An Analytics Consultant’s Recommendations for Fundraising During COVID-19

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Since the turn of the century, we have faced many societal and financial challenges to raising money for our organizations: September 11, 2001, the recession that began in 2007, and annual natural disasters that challenge the worldwide environment. As consultants, we give advice for a living.

Fundraising Survey Seeks to Help Charities Establish Fundraising Benchmarks :: PNNOnline ::

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Fundraising Survey Seeks to Help Charities Establish Fundraising Benchmarks :: PNNOnline ::: "Fundraising Survey Seeks to Help Charities Establish Fundraising Benchmarks Posted by: ljkujawski on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Topic Special Features U.S. nonprofit organizations are invited to participate in the next annual Fundraising Effectiveness Survey that will help charities measure their

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Fundraising Toolkit

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From TECH SOUPFundraising Toolkit: "Fundraising ToolkitSteps and resources for successful fundraisingEffective fundraising isn't a onetime event but an ongoing process. And, as with any process, it helps to break things up into manageable steps. Whether you're looking to fund your technology or use technology to raise funds, here are TechSoup's recommended steps to increasing the success of your

NPT Instant Fundraising

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NPT Instant Fundraising: "What? Nobles 'We are at a moment in time -- and I'm not saying we're clowns in a circus or anything -- that if it's not that we're jugglers, then it's that we're walking a tight rope,' said Harry Lynch, CEO of Sanky Communications, a fundraising and marketing firm for nonprofits.". You're Afraid Of Clowns? By Marla E.

Last minute tidbits

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Last minute tidbits December 20, 2007 This will be my last post of 2007 – I’m taking some days off from work and blogging, and won’t return until the beginning of the year.

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WebCPA | Sage Rolls Out New Fundraising Software

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WebCPA | Sage Rolls Out New Fundraising Software: "Sage Rolls Out New Fundraising SoftwareAustin, Texas (March 2, 2007) - Sage Software has unveiled the latest version of Sage Fundraising 100, its donor relationship management system for midsized and large nonprofit organizations."Tags:

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Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog-"New Study: The Wired Fundraiser

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New Study via Katya's Blog.Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog: "New Study: The Wired Fundraiser Posted by katya on Wed, October 24, 2007 Today Network for Good released a new study, “The Wired Fundraiser: How technology is making fundraising ‘good to go.’” It covers: What happens when people with a cause take it to cyberspace; why marketers and fundraisers like us should care; and what we should.

Live from Convio Summit 2007 - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Live From New York: 2007 DMA Nonprofit Federation Conference - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Sesame Workshop expands online fundraising efforts

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Sesame Workshop expands online fundraising efforts: "Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, is expanding its online fundraising efforts. Working with software provider Kintera Inc., San Diego, Sesame Workshop is seeking to better communicate and connect with donors online about the impact its organization is making on children worldwide, thereby driving.

Time to find a fundraising solution that can’t be bought

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Time to find a fundraising solution that can’t be bought August 6, 2007 Blackbaud , which is one of the big gorillas in the CRM/Fundraising space bought a littler guy, eTapestry. This third type of acquisition has been the hallmark of the acquisitions in the CRM/Fundraising space.

NPT Instant Fundraising-Convio Going Public

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NPT Instant Fundraising: "Convio Going Public By Mark Hrywna Six months after acquiring GetActive Software for $17.9 million, Convio, Inc. today filed documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to begin the process of becoming a public company. The number of shares to be sold and the price range for the proposed initial public offering (IPO) have not yet been determined but the

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GuideStar - News - Articles - The Future of Fundraising

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From Guidestar's August 07 NewsletterGuideStar - News - Articles - The Future of Fundraising: "The Future of FundraisingTechnology is changing so fast it has become almost impossible to keep up. Every year something new hits the market; whether it's the coolest gadget or the next version of a critical software application, nonprofits are not immune to the changing societal landscape. Technology.

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Wikipedia's Non-Profit Foundation Hits Fundraising Milestone -- Wikimedia -- InformationWeek

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Wikipedia's Non-Profit Foundation Hits Fundraising Milestone -- Wikimedia -- InformationWeek: "The Wikimedia Foundation has attracted 10,000 fundraising contributors in nine days. The foundation's annual fundraiser supports the nonprofit organization that runs Wikipedia. The group announced Thursday that its 10,000th donation came from someone in Finland who donated 10 Euros. The total amount

Tips for Integrating Channels to Strengthen Your Overall Fundraising : FundRaising Success

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Tips for Integrating Channels to Strengthen Your Overall Fundraising : FundRaising Success: "Tips for Integrating Channels to Strengthen Your Overall FundraisingBy Abny Santicola, editor, FS AdvisorMarch 26, 2007Online and offline fundraising approaches each have their place in an organization’s program, but also can be used to complement one another.A

Blogathon 2007: Raise Money for Your Favorite Cause with your Blog

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Starting Saturday, July 28th at 6 AM PST, 2007 Blogathon bloggers will post a new post every 30 minutes for 24 hours to raise money for their favorite cause. If you do decide to join the 2007 Blogathon, let folks know in the comments of this post. Image Credit: The 2007 Blogathon mascot, Meme the Sheep, was created by the Ryan Estrada. blogathon blogging fundraisingWho needs a walk-a-thon when you can join a Blogathon!

Is the Nonprofit Technology Conference 2007 on your list?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The 2007 NTC Conference is around the corner, well in April, but some discount pricing deadlines coming right up. I just read an excellent summary post by colleague Britt Bravo over at Blogher about virtual volunteering and thinking about all the "real time face-to-face" volunteers that support the Sharing Foundation and helped make our recent fundraising campaign successful.

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nfp 2.0 » The trends that will drive charities in 2007!

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0 2007 will be the year of the widget.

10 Best Practices for Netting and Keeping Donors : FundRaising Success

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10 Best Practices for Netting and Keeping Donors : FundRaising Success: "Attracting new donors is harder than keeping the ones you’ve got. But keeping the donors you have is easier said than done.The session “Be Your Donors’ Favorite Charity: 10 Tips to Keep Them Giving Again and Again” presented by Heather Burton, product marketing manager at Sage Software, on Monday at the AFP 44th

Facebook Applications: the Future of Fundraising? Probably not. » The Bivings Report

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Facebook Applications: the Future of Fundraising? The Bivings Report: "Facebook Applications: the Future of Fundraising? Probably not. » Probably not.Posted on June 18th, 2007By Erin Teeling in Social Networks, Social ResponsibilityWhen Facebook Platform launched at the end of May , the move was met with surprise and delight from online marketers and software developers who have been hoping for a.

Convio will join Kintera and Blackbaud as a publicly traded company

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Convio will join Kintera and Blackbaud as a publicly traded company September 1, 2007 You’ve probably heard the news, and I’m taking a break from my break to write about it.

LinkedIn suits up

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology LinkedIn suits up December 10, 2007 LinkedIn, the serious MBA wielding brother to the Facebook fratboy and the MySpace rockergrrl, is really putting on the suit now.

'Sector's Facebook' launched - Third Sector

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Sector's Facebook' launched - Third Sector: "Sector's Facebook' launched By Indira Das-Gupta, Third Sector Online, 7 December 2007 MyCharityPage, a new website billed as the sector's answer to Facebook, is being launched to enable charities to network with one another, engage supporters and fundraise more effectively.

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

The Zen of Nonprofit CRM

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology The Zen of Nonprofit CRM January 19, 2007 I was reading about the GetActive/Convio merger, and I have some thoughts about it… It is clear that the CRM/Fundraising space is getting interesting, first with the entry of Salesforce , and, now, the mergers of GetActive and Convio , and Blackbaud and Target.

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The Zen of Nonprofit CRM

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology The Zen of Nonprofit CRM January 19, 2007 I was reading about the GetActive/Convio merger, and I have some thoughts about it… It is clear that the CRM/Fundraising space is getting interesting, first with the entry of Salesforce , and, now, the mergers of GetActive and Convio , and Blackbaud and Target.

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What OpenSocial Means

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology What OpenSocial Means November 1, 2007 The buzz of the blogosphere is the announcement of Google’s OpenSocial. And I’m not entirely clear yet how many should be jumping on this bandwagon to either do fundraising or community-building.

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Facebook Ad Platform

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Facebook Ad Platform November 13, 2007 It always takes me a bit to digest new Web 2.0 The second part of Facebook’s advertising platform is likely not going to be used by nonprofits, for the most part, but is important to consider if Facebook is a part of your constitiuent-building or fundraising strategy.

Open Social Networks

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Open Social Networks November 5, 2007 As I’ve mentioned before, there has been a lot of thought and interest in the issue of opening up social networks, outside of what has been, until last week, totally closed silos.

Can You Crowdsource Your Next Big Fundraising Idea?

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Dell’s IdeaStorm launched in 2007 and since then, 23,000 ideas have been submitted and 550 have been implemented. With all this crowdsourcing at the corporate level, is it time for fundraisers to up their game? Not surprisingly, they also tend to be the best fundraisers.

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nfp 2.0 » A toast to fundraising with widgets!

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Skip navigation Recent Posts Natural blog cycle Buzz Director: the spacewalk metaphor Group fundraising primer When pictures speak a thousand words Another shout for a Netsquared Europe Communicating the soul of your non-profit My Fundraising 2.0

Kintera Connect

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Kintera Connect August 15, 2007 I listened in on the call with Kintera folks about their new platform, called Connect. I have become fascinated by the ways the CRM/Fundraising space is changing so rapidly.

Ballmer to demo Dynamics Live CRM at Convergence 2007 | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Pipes (1) Dynamics Live , Microsoft , eCRM , nptech Ballmer to demo Dynamics Live CRM at Convergence 2007 03.14.07 | 3138 No Comments [link] Ballmer+to+demo+Dynamics+Live+CRM+at+Convergence+2007 2007-03-14+17%3A20%3A56 Allan+Benamer It looks like Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer is going to demo Dynamics Live today at San Diego. Anyone know of anybody liveblogging the Convergence 2007 conference?

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants: Nonprofit Data Management

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants: Nonprofit Data Management March 12, 2007 As you know, nonprofit data management has been a really important issue for me for a long time. IDI’s Blogger Relations has some good ideas and resources on data management – they suggest, and I agree that it is critical to managing fundraising strategy.

Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants: Nonprofit Data Management

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants: Nonprofit Data Management March 12, 2007 As you know, nonprofit data management has been a really important issue for me for a long time. IDI’s Blogger Relations has some good ideas and resources on data management – they suggest, and I agree that it is critical to managing fundraising strategy.

Change.org Launches Fundraising Widget

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Change.org , the social network where users can find like-minded do-gooders based on shared issues that they want to change, or nonprofits that they support, has launched a fundraising widget (pictured left). widget fundraising social network nonprofit

Cultivate, Educate or Activate? Converting Subscribers to Donors - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Fundraising 2.0: In Italian

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At the workshop where Steve Bridger presented was Paolo Ferrara, communication and fundraising manager at Terre des hommes Italy and senior member of the. Italian Association of Fundraiser. In January, he started writing a blog about Internet fundraising ( [link].com

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"Viral Philanthropy Starts To Spread - Forward.com"

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"Viral Philanthropy Starts To Spread - Forward.com": "But at this point, the buzz surrounding viral philanthropy is greater than the substance, said Michael Nilsen, director of public affairs for the Association of Fundraising Professionals: “It’s one of those things that are being talked about a lot.”

How do we do make change if we keep doing things the same way?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

April 7, 2007 I had heard about this new journal a while ago, and it was sitting in some small corner of my brain, waiting for me to pay attention. Since Michael and the Gilbert Center did a lion share of the work, with his staff, and we at NTEN did not have the resources to pay him, I agreed to the license with the hope that we would continue the conversation and fundraising to make the Journal available to everyone, widely and free of charge.

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The NonProfit Times - "Open Source: The New NPO Tech Battlefield

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Online fundraising firm Convio acquired rival GetActive for almost $18 million on the same day. The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Open Source: The New NPO Tech Battlefield By Mark Hrywna The battle started with two major deals at the beginning of the year. Software giant Blackbaud bought Target Software and Target Analysis Group for $60 million.

American Cancer Society moves to Convio

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American Cancer Society moves to Convio: "The American Cancer Society has enlisted Convio’s online fundraising platform to support Relay for Life efforts. Convio’s integrated program will power Relay for Life Web sites, which participants use to solicit donations. The software will also lend itself to online communication between Relay for Life supporters

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