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.

Volunteers Give 10x the Dollars

Connection Cafe

Author: Jennifer Darrouzet. “As it happens, a lot of our volunteers are donors,” says Dora Chan. You might be asking: why should I care?

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.

Data Nerd Alert: Social Networking Benchmark Report 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: This is a banner week for data nerds! Frank Barry shares this guest post summarizing results. Tweet It!]. Tweet It!]. Tweet It!].

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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Humans Make Stuff Up

SocialFish

If you’re interested in making your organization more human, you have to be ready to face some uncomfortable facts about human beings. Humanize

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.”

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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?”

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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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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!

Upcoming Museum 2.0 Book Club: Blueprint

Museum 2.0

Once there was a project to design a national history museum in the Netherlands. There was a location, a budget, and a flurry of planning.

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 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?

If You Don't Ask, You Won't Get and Thinking Outside That Old Box

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Shelley Gillespie, Venture Court Productions , President. This required some fast turnarounds, as we were on tight deadlines. Crush the box!

Using Everyday Technology to Improve Your Services

NTEN

[Editor's note: The following is an excerpt of an article in the March 2012 issue of NTEN:Change. How do these steps look in action?

7 Ways to Ride the Waves of Challenge

Have Fun - Do Good

Are any of you going through a rough patch? have to say that the last little while has been tough for me. Lots of ups and downs. in Oakland. Tweet

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

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