From the Trenches

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Really really really trying hard not to say I told you so... but failed. :) Read More

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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! Read More

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It’s been a few months since I’ve sounded my regular alarm that LinkedIn Groups’ days are numbered based on the steady deprecation of the product’s functionality over the past few years…which doesn’t mean I’ve stopped thinking about this topic obsessively.  So, where are we with LinkedIn’s boiled frog approach to the eventual demise of the Groups product functionality? Find out here. Read More

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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. Read More

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It's been a wild ride and we're grateful to be part of it. Online community management for the win! Read More

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Really awesome one-day event in Chicago on September 14. Join us!! Read More

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Are you going to #18NTC? You may have heard that session voting is open. Here's a quick roundup of some great sessions - please vote for these if you love them as much as I do! Read More

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"I want you to know that the emails, projects, and other work will never stop or slow down enough for you to catch up. There will never be a perfect time to take time for you. I also want you to know that you can take time for yourself and the world around won’t come to an end. I promise! And, yes, it’s possible to be committed to your work AND have a fulfilling personal life too." Read More

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"Especially for those of us in the association sector who have limited resources when it comes to social media and digital in general, Facebook is the platform that we tend to use/depend on the most even while it continues to make our lives and jobs harder." Read More

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"Applying for grants can certainly sound like an overwhelming task, but it really doesn’t have to be. Breaking grant writing down into achievable steps will help pave the way for your association." Read More