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#TBT to That Time the Baltimore Ravens Taught Me an Important Lesson in Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Think about the last time you wanted to make a change to your fundraising program. Until next time… When fear knocks, let faith answer the door. 

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

Frogloop

And if youre going to spend time on social media, and you arent leveraging your email list to do so, youre doing things the hard way. Thoughts?

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When Fonts Attack, It's Time to Patch

Tech Soup Blog

Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 (including Server Core installations). government agencies was held. Windows 7. spanhidden.

Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When I was a kid, Lucy the Elephant , was in a state of disrepair. also want to them to discover and follow their own sense of social activism. 

ASAE 2008 Here I come!

SocialFish

The most important addition to this is the Blogger Unconference - just a bunch of us hanging out again for the benefit of those bloggers who are actually presenting during the time slot of the main bloggercon. Here's my original schedule post. Here's a few others' - Jeff, Elizabeth , Jamie. Here's Lindy's nice post for first timers.

Anticipate - Personalize - Integrate

NetWits

The power of the API lies in the ability to connect databases and applications to provide a 360-degree view of your constituents; this is something that can only be achieved when all of your systems (and other applications that contain valuable information) are talking in real time, versus collecting and transferring data after the fact.

My Top 16 tools of 2008

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

love discovering new music, seeing what people I know are listening to, and learning more about what I listen to over time. It’s not cheap, but it works well, and saves me so much time invoicing, that it pays for itself several times over every month. So what tools did you come to depend on in 2008? Songbird.

Testing Best Practices

gokubi.com

By putting a date in the past, you don’t have to worry about what will happen to your test when you try to run it on February 29th, or the instant we hit daylight savings time. OK, that’s not true. took one C class at the UW and quit midway through. Part of the puzzle I had to learn from scratch was Testing.

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Dragonair Hauls Rami off the Plane

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

They tried about ten times and about ten different ways. This caused some consternation among the airline staff. But, this wasn't an exit row.

Webinar Presentation Tips for Nonprofits and Other Folks

Have Fun - Do Good

Pause frequently to allow people time to absorb the information. Leave plenty of time for questions at the end. Wahoo! for ideas. 2.

Creature Comfort: Where are the Couches in Museums?

Museum 2.0

In the final installment of Museum 2.0’s four part series on comfort in museums, we get down to the basics: creature comfort. There was funky music.

Landing Page Optimization for Online Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

VeriSign) This is one of the best reports Ive read in a long time. May 22, 2008 | Melissa Tooley Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc.

Landing Page Optimization for Online Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

VeriSign) This is one of the best reports Ive read in a long time. May 22, 2008 | Melissa Tooley Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc.

The NonProfit Times -"Stretching Laptop Run Time

AFP Blog

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Stretching Laptop Run TimeBy Ted NeedlemanYou have to wonder sometimes. As laptops get smaller and lighter, their run times often suffer due to fact that smaller laptops have smaller batteries.

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NTEN

As you may have heard , November is Member Appreciation Month at NTEN, a time to celebrate the best thing about us: you.

For ASAE members: Countdown to ASAE 2008

SocialFish

MADDIE'S TOP TEN THINGS TO PLAN TO DO AT ASAE 2008 (sort of in date order): - Ummmm. haven't registered yet? tsk tsk! Check it out here. Flight?

2008's most popular posts

SocialFish

hope to find time to post a personal note about it all in a couple of days (the holidays are a good time to step back and take stock, aren't they!) What a year this has turned out to be, huh! formerly Diary of a Reluctant Blogger!) over the past year. Plus, it spreads a bit more link love, which you know I like to do. Code name: RUTI.

Museum Skunkworks: Carving Out a Place for Risk-Taking

Museum 2.0

They set a small budget, decide how much time the staff member (and any others) can devote to it, and the person goes at it. Ok, you might say.

Digital Citizen 2008

Beaconfire Wire

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend ForeSee Results ‘ Digital Citizen 2008 Summit.  I was only able to attend the first half of the event due to client meetings in the afternoon. One morning session was fairly sales-oriented. But the best session I was able to attend was Eric Peterson’s opening keynote.

Catch us at the 2008 Bridge Conference | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot? Long Live IE6! But what if your campaign WAS the site?

Dreamforce 2008 post-mortem - back to the cheap seats

Judi Sohn

The best part of Dreamforce was the time I spent with Nonprofit peeps. The session I participated in on Wednesday morning, “So Many Apps, So Little Time,&# went well. I had never been to a large, high-priced business conference like Dreamforce before, much less spoken at one. Oh, the details! “Facebook? 200 people maybe?

