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How Nonprofits Can Combat Misinformation [Video]

We explore the critical role nonprofits play in combating misinformation and disinformation on social media. Learn about the impact of misleading content and how it’s not just AI contributing to the distortion of information; human error plays a significant part too. Discover valuable strategies for media literacy and how nonprofits can help various communities discern truth in an era flooded with questionable content, especially during election years. This discussion is a must-watch for anyone involved in social media management, education, or simply looking to understand the current media landscape better. Join us at WholeWhale.com for more resources and guidance on tackling these pressing issues effectively.NonprofitNewsFeed.com – Weekly news from the nonprofit sector.CauseWriter.ai – Custom AI built for your brand.WholeWhale.com – B Corp digital agency – ads, analytics, SEO, Content Marketing, Digital fundraising.

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A Unique PR Opportunity for Nonprofits to Stand Out in 2024 [Video]

I'd love to hear from you! Send me a text message here and let me know what you thought about the episode. 🙂 (https://www.buzzsprout.com/twilio/text_messages/1927203/open_sms) What’s the unique approach nonprofits have when it comes to landing press opportunities? In the current media landscape, we’ve been told it’s getting harder to stand out (but it doesn’t have to be!) Danielle Finck is a seasoned PR savant and the founder and CEO of Elle Communications (https://www.ellecomm.com/) . This episode peels back the layers of the media landscape's evolution, revealing how traditional forms of storytelling are vying for attention in a sea of content, and how brands and media are adapting to connect with their audiences genuinely. The art of PR is more than just a game of numbers, and there are NO shortcuts – it's about nurturing authentic relationships and human connections. Danielle shares so many incredible insights around how to stand out when pitching journalists, the surge of op-ed prominence and “news fatigue”, and the refreshing emergence of solutions journalism. The big takeaway? Human-centric stories are pivotal if you want to engage with more diverse audiences. Resources & Links • Join me May 15-16 in Chicago at Collaborative by Classy to explore the future of fundraising, connect with like-minded leaders, and leave with proven strategies to raise more for your mission! Get your ticket here: https://bit.ly/49opxd0 Use code: POSITIVEEQUATION for 10% off • Connect with Danielle on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/daniellefinck/?hl=en) and on her website, Elle Communications (https://www.ellecomm.com/) . • Want to make Missions to Movements even better? Take a screenshot of this episode and share it on Instagram. Be sure to tag @positivequation so I can connect with you. Can we meet in Nashville? The 8th annual Raise fundraising conference, hosted by OneCause, will be held at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville, TN September 9-10, 2024. Use code MISSIONS200 to receive $200 off: https://bit.ly/4bNqihi Let's Connect! • Send a DM on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/positivequation/) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/danarsnyder/) and let us know what you think of the show! • Head to YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Fg6ATRUYyvgxx3IwY0JWA?sub_confirmation=1) for digital marketing how-to videos and podcast teasers • Want to book Dana as a speaker for your event? Click here! (https://positiveequation.com/speaking)

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The great hallucinations of generative AI [Video]

Hallucinations occur when a generative AI platform presents inaccurate information as though correct. In this video, we explore how to avoid harm from AI hallucinations. Useful resources: Ultimate guide to artificial intelligence – https://charitydigital.org.uk/topics/the-ultimate-guide-to-generative-ai-content-11325 On-demand webinar: Artificial intelligence and digital inclusion – https://charitydigital.org.uk/on-demand-webinars/on-demand-webinar-artificial-intelligence-and-digital-inclusion Artificial Intelligence Hub – https://charitydigital.org.uk/artificial-intelligence

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Grassroots to Grasstops: Investing in your mission to land in a nonprofit field of dreams [Video]

Originally shared 02.18.21 EPISODE SUMMARY Michele Sullivan · President, Caterpillar Foundation | Michele Sullivan, a social impact powerhouse, TED speaker, and author of Looking Up, espouses a leadership philosophy that promotes taking an elevated view of others. Michele spent her 30-year career at Caterpillar, retiring as President of Caterpillar Foundation and Caterpillar's Director of Corporate Social Innovation—and her story is beyond inspiring. EPISODE NOTES As an avid advocate of advocacy-based causes (say that 3 times fast!), Michele's advice for nonprofits looking for funding is to lead by example: invest the resources you have available in the same way that you're asking funders to invest in your mission. Rather than stretching your own programming budget, find a counterpart in advocating for your cause and strike up a collaboration. And Michele's number-one must-have is a healthy link between your theory of change and your programs. Michele's story hits differently than most—being born with metatrophic dysplasia, a rare form of dwarfism, she's had every reason to be thrown off course by life's obstacles. But instead of being knocked down, Michele has looked up and treated every experience as an opportunity, smashing through that glass ceiling and becoming the first female president of the Caterpillar Foundation. Michele and Justin Wheeler, CEO and Co-founder of Funraise, touch on the things that foundations like Caterpillar look for in investment-worthy nonprofits, ways to communicate the value of your cause, and the best way to present a nonprofit story that resonates with both donors and funders. So, dive with us into grassroots strategies and then come up for a birds-eye view of grasstops results, as we weave the two into a nonprofit field of dreams. And if you want to hear more from Michele, go to LookingUp.com! — For all Nonstop Nonprofit Podcast episodes: https://nonstopnonprofitpodcast.com/ — ► Subscribe to Our Channel: @Funraiseplatform Funraise provides exceptional, friendly digital fundraising technology. Built with innovation and nonprofit experience, Funraise's state-of-the-art donation management tools centralize fundraising management in one platform, making it easy to create lasting impact with nonprofit-first technology. Experience why organizations like United Nations HCR and National Wildlife Federation trust Funraise to power their fundraising. Because your cause is our cause. —- For more for your nonprofit, find us online: Website: https://www.funraise.org/ Strategy & Inspiration: https://www.funraise.org/resources More Resources: https://www.funraise.org/blog

