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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

True Customer Engagement: the Leap Beyond User Experience


Designing a great device is not the same as designing a great user experience. They do. Don’t make that mistake.

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!

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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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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!

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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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?

How Much Time Does Web 2.0 Take?

Museum 2.0

In most cases, the audience wasn’t asking about money: they were asking about time. You don't need big time to get started with Web 2.0.

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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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.

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 are you using metrics, benchmarks, and experiments to improve your Facebook presence?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Page Views: Total number of times a Page was viewed per day.   Click to see larger image. What is the way out of this problem? 

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?

Helping Strangers Participate through Instructions: Deconstructing the MP3 Experiment

Museum 2.0

particularly like the MP3 experiments , events at which Improv Everywhere distribute an audio file to people for free as a podcast.

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.

Facebook Advertising Experiment for Nonprofit Organizations :: The Results

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Over the last few weeks I have been running a Facebook Advertising experiment for the Nonprofit Organizations Facebook Page. That said, I still think nonprofits should invest $25-50 to experiment with Facebook Advertising because: 1) Running an ad is a good tech experience for nonprofit community builders. It’s time.

Donors Need Engagement: Leveraging Brand Experience to Enhance Donor Identity and Involvement


If ever there were a time to invest in enhancing donor experience, now would be it. This is a bit trickier done than said. donors).

How to Design from Virtual Metaphor to Real Experience, and an Example

Museum 2.0

You may want to see “fossils” but the museum may separate those by species or time periods without a general category for fossils. Ideas desig

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.