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The #1 Way to Raise More Money Through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events


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What Comes First, Content Creation or Curation?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Carissa Marie. might qualify this a bit by saying, there is no curation with awesomely addictive social content ! Newsjacking. Conten

22 Must-Circle Nonprofits on Google+

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As traffic continues to grow ,  new tools and functionality are added almost daily. Google+ is definitely a work in progress. Amazon CARES. 3. Grist.

My City Made the Top 10 – So What?

Connection Cafe

Author: Karoline McLaughlin. Almost every day I see some sort of “These cities made the top 10 because … they are the greatest places to live, they have the most active lifestyles for singles, they raise the most organic chickens,” and so on. If your city makes one of these lists, that is great and good reason to celebrate!

Facebook Timeline Apps are Ultimately About The Future of Mobile Devices

John Haydon

You first became aware of Timeline apps when all your friends were telling you what songs they were listening to on Spotify. How do Timeline apps work?

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Nine Nonprofits Offering Timeline Covers for Their Facebook Fans

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The new Facebook Timeline design is now available for upgrade to all Facebook users. That said, here are nine nonprofits leading the way: 1. Tearfund.

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Aussiegal. The term Peeragogy came fluttering through my network, like a butterfly, and it caught my interest.  It resonated. Training Desig

Guatemalan National Police Archive Goes Online

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Ann Harrison In 2006, the Benetech Human Rights Program was asked to participate in one of the most important human rights data projects in the world. HRDAG designed a process to randomly sample the Archive and the archivists began using Benetech’s Martus software to organize and secure information generated from the samples.

MUST READ: 2012 Edelman Barometer is out


Just saw this post from Edelman:  Why Your Company Needs to Structure Properly for Social Media… Right Now. That’s down from 50% last year.

Six Tips To Kick-Start Your 2012 Fundraising


Nonprofits receive up to 40% of their online donations at the end of the year since the holidays have people feeling generous, and donors also want to maximize those tax deductions before year’s end. They believe in what you do. So how did you do in 2011? Is it time to make some resolutions for 2012, so you can raise more money in 2012?

The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click Through to Amazon and Get This Book! 11-12: Email. 4-5: Email. 8-10pm: Entertainment time – television, social media. This [.] Mindfulnes

Understanding and Improving Email Deliverability


PublishDate: January 2012. Author: Colin Pizarek and Chris Bernard. Neither “snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” might stay the U.S. Post Office’s couriers from delivering the mail entrusted to them, but it’s a cold fact of the digital world that email has no such steadfast guardians. We also created an email deliverability study. Yes—and no.

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Put Down the Clipboard:Visitor Feedback as Participatory Activity

Museum 2.0

A few weeks ago, the MAH Director of Community Programs, Stacey Garcia, came to me with an idea. full description here , photos from the event here ).

Meet Sandy Schmieder

Connection Cafe

Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. Sandy Schmieder. She was recently honored at our annual party by receiving a Convio Star award for Client Focus.

How Facebook Social Plugins Increase Engagement On Your Nonprofit’s Website

John Haydon

If you want to increase pages views and site engagement, it’s critical that you create a more social experience when people visit your website.

How’s your social customer service?


88% of consumers are less likely to buy from a company that ignores them on social media sites. Even worse. How’s your social customer service?

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Thoughts on the Blackbaud – Convio deal

Robert Weiner

Lots of people have already weighed in on Blackbaud’s purchase of Convio (two of my favorites: [link] and [link] ). Here my perspective. Disclosures: I have clients that use both companies’ products, as well as products from their competitors, open source products, and homegrown solutions. I don’t invest in these or other companies that I advise on.

Email: Still Not Dead!


Mark Zuckerberg is a pioneer of the social web. For example: Looking to sign up for more information about your favorite nonprofit?

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It Feels Good to Give

Connection Cafe

Author: Julia Woodcock. The other morning I was watching Bill Gates on various news programmes talking about his annual State of the World letter. In one interview, he made reference to how good he feels about helping those in need. simple point but one that we shouldn’t forget as fundraisers. Remind people of how they are helping.

Getting Ready for Annual Reports

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are some best practices and tips for those just getting started with Annual Report planning. annual reports member communication Non-profit Communications

GW Engagement Survey Section Four: Action Opportunities


Several years ago, we developed the Groundwire Engagement Survey tool to help the organizations we work with. You, maybe. foundation. Is it fun?

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What’s New in Social Media for Associations


I have a confession: one of my least favorite things to do is public speaking. I had never done it at all until three years ago when Debra Stratton of Stratton Publishing & Marketing asked me if I’d present with her at ASAE’s Great Ideas conference, which just happened to be in Miami in February. The presentation is below.

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Wired for Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Author: Sara Spivey. ” I kind of get that same feeling when we publish the most generous cities list every year. That’s a lot of Starbucks.

The $5,000 Question: Finding the Right Ask Using Predictive Data Analysis


Daniel Atherton. Account Executive, Interactive Department. Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey. When we ask for something a prospective donor is not prepared to give, we may not be losing much real money, but we are losing a window of opportunity to convince her to give to us.

Green Biz Challenge


Commercial and industrial facilities are responsible for nearly half of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Cities all across the nation are creating resource-reducing challenges for local businesses and organizations to participate in.

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More Changing the World in 2012


Just in case you  missed them, here are some more truly thoughtful responses to my meme, How Are You Going to Change the World in 2012 ? Eric Lanke).

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Sustained Giving Online: What To Do

Connection Cafe

Author: Danielle Johnson-Vermenton. As 2012 gets rolling, now is the time to plan for and launch an online sustained giving campaign.

Advanced Segmentation Techniques: What You Say Is as Important as Who You Say It To


Therese Grohman. Director of Marketing. Event 360. Knowing who you're talking to is only half the battle. What you say to your supporters and how you approach them is equally important. Community Data E-mail nptech nten Fundraising


Our Dream For Membership Growth and Engagement

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's our "Membership Dream" for 2012 - prepared for January's Nonprofit Blog Carnival. membership member engagement

What affect does Facebook Page design have on fan growth and engagement?

John Haydon

Below is an excerpt from the full post. What affect does Facebook page design have on fan growth and engagement?

From the Floor: Creating Change for the LGBT community


Creating Change is the premier annual organizing and skills-building event for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community and their allies.

NTEN Community Call: Your Perspectives on the Blackbaud-Convio Acquisition Announcement


On January 17th, the nonprofit, technology, and financial communities learned that Blackbaud was beginning the steps to acquire Convio , whose board had approved the purchase. This news came as a surprise to most people in those communities, and triggered much discussion in both traditional media and social media channels.

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#shamelessplug: Take This Fundraising Survey!

Connection Cafe

Author: Jill Ward. Getting people to respond to surveys is a hard nut to crack. The only thing we are asking in return is for you to take survey!

New on SSIR: Data for Promotion, Engagement, and Reporting

Amy Sample Ward

My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is now published. Me? I’m focused on data. Day service events.

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