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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2010 Online Giving Trends Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on February 15th, 2011 Blackbaud released its 2010 Online Giving Report today. 18.4% of online giving took place in January compared to 18.3% in December 2010. Any suggestion?

Get More Twitter Followers Today [Ethically]


Do a Google Search for “get more Twitter followers today” and you’ll find tactics ranging from paying for new followers to crazy pyramid number schemes to good information that actually works. It can be a bit confusing to figure out and filter through all the not so good resources.

Zoetica Salon Insights: Social Media Measurement for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While people are asking questions and sharing resources not related to the monthly theme (this month is measurement),   quite a few are.  

25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit.

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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.

What is ERP Software for Non-Profits? | The SocialPath

Vertex Systems

The SocialPath The Vertex Systems Newsletter Skip to content Home ← D.O.L. Who has time for that? When, in fact, the opposite is true! Follow Us!

It's Already September? (Or: Two Thirds of a Year's Worth of Fundraising Resources)


thought I'd do my part with a few of 2010's best resources (so far). You can always count on Philip King from Artez Interactive , to bring you some great information in his podcast series. Another great resource is Blackbaud' s Index of Online Giving , which holds information on online revenue trends for over 1700 nonprofits.

Is Social Media Right for Your Organization?

Connection Cafe

Websites reflect staff, resources and the product, as should your social media strategy. They're the ones that define the organizational culture, dictate the staff time, resources, and budget. Lack of staff and/or resources Regardless of what most people say, social networking is not free. Author: Jordan Viator.

How can we prepare organizational leaders to work in a networked world?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We have always had, and will generally always need, two forms of networks in organizations: the formal and the informal.

10NTC Science Fair Preview - Giveaways, More Giveaways and Free Apple iPads


We're only 20 days away from the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference -- but who's counting? Bicknell Information Group in booth 75.

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How-to: DIY Community and Content Mapping


More and more often, I get asked at conferences or on the blog for more information about how to create a community map or content plan.

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Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Get Past Information Overload:   It is important to let busy CEOs know that they don't have to be on Twitter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

NTEN Receives $1.1 Million Grant from Google to Aid Nonprofit Technology Adoption


You can read the official press release , but we thought you might rather read what a few members have to say: Peter Campbell, Earthjustice - Every resource NTEN gets is a resource passed on to nonprofits like Earthjustice, the one I work for. We are all very excited to announce today that NTEN has received a $1.15

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NTEN Receives $1.1 Million Grant from Google to Aid Nonprofit Technology Adoption


You can read the official press release , but we thought you might rather read what a few members have to say: Peter Campbell, Earthjustice - Every resource NTEN gets is a resource passed on to nonprofits like Earthjustice, the one I work for. Teaser: We are all very excited to announce today that NTEN has received a $1.15

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Why Segmentation Is So Important in Email Marketing


The common uses for email are to inform, educate, entertain, or enable. This component is called segmentation! What Is Segmentation?

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Nonprofit Software Solutions to Cut Costs and Overcome Budget Cuts.

Vertex Systems

Posted on December 27, 2010 by vertex | 1 Comment You may be facing severe budget cuts. Is there a solution to this problem? And time is money.

How-to: Make Your Nonprofit Video More Social


video should be a way of giving enough information to entertain and spark interest -- while leaving the viewer wanting more. Reference Melissa is the Media Production and Outreach Manager, heading up Blackbaud’s video resource Blackbaud TV. By Melissa Nelson, Media Production and Outreach Manager, Blackbaud. Convey real purpose.

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Easter Seals Nebraska Moves People and Information with Microsoft MapPoint

Tech Soup Blog

the information is exported in the form of turn-by-turn directions to drivers to. For more than 80 years, Easter. senior centers. client.

Constructive Disruption: Advancing Social Change Through the Cloud


The technology scene today is distinguished by the growing connectivity among devices, mobile phones, the PC, and the browser, which enable people and organizations to access information, communicate, and collaborate in more powerful ways. We are connecting otherwise isolated groups to share information about parenting, cancer recovery, etc.

Innogive Conference Panel Resources: Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread: How Information Today is Woven Into Our Lives. Her blog is Twitter: @agahran.

Get Your Social Media Strategy in Shape With Spreadsheet Aerobics

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Measurement should inform specific decisions and/or actions. Flickr Photo by Metro Transportation Library and Archive. Actionable Measurement.

What type of Tweets get retweeted most? Bites of Wisdom

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Been looking for methodologies for agile prototyping for non-software development and this is something that can be informative for another project.

Blogging to Support Policy Goals: MomsRising Shares Lessons Learned

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

MomsRising Health Reform Blog Carnival – September 2010. Flickr Photo by Vox Photo. Goals. To reach out to bloggers in the health care field.

How to: Getting Your Head (and Org) into the Clouds


These organizations provide research material and support articles to help you make informed decisions about technology. That said, there is loads of information and research done on these various solutions -- take advantage of that. Rob Jordan, Idealist Consulting. traditional offline software) into the cloud (a.k.a.

