Sat.May 14, 2011 - Fri.May 20, 2011

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The Power of Social Fundraising and Friends Asking Friends [INFOGRAPHIC]

NetWits

Register for our  Social Fundraising Newsletter and immediately get access to the full reports used to construct this INFOGRAPHIC.

Crowdsourcing vs Community-sourcing: What’s the difference and the opportunity?

Amy Sample Ward

Last week I presented for my second time with Nonprofit Webinars. Slides. Community sourcing vs Crowdsourcing. Notes. Definitions. The Cloud. Elements.

Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you deliver training on webinar platforms, you  need to understand how people learn.  The first 90-minute webinar to introduced the content.  

Social Media ennui

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I have a confession to make. have social media ennui. I’m tired of reading and hearing about about social media and nonprofits, and I’m annoyed that social media is taking up so much of the air space in the #nptech world. The apps I use most on my phone include the Facebook app for Android and Tweetdeck. But I’m still bored silly.

Relationships That Raise Funds: 5 Tips for Creating Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers

NetWits

Giving them the tools they need to be successful fundraisers is important, but beyond that there’s so much more that can be done. Saying Thanks.

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How much do you We We?

NetWits

There is a fantastic tool that I’ve been using for a while now. But what about your supporters ? How engaging do they find this type of writing?

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Designing Campaigns for Impact

Frogloop

But, it doesn't have to be that way! Start with Metrics. What do you measure every day, week, month, year? Revisit your Story. You have one.

Book: Welcome to the Fifth Estate

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Geoff Livingston, Author of Welcome to the Fifth Estate. The book identifies four categories for a social media strategy.   Relationship Approaches.

Millennial Donor Summit 2011: Online conference connecting you with research, case studies and trends

Amy Sample Ward

Mark your calendars for next month’s 2011 Millennial Donoar Summit and rejoice in the fact that you don’t have to book a flight or hotel!

SocMetrics: A Better Standard for Influence

SocialFish

The concept of “influence&# is very hot among PR, social media and community management folks these days. Enter SocMetrics. From the Trenches

How-to: Calculate the ROI of Your Online Ads

NTEN

By Brett Meyer, Communications Director, NTEN As part of our effort to build the subscriber base for NTEN:Change , our quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders , we purchased advertising space – on Facebook, LinkedIn, and in GrantStation 's weekly newsletter. We found that each new subscriber cost: $2.12 from GrantStation. from Facebook. The Filter.

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Are You Charting Impact of Your Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What is your organization aiming to accomplish? What are your strategies for making this happen? What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this? How will your organization know if you are making progress? What have and haven’t you accomplished so far? Capacity Strategy chartingimpact

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Nine steps to building a WordPress website for your nonprofit

John Haydon

Building a website is for your nonprofit isn’t not as hard as some people make it seem. Choose A Hosting Provider. Install WordPress. What else?

Get Your Blue Key

SocialFish

Wondering what this key is for? It’s a little blue key that, for $5, can help a refugee displaced by persecution, war or violence.

Five Creative (and Smart) Uses of Social Media Icons on Nonprofit Homepages

Nonprofit Tech for Good

rough guesstimate would be that less than 30% of those homepages included links or icons to their Facebook Page, Twitter Profile, YouTube Channel, etc.,

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Guest Post on Care2 Frogloop: Designing Campaigns for Impact

Amy Sample Ward

This is my guest post on Care2′s Frogloop blog. You can visit the original post and comment there, or see the repost in full below. You have one.

Blog Picks of the Week

Frogloop

The blogosphere has been bursting with valuable resources and tips this week. Here’s a compilation of what’s on our radar that. How Five NonProfits Are Innovating With Mobile. Holly Ross, Executive Director at NTEN did a great post over at Mashable that highlighted five nonprofits who are innovating with mobile.

