If you’ve been keeping up with the top nonprofit bloggers, you’ll notice that they are trying to tell you why your organization needs to be on Pinterest. Normally, I jump right on the “social media is great!” bandwagon, but this time, there will be no jumping for Slade Sundar. I’m here to tell you why [...]
Google+ has finally opened up brand pages for businesses (nonprofits) – Yes, that’s one more Social Media network to keep track of. Since Google+ Brand Pages have become live I’ve gotten an influx of questions from our clients on how to proceed. I’ve consolidated the advice in this post. Should I even bother with creating [...]
Facebook has done it again. They’ve changed the way their interface looks, acts and the way you interact with your fans and friends. As Facebook “improves” their platform, it becomes more difficult for organizations to manage their social media presence. In this post we’ll single out the Facebook changes to Pages that affect your organization [...]
When Facebook began to gain widespread popularity, Nonprofits around the globe began creating accounts for their organizations before there was support for Nonprofit Pages, and some decided to create groups and individual accounts well afterwards – possibly because they were never informed about a better way. Here are 3 ways to clean up your Nonprofit’s Facebook presence.
Many nonprofits are looking to Open Source Content Management Systems (CMS) to implement and manage their next website. But is it right for your nonprofit? What is an Open Source CMS? In a nutshell, an open source CMS is free web software that can be improved upon by anyone and be redistributed. The goal is [...]
Did you know that you can use your blog and article posts to drive donations, volunteer interest, and community support? All you need is an easy-to-use content management solution and the three steps below! Write about the cause, not the nonprofit. Your nonprofit is awesome. I know it, you know it and you want the [...]
Remember the Where’s Waldo book series? I used to have hours of fun trying to find Waldo and his obscure friends by staring intently at a crowded scene filled with hundreds (if not thousands) of people. I recently came across a Where’s Waldo book while at a bookstore and quickly realized that I no longer have the time [...]
We all have a few harmless bad habits in our personal life, but when we let bad habits develop in business it means trouble. Unfortunately, I have seen many leaders develop bad leadership habits. Here are 4 of the most common bad leadership habits and how to break them.
Let’s be clear. I HATE meetings. Most meetings that I’ve attended in my career have been boring, frustrating and an insane waste of time. Luckily, over the years I’ve discovered the 5 most common reasons why our meetings suck, and how to fix them. 1. Pure Anarchy (no meeting leadership) Problem: Because all of us [...]
Every organization wants to hire an exceptional out-of-the-box thinker who is going to revolutionize something. This is true of all industries I’ve worked in, whether it’s corporate, nonprofit or government. Contradiction Alert: We want out-of-the-box thinkers, but we want them to work within a specific box. We define this box when we try to monitor [...]
There’s this big myth that an employee needs to adapt to a boss, much like a servant to a king. A typical boss will re-enforce this age-old misconception by saying “I am the manager – employees need to adapt to the way I work, because I am the leader.” But is that the most effective way to get results?
Jamba Juice recently created a commercial offering “cheeseburger chill smoothies” to customers as a spoof on McDonald’s new smoothies. It’s funny if you knew about the McDonald’s smoothie, but they don’t really give you any clue in the video to make the connection. Let’s take the Yin (bad)/Yang (good) approach to learn from the campaign.
You’re a one man (or woman) show at your nonprofit, and the pressure to keep up with the web is daunting. Here are 2 steps that will help you update your website with more quality and speed!
There’s been some buzz about civic and educational games that create a virtual civic learning environment. But why engage in virtual civic engagement when we can use our smartphones to create real-life games that can impact our community? It’s a concept I call Reality-Based Civic Gaming (RCG). Shifting from virtual environments to games on our [...]