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Advancing Your Mission With GIS Tools


Geographic information systems (GIS) and online mapping applications continue to become more powerful and easier to use every year.

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Parents Talking with Parents: A Simple, Successful Discussion Board at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Museum 2.0

The institution facilitates the space and tools to allow visitors to provide information to each other. with arrows pointing to other comments.

Research Friday: Current Status of Arizona's Philanthropic Resources

ASU Lodestar Center

Today, we welcome Marissa Theisen of Arizona Grantmakers Forum to discuss findings from the 2010 Arizona Giving Report. posted by. Speak out!

Preparing for the Next Disaster: The Future of #crisisdata


On January 12, 2010, I didn't personally experience the major earthquake that hit Haiti, but I was forever changed by it. We set up the home bases, provide mission-related information, and enjoy all the people who come in to play. But I wasn't prepared for the type of incoming information I saw in the weeks after January 12, 2010.  .

Reflections from Off the Mat, Into the World: Your Wound is Your Gift

Have Fun - Do Good

For more information about upcoming trainings and events, go to [link It was a profound experience. hope I can do it justice in words.

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9 Tips to Raise Cash Online: Lessons from research into the sustainability of internet-based resource development

ASU Lodestar Center

Make sure your website contains compelling, accurate, and broad information about your organization. If donors are going to give online, they will want information about your organization to support their decision. 2.) Provide information about alternate methods of donating. Adjunct Professor, Grand Canyon University.

Empowering Your Board to Fundraise: Treating Your Board Members as Major Donors


According to  BoardSource , one of the  ten basic responsibilities of non-profit boards  is to, “Ensure adequate resources. One of the board's foremost responsibilities is to secure adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.” Do you have an intranet site for Board members to access information? Good news?

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Build Engagement to Increase Your Bottom Line

Mobile Commons

They use our service for targeted advocacy alerts and get-out-the-vote efforts, and as an information hub for live events and house parties. At Mobile Commons, we make it easy for our clients to provide the information and services that create that kind of engagement. Tags: All Posts Mobile Resources Use Cases

Build Communities to Enhance Your Fundraising Campaigns


In my recent chapter “Managing Fundraising and Building Communities Online” in the book  Internet Management for Nonprofits   (Wiley, April 2010), I write in depth about one method to tackle the subject – what are organizations across the country doing? The interest card was a second way for CC to collect information about party guests.

VisionLink Deploys Boulder Fire Resources


As a community service we have deployed a situational analysis map with information about the burn area, evacuation zones, locations of destroyed homes and structures, road closures, photographs, twitter feeds and more. On these same pages you can find links useful and reliable resources. Go to the map. Learn more here. Dr. W.

5 Good Nonprofit Infographics

NonProfit Trends

Especially when they help reveal a lot of information in a visual format. The Truth About Donor Research This comes from the report Money for Good: The US Market Opportunity for Impact Investments and Charitable Gifts from Individual Donor and Investors. A lot of good information about how donors research their giving to nonprofits.

Launching a Collaboration or Content Management System: 8 Tricks for Adoption


Common tasks of the community manager include: Guiding and informing all content planning, goal setting, and feature development. Make sure you have a community manager in place prior to launch, and ensure that the Community Manager is set up for success by securing this person enough time and resources to do his or her job effectively.

Blackbaud Index for November 2010 | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

The latest Index data covers the 3 months ending November 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009. The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving reports that overall revenue increased by 0.3% for the 3 months ending November 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009. million in yearly revenue on a monthly basis. million in revenue.

Excel Is Not a Donor Management System!


Before I founded Cloud for Good, I worked for a small nonprofit organization that loved to collect information. As a resource developer, I could not efficiently track year to year donations or identify that one of our graduates could have been a potential donor. Tal Frankfurt, Founder & CEO, Cloud for Good. Do not be tempted. Excel

The Questions Every Nonprofit Should Ask About Sensitive Data


According to a study conducted by Javelin Strategy and Research, 55% of participants said that they would trust an organization less with their personal information after a breach, and almost 30% of those polled said they would stop donating or sponsoring the institution altogether. Only collect information that you absolutely need.

NTEN Member Case Study: Rebranding the Accidental Techie


While doing so, I curated articles and other resources that I found helpful, in many cases printing them out (gasp!) Flickr: kool_skatkat Last month, NTEN's Executive Director, Holly Ross, posted a provocative article on our blog: " Rebranding the Accidental Techie." pursuing other things."

Leading Tech Change When You're Not the Boss


It means knowing what you know, knowing what you don't know -- and, at the risk of quoting Donald Rumsfeld, what you don't know you don't know -- and, equally important, knowing where to get information if you don't know the answer. Use resources both within and outside the organization to bolster your knowledge. What makes a leader?