Fundraising Efficiency vs Productivity

The Agitator

Which should be more important to your fundraising … efficiency or productivity? If you said efficiency (sometimes expressed as ROI) … go to the back of the class! Efficiency or productivity? An arbitrary efficiency metric, like ROI, doesn’t pay for anything.” If you said productivity … gold star! Or, more productively, read this piece by Tom Hurley at DMW Direct.

You Can't Efficiency Your Way to Greatness and Other Stuff I Learned This Week From Some Killer Fundraisers

Marketing for Nonprofits

My favorite quote of the day: "You can''t efficiency your way to greatness." I had the privilege of spending Thursday with my fundraising and marketing peeps at Engage 2013: A Case Study Conference in Philly. Thanks, Margaret !)

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Efficiency Wages and the Nonprofit Sector

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here’s what we teach nonprofit leaders about the case for “efficiency wages” as Walmart calls them. Want some proof that “efficiency wages” work? Hey girlfriend. You should get paid more. You should have more sick time, and more flex time to be with your family or go to school or rest. I know, I know, it’s all about the mission, but for me, it’s still important that you get paid more per hour.

Want to be more effective in your fundraising? Get LEAN!

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is about utilizing Lean Manufacturing processes to get the fundraising tasks you need to do done in the shortest amount of time, always improving, and always looking for ways to do it more efficiently. Do you have too much to do? Want to go from this: To This?

Gamification can change behaviour. I have proof.

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Example 2: Fuel efficiency display on my Nissan Rogue SL. Every time I refill the gas in my car I reset the meter tracking my fuel efficiency. As I drive the display shows my actual fuel efficiency along with my average fuel efficiency since the last re-fueling. As I drive if I notice i’m above the average in that moment or my average is higher than last week, I will consciously modify my speed or driving style to be more efficient.

Doing things differently in government

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Better yet, if employees were allowed to work from wherever they feel they could get the job done in the most efficient and effective manner, that would likely reduce the horrendous job dissatisfaction rate and above average sick-leave. Government Insight 10 5 Canada cut-backs effectively efficiently fiscal restraint harper ottawa public serviceTwo weeks ago I managed to seriously fracture my humerus bone.

HELP! Please….

iMarketSmart

I really need your help. I funded a study to help you. Basically, we’re trying to help you and your peers understand more about major gift fundraising. I don’t think there are enough studies on the subject.

Practical Ideas for Fundraising Efficiency

A Small Change

In my previous post, I encouraged non profit managers and fund raisers to establish a goal of increasing efficiency. Three simple suggestions to accomplish this are as follows: Develop a passion for efficiency (or hire someone who has it). Efficiency doesn’t just happen. You need someone to spearhead your efforts to operate more efficiently.

Are you feeling stuck?

Wild Woman Fundraising

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You can meet me at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations in February, March and April 2011!

Wild Woman Fundraising

You know your nonprofit could be more efficient. How can you help EVERYONE get more efficient and effective? I will be teaching four workshops in February, March and April at the Center for Nonprofit Organizations at 5930 Middle Fiskville Road in Austin! Want to come out and learn?

#HOWTO: Efficiently Monitor Your Organization’s Busy Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

But if you want efficient toys, er, tools , for monitoring and updating your business’s social media, we’d like to suggest a few dashboards that can cull your various accounts into one place, allow scheduling of posts, and offer ways to save and/or reply to specific messages.

#HOWTO: Efficiently Monitor Your Organization’s Busy Social Networks

Non Profit Marketing 360

But if you want efficient tools for monitoring and updating your business’s social media, we’d like to suggest a few dashboards that can cull your various accounts into one place, allow scheduling of posts, and offer ways to save and/or reply to specific messages.