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Grant Writing for Non-Profits

Urbana City Council allows Hope Village grant proposal [Video]

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) Despite concerns from some in attendance, the Urbana City Council voted 4-2 to allow the Hope Village grant proposal at Monday nights meeting. Hope Village is a 12-million dollar project that would build 30 houses for medically fragile homeless. At the meeting, the city council voted on the final funding aspects []

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Are You An Authentic Leader? [Video]

In nonprofit leadership, authenticity stands as a pillar for effective and transformative management. This is the crux of the engaging conversation with Jackie Davidoff, a principal at Davidoff Strategy. The dialogue offers deep insights into the nuances of authentic leadership within the nonprofit sector, emphasizing continuous self-improvement and emotional intelligence. Jackie, based in Chicago but working nationally, begins by outlining her firm’s mission: helping organizations realize their untapped potential. She emphasizes, “We believe that all organizations have more capacity and we work in the nonprofit sector because there are so many missions that matter deeply to a lot of people and communities.” This belief forms the foundation of her approach to leadership development, which she describes as a journey rather than a fixed destination. Authentic leadership, according to Jacki, involves an ongoing process of self-awareness and deliberate action. She challenges the conventional understanding of authenticity as a static trait, suggesting instead that it is about making conscious choices in the moment. She offers “Leadership development is a moment-to-moment choice, making choices in the moment. As I said before, watching yourself start to want to say something in a meeting and shut it down because what if you don’t say it right.” as she emphasizes the importance of self-reflection and adaptability in leadership. The discussion, with host Julia Patrick, also highlights the necessity of emotional intelligence in navigating the complexities of nonprofit work. Jacki goes on to explain that emotions like fear, anger, and sadness, often seen as negative, can be harnessed to drive positive outcomes. She states, “We teach and train and coach people to attune to one’s emotions, and we say, you know, there are five key emotions: hurt, anger, fear, joy, and sadness.” , which encourages leaders to view their emotions as valuable guides rather than obstacles. A big part of this fast-paced dialogue centers on the challenges faced by nonprofits due to leadership transitions and the evolving demographic landscape. With many seasoned leaders retiring, there’s a pressing need to prepare the next generation, which keys to the importance of investing in people, advocating for creating a learning environment where emerging leaders can develop their skills. Jacki suggests that organizations need to foster cultures where feedback is honest and constructive, enabling continuous growth. Continuing, she touches on the impact of remote work on team dynamics and the importance of maintaining a strong sense of community even when working remotely. Jacki points out that creating spaces for open dialogue and shared experiences can significantly enhance team cohesion and effectiveness. Jacki’s emphasis on continuous self-improvement, emotional intelligence, and the creation of supportive learning environments offers a roadmap for leaders striving to make a meaningful impact. As she aptly puts it, “It’s that moment-to-moment diverting myself from old choices that don’t really serve me and keep me small and are not a contribution to my organization.” This journey towards authenticity and self-awareness is essential for driving mission-focused success in the nonprofit world.#nonprofitleadership #nonprofitmanagement #leadershipstyles

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South Alabama Coalition of Nonprofits hosts annual summit [Video]

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) Several local nonprofit groups are meeting this week to learn from each other as they try to improve their missions across the coast. The 10th annual South Alabama Coalition of Nonprofits Summit meets Tuesday, July 9th, 2024 at the student center of Spring Hill College. Theyll offer different training tracks to []

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Is your nonprofit spending your technology budget wisely? [Video]

We know budgets can be tight, and IT support and cybersecurity don’t seem like the priority, which is why it is important to spend your technology budget wisely. Visit https://www.connectcause.com/how-much-should-cybersecurity-cost/ to learn more. #NonprofitIT #NonprofitTech #NonprofitPartner #NonprofitSupport #NonprofitSuccess #Technology #TechTips #NonprofitBudgeting