Will work for purpose


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?


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


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


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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The Myth of the Best Place To Work


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


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 with People – Not Paperwork

Vertex Systems

Ask any DSP: the most rewarding aspect of their job is working with people – not performing hours of manual data entry or carting around a 10-foot stack of paperwork while out in the field.

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


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

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.

Infographic: Women Working For Nonprofit Orgs


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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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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8 Ways To Avoid Nonprofit Work Burnout


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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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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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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2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Successful fundraising campaigns come in many shapes and sizes, and not every tactic works for every organization's audience. Each of these five organizations exemplifies different ways to make industry best practices and technology tools work in a way that resonates with their supporter base.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The premise is that governing well is essential for strong nonprofits working efficiently and effectively to address critical needs in our communities. The Network for Social Work Management / Chicago, IL / TBD. It's finally here!

Nonprofit Text Messaging Campaigns That Work — BizTech

AFP Blog

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

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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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Fundraise Across Borders with International Giving on EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

based nonprofits working in the areas of international development, refugee services, and environmental conservation, among other sectors, perform a significant amount of work and raise a significant amount of money in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada. Many large U.S.

How the Internet Works (Infographic)


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

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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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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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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?

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


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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Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

So for those who don’t know what you all do, tell us a little bit about the amazing work Rock the Vote does and how you all started! To reach them we have two buckets of work. One is doing advocacy around ensuring voting rights and access to democracy work for young people.

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.

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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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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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. .

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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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.

7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

While hitting your fundraising goal for Giving Tuesday is important, the work doesn't stop there. It's important that you start working right away to cultivate Giving Tuesday donors, building them to be loyal supporters year-round. #GivingTuesday is right around the corner!

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 82: Skills, Brand & Space: The Future of Work

Connection Cafe

Work doesn’t mean the same thing now that it once meant. What does that mean for the future of work? In today’s episode, you’ll hear a session from the 2018 Social Innovation Summit facilitated by Rachel Hutchisson on the topic of “Skills, Brand, and Space: The Future of Work.” Quotes: “Working at the Gates Foundation, I know that I work at one of the most purposeful places in the world, and that it’s a privilege to be able to follow your purpose and passion.”

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.

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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The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

While some donor drop-off is inevitable, it's important that fundraising staff works to retain and cultivate the donors that you have invested in attracting. This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about.

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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Grassroots Leadership works for a more just society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation and criminalization are things of the past. United We Dream works to transform that fear into finding a voice.

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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