Posts by Maddie

Maddie Grant

Really really really trying hard not to say I told you so… but failed. 🙂

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The year-end is always rife with trends posts and end-of-year roundups, but here are three that really stood out for me.  These are chock full of smart insights.

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Fundraising organizations know that if they can establish a relationship and loyalty up front, the dollars will come. Even if they don’t, those committed young fans will contribute in all sorts of valuable ways: volunteering to help with the mission-driven work of the organization, recruiting other supporters, amplifying messages and stories online and on social media. Good thing there’s a new white paper about all of this as it applies to fundraising!

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Community Manager Appreciation Day is here!  CMAD is 100% grassroots organized and groups around the world plan their own events, both online and in person.  The main place to find out what’s going on is on Twitter. And we have some new stuff to announce!

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The Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit, April 18-20, Washington, DC is an immersive event where nonprofit and association leaders discuss concepts and ideas for advancing their missions through their people. Attendees walk away with actionable plans for leading, transforming and inspiring their workforce. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS DECEMBER 31.

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I like this one because it’s a good reminder that the most effective influencers, for Instagram in this case, are the “micro influencers” -the “advocates” – people with smaller audiences but deeper relationships

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Some really great reminders in this infographic about storytelling! Love this one.

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WHOO HOO! I am super excited to share with you my brand new Generations on-demand course.  This is based on a really popular 4-hour in-person training that Jamie has been facilitating for a couple of years, and we’ve been wanting to figure out how to make it accessible to more people. So ta-daa! Here it is.

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At the heart of all organizational capacity building is workplace culture, and nonprofits and foundations are no exception to this rule. The problem is that culture is usually thought of as being about high-level values and concepts, but in reality it’s made up of a complex network of behavior-focused cultural building blocks. Until we work on those, we won’t see the results we want – e.g. stronger capacity and sustainability – and the lack of attention on culture can even hold us back.

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