Nonprofit Self Evaluation Leads To Efficient, Economically Trim, Effective, Increased, and Successful Fundraising & More

Seeking Grant Money Today

Save Your Nonprofit Money, Raise More Money, and Succeed - Yes, Now How Any Nonprofit Can Raise More Support, Acquire the Best Talent, Strive, and Grow. How Nonprofits Will Save More and Raise More: Or, How To Conduct Donor and Donations Analysis How Proof of Concept Can Improve Fundraising for a New Program and What Proof of Concept Is Why It Matters What the Public Thinks of a Nonprofit & How To Check. best practices upping the success rate how to fundraising

#SOCIALMEDIA: How Can We Efficiently Use Our Time On Social Networks?

Non Profit Marketing 360

But the real goal is efficiency, and it comes with great financial and emotional rewards. Finally, find ways to make yourself conscious of when you are working efficiently on a task, and when you are jumping around without moving forward. efficiently the time is being utilized.

Play

Wild Woman Fundraising

It makes us more efficient. MT: Hey, everybody. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today I am so pleased to be interviewing Sheena Greer of Colludo about play. Sheena will be speaking about this subject at our Fundraising Career Conference 2017 , and Sheena, welcome.

How can you build trust in your nonprofit?

Wild Woman Fundraising

"RICHARD WILKINSON: (With a large wage gap) almost everything gets worse: homicide rates, how kids get on at school, math and literacy scores, teenage birth rates, obesity.

For Efficient But Effective Nonprofit Programs, Service, and Administration Like Fundraising - GIS Is A Tremendous Tool. And It's Free.

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are during emergencies (in real time and live on actual maps including, for instance, where emergency evacuation routes are and whether their clinics are located on then evacuation routes); and discerning what assets the partners have on the ground (to avoid redundancy and to be efficient while being effective, overall). Technological innovations are continually offering nonprofits, whether they know about them or not, advanced, simpler to use, faster solutions for their unique needs.

What a Development or Fundraising Plan Is and How and Why It's Invaluable to An Efficient and Effective Organization

Seeking Grant Money Today

make things more efficient). The Development Plan or Fundraising Plan is a master policy for a nonprofit to plan out, guide, and measure its fundraising for a specific period of time (sometimes one year, often two or three year periods, or more). The Development Plan often comes about shortly after or while an organization's leadership is conducting organizational self evaluation and future planing such as strategic planning.

The Cost of Fundraising Through Social Media

Social Media Bird Brain

Rich is the founder of Merchant Negotiators, where he also regularly writes on the subjects of merchant account services and how businesses and nonprofits can most effectively and efficiently use them. This week we have a guest post written by Rich McIver. The Cost of Fundraising Through Social Media Tweeting, Posting and Liking your way to increased donations should be an. essential part of.

Why not create a donor appreciation department?

iMarketSmart

Imagine a team serving and supporting the fundraisers by helping them come up with creative yet efficient and effective ways to thank and engage donors. Does your organization really appreciate its supporters?

Perfect timing: How to make the most of your fundraising day

Wild Woman Fundraising

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3 Ways to Stay Safe from Cyber Attack

Getting Attention

What’s great about Sean’s advice is that it’s efficient and doable. Yes, this has to matter to you. The current global cyber attack , built on ransomware, could wreck your communications impact and a lot more.

Are you a workaholic fundraiser? Take the quiz!

Wild Woman Fundraising

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Grants for American or Chinese Nonprofits Working On Regional Renewable or Efficient Energy

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The foundation's mission is to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy -- essential components of a clean energy future. From The Foundation Center. Energy Foundation Offers Funding for Policy Programs to Address Energy Problems Deadline: Open The Energy Foundation ( [link] ) is a partnership of major donors interested in solving the world's energy problems.

Aw Girl, are you JADED?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Do you advocate for people to give to causes, but never give to causes yourself? Why is that?

10 Tech Innovations That Will Revolutionize the Sector

J Campbell Social Marketing

When used wisely and strategically, nonprofit technology can often mean better and more efficient ways to raise money, to build relationships with your community and to accomplish your mission. The nonprofit technology landscape moves so quickly, it’s hard to keep up.

