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How to Stop Chasing Your Nonprofit Board and Start Getting Things Done - OrangeGerbera

How to Stop Chasing Your Nonprofit Board and Start Getting Things Done - OrangeGerbera | OrangeGerbera | Scoop.it
It's tempting to think of a nonprofit board as a monolith, a group of people who will move in lockstep at your command, but the reality is far from that.
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Stop Paving the Road to Hell–Proactively Plan for Learning Opportunities

Stop Paving the Road to Hell–Proactively Plan for Learning Opportunities | OrangeGerbera | Scoop.it
In the hectic and ever-changing lives of nonprofit professionals, sometimes mistakes happen. Fortunately, so do successes! Stop paving the road to hell with good intentions, and start proactively learning from your experiences.
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A Thoughtful and Systematic Approach to Nonprofit Work - OrangeGerbera

A Thoughtful and Systematic Approach to Nonprofit Work - OrangeGerbera | OrangeGerbera | Scoop.it
Achieve calm confidence in nonprofit work by adopting a thoughtful and systematic approach like the SLOWER Framework.
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Not Sure What You Spent Donor Money On? That’s OK! - OrangeGerbera

Not Sure What You Spent Donor Money On? That’s OK! - OrangeGerbera | OrangeGerbera | Scoop.it
Every nonprofit donor is most interested in funding the mission, and they want to understand how you’re using their money to do so. Here's how it's done.
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The Right Tool for the Job - OrangeGerbera

The Right Tool for the Job - OrangeGerbera | OrangeGerbera | Scoop.it
When you use the wrong tools for the job, you're setting yourself up for added frustration and preventing yourself from delivering the level of work you're capable of.
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How to Measure Engagement - OrangeGerbera

How to Measure Engagement - OrangeGerbera | OrangeGerbera | Scoop.it
Engagement is one of those funny metrics that is a lot easier to talk about than measure. On the surface everyone knows what’s meant by the term, but few people ever seem to know how to measure it.
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Engagement is one of those funny metrics that is a lot easier to talk about than measure. On the surface everyone knows what’s meant by the term, but few people ever seem to know how to measure it.

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How to Achieve Calm Confidence in Fundraising… Part 4: W is for Work-Back Schedule - OrangeGerbera

How to Achieve Calm Confidence in Fundraising… Part 4: W is for Work-Back Schedule - OrangeGerbera | OrangeGerbera | Scoop.it
A work-back schedule for fundraising is like any other type of schedule of tasks you plan to complete, except you start with the finished product, event, or outcome and work backward to the beginning.
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Content Marketing Integrating Visuals - OTR Web Solutions

Content Marketing Integrating Visuals - OTR Web Solutions | OrangeGerbera | Scoop.it
“Content Marketing - Videos, images, infographics and other creative visual displays help make storytelling more exciting and memorable.”
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Something I've struggled with is finding enough relevant images for my content. Aside from the massive collection of royalty-free images available via Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/by-2.0/), I've been playing with creating my own images. Using those I see from others for inspiration, I've found that PowerPoint is one of the most powerful illustration tools available.
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How to Feel All Caught Up Every Day - OrangeGerbera

How to Feel All Caught Up Every Day - OrangeGerbera | OrangeGerbera | Scoop.it
Here's a simple way to enjoy the enormous sense of relief you get from feeling all caught up—every day.
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Are you giving yourself enough time to be successful? - OrangeGerbera

Are you giving yourself enough time to be successful? - OrangeGerbera | OrangeGerbera | Scoop.it
Are you too busy to be successful in your work? Try booking more time for success.
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Are you giving yourself enough time to be successful?

 

The answer lies in whether you’re merely satisfied with your results, or are regularly blown away. If you’re not consistently improving on past performance and repeating your wins, you may not be giving yourself enough time to be successful.

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How to make the most of your nonprofit board's end-of-year fundraising.

How to make the most of your nonprofit board's end-of-year fundraising. | OrangeGerbera | Scoop.it
When planning fundraising training for nonprofit boards, many assume the best use of time is to focus on ask training. This is almost always a waste of time.
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Why You Don't Really Want Increased Awareness

Why You Don't Really Want Increased Awareness | OrangeGerbera | Scoop.it
Setting a goal of increased awareness is a lot like deciding to go on a road trip without any idea of where you’re going.
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Setting a goal of increased awareness is a lot like deciding to go on a road trip without any idea of where you’re going.

 

Like the aimless road trip, “increased awareness” is only one step in the process, and pursuing it without an end goal in mind may take you places you never wanted to see and cost untold time and money.

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How to Achieve Calm Confidence in Fundraising... Part 6: R is for Record and Repeat - OrangeGerbera

How to Achieve Calm Confidence in Fundraising... Part 6: R is for Record and Repeat - OrangeGerbera | OrangeGerbera | Scoop.it
Accurately project future fundraising efforts by recording what works well and what doesn't every time.
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How to Achieve Calm Confidence in Fundraising... Part 5: E is for Execution

How to Achieve Calm Confidence in Fundraising... Part 5: E is for Execution | OrangeGerbera | Scoop.it
When given a new fundraising assignment, resist the urge to immediately push back, or worse, jump directly into the execution phase.
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How to Get Organizational Strategy Right - OrangeGerbera

How to Get Organizational Strategy Right - OrangeGerbera | OrangeGerbera | Scoop.it
Does your nonprofit have a strategic plan? Has it been updated it within the last year? Is it referenced often? If you answered "yes"...
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7 Habits of Remarkably Charismatic Marketers

7 Habits of Remarkably Charismatic Marketers | OrangeGerbera | Scoop.it
Learn how to inject a little charisma into your inbound marketing so leads and customers love you.You know those people everyone wants to be around? The ones that light up the room with their smiles? The ones that make every person they talk to feel like the most important person in the world?I love those people.And I bet you do too, because they just make you feel ... awesome. That (along with Inc.'s article "10 Habits of Remarkably Charismatic People") inspired me to think about how we as marketers can make sure our marketing embodies some of that charisma that we admire in those around us.Think about it. Does your marketing make people feel awesome? Does it light up a room? Does it make people want to be around your company more? If not, we've thought of seven tips to help you transform your marketing into something people just can't get enough of!...
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