13 Paths to Productivity & Satisfaction—Nonprofit Staff & Consultants

Getting Attention

Here are the most relevant submissions: 1) When things are hectic and your To-Do list is long, its easy to get overwhelmed and unproductive. I learned about Voxer for walkie-talkie style texts and voice messages but better, and graphic design tool Canva. 12) Movement is one of the methods Beth Kanter credits for her satisfaction and productivity, and she explains the whys and hows of movement as productivity boon here.

3 Nonprofit Marketing Skills I Learned from Aunt Frances

Getting Attention

Then she launched into the story of her older sister Jean’s breakup experience, which motivated Jean to hitchhike cross country (in the 1920s) and, subsequently, to a career in hat design and a satisfying marriage! Like the satisfaction I feel after doing my monthly stint at the local food pantry, or my husband, Sean, and daughter, Charlotte, feel after their weekly shift at the youth garden, where they grow and harvest vegetables for another food bank.

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#HOWTO: Get Your Nonprofit’s Tumblr Blog Up, Published, & Read

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Now add your charity’s relevant content for that post! Click on the ‘Create Post’ button on the lower left when it all gets set to your satisfaction, and away it goes into the Cyber Sea! Signing up for Tumblr takes seconds and is free, so there’s no economic reason your nonprofit might resist learning the platform.

5 Ways to Stay Smart & Engaged

Getting Attention

It’s the ONLY way to ensure our marketing and fundraising content is relevant, while fueling our personal satisfaction. Note the top picks designation. She got me… The rain was pouring down this morning as our daughter, Charlotte, was getting ready to walk to school, so I caved and drove her. And I’m glad I did. Because as I dropped her off to join the gaggle of noisy, drenched kids waiting outside the middle school, I started thinking.

4 Ways to Save Your Sanity: Review & Approval 2.0

Getting Attention

Suddenly everyone’s a graphic designer, or a writer, or a creative director. There’s never a project where all input is relevant, but tension explodes when folks feel ignored. Since many of them didn’t get how marketing in general (or the coming brand) would impact them, we shared examples of how our relevant, memorable brand would ease their daily responsibilities, build their skills and confidence, and strengthen program funding streams.

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4 Ways to Save Your Sanity: Review & Approval 2.0

Getting Attention

Suddenly everyone’s a graphic designer, or a writer, or a creative director. There’s never a project where all input is relevant, but tension explodes when folks feel ignored. Since many of them didn’t get how marketing in general (or the coming brand) would impact them, we shared examples of how our relevant, memorable brand would ease their daily responsibilities, build their skills and confidence, and strengthen program funding streams.

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How to Approach a Nonprofit Job Interview with a For-Profit Attitude (and Résumé)

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it’s relevant no matter your tax designation. But with the right attitude, more highly-skilled, capable, and passionate professionals can enter the nonprofit world and find both satisfaction and purpose in doing good. This guest post originally appeared on Idealist Careers blog. As someone who has jumped from the corporate world to the nonprofit sector and back again, I’ve learned a lot about the nuances of both, especially in terms of the all-important first interview.

Science Communication and Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

That’s the value of design or formative research-to test our assumptions and not simply do ‘ satisfaction research.’. For many social marketers, especially those who profess to be ‘science-based’ in their programs development, should reflect of the proposition that ‘science-based’ is an ethical standard and choices about how to design and deliver programs are laden with values that have potential consequences on people we serve. “…the

Science Communication and Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

That’s the value of design or formative research-to test our assumptions and not simply do ‘ satisfaction research.’. How do we identify and address motivated reasoning in our research and program designs?

The Best in Social Marketing in 2013

Social Marketing and Social Change

Research and Review - there were several research projects reported this year that used comparison populations and rigorous application of social marketing benchmark criteria in designing their interventions. A pretest-posttest control group design was employed with one intervention and one comparison region. Social marketing: approach to cultural and contextual relevance in a community-based physical activity intervention.

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8 ways to become the most enchanting cause on the block

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

The book is definitely worth a full read, but I’ve pulled out a few ideas below that are particularly relevant for cause marketers, whether they work directly for a nonprofit and are trying to build relationships with supporters or come from the corporate brand side and are trying to achieve social and business impact. A premortem gives the cause campaign team an opportunity to identify all the ways the campaign could fail and then solve those potential pitfalls with the campaign design.

The Roles A Nonprofit's Founder May Hold During the Life Cycle or Growth of the Organization

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There is a lot of doing good involved in operating a nonprofit and a lot of satisfaction for anyone who participates in the effort (from volunteers, to donors, to staff, to clients, etc.). The reason why is no one person can do everything necessary to design, deliver, support, sustain, and grow a successful nonprofit (one that achieves the goals of its mission efficiently and ethically). Nonprofits that succeed and grow (whether start ups or not) are ones that are relevant.

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