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2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report [INFOGRAPHIC]


Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge just released the fourth annual 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. Tweet It!]. Tweet It!].

6 Nonprofit Technology Takeaways and One Killer Find from #12NTC


It’s been a few days since I returned from the Nonprofit Technology Conference (#12NTC) hosted by NTEN in San Francisco, CA. 1) Email is Hot.

A Simple 6 Step Plan for Creating a Facebook Page that Works


In my last session as part of the Schools out for Summer Series I took a deep dive into how Schools can get the most out of Facebook. Go off campus.

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Why Content Marketing is the Key to Your Nonprofits Online Success


I read a blog post by Joe Pulizzi the other day. Up from roughly 50% in the previous year. What’s content marketing? Am I right? Simple as that.

Why the rise of mobile email might hurt nonprofits


As more people continue to check email on mobile devices, research has found mobile click-throughs are lacking.

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Google Shows Startups (and Nonprofits) How to Master SEO in 10 Minutes [VIDEO]


Google’s over 1 million computer servers in data centers around the world handle over 1 billion searches per day. That amounts to 7.2

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Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011


Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. It’s that time again. South by South West Interactive 2011 is upon us. Here’s the detail … ?Title: You coming?

19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts


If you’re looking for Fundraising Ideas you’ve come to the right place. 6 Specific Challenges Online Fundraisers Should Consider When Using Facebook.

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Pinterest for Nonprofits: 5 Tips for Raising Money with “Pins”


I just couldn’t see the business application. Really, Pinterest for Nonprofits ? Yet, where there is a will, there is a way. Pin a thank you page.

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Raise More By Avoiding “One Size Fits All” Email Appeals


Ever buy something that’s “one size fits all?” Maybe a hat or pair of gloves? It usually doesn’t work out so well. Including last year’s gift amount.

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The Secret to Achieving 3X Better Fundraising Results [INFOGRAPHIC]


Are you searching for ways to raise more money? Because Internet usage continues to skyrocket. Data storage and hardware is cheap. But ….

2011 Online Giving Trends and 5 Tactics Your Nonprofit Must Implement Today


We recently released the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. Online giving up 13% year-over-year *. 34.8%

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4 Quick Tips for an Engaging Nonprofit Website


In 3 seconds, you evaluate their overall look: Clothes, Hair, Smile, Approachability, Confidence and even hygiene. Then in an instant…. ….you

Scanning for Good: 5 Reasons QR Codes Are a Safe Option for Nonprofits


At last year’s Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits, Allison Nassour and I presented to a full room on the topic of QR codes.

What’s Mobile have to do with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events? Answer: 1.43%


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5 Content Marketing Success Stories Your Nonprofit Needs to Imitate


Yesterday we talked about the importance of content marketing for nonprofits. Hopefully you caught it. If not, go check it out. every 40 minutes.

The Multichannel Giving Paradox: Online Donors vs. Offline Donors


Download the full Internet & Multichannel Fundraising Report. Download Now! However, they also take more work to retain. Growing Your Donor Base.

2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report


This report continues to be the most significant analysis of online/offline giving trends based on actual data from nonprofits.

Top 12 Social Media Insights for Nonprofits in 2012


These insights were gleaned from over 3,500 respondents to a survey sent out by Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge. Nonprofits Own an Average of 2.1

Social Media Best Practices: 12 Tips for Making the Best of Any Social Site


Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? Twitter has more than 16 million users, and 42.3

Tell Us About Your Nonprofit Technology and Cloud Computing Needs


TechSoup Global wants to learn more about how nonprofits, libraries, foundations and all types of NGOs use traditional and cloud-based technology.

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Kill the Noise: How Prioritization on your Website Can Drive Action


Your website has a lot to say. At the very least, you would be confused. Are you giving that user task the loudest voice? • Is it always visible?

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39 Questions Your Nonprofit Can Answer with Facebook Insights


Subscribe to the RSS feed ›. This is a guest post by the one and only Nonprofit Facebook Guy – John Haydon (also a good buddy of mine).

The Power of Social Fundraising and Friends Asking Friends [INFOGRAPHIC]


Register for our Social Fundraising Newsletter and immediately get access to the full reports used to construct this INFOGRAPHIC.

7 Secrets to Increasing Online Fundraising Results and Wowing Donors


Download the report now! . The only vertical experiencing a decline from 2010 to 2011 was International Affairs organizations. Search engines?

Using Social Media Increases Fundraising by 40% [Study]


Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube? 42.3% Twitter has over 16 million users.

Fundraising Ideas to Reverse the Trend of Declining Email Response Rates


The much-anticipated 2013 eNonprofit Benchmark study was released last week. based national nonprofits in 2012. percent to 4.5 What’s to blame?

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How often are you sending bulk emails?


How often do you send out bilk email communications? Once a day? Twice a day? Three times a week? Every three months? Sending too much.

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8 Ways You’re Probably Not Thanking Your Donors


Nonprofits that effectively thank and regularly communicate with donors will have an easier time retaining them. Here's 8 ways to thank donors online. Email Marketing Interactive Online Fundraising Web Design email eMail marketing end of year giving fundraising internet online giving stewardship

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Creating a Development Army: The Next BIG Thing in Fundraising


As fundraisers we are always looking for new and innovative ways to increase donations. ” A Bit of a Historical Take. So what’s next?

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


Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Register Now ! Show them the love!

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Most nonprofit websites see a donation form abandonment rate of around 50% - 70%. Here's what you can do to improve this.

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One Email Tactic Nonprofits Need to Steal From Brand Marketers


Sending the right email message to the right constituent at the right time can be almost impossible to organize manually.

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6 Enewsletter Ideas to Help Retain Donors


While nonprofits are challenged with retaining donors, one overlooked cultivation tool may be the enewsletter.

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Nonprofit Email Design: 20 Tips for More Effective Emails


Email communications are a critical piece of every nonprofits engagement strategy. But how do you keep track of them? Email Design. Validate your code.

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How One Nonprofit Saved Thousands of Dogs Using Social Media


Social media is all the rage, but does it actually help create real change in the world? Drive Action. Enable User-Generated Content and Events.

How Online Fundraising, Gamification and Social Media Helped Raise over $2 Million Dollars in One Day


Most nonprofits need to raise money to survive. It’s a day-to-day fact of life. One-day fundraising events (i.e. 1,200 Participating nonprofits.

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Channel Surfing: A News Roundup

NetWits But why aren’t more organization’s doing it? It shows that where we fail to engage donors, we also fail to raise funds.

Boost Online Fundraising with Mid-Year Revenue Spikes


Download the report now! . Staggering, but not news. Key takeaway. For a large portion of the nonprofit sector December is a critical time of year.

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5 Web Reports Every Nonprofit Should Know


Probably no better an indication of my love for the knowledge waiting to be unmasked within this tool, is the (fun?) Google Analytics Dashboard.

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