The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 170: Belonging at Work

Connection Cafe

The concept of belonging is important not just in our personal lives, but also at work. Joining the podcast today is Sarah Judd Welch, CEO of Sharehold, an innovation consultancy that recently conducted extensive research into belonging at work.

Nine Lies About Work

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I'm a big fan of Marcus Buckingham 's work, teachings and books, so I was eager to read his book, co-authored by Ashley Goodall. Titled, Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader's Guide to the Real World , the book debunks what we've come to believe as basic truths in the workplace.

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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.

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Museum Work

Museum 2.0

Author: Seema Rao This month we’re talking about work. Not the work we do, but the ways we do that work. or 38 hours of work a week, most of us put in way more. The whole issue of wages gets at the heart of the faulty systems of capitalism, the culture of women’s work, and museums as privilege-concentrating institutions. How we do our work and how we can improve it. In the last twenty years, or so, professionalization has changed museum work.

The Future Of Work

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Jacob Morgan’s book, The Future of Work , helps you understand: How the world of work is changing and the trends driving that change. How these changes impact the way employees work, the way managers lead, and how organizations are structured.

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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 So you’re leading an organization whose lifeblood is volunteers – but how do you go about recruiting and retaining individuals who are just as sold out on your mission as you?

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Big No-Nos for Working from Home

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Big No-Nos for Working from Home. Are you working form home a lot more often than you’re used to? Chances are that a couple of tips can help you improve your work situation. The human mind is a strange substance that works differently in every headspace.

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How to Create a Member Referral Program that Actually Works

Wild Apricot

The most effective way to get new members is by asking your current members to refer a friend. Here's how to take advantage of this by setting up a member referral program

NonProfit Work and Us

Museum 2.0

Written by Alison Koch I think us non-profit folks have a particularly complicated relationship with work. How might we re-imagine the future of mission-based work? How can we as individuals take steps to make this meaningful work feel like a sustainable choice in the long-run? You are too important not to be a part of the future of our work. Alison Koch shared these thoughts originally as part of Museum Computer Network 's 2019 Ignite.

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Work from Home Jobs

SocialFish

Almost everyone I know would love the opportunity to work from home. If you have ever worked in a stressful environment, especially with a boss that keeps giving you too much pressure, being able to work at home and get the equivalence of what you earn in an office environment or even more must be quite a dream. Now, for you to succeed in this career, you must be self-motivated, disciplined and hard working. This website seeks to make your work as flexible as possible.

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Nine Lies About Work

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I'm a big fan of Marcus Buckingham 's work, teachings and books, so I was eager to read his book, co-authored by Ashley Goodall. Titled, Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader's Guide to the Real World , the book debunks what we've come to believe as basic truths in the workplace. Why did you choose it rather than misconceptions or myths to describe the disconnect between the way we know we work best and the ways we’re told to work?

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The Future Of Work

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Jacob Morgan’s book, The Future of Work , helps you understand: How the world of work is changing and the trends driving that change. How these changes impact the way employees work, the way managers lead, and how organizations are structured. Morgan explains that the five primary trends shaping the future of work are: New behaviors Technology Millennials Mobility Globalization Furthermore, future managers, explains, Morgan must: Be a leader.

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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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Doing Museum Work: Your Thoughts

Museum 2.0

This month, we're thinking about the way we do work in museums. Also, being flexible about work times, as both Jennifer Foley and Emily Lytle-Painter amongst others mentioned. Work isn't prison; don't make them feel like they're doing time. As someone texted me recently, Art History grad school didn't teach us anything about working with others in museums. Sharing articles that work is a great reason to stay on Museum Twitter by the way.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

EveryAction

Our mission is to find, fund and work successfully with visionary executives, providing them with practical, hands-on growth expertise to foster long-term success. Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C., June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends.

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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. We need to not just put band-aids over the issues and injustices, but find the roots, focus on the cause creating these issues, and work towards full equality and justice

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The premise is that governing well is essential for strong nonprofits working efficiently and effectively to address critical needs in our communities. How will CSR practitioners uphold the values inherent in our social responsibility and community engagement work regardless of which way the winds may blow? The Just Economy Conference is the national event for community, policy, government and business leaders who work for fairness in banking, housing and business.

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? According to new research from Work for Good, that draw is both powerful and lasting: These purpose-driven professionals report high workplace engagement – nearly three times the national average – plus healthy satisfaction rates.

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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. It is about making more of the basic workings of the organization visible to everyone so they can make better decisions. Culture That WorksJamie’s been writing all about transparency over at Association Success.

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How can we work better together?

ASU Lodestar Center

It’s not easy to work in this field, yet many of us do for numerous different reasons. Now more than ever, working together is critical for the nonprofit world, both internally and externally. Externally, this culture can help agencies work and communicate more efficiently together.

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EveryAction Development: Make Your Fundraising Tools Work For You

EveryAction

It’s a huge change because the tools are working for you instead of you working for your tools.". We can work with them. It’s a huge change because the tools are working for you instead of you working for your tools. Secondly, this ability to work collaboratively within your organization or with your partners outside the organization gives you opportunities to think in new ways without adding to your workload.

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 EthicI really appreciate author Valerie M. Be truthful in your dealings with employees, vendors, customers, and anyone else with whom you come in contact on behalf of the company. Full of Integrity.

