What We’re Reading: May 2016

How Technology Transformed a Legacy Charity,” Chronicle of Philanthropy
The president of the National Audubon Society presents a case study on the positive impact investment in technology had, and continues to have, on the organization.

36 Useful Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits,” Nonprofit Tech for Good
Are you looking for a tool to help streamline your organization’s use of social media? This list includes everything from photo editing tools to services designed to increase your daily productivity.

How Much Time Social Media Requires for Fundraising Success,” Nonprofit Tech for Good
Highlighted in materials from our #ExecForum2016, this article includes an outline of how much time Social Media Managers should spend on each platform. The amount of time required may surprise you, so take a look!

30 Nonprofit Social Media Content Ideas For Next Month,” Contentuity360
A helpful list for Social Media Managers at nonprofit organizations who feel putting together a month-long content calendar takes the spontaneity out of social media content creation. Try it for June, start mid-month, or only use a week’s worth!

2016 U.S. Jobs Forecast,” CareerBuilder
According to this CareerBuilder survey, 57 percent of nonprofits anticipate making a new hire in 2016, a 7 percent increase from 2015, while only 36 percent of private sector companies expect to hire this year (the same percentage as 2015). However, 84% of nonprofits report they don’t have a retention strategy despite the turnover rate in the sector of 19%.

ESC of New England can help your organization create a comprehensive recruitment and retention policy, allowing you to attract, develop, and keep valuable employees.