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Activating the Millennial Generation

Connection Cafe

MCON is an annual event that highlights these movements and proves how the Millennial generation is actively shaping our communities and world.

Designing Nonprofit Experiences

Connection Cafe

The following article was originally published in the June 2014 issue of User Experience Magazine. Borrowing For-profit UX. nonprofits). Donate.

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign guest post by  Sourabh Sharma. I can remember it like it was yesterday.

Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

With a small amount of time, focusing on one person’s actual problem takes less time.  bonus delivery tip.

Trainer’s Notebook: Integrating Thinking and Feedback Activities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Always good to leave time for Q/A at the end for those). Develop a first draft of a crowd funding strategy for their organization.

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Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Content delivery  is less important then the skill to making sense of it and that needs to be what “classroom time” is about.

How to activate Facebook’s new Subscribe Button (and what it means)

John Haydon

What this ultimately means for your organization  is creating it deeper more personal experience around your nonprofit on Facebook.

Turning to Strategy after the Audit: A Calendar of Activities


Turning to Strategy after the Audit: A Calendar of Activities. When is the right time to review my annual insurance coverage?

How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Along with measuring against impact results, it is important to look at how much time has been invested. Flickr Photo by Yung Tsai. Hootsuite.

Coaching Your First-Time Event Fundraisers Towards Success!

Connection Cafe

(Part 3…the Finale!). Step 3:  Keep your fundraisers ENGAGED & FOCUSED! Take 10 mins to send 10 emails). Spread the Word!

Google + for Nonprofits: Invest Time or Not? Nonprofit Starter Steps

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Should your nonprofit do more than simply set up a presence on Google + and not invest any more time? What is a productive way to experiment and learn to the answers to these questions without wasting time? How much time are you investing? Set Up A Learning Experiment. And, not take you a lot of extra time).

EVOLVE: Technology will Mandate Marketers to Keep Up with the Times


This will mean much more customer experience accountability. As this excerpt from our book: EVOLVE: Marketing (as we know it) is Doomed!

How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The first reaction I typically hear from nonprofit leaders when it comes to social media is “When am I going to find the time?”

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How to Know When a Social Network is Worth Your Time

NonProfit Hub

Peach is not the first to experience this rapid rise and fall, and certainly won’t be the last. It Has to be Unique. Follow Your Audience.

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It’s that time of year: your 8-step fundraising data checklist

3rd Sector Labs

This is the time of year when fundraising teams are pouring their available time, energy and talents into perhaps the most important task of the year. When was the last time you cleaned it, appended it, purged it, normalized it? If one or more of those terms sounds unfamiliar, make time for some thorough data hygiene.

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To Promote or Not to Promote? (…and Is That The Question?):GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

GlobalGiving’s Experiment With Facebook Promoted Posts – Guest Post by   Alison Carlman and Oscar Norsworthy. Listen. Learn. Repeat.

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5 Times Your Texting Dinner Date Might Actually be a Good Person

Mobile Commons

They should be done texting and back to spending time with you in a matter of moments. Perhaps your date is one of them?

Mapping Your Online/Offline Activism: Surfrider Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He also mentioned that their organization lean and agile and there is a culture of a willingness to experiment and learn from it. .

Microsoft OneNote Gives Dyslexic Kids a New Learning Experience

Tech Soup Blog

Each tablet PC comes with Microsoft OneNote , which makes the learning experience more interactive. " Improving the Education Experience.

The CNN Lesson: There Is No Hiding on The Real-Time Web


CNN’s silence and lack of engagement with their viewers (who also happen to be their largest critics at the moment) illustrates the need for organizations of all sizes to be proactive and focus on providing the best customer or constituent experience as possible across multiple channels. Komen Foundation have in common?

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Should Your Nonprofit Be Active on the New Myspace?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For them, it’s worth experimenting with. For most others, I think a better time investment would be Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.

What's the String that Ties One Experience at Your Institution with the Next?

Museum 2.0

When you set an expectation, you frame an experience. Each experience is a pearl. They all reported having a great time at the museum.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2b: Surveys and Interviews

Connection Cafe

If we have another activity that will provide quantitative data, we may do Interviews to balance out our research. Purposes. Methodology.

Great reads from around the web on February 24th

Amy Sample Ward

Do you think it would be valuable for your organization or a waste of time? They consume media, socialize and share experiences through devices more than other age groups." Infographic: Do people still trust the news during election season? I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Why Are So Many Participatory Experiences Focused on Teens?

Museum 2.0

As researcher Danah Boyd has pointed out, teens spend time on Facebook, MySpace, and other social networks because that's where their friends are.

How Chestnut Ridge Church Reinvents the Church Experience with Technology

Tech Soup Blog

It's probably no accident that Chestnut Ridge Church has become the largest church in West Virginia. It is not a traditional church. spanhidden.

5 Times Your Texting Dinner Date Might Actually be a Good Person

Mobile Commons

They should be done texting and back to spending time with you in a matter of moments. Perhaps your date is one of them?

Navigation by Recommendation: Lessons Learned from a Little Experiment

Museum 2.0

I'd had a good experience earlier asking a guard what he recommended--it had taken me into a gallery I otherwise would have missed completely.

Twitter: this time it’s personal

Steve Bridger

Over time, everyone who wishes to, can participate. It works for me (at least for the moment). OH: On employee personal brands.

A New Marketing Paradigm: How Affordable, Active and Agile Technology Can Change Nonprofits


Constituent data is scattered across the organization, residing passively in so many databases that it is nearly impossible for staff or volunteers to ever have a complete, near-real time view of any constituent who donates, visits an office, attends an event, or participates in any other way. Matt McCabe, Orange Leap. [Ed.

Research Friday: Out-of-School Time Programs for Latino Youth

ASU Lodestar Center

has seen a dramatic increase in the number of Latino youth, which will continue to play a key role in the services provided during out-of-school time.

The Art of Building Lasting Donor Relationships with One-To-One Marketing

Connection Cafe

The power of one-to-one marketing is harnessed when data points are leveraged to create a personalized experience for prospective donors.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2c: Card Sorts

Connection Cafe

We have done this in-person as part of stakeholder discovery and have also done them remotely, with end-users, as a user research activity.

Want to Activate Public Space? We're Hiring. And Some Thoughts on Iteration and Temporary Positions

Museum 2.0

For the past two years, I''ve been working on a project to activate the concrete space adjacent to our museum as a vibrant, community plaza.

Twitter Promoted Products Engage, Inspire and Activate

Beaconfire Wire

Representatives from these organizations spoke on a panel hosted by Twitter in DC to share their experience promoting engagement and activism through Twitter’s promoted products, an expanding group of products available for advertisers. Promoted Trends create awareness driving buzz and engagement at scale. Build a following?

8th Annual Games for Change: Register Now!

Tech Soup Blog

This rare learning experience will be invaluable to anyone considering moving into this space to spread their cause. Register now!

Another Case of FOMO? Or Is There Really a Need for MORE Cultivation Events?

Connection Cafe

Many museums already offer preview parties for members of their new exhibits or activities. But what about the rest of your patrons?

Technology and the Shift to Donor-Centric Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Technology facilitates smarter messaging, smarter asks, and more personalized experiences with our organization. First, let’s talk about data.

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Volunteerism Keeps Proving Its Value (Especially When Skills Are Given)

Connection Cafe

The news is out, and it’s good! What news?  Volunteerism news, of course.  For those of you who know me, that’s not much of a surprise.

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Four Models for Active User Engagement, by Nina Simon

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They each imply different levels of institutional control and participant involvement, but transformational experiences are possible in every type.