The Importance of Professional Development to Your Nonprofit

This was originally published on Top Nonprofits, and is being share here with permission. From marketing and communications duties to human resources and accounting tasks, a typical nonprofit employee constantly applies various tools and skill sets and covers a variety of roles–sometimes, daily! It’s essential that nonprofit boards and managers engage with their employees and help shape […]

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14 Ways to Know When It’s Time to Leave Your Job

Is your organization causing stress? Do you dread spending time at the office? Are you looking for a better opportunity or just a change? It may be time to leave your job. Some employees know when it is time to leave while others may not recognize it right away. In 14 Signs It’s Time To Leave […]

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8 Easy Facebook Engagement Tools

by James Zackal Is your organization using Facebook but gaining little feedback? While Facebook is a great tool for audience engagement, who doesn’t want to improve feedback? In 8 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Engagement, Social Media Examiner examines ways to keep your audience engaged, informed, and entertained.   Photos & Video Posts with images […]

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9 Great Resources for Nonprofit Marketers

  Strong communication and great marketing are essential for the success of any organization. Nonprofit Resource Center compiled a perfect list of marketing and communication tools for the nonprofit marketer. Here are nine resources that will go a long way to support your marketing efforts.   Digital S.M.A.R.T.S.: A Guide for Nonprofits is a free guide […]

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3 Top Tips for Letting Employees Go

No one enjoys letting employees go or having the “let go” conversation. It can even be harder in small organizations in which that person likely a significant role. In 3 Tips For Letting Employees Go As Painlessly As Possible, National Federation of Independent Business provide advice for letting employees go.   Eliminate the Surprise Factor […]

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Understanding Impact is Elementary to Successful Organizations

Really understanding impact can be challenging. Some organizations may have successful programs while others perform poorly. From location and funding to staff and participants, there are many elements that impact your organization’s outcomes.   Steve Zimmerman and Blue Avocado take a look at how to untangle the elements of impact. In order to understand impact, Zimmerman says […]

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Password Security: What Do You Use?

How does your organization manage passwords? The answer varies for colleagues and organizations. Password security and management is something that is often overlooked and many organizations fail to properly manage at all. What do you use? When we asked colleagues how they manage passwords, we got an interesting array of answers. Oh, I don’t store […]

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What Hollywood Thinks Nonprofits Do

Do you remember the last time you saw a nonprofit depicted in a movie? Do you think the portrayal was accurate? When it comes to Hollywood, how are nonprofit professionals or organizations portrayed? Often little is expressed about an organization or the everyday tasks employees perform. In Nonprofits Portrayed in Popular Culture, Blue Avocado examines […]

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Nonprofit Outcomes

  Obtaining outcomes can help an organization track impact from programs and activities to demonstrating changes it makes for the community and individuals.  It’s also becoming much more important to funders to see a nonprofit’s outcomes in order to continue funding.   Here are some great resources to help you define, track, and evaluate nonprofit […]

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