Tag Archives: Development

How to Plan & Organize Your Nonprofit’s Email Campaign

Employed for Good – Email Campaign

Getting ready to send out an email campaign on behalf of your nonprofit?

If there’s one task that unites most departments, it’s the email campaign. Volunteer managers, fundraisers, program & comms staff all need to email our respective constituents. Even the ops/ tech staff don’t get a break: they’re often the ones getting those lists together for us!

But more on that later.

The point is, whether this is your first campaign or your fiftieth, this doesn’t have to be chaos.  A good process never hurt nobody, and you’ll definitely need one to execute something this important.

There’s a method to this particular nonprofit madness. Let’s talk email.

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An Introvert’s Nonprofit Career Story: 5 Lessons from My Switch to External Facing Work

An Introvert’s Nonprofit Career Story: 5 Lessons from My Switch to External Facing Work
Work trip turned mini vacation

INFP. The Myers Briggs test didn’t tell me anything I didn’t know. But it gave me a way to fit my skills, professional experience and personal interests into a neat little framework. Nearly 10 years later, I don’t think much has changed.

On this blog, you know me as Dee. In the real world, I’m a business systems manager for a nonprofit organization. It’s a catch-all title, meaning I manage our Salesforce database…but also, any other systems we might adopt. Because #multiplehats.

Getting here —in my career and this blog— hasn’t been a total accident! So I thought I’d share a bit about what that path has looked like for me.

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The Nonprofit Event Checklist: Plan & Rock Your Next Event

Nonprofit Checklist

Events are the double-edged sword of the nonprofit world.

On the one hand, they bring people into the fold of your org’s work. I’ve seen a student move a room of 500 people by sharing his classroom experience. I have BAWLED listening to an ED talk about kids using karate to cope with cancer. There’s no denying that events are a great engagement mechanism.

Still, that doesn’t make them easy.

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10 Qualities Of Truly Awesome Volunteer Program Managers

volunteer managers

Volunteer managers make the world go round.

I’ve worked with them, volunteered for them, and I personally know a few. What they do isn’t easy. Finding individuals to engage in a cause, often doing so with minimal resources, is tough.

So seriously, thank you.

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