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?

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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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.

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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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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How the Internet Works (Infographic)

SocialFish

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

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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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.

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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Building A Nonprofit Leadership Team That Works

TechImpact

Much like the head coach or manager of a professional sports team, your job when assembling and managing these teams becomes less about teaching and directing, and become more centered on ensuring the group is working cohesively. As a nonprofit CEO, you’re responsible for a lot.

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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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[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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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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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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Nonprofit Text Messaging Campaigns That Work — BizTech

AFP Blog

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

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Volunteers Do Their Best Work While Engaged

TechImpact

But engaged with their work on a higher level. The great part about people who have these skills is they’re almost always interested, motivated, and engaged with their work. No, not engaged to be married.

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

Happy or Sad Fundraising Stories: Which Works Best?

John Haydon

The post Happy or Sad Fundraising Stories: Which Works Best? The single most important element of any fundraising campaign are the fundraising stories.

Nonprofits Putting Click Data To Work

TechImpact

According to a recent post from npEngage, nonprofits can use the same … Continued The post Nonprofits Putting Click Data To Work appeared first on Tech Impact. Many nonprofits have long used email click-through data to gauge the effectiveness of their email and newsletter campaigns.

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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.

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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Run Meetings That Work

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are some great tips from authors Michael Mankins and Eric Garton about how to run meetings that work : Be sure a meeting is appropriate. Meetings are great for gathering input and coming to a group decision. They aren't so good for drafting a strategy document, for example.

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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 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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Seven Attributes Of Meaningful Work

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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Why Social Media Takeovers Can Work for Your Association

SocialFish

If they’re a volunteer, have them post pictures of the project/team in action – what they’re working on, who they’re helping, maybe special swag they got for being a volunteer , etc. This post originally appeared on MC Talks. Have you ever seen a takeover on social media?

How Twitter Donations Work: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Twitter is experimenting with allowing certain nonprofits to accept donations directly through tweets. Like how only a select few nonprofits had access to Facebook’s early launch of their Facebook Fundraising Tools , only a select few nonprofits currently have access to Twitter Donations.

Work Safe: The Best WordPress Plugins for Security

Byte Technology

And lastly, it works well with other security plugins by supporting add-on firewalls and file monitoring. One of the most well-known security plugins is Wordfence , which works by first determining if your site is compromised or infected once you launch the program. Like the others, it includes safeguards at log-in, constant scanning, IP blocking and more and works with the core WordPress firewall.

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5 Ways A Cloud Works For Your Nonprofit

TechImpact

Here are 6 ways the cloud can not only help your nonprofit, but feel like it is working for your nonprofit, according to Ivan Harris of eduserv. The post 5 Ways A Cloud Works For Your Nonprofit appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

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7 Steps for Finding Work/Life Balance While You’re Trying to Save the World

SocialFish

If this sounds like you, I want you to know that the emails, projects, and other work will never stop or slow down enough for you to catch up. And, yes, it’s possible to be committed to your work AND have a fulfilling personal life too. Here are some steps that have worked for me.

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Want to Work at the MAH? Now's Your Chance.

Museum 2.0

We hire high-performing people who are ready to work hard, collaborate, experiment, and get s**t done in a fast-moving, fun, community-minded environment. The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History keeps growing and experimenting in our quest to build a stronger, more connected community.

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