. “But that doesn’t mean there [aren''t] enormous advantages in working with mainstream studios.”

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The Knitting Factor: Making Skills-Based Volunteering Work for Your Organization

Connection Cafe

We know from our nearly twenty years of practice what makes skills-based volunteer programs work best to solve even the most persistent community challenges. We’ve now adopted this process from them, and have incorporated this methodology into our broader work.”.

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8 Ways To Avoid Nonprofit Work Burnout

TechImpact

The commute to work. The work. The commute home from work. All too often nonprofit employees fall victim to the daily rhythm, and allow it to dictate their mood and their effectiveness at work. Physically remove your self from work at home.

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Learning is the Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you are not already familiar with their work, you will learn a lot about online collaboration, knowledge management, informal learning, and networks by following them.

I Get To Work In My Pajamas!

Connection Cafe

I always found it funny that the line often associated with Virtual Work is “I get to work in my pajamas!” While I’m sure it is sometimes true, it is generally used as an explanation for how much folks enjoy the privilege of working from home. Virtual work isn’t going to end.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? It can also be used to create work norms or processes. They can also be descriptive questions such as “what is working, what is not, and why?” What techniques worked?

Nonprofit Text Messaging Campaigns That Work — BizTech

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Text Messaging Campaigns That Work — BizTech : 'via Blog this

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How the Internet Works (Infographic)

SocialFish

A fun reminder. Because cats in hats. Cool Infographic Friday

Working Together: Great Social Media Plugins for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

When it comes to WordPress sites, many of the themes also work around the idea of assimilation and integration with other online resources. The post Working Together: Great Social Media Plugins for Your WordPress Site appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

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Making Video Work Harder for Your Mission: Awareness

Connection Cafe

How can video work harder for your mission? . Regardless of your mission, every organization’s marketing communications is about moving your audiences from just learning about your work to becoming an invested supporter. .

Virtual Meetings: 5 Tips for Nonprofits Working Across Time Zones

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My work as a trainer and facilitator has brought me to many places in the world. 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.

Work Is Meaningful When.

Eric Jacobsen Blog

There are so many good things to learn in the book, Helping People Win At Work , by Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge. Among those is the section about how to define meaningful work. Work is meaningful when it : It is conducted in a manner that is "good and proper" in all respects.

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Curiosity Kills Bad Work Habits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It lead us to discover the works of Gretchen Rubin , Charles Duhigg , BJ Fogg , and others. This notion comes from the work of Justin Brewer, Ph.D According to Duhigg’s work, you can reform bad habits by replacing the routine that occurs between the cue and the reward.

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Do Daily Deals Work?

AFP Blog

Do Daily Deals Work? Some merchants who've used Groupon or LivingSocial have grumbled about lack of sales from the daily deals model. But non-profits dig it, and it's not just for the money

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Helping People Win At Work

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission?

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Prescriptive Analytics for Nonprofits—How Data Technology Can Transform the Way We Work

Connection Cafe

It can not only help us execute our current work more efficiently and effectively but actually create entirely new opportunities to do good. Prescriptive analytics can transform the way nonprofits work. Researchers work with data sets, build models, and publish them.

The Definition Of Work Ethic For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Grubb 's broader than typical definition of work ethic for leaders , as she details it in her book, Clash of the Generations. Here is what she says defines work ethic for leaders : Honest. Show gratitude to direct reports and colleagues who work hard. Grubb Work Ethic

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Why Twitter Team Tweeting Works

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They work in collaboration with health care providers, policy, and decision makers, industry experts, advocates, and individuals in communities across Colorado.

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User-Generated Content: Put your constituents to work!

Connection Cafe

For many nonprofits, writing new online content can be a huge burden. It always seems to be the most daunting task in a website redesign project. With User-Generated Content, you can actually rely on your constituents for some of that writing.

Peer Coaching Works

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Do you create an environment at your business/organization that allows peer coaching to succeed? Hopefully you do. If you don't, encourage peer coaching among the members of your team. Peer coaching can be formal, informal or a combination of both.

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The Broader Definition Of Work Ethic

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Grubb 's broader than typical definition of work ethic for leaders , as she details it in her book, Clash of the Generations. Here is what she says defines work ethic for leaders : Honest. Show gratitude to direct reports and colleagues who work hard. Grubb Work Work Ethic

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The Definition Of Work Ethic For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Grubb 's broader than typical definition of work ethic for leaders , as she details it in her book, Clash of the Generations. Here is what she says defines work ethic for leaders : Honest. Show gratitude to direct reports and colleagues who work hard. Grubb Work Ethic

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Does Social Media Work?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I know for many of you this is old news. But since I’m not on twitter anymore, and I don’t read my RSS feeds as often as I should. In July, Idealware published the Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide. It’s great – chock full of good information, and some very, very interesting research.

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Facebook is Great, but Does it Really Work for Fundraising?

NetWits

Last weeks post highlighting a few statistics from the business world seems to have resonated with readers here. That got me thinking more about how we, in the non-profit space, should look to learn from examples, trends and best practices found outside of our sector.

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Work Is Meaningful When.

Eric Jacobsen Blog

There are so many good things to learn in the book, Helping People Win At Work , by Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge. Among those is the section about how to define meaningful work. Work is meaningful when it : It is conducted in a manner that is "good and proper" in all respects.

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Infographic: How Tech Changed The Way We Work

TechImpact

There’s no denying the fact that technology has changed the way Americans work. Smart phones, tablets, laptop computers, and desktop computers are synonymous with work. The internet, too, has made work possible.

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Work on Stuff that Matters

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I was impressed when I heard Tim O'Reilly recommending to all tech folks last year that they Work on Stuff that Matters. Tim's point wasn't that all tech developers should go to work for nonprofits, it was that people should step back and think about what matters to them. We get a charge out of figuring things out, and understanding how the world works in a deep ways. We all want to work on Stuff That Matters. Business as usual hasn't been working out so well.

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How To Energize Your Work And Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Leadership Tip : So, the next time you are doing an employee or team performance review, Rath suggests you spend 80 percent of the time (or the vast majority) talking about what is working. It stems from the meaningfulness of the work you do.

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