Millennial Donor Summit 2011: Online conference connecting you with research, case studies and trends

NTEN

Mark your calendars for next month's 2011 Millennial Donoar Summit and rejoice in the fact that you don't have to book a flight or hotel! Fundraising

How I tripled my new email subscribers with a single website tweak

John Haydon

If you’re looking to increase your email subscribers, try doing what I did on my site. Thoughts? WordPress email marketing optimize

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Great reads from around the web on May 16th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of May 16th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying. Look no further!

Presentation: Your Website Doesn’t Matter!

Frogloop

If your nonprofit is truly committed to raising money online you must have a great email list filled with engaged donors who support your mission. Because studies show that email remains the primary driver of online donations. It's important that new sign ups to your email list get accustomed to your organization before you ask them for money.

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: American Humanics: An Elite Group

ASU Lodestar Center

"The few, the proud." " Okay, okay  I stole this slogan from the U.S. Marine Corps. So, sue me! But I think it fits the graduating class of American Humanics (AH) students, all 18 of them

The four steps of nonprofit email marketing 101

John Haydon

Your nonprofit probably has an email list that you’re using to create awareness about your cause and raise money from your supporters.

Is the Humane Society the First Nonprofit to Link to a Mobile Website in a Group Text Alert?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

They were also one of the first nonprofits to utilize Myspace back in 2005 and Facebook Groups in 2006. They are close. Very, very close. Think Again!

When Perfect Is the Enemy of Excellent

Idealware

I came across this great post by Amanda Luker of the Drupal consulting firm Advomatic: Designing for Drupal: Dos and Don'ts. Yes, I almost always can.

Do Good Graduation Gift Giveaway: Work on Purpose from Echoing Green

Have Fun - Do Good

When I graduated from college, I was a mess. I'd gained all kinds of knowledge and ideals, but had no idea how to use them in the real world. Wahoo!

Martus: The Next Generation

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Benetech brainstorms are always a treat: it's a chance for all of us to step back and imagine how much more and better we could be doing for our users.

Nonprofits Win Webby Awards

Frogloop

The Webby Awards, one of the most prestigious internet awards for outstanding websites, honored several nonprofits this year. Check out the winners. Activism: Redue whose mission is to to rethink, reform and rebuild education. Webby Award Winner). Avaaz , a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere.

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How to Keep Track of Your Passwords (and Keep Them Safe)

Wild Apricot Blog

How can you keep track of all the usernames and passwords for all the online sites you use? As social media and web-based or mobile applications become ever-more central to the daily operation of our non-profit organizations, it’s a growing issue from both a security and a time-management perspective. Because.( read more ).

On June 23, Give Big and Get More!

GroundWire

One Day. Give Big and Get More. It's almost time to give big and get more. On June 23, The Seattle Foundation is hosting GiveBIG, a community-wide day of online giving. Give to Groundwire on this day and your gift will get bigger! We will remind you. sit you down in front of the computer and make you give on June 23. Just kidding.

The death of print?

SocialFish

Another great infographic from the Get Satisfaction Blog. Click to enlarge). What I would really like to know, though, is are we saving any trees yet

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Your 19 Vegetarian and Vegan Cookbooks Recommendations. Which Recipes Do You Love?

Have Fun - Do Good

Last week, I shared the 12 vegetarian and vegan cookbooks I cook with the most , and asked for your recommendations. Share. cooking

10 Ways to Wake Up Your Nonprofit Brand

Wild Apricot Blog

Guest blogger Howard Levy offers 10 ways your nonprofit can wake up your brand to strengthen your appeal to attract donors and ensure its long-term success.( read more ). donations Fundraising Marketing member communication nonprofit non-profit promotion public relations

Survey Says: We're Not Paying Attention to ROI

NTEN

Flickr: bitzi One of findings from our latest annual Nonprofit IT Staffing and Spending Survey stood out to us: Those organizations that evaluated their Return on Investment (ROI) for IT expenditures were much more likely to be leaders— 44 percent, compared to just 17 percent of stragglers. And sooner or later, they won't use it at all. Or does it?