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Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011


Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. It’s that time again. South by South West Interactive 2011 is upon us. Here’s the detail … ?Title: You coming?

Get Out the Vote for the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards


The 5th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards are off to a record start with over 1,350 videos from over 800 organizations. Why Vote What? Well, fine.

SXSW Panel: Join A Global Discussion About Free Agents and Nonprofits in a Networked World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s the world time clock. So, come join the fun and learn. Free Agent

Breaking out of the Volunteer Data Silo

Connection Cafe

Author: Amber Wobschall. In many of my past jobs and internships, I worked with volunteers. And I loved it. But, I struggled with data and I know many organizations still do. In college, my non-profit internship had me managing my program in a three ring binder. went from binders, to excel, to access, to creating custom fields in database programs.

Why Do Your Email Recipients Unsubscribe?


Why do people unsubscribe from your email? While there are a number of possible reasons, many can likely be traced to unmet expectations.

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The Future of Media: Bridging the Offline and Online World


The future of our media is about a whole lot more than whether another season of Jersey Shore gets made (but that’s part of it…).

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The Three Most Common Mistakes Nonprofit Group Admins Make on LinkedIn

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s at that point that the spammers take over and once a LinkedIn Group becomes overrun with spam, forget it. Only two! No kidding. LinkedIn

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Happy International Women’s Day: Meet Keo Savon

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Happy International Women’s Day !  It is a major day of global celebration of women. She graduated this year. Fundraising

Creative credit card donation scam

Robert Weiner

A friend forwarded the following description of a scam aimed at a well-known college. Fortunately, they didn't fall for it. The next day, we receive an email from the donor with the following info: the $9,000 gift amount was a mistake, it should have been $900. Comments. As if we didn’t have enough to do right now!

Your fancy landing page won’t do shit

John Haydon

No matter how amazing your website looks, it won’t produce results unless you have a solid content strategy. Why are we relevant?

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Does the Internet Inspire Youth Activism or Slacktivism?


Will the Millennials be a generation of social activists or slacktivists? That’s a big question on nonprofits’ minds, which are trying to engage with them early in hopes of developing long-term relationships with these future donors. Unfortunately, Millennials have been portrayed as the “me generation&#.

craigconnects: A Network of Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Announcing craigconnects a guest by Craig Newmark. just launched a new thing called craigconnects. This is the biggest thing in my life, and I’d like a little help from you. Together, we can work together from the grassroots up to make things better for everyone. Please check it out at Guest Post Networks

The NPTech Response to Japan


The photos and video coming out of the region are awe inspiring and scary. Our hearts go out to the people of Japan.

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Presenting - AFP's New Conference Mobile Site for Chicago!

AFP Blog

Presenting - AFP's New Conference Mobile Site for Chicago!: "AFP is proud to announce, the exclusive mobile site that will allow attendees to access everything they need to optimize their AFP 2011 Conference experience—right on their smartphone!

RFPs: 3 Lessons for Organizations Issuing Them


Here’s what I’ve learned so far about issuing successful RFPs. Share your budget range. This happens on small projects, too.

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What’s The Difference Between CSS, HTML and PHP?

John Haydon

Maybe you’re beginning to build a simple website, or just want a better understanding of the many acronyms you’ve been hearing lately.

11NTC Tip of the Day: Get out and See DC!


The Nonprofit Technology Conference is now less than one week away! Today's tip: Get out and see DC! & Independence Ave. & Constitution Ave.

The Ministry of Rules: Interview with Nikki Pugh

Museum 2.0

Last month, artist and game designer Nikki Pugh led an utterly charming, often hilarious community residency at the City Gallery in Leicester, UK.

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SXSW Top Picks


Conference season is here. Coming up this week is SXSWi in Austin, Texas. SXSWi is always packed with tons of panels on just about every interactive topic under the sun. It's impossible to take it all in. Don't worry though, we combed through all of the nonprofit related panels and the following sessions sparked our attention. Conferences

Share Buttons and Bars

NCE Social Media

Are you using share buttons and or bars on your websites? share bar is a bar that goes on the side or bottom of your webpage. Sharing Tools. AddtoAny.

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Say "No" to Money (to Make Money)


Arnon Shafir, CEO and Co-founder, give2gether Say "no" to money. We dare you. Believe it or not, sometimes saying 'no' to money helps the money pour in. Counter-intuitive? But does it work? Every single cent. For example, a hospital looking to raise $50,000 for a new CT machine creates a 'conditional giving' campaign. It's the machine or nothing.

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Recent Projects


Recent Projects. New Energy Cities (Seattle): Strategy + Website. project of Climate Solutions, the New Energy Cities program aims to accelerate the transition to a clean, renewable, super-efficient energy system in our cities. link]. KAHEA (Honolulu): Strategy + Website + Email Templates and Integration. link]. link].

Emergency Response Guide

Connection Cafe

Author: Kent Gilliam. Is your organization working to ready itself to respond to the needs caused by the earthquake in Japan? Convio wants to help you. Download and put our " Be Prepared When Your Mission Calls " rapid response fundraising guide to work for you. Rapid response is a top-of-mind topic for nonprofits of all shapes and sizes right now.

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Key Trends in Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

NonProfit Trends

Blackbaud has released two new groundbreaking research studies that reveal insights about peer-to-peer event fundraising. The research was unveiled at at the Run Walk Ride 2011 Fundraising Conference

Top 5 (Intangible) Tools for Nonprofit Marketers


By Evan C. Parker, Associate Director, Online Donor Engagement, The Nature Conservancy. There are dozens of tactics and platforms that the nonprofit glitterati will tell you are "absolutely essential" to nonprofit marketing success. They're right about each and every one of them. The "Quick and Dirty" Project. Share and Reapply". Numbers. Evan C.

Let's put an end to nonprofit spam

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Technology for the Location Agnostic

Connection Cafe

Author: Cheryl Black. couple years ago I learned about some crazy happenings at the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio : they didn't go to work. WHAT!? Awesome. Last year during SXSW, I had the good luck to meet and become friends with their CEO and implementor of no-office office, Jessica Lawrence. Your files could only be found in massive file cabinets.

Method Tweeting at sxsw

Beaconfire Wire

UPDATE: Our panel was just named one of the 80+ things not to miss at sxsw by Mashable! Should the visual “Identity” be organizational or personal?

Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems


Chris Bernard, Senior Editor, Idealware Idealware's first report on Open Source Content Management Systems for nonprofits, published in March of 2009, covered WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Plone. How do these systems actually compare to one another? We took a detailed look at 14 different areas to see how they stack up. Drupal's latest release, 7.0,

Updating the roster of local heroes: Nonprofit technology.

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Non-profits Are You Listening?

Wild Apricot Blog

Many small non-profits and membership organizations are wondering how to get started with social media. As we noted in an earlier post, Is Social Media a Waste of Time for Your Association, if you are new to social media, you should start by listening.( read more ). Associations Google nonprofit non-profit nptech social media Twitter

Method Tweeting at sxsw

Beaconfire Wire

For non profits, establishing a voice & brand on Twitter can be a tricky proposition. Should the visual “Identity” be organizational or personal?

11NTC Tip of the Day: Come Prepared to Network


The Nonprofit Technology Conference is just around the corner, so we're posting 11NTC tips every day until the event starts. 11ntc NPTech NTEN

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Craigslist Founder Starts Site Featuring Nonprofits - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Craigslist Founder Starts Site Featuring Nonprofits - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has a new Web site he hopes will connect nonprofits to one another and rally new supporters