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Motivating People: Getting Beyond Money | Dowser

The economic slump offers business leaders a chance to more effectively reward talented employees by emphasizing nonfinancial motivators rather than bonuses. Companies around the world are cutting back their financial-incentive programs, but few have used other ways of inspiring talent. We think they should.

Is Nonprofit Employee Retention Linked To Compensation?

Blog Post > Is Nonprofit Employee Retention Linked To Compensation? NPT JOBS BLOG The NonProfit Times - January 22, 2014 Sir Paul McCartney once sang that money can't buy you love. But, can it buy you happiness? That's one of the questions nonprofit managers need to answer when looking for ways to keep their best employees.

5 Myths About Payout Rules for Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds are in the process of taking over the charitable landscape. While giving to most charities has remained largely flat in recent years, contributions to donor-advised funds are growing at eye-popping double-digit rates. At this pace, Fidelity Charitable, the biggest of the advised funds, will soon surpass United Way Worldwide and become the largest "charity" in the country.

Promise or Pay

Congratulations on a thought provoking concept. I urge people to get involved and engage with this brilliant tool in behavioral psychology. Promise or Pay is simple, fun yet extremely powerful concept. If you keep your promise you make yourself better and if you break it you make someone else better.


Rasmussen College recently converted to a Delaware public benefit corporation. For those who don't follow the blog regularly, a Delaware public benefit corporation is a for-profit entity "intended to produce a public benefit or public benefits and to operate in a responsible and sustainable manner."

The Non-Profit Marketing Blog

Wed, January 22 2014 Director of Content Strategy, Network for Good Filed under: Fundraising essentials * The new Online Fundraising Scorecard report from Dunham+Company and Next After points to some key areas where nonprofits may be falling short in their online campaigns.

Café Impact: How-To Educate Yourself for an Impact Career | Dowser

Café Impact is democratizing access to careers of conscience. Jonathan Lewis brings together nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to give you the career-building skills you need to change the world. "There are alternative paths" for reaching your social justice dream job, says change agent Jessamyn Lau. She should know.

Essential Twitter for Nonprofits Guide

Twitter can be a pretty intimidating platform for nonprofits that aren't active on social media. It can be hard to keep up with all the jargon and the rapid flow of information. If your nonprofit is new to Twitter, use this Twitter for nonprofits guide to navigate the world of tweets, RTs, MTs, hashtags, followers and more.

Using CRM to Manage Your Mission

By: Rachel L. Jackson, Client Success Lead, Blackbaud I just returned from BBCon 2013 where one of the most frequent questions I was asked by my clients was about CRM (Constituent Relationship Management) systems. They wanted to understand how CRM is different from a traditional donor database and how nonprofits can benefit from investing in CRM.

Eight milestones in India's social enterprise landscape

"Poverty is unnecessary" - Mohammad Yunus In India, this quote by Yunus continues to be relevant even today as a majority of its population battles poverty.

World's Best Intern: Advice from Nonprofits to Interns

I've just finished teaching a class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. The course is about how to leverage networks and social media for learning and impact.

ONE BIG THING Your Nonprofit Must Do TODAY to Succeed in 2014

Adopt an integrated inbound marketing and fundraising strategy. If you don't know what that means, you're in trouble. Read on. If you do know, are you really doing it? It's time to stop pussy footing around this. Here's why: (1) Nonprofit marketing and fundraising have changed more in the past five years than the preceding [...]

How to Write a Blog Post in an Hour: 20 Tips From People Who've Done It

Today is a big day, people. Today is the day that skills are tested. That careers are made. A day when only the strong will survive. Today, we write a blog post. (Ahh!) In an hour. (AAAAAAAAHHHH!) If you don't know about today's 1-hour blog challenge, you can read about it here .

Networking Leads to More Children in School

by Mia Schmid on in Grantee Stories In 2010, Firelight partner Chiedza Community Based Orphan Welfare Organization found that many children living in rural Zimbabwe did not have birth certificates. This meant they were unable to benefit from government programs. So Chiedza initiated a birth registration program in 15 villages.

Enterprising Nonprofits: fostering social enterprise one workshop at a time

A cross section of consultants, not-for-profit executive directors and program champions attended Enterprising non-profits (enp) sold out workshop in Kelowna, British Columbia this past October. A co-operative pan-Canadian network, enp has contributed to the growth of the social enterprise sector since 1997.

What's Hot in Design? Stock Art Downloads Offer a Clue

A version of this post originally appeared in the Opinion section of Inbound Hub. To read more content like this, subscribe to the Opinion section. Flat design and filtered photos are going to be popular this year, and high-resolution video is in huge demand. Oh, and people in France really like black-and-white photos.

What Makes an Outstanding Nonprofit Video Campaign?

Video is a powerful marketing resource for nonprofit managers - if used correctly. Whether you hope to advance your programs to a wider segment of the community you serve, bring your organization's work to the attention of potential donors or have an entirely different goal, video may be the right medium for your message.

Doorstep Health - an mHealth model that puts mobile technology in the hands of Healthcare practitioners

Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 12/07/13 Editor's Note: This article was written by Charlotte Hastings, a member of the Health for All team at Ashoka. The annual mHealth summit in Washington, DC took place in December, Ashoka's Health for All team brought contributions to the table.

San Francisco - Lean Impact

Learn how to apply Lean Principles to Your Nonprofit or Social Enterprise JAN. 23, 2014 | SAN FRANCISCO THE LEAN FOR SOCIAL GOOD SUMMIT WILL ALSO BE IN: NEW YORK CITY | DEC. 5TH, 2013 Learn More The Summit Lean for Social Good Summit Join us for the first-ever Lean for Social Good Summit in [...]