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Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems

Robert Weiner

It includes a high-level overview of common features, comparisons and summaries of the systems they reviewed, recommendations for which systems might be suited to a variety of nonprofit scenarios, and a directory of consultants who can help you select a database. The guide is available for free here. read more.

Lame spams of the day: so many ebills

Robert Weiner

Select the icon to see your bill summary. I got two dozen of these this morning, which may be some kind of record. alets-no-reply@citibank.com.

Lame spams of the day: Fake Amazon and PayPal receipts

Robert Weiner

Order Summary: Details: Order #: C32-6356600-4941029. I got a big batch of these today. This site says they lead to malware. Visit Your Account.

Lame spam of the day: Amazon cancelation

Robert Weiner

For your reference, here's a summary of your order: You just canceled order 147-911-9683 placed on May 2, 2012. Lame lame lame. Amazon.com.

Idealware’s Field Guide to Nonprofit Software: Fundraising, Communications and Outreach

Robert Weiner

Idealware recently released its Fundraising, Communications and Outreach. You can get more information and order a copy on their site. read more.

Results from Campbell Rinker Donor & Member Database Survey

Robert Weiner

According to the executive summary, the following systems "were recommended by a majority of their customers," which I assume means they were in use by the 47% that like their current systems: read more. Marketing research firm Campbell Rinker has published the results of its latest survey of donor and member management software.

Do You Need New Donor Management Software?

Robert Weiner

Idealware just published an article by Keith Heller called Do You Need New Donor Management Software?

New Survey: America’s Nonprofits in Danger

Robert Weiner

According to the executive summary, Only 12% expect to operate above break-even this year. summary of the survey is available at [link]. The Nonprofit Finance Fund just published a survey on how the economic downturn is affecting nonprofits’ current and long-term finances. Their conclusions are scary.

So You Want to Be a Consultant?

Robert Weiner

Jana Byington-Smith did a great job of capturing the discussion for the conference’s live blog. I’m reposting her summary below. I moderated a panel with the above title yesterday at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference. The list of links she mentions is at [link]. You can read all of the conference blogs at [link].

Nonprofit Web Design Process: Summary

Connection Cafe

Enjoy! Stakeholder Discovery : How we structure stakeholder meetings, what topics we discuss and some tips for leading discovery conversations.

Zoetica Salon Summary: A Few Good Social Media Measurement Insights

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This month’s theme was measurement – here’s a summary of the month’s learnings: Measurement Approaches. Photo by M.

Lisa Simpson for Nonprofits: A Summary

GroundWire

If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out Lisa Simpson for Nonprofits: What Science Can Teach You About Fundraising, Marketing and Making Social Change , download your free copy of the eBook here. This is the follow-up to the eBook Homer Simpson for Nonprofits. Go here for a recording of a recent Lisa Simpson webinar featuring the authors.

Zoetica Salon Summary: Feeding America’s Social Media Measurement Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dan Michel, Digital Marketing Manager, Feeding America Twitter: @dpmichel. Source: Social Marketing Analytics by John Lovett and Jeremiah Owyang.

The Online Giving Study: A Summary

Frogloop

The study, which you can download here , summarizes “$381 million in online giving through Network for Good’s platform, including 3.6

Nonprofits and Broadband: Community Call Summary

NTEN

In case you were wondering, we don't like the digital divide here at NTEN. Peruse and enjoy, then take some action! .

Awesome #Humanize Video!

SocialFish

And see the other Humanize-related summaries  (PDF and workbook) we have on ReadItForMe , a GREAT business book summary site. Enjoy.

2006 Idealware Fnancial Summary | Idealware

Idealware

Download the 2006 summary as a PDF > I’m thrilled to report that although we operated at a loss in both 2005 and 2006, it’s looking very likely that we’ll be able to pay off our debt and cover our expenses within the next couple of months.

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NPTech Summary: Happy Holidays!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Things are slowing down during the holidays , so here's a short version of the NpTech Tag Summary. See the flickr pool of pea avatar photos.

NTC Summary, and Nonprofit Technology Consulting 2.0

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology NTC Summary, and Nonprofit Technology Consulting 2.0 April 8, 2007 As I write this, I’m hurtling through small towns and big cities on the train home. This was in the solidly web 1.0 Be Helpful.

