Successful Strategies for Distance Learning [CASE STUDY]

SocialFish

In 2008, APIC embarked on a journey as the “Pied Piper” of learning and discovered enormous opportunities as well as plenty of unexpected challenges. In 2008, we started with 20 programs and today we have over 100 webinars in our library. Case Study Social Learning

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

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Kids and Philanthropy: Teaching Your Children To Be Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And while video games like Zoo Tycoon or online games can teach them all sorts of skills that will need to be successful adults (and this has been validated recently by a MacArthur Foundation funded study ,) I was excited to discover this wonderful list of games for change.

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. We have just completed a new case study detailing our multi-year project with the TRC.

Case Study: Tools for Community Engagement

NTEN

By comparison, when Epic Change launched the original TweetsGiving in 2008 - when Stacey herself had far fewer followers & the Twitter ecosystem itself was exponentially smaller – the campaign generated over 3,000 tweets in just 48 hours. This overview is part of a larger case study on Epic Change's last campaign that we'll post later this summer. campaign case study Community community building justcoz Social Media technology tools Program

Maddie’s Must Reads for July – Social Media Edition

SocialFish

Disclosure: we helped create this and ASCE has been a SocialFish client since 2008. ]. Case Study Debunking the Hype Featured From the Trenches Implementation Useful Data

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

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2008 Online Giving Trends

Robert Weiner

Blackbaud has released a summary of early results from its analysis of 2008 online giving trends. Consistent with prior years, December online giving in the last month of 2008 quadrupled in size compared to prior months. The average online gift for the organizations studied increased to $248.82 The results come from 2,000 nonprofits using Blackbaud’s online fundraising tools. They’ve found: Steady growth throughout the year.

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

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How Are Your 2008 Activist Resolutions Going?

Have Fun - Do Good

We're half way through 2008, so I thought I'd share how mine are going, and check in on yours. Challenge for the rest of 2008: I'm feeling a bit discouraged about what feels like a lack of progress in the situation. Challenge for rest of 2008: I only have 6 more interviews for 2008.

M+R and NTEN CMS, Email, Fundraising Benchmarks Study - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Citizen Tech: Social Media in Disaster Response

Amy Sample Ward

The first example is Ushahidi – originally designed as a tool for mapping reports of violence in Kenya after the post-election unrest in 2008. Response : studies show that people expect a response on social media.

Care2 and NOAA Promote International Year of the Reef 2008 - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Fredericksburg.com - Nonprofits seek friends BY THE NUMBERS OTHER MEDIA CASE STUDY

AFP Blog

Fredericksburg.com - Nonprofits seek friends BY THE NUMBERS OTHER MEDIA CASE STUDY: "Nonprofit groups continue to struggle through tough economic times, when donations drop and need rises.Often, the first budget cuts come in the marketing department--which a nonprofit marketing expert calls shortsighted.But there is one marketing tool that requires few resources--social networking Web sites

So Easy, a Chicken Could Do It: frogloop 2008 Reader Survey - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Blog Action Day: Can One Person Make A Difference? Challenging Poverty With Social Media

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   Just study his YouTube Channel which has millions of views and lots of audience participation. Today is Blog Action Day where over 11,000 bloggers/sites around the world will publish, donate, or promote the issue of poverty. 

Digital Citizen 2008

Beaconfire Wire

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend ForeSee Results ‘ Digital Citizen 2008 Summit. One was a fun case study about the National Park Service web site (which I particularly enjoyed because the National Parks Conservation Association is a BF client ). I was only able to attend the first half of the event due to client meetings in the afternoon. One morning session was fairly sales-oriented.

The Impact of Connectivity in the Future: Everything Is Connected, Cows will Tweet

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Lela talked about how and why sound founded this enterprise in 2008 and their programs that are disrupting poverty. Books Research Studies With Dave Evans - Futurist At Cisco.

Catch us at the 2008 Bridge Conference | Beaconfire Wire

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Key Trends in Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Key Trends in Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on March 7th, 2011 Blackbaud has released two new groundbreaking research studies that reveal insights about peer-to-peer event fundraising. The first study is the “Peer-to-Peer Event Fundraising Consumer Survey&# which was developed by Blackbaud and the Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council.

What Cross-Platform Gaming is Doing for Books. and Can Do for Museums

Museum 2.0

It's an interesting discussion, but it's not what makes The 39 Clues and other projects like it worth studying. A few weeks ago, I learned about Scholastic Books' new series, The 39 Clues , which ties together a ten-book mystery with an online gaming environment.

The Future of Authority: Platform Power

Museum 2.0

There are some emerging case studies for this. I have a lot of conversations with people that go like this: Other person: "So, you think that museums should let visitors control the museum experience?" Me: "Sort of." Other person: "But doesn't that erode museums' authority?" Me: "No."

