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Four Trends to Follow at AFP’s 2017 International Fundraising Conference

Connection Cafe

This year’s AFP fundraising conference is all about disruption. How are the rules of philanthropy changing, and what does that mean for fundraisers and the supporters they’re accountable to?

How-To Video: Any Video is Better than No Video, Right?

SocialFish

I was part of a team that filmed a series of short how-to videos with 5:00 Films & Media as they prep for their first #MMCCon. I’ll be posting a few of the videos for you here in the run up to the conference – because these guys are awesome and they really know their stuff. Enjoy!

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[Tips for Nonprofits] The Art and Science of Persuasive Fundraising

Connection Cafe

A while ago, I read a book called Influence Science and Practice by Robert B. Cialdini. In this book Cialdini wrote about why he was always duped into buying Girl Scout cookies. Each year, he was persuaded to buy more boxes than the year before.

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The Great AMS Shakeup and what to do about it

SocialFish

With the current shakeup in the association technology space with the merger of Abila, YourMembership and Aptify , association executives are left to wonder what will happen to services and products–not to mention their long-term relationships with their existing AMS partners–as a result.

How To Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I recently taught several leadership development workshops at the Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership based on my new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

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How to Promote a Cause on Facebook

SocialFish

The integration of social media in marketing has changed the game forever. Pushing a more socialized agenda by allowing for greater user participation is doing wonders for cause promotion, in particular.

How To Focus When You Work in An Open Office Space

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , my co-author Aliza Sherman and I share a framework to think more broadly about creating a culture of wellbeing in the workplace.

Text-to-Give Fundraising: Making the Most Out of Mobile

NonProfit Hub

Mobile giving is on the rise , and there’s no platform more prevalent than text-to-give. As you can probably infer from its name, text-to-give software enables donors to make contributions by texting your nonprofit.

Introducing Abbott Square Part 7: How Getting Sued Ruined My Vacation and Taught Me about Stress

Museum 2.0

This is the seventh in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ( MAH )'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. My husband and I had just come back from a glorious four-day trek through the Pasayten wilderness in the fall of 2015.

4 Ways Data and Analytics Can Help Nonprofits Achieve Positive ROI

Connection Cafe

My recent paper, Remarkably Outstanding Implementation: The Foundation for Positive ROI with Target Analytics , is now available.

What is the best way to deliver professional development to nonprofit emerging leaders?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Flower Factor. Note: This guest post was published on the Packard Foundation OE Blog reflects what was learned from designing and delivering leadership development for emerging nonprofit leaders.

12 Must-Know Stats About Online Fundraising, Social Media, and Mobile Technology

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now into the second quarter of 2017, three themes are taking shape that the nonprofit sector should be aware of. First, online fundraising revenue is growing worldwide and it will continue to increase for years to come. The arc of success for digital fundraising has just begun.

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Introducing Abbott Square Part 6: Two Prioritization Techniques We Used to Negotiate a Great Lease

Museum 2.0

This is the sixth in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ( MAH )'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. Imagine this situation: you’re about to negotiate a long-term partnership for a massive expansion project.

4 Ways Smart Integrations Can Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

For many, the term “automation” conjures up images of Rosie from The Jetsons or computers coming to steal our jobs. In reality, automation just means integrating your cloud apps and is an efficient way to simplify complex tasks and business processes that would otherwise require tedious human effort.

How To Video Series: How Do I Know If My Video Is Any Good?

SocialFish

I was part of a team that filmed a series of short how-to videos with 5:00 Films & Media as they prep for their first #MMCCon. I’ll be posting a few of the videos for you here in the run up to the conference – because these guys are awesome and they really know their stuff. Enjoy!

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How To Avoid Becoming Addicted To Your Mobile Phone

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I have been reading Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter, a professor of marketing at NYU. The book is about our behavioral addictions to our smartphones, video games, social media, and email and how to break them.

