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The Mission Driven Volunteer

SocialFish

Unfortunately, our world tends to look more like this: Difficulty recruiting volunteers. Volunteer burn out. Do-nothing committees.

Investing in the Infrastructure of Nonprofit Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

We need training programs that support the growth of staff and volunteers. The organizations listed above sent a letter this month to all U.S.

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

Frogloop

Demographics: is the audience youre recruiting from the social network appropriate for your organization? Need some metrics guidelines?

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've come up with synthesis - a worksheet, how-to points, and resources that would guide an organization to think strategically about social media.

Trends in Volunteering

Tech Soup Blog

Not only is volunteering. increased by 60 percent from 593,802 in 1998 to 947,274 in 2008 (IRS. study of nonprofit volunteer.

SouthCoastToday.com: Web site connects volunteers, nonprofit

AFP Blog

SouthCoastToday.com: Web site connects volunteers, nonprofit: "United Way of Greater New Bedford is offering a free online matching application — called Volunteer Solutions — that helps connect individuals to volunteer opportunities at nonprofit organizations throughout the community

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

One of the most exciting aspects of working for Convio is participating in the community with organizations like Care2 and others.

So Easy, a Chicken Could Do It: frogloop 2008 Reader Survey - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Dont worry, this isnt your organic chemistry final from sophomore year. Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. Thanks for participating!

Care2 and NOAA Promote International Year of the Reef 2008 - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

The idea was that thefederal agency would work with Care2 to build support for the International Year of the Reef 2008. wrote the article.

Using Google Analytics to Track a Nonprofit Website (Part 1) - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Heidi Bucheister, Outreach and Operations Manager at OneWorld.net , said, "Google Analytics is a robust tool for any organization.

Volunteering 2.0: Community Building

Have Fun - Do Good

In her recent article, From Organizing Charity to Community Building, Susan Ellis of Energize Inc. volunteerElephants uploaded by wwarby.

HSUS YouTube User-Generated Video Competition Grows List - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

March 4, 2008 | Carie This girl is on the ball! March 4, 2008 | Carol Rados Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. Almost free.

HSUS YouTube User-Generated Video Competition Grows List - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

March 4, 2008 | Carie This girl is on the ball! March 4, 2008 | Carol Rados Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. Almost free.

Google AdWords for Nonprofits: 10 Tips About Keywords - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Take advantage of single ad groups: Keep everything organized by creating containers to hold related ad groups. Was it successful?

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United Nations Volunteers Launches New Online Volunteering Site

Have Fun - Do Good

You can find online volunteer opportunities like these from UN agencies, and development organizations on the UNV Online Volunteering Service.

Get Involved in Gustav Online Volunteer Efforts

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Three years ago, in the wake of the devastating storm, social media and others started organizing online. The widget's resources. Gustav Wiki.

Sen. Kennedy and Sen. Hatch Introduce Serve America Act of 2008 at Service Nation Summit

Have Fun - Do Good

Establish a "Volunteer Generation Fund" to help nonprofit organizations recruit and manage more volunteers. Pretty cool, huh?

Reddit's FeedaNeed.org Pairs Volunteers with Nonprofits

Have Fun - Do Good

Reddit.com , a social news site, is pairing volunteers with nonprofits between now and February 14, 2009 as part of its Feed a Need project.

How a small nonprofit organization survived the Great Recession

ASU Lodestar Center

The year is 2008. Responsibilities fell to the board of directors and executive directors to do something to save their organizations.

3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Volunteers and donors are inspired to do extraordinary things in the name of their candidate. Lesson One: Online Organizing and Fundraising.

Lesson 121

Celebrate National Volunteer Week April 27-May 3

Have Fun - Do Good

Some of my favorite things I've done have been as a volunteer. volunteered in the classroom for Streetside Stories before I worked for them.

Volunteer programmers help region's nonprofits

AFP Blog

Volunteer programmers help region's nonprofits: "This past weekend, 100 computer experts donated their time to design Web sites and other products for local nonprofit organizations during the first Southern Maryland GiveCamp.

Ask Idealware: Who's Using Salesforce? | Idealware

Idealware

By Laura Quinn , January 3, 2008 Don asks : Who is successfully using Salesforce as a CRM and communication tool? Most have customized it or use the nonprofit template to manage donations, fundraise from foundations and major donors, and manage volunteers. What features do they make most use of? What modules do they utilize?

