The Screen Time Genie: A Bot That’s Help With Your Tech Addiction

Mobile phones and screen can be distracting and overwhelming. Even worse they can be addictive.  Not all technology is bad.  There are apps and other technology tools that can help you create a new habit, healthier habits. The ScreenTime Genie, a clever chat bot designed by the  BJ Fogg’s Behavioral Science Lab at Stanford can…

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How WhatsApp Is Being Used by Nonprofits in India

Recently, Social Misfits Media’s Community Manager, Angharad Francis, interviewed the brilliant Pushpa Aman Singh, Founder of GuideStar India. In this interview, Pushpa discusses her journey prior to founding GuideStar India, her role in helping NGOs and how WhatsApp is driving strong communication among stakeholders. Please can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your…

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Leveraging Online Donor Engagement: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Guest Post by Sarah Tedesco, Executive Vice President of DonorSearch As a member of a nonprofit fundraising team, you always have your eyes on a fundraising goal and are working to improve your online donor engagement strategy.  Fundraising, however, can take many different forms, so it can be difficult to know which is best to…

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Trainer’s Notebook: Using Dot Voting Online

When I facilitate meetings or workshops for nonprofits, not matter the topic, I incorporate many participatory approaches and design thinking methods. One technique that I often employ is called “Dot Voting”  or “Visual the Vote.” This is a simple process for getting participants to prioritize ideas or decisions. You use this to follow a brainstorming…

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Icebreakers for Online Meetings That Introverts Will Love

In my work as a trainer and facilitator, I make workshops and master classes as interactive as possible, incorporating peer discussion, movement, and creativity. I feel this makes a better learning experience. The same goes for in-person meetings. However, these days so many of my meetings take place online, typically on Zoom, and interactivity can…

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Three Tips To Boost Your Personal Resilience While Doing Nonprofit Work

Photo by Amanda/Flicker I am thrilled to be presenting with my colleague, Ananda Leeke in Boston next week at the Resilience at Work Conference. We will be doing early morning sessions to engage participants in some mindful moment and movement exercises. I’m going to share different techniques for weaving mindful moment and exercises into your…

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Report: Insights from the Google AI Impact Challenge

AI4Good is a somewhat new field that sits at the intersection of big tech companies and the world’s biggest problems. There is a lot of experiments and research in different areas, including the international development sector to address the 2030 development goals, emergency and humanitarian aid, medical fields and many others. Partnerships with technology companies…

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5 Common Nonprofit Workplace Stress Triggers and Tips for Addressing Them

Photo credit: PlusLexia It is coming up on three years since I first published the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout and thrilled to see more people and publications talking about well-being in the nonprofit sector. As I travel around and facilitate retreats with nonprofit organizations or master classes at nonprofit conferences as well as…

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