Using Google Analytics to Track a Nonprofit Website (Part 1) - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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HSUS YouTube User-Generated Video Competition Grows List - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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HSUS YouTube User-Generated Video Competition Grows List - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Sen. Kennedy and Sen. Hatch Introduce Serve America Act of 2008 at Service Nation Summit

Have Fun - Do Good

This morning at the Service Nation Summit , Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), represented by his niece, Caroline Kennedy, announced that they are introducing the Serve America Act of 2008.

Google AdWords for Nonprofits: 10 Tips About Keywords - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Getting It Right at the GEO Conference in Seattle

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last conducted in 2008, this study of primarily US foundations found that there was little to no change in the degree to which grantmakers incorporated practices deemed important to the success of grantees. Guest Post Research Studies

2008 Charitable Giving Exceeds $300 Billion

Connection Cafe

Fundraisers in the worst economic era since the Great Depression continue to struggle according to a study out this week from the Giving USA Foundation. While an estimated $307 billion dollars was given to charitable causes in 2008; total fundraising declined an inflation adjusted of 5.7% With an estimated two-thirds of charities experiencing a decrease in 2008 overall giving, I decided to take a look at how things are shaping up so far in 2009.

“Flipping your publishing model” in action

SocialFish

And the case study we looked at through the Virginia Associations of Realtors’ example ? The blog/newsletter strategy drives most of that, as you can see from the increase in blog traffic as a percentage of total site traffic for the last few years: 2008: 17%. Association Case StudiesRemember this post about how to flip your publishing model ? I just came across this great post from NTEN about how they did just that.

Best of Beth's Blog 2008: Finding The Top Ten Posts In Less Than Five MInutes!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social Media ROI Case Study Slam. One of the things I've been wanting to do for a while is review my blog content for the year and select the "Top 10" posts or the "best of" posts. Once a year in June, I do an overall benchmarking and ROI analysis of my blog using particular metrics. But, a top ten post would focus on the content itself - and also jump start some thinking that I need to do for a redesign of this blog.

My Birthday Cause: Free Geek!

Amy Sample Ward

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Visitor Studies Association Replaces Keynotes with Dialogue

Museum 2.0

But the Visitor Studies Association is taking some chances next month with their annual conference , and it’s got me experiencing a new emotion around convention halls: excitement. It’s not often I wake up and think: I wish I could go to another conference this summer. In Houston. In July.

First Twitter Fundraising Case Studies

See What's Out There

Tweetsgiving was one of the first Twitter campaigns designed to raise money. Built around Thanksgiving, the idea was for Twitterers to tweet (post) something they are grateful for, and at the same time post a link to Tweetsgiving where a donation could be made to build a classroom in Tanzania. The goal was $10,000. The highlights: * $11,021 raised from 364 donations. 15,830 Total Pageviews from 7,563 Unique Visitors in 101 different countries. over 100 press and blogger mentions. Not bad!

Tidbits

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Tidbits May 19, 2008 There are some really interesting tidbits of stuff out there. Here are a few: The blog at the Nonprofit Times, called “Don’t Tell the Donor&# has a very interesting entry on the flurry of benchmarking studies that came out recently. It takes aim at Convio’s recent benchmarking study.

NTC08: Social Media ROI Case Study Slam

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

| View | Upload your own. I'm beginning to post the slides and detailed notes from the session at NTC08 here on my blog and on my Social Media Metrics Wikispace. The introduction set the ground rules and offer these overview points to the what and why of social media ROI. What do we mean by metrics, measurement, and ROI? What are the challenges in measuring the success of social media? A lot of intangibles, but they're important. No standardized metrics for social media (yet).

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8 reactions to NTC 2008 | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

» 8 reactions to NTC 2008 Posted Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 at 9:44 am by Ali Cherry (11 posts) Last week, a whopping 10 Beaconfire employees headed down to New Orleans to learn about how nonprofits are using and can use online technology, and also to connect with others doing work like ours. One Response to “8 reactions to NTC 2008&# Jordan Viator Says: March 26th, 2008 at 11:44 am Thanks for the Convio call-out!

WeAreMedia Case Study: LoL Seals - An Awesome Example of Stakeholder Generated Content

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I put the call out for some case studies and Carie Lewis, the HSUS, Social Media Rock Star, took the time to share her story about the success and challenges of LOLseal s. Winning caption by Zelda - Westlake, OH.

Social Media Roadblock: An Interview with Wendy Harman, Red Cross - Social Media Strategy Case Study

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It was an echo campaign to complement a radio roadblock on Friday, September 19, 2008 when the NAB encouraged all radio stations to run a Red Cross PSA at 1 pm EDT.

Ask Idealware: Who's Using Salesforce? | Idealware

Idealware

By Laura Quinn , January 3, 2008 Don asks : Who is successfully using Salesforce as a CRM and communication tool? Salesforce has a great collection of case studies , as do many of their implementation partners, to give you an idea of how nonprofits are using the application.