My Top 10 Social Action Platforms of 2008

Social Actions

wanted to share my favorite networks of 2008 - innovative sites which either launched, re-launched, or took off in unexpected ways in the past year.

My Top 10 Social Action Platforms of 2008

Social Actions

wanted to share my favorite networks of 2008 - innovative sites which either launched, re-launched, or took off in unexpected ways in the past year.

NetCentric Advocacy: PreOrder: Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

Network-Centric Advocacy

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations. Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations.

How Much Does a Nonprofit Website Cost?

Idealware

Note that this prices are approximate US market rate - so you might be able to find folks who will discount or volunteer for less, but these are what someone who's doing this full time might charge. Ah, it's the eternal question: how much should I expect to pay for a website? Well, it does depend. 50,000 A lot opens up in this price range.

What Nonprofits Can Learn From Political Campaigns About Harnessing Smart Data

Connection Cafe

In my last post, we talked about the campaign fundraising innovations that are repurposed by nonprofit organizations. Lesson #4: Hints at 2016.

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Make a Difference From Home: Be a Virtual Volunteer

Have Fun - Do Good

You're busy, but you want to volunteer--why not try being a virtual volunteer! Photo of virtual volunteer cat by me.

1 Million Volunteers by Inauguration

Idealware

With that, it struck me that now was a ‘kairos' (opportune moment in time) opportunity for the big volunteer organizations to recruit volunteers. Obama's organization did an amazing job mobilizing people and there's a lot of good will out there. The spontaneous celebrations that erupted in the streets were amazing!

How Do You Thank Your Volunteers?

Wild Apricot Blog

It's a powerful pair of words, and that simple statement of appreciation, spoken one-on-one, can go a long way to tell volunteers how much their work is valued — but you want to do more. What does your organization do to thank its volunteers? Thank you. read more

Volunteer Design and Technology Help for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

While many useful sites aim to bring together volunteers with nonprofits in need of help, a recent trend seems to be toward job-specific matches. Technology and design help, in particular, are becoming easier than ever for nonprofit organizations to find. read more

Worldwide Protest Organized on Facebook - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

How much planning did the event take, how many organizers were there and how did they coordinate on an international scale? All rights reserved.

Geeks + Bacon + Volunteering = Awesome

NTEN

Imagine my great joy upon learning that Reddit is hosting a fantastic resource to connect volunteers of all stripes with organizations that need them this holiday season -- and those volunteers could win some BACON! By volunteering 2 hours before Feb 14, 2009, you'll be entered to win some fabulous prizes (including bacon). .

M+R and NTEN CMS, Email, Fundraising Benchmarks Study - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

The study presents data from January 2006 through December 2007, covering 21 major nonprofit organizations that use four different major CMS platforms.

It’s All About Engagement | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

These [volunteers] support our work in a variety of ways with their own time, expertise, and resources (financial and otherwise). Check out the rest of the article, which includes specific tips for volunteer recognition, at the ASAE Web site.  05/26/2010: Don’t forget your content 05/24/2010: IE6 Is Dead. Long Live IE6!

Developing a Social Media Plan: Lessons from Election 2008

NTEN

Election 2008 is remarkable for so many reasons. But, clearly, the campaigns have made social media a central strategy in their Donor, Volunteer and Voter mobilization efforts. As agents of social change, there is a great deal the nonprofit sector can learn from Election 2008. For the first time in U.S. Tools you can Use.

NetCentric Advocacy: this is not philanthropy, but is it is service: reaLLy?

Network-Centric Advocacy

» December 31, 2008 this is not philanthropy, but is it is service: reaLLy? Why does the volunteer organizing space fragment?  said, when he asks students why they do not volunteer, they usually respond with they do not know where to go or who to speak with. Why does the volunteer organizing space fragment? 

Print Access for All: Anna Reid in Chennai

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This summer I interned with an organization called Benetech , a U.S.-based Thanks to Anna for saying yes, and for sharing her experiences!

Does the Internet Inspire Youth Activism or Slacktivism?

Frogloop

The study draws on survey data from a sample of 400+ California youth aged 19–22 who were surveyed after the 2008 presidential election. Youth engagement in interest-driven online communities was associated with increased volunteer and charity work and in increased work with others on community issues.