Sat.Apr 28, 2012 - Fri.May 04, 2012

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Nonprofit Email Design: 20 Tips for More Effective Emails


Email communications are a critical piece of every nonprofits engagement strategy. But how do you keep track of them? Email Design. Validate your code.

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Three Reasons Kids Need Digital Literacy and Citizenship Education

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by WhiteAfrican. Here’s some great advice from my colleagues at CommonSense Media. Who knows what’s coming at us? Location sharing?

The Case for Building a Fiercely Loyal Community


This is a guest post by Sarah Robinson, President and CEO of Sarah Robinson Co. You can learn more about Sarah and Fierce Loyalty at  [link].

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Six Creative Ways To Use Photos To Increase Engagement On Your Facebook Page

John Haydon

It’s also the reason why Facebook redesigned Pages to the new Timeline layout: People Love Pictures. Post Big Photos. Use Reddit. Use Pinterest.

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“Be the Change You Wish to See in the World”

Connection Cafe

Author: Vinay Bhagat. Today, Friday May 4, 2012, is my last day at Convio. struggled as to what I should write, in this, my last public address. In the end I decided to reflect on my favorite quote by Mahatma Gandhi, “be the change you wish to see in the world,” as I feel it encapsulates the Convio story very well. Stay tuned!

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27 Ways to Increase Engagement on Your Facebook Page

John Haydon

Network for Good hosted a webinar yesterday where I presented 27 Ways to Increase Engagement on Your Facebook Page.

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Attention Data Nerds: Nonprofits Miss Out on the Power of LinkedIn: Learn How to Tap It

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: By the time you are reading, I’ll probably have been on a jet plane for far longer than I want to be and maybe have landed in Rwanda. Nonprofits Miss Out on the Power of LinkedIn: Learn How to Tap It – Guest Post by Geri Stengel. Find out how easy it is. LinkedIn isn’t some stodgy place where people post their resumes.

How’s your community manager doing?


These strategists face the following pressures: To assess, reconcile and coordinate the ‘social’ approach across a wide range of enterprise functions.

Bookshare Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary at Google

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The event was hosted by Google on its campus in Mountain View, California, which is home to some of the most cutting edge technologists in the world.

10 Things To Consider in a CRM


PublishDate: May 2012. Author: Laura S. Quinn. Constituent Relationship Management systems allow you to track a 360 degree view of all your interactions with constituents. What’s more, all the available options—including, CiviCRM, SugarCRM and Microsoft Dynamics CRM—are relatively inexpensive for nonprofits, or even free.

Book: The Network Weaver Handbook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Network Weaver Handbook is designed to give you skills and resources you need to build effective and innovative networks. Order it here.

Giving Feedback: A Starting Point


And giving feedback is one of the specific skills that nonprofit managers seem especially weak at. Trends nptech

The Impact of the Social Customer: Changing Your Organization from the Inside Out


Event report: Fusion Marketing Experience 2012 Antwerp – Day 1. Event report: Fusion Marketing Experience 2012 Antwerp – Day 2. Humanize

2012 NTC Round-Up: Your Takeaways


After catching up on our email and our sleep post-2012 NTC, we started reading blog posts from attendees and speakers, and we've been amazed by the insights and ideas you all took away from the conference this year! We wanted to round up all your posts and resources in one place, so you can continue to collaborate and learn from each other.


Rwanda and Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

@ Rubsfido @ jfclearywisc social media ia a great platform for learning. Feed a child, feed a nation! V572VRhP. MIGEPROF (@MIGEPROF) March 13, 2012.

Year One as a Museum Director. Survived!

Museum 2.0

Today is my one-year anniversary as the executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. year ago, I put my consultant hat on the shelf and decided to jump into museum management (a sentence I NEVER would have imagined writing five years ago). People are showing up, getting involved, and sharing their enthusiasm in droves.

