5 Cases for Building Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

In the annual State of the Sector Survey, Nonprofit Finance Fund reports that recovery of the US economy hasn’t addressed the systemic and perpetual funding challenges facing nonprofits (2015). There has long been a popular misconception—if a nonprofit has money, it must not need money.

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

Frogloop

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8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

What comes to mind when you think of nonprofit strategy? These “pain points” sometimes discourage nonprofits from dedicating resources to strategic planning. Every nonprofit needs strategy: it’s essential to making mindful choices.

3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

Connection Cafe

They don’t last very long compared to those of nonprofit organizations, but they raise and spend a tremendous amount of money—growing quickly from scratch into an immense, people-powered machine. Barack Obama’s 2008 effort was the first truly social media-heavy presidential campaign.

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Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The class of 27 students have been collecting pennies and donated $100 to Ohio Nature Education, a nonprofit offering environmental education programs, and secured $150 for the organization. When I was a kid, Lucy the Elephant , was in a state of disrepair.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more! Madison Nonprofit Day Conference.

President's Update: Summer 2008

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Well, I just got my first one out in 2008! Benetech Update: Summer 2008 I'm thrilled to be writing you this update, because this year is unusually exciting even by Benetech standards. Downloads, packaged with support, will cost $250 per user per year, discounted to $150 for nonprofits.

3 Nonprofits Aim to Better Connect with Donors

Connection Cafe

Whether big, small or mid-sized, nonprofits are looking for ways to better understand donors and focus their fundraising on creating opportunities for donors to support the particular causes and interests they care about. Fundraising is getting personal.

Advocating Nonprofit Advocacy: The Myth That 501(C)(3)s Can’t Engage in Advocacy

Connection Cafe

It is a common misconception amongst nonprofits today that advocacy brings a risk of losing nonprofit status, but this perception is pure myth. Only when lobbying activities become “substantial” does a possibility arise where your nonprofit status can be revoked. 2008).

One Thing Most Nonprofits Stink at (Donor Retention) and How You Can Change It in 2014

Connection Cafe

In 2013, Chuck Longfield was on a mission to shed light on the importance of donor retention in the nonprofit industry. Couple that with the rising cost of donor acquisition and you’ve got an incredibly difficult environment for fundraisers (and their nonprofits) to succeed.

Infographic: Online Giving And Nonprofits

TechImpact

The internet is the fastest growing avenue for nonprofit donations. The graphic, provided by Convio , compares the growth of online giving between the years of 2008 to 2010, these numbers have only grown over the past 3 years and are continuing to increase.

Webinar Presentation Tips for Nonprofits and Other Folks

Have Fun - Do Good

NTEN, Idealware, and TechSoup host webinars that will answer many of your burning nonprofit and technology questions! I'd like to see more nonprofits using webinars to engage supporters and potential supporters. I'm teaching my first webinar for a client in a couple weeks. Wahoo!

5 Good Nonprofit Infographics

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 5 Good Nonprofit Infographics Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on April 12th, 2011 Who doesn’t love a good infographic? Here are five good nonprofit infographics worth looking at. Nonprofit Economy NPQ’s Illustrated Nonprofit Economy explores the financing of the nonprofit sector.

Anticipate - Personalize - Integrate

NetWits

When I have the pleasure of talking with leaders in nonprofit organizations, two things come up again and again as critical to building a sustainable future: the need to achieve a broader and better view of their constituents; and the need to reach them in new and more meaningful ways. If we in the nonprofit community are going to succeed at reigniting the growth in these numbers, we are going to have to anticipate the needs of the next generation of donors.

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Top 10 blog posts of 2008

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Here’s the top 10 list for 2008: 1) Remember when 1 MB was alot ? I wrote this post back in 2005, and it is the most popular in 2008! 2) Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants on July 27th. Tags: opensource CRM Technology Zen Nonprofit Tech Linux CMS nptech It’s actually because someone included it in a Wikipedia Article (no, it wasn’t me.). Don’t know why this rose to the top, but the carnivals are fun to do. 3) No More Custom CMS.

2008 Tech Museum Awards Global Call for Nominations

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Here's the blurb from the nice people at the Tech Museum: Nomination Deadline: March 24, 2008 Nominations are being accepted for the 2008 Tech Museum Awards, an international Awards Program that honors innovators from around the world who are applying technology to benefit humanity.

My Top 16 tools of 2008

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

CiviCRM continues to mature, and is providing an interesting and important new model for nonprofit software development. This was the year that nonprofits discovered twitter, and the year I integrated twitter into my workflow. So what tools did you come to depend on in 2008? These span the range from tools I use every day or every week, to tools use more occasionally, but depend on. They also span the range of proprietary, SaaS, and Open Source.

Future Tense: January 4, 2008 Archives

AFP Blog

Future Tense: January 4, 2008 Archives: "Twin Cities Rise! is one of the Minnesota nonprofits that has applied to participate in the F1 Overnight Website Challenge - set to begin on March 1. The event will pair ten teams of Web developers with 10 Minnesota nonprofit organizations. Together, they'll work for about 24 hours to design brand new Websites.The Overnight Website challenge is sponsored.

25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on May 10th, 2011 The Chronicle of Philanthropy is not only a great publication, but they also publish some excellent research about online fundraising trends. For several years now they have gathered giving data from some of the largest nonprofit organizations.

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Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

Frogloop

According to a November 2011 study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project , 66% of adult Internet users are using a social networking site, up from 30% in 2008. Here are a few tips to help maximize your nonprofit’s social media strategy.

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

To be alerted of when new best practices are posted, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Finally, Google+ Entity Profiles will launch after the release of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits , so please consider this blog post a supplement to the book.

Social Media Fundraising, Obama and the 2012 Presidential Election

NetWits

President Barack Obama raised nearly $410 million dollars through individual contributions in 2008. … Online Fundraising Social Media event fundraising fundraising nonprofit social media Peer to Peer Fundraising social media for non profits Social Media for Nonprofits Social Media Strategy

Ice Bucket Challenge: Can Other Nonprofits Reproduce It?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Is success of the Ice Bucket Challenge a happy accident for ALS and the people who suffer from the disease or is the first example of the power of crowd charity? Can other nonprofits reproduce it? I chronicled some of these back in 2008.

Demo 2008: Good2Gether Uses Social Technology to Help Nonprofits | Epicenter from Wired.com

AFP Blog

Demo 2008: Good2Gether Uses Social Technology to Help Nonprofits | Epicenter from Wired.com: "Founder Gregory McHale came up with the idea for Good2Gether while looking up information on Hurricane Katrina. He thought that the newspaper reports detailing the chaos would be more useful if they included links to appropriate nonprofits who were working to solve the crisis.

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

NetWits

While nonprofits often deliver highly relevant content in direct mail appeals – based on giving history, interests and past actions – that approach isn’t always carried over to their email appeals. Ever buy something that’s “one size fits all?” Maybe a hat or pair of gloves?

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Write for NTEN Connect

NTEN

If you have an article you think would benefit the nonprofit tech community -- even if it's already been published (you did retain your rights, right?) -- send it to editor@nten.org by Monday, Nov.

Landing Page Optimization for Online Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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11 Types of Photos Nonprofits Should Post on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

My Return on Investment (ROI) from using Pinterest to promote Nonprofit Organizations is somewhere between minimal and better-than-expected, but using the site on a regular basis has fundamentally changed how I think about social media and the people who use it.

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Check the nonprofit pulse.

SocialFish

This is a mashup that tracks messages shared at Twitter ("tweets") by people working or related to the nonprofit area, worldwide. Potentially awesome Twitter-based mashup is here. Created by Eduardo Bejar @edobejar , it tracks what non-profit twitterers are talking about and what links they are sharing. Here's from the "what is this?" page : What is this? Why was it created?

Nonprofit Blogging Burning Questions and Answers

Have Fun - Do Good

Earlier in the month I taught a Nonprofit Blogging 101 workshop at the 2008 Making Media Connections Conference. Talk to other nonprofits whose blogs you respect. How to Start a Nonprofit Blog) Tag your posts in del.icio.us, ma.gnolia, etc. blog blogging nonprofit

Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Dreamforce 2008 post-mortem - back to the cheap seats

Judi Sohn

The best part of Dreamforce was the time I spent with Nonprofit peeps. There were over 500 of us at the conference, out of the nearly 5,000 nonprofits that I’m told are now using Salesforce (C3 was number 400something). I finally got to meet folks from the Nonprofit Salesforce NPSF Google group that I had gotten to know online, reconnected with friends from the Philadelphia and New York user group communities and with people I met at NTEN’s NTC last year.

A Short, Recent History of Nonprofit Website Design and Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit website design and online fundraising have dramatically changed in recent years due to the rapid rise of social media and mobile communications. World Wildlife Fund Website :: March 15, 2008. 5 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Prioritize the Mobile Web in 2013.

Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Must Prioritize the Mobile Web in 2014

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The Mobile Web is often discussed as a future trend that nonprofits have time to prepare for, but the reality is that by the end of 2014, the majority of your supporters and donors will be viewing your website, email communications, blogs, and social media content on smartphones and tablets.

Favorite Do-Good Books of 2008

Have Fun - Do Good

PhilanTopic included the book on its list of Best Philanthropy-Related Books of 2008. This was probably the book that moved me the most in 2008. What are some your favorite do-good books from 2008? books 2008 activist nonprofit

2008 Online Giving Trends

Robert Weiner

Blackbaud has released a summary of early results from its analysis of 2008 online giving trends. The results come from 2,000 nonprofits using Blackbaud’s online fundraising tools. Consistent with prior years, December online giving in the last month of 2008 quadrupled in size compared to prior months. They’ve found: Steady growth throughout the year.

Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014

Tech Soup Blog

We lead off with Amy Sample Ward who is the executive director of NTEN , the big membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. She is the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media , one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits.

Investing in the Infrastructure of Nonprofit Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

nonprofit sector is in many respects the envy of the world for its strength and diversity. " So wrote Cynthia Gibson, then of the Carnegie Corporation , and Nonprofit Quarterly Editor-in-Chief Ruth McCambridge in a 2008 special issue of that magazine dedicated to infrastructure.

HOW TO: Get Your Nonprofit Started on Pinterest

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Not relevant to the vast majority of nonprofits and (whew!) I haven’t been this hooked on a new social networking site since I first got on Twitter in June 2008, and based on recent data released by comScore and Hitwise, Pinterest traffic is soaring.