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Ice Bucket Challenge | ALS Association

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Aug 19

Have You Heard About the Ice Bucket Challenge? Have you taken the challenge? The Ice Bucket Challenge is sweeping the nation, striking all social media platforms to help raise awareness on ALS. The challenge involves getting drenched with a bucket of ice and water on video, posting that video across all social media outlets, and […]

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Non-Profits to Check Out and Apply For the Community Web Award

Community web award

Aug 14

If it is possible to narrow down every single non-profit entity into one, over-arching category, it would have to be activism. By that, I do not mean the video game development company Activision, who rose to fame creating such classic games as Pitfall and Kaboom! Though their creative developers have been entertaining kids for decades […]

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The Transparent Culture | How to Make your Nonprofit More Transparent

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Jul 29

In regards to the concept of transparency, being upfront and honest is an important item on the agenda. I came across an article published in a daily newsletter this morning that recognized a company’s website for being transparent. This company received an A+ based on a transparency checklist measuring what content is available online against […]

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Embrace Visual Content | Reasons you should include it in your Marketing

Now is the time to add some visual to your marketing strategy banner

Jul 28

  Embrace Visual Content in the Nonprofit Sector: Content is evolving, visual is on the rise, words alone are no longer enough. One picture is worth a thousand words, and what’s better to capture the attention of your audience. The two most important terms in content marketing are engagement and involvement.“Studies show our brains not […]

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In the Mind of the Donor | Walk a Mile in Your Donors’ Shoes

Walk a mile in your donors shoes

Jul 22

  A Donor-Centered Organization Have you ever heard of the phrase “Walk a mile in another person’s shoes”? What does this term specifically suggest you to do? The phrase implies gaining the experience of seeing another person’s perspective, which in turn gives you the insight into their thoughts, hopes, and dreams. Simply put, when you […]

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Non-Profit Board Failure | A Lesson from History

Failure

Jul 22

In the autumn of 2007, I was working in the marketing department of a small private college in the Midwest. About fifteen years prior, the school had broken ties with its founding organization and decided to stay independent. Since then, money management and incredibly conservative spending was the mantra of the institution. Unfortunately, many people […]

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Utilize Blogging in Nonprofits| Content Strategy

Blogging

Jul 09

A Free-Marketing Tool For Nonprofits: Content Strategy We live in an Internet-based society, every nonprofit has to have a powerful online presence in order to stand out in the crowd. Make it a point to create, write, and share captivating stories on your blog and via social media to attract people to support your mission and […]

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Is your Non-profit Mobile Ready? | Board Management

Is your non-profit mobile ready

Jul 07

Mobile-Friendly Websites The web-world is a fast-paced ever-changing world. The web industry is constantly moving forward; being innovative and a forward thinker is vital to stay in front of the crowd. According to a recent article on Forbes, mobile users are looking for a more fully integrated experience.  “With 55% of internet usage in the […]

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The Theory of Time Management

DeLorean

Jul 01

For those alive at the time, October 26th, 1985 marked an important day for pop culture. When Marty McFly stepped into that DeLorean and hit 88 mph, he brought all of the world along with him on one of the most intense and exciting experiences of our lives. It was at that point people started […]

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Customer Feedback Management | For the Non-profit Sector

Customer Feedback Management

Jun 23

The Focus- The Customer Customer feedback is an important form of communication that any organization can receive.  Customer feedback management is absolutely vital to an organization’s success. Non-profit organizations are formed to serve the public. Wouldn’t it be beneficial to know what people think about your services and how it benefits the community around them? […]

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How to Prepare for Long Term Success|Mastering Change

Motivational change

Jun 23

Treat Your Nonprofit Like a Business Treat your non-profit as much like a business as possible. Nonprofits that function to their full potential have adopted many best practices from businesses. Strong, well-run nonprofits understand the importance of thinking like a business. They realize businesses and nonprofits have two things in common; they solve problems, and […]

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Time Management | Board Management

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May 30

Time is Valuable “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” Time is a valuable commodity, but some people don’t manage it effectively.  Learning time management is not a difficult task, in that it just takes a deeper understanding of who you are and what you consider to be important. […]

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Non-Profit Board Direction | Moving the Ship Forward

Illustration of a pirate ship

May 22

One of the best aspects of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, as would be echoed by most people, is the character depth and acting prowess that Johnny Depp brings to the main character, Captain Jack Sparrow. Particularly, the way they portray him as a leader without a following. Was he ever really a leader? […]

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Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association Interview

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May 20

We had the unique pleasure of interviewing notable people in the nonprofit sector, including those whom serve on boards, to help our new web-based collaboration tool Board Management. Board Management is a new and easy-to-use platform for information that will help nonprofits run more effectively and help boards to better communicate with each other. In […]

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Bonita Springs Chamber Interview

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May 20

We had the unique pleasure of interviewing notable people in the nonprofit sector, including those who serve on boards, to help our new web-based collaboration tool Board Management. Board Management is a new and easy-to-use platform for information that will help nonprofits run more efficiently and help boards to better communicate with each other. In […]

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Ineffective Board Members in a Nonprofit Organization

putting the puzzle together

May 12

The individuals that choose to serve on boards do so because they want to contribute their expertise, collaborate with peers, and give back to the community. Many nonprofit organizations come across a select few that are not effectively engaged, have a lack of experience and ultimately become an ineffective board member. (nonprofitanswerguide.org) According to the […]

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Engineer a Volunteer Board For Maximum Community Impact.

Volunteer group hands together

May 12

All organizations–big or small–fundamentally need strong leadership talent to execute their strategy successfully. Ensuring every organization has a steady supply of volunteers is crucial to their success. To meet the challenges, today’s nonprofit executives have demonstrated a “Community Approach,” a collaborative effort to build stronger communities. Everyday organizations work together to make the world work […]

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Expedite Fundraising Efforts | With Intentional Relationships

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May 09

Expedite Fundraising Efforts Does your nonprofit struggle to meet its annual fundraising goals? Too many nonprofits struggle year in, year out to secure sustainable long-term funding for their organization. The community around an organization’s cause is fundamental to its success. These communities are built on a web of intentional relationships, an intended purpose that produces […]

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Green Initiatives in Non-profits

Leafs

May 09

Is it imperative for non-profits to promote a healthy environment within the organization and community? That may or may not be part of your mission, but it can be a valuable tool that not only spreads your mission farther, but also provides you with some nice cost saving opportunities. So, should every non-profit take on […]

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10 Tips for Board of Directors of Alumni Associations

Ten tips for board of directors of alumni associations

Apr 17

  Alumni Associations: Most universities have alumni associations, which is an association of graduates. Alumni associations promote and encourage the general welfare of the organization in the community.  We have been conducting interview’s of notable people in the nonprofit sector, and those that serve on boards to help our new web-based collaboration tool (Board Management) […]

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