November, 2011

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


Ever buy something that’s “one size fits all?” Maybe a hat or pair of gloves? It usually doesn’t work out so well. Including last year’s gift amount.

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Why I’m Scared of the SOPA bill

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Benetech, is a leading nonprofit organization based in Silicon Valley. We write software for people with disabilities as well as human rights and environmental groups. We’re against piracy, and have made commitments to authors and publishers to encourage compliance with copyright law. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. And then they go away.

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Is social media helping you meet your mission? It can!

Amy Sample Ward

No “make money on social media” or “top 5 Twitter tips” I was so thrilled, then, to see a couple hundred registered!

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How non-profits become experts at Social Branding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How non-profits become experts at Social Branding, Guest Post by Simon Mainwaring, Founder/Author WE FIRST. Guest Post

You Finally Have a Google Plus Business Page… Now What?


Tuesday night I had the awesome privilege of hanging out with Marc Pitman and Nathan Hand on Google Plus. People who know nothing about Google Plus.

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Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks?


The study also answers the biggest question on everyone's mind. Are nonprofits raising any money on social networks? Big Picture Data.

Google + Nonprofit Brand Pages

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Robert Scoble pointed out some major problems with having only one account associated with the brand pages. Wait for maturation? Jump now or wait?

Who rules nonprofit social media?


Check out the latest infographic from Craig Newmark and the team at RAD Campaign. It’s fairly self-explanatory. Useful Data

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Social Media for Stewardship

Connection Cafe

Author: Taylor Shanklin. Everyone is talking about social media these days. Many common questions come my way: How can I get my social media program off the ground? How can I integrate social media marketing efforts with other channels? How can I use social media to raise money? How can I engage my constituents through social media? Taylor.

End-of-Year Fundraising Campaigns that Will Rock Your World


End-of-year is a very busy time for fundraisers. Many will eventually be pushed out the door with the hope of great results. Competition.

Three Ways Mobile Wallets Could Transform Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Mobile Wallets are going to dramatically transform how consumers purchase goods and services. Point of Sale Transactions. Online Transactions.

Tips to Create a Culture of Collaboration and Innovation


Love it or hate it, the real-time web is forcing nonprofits to change the way they do business. Trust Your Staff. Now trust them.

What’s in your social media measurement tool box and why?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Why is that so hard? Social media measurement tools give you data. The problem is that data everywhere! One place to look). David J. Neff ,  Lights.



The idea of the “social object”–what people come to your private community or outpost to DO, a.k.a. Cheers!! Maddie and Lindy ~.

Participant Value After the Event

Connection Cafe

Author: Katie Beth DeSchepper. These key points were recently shared in the Peer-to-Peer Benchmark Study released earlier this year.

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10 Expert Strategies and 500 Minutes of Free Event Fundraising Consulting


Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Download session slides.

HOW TO: Create a Google+ Page for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Exciting news! Nonprofits can now create a “ Page ” on Google+. Login to your personal Google+ account. Nonprofit Organizations on Google+.

Social Networking Strategies: The Limits of Cutting and Pasting

Amy Sample Ward

My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up on the opinion blog – you can read the post and join the conversation on the SSIR blog or read the full post below. Here are a few reasons why using multiple social networking platforms doesn’t just mean you repeat your effort. Community First. Who is using the platform?

The Internet Domain.NGO Should Serve Best Interests of Nonprofits Worldwide: Sign An Online Letter of Support

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Within a year new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) will be launched worldwide, joining the likes of.ORG,COM, and.NET. PIR is [.]

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IMPORTANT: Help make sure.NGO remains in nonprofit hands


IMPORTANT: You may have heard that ICANN, the International body that regulates domain extensions,  has approved a plan that would drastically increase the number of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) available on the Internet. Sign this online letter of support  to ensure that.NGO is maintained in the best interest of nonprofits worldwide.

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How Do You Measure Nonprofit Impact

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. The following post is by Suzanne Coffman, GuideStar’s editorial director. tax-exempt organizations. million nonprofits.

32 Sure Fire Ways to Grow Philanthropy after 40 Years of Static Giving


Research show’s that the level of giving in the United States has remained static over the past 40 years. Staggering, I know. Now it’s your turn ….

Social Media: What To Do If Your Boss Doesn’t Get It

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Originally published in the November 2011 issue of Fundraising Success Magazine where I have written a quarterly column throughout 2011. In June 2007, I presented my first social media training to a small group of nonprofits in Lowell, MA. At the time, nonprofits were primarily only using Myspace and YouTube. Flash forward four and a half years.

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Best Creative Nonprofits Campaigns for Cyber Monday and Thanksgiving


found most of these examples by browsing my circle of nonprofits on Google+ to see what programs organizations were sharing there. Good Spotting.

National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering Results for Arts Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering for Arts Organizations , Guest Post by Mary Trudel and Rory MacPherson. The question.

The best five minutes you’ll spend today.


This is the best five minutes you’ll spend all day. We need to do a better job at the intersections. Watch, share. Read Humanize ). Watch again.

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Inside a Museum Website Redesign

Museum 2.0

When I started at The Museum of Art & History (MAH) in May, one of my priorities was redesigning our website. Thank you, Marty. And so on.

How One Nonprofit Saved Thousands of Dogs Using Social Media


Social media is all the rage, but does it actually help create real change in the world? Drive Action. Enable User-Generated Content and Events.

50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

View Larger. In the spirit of gratitude and giving and in celebration of the American holiday of Thanksgiving , below is a list of 50 nonprofits that serve American society. Of course 50 is just a tiny percentage of the nonprofits that work and sacrafice to make our country a better place to live. Happy Thanksgiving! 1.  Americans for the Arts.

Infographic: Which Nonprofits are Rocking Social Media?


Want to know which nonprofits are exceeding in social media ? So did we over at craigconnects. Children. Cultural. Disaster Relief. Environment. Women.

Three Tips To Improve Social Media Results

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Infographic by RAD Campaign - click to see full graphic. Register  here and use the code “beth” for a registration discount. Craig Newmark.

Blogging: Just like riding a bike.


Not too long ago, Lindy wrote that content strategy for associations is different. It doesn’t have to be difficult, but you have to start somewhere.

The Neuroscience of Purpose: Recharging in the Nonprofit World

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Peter Bonanno, M.Ed. Information Volunteer. for State Expansion. MindUp Program The Hawn Foundation. Let’s pull back the curtain.

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The Effectiveness of Celebrity Spokespeople in Social Fundraisers


Which means Social fundraising (peer-to-peer fundraising with a social media twist) is gaining more traction and attention.