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Non-Profit Content Marketing: Be Honest, Deliver and Trust Your Core

In a world with enough content to allow any one person to choose the <i>facts</i> that they want, maintaining a purist stance as a writer and content marketer is an ongoing challenge. For many content strategists, the fight to be heard is constant. Often, the only way to ensure that your material will be …

Marketing

Biz Ladies: 3 More Ways to Build Your Newsletter List

Today’s Biz Ladies post comes to us from Liz Lockard, an analytics and conversion nut who loves helping small businesses get more of the right kind …

Non Profit Management

This is a topic that has been on my mind often, as I recently was voted in as the President of a local Non-Profit Corporation. I believe …

Biz Ladies: 3 Tools You May Not Be Using in Your Email Marketing

You thought you had everything covered when it came to email marketing – and you may very well have all of the boxes checked – but today Orissa …

DIY: Modern Mothballs (No Chemicals Included)

Summertime shouldn’t be synonymous with the pungent smell of mothballs, but for anyone lucky enough to have a summer house, it too often is. People …

DIY: How to Make a Bouquet Garni

A bouquet garni is simply a small “bouquet” of fresh herbs that you pop into a broth, soup, or stew for seasoning as it cooks. A staple in French …

Tag: Design Travel

Gowanus Inn in Brooklyn: A Hotel Inspired by 1950s Americana<p>by Meredith Swinehart<p>Argentinian Cooking and Everything Custom at Carbón in Paris<p>by Alexa …

Non-Profits and Social Media: 3 Steps to Defining Your Audience

I recently wrote about how non-profits and NGOs need a plan to guide their social media efforts. One of the first steps in that plan is determining exactly who you're trying to reach. An understanding of your audience should drive your entire social strategy. It will help you determine your goals, …

The Biggest Non-Profit Mistake of All Time

Four years ago, I sat at my desk overlooking the Manhattan skyline from the 25th floor of 3 Times Square. I was in my mid-twenties, earning a …

Non-Profits and Social Media: Believe it or Not, Your Non-Profit Is a Brand

Brand seems to be a dirty word in the nonprofit/NGO space. Organizations shy away from it because "it's a private sector thing" or "it only applies to organizations that have money for marketing." The fact of the matter is, your nonprofit organization IS a brand. Just like any other company online, …

Nonprofits

5 Real World Non-Profit Challenges Solved through Social Media

Social media can solve non-profits' five most common challenges, including:<p>Ensuring your mission and brand is accurately depicted.<p>Creating advocates.<p>Fundraising.<p>Keeping volunteers engaged.<p>Doing more with less money and less time.<p>This presentation was shared during the Florida Blue Foundation's 2014 …

Eight Ways Non-Profit Organizations Can Maximize Their Facebook Page

Facebook is something that 128 million in the United States alone use daily, but surprisingly, many non-profit groups are not getting the most out of this platform. The Saint Louis Social Media Club estimates that almost half of all Americans learn about causes and non-profits through social …

Nonprofits

Non-Profit Organizations Embrace the Social Web

With surveys revealing that 98% of non-profit organizations have a Facebook presence, and 72% are establishing themselves on Twitter, it’s apparent that the non-profit sector is embracing the social web.<p>Regardless of size, all organizations can benefit from being engaged online. Success will come …

Don’t Let Your Head Attack Your Heart

I had been planning a dinner party for weeks. There were twenty people coming, some family, some friends, to celebrate my wife Eleanor’s birthday. I designed a ritual for her: my goal was to create a space where people spoke from their hearts in a way they don’t usually do.<p>I prepared questions I …

Want a Winning Website for Your Non-Profit?

Say you have a successful long-established non-profit advocacy group. Or perhaps you just launched your political campaign or non-profit online. Now it's time for your organization to do a full website build (or rebuild)!<p>How do you get a beautiful new site that meets your needs, on time and on …

Nonprofits

Nonprofit Crisis Management Advice

There are very few certainties among charities and NGO’s, but one thing that’s just as sure as 990 filings is that at some point, some time, your …

Thoughts on the Relevance of Nonprofit Management Curricula

Share1<p>Share<p>Tweet1<p>Email<p>Shares 2<p>Elena Schweitzer / Shutterstock.com<p><i>We live in a time of massive institutional failure, collectively creating results</i> …

Volunteer Management - Firing a Volunteer

My last article “Tips to Having an Excellent Volunteer Program” assumed that volunteers were competent and cooperative. In my experience, most …

Day Care

Top Five Money-Saving Tips for Non-Profit Organizations

In today’s economic climate, it’s a struggle for non-profit organizations to gain the funding necessary to survive. Many find themselves locked in …

Volunteer Management - Retaining Volunteers - Keeping Track of Your Volunteers

Volunteers aren’t paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless. As funding streams tighten and more non-profits rely on …

The Next Big Thing In Urban Planning? Backyard Cottages

Hear us out.<p>As the days of suburban sprawl give way to those of urban density in U.S. metros–“smart growth,” most call it–providing sufficient housing remains a challenge. Decades of planning regulations and highway patterns support single-family homes built far outside a city center. Even in areas …

Housing

How to Start a Conversation You’re Dreading

I anticipated that the conversation would be difficult.<p>Shari* and I had worked together for many years, and I knew she was expecting me to hire her to run a leadership program for one of my clients, Ganta, a high-tech company. But I didn’t think Shari was the right fit for Ganta or, frankly, for …

Make Sure Your Employees’ Emotional Needs Are Met

In the early 1940s, Abraham Maslow started asking questions about human motivation— questions I study, too. In 1943, he published his first article on a theory he called the <i>Hierarchy of Needs</i>.<p>Today, the theory is usually depicted as a pyramid, although Maslow didn’t use one in his original …