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[Cool Social Tools] Donor Drive

SocialFish

During this same two-year time period, overall dollars for clients that raise over a million a year through DonorDrive were up over 69% as well.

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

Frogloop

Just enter the starting assumptions in the yellow boxes below and the tool calculates results automatically. Many thanks for the tool!

[Cool Social Tools] DonorDrive Ups Your Fundraising Game

SocialFish

Cool Social Tools Nimble Nonprofit————-. This industry first coaches supporters to be better fundraisers.

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A New Habitat: Transforming Communities with Remote Work Tools

Tech Soup Blog

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha has built 993 homes for families since 1984, and has doubled in size twice since Bob Lynn joined the team in 2008.

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My Top 16 tools of 2008

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

These span the range from tools I use every day or every week, to tools use more occasionally, but depend on. Open Source Tools. 1. WP as a blogging tool rocks my world, and although I certainly could move blogging to Drupal, since I seem to be becoming somewhat of a Drupalista, it’s just not worth it. Songbird.

Free education tools you have never heard of

SocialFish

Saylor was developed in the year 2008 and contains at least 250 free courses. Plagiarism checker. Scitable. Saylor. University of the People.

New tools

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology New tools February 5, 2008 Last week, I spent too much time watching demos from DEMO , which is this twice yearly event that showcases the most bleeding edge internet technology. Have a look at the demo.

Free and open source tool #10: Filezilla

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

figured I’d keep on this track for a while – there’s lots to talk about. Be Helpful.

ASAE 2008 Twitterfountain

SocialFish

Tags: mashups widgets cool tools ASAE

My tool is better than your tool…

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

For many projects, a wide range of options are possible, and in talking with vendors who specialize in one toolset or another, I’ve been intrigued by the ways in which vendors talk about their chosen tools. For some projects, there is no question that one tool may be better than another. mean, it doesn’t even have objects

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

Frogloop

May 22, 2008 | Melissa Tooley Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. The result was an in-depth eleven page report. All rights reserved.

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

Frogloop

May 22, 2008 | Melissa Tooley Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc. The result was an in-depth eleven page report. All rights reserved.

We Are Media Toolbox: Photo Sharing

NTEN

You can embed a slide show of photos right in your post: If you use photo sharing, we want to know what tools you're using, and why.  It's photosharing day in the We Are Media toolbox festival! Does your organization run any events?  Do you hire a photographer?  We used to.  and NTEN ). . Give us examples!

Free and open source tool #12: Miro

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

It’s a pretty amazing tool. Miro is basically a video player, which can recognize RSS feeds, and automatically download videos.

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

NTEN

People are talking about you and your industry so much that you need a more robust tool for making sense of it all. Find a bibliography including links to all of the tools mentioned here at [link]. Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer, SocialFish, LLC. Social media is all the buzz these days. What does listening mean? Set up Google Alerts.

Free and Open Source Tool #16: CiviCRM

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and Open Source Tool #16: CiviCRM April 21, 2008 In honor of the webinar that is happening in a couple of weeks, I figured I’d talk a bit about CiviCRM. Be Helpful.

Free and open source tools #1 – #100

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tools #1 – #100 January 17, 2008 I just though I’d take a brief pause to explain my criteria for these 100 tools that I’ll be covering this year. Be Helpful.

Free and open source tool #2: Limesurvey

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Like many free and open source software tools, it leans toward the powerful, flexible side, rather than the slick, easy to use side. But, a very nice soul at MayFirst/people-link, where we house the NOSI site, set up Limesurvey for us, so we’re using that. Limesurvey is actually quite powerful. So it has its challenges. Be Helpful.

2008's most popular posts

SocialFish

but in the meantime I started making a list for myself of all the posts that people keep asking me for the links to, because these themes seem to come up again and again, and then (doh!) I realized this might be a useful roundup of the hottest topics of 2008 from this blog. What a year this has turned out to be, huh! over the past year.

Free and Open Source tool #14: SugarCRM

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and Open Source tool #14: SugarCRM March 27, 2008 Since I’ve been covering CRMs for the webinar today, I figured I’d switch categories on my free and open source software list.

Free and open source tool #8:XChat

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #8:XChat February 5, 2008 This is, really a post both about a tool ( XChat ) and about IRC (Internet Relay Chat.) IRC is an incredibly useful tool. Be Helpful.

Free and open source tool #1: Thunderbird

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #1: Thunderbird January 3, 2008 Before the holidays, I promised that I’d do 100 posts this year on free and open source tools. Shame on me.) Be Helpful.

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards

Frogloop

Here are the results for the 2008 Innovator Awards: Advocacy campaign or program. Use of Convio's multi-lingual tools helped CI reach out to both English and Spanish speakers. Organization started with only $50k annual operating budget and now raises close to $10k per month using Tributes, TeamRaiser and Fundraising tools on Convio.

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?

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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. tools, it was about how Web 2.0 Come on.

2008 Online Giving Trends

Robert Weiner

Blackbaud has released a summary of early results from its analysis of 2008 online giving trends. The results come from 2,000 nonprofits using Blackbaud’s online fundraising tools. Consistent with prior years, December online giving in the last month of 2008 quadrupled in size compared to prior months.

Free and Open Source Tool #13: Flock

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and Open Source Tool #13: Flock March 9, 2008 I’m running behind, so I need to catch up in the next week or so. I’m still on internet clients, believe it or not, and still have some to go.

Free and open source tool #15: MPower Open CRM

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #15: MPower Open CRM April 14, 2008 I am so far behind, it’s not funny. I’ve got to catch up. MPower is not a new product. For you purists: don’t get all upset.

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

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Use of Convios multi-lingual tools helped CI reach out to both English and Spanish speakers. Created a wall of 5,000 signers photos.

Free and Open Source Tool #11: Azureus

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and Open Source Tool #11: Azureus February 15, 2008 Azureus (now called Azureus Vuze) is the best bittorrent client I have ever used. It’s quite amazing. It’s got a lot under the hood.

Free and open source tool #9 : Pidgin

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #9 : Pidgin February 5, 2008 While I’m on the subject of chat, I figured I could talk about Pidgin. Pidgin is a multiprotocol IM (Instant Messenger) client. Zephyr.

Free and open source tool #3: Dokuwiki

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #3: Dokuwiki January 15, 2008 I have become a fan, nay, a devotee of DokuWiki. I’ve always liked wikis, and I have used MediaWiki a lot in the past, and I do like it.

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

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Though you can pay someone to do this for you, MSN and Google offer free tools to do your own research. Copyright © 2008, Care2.com , Inc.

Free and open source tool #5: WordPress

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #5: WordPress January 24, 2008 It seems like a good day to talk about WordPress. Here is yet another amazing free and open source tool getting a lot of good attention.

Free and open source tool #7: Firefox

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #7: Firefox January 31, 2008 This almost feels like cheating, talking about Firefox. Firefox is arguably the best web browser there is. Be Helpful.

Twitter: Time Waster or Valuable Tool?

NetWits

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. 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.

Free and open source tool #4: GIMP

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Now, it’s one of a very few choices that work on Linux – and it’s the best by far. GIMP is a very full-featured image manipulation program. Just about all of what Photoshop does, it does. I’m not a designer or photographic expert, but it’s a pretty amazing program. Just joking.)  Oh, and one more thing. Sandra. R.

Comparison of Email Newsletter Tools - Updated for 2008

GroundWire

The paper was based on research conducted by ONE/Northwest to figure out what the range of tools was for our typical non-profit client, and which ones seemed to be the best fit. Last year I wrote a paper comparing email service providers (ESPs) for email newsletter blasting.

Red Cross Disaster Relief Tools » home

AFP Blog

Red Cross Disaster Relief Tools » home: "Red Cross Social Media Tools You Can Use$100 million fundraising campaignThis wiki's purpose is to gather all possible online fundraising tools together so it's very easy for anyone to access and use them to help the Red Cross. Please add your own creations as you see fit!September