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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.

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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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.

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

The Top 10 Most Effective Donation Form Optimizations You Can Make

Connection Cafe

And depending on your average gift amount, this could equate to a significant increase for your organization. That’s a 200% improvement!

Are You Engaging Donors Effectively?


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

The Ecosystem of Good: How We’ll Revolutionize Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

That would be more than just a ripple effect. It all comes down to the network effect. Sometimes you get discouraged.

10 Steps to a More Effective Nonprofit Website


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

10 Simple Fundraising Tips Guaranteed to Improve Effectiveness


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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Marketing Tools for Your Nonprofit and When They’re Effective

NonProfit Hub

These could be especially useful if you are a small organization that relies on local support. Direct Mail. Advertising. Internet Marketing.

Infographic: 8 Effective Social Media Strategies


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?

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 Walking

Get LinkedIn or Get Left Out: Using LinkedIn Effectively


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

3 Unforgettable Reasons Arts and Cultural Organizations Need Pinterest


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 Ways To Segment Donors To Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Effectiveness


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

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?

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.

Create a More Effective Nonprofit Website Using These 2 Simple Suggestions


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

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.

The Effectiveness of Celebrity Spokespeople in Social Fundraisers


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

The Moneyball Effect: Using Your Data


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

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How Do We Measure Nonprofit Effectiveness?


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

The Aunt Mabel Effect (a lesson from Digital Leap)


So what is the The Aunt Mable Effect? You, as a nonprofit organization, have Aunt Mabels that support your organization today.

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.

Growing Bigger, Staying Collaborative - 5 Tools for Building Non-Bureaucratic Organizations

Museum 2.0

One of my organization's core values is radical collaboration. The basic principle is this: we set big objectives for the organization.

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


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.

3 Ways You Can Say “My CRM Is Effective”


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

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. 

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: YQe91n #npsmpeer.

Time to Redesign: Effective Website Planning


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

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?

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.

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.

Are Nonprofits Using Social Media Effectively?


Organizations like the American Red Cross and the Wilderness Society sure are, but many nonprofits need to do a better job.

Making Your Organization More Fluid


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

The Secret to Going Viral: Harnessing the Kevin Bacon Effect


So what’s the secret to unlocking the “Kevin Bacon effect,” AKA viral marketing? The answer is simple yet confounding: C+C+C = C.

7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers from CauseVox

Amy Sample Ward

Download the free ebook 7 Habits of Effective Personal Fundraisers. The most effective online fundraising campaign is a personal one.

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.