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4 Keys to Building a Successful Nonprofit Web Site

NetWits

It’s been an exciting endeavor and given us a lot of insight into using social media for nonprofits and fundraising! We recently launched a new blog here at Blackbaud Internet Solutions. Our main goal is to help you learn how to leverage our technology and the tools that make up social media.

Tips to Strengthen Your Email Campaigns

NetWits

Our own Allison Van Diest had the opportunity to lead a session at the DMA Nonprofit Federation's 2009 New York Nonprofit Conference entitled "The Right Message: Making the Most of E-mail Marketing in a Down Economy" where she shared best practices for creating strong email positioning and message architecture

Active, Advanced or Averse - Nonprofit Change & Social Media

Connection Cafe

Beth followed up on this with “ Seth Godin’s post on nonprofits: Deer in the Headlights ?” Author: Jordan Viator.

Nonprofits and Social Media: Seth Godin, Beth Kanter and The Chronicle of Philanthropy All Chime In

NetWits

Godin says that nonprofits are resistant to change and slow to adopt social media as well as the free online tools available to them. Do you know who Seth Godin is? If not, make sure to check out his blog and what Wikipedia has to say about him. You might be thinking to your self, “Why is Frank asking me this?” What do you think?

Google Media = Nonprofit Grants, Blogs, Video and Maps Galore

Connection Cafe

The session covered four different programs Google offers at no cost to the nonprofit community. 1. YouTube Nonprofit Program. Blogger.

Volunteering: Making the Connection

Connection Cafe

Going out and volunteering my time with a nonprofit gives me the opportunity to live a day in their shoes and see life from their perspective.

A Challenging Economy = More Donations

NetWits

Nonprofits have a unique advantage in a bad economy: People VOLUNTEER their time to help these organizations further their cause. No other area of business has that unique strength, and that is the focal point of creative fundraising. There is another old adage that we might want to consider: “Time is Money” – so do Volunteers = Donations?

Best Campaigns of 2009

Frogloop

In 2009 their campaigns made me laugh or helped me channel my frustration over injustices into action. The result?

2009 NTC Preview: Laura Quinn on Open Source Content Management

NTEN

Ask anyone in the nonprofit technology community about Content Management Systems, and they're likely to mention one of the following: Drupal. If there's one thing I've learned in my 6+ years at NTEN, it's that people love to hate their web sites. Joomla. Plone. We like them because they're free.

2009 NTC Preview: Dahna Goldstein and Bev Magda on Managing Change

NTEN

Dahna Goldstein Bev Magda I used to do technology consulting with nonprofits, and I found that the work was about 10% technology, 90% psychology. Of course, knowing that isn't enough: Anyone who's engaged in implementing technology projects at nonprofits needs a whole slew of tools to help navigate the change management waters.

10 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

Nonprofit Tech for Good

My chosen profession requires complete dedication to social media and not everyone is as extreme as I was/am, but as social media continues to penetrate the nonprofit sector, more and more nonprofit staff and interns will experience social media burnout. It’s the one profile where I can be myself… not a Nonprofit Tech 2.0

2011 Online Giving Trends and 5 Tactics Your Nonprofit Must Implement Today

NetWits

We recently released the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. Online giving up 13% year-over-year *.

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HOW TO: Use Twitter Lists to Promote Nonprofits and Causes You Care About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Twitter’s new Lists are a great way to organize your followers, and with a little intention and a dose of good will, Twitter Lists can also be used to promote your favorite nonprofits and the causes you care about. Here’s how: 1) Create a “Favorite Nonprofits&# List. What issues are important to you? Please RT!

What are the most effective ways Nonprofits/Foundations can use Twitter #hashtags?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit Use #1: Events and Conferences Since those early days, hashtags have been used in different ways by nonprofits

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've also been looking at examples from the corporate sector like the POST method from Forrester and thinking about adaptions for nonprofit.  

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Top 4 Online Fundraising Tactics Your Nonprofit Can’t Live Without

NetWits

With that in mind, here are four online fundraising tactics that every nonprofit should have in place. Download the report now!  . Imitate them.

Is your Nonprofit too Social Media Dependent?

Frogloop

What would happen to your nonprofit’s outreach work if Facebook or Twitter shut down? Since you don’t own the data, you wouldn’t be able to salvage it. With all the buzz of the Web 2.0 You can do this via petitions, fundraising appeals, polls, etc. An estimated 184,000 people used Causes on MySpace and now it’s gone.

10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Let’s get down to my top 10 list of things every nonprofit should know about social media and online communications. 1. Agreed! 2.

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Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks?

Frogloop

Are nonprofits raising any money on social networks? Facebook is the most popular commercial social network for nonprofits.

