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Key Findings From the Fundraising Effectiveness Survey: Where Do We Go From Here?

Connection Cafe

Last week, our friends at AFP released the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report. That’s a NET LOSS of 3%! percent rate of growth.

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How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

Connection Cafe

The Performance Imperative offers a common definition of high performance, supported by seven pillars of highly effective organizations.

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8 Ways Nonprofits Can Use VoIP Effectively

TechImpact

Voice over Internet Protocol is a hot-topic amongst small businesses and nonprofit organizations, because it provides greater utility compared to traditional phones at almost half the cost. However, not all organizations take advantage of the feature-rich phones of the future.

5 Features of Effective Email Newsletters

John Haydon

Imagine a world where every email newsletter you sent out directly impacted the results of your organization. Email Marketing email newsletter

Effective inbound marketing for nonprofit organizations

ASU Lodestar Center

The word marketing is usually associated with profit generating tactics; however, inbound marketing is focused on organic growth. Landing pages.

Infographic: 8 Effective Social Media Strategies

Frogloop

Even though social media has been around for several years, many organizations have not adapted a formal social media strategy.

How to Effectively Use an Email Welcome Series to Boost New Donor Acquisition

Connection Cafe

How do you make sure your organization is creating a positive experience for people looking to engage with your organization? Click here.

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Does Rigorous Data Analysis Thwart Effective Storytelling by Non-Profits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Her most controversial point was: “Rigorous data gathering and analysis can get in the way of effective storytelling by non-profits.”. nptech?

10 Steps to a More Effective Nonprofit Website

NetWits

— Creating an effective nonprofit website isn’t easy. On to the last three tips for creating an effective nonprofit website.

Are You Engaging Donors Effectively?

Frogloop

Is your nonprofit effectively engaging donors? Which organizations followed up about joining their monthly giving program? Second Gifts.

5 Tips for Nonprofits To Host Effective Walking Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Has your organization hosted a walking meeting? @kanter A walking meeting in progress. cc @ynpnnyc pic.twitter.com/RkZDLoG77T. Walking

10 Ways To Segment Donors To Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Effectiveness

TechImpact

Perhaps you organize a youth group, and coordinate quarterly roadside clean-ups as well. Image courtesy of Fundraiser Help. Email. Direct mail.

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Internal and External Tools that Can Help Your Organization Be More Effective

NTEN

Internal management systems and tracking tools are integral to keeping an organization well-oiled and effective at what they do. Equally as important are the external systems organizations use to communicate their work to the public. Terri Harel. Cofounder. ImpactFlo.

Time to Redesign: Effective Website Planning

NTEN

Let’s start with a simple question: Does your organization’s website advance your business goals and make you proud? David Onate. Senior Online Communications and Marketing Manager. African Wildlife Foundation. website redesign is full of challenges and opportunities. Web Sites website design Communications

Get LinkedIn or Get Left Out: Using LinkedIn Effectively

SocialFish

What makes LinkedIn so superior to alternative social networking sites is its exclusively professional audience and no-nonsense atmosphere. Sales.

How Do We Measure Nonprofit Effectiveness?

NTEN

Nell Edgington. President. Social Velocity. Data evaluation Leadership Nell Edgington nptech nten social velocity Strategy success Program

3 Unforgettable Reasons Arts and Cultural Organizations Need Pinterest

NetWits

Pinterest for Arts and Cultural Organizations, really? So what does all this mean for Arts and Cultural Organizations ? have 1021 pins.

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10 Simple Fundraising Tips Guaranteed to Improve Effectiveness

NetWits

Looking to be a more effective fundraiser? Register Now ! Form a List. potential donors). Think creatively here. Make sure you set a goal.

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7 Tips for Running Effective Nonprofit Board Meetings

NonProfit Hub

If fundraising is the lifeblood of your nonprofit then your board of directors is the heart that keeps the organization moving forward.

How To Train Your Attention and Be Effective When Working Online

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by BirgerKing. Take a guess. Be honest. What’s making our human brains like those of gold fish? According to a  Daniel J. What works?

3 Ways to Embrace Change and Shake the Status Quo at Your Organization

Connection Cafe

So what’s holding your organization back from making internal changes? . Training is an investment in both you and your organization’s future. 

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Investing in the Infrastructure of Nonprofit Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

Yet we all aspire to see the sector be much more effective tomorrow than it is today. The U.S. And it continues to grow in scale and complexity.

3 Ways You Can Say “My CRM Is Effective”

TechImpact

How do you tell someone exactly what your CRM is going to accomplish at your organization? Image courtesy of Blackbaud.

The Moneyball Effect: Using Your Data

SocialFish

Maddie and I were lucky enough to attend a cool event put on by Avectra a few weeks ago, that they called The Moneyball Effect. Humanize

Using Social Media Effectively and Powerful Tactics Workshop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Program outcomes: Guidance on developing an effective integrated social media strategy to support your mission. Social Media Master Class.

Turn Brand Strategy into an Effective Website

Tech Soup Blog

That is why brand strategy is such an effective unifying force. The Four Strategic Foundations of Effective Websites. Putting It to Work.

The Five Traits Of An Effective Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

That means effectively communicating timely and consistent messages during good and bad times. And, knowing how and when to be a good listener.

How Do We Measure Nonprofit Effectiveness?

NTEN

Nell Edgington. President. Social Velocity. Data evaluation Leadership Nell Edgington nptech nten social velocity Strategy success Program

Does Your Organization Have Social Media Guidelines for All Staff?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We adopted a set of Guidelines that TNT created (creative commons) to ENCOURAGE their staff to use social: bit.ly/YQe91n YQe91n #npsmpeer.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations Conference: What have you learned, Dorothy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

At the very least we should try to improve the quality of our own work, or the capacity of the organizations we fund. What have you learned?

Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Being intentional about learning can also help an organization scale effectively. Communicate the Results throughout the Organization.

Create a More Effective Nonprofit Website Using These 2 Simple Suggestions

NetWits

Effective nonprofit websites don’t exist as boutiques to show off information. But you already know that. Are you ready? Register now!

4 Ways Technology Can Make You a More Effective Fundraiser

SocialFish

————– It’d be great if every donor preemptively announced their tastes to your organization. Thanks!”. And more!

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Twitter Community Organizing Rules for Non Profits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Robin shared some of her thoughts in the comments of a recent blog post, and I invited to share her community organizing rules for Twitter. 

Making Your Organization More Fluid

Frogloop

The book identifies four principles that will guide successful businesses now and in the future: Digital, Clear, Fluid, and Fast.

The Effectiveness of Celebrity Spokespeople in Social Fundraisers

NetWits

Which means Social fundraising (peer-to-peer fundraising with a social media twist) is gaining more traction and attention.

10 Tips for an Effective Nonprofit Content Strategy

NTEN

The struggle to create effective content strategies for social networks either comes from not having enough time to devote to social media or not having enough content to post. Below are 10 tips for managing your time and dealing with the problem of feeding your organization’s social media beasts. Cody Damon. President. Media Cause.

5 Ways to Achieve Greater Impact & Effectively Communicate Your Mission

ASU Lodestar Center

Do you know the first steps in telling your organization's story? Are your donors truly vested in the mission of your organization?

[Cause Camp] Keys to Effective Volunteer Management

NonProfit Hub

Clearly, something compelled them to donate to your organization. But sometimes, it’s hard to find those people. Recruitment. Engagement.

How and When Should Your Nonprofit Organization Invest in Mobile

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit organizations are under the gun to keep up with current technology. Social media. Analytics. Websites. Special thanks to Nancy E.