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3 Easy Steps to Manage Outlook Email

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3 Easy Steps to Manage Your Outlook Email

Email is one of the primary methods of communication at work. You discuss everything from grant proposals and event details, to lunch for the monthly staff meeting through a back and forth game of email ping-pong in your inbox.

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Mobile Fundraising: A Beginner's Guide

By Eric Griego

 

Mobile giving1 is one of the most useful technological advancements of the 21st century –– if you’re in the business of raising money for a nonprofit or faith-based organization, that is!

 

Regardless of whether or not you think mobile fundraising is the best thing since sliced bread, it’s important to have a basic understanding of what mobile giving really is.

 

For that very reason, we’re going to explore the top 6 questions that comprise the beginner’s guide to mobile giving:

 

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4 Steps to Protect Against Email Spoofing

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Most of us know spam when we see it, but seeing a strange email from a friend—or worse, from ourselves—in our inbox is pretty disconcerting.   

Email spoofing is the creation of email messages with a forged sender address. If you've seen an email that looks like it's from a friend or company, it doesn't mean they've been hacked, but spoofed by spammers. Spammers and phishers want you click on the links or open attachments in these emails so that they can gain access to your computer.

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Employee Engagement: How to Retain Your Best People

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One of the best ways to retain your best people is through employee engagement. Below are 4 key takeaways from our Nonprofit Insight on keeping employees engaged.

1. What is engagement?
Engagement is how people feel about how you conduct your work, not how you conduct it specifically. The emphasis is on the receiving employee’s feelings and perceptions.

2. When should you start engaging employees?
It all begins with the onboarding process. This is a process that starts on day one and focuses on making the employee feel welcomed, supported, and a crucial part of the team. It’s about telling the employee “you are great at what you do,and we want you to do that here” from the beginning, showing them that you care about your organization fitting them as much as them fitting your organization. You want that employee to go home excited to come back to work the next day!

3. How do you keep employees engaged?
All employees need to feel valued, encouraged, and engaged. That’s why a retention plan is ideal to prevent the people you have from leaving. Listening is essential to the plan. Schedule regular meetings with employees to gauge what works for them, what doesn’t, and what improvements would they make if they were in charge? Hear what they have to say and take it into consideration. Also, remove problems out of their path to make them more productive and efficient.
In addition, Gallop Q12 is an excellent survey for employee engagement.

4. Why do people leave jobs and how can we learn from it?
The number one reason why people leave a job is because of management.
To prevent poor management from discouraging employees, you need to build manager capability. Teach managers the importance of employee engagement and how to have the right conversations. It’s a good idea to get managers together on a quarterly basis to talk about challenges they are facing. HR will then help them work through it. Managers need to be taught how to interview and provide good feedback. After an employee leaves, they need to know why and turn reason(s) into action items to be addressed. These aspects of a manager can make or break a good employee relationship.

Local Good Week: Jewish Family Services

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What is Jewish Family Services’ mission?

The mission of Jewish Family Services is to strengthen and empower individuals and families through professional counseling, programs and services inspired by Jewish values.

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