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How Your Nonprofit Can Improve Productivity and Combat Digital Distraction

Ever hear of something called “Nomophobia“? The word itself is an abbreviation for  “no-mobile-phone-phobia” and refers to the anxiety you feel when you don’t have your mobile phone handy or have a signal. It is one of a growing number of “digital diseases” that can cause painful physical symptoms as well as mental health issues that ultimately […]

How to Create a Happy Healthy Nonprofit – with Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman

During this week’s Hump Day Coffee Break, Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman (authors of The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit – Strategies for Impact without Burnout) discussed healthy work habits for nonprofits. They answered several questions: * What does technology wellness mean? * Why does happiness and health matter to nonprofits? * What are the best tips […]

3 Secrets for Converting Volunteers to Donors

The latest release of Volunteering and Civic Life in America shows that volunteers are almost twice as likely to donate to charity as non-volunteers. In fact, almost 80 percent of volunteers donated to a worthy cause last year. It makes sense that volunteers are probably your warmest leads for donations, but is your nonprofit maximizing its […]

How to cure Facebook depression

This is a reprinted from my email newsletter (subscribe here if you haven’t joined). The grass is always greener on Facebook, isn’t it? I mean, no one posts “Just polished off my second quart of Chunky Monkey after coming home drunk from another failed date”. Instead, we only post about the wonderful happenings in our […]

Senior Donors Over 65 Absolutely Use Social Media

15 years ago, only 16% of seniors were using the internet. Today, that number has mushroomed to over 50%, according to the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. Now, grandparents are taking up Facebook to see photos of their grandchildren. Retirees are sharing their hobbies on Pinterest and Instagram. Seniors are more selective […]

John Haydon