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Best Campaigns of 2009

Frogloop

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

Five Social Media Fundraising Trends for 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In May, 2009,   Peter Dietz, founder of Social Actions , reflected on the future of online fundraising and wrote about a shift in donor expectations. 

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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

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?

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.

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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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?

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

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.

America's Giving Challenge 2009

Tech Soup Blog

This is a national competition to encourage people to use their personal and social networks to help win cash for their favorite nonprofit. The contest runs through November 6, 2009. The latest round of the America's Giving Challenge is on. read more. Tools Web 2.0 Tools

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.

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My Goals For 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Think of how you want to be successful in 2009.  Social Media and Nonprofits:  ROI Case Study Slam NTC in 2008. Photo by RedRaspus.

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Nonprofit Technology Resolutions for 2009

Tech Soup Blog

In early January, Convio asked a group of nonprofit technology bloggers to suggest New Year's resolutions for nonprofits ( TechSoup Blog was one of the participants ). In addition, they asked people to post resolutions on Convio's Connection Café blog. The guide is now available for free here (registration is required).

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. .

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

Twitter Lists for Nonprofits

Amy Sample Ward

Lauren Cochrane has a great post today with ideas for lists organizations could create with Twitter’s new List function.  If you haven’t heard about Lists yet, you’re not behind! They have only been rolled out to around half of the users so far.  You can read more about Lists on the Twitter Blog here. Media. Volunteers.

Twitter Lists for Nonprofits

Amy Sample Ward

Lauren Cochrane has a great post today with ideas for lists organizations could create with Twitter’s new List function.  If you haven’t heard about Lists yet, you’re not behind! They have only been rolled out to around half of the users so far.  You can read more about Lists on the Twitter Blog here. Media. Volunteers.

TweetsGiving 2009: What Nonprofit Tech Are You Thankful For?

Tech Soup Blog

Here's a smidge from his post: If you haven't heard about it yet, be sure to check out TweetsGiving , a project of the nonprofit Epic Change.

So you want a Facebook Fan Page for Your Nonprofit? Here's the Scoop!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofits on Facebook set up as a mechanism to share nonprofit best practices on Facebook.  Here's the description. Profiles VS Pages.

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 Nonprofit Benchmarks: How Does your Organization Measure Up?

Frogloop

Convio just released their latest benchmark report that examined over 500 nonprofit metrics in 15 sectors. Don’t know where to look?

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!

Raise Money on Facebook: Four Strategies You Need to Know About

NTEN

As of September 2009, scores of Facebook applications have been developed to support the nonprofit sector in one way. According to the Facebook Causes blog , the application has helped raise more than $12 million for nonprofits based in the U.S. Over $5 million has been raised in 2009 alone. Peter Deitz, Social Actions.

RSA 2009: Cloud Security a Recurring Theme

Tech Soup Blog

think that the same can be said for nonprofits as well. was one of the question marks in terms of security and how to support users and data.

TechSoup Wins 2009 California Digital Inclusion Award

Tech Soup Blog

The Center for Accessible Technology (CforAT) and California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) today named TechSoup Global one of three winners of the 2009 California Digital Inclusion Program Award. read more. Tools Web Building

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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Building a Nonprofit Website on a Shoe-String Budget

Frogloop

But, even without a budget or a lot of time, there are options for putting together a quality web presence.

How a Small Nonprofit Used Social Media & Crowd-Sourcing to Win the 2009 Global Giving Challenge

Frogloop

The goal was simple. Earn a permanent spot on the GlobalGiving website by raising at least $4000 online from 50 individual donors in three weeks.

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.

The State of Online Fundraising

NTEN

The last three months of the year represent a critical time for the fundraising efforts of nonprofit organizations. In fact, the end of the calendar year is also a significant source of the funds raised online for nonprofits. These positive results are no longer being overlooked by nonprofit executives. billion donated in 2007.

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.

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Enter the 2009 Adobe Show Your Impact Nonprofit Design Contest

Tech Soup Blog

Well, time to get out your most awesomely-designed (yes, I did type MOST awesomely-designed) campaign materials and enter the 2009 Adobe Show Your Impact Nonprofit Design Contest ! Contest Timeline: Submit your entries between April 1 and April 15, 2009 (submissions must be in by midnight Pacific on the 15). What time, you ask?

10 Disruptive Technologies You Need to Think About

NTEN

If you're a small nonprofit, you won't see a ton of cost savings, but it will add up for larger organizations. AND, it's the green thing to do.

Social Media in the Nonprofit Workplace: Does Your Organization Need A Social Media Policy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

ASHA (nonprofit) social media guidelines. There are examples (see below).  There needs to be discussion.  Confidentiality of information.

A Very Brief Primer: Measuring the Return on Investment of Nonprofit Technology

NTEN

Gather information from other nonprofits that have implemented similar technology programs. Nonprofits typically conduct an ROI process to help make technology purchase decisions. Beth Kanter, Beth's Blog. Focus On Value. If you approach ROI as a financial analysis only, you're missing the point. Simple and Streamlined. It is Credible.

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.

How Nonprofits Can Positively Impact Climate Change on Blog Action Day 2009

Tech Soup Blog

Lower the amount of electricity we consume. These features are the ones that automatically turn off your monitor and put your computer to sleep.

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.

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.