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.

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.

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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

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 !)

How to manage up in your fundraising job

Wild Woman Fundraising

MT: Hey, everybody. Welcome. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and I’m so happy to introduce Kishshana Palmer. Kishshana, hey. Thanks so much for being here. W hat’s your fundraising journey?

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HELP! Please….


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.

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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

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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.

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.

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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.

Are you a workaholic fundraiser? Take the quiz!

Wild Woman Fundraising

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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.

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?

Jumping to another job? Where do you keep your brain?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fundraising Rosetta Stone. Are you onto a new job? What happened to your old job? Your old nonprofit is going to get a lot of money because you were there, but you can’t take the credit for it!

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Do you want to know who REALLY has cause fatigue?

Wild Woman Fundraising

As a donor, I’m not looking for efficiency here. What’s up? Do you ever feel like a cog in a wheel? Push fundraiser, money comes out? Recently, Seth Godin wrote on his blog, “The factory-mindset encourages every worker to protect his time and his effort.

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

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?

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

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.

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?

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!

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.

Are you feeling stuck?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Conflict corruption Finding a job Rank at Work A different kind of teacher arbitrary boss charity how to get more done john taylor gatto mazarine mazarine treyz NGO nonprofit efficiency nonprofit inefficiency nonprofit workplace not-for-profit subversion subvert underground history of American education weapons of mass instructionAre you happy in your job at a charity? If so, stop reading. If you are ready to move on to a new job, I hope this post will give you some food for thought.

You’re the Entrepreneur Cost-Saving Part Two

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Make Your Next Meeting Laptop-Free

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Tags: best practices technology tips meetings efficiency

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends


They have helped organizations like Common Cause, Plan International USA, and The Children’s Defense Fund raise more money with greater efficiency, including through leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning.

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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.

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Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

In any economy, non-profits need to run efficiently. Tags: continuous improvement processes Nonprofit management efficiency From Guest Blogger: Brian Leitten. Mr. Leitten is an experienced non-profit leader and consultant, chief executive and attorney. He provides consulting services nationally to non-profit leaders from his office in Port Orange, Florida. He can be reached at Leitten Consulting - consulting.leitten.com.

Making the Editing Process Smoother at Your Nonprofit

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If the process of getting copy edited and approved is a bit of a nightmare at your nonprofit — or it’s just not as simple and efficient as it should be, you aren’t alone!

How to modernize your next nonprofit capital campaign


You no longer have to struggle to raise money to fund investments that will help you do good — more effectively and efficiently

Optimized Mobile Donations Now with Apple Pay


Apple Pay provides donors with a simple, efficient, secure donation process that minimizes the information they must remember and enter when donating. Mobile is an increasingly valuable medium for nonprofits.

Q&A: Why we built the new CrowdRise by GoFundMe


Rethought and rebuilt for nonprofits, the CrowdRise by GoFundMe platform is now more self-service and brings together the world class features of both CrowdRise and GoFundMe to make it easier, faster, and more efficient for nonprofits to fundraise As you might have heard, we’ve been making some pretty big changes around here.

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30 Tools and Tips to Speed Up Your Digital Workflow as a Government Communicator in 2018

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

While on the surface, some tools may not seem to relate to your specific field or industry, rest assured they will help you with your efficiency and effectiveness in today’s digital world, where agility and “life-hacking” skills are becoming increasingly valued.

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How to Market and Promote Your Nonprofit Giving Day

J Campbell Social Marketing

Most) Fridays at noon we will come to you live and discuss a topic designed to help you use your limited time and resources for social media more effectively and efficiently.

What is donor qualification and why should you care about it?


Therefore, you owe it to your donors to work as efficiently as possible. It’s about focus and efficiency. What is donor qualification?

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Check with us to put together my essay net and we are exceptionally possibly to help you get this efficiently performed! Unfavorable catalogs are sometimes a huge annoyance.

Use Pinterest to track media coverage


This not only is more efficient (and fun) than keeping a running list, but also is a cool, visual, interactive way to share your media coverage at the end of the year with board members and other fans.

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Imagine If You Could Set Up a Meeting With a New Major Donor Every 92.13 Minutes


Now we are more efficient than ever. Why should you care about how efficient we are? Thanks to engagement marketing (for private businesses – like MarketSmart!) we have driven up our conversion rate for setting up meetings with fundraisers.

Thanking vs. Appreciating


So, they do it as cost-efficiently as possible. Mechanized thank you’s. I’ve been thinking that, perhaps, too many organizations have turned thanking into an automated obligation. They realize it’s something they’re supposed to do.

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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