Topic: Strategy

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Wanted: Your Fundraising and Marketing Know-How

December 23, 2016
NTEN is again teaming up with M+R on its Benchmarks Study: an in-depth look at nonprofit data, strategy, and trends. The study helps nonprofit fundraisers, organizers, and marketers make smart decisions based on the experiences of their peers. But we need your help.
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Member Retention: 4 Best Practices That Win Members for Life

November 14, 2016
Many organizations focus on gaining new members, but it’s much more cost effective for your organization to put your resources toward member retention. Learn 4 best practices that can help you win members for life.
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Take the Red Pill for Mind-Blowing Social Media Retargeting

October 19, 2016
What if I told you that you could use social media to find the people who visited your website and lure them back with a great offer?
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What to Consider When Writing Your Crisis Plan

August 16, 2016
From a major donor landing in legal trouble, to a defection of a top fundraiser, issues could turn into a crisis for a nonprofit.

5 Pitfalls That Ruin Your Productivity (and Sanity)

January 22, 2016
So, those New Year’s resolutions of mine. I was going to sleep more, be on time, meditate every day, and spend less unproductive time online. Despite a few early successes, my resolutions have thus far been fleeting at best. Case in point: this post is a week late, but guess how many times I’ve casually checked Facebook on my phone (even just today)?

What Is Nonprofit Technology?

December 4, 2015
For the past 14 years, I've been working for nonprofits. I've also become active in what we call the "nptech" community—"nptech" being shorthand for "nonprofit technology.” But nonprofits, which comprise about 10% of all US businesses, have wildly diverse business models. To suggest that there is a particular type of technology for nonprofits is akin to saying that all of the businesses in downtown Manhattan have similar technology needs. So what is nonprofit technology? It’s less of a platform and more of a philosophy.

Making Things Better, One Step at a Time

November 6, 2015
Your organization is successful and growing day by day. Yeah! That’s the good news. The bad news is that the overhead needed to support more volume is stretching your resources to the limits. You know you need to do something to support the organization’s changing needs, but what exactly?

Building the Bedrock

July 28, 2015
If you haven’t heard of it yet, NTEN’s 2nd annual Leading Change Summit (LCS) promises to be one of the coolest and innovative gatherings emerging in the nonprofit community. Our team at Forum One is proud to join the community’s effort to fuel the future of nonprofit innovation—and we’ll be helping kick things off the first day with a half-day training on Digital Strategy.

Learning from Example: Innovative methods to engage your online community

February 23, 2015
Learning from my fellowship at EPIP and other organizations’ experiences, I have discovered three important lessons about engaging an online community.