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. By evaluating your existing volunteer program and renewing your focus on recruitment and retention, you can build a thriving and sustainable volunteer program that will propel your work forward. Within one type of work, consider what different tiers of responsibility look like. Volunteers will be more likely to come in and work a shift when they’re asked to by someone that they know.

20 Online Fundraising Ideas Working During COVID-19 by WholeWhale

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

20 Online Fundraising Ideas Working During COVID-19 by WholeWhale. In this video, George Miner , chief Whaler of Whole Whale shares his 20 Online Fundraising Ideas that are working during COVID-19. Ideas that are working to raise money in this climate. See how it works.

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The Ins and Outs of Remote Work for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

You never thought remote work would be the new norm for today’s workforce. The number of nonprofit employees working remotely has increased by 20 percent in the last six years. Remote work has its benefits—employees are more productive, companies cut costs, and employers can find the best talent when not restricted by location. Can your nonprofit benefit from all the pluses of remote work while not falling victim to its vices? The Pitfalls of Remote Work.

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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? You have a best place to work, but it’s only the best for your people, in your context, with your market, your products/services, and your vision. Culture That Works

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Nonprofit Text Messaging Campaigns That Work — BizTech

AFP Blog

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

Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP

EveryAction

Consider hosting a quarterly conference call with your executive director to update your donors about your nonprofit’s work. When working with mid-level donors, make sure that your thank yous are always personalized and thoughtful. Creating a new development program is hard-work, but engaging your mid-level donor base is well worth the reward.

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

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. How Nonprofit Advocacy Works in Reverse. We take for granted a natural progression.

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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EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

EveryAction

EveryAction has become one of the biggest providers of software to nonprofits by focusing on creating the best products with the highest rate of innovation that provide the best results for clients -- and we’re excited to join the team and work together on that,” said We Also Walk Dogs’ CEO, Patrick Kane. Our mission is to find, fund and work successfully with visionary executives, providing them with practical, hands-on growth expertise to foster long-term success.

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The Systems of Work

Museum 2.0

This month’s topic is about the systems of people who come together to make work happen. I once sat next to a man who worked at a museum about transportation. After I was sated, we moved into a conversation about flex work. He asked me about how I ensured honesty in my teams when I told them that I trusted them to work their hours (rather than micromanaging). With the complexity of work, pain points often emerge that seem hard to fix. Work is a group activity.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

EveryAction

Grassroots Leadership works for a more just society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation and criminalization are things of the past. Their work focuses on building a pipeline meant to serve and empower our community, consisting of three parts: civic engagement, issue advocacy, and leadership development. United We Dream works to transform that fear into finding a voice.

3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]

EveryAction

Email is many donors’ primary mode of engagement with your organization, meaning that it is also your primary means of communicating information about the organization’s work and mission. For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program. However, as all digital fundraisers know, effective email fundraising consists of far more than sending out an ask for donations.

Nine Lies About Work

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I'm a big fan of Marcus Buckingham 's work, teachings and books, so I was eager to read his latest book, co-authored by Ashley Goodall , and released today. Titled, Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader's Guide to the Real World , the book debunks what we've come to believe as basic truths in the workplace. Why did you choose it rather than misconceptions or myths to describe the disconnect between the way we know we work best and the ways we’re told to work?

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2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

EveryAction

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. In order for this to work, we had to make sure that the content was engaging. After Giving Tuesday concludes, you're probably ready for a long nap - but the work isn't quite done yet!

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

EveryAction

With customizable analytics dashboards , nonprofits can build beautiful charts and graphs of their digital, fundraising, advocacy, and organizing data to paint a better picture of their work. #9. One of the most important reasons why EveryAction is a leader in the nonprofit technology space is that fact that our staff - from engineering and product to sales and marketing - bring decades of professional experience from work in the nonprofit sector.

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

EveryAction

Getting development teams and their nonprofit boards to work in alignment can be challenging. Even if your development team and your board work well together, there is probably more that the executive director, development director, and board chair can do to ensure that the organization is taking advantage of everyone’s strengths. You may be lucky enough to have board members who have experience soliciting donors, but most of your board members will need to work up to it.

Yes, Fundraising is Hard Work!

Connection Cafe

I stopped in my tracks and chuckled as I was getting ready for work this morning. But, here’s the part I loved, here’s what made me pause and chuckle: “It’s been the most work,” said Thomas “I just finished signing 5,500 posters this week that are all going out to Kickstarter backers.” 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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5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

EveryAction

Donation page layout Only about 1 in 5 users who navigate to your donation page will actually complete a donation, so your work isn’t done once a supporter has clicked the donate button. There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits. While it’s important to follow standard best practices, engagement rates depend highly on the preferences of one’s audience, which can vary greatly between nonprofits who serve a diverse array of communities and issues.

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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. Falling into this frame of mind can be detrimental to not only you work, but your happiness as well. Avoid falling into this daily regiment with these 8 strategies to help you work healthier and happier. Physically remove your self from work at home.

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Tech Tools Working Together: How Text-To-Donate Paves the Way for Text Message Communication

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kim Peterson , Content Marketing Specialist for Give by Cell , a technology company that provides mobile fundraising tools and text messaging services to nonprofits.