From the Trenches

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"Everyday I see nonprofits doing social media wrong. Some are even hurting their reputations from repeated mistakes." Read More

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The nonprofit workforce speaks is being offered to nonprofit organizations nationwide to help them best understand how their workforce thinks and acts when it comes to job satisfaction, engagement, and seeking work. In addition to first-hand testimony, this ebook offers ready-to-execute steps for attracting, engaging, and retaining talented employees in a highly competitive job market. Read More

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SURGE Spring is a free virtual conference for association professionals running on May 2nd-4th, and based on a simple premise: that transformation is a team effort. Read More

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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