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4 Keys to Building a Successful Nonprofit Web Site


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


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


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?

Lights. Camera. Help. Opens Submissions for Nonprofit Film Festival with Pre-screening in Austin, Texas

Connection Cafe

note: you don't have to actually be a nonprofit to submit, your video simply needs to be about the nonprofit space). Camera. Lights.

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Active, Advanced or Averse - Nonprofit Change & Social Media

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

A Challenging Economy = More Donations


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


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

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


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. .

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


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


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?


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


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?


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 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

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


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


Tags: member appreciation nonprofit technology NTEN second life

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


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.

5 Key Metrics to Improve Your Email Campaigns


Email marketing is the foundation for most nonprofits' education, advocacy, volunteering, and fundraising efforts online. For the very best nonprofits, this incremental process of evaluation and optimization will improve performance by as much as 40% over time. Jeff Patrick, Common Knowledge. Did your new email template work? Summary.

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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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Nonprofit Social Network Survey Report


According to a survey conducted in March 2009 by NTEN, Common Knowledge , and ThePort , social networking has become an integral part of nonprofits’ online strategy. You may have already suspected that, but now you can get some hard numbers to justify that Facebook page you've been keeping so tidy and au currant. Will there be another?

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


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.

10 Disruptive Technologies You Need to Think About


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.

Guest Post: Beth Kanter's SXSWi Nonprofit Panel Roundup


The nonprofit presence at SXSW has been growing steadily over the past couple of years.  In 2008, I was on one of the few  nonprofit panels  on the agenda. At the end of that panel, we all hoped there would be a larger nonprofit presence on the agenda for this 2009. about or by folks who work with nonprofits and voting.

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


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.

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. 

What the Business Sector Can Learn from Nonprofits


Because I come from the nonprofit world, where women and men are both valued and seen as rock stars in their roles spearheading online communications programs in online advocacy, online fundraising and social media. In the nonprofit-driven circuit, panels are often gender balanced. Allyson Kapin, Rad Campaign. Did it work?

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


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 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.