Sat.Apr 07, 2012 - Fri.Apr 13, 2012

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6 Nonprofit Technology Takeaways and One Killer Find from #12NTC

NetWits

It’s been a few days since I returned from the  Nonprofit Technology Conference  (#12NTC) hosted by  NTEN  in San Francisco, CA. For better or worse.

Building Online Ambassadors

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. Fundraising is hard work. This is your group of potential online ambassadors. smart online strategy is the way to deliver both.

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Are We Risk Averse or Risk Ignorant?

SocialFish

First, I don’t think most people or their organizations really consider risk in their decision making. So they aren’t risk averse or risk prone.

2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Highlights Online Advocacy, Fundraising, and Social Media Metrics

Frogloop

In particular we were excited to see advocacy response rates increased 28% between 2010 and 2011. In 2011, the median email open rate was 14%.

Using Social Media to Bring Museum Exhibits to Life

NetWits

There are roughly 2 million paid staff and 1.9 million volunteers making things happen in the arts and cultural space. That’s almost 4 million people!

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Major Gifts and a $260,000 Online Donation

NetWits

— Larger and larger gifts are being given online. But I would suggest what I think are two important points: It’s an Offline Process.

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Is Your Nonprofit Guilty of #Hashtag Spamming?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Below are five actual tweets by nonprofits. You tell us if you think the Twitterer is guilty of hashtag spamming: Tweet #1 :: Hashtag Spammer or Not? 

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Reflections from 12NTC Panel on Data Visualization

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click Thru to See Larger Image. Documentation of Session. Text Notes: Every session has volunteer note takers writing notes in a google document.

5 MUST READ links this week

SocialFish

So here are just 5 “must read” posts that I thought were worth pointing out for you, in case you missed them. It should just happen.

Why Creativity is the Underestimated Superpower of the Nonprofit World

Frogloop

Creativity is an under-celebrated superpower. You hear a lot in nonprofit circles about the importance of telling stories, of measuring our impact, collecting data on relevant metrics and learning from experience. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about creativity and the ways organizations can show personality. ” – Maya Angelou.

Is Your Nonprofit Guilty of #Hashtag Spamming?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Below are five actual tweets by nonprofits. You tell us if you think the Twitterer is guilty of hashtag spamming: Tweet #1 :: Hashtag Spammer or Not? 

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Does Social Media Make Your Nonprofit Social?

John Haydon

Your constituants not only have the technology, but the desire to express themselves instantly and publicly. Culture drives the first two items.

Six Amazing Stats From Blackbaud’s 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on JohnHaydon.com. Average Facebook and Twitter communities grew by 30% and 81%, respectively. Useful Data

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Packard Foundation OE Launches Their Strategy Refresh Site

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Pink Sherbet Photography. The learning in public (slides and resources here ). Learning in Public Challenges and Actions.

Free Webinar for Nonprofits in Asia Pacific! How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media Successfully and Build Their Digital Libraries

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date:   Thursday, April 26. Time:  12-1:30pm Singapore/Kuala Lumpur. 10-11:30am New Delhi; 2-3:30 Sydney; 4-6:30pm Auckland). Cost:  Free. and Web 2.0

Attributes of a Data Driven Organization

GroundWire

Online technology won't make your organization work any better. You have to change your organization in order to make the technology work for you. Many organizations that shift to using a CRM database won't see immediate returns if adoption of the tool is low or not distributed well across staff members. Dysfunction Junction. Making Progress.

How to Get More Likes on Facebook

SocialFish

(Click the image above for more great advice on getting Facebook Likes from the Oatmeal). Have a great weekend. Implementation Potluck

Attention Nonprofit Data Nerds: The 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Is Here

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” Many nonprofits may set measurable goals then they ask an existential question:  “How do we know that we’ve identified the right number?”

Free Webinar for Nonprofits in Asia Pacific! How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media Successfully and Build Their Digital Libraries

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date:   To accomodate all schedules, this webinar will be presented twice  –  Tuesday, April 24 and Thursday, April 26. Cost:  Free. and Web 2.0

What to Include in Your Annual Report

Wild Apricot Blog

What should you include in your annual report to inspire and inform? Non-profit Communications annual reports

5 Tips for Keeping Social Media "Social"

Connection Cafe

Author: Robyn Mendez. Effective social media campaigns help foster these relationships by engaging followers in two-way communication.

Reflections from NTC Plenary Panel on Innovation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Julia Smith. I had the honored of moderating a free wheeling plenary discussion on Day #3 of NTC on “ Innovation and Nonprofits.”

How-to: Quickly Optimize Your Website for Mobile Devices

NTEN

Ehren Foss. Co-Founder and CEO. HelpAttack! It doesn't need to take a lot of time and money to make your website more friendly for mobile users. Here's how to get the most bang for your buck when investing in the mobile web. Pop quiz hot shot: What percentage of website traffic do you get from mobile devices, tablets, and smart phones?A

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Deanna Zandt: Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking

Have Fun - Do Good

After that, even after the mainstream media attention, it wasn't like, "Oh, and then it really went crazy." It continued on the same trajectory. Tweet.

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GiveBIG is May 2! Let's rally.

GroundWire

Aw yeah, it’s GiveBIG time again. The Seattle Foundation’s “GiveBIG” challenge is a really incredible community-wide fundraiser. Last year, about 900 local nonprofits (including Groundwire!) participated and a whopping 18,800 donations were made to regional nonprofits, totaling more than 3.5 We are gearing up for year two!

Webinar: Holy Grail of Monthly Giving: Finding, Keeping, and Loving Sustainers

Frogloop

Want to find a new, stable source of income that also works as a loyalty booster to existing donors? Three words: SUSTAINED GIVING PROGRAM. This webinar covers everything you want -- and need -- to know about monthly giving. Join us on Thursday, April 19th at 2PM ET for this fascinating tour of the best kind of donor!

Is Your Non-profit In the Cloud?

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's an overview of NTEN's State of the Nonprofit Cloud Report. cloud Non-profit technology

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How the San Diego Zoo is Using Social Media to Bring Museum Exhibits to Life

Tech Soup Blog

There are roughly 2 million paid staff and 1.9 million volunteers making things happen in the arts and cultural space. Facebook - [link]. Not sure how?

What Are Easy Ways to Be Generous Every Day?

Have Fun - Do Good

"Being generous or kind to oneself and to others can help. During times of sorrow and suffering, the heart becomes more open than usual. Creating the conditions for generosity to arise can help the heart open in a powerful way." The quote above is an answer to my question, "How do you ride the waves of challenge?" from my friend, Noel. So wise.

How to Begin

John Haydon

Have a great weekend! Be Human begin cult of done

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Software to Curate Resources

Idealware

this blog. For us, that involves a process where all staff members follow specific blogs and publications and flag relevant articles. point person (usually me) actually reads, or at least skims, all the resources that anyone flagged, and mark particularly good ones for Twitter. But we haven't been able to find a lot of other options. Scoop.it

New to TechSoup: 4G Broadband Access from Mobile Beacon

Tech Soup Blog

Choose from One of Four Devices. Mobile Beacon Internet service is not included as part of this donation. CLEAR Stick Atlas. CLEAR Spot 4G Apollo.

How Technology Increased Non Profit Funding in 2011 (Infographic)

VisionLink

Here is a wonderful infographic we discovered on how both email marketing and social media were able to increase Non Profit Fundraising in 2011!

Fishing Nets

John Haydon

Your Facebook Page Like Box , your email optin form , your request more information form are fishing nets. Know your fish. Your Website