I'll never forget a conversation I had with my lawyer after establishing my first nonprofit organization: "One day someone will replace you, and that's not always a bad thing," he said. It was hard to hear at first, but he was right. And in the time that has followed that conversation, I've come to understand more that if you've done anything right in your organization, it should be healthy enough to live on years after you transition out of it – and it all starts with culture.
During a time of goal setting and New Year's Resolutions, it's time to examine the changes you're making. Maybe you're working on better wellness, getting financially fit, or even starting a new business. Any positive change should be celebrated, as it's a sign of progress and growth. But from one social entrepreneur to you, consider adding generosity to your list of resolutions.
Retaining volunteers is difficult – and retaining good volunteers is even harder. But volunteers are the lifeblood of a new nonprofit, especially in the early days. If you're a nonprofit leader or entrepreneur working in social impact, you may have been burned a time or two. Whether someone didn't show up or didn't deliver on a project, it hurts and causes setbacks. Make this year more productive with better volunteer engagement. Here's how to get started:Establish a vetting process.
Anyone else starting their year over today? 🙋🏻♀️ The first week of 2018 was a rough one, so if you’re starting over like me, remember...there are no rules to this life thing. Do you and start over whenever, however and as many times as you need. #anewdayalways
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".