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24 Must-Watch Webinars for Nonprofit Professionals

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's a handy list of the top free nonprofit webinars sorted into categories like marketing, finance, and fundraising

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Introducing Abbott Square Part 5: What a Board is For

Museum 2.0

This is the fifth in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ( MAH )'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz.

What’s Really Driving the Increase in Online Giving?

Connection Cafe

If you’re like most nonprofits and charitable organizations you’re seeing growth in online giving. How fast is your online giving growing? Maybe 25% or more? The latest figures from the Blackbaud Index for Canadian giving and U.S. giving both show that online giving continues to grow approximately 7% year over year, while overall giving remains relatively flat, growing only 1-3% per year. So what’s driving this increase in online giving ?

Latest Association & Nonprofit Jobs – April 12

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Online Interaction Tools To Engage Your Audience in the Room and Beyond

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This past month I’ve done several workshops where I experimented with different audience online interaction tools to engage people in the room as well as a remote audience tuning in through a live video stream. These were workshops at Cause Camp , Global Giving , and the Hartford Foundation.

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Succession Strategy: Mapping the Next Generation of Leadership

NonProfit Hub

I always find it a little funny when I hear someone say, “The future is now.”. My immediate thought tends to be, “ But what does that even mean?” Frankly, it sounds like somebody is trying to be a little too philosophical.

truth Uses Text Messages to Empower Young Activists to Take a Stand Against Cigarettes in Pharmacies

Mobile Commons

“Hey – It’s Cas! Need your opinion on something. In 2014, CVS stopped selling tobacco in its stores. Do you think that was the right move?” It was a simple text message, but it launched nationwide action.

[Guide for Nonprofits]: How to Engage Social Media Influencers to Extend Your Reach and Drive Action

Connection Cafe

Social media influencers aren’t elusive. They’re everywhere, especially in your email list. There’s a good chance you have hundreds, if not thousands, who would gladly share your campaign message with their social networks if you did one thing—asked them (and not in a wimpy “p.s.

Know Your Culture, Show Your Culture: The Authenticity Project #MMCon

SocialFish

Powerful video requires authenticity. Authenticity is rooted in alignment between your internal culture and your external communications. It’s not about being cool , but about being what’s core to you and your organization. And then, about being able to talk about it in a trustworthy way.

How to Protect Yourself from the New ISP Law

Tech Soup Blog

On April 3, 2017, President Trump signed into law a bill that compromises consumers ' Internet privacy. Take a look at what this means for you as an Internet user and how you can protect yourself from these new rules. What Is the New Law?

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Why Leaving Volunteer Management May Be the Best Thing for the Profession

Wild Apricot Blog

As a long-time volunteer manager, Elisa Kosarin has seen many colleagues move up and out of volunteer engagement, but she suggests not lament them. They’re the ones who will elevate the profession. volunteer management

7 Best Practices to Create a High-Traffic Campaign Website

NonProfit Hub

Recently, there’s been a notable uptick in the number of campaign websites being built and shared (likely due to something that happened last year ).

Hot Association and Nonprofit Social Media Jobs This Week – April 5

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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What We Learned at 17NTC: Day 2

Tech Soup Blog

We learned a lot at this year's Nonprofit Technology Conference — so much that one post couldn't contain it all! If you haven't already read our day 1 coverage , be sure to take a look. Visualizations Bring Good Data to Life.

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The One Thing Every Sponsor Wants (And Nobody is Doing)

Wild Apricot Blog

There is one thing that your sponsors want more than anything else and nobody is doing it. Sponsorship Expert Chris Baylis tells you what that thing is and how to do it. sponsorship

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Advance Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy to the Next Level

Frogloop

We have some exciting news for you. Care2, hjc, NTEN, and Resource Alliance have just released the 2017 Digital Outlook Report. The report contains data collected from 530 nonprofit professionals in more than 20 countries.

Using Nonprofit Data to Find Your Next Major Donor

Connection Cafe

Relationship building with donors is an art. But we also know that there is a science to donor segmentation and the use of analytics.

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Hot Association Jobs This Week – April 19

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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