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Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011


Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. South by South West Interactive 2011 is upon us. It’s that time again. Here’s the detail … ?Title:

2011 Non-profit Social Networking Survey


How can I get the 2011 Social Networking Benchmark Report for Non-profits? What’s the Nonprofit Social Networking Survey?

Money for Good Study: Sharing Information About Your Org’s Results Can Attract More Donors

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

MFGII summary findings Nov 2011. MFGII summary findings Nov 2011 View more presentations from GuideStar USA, Inc. Measurement

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My Three Words for 2011: Seek, Sense, and Share

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My Three Words for 2011 inspired by Harold Jarche's Networked Learning Model. Sense: Sensing is making sense of the information.

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Data Are Not Information


By Jeff Stanger, Director, Center for Digital Information We are obsessed with data — big data, open data, linked data, personal data, government data, visualized data. It's important that we don't confuse "data" for "information." Data are only the raw material of information. So how do we get from data to information?

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International Human Rights Day 2011

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

2011 has been an amazing year for human rights defenders. Our new and long-term Martus partners crossed a milestone and backed up to our public servers over 200,000 bulletins, each of which captures crucial, sensitive information about incidents from a victim’s story or from a field investigation. and the European Union.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: Exploring the Latest Millennial Research

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. What did they find out in the Millennial Donor Report?

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. And it creates informal and formal opportunities for mentorship.

Encouraging Grantmakers to Spread Technology Information


Thus, if information passed to foundations would generally find its way to nonprofits, we could dramatically increase the amount of information and resources that nonprofits have at their disposal. In fact, most funders, in our experience, don't pass on information to grantees. At all. Trackback URL for this post: [link

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Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

Why focus on that instead of content, or knowledge or information or anything else? In an organization, when someone leaves, that knowledge is lost, but with a community it is shared so constantly and knowledge sharing is built into the way communities operate, that it is harder for information to disappear. Why Community? Principles.

What’s Mobile have to do with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events? Answer: 1.43%


Here is what we found: We hope this information adds to the collective understanding that: Donors will give in ways that are most convenient for them.

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Giving USA 2011 Report

NonProfit Trends

Below are some key findings and information from the 56th annual report. billion. Giving by individuals rose an estimated 2.7 percent in 2010.

Using Social Media Increases Fundraising by 40% [Study]


So what should you do with information like this? 42.3% of the entire American population use Facebook. Twitter has over 16 million users.

Millennial Donor Summit 2011: Online conference connecting you with research, case studies and trends

Amy Sample Ward

Mark your calendars for next month’s 2011 Millennial Donoar Summit and rejoice in the fact that you don’t have to book a flight or hotel!

The Power of Social Fundraising and Friends Asking Friends [INFOGRAPHIC]


Looking for more information on the above data? It’s been amazing to watch. Check out the below social fundraising INFOGRAPHIC.

Raise More By Avoiding “One Size Fits All” Email Appeals


So, utilize all that great information in your database to deliver the right email message to the right audience.  When making a hard ask.

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Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: Successfully Going Mobile

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. Millennials want basic information and tools for action.

Social Media Best Practices: 12 Tips for Making the Best of Any Social Site


Pump out useful information and content. Would people come back if you failed to update your website with useful information on a regular basis?

Why I’m Scared of the SOPA bill

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Because, if we make software that promises to keep your life or death sensitive information secret to the best of our abilities, we won’t build a back door in for Syria, or China, or the U.S. Unfortunately, safeguarding human rights information can’t be distinguished from piracy, if the contents are encrypted. And then they go away.

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10 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Twitter


Fret not, however, as the number of nonprofits using Twitter continues to grow. Staff Networking. Location Based Services. Timely Actions.

Member Communications & Information Overload - Finding Balance

Wild Apricot Blog

One of our readers asked some great questions in a comment to a recent post about getting started with social media: What will people find interesting and useful? Will they find excessive messaging annoying? How does an organization find a balance? read more ).

Is the Future of Social Media Much Different for Non-profits?


suspect you’ll find the information very interesting. Do you plan on increasing your budget for social media efforts in 2011?

Case Study from Stories of Our City: Using Qriously to get feedback from the world

Amy Sample Ward

case studies mobile data feedback information qriously questions research surveyThe data is clearly laid out. Questions & Qriously Answers.

5 Web Reports Every Nonprofit Should Know


Probably no better an indication of my love for the knowledge waiting to be unmasked within this tool, is the (fun?) Google Analytics Dashboard.

Using Twitter to Build a Community and Recruit Volunteers

Amy Sample Ward

Last week, I had the opportunity to present at the 2011 Volunteer Management for Nonprofits Conference here in New York. Presentation Slides.

How non-profits become experts at Social Branding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For information and to register, visit: Here’s how a non-profit effectively combines them both. Guest Post

Millennial Donor Summit 2011: Online conference connecting you with research, case studies and trends


Mark your calendars for next month's 2011 Millennial Donoar Summit and rejoice in the fact that you don't have to book a flight or hotel!

Content Curation Primer

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Simply put, being a content curator is a method to help you stay informed about your field and be more effective at your job. Getting Started.

20 Tips for Nonprofits Using Twitter


Vice President, Information Technology, YMCA of San Diego County | Follow @johnmerritt. 9 – Kerri Karvetski. 10 – Shana Masterson.

7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction: Are You Content Fried!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mindmap by Jane Genovese. Then there’s the whole other world of organizational content that you need to consume or create to get stuff done!

25 SMART Social Media Objectives

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Increase mentions by 20% on Twitter before, during, and after performances for 2011. Capacity: People, content, work flow, learning. Results.

April Disability Unemployment Statistics

The SocialPath

In April 2011, the percentage of people with disabilities in the labor force was 20.6. More information is available on the US Department of Labor website. By comparison, the percentage of persons with no disability in the labor force was 69.6. The unemployment rate for those with disabilities was 14.5 percent, compared with 8.4

Blackbaud Index for August 2011

NonProfit Trends

The latest Index data covers the 3 months ending August 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010. Overall Fundraising Trends.

The Big 3: SEO, Email and Social


Building your online presence can be difficult. It takes patience, diligence, perseverance, some technical know-how and a lot of time. Staggering.

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9 Social Media for Social Good Sites You Should know About


The core benefit of Jumo is it’s ability to surface news and information about the causes and charities you support in a central location.

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Webinar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Those that register before maximum capacity is reached will receive login and call-in information via email from GoToWebinar within 24 hours.

Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Spending Benchmarks: Take the 2011 Survey


We are happy to announce that the 2011 survey is underway – and that it is new and improved! > Please take the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments Survey! All of this information will be available in the first half of 2012. Number of technology staff per organizational staff.

Long Term Success with Social Media


Most important is the last topic,  how to create success over a period of years for your nonprofit. The Big Question. The Time is NOW. They adapted.

Try Qriously for free: Real-time data for your organization!

Amy Sample Ward

How the question will help inform your work. And here’s the offer: 5 Nonprofits, 5000 Responses. The folks at Qriously think so, too.

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The Power of Information: New Technologies for Philanthropy and Development

Amy Sample Ward

Date : September 15, 2011. Description : The Indigo Trust and Institute for Philanthropy, working closely with The Omidyar Network will convene this conference on how the developing world is using information technology to improve social outcomes. Location : London, UK. Topic : Fostering Innovation and Enterprise. Omidyar Network.