January 2015: Looking Ahead / NTC Preview

Guaranteeing Successful New Technology Adoption

Submitted on Fri, 1/2/2015 - 2:47pm
Choosing a new technology for your organization should be a comprehensive solution, not a deferred headache.
By Kathryn Engelhardt-Cronk – CEO

To Build or Not Build an App: Should It Be a Question for Your Nonprofit?

Submitted on Fri, 1/2/2015 - 4:34pm
Satisfying the repetitive, bored, and/or urgent needs: Is building a custom app a good idea for your nonprofit?
By Zee Hoffmann Jones – Content Producer/Web Developer

How to Tell Your Boss That You Rock: Explaining Digital Metrics to Less Web-Savvy Staff

Submitted on Mon, 1/5/2015 - 1:56pm
How to bear your beautiful, nerdy, data-driven soul to everyone on your staff in a way that helps them appreciate your awesomeness.
By Meico Marquette Whitlock – Associate Director for Communications

Walking As Work: Why Movement Is the Killer App

Submitted on Tue, 1/6/2015 - 9:41am
Get your feet moving and your creative juices flowing by swapping sitting for walking meetings.
By Beth Kanter – Author

Use Analytics to Improve Your Nonprofit Website

Submitted on Tue, 1/6/2015 - 2:35pm
What are your Analytics numbers actually saying to you, and what does this have to do with the future of your website?
By Yesenia Sotelo – Founder

Surround Sound Fundraising

Submitted on Wed, 1/7/2015 - 12:02pm
"Surround sound fundraising recognizes that there is no such thing as a single-channel donor, because there is no such thing as a single-channel person."
By Brenna Holmes – Vice President of Digital

How To Have a Conversation With The World

Submitted on Thu, 1/8/2015 - 5:18pm
Here are some tips for creating an inclusive environment in your organization.
By Tim Samuel – CFO and Joey Price

Social Media for Social Change

Submitted on Fri, 1/9/2015 - 12:57pm
More than just cat videos: social media channels are being used to further social change. Twitter bomb, anyone?
By Aurora Matthews

Balancing Work and Life, the MAMA Way

Submitted on Fri, 1/9/2015 - 1:48pm
One of the most difficult jobs in the nonprofit world might just be knowing when to stop working.
By Stephanie Bowen – Senior Communications Manager

How and Where to Get Started with Business Intelligence

Submitted on Mon, 1/12/2015 - 3:52pm
Breaking news: Your nonprofit is also a business. Learn how you can you give your impact a boost with business intelligence.
By Paul Keogan – Founder and Principal

Five A/B Testing Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

Submitted on Tue, 1/13/2015 - 10:30am
What is your A/B test telling you, and how should you respond?
By Jill Pape – Online Campaigner

When Millennials Take Over: How to Prepare Your Nonprofit For the Future of Business

Submitted on Tue, 1/13/2015 - 1:08pm
Millenials will be taking over: is your nonprofit ready for the cultural sea change?
By Maddie Grant – Principal

There is No “OR” in Champion Engagement

Submitted on Wed, 1/14/2015 - 11:00pm
People want to help your cause in many ways, so don't fence them into only a donor or a volunteer space!
By Shari Tishman – Director of Engagement

Help Desk or Service Desk?

Submitted on Thu, 1/15/2015 - 3:52pm
Dear fellow IT staff: Don't just demand a seat at the planning table; earn it.
By Steve Heye

Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Nonprofit?

Submitted on Thu, 1/15/2015 - 5:36pm
Before you hitch your fundraising goals to Kickstarter or Indiegogo, here are a few questions you'd do well to ask.
By Tim Sarrantonio

Have You Ever Tried Changing the Tires While Driving the Car?

Submitted on Fri, 1/16/2015 - 2:29pm
How to navigate change management when your nonprofit doesn't have the luxury of putting your mission work on pause.
By Lisa Colton – Chief Learning Officer

The Secret Science of Email Deliverability

Submitted on Tue, 1/20/2015 - 1:38pm
Are your emails reaching your supporters? You might be surprised…
By Laura Packard – Partner

Inking The Deal: What We’ll Discuss at the #15NTC Contract Negotiation Session

Submitted on Tue, 1/20/2015 - 2:16pm
Navigating a contract can be the beginning of a beautiful customer/vendor relationship.
By Peter Campbell

Will Your Nonprofit be Ready for the Future of Payments?

Submitted on Tue, 1/20/2015 - 3:11pm
Bitcoin and other new payment systems: what they are, what they aren't, and why you should care.
By Stacy Dyer – Owner

Three Online Strategies to Improve Your Monthly Giving Program

Submitted on Mon, 1/26/2015 - 5:24pm
How to turn that one-time donation into a gift that keeps on coming, and makes your donors happy, too!
By Wendy Husman – Senior Account Executive