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Inside Scoop: Powerful Testimonials from Your Peers

Getting Attention

This was Dan’s first go: “ I only donate to organizations that demonstrate competence in efficiently and effectively pursuing their stated objectives. Guest blogger Karen Petersen is a 12-year veteran of nonprofit fundraising. She currently serves as Director of Annual and Planned Giving at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology , in Huntsville, Ala. In my previous life, I was a TV reporter.

Upcoming Movie Documents The Revolution Of Growing Older

Non Profit Marketing 360

From the people who brought us the Civil Rights Movement and Haight-Ashbury, draft-dodging and fuel-efficient draft airplanes comes a new movement meant to revolutionize the ways we think about aging.

Free Nonprofit Resource to Foster Connections and Knowledge Sharing

J Campbell Social Marketing

MissionBox aims to help nonprofits operate more efficiently and effectively, making the world a better place. In the nonprofit sector, professionals often feel that they need to take on everything by themselves.

3 reasons to focus on major gifts (including major legacy gifts)

iMarketSmart

Focusing on major gifts is cost-effective and efficient because of the significantly lower cost to acquire and cultivate them. 3% of U.S. Households are responsible for 67% (2/3) of all household charity (This is according to the 2011 Bank of America Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy).

Oh My! New Website! What do you think?

Wild Woman Fundraising

He’s prompt, efficient, reliable, creative, and patient with people who don’t quite know what they need yet. So lately I had started to feel like I was living kind of a double life, or maybe a triple life, or a quadruple life!

Starting Over #6: Measuring Donor Experiences

The Agitator

Instead, they concentrate on old-fashioned, traditional metrics aimed at determining efficiency — e.g. ROI, RFM, conversion rates, Breaking Out of the Status Quo Communications Donor retention / loyalty / commitment DonorTrends / DonorVoice Fundraising analytics / data Nonprofit management Starting Over premium

Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers

iMarketSmart

Think about it this way and I bet you’ll raise more money more efficiently. In March of this year I stumbled on an article written for stockbrokers (financial advisors) that I found interesting because it recounted the top three reasons why clients leave: Poor investment advice.

Algebra For Fundraisers

The Agitator

” Now, don’t get me wrong; I’m genuinely thrilled — for all the fundraising efficiency reasons we all understand — that more and more donors are making their gifts digitally. Awhile back I read yet another exclamation about the rapid rate of online fundraising growth. Fundraising blogs are littered with such exclamations.

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Why everyone talks about segmenting emails but hardly anyone ever does it

iMarketSmart

How can you efficiently sort through all the noise to send one, single, highly personalized and highly relevant message to one donor? Not efficiently. They’ll talk about it at conferences. You’ll read about it in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

The Secrets Behind Smart and Successful Nonprofit Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Create a clear process for working together that is easy and efficient. “I’m just too busy!” ” you scream to yourself. But all nonprofit communicators have a lot of their plates, so why do some thrive while others merely survive?

Are you measuring the right performance metrics?

iMarketSmart

You can spot trends so you can raise more money, more efficiently. Einstein once said: “Not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that can be counted counts.” ” We all know that measuring performance is essential for improvement and optimization.

Why you should join mastermind groups instead of attending conferences

iMarketSmart

But if you want to learn how to improve in your role at your organization I think there’s a better, less expensive, more efficient way to go— with a mastermind group!

Social Media Productivity Tools for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

Be efficient. I find nonprofit professionals excited about all the possibilities and the potential of social media and online marketing, but many of them are overwhelmed with the day to day and feel like their time is not being spent efficiently. Keep on task. Remain laser-focused.

3 Steps to Focused Productivity for Your Nonprofit Marketing

Getting Attention

You can’t get anywhere efficiently without a road map. And where a computer can do a job more efficiently — mail merge, for example — by all means, have the computer do it! Welcome to our newest guest blogger, Rebecca Leaman.