How To Plan a Successful Hybrid Program


Hybrid events are changing. They began as an alternative way to connect a remote audience to a live, in-person event.  Social Learning

Do It Yourself Cloud Databases


Eric Segal. President. Data Collaborative. With a Cloud Platform, you can build a web application that will allow you to enter the exact data that is appropriate for your program, and then produce the exact reports, charts, emails and other output that you need. Cloud database Infrastructure nptech nten IT Staff

How to Add a Subscribe Button to your YouTube Videos (Video Tutorial)

John Haydon

Getting subscribers attention while they’re watching. The same is true with your YouTube video. Creating CTAs with YouTube annotations.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival - Mobile-izing Supporters

Wild Apricot Blog

We're looking for submissions about mobile for nonprofits and membership organizations for the May Nonprofit Blog Carnival. mobile nonprofit blog carnival Non-profit technology Non-profit Communications

Receiving the 2011 CASE Award for Enterprising Social Innovation

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

CASE launched the ESI Award in 2009, and Benetech is proud to join the company of past award recipients.

Embracing Your Fearlessness at Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference


Nonprofits fear change. Unconference on June 15 th at SEIU's headquarters in Washington, DC from 8:30AM to 4:00PM. There will be no powerpoints.

Why I still auto-DM new followers on Twitter

John Haydon

So why do I still use one? However, most of the responses I get are some variation of  “thanks for the recommendations!”, Twitter auto-dm

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2 Nonprofit Benchmark Reports

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's an overview of the 2012 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report and the 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. Non-profit research

Keeping Your Data Safe in the Cloud


PublishDate: May 2012. Author: Jay Leslie. Many organizations question the security of information kept in the cloud. With a little planning, it’s possible to take advantage of the benefits offered by the cloud while making sure your organization’s data is as safe as is practically possible. You won’t have to reinvent the wheel. Identifying Threats.

Online Challenge Raises $2-Million for Charities That Aid Minorities - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Online Challenge Raises $2-Million for Charities That Aid Minorities - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : An online fundraising challenge to spur giving among minorities ended Thursday night after raising $2.2-million in just 10 days. The W.K.

Add Him to The List

Connection Cafe

Author: Gene Austin. Soon Convio will be acquired by Blackbaud and as a result the last few weeks have been filled with reflection. realized that I have been working for almost three decades in the tech sector, and during that journey I have met many people that have influenced and shaped me as a leader. He is a true visionary.

Upcoming Nonprofits Live on May 16: Gaming

Tech Soup Blog

Here at TechSoup, we believe game-based technologies can serve as powerful tools for advancing social action, civic engagement, and health for youth. Come watch TechSoup get its game on in this month's interactive Nonprofits Live: Gaming webinar on Wednesday, May 16, at 11 a.m. Expert Guests. Barry Joseph, Global Kids. RSVP to join today !

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Top 5 Links on Apricot Jam

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's a preview of the top 5 posts that we've bookmarked on Apricot Jam this week. Apricot Jam

Why Experience Should Come Last When Hiring And Promoting

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Books For Managers Hiring Leadership Books Leadership General Management Skills

Is Cause Marketing Real Advocacy or Consumer Apathy at its Finest?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Audra Buras , Grants and Outreach Specialist, Program for Torture Victims. Some days I question whether or not I might be a nonprofit junkie.

Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

By far, the biggest set of stories are the ones from organizations that serve youth and children. Support for Autistic Children in the U.S.

Blackbaud – Convio merger expected to close this week

Robert Weiner

The Department of Justice signed off on Blackbaud's acquisition of Convio last week, and it looks like the deal will close this week. This is just the beginning of the story. expect that it will take at least several months, and probably several years, before the dust settles and we know what's left behind. We'll see. How's your crystal ball?

United Way Community Leaders Conference


The UW Community Leaders Conference is under way right now in Nashville, TN. Participants include leaders from the private sector, elected officials, other non-profit organizations, and of course local United Ways across America. The focus? An appropriate focus, yes? What we learn, earn, and how well we live are so completely intertwined. Dr. W.