Favorite Do-Good Books of 2008

Have Fun - Do Good

PhilanTopic included the book on its list of Best Philanthropy-Related Books of 2008. 3. What are some your favorite do-good books from 2008?

How Are Your 2008 Activist Resolutions Going?

Have Fun - Do Good

We're half way through 2008, so I thought I'd share how mine are going, and check in on yours. How are your 2008 Activist Resolutions going?

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

Frogloop

November 20, 2008 | Jordan Viator Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. Created a wall of 5,000 signers photos. All rights reserved.

Ushahidi Wins MacArthur Award: Changing the World One Map at a Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In early 2008, villages and cities across Kenya were ravaged with violence following the disputed re-election of the sitting Kenyan president.

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Using Twitter for the First Time

NetWits

Once my account was set up I began ‘tweeting’ for the first time! My first few weeks on Twitter Let's begin by saying everyone should at least give Twitter a shot - It can be a valuable tool in your social networking tool belt. Now on to my humble beginnings – When I first heard about Twitter I was quick to get an account at twitter.com.

Got Your Ears On? How to Listen to Your Audience Using Social Media

NTEN

New keywords include timely industry issues. Keep listening, though, because over time, more and more people from every age group are becoming active participants in online social spaces. Provide timely information? Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer, SocialFish, LLC. Social media is all the buzz these days. What does listening mean?

Twitter: Time Waster or Valuable Tool?

NetWits

How Twitter can help nonprofits spread their message and inform their supporters. From what I’m finding there are a lot of nonprofits that know about Twitter , but have no idea what to do with it. Which means you might be missing what the tool can do for you! Twitter is an incredible tool that let’s you do two major things.

A Roundup of New Year's Predictions, Resolutions, and Best Of 2008

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Round up of New Year's Reflections, Best Ofs, and Predictions for 2008. Lucy Bernholz takes a look at buzzwords in philanthropy in 2008.

2008 donorCentrics Internet Giving Benchmarking Analysis

NetWits

Target Analytics , a Blackbaud Company, has released the 2008 donorCentrics™ Internet Giving Benchmarking Analysis. The report is featured in today's edition of The New York Times and covers some of its many findings.

Blog Action Day: Can One Person Make A Difference? Challenging Poverty With Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The project started by a college student named Shawn whose wants to make the world a better place one small personal action at a time.  

Tech Quick Take: MS Search Server 2008 vs Google Mini

Beaconfire Wire

Right now, we're in the midst of a website redesign that utilizes Search Server 2008. The search is fully integrated into the main website.

Dead Beatle John Lennon speaks from beyond grave - Times Online

AFP Blog

Dead Beatle John Lennon speaks from beyond grave - Times Online: "The former Beatle's voice and image have been stitched together using computers in a commercial for One Laptop Per Child, an organisation that aims to give low-cost, durable computers to young people in the Third World.".

The NonProfit Times - "How About A Microblog With Your Microbrew?

AFP Blog

From Nonprofit Times TechnoBuzzThe NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "How About A Microblog With Your Microbrew?By Susan Sobel FinkelpearlTo all nonprofit communicators, organizers and marketers making your way in today’s turbo-charged new media landscape: I feel for you.

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management

AFP Blog

Chattanooga Times Free Press | Chattanooga: Nonprofits blogging for dollars

AFP Blog

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management

AFP Blog

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Smaller Online Communities Doing The JobBy Michele DonohueDaphne Dixon wanted to get the word out that Conscious Decisions, an environmental nonprofit in Farfield, Conn., was hosting its Green Faire.

Metro - Charities feeling the pinch in tough times

AFP Blog

Metro - Charities feeling the pinch in tough times: "The Mustard Seed is accordingly redesigning its website, to make charitable giving easier. And it's looking at other ways to improve its marketing strategy." NPWeb2.0

Connecticut charity getting face time on Facebook -- Newsday.com

AFP Blog

Connecticut charity getting face time on Facebook -- Newsday.com: "Text size: increase text sizedecrease text sizeConnecticut charity getting face time on Facebook July 14, 2008NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A New Haven charity is reaching out to the digital generation through the online hangout and social networking Web site, Facebook."

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

Frogloop

First, Google Analytics delays processing data for at least 12 hours, not real-time. And its relevant. Installing Google Analytics 1.