Friday, August 17, 2007
Company Ban on Friday Internal E-mails Still Working: "Company Ban on Friday Internal E-mails Still Working By Kathy Gurchiek Not sending or responding to internal e-mail may sound like crazy talk, but it’s a concept that continues to work more than a year after PBD Worldwide Fulfillment Services introduced “no e-mail Fridays” in June 2006. Part of that success is derived from forcing employees to call other employees or pay them a visit. “Once you get a personal connection with somebody, you don’t want to e-mail anymore,” said Lisa Williams, SPHR, PBD’s vice president of HR in Alpharetta, Ga. It started when Scott A. Dockter, the company’s CEO, became concerned that an over-dependence on e-mail was hurting the productivity, and perhaps sales, of the company’s storage and distribution service, which serves associations, nonprofits, educational publishers and faith-based groups."
Thursday, August 16, 2007
NPT Instant Fundraising: "What? You're Afraid Of Clowns? By Marla E. Nobles 'We are at a moment in time -- and I'm not saying we're clowns in a circus or anything -- that if it's not that we're jugglers, then it's that we're walking a tight rope,' said Harry Lynch, CEO of Sanky Communications, a fundraising and marketing firm for nonprofits."
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Fundraising Survey Seeks to Help Charities Establish Fundraising Benchmarks :: PNNOnline ::: "Fundraising Survey Seeks to Help Charities Establish Fundraising Benchmarks Posted by: ljkujawski on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Topic Special Features U.S. nonprofit organizations are invited to participate in the next annual Fundraising Effectiveness Survey that will help charities measure their fundraising operations against other groups and identify areas for further improvement. The second survey, which begins Aug. 1 and closes Sept. 30, asks charities to compare their 2005 and 2006 fundraising results. Participation is free and anonymous, and detailed results will be shared with all participating organizations. To participate in the survey, click here. Participants should also contact your donor software provider as many fundraising software firms again have offered their support to the survey, enabling nonprofits to use their software to complete the survey in less than five minutes."
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
NPT TechnoBuzz: "Understanding Web Analytics What does all of the jargon actually mean? By Laura S. Quinn How many people visit your Web site every day? What are visitors doing when they get there? Which features are most popular? Was that big redesign worth the money? If these types of questions keep you awake at night, Web site analytics can provide some peace of mind. Analytics packages can help you track your site's statistics, allowing you to see how many people are looking at which page, what sites your visitors are coming from, who your users are, and more. This information can in turn help you measure traffic, understand your visitors' needs and behavior, and gauge click-through rates to new content or features."