Getting Started With Event Fundraising in 5 Quick Steps

NetWits

Register for our monthly Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. According to the Run Walk Ride fundraising council “The top thirty “thon” or event fundraising programs generated $1.65 million or 1.74% from 2009 levels”.

Using the Social Web to Make Local Impact

NetWits

Friday, October 2, 2009, is LIVE STRONG Day. As part of the LIVESTRONG Action campaign the LIVE STRONG day is focused on unifying people from all around the world through local events and activities that celebrate cancer survivorship. It’s also designed to generate awareness and foster support so the world can be freed from cancer.

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Facebook Launches New API

NetWits

If you're a frequent facebook user like myself, you are all to familiar with the event stream on your homepage when you log in. Up until yesterday this event stream was only available on your facebook homepage accessible either via the facebook website on your browser or through apps created by facebook for the iPhone, Windows Mobile, Android and other mobile platforms

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Free Live Interactive Event: Future of Fundraising

Tech Soup Blog

In the TechSoup premiere our new #NPLive interactive series of video events, join us to discuss The Future of Fundraising online in the social media matrix on Tuesday, May 24 at 11 a.m. Event Fundraising Online Activism Online Fundraising Social Networking social media

Best Campaigns of 2009

Frogloop

In 2009 their campaigns made me laugh or helped me channel my frustration over injustices into action. Here’s my list of the best websites and online campaigns from 2009. In 2009, Charity:Water raised over $650K via social media, said Scott Harrison back in late September.

Greater Washington Give to the Max Day Training Event

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The training event, which will be live streamed starting at 9:00 am , will feature fundraising and social media gurus Katya Andresen, Danielle Brigida, Tracy Equality Viselli, Jocelyn Harmon and more. and one of the most highly anticipated cultural events in the nation.

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10 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I tend to lose more followers, fans and friends on weekends than during the week, and my stats show that there is very little ROI [Return on Investment] in terms of traffic, e-mail newsletter and mobile subscribers, event sign ups, etc. Six months ago I came pretty close to complete social media burnout. I was running over 20 social networking profiles, logging in seven days a week, and at minimum pulling 60-hour work weeks.

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Remember, social media can also be used to connect people to offline actions and events. What is your original, measurable objective (e.g., # of event attendees or petitions signed)?

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2009 e-campaigning Benchmark Report: Event & Webinar

Amy Sample Ward

I’ll be heading to the in-person event to hear about the 2009 report, case studies, and more. The in-person event is being hosted at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in central London on October 13th 2009. The event will start at 4:00pm (BST) with registration and coffee, followed by a presentation of the report’s key findings starting at 4:30pm. Learn more about the event and register here!

Google Media = Nonprofit Grants, Blogs, Video and Maps Galore

Connection Cafe

Promote events. The first full day of NTC 09 kicked off with a special dance (mad props to @ntenhross ), a great keynote and a session full of Google representatives spreading the (free!) tech love to the nptech community.

The New Wave of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Connection Cafe

In the past, these campaigns were built largely around structured events like charity walks and bike rides. Two others—Memorial Sloan-Kettering CancerTM Center’s Cycle for Survival and the bicycling event Pelotonia— are so new that they didn’t even exist 10 years ago.

Present with me at the NTC!

Connection Cafe

Having attending 6 or 7 now it's definitely an event I look forward to and highly recommend. I've been asked to lead a session at this year's NTC conference in San Francisco (April 26-28). I'm honored to contribute because the NTC ( NTEN's annual get together) is the conference to attend for anyone working in the technology field for nonprofits. If your organization is pinching pennies these days but you'd like to go, check out the scholarship program to help send qualified 501c3 staff.

5 Steps to a Successful Social Media Strategy

Amy Sample Ward

The best way to approach this is to create feedback opportunities that are “evergreen&# or always available, like a contact form or address, a public forum, or commenting; and opportunities that are “seasonal&# or based specifically on an event, idea, opportunity, etc.

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Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Enjoyed my day in Berkeley yesterday at the Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009. Announcing All For Good was a big piece of the event, of course. They had more than 1000 folks show up to talk about service, nonprofits and social action.

What are the most effective ways Nonprofits/Foundations can use Twitter #hashtags?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nonprofit Use #1: Events and Conferences Since those early days, hashtags have been used in different ways by nonprofits. One of the most frequent applications has been to use them at events and conferences. Photo by Mansikka. What is a #HashTag? A hashtag is this symbol: #.

HOW TO: Use Twitter Lists to Promote Nonprofits and Causes You Care About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If you work at a nonprofit, make sure you create some Lists [Campaigns, Events, Donors, Volunteers, Chapters, Allies, etc.] Twitter’s new Lists are a great way to organize your followers, and with a little intention and a dose of good will, Twitter Lists can also be used to promote your favorite nonprofits and the causes you care about. Here’s how: 1) Create a “Favorite Nonprofits&# List. Lists can say a lot about your character and what’s important to you.

Blogging a crisis: reflecting on some lessons learned

Steve Bridger

A big part of being prepared for future storms (or for that matter, any ‘crisis’ event) is to establish – in advance – the best way to inform people what is happening. This is a story of a blog.

10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

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)

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Supporting Independent Event Fundraisers Using Online Tools - LIVESTRONG Day 2009

NetWits

As an extension to Frank’s post on LIVE STRONG Day , I’d like to discuss another aspect of Lance Armstrong Foundation’s grassroots efforts. Over the past few years, LAF has cultivