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How Leading Philanthropists Fail Well (SSIR)

How Leading Philanthropists Fail Well (SSIR) | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
Five insights from results-oriented philanthropists on how to reap the benefits of failure.
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NPS Tip: Don't be afraid of failure - just make sure you're learning from it.

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We help organizations connect & join forces for greater impact & we learn from this every day. Here we're sharing our knowledge to help you.
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30 Terrible Pieces of Social Media Advice You Should Ignore

30 Terrible Pieces of Social Media Advice You Should Ignore | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
Don't be fooled by this terrible social media marketing advice.

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Breaking Down the Walls: Two Tools to Get Your Whole Nonprofit ...

Breaking Down the Walls: Two Tools to Get Your Whole Nonprofit ... | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
A national survey of both nonprofit Executive Directors and Development Directors, the organization's top level fundraiser, conducted by. ... But being collaborative doesn't need to take place in long, drawn-out meetings.
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5 ideas for attracting younger volunteers | The NonProfit Times

5 ideas for attracting younger volunteers | The NonProfit Times | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
Volunteers help almost any nonprofit to survive, but younger volunteers can be especially beneficial. They are idealistic, they have the strength and energy to perform the tasks older people can’t, and they are more likely to work for free.
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nps tip: create different strategies to attract different types of volunteers

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Grant Funding - OnPhilanthropy.com

5 Ways to Maximize Your Grant Funding
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Include community impact and specify how you will collaborate with other nonprofits organizations to maximize resources and success.
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7 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Video On Instagram - Media Cause

7 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Video On Instagram - Media Cause | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
If your organization hasn’t been on Instagram, now might be the time to jump on the bandwagon thanks to video on Instagram. Here are seven ideas to get you started.

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What Does the Future Hold for Employee Giving and Volunteering? - CommPRO.biz

What Does the Future Hold for Employee Giving and Volunteering? - CommPRO.biz | NPS Tips | Scoop.it

What Does the Future Hold for Employee Giving and Volunteering?


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Do you really need volunteers? | The NonProfit Times

Do you really need volunteers? | The NonProfit Times | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
Your nonprofit probably wants to hire volunteers, but does it actually need — or worse — have the capacity to lead them?
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5 Management Tools to Measure Twitter Analytics for Nonprofit ...

5 Management Tools to Measure Twitter Analytics for Nonprofit ... | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
Toronto Call Centre, eBusiness and mail house specializing in fundraising services blogging about non-profit, CSR, social media and other business news.
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Ten Years On: Are Donors Different? Were They Ever? (SSIR)

Ten Years On: Are Donors Different? Were They Ever? (SSIR) | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
Despite years of claiming the contrary, donors still don’t really care about nonprofit performance or impact.
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NPS Tip: Get donors to care about impact by bringing the data to them - even if they don't ask 

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nonprofit-share's comment, April 8, 2013 2:21 PM
@Nell, we'd love to hear your viewpoint. How do you think donors have changed?
nonprofit-share's comment, April 12, 2013 4:29 PM
Thanks for sharing your perspective - both posts bring up good points about how nonprofits and donors are interacting right now. We'd love to see a new blog post from @Nell on it and to hear from others about this.
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2012 Charitable Giving Report by Blackbaud: Fundraising Research, Trends and Resources

2012 Charitable Giving Report by Blackbaud: Fundraising Research, Trends and Resources | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
The Charitable Giving and fundraising Report features key fundraising statistics including year-over-year changes in giving both online and offline – by nonprofit size and sub-sector. (How did #nonprofit giving do in 2012?
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nps tip: Always stay aware of overall trends in fundraising, and read between the lines to learn what you could be doing differently to increase giving.

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The Top Six Reasons Board Candidates Choose One Nonprofit Over Others

The Top Six Reasons Board Candidates Choose One Nonprofit Over Others | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
I have the joy of ushering business executives and professionals in exploring a variety of nonprofit boards.
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Nonprofits Need a Content Calendar

Nonprofits Need a Content Calendar | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
Technology can support a multitude of nonprofit communication efforts, but a content calendar, the right staffing support, and the right tools are required to make it all sing. (RT @SageNonprofit: Does your #nonprofit have a content calendar?
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International Corporate Volunteering: Rapidly Growing Trend to Advance People ... - Huffington Post

International Corporate Volunteering: Rapidly Growing Trend to Advance People ... - Huffington Post | NPS Tips | Scoop.it

International Corporate Volunteering: Rapidly Growing Trend to Advance People ...


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NPS Tip: Take advantage of growing numbers of #ICVs for volunteers w/ important skills

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7 Powerful Facebook statistics you should know for a more engaging Facebook page - - The Buffer Blog

7 Powerful Facebook statistics you should know for a more engaging Facebook page - - The Buffer Blog | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
If you're after a more engaging Facebook page, these 7 stats might change the way you approach it.

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Debra Askanase's curator insight, July 25, 2013 2:28 PM

Quick tips, such as photos get more engagement, shorter updates are better than long, types of questions to ask, etc.

Beth Kanter's comment, July 25, 2013 7:42 PM
So interesting .. I just posted a longish update and it performed the best of the month .... do you think that some advice taken with grain of salt?
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Using Imperfect Metrics Well: Tracking Progress and Driving Change

Using Imperfect Metrics Well: Tracking Progress and Driving Change | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
Yesterday, NPQ asked readers to weigh in on the issue of measurement. Today, we share a response that argues that measurement data need not be perfect to be useful to nonprofits.
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What do YOU think - does nonprofit data have to be perfect?

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Want to launch a global nonprofit? Partnerships are the key | Seattle ...

A Pangea Giving member meets with a community organization in Burma. (Photo courtesy Pangea. Many Seattleites are inspired to do good overseas. But making a real impact means recognizing your limitations and ...
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[Innovation Series: Revisited] Collaboration | Patton McDowell ...

[Innovation Series: Revisited] Collaboration | Patton McDowell ... | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
The result of this research has been the Nonprofit Innovation Series on the PMA blog. The firm has shared information on fundraising, governance, talent acquisition & retention and collaboration. This research has fueled our ...
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5 Things Nonprofit Hiring Managers Want To See | The NonProfit Times

5 Things Nonprofit Hiring Managers Want To See | The NonProfit Times | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
It’s the goal of every nonprofit job seeker to wow the hiring manager but accomplishing that is not as simple as having an impressive resume. You must also demonstrate to him that you have the skills and temperament to be a good employee.
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How to Handle Technology Change at Your Nonprofit

How to Handle Technology Change at Your Nonprofit | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
Here are a few lessons we've learned over the years that my help the next time you make a technology change at your nonprofit organization.

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What Do Nonprofits Need More Than Funding? - Huffington Post

What Do Nonprofits Need More Than Funding? - Huffington Post | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
What Do Nonprofits Need More Than Funding?
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Other training opportunities can be found at academic institutions, professional organizations and advocacy groups looking to professionalize non-profit management.
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Nonprofits Tapping Into Mobile Technology & Responsively Designed Websites

Nonprofits Tapping Into Mobile Technology & Responsively Designed Websites | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
Study after study shows the importance for nonprofits of hopping on the mobile technology bandwagon. Here are seven nonprofits that have created websites with responsive designs.
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Top 10 Spreadsheet Secrets From A Nonprofit Data Nerd

Top 10 Spreadsheet Secrets From A Nonprofit Data Nerd | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
Note from Beth: I made a personal goal for myself to get past my dislike of spreadsheets and become more fluent.  First I had to "Stop Fearing the Spreadsheet" and then started to interview nonprofit data nerds about their Excel secrets.
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nps tip: Everyone at your org should be spreadsheet-fluent. Start with these tips.

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"No Surprises" Is a Good Motto for Board Fundraising

Nonprofit board members may be surprised by these three fundraising realities.
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Do you have a motto for your board?

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Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong | Video on TED.com

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done.
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The WordPress Handbook - 55 Resources For First Time WordPress Users

The WordPress Handbook - 55 Resources For First Time WordPress Users | NPS Tips | Scoop.it
WordPress is become very popular over the past couple years and today it powers more then 20% of sites on the Internet; no other content management system comes close to its widespread usage.

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Norman Reiss's curator insight, March 15, 2013 10:07 AM

Many great resources here