2009 Nonprofit Tagline Awards

Amy Sample Ward

Your nonprofit or foundation could be one of this year’s Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Award winners!  All entrants will receive a free copy of the fully-updated 2009 Nonprofit Tagline Report in late 2009. Tags: challenge marketing award branding competition nonprofit tagline Enter today.

5 Good Nonprofit Infographics

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 5 Good Nonprofit Infographics Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on April 12th, 2011 Who doesn’t love a good infographic? Here are five good nonprofit infographics worth looking at. 1. All Rights Reserved

2009 NTC Preview: Dottie Hodges and Stephen Love on Website Usability

NTEN

Jakob Nielson released a study last week suggesting that nonprofits are leaving half of their potential online donations on the table because of simple usability issues.  You don't have to be a die-hard Nielson fan to know that usability -- the ease with which your stakeholders can find what they need -- is an issue for most nonprofits. .

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Net2 Think Tank: January’s Predictions for 2009

Amy Sample Ward

2009 Web Predictions , by ReadWriteWeb. Top Internet Predictions for 2009 , by Social Computing Magazine. Photo by Môsieur J.

10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications

Frogloop

Let’s get down to my top 10 list of things every nonprofit should know about social media and online communications. 1. Nonprofit Benchmark Studies Online Marketing Social Networking Trends Web 2.0All great questions! Agreed! 2. Twitter Twitter, oh such a trendsetter these days between Oprah, Ashton Kutcher and CNN.

Time Management Tips for Nonprofit Techies and Social Media Strategists

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Using Social Networking to build your YMCA career View more presentations from steveheye. Use of YMCA equipment. Sharing confidential information.

Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Enjoyed my day in Berkeley yesterday at the Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009. took a lot of pictures, but not that many turned out.

January Net2 Think Tank: Predictions for 2009

Amy Sample Ward

This month’s Net2 Think Tank question was, “What do you think will be the big changes, new technologies, hot applications, or successful campaigns of 2009?” We had a great collection of contributions this month.  Take a look at the posts below—many great conversation starters to get you thinking and buzzing about what 2009 will bring.

Overhead: Time to Pull Our Heads Out of the Sand?

Connection Cafe

Some say it’s the wrong measure of a nonprofit organization’s success; others say it is the gold standard for measuring worthiness for support.

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Need Some Inspiration To Video Blog? Look no further.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If your nonprofit is exploring the use of the video to tell its story, the technology has gotten so much easier and the cameras a lot less expensive. 

Scanning for Good: 5 Reasons QR Codes Are a Safe Option for Nonprofits

NetWits

At last year’s Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits, Allison Nassour and I presented to a full room on the topic of QR codes.

Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot Blog

Who should speak for your organization in social media? How can you control what’s being said about your group and your cause? If you're not sure, it may be time to work out a social media policy for your staff and volunteers who blog and chat and comment online, where the personal and professional lines often blur.( read more ).

Why Can’t the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector Scale Generosity? #givedaylessons

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We can’t let community foundations and nonprofits abandon giving days, online digital strategies, or trying to scale local giving.

25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

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.

Announcing My Next Book: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Aliza was focused mostly in business sector, while I was focused on nonprofits. And, that is where we first crossed paths. Mindful Leadership.

2009 eCampaigning Review Released

Amy Sample Ward

As I announced recently , Advocacy Online and Fairsay have jointly produced a benchmark report to examine key e-campaigning performance measures. Report Highlights. Resources or capacity are still an issue - the big organizations do better with online actions.  Only 43% of actions linked to background information. This is bad news! 

2009 Member Appreciation: Daily Member Prize Winner for 11/17

NTEN

Tags: member appreciation nonprofit technology NTEN second life

2009 GreatNonprofits Youth Thrive Awards

Amy Sample Ward

The 2009 GreatNonprofits Youth Thrive Awards will recognize the top-rated youth-focused nonprofits. The contest asks clients, donors, volunteers, and board members to write reviews of these nonprofits. This will help highly-rated nonprofits attract more support and volunteers.”. Contest Deadline: September 30th.

Silos Culture Inside the Walls of Nonprofits Prevent Effective Social Media Use

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This week I had an amazing private email thread with someone who works as a development professional at a well-established nonprofit institution. 

New SSIR Post: Will 2009 Bring Social Learning Spaces to Life?

Amy Sample Ward

2009 will, undoubtedly, bring us more to fill the social media bucket, new places to explore, tools to try, and things to consider.  In 2009, I’d like to see groups recognizing the power of social media tools to create sustainable social learning spaces.  But that’s it.  Why is this our pattern? 

Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems

Robert Weiner

It includes a high-level overview of common features, comparisons and summaries of the systems they reviewed, recommendations for which systems might be suited to a variety of nonprofit scenarios, and a directory of consultants who can help you select a database. The guide is available for free here. read more.