New Research on Social Media Use

Wild Apricot Blog

Here''s a summary of the Social Media Update 2014 report by the Pew Research Internet Project that looks into social media habits and demographics of users. Social media can be a great tool to reach out to potential members and engage current ones. research social media

8 Tools to Help Manage Your Nonprofit Website

Connection Cafe

Pro Tip #1: Check Summary Only to make your results easier to read. That’s a lot to manage. website is a bit like a car. W3C Link Validator.

NpTech Tag Summary: Five Hot Conversations!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

To catch up, read the summary here and to read the most recent thoughts -- see Gavin's newest post here and Emily's reflections here. The Web2.0

[Part 1] Make A Case For Your Nonprofit’s CRM

TechImpact

Write an executive summary (last). If you’ve ever written a business plan, you know you write your executive summary at the very end.

NpTech Tag Summary: The Faces of NetSquared Champions and NpTech Power of Ten Summary

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NpTech Summary. The Face (book) of NetSquared Champions. They are posting their introductions and photos here. Find out more here.

NpTech Tag Summary: Learnings from FriendFeed Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's a summary of some of the topics and discussions that took place in the NpTech FriendFeed Room. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. During the past few weeks, Twitter has been down or out due to stress. When a service goes down, users will complain. Read this ).

NpTech Summary: Nonprofit and Social Change Digg Redux

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here's a summary of the distributed conversations, some context, and some questions. Digg it here ). Back in the early days of Web 2.0, tools.

NpTech Tag Summary: The SlideShare Edition

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, for this week's NpTech Tag Summary, I'm aggregating a few of the best ones. SlideShare is a site to host and share presentations. You can upload all your slide decks, and find download interesting presentations. love SlideShare for many reasons that I've shared before. Rashimi Sinha's article was very informative. Bottom-Up Tagging.

NpTechTag Summary: Year-end Roundups and Keeping Score of Predictions!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

To read more of the NpTechTag Summary, check it out here Hint: If you want score higher , ditch any fear of failure.

NpTech Tag Summary: Chimp Personality, Convio Open API, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. Convio or Causes? wholeheartedly agree

NpTechTag Summary: NpTech Events, Twitters, and Green Web Hosting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. million users. and Katya A. tools.

NpTech Tag Summary: Highlights from the NpDev and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. The summaries are released on cc 2.5

#Foundation Week Summary from a Netizen's Perspective

Tech Soup Blog

followed the action by reading blogs, watching videos, and especially following along on Twitter with the hashtag #foundationweek. read more. Tools

Lesson summary from the financial crisis.

Network-Centric Advocacy

This is an absolutely brilliant. Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change finally creates the right narrative that has driven the US economy into this mess. have been waiting to see how this would play out and which party might be able to build the right narrative that makes it clear. Deepak nails it. recommend the complete read.

NpTechTag Summary: Happy Thanksgiving and Geeky Gobble Gobble

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, for a quick summary of recent Second Life stats, see here. Happy Thanksgiving! And this year it may very well be virtual volunteering.

NpTechTag Summary: Connected Conversations, Live Blogging, and Other Great Finds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

photo of Lucy Bernholz live blogging during the Northern California Grantmakers Briefing. Photo in flickr from Community Technology Foundation.

NpTech Summary: Slow Wifi and Flickr Massage Edition

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As a result, I'm publishing a briefer than usual edition of the NpTech Tag Summary because I can only get to fast loading blogs and web sites. The summary: most big charities are based on direct mail. Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary. to do? And if you???re

Social Actions 2009 Year End Summary and Dashboard

Social Actions

Easy tweet: Social Actions 2009 Year End Summary and Dashboard: [link] , [link Tis the season for year-end wrap ups of all kinds.

Great Summary of Folksonomies and Museums Thread

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. Benjamin Franklin. RLG is a not-for-profit organization of over 150 research libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural memory institutions. The organization maintains a blog called " Hanging Together ," the name inspired by the Ben Franklin quote above.

Amazing summary based on the links and tweets and followers.

Network-Centric Advocacy

This looks like a very cool service that focuses on generating a "newspaper" from the links and stories in a twitter feed and from the feeds of those that follow a feed. It seems like it could have a great potential as a single update on a network of activitity. For groups working on issues this would work well if. a. can we even do that anymore?)

NpTech Summary: Advocacy 2.0, Sketchcastes, and NpTech in Different Languages

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Through TechSoup's Netsquared project, blogger Beth Kanter, was commissioned to write a weekly summary Ruby Sinreich's Advocacy 2.0 Presentation Slides on flickr Blog post here. NpTech Talk. The Socialmarkets Manifesto is here. There are many sparks for conversation about the points raised. " What do you think? Need some comic relief?