The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

As we prepare to enter the final months of 2021, now is a great time to reflect on how far your organization has come over the past year, and where there’s still room for improvement. This week’s LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest can help. 

We’ve compiled articles exploring how to promote a culture of well-being at your nonprofit, how to leverage data to drive more impact, and how to become a learning organization—and why it matters. You’ll also find a reason for fundraising optimism, and some tips to help you get more eyes on your cause.

Here are five must-read articles for nonprofits this week:

1. The Time Is Right for Organizational Learning (Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Many nonprofit teams have not only weathered the pandemic but become more nimble and responsive as a result. This article from SSIR explores why engaging in more intentional reflection and learning in the months ahead will help organizations better navigate this transitional phase.

2. 5 Tips To Create a Happy, Healthy Nonprofit Hybrid Workplace (Beth’s Blog)

While some nonprofit work needs to be performed in person, other employees may choose to work remotely in the long term. Beth Kanter, author of The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit, discusses how best practices for creating a culture of well-being have evolved over the past 18 months—and what organizations can do to support their people in a hybrid working environment.

3. Donors Say They’ll Continue To Increase Giving (The NonProfit Times)

While the nonprofit sector is facing ongoing challenges, there are reasons for optimism. The NonProfit Times summarizes the findings of a new report from Fidelity Charitable that suggests the majority of donors plan to maintain or increase their philanthropic giving in 2021, with many noting that the events of 2020 made them more aware of issues like global hunger and local community needs.

4. 14 Tips for Nonprofits Working with Data - Part 1: Getting Started with Data (Towards Data Science)

When nonprofits leverage data to drive greater impact, amazing things can happen. Despite this, many face hurdles that prevent them from even getting started. In the first of a three-part blog series, Delta Analytics, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that helps other nonprofits bridge the data skills gap, outlines the initial steps organizations should take to make the most of their data.

5. 5 Ways Nonprofits Can Elevate Their PR Game (Entrepreneur)

While nonprofits and for-profit businesses operate differently in many ways, mission-driven organizations can stand to gain a lot by thinking like a business when it comes to PR. Josh Weiss, a PR professional with decades of experience under his belt, shares his tips for attracting more media coverage, so you can get the word out about your cause. 

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