Topic: Operations

You’ll Only Score a Digital Marketing Success If You Know Where the Goalposts Are

March 8, 2017
At its core, digital strategy is about goals: asking the right questions to choose the right goals and making a plan to achieve them. Here are some tips to keep your tactics, strategies, and goals aligned.
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Insurance and Liability: What Nonprofits Need to Protect Themselves

February 21, 2017
While nonprofit organizations enjoy certain exemptions, they still have liability risks and, as with any business, liability concerns are going to be industry-specific. So how do you decide which protections you need?
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Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: Succeeding as a Remote Employee

January 24, 2017
When it comes to working at home, there are some definite perks. But to get these perks, you need to first prove that you can be productive and successful at your job. Here are 5 tips for employees on how to make the most of working remotely.
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Seven Deadly Weaknesses of Nonprofit Security

November 28, 2016
Good security doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. Here are some tools and tips on the most common security weaknesses—and how nonprofit leaders can address them.
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Occupation Automation: When to Let the Machines Take Over

September 16, 2016
Used strategically, automation can relieve us from performing repetitive, mundane tasks, freeing us up to focus on the important stuff.
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Better Than Cake: Using Data to Celebrate Team Wins

September 14, 2016
Data isn't just for funders—it's another way to help our teammates see both the forest and the trees. Learn simple ways data can help inspire and inform.
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Inbox Zero: The Myth, The Legend

September 13, 2016
What does effectively managing email even look like? How do you avoid that feeling of dread when you see your unread messages? Inbox Zero to the rescue!

Beyond Counting Heads: Measuring the Real Impact of Volunteers

March 15, 2016
Nonprofits operate on more than financial donations and grants. They also have “time donors” who contribute their expertise generously as volunteers on their boards of directors, in service delivery roles, and in fundraising activities. Despite the reliance on such “skillanthropists,” successful engagement of volunteers is often low on the list of priorities of organization executives.

Database Administrator to English Dictionary

December 8, 2015
To be a successful data-informed nonprofit, it is important to establish good communication with the Database Administrator (DBA). Here's a helpful guide to make sure you are speaking the same language!

Follow the Money With Cloud-Based Fund Accounting

November 16, 2015
Many nonprofits use small business accounting tools to manage their books, often on desktop software or underwhelming online tools. Our message to you today is simple: Stop, and start using nonprofit fun accounting tools.