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5 Content Marketing Success Stories Your Nonprofit Needs to Imitate


Yesterday we talked about the importance of content marketing for nonprofits. Hopefully you caught it. If not, go check it out. every 40 minutes.

The Corruption of Engagement


—————————– Musings on social media hiring practices and social snake-oil salesmen.

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Can “Viral” Videos Really Create Social Change?


Since 1986 the LRA has abducted 66K children, and turned them into child soldiers. Invisible Children is hoping to change that.

Why Funders Need to Get Out of the Kitchen and Let the Nonprofits Cook More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by S. Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the   GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle.   The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results. How can funders be most helpful in supporting these efforts?

Why Content Marketing is the Key to Your Nonprofits Online Success


I read a blog post by Joe Pulizzi the other day. Up from roughly 50% in the previous year. What’s content marketing? Am I right? Simple as that.

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Lethal Generosity and a Simple 5 Step Content Marketing Plan for Your Nonprofit


Content Marketing takes lethal generosity if you want to succeed. Whats lethal generosity? Three things every nonprofit is looking to do.

Buy the Book, and then We Show Up


These deals are designed with organizations in mind, obviously. Check out all the offers on the Bulk Book Deal page on Humanize

Doing More by Doing Less

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo Jakob Montrasio. Doing More by Doing Less – guest post by David Greco. Less restrictive funding. Guest Post

Understanding Your Audience

Connection Cafe

Author: Alissa Ruehl. The start of a new year is the perfect time to focus on a user-centered strategy for your website. How well do you currently understand your users? Google Analytics can show you a lot you might not have realized about your visitors. Who are they? Revise yearly. This should be in addition to accessibility requirements.).

Tips and Tools for Engaging Youth Volunteers

Wild Apricot Blog

Does your organization have a plan for recruiting and engaging the next generation of volunteers? Here are some tips and tools that might help. Volunteers

A letter from Japan


I received this this morning, and wanted to share it with you. This is for you too. Dear Ms. Thank you very much. Sincerely Yours, Japan AMC. Potluck

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Synapses Ablaze at GEO 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Lehrer’s piece on the Wall Street Journal is here. Synapses Ablaze at GEO 2012 – guest post by Victoria Dunning. Does our staff?  Do I?

The First Global Martus Users Group Meeting

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Vijaya Tripathi The first ever Martus users group meeting took place earlier this month in Chiang Mai, the capital of Northern Thailand. Martus is Benetech's free and open source software package designed for human rights activists to collect stories and data about human rights abuses.

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Backin' up the Smack Talk

Connection Cafe

Author: Robyn Mendez. I’m the world’s worst smack talker. There is no better way to speak the truth than by looking at the numbers.

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Facebook Marketing for Dummies

Wild Apricot Blog

If you are new to Facebook or wondering how to manage the new timeline layout - here's a look at John Haydon's new book and video tutorial. Facebook social media

Can you have your cake and eat it too?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Sea Turtle. Can you have your cake and eat it too? – Guest post by David C. Colb y. Well…can you have your cake and eat it too? David C.

Webinar: Bring It On! Getting Started With Multichannel Fundraising


As online giving trends steadily increase, nonprofits need to embrace and maximize multichannel fundraising. But what if you’re just getting started? It can be an overwhelming and daunting task! Well look no further: in this webinar, we’ll show you the ropes on how to get started with multichannel fundraising.

CharityVillage? Research: Top 10 Website Mistakes Charities Make.And Quick Fixes You Can Implement Now

AFP Blog

With the time, people and money these organizations have already dedicated to mission-critical work, it's no wonder charities often make websites a low priority. But they shouldn't. website is a powerful marketing tool. It's often the first point of contact for your future donors and volunteers.

Launch Day!


Can nonprofits take better advantage of available technologies to improve the services they deliver, and the ways in which they deliver them? We began our research nearly a year ago. Today we're proud to release the result of our collective efforts, Unleashing Innovation: Using Everyday Technology to Improve Nonprofit Services.

How Can We Learn in Public?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Can We Learn in Public? – Guest post by Gale Berkowitz. Yesterday I attended the GEO session Learning in Public. She did not disappoint!

Transmedia Storytelling at SXSW Interactive

Connection Cafe

Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. This process can be new and difficult but the payoff is greater engagement, stickier relationships, and increased value.

Reviving the Press Release

Wild Apricot Blog

Maybe it's time to revive the press release to help you drive traffic, increase member engagement, and boost search engine rankings. public relations

Upcoming Nonprofits Live: DIY Blogging

Tech Soup Blog

Here at TechSoup, we’re big on empowering nonprofits and libraries to make smart do-it-yourself technology choices since we know time, staff, and money are all limited resources. This month, we're examining the landscape of DIY blogging. Wednesday, March 21, 11 a.m. Pacific time. Hashtag: #NPLive. RSVP to join the live show.

The Outcome of Our Outcomes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo By Mastery of Maps. The Outcome of Our Outcomes – guest post by Victoria Vrana. Are you required to measure? Who is your audience?

Weekend Reading: 2012 Trends and Young Adult Programs

Museum 2.0

Two great museumy reports to brighten your weekend: TrendsWatch 2012. Each article includes museum examples along with a broader look at the trend.

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The Most Important Person Your Website Copy Should Speak To

John Haydon

You’ve been taught that your website copy should speak to and motivate your website’s visitors. crowd. Your tribe. And sadly, no tribe.

Vote for the Winners of the 6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards!


Now, the YouTube community has the opportunity to get involved and cast their vote for the best nonprofit videos of the past year.

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The Capacity-Building Frontier(s)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Capacity-Building Frontier(s) – guest post by Barbara Kibbe. This time, my favorite conversations have been about what’s next.

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Ask Idealware: What is "Mobile Phone Virtualization?"


Got a question to ask Idealware? Send us an email. -->. Trackback URL for this post: [link]. Back Office & Operations

NTEN State of the Nonprofit Cloud Survey Results

Tech Soup Blog

Over the last few months NTEN has been surveying U.S. nonprofits on their use of cloud services. Their results are now in and are quite interesting. In follow-up interviews we discovered that many nonprofits were using cloud-based software without even realizing it, so the adoption rate could be even higher. Primary Findings. Why U.S. Learn More.

Creating Volunteers Who Are Tickled Pink


Sandra Jensen. Co-Founder. Kell Partners. Volunteers perform tasks that can come to seem very “job-like”. If your organization can overcome this and instead channel the passion your volunteers have for your mission, they can be a greater asset than merely free labor! There are lessons for nonprofit organizations that can be learned from Mary Kay.

From Grantmakers to Changemakers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Use All the Tools in Your Tool Box – guest post by David C. Colby. David C. Guest Post

Unleashing Innovation: Using Everyday Technology to Improve Your Services


PublishDate: March 2012. Author: Laura S. Quinn, Idealware. Amy Wagner, MAP For Nonprofits. NOTE: This article originally appeared in the March issue of the NTEN:Change Journal , available free with registration. It summarizes a detailed report Idealware recently completed with MAP for Nonprofits, which will be released later this week.

Upcoming Webinar on March 22: Cultivating Donor and Client Relationships with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Tech Soup Blog

Back in 2010, NPower Northwest' s Shawn Michael wrote a blog post outlining what you can use Microsoft Dynamics CRM for in a nonprofit (or library) environment. These uses include the "ability to manage relationships with your constituents - donors, funders, clients, volunteers, members, vendors, and other community partners."