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5 Cases for Building Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

More than half of nonprofits report having 3 months or less of cash-on-hand and 12% had less than 1 month of cash-on-hand.

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3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

Connection Cafe

It should come as no surprise then that the political campaigns often influence nonprofit best practices as well. Lesson Two: Social Networking.

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8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

What comes to mind when you think of nonprofit strategy? Every nonprofit needs strategy: it’s essential to making mindful choices.

What Nonprofits Can Learn From Political Campaigns About Harnessing Smart Data

Connection Cafe

In my last post, we talked about the campaign fundraising innovations that are repurposed by nonprofit organizations. Lesson #4: Hints at 2016.

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How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

Connection Cafe

Additionally, there is often a demand on advocacy’s return on investment (ROI) by nonprofit boards, donors, and CEOs. 2008). New donors.

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.

4 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Use SharePoint


Here are a few reasons why your nonprofit should consider making a switch to SharePoint according to John Stover from

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


We've scoured the nonprofit-sphere for high-quality conferences, both large and small, broad and specialized, here in the U.S. Name (a-z).

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. Superb content. Marc A.

President's Update: Summer 2008

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Well, I just got my first one out in 2008! As many folks know, I try to send out quarterly updates on what's new at Benetech. students.

Infographic: Online Giving And Nonprofits


The internet is the fastest growing avenue for nonprofit donations. In fact: Online donations rose by 14% between 2011 and 2012.

5 Good Nonprofit Infographics

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us 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. All Rights Reserved

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! Wahoo! for ideas.

Anticipate - Personalize - Integrate


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. Anticipate. Personalize. Integrate. will all follow suit.

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 3) No More Custom CMS. 4) Blackbaud Buys Kintera.

2008 Tech Museum Awards Global Call for Nominations

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

25 Laureates will be honored at a Gala event on November 12, 2008 and five Laureates will share a cash prize of $250,000.

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? Open Source Tools. WordPress. Drupal. Songbird.

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.

25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us 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.

Social Media Tips for Nonprofits


Here are a few tips to help maximize your nonprofit’s social media strategy. Keep Your Audience Engaged.

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 Google Products for Nonprofit Organizations.

Social Media Fundraising, Obama and the 2012 Presidential Election


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

” Why not “crowd nonprofits” that share program delivery, administration, and fundraising. My answer: yes and no. million.

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


MailerMailer’s 2010 Email Marketing Metrics Report, MarketingSherpa “Email Marketing Benchmark Guide” 2008. Maybe a hat or pair of gloves?

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

AFP Blog

Demo 2008: Good2Gether Uses Social Technology to Help Nonprofits | Epicenter from "Founder Gregory McHale came up with the idea for Good2Gether while looking up information on Hurricane Katrina. He created a widget which.

Write for NTEN Connect


That's probably a long-term worry. We're also accepting links to interesting things for our "Things We Like" and "How-To" sections.

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


Donordigital and Amnesty wanted to test the concepts against nonprofit landing pages, so they worked with Optimost to perform sophisticated tests.

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


Donordigital and Amnesty wanted to test the concepts against nonprofit landing pages, so they worked with Optimost to perform sophisticated tests.

11 Types of Photos Nonprofits Should Post on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Photos with Your Nonprofit’s Logo or Avatar. Related Links: Webinar: YouTube, Flickr and Pinterest for Nonprofits. Infographics.

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Check the nonprofit pulse.


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?"

Welcome to the New Age of Accountability in Grant Management

Connection Cafe

In 2008, the US economy was languishing in the Great Recession. The grant world has changed. What Changed: Focus on Performance Management.

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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. blog blogging nonprofi

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


Online Advocacy , Technology , Trends Reader Comments (2) Thank you for sharing the success of these nonprofits with your community.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

World Wildlife Fund Website :: March 15, 2008. That said, the volume of content on their home page is much higher than it was in 2008.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

One trillion text messages sent globally in 2008. In truth, the Mobile Web is already here. The Mobile Web will rule by 2014.

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). Tuesday night, the Foundation hosted a nonprofit networking event at the Starlight Room. Wha…?&#

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.

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. Nonprofits and foundations have accomplished a lot.

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. in December.

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.