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2010 Online Giving Trends

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2010 Online Giving Trends Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on February 15th, 2011 Blackbaud released its 2010 Online Giving Report today. 18.4% of online giving took place in January compared to 18.3% in December 2010. Any suggestion?

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Seth Godin on Innovation, Failure and Why Non-profits Should Stop Operating like Businesses

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Seth Godin has some firm beliefs and thoughtful insights when it comes to how non-profits can (and should) change the world. solicit.

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25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on May 10th, 2011 The Chronicle of Philanthropy is not only a great publication, but they also publish some excellent research about online fundraising trends.

Blog Action Day 2010: Water

Amy Sample Ward

This past Sunday was October 10th, 2010 – also know as 101010, the Global Work Day for climate action supported by 350.org and others.

Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011

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Tonia Zampieri, Sales & Marketing Manager, LoyaltyClicks at Smart Online. To start with, we conducted a survey (tweet tweet!) Why Go Mobile?

5 Myths about Online Giving | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 5 Myths about Online Giving Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 1st, 2010 There are so many myths about online giving. Here are five that need to be busted. 1. Older donors don’t give online Wrong. Thanks! smaclaughlin Kenny.

How I Got Here

Museum 2.0

blog's popularity was a case of "right place, right time." I expected the museum blogosphere to explode in 2007 or 2008. Seek out mentors.

5 Ways to Increase Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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million in 2010. 2. All of these incentives helped increase event revenue from $100,000 in 2008 to $180,000 in 2009. 5.

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5 Troubling Nonprofit Statistics | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 5 Troubling Nonprofit Statistics Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on October 28th, 2010 I spend a lot of time looking at metrics and benchmarks from across the nonprofit sector. solicit The 2010 Cygnus Donor Survey notes this and other trends.

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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April 25, 2008 | Lisa Neal I need help getting training on how to calculate ROI -- more for our client services and training programs. Thoughts?

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Quick Hit: 2010 Horizon Report on New Technologies and Museums

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From my perspective, the Horizon Report's value is in its quick technology descriptions and links, not its predictive power. Happy reading!

A First Look at Jumo

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About $500,000 came from unnamed individuals in the early days and in September 2010, Omidyar Network announced a grant of up to $750,000.

"Google Was Our First Office": Managing a Worldwide Staff

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PT started using  Salesforce.com in 2008, taking advantage of its free licenses for nonprofits. Efrat Ben-Dor Erez, NPTech Israel. CRM  .

Constructive Disruption: Advancing Social Change Through the Cloud

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Shortly after a Cyclone struck Myanmar in May 2008, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) created a web-based collaboration portal for aid workers in the region that enabled more than 100 relief organizations to communicate, analyze information and manage resources. Jane Meseck, Microsoft Corporation.

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World

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We saw the power of social media in Obama’s 2008 landslide victory. The Elections app will soon be updated for 2010.). 4.

Curate Your Own Membership: An Interview with the Whitney's Director of Membership

Museum 2.0

How did this project start? It started over a year ago, with a couple of moments of insight. And we confirmed that hypothesis. Several, but not all.

Quality, not just quantity

Connection Cafe

Here's a gem of a post from Peter Genuardi in 2008 that addresses this exact point. Author: Sally Heaven. This one is called Priority Inbox.

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How To Get a Wikipedia Page for Your Nonprofit

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The results when we posted a TuDiabetes page on Wikipedia in 2008 were disastrous. Guest Post by Manny Hernandez. Don’t kill the messenger!

How-to: Let Go and Start Blogging

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Much of Sullivan's talk followed his important "Why I Blog" piece written in November 2008. Matt Quinn, IT Manager, Harvesters. attended the keynote address on blogging by Atlantic journalist Andrew Sullivan at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Atlanta on April 9. Blog as a Broadcast. Blogs Build Transparency.

Cloud Computing for Small Nonprofits: Lessons Learned from 5 Years in the Cloud

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Operationally, C3 has standardized around Salesforce's Force.com which we started using in 2006, and Google Apps which we started using in early 2008. When we first rolled out Google Apps in early 2008 I had visions of a Microsoft Word burning party as everyone embraced Google Docs. Judi Sohn, C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition.

Cloud Computing for Small Nonprofits: Lessons Learned from 5 Years in the Cloud

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Operationally, C3 has standardized around Salesforce's Force.com which we started using in 2006, and Google Apps which we started using in early 2008. When we first rolled out Google Apps in early 2008 I had visions of a Microsoft Word burning party as everyone embraced Google Docs. Judi Sohn, C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition.

The Questions Every Nonprofit Should Ask About Sensitive Data

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Many privacy experts argue that the recent decline in reported data breaches ( 498 in 2009 versus 657 in 2008 (PDF)) is not due to an improvement in data security practices, but rather that fewer organizations are publicly reporting such breaches. Jake Marcinko, Blackbaud. These days, big data breach headlines are becoming almost blasé.

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New Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy | Nonprofit Trends with.

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The study is part of an ongoing research partnership with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , which began in 2006. There are 75 pages of statistics and trend information in the report. The average wealth of respondents was $10.7 million. Half of those who responded had a net worth between $3 million and $20 million. This is a 34.9%

Ninety Percent of Consumers want Companies to Support Causes

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In fact, these types of campaigns even inspire a new group of supporters. Check out the comparison chart below. Moms and Consumer Marketing Statistics.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for 300 People

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Colorado Project. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Some Reflections. Social Media Game: Scaling Small Group Learning Exercises. Hashtag Stats.

Find Out Where to Vote via Text Message

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Fact 1: In 2008, an estimated 1.9 million citizens did not vote simply because they didn’t know where to go. Fact 2: 93% of Americans have a mobile phone. Fact 3: A text message reminder on Election Day increases likelihood of voting by 4-5%. Here’s how it works: Text in your address and immediately find out where to vote.

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Making Museum Tours Participatory: A Model from the Wing Luke Asian Museum

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Last week, I visited the Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle. I'm always a bit nervous when I visit a museum I love from afar. The exhibits are exciting.

Tips for Remote Presenting

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Sometimes it has worked swimmingly like this one with Amy Sample Ward  in 2008, other times not.   Financial Officers Group.

Advancing Your Mission With GIS Tools

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In 2008, post-election violence erupted in Kenya. Jim Craner, MapTogether. Collecting and Disseminating Information - Ushahidi.

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Top States for Loyal & Wealthy Donors | Nonprofit Trends with.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Top States for Loyal & Wealthy Donors Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 14th, 2010 Blackbaud has a tremendous amount of data about the nonprofit sector. Sometimes that leads to very valuable insights into what’s happening.

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World – #10Ways

John Haydon

We saw the power of social media in Obama’s 2008 landslide victory. The Elections app will soon be updated for 2010.). 4.

10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World – #10Ways

John Haydon

We saw the power of social media in Obama’s 2008 landslide victory. The Elections app will soon be updated for 2010.). 4.

The Future (and a Little History) of Network Neutrality

NTEN

It all started in 2008, when Comcast deliberately slowed Internet traffic for BitTorrent, a file-sharing site, and the Federal Communications Commission told the ISP it can't do that. Steve MacLaughlin, Director of Internet Solutions, Blackbaud. Have you been following the Net Neutrality debate? You should. Think it can't happen?

Online Fundraising Best Practices

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Did You Know? * 300 billion was raised in 2008 (Giving USA); * $15 billion was raised online in 2008 – a 44% increase over 2007) (Blackbaud); * $21 million has been raised by Causes since its launch three years ago; * 30% of online giving happens in December. How Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up? Create Killer Landing Pages.

How I'm Celebrating My 53rd Birthday: Cambodia, Chocolate, and Class

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2008). What was my birthday Wish At Age 6 ? Monday, January 11th is my 53rd Birthday!  After all, what's more fun than a birthday party? Beth 5.0

An Interview with Robert Chatwani on Giving Works Trends 2009

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According to the report, the eBay community gave $50 million to nonprofits, a 17% jump over 2008 despite the ongoing recession. What gives?

Let's Help Kara Get To the NTC in Atlanta

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 . The Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is to nonprofit techies what SXSW is to social media professionals.  Translation:  You have to go!

10 Social Media Metrics for Nonprofit Organizations (and How To Track Them)

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Online giving in 2008 was up 44% from 2007. Early estimates for 2009 show an increase in online donations of 46% from 2008. “A survey of 200 charity and foundation professionals revealed that nonprofits are finding it difficult to determine how valuable social media tools are for their organizations. Website Traffic. seven months ago.

The Curious Case of the TerraChoice 2010 Greenwashing Report and EPEAT

Tech Soup Blog

Their TerraChoice Greenwashing Report 2010 finds that 95 percent of green product claims are misleading. Our GreenTech Initiative has been very interested in understanding greenwashing since we started the program in 2008. TerraChoice Environmental Marketing recently released the latest in their series of Sins of Greenwashing reports.

Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The SXSW Interactive Festival (scheduled March 11-15, 2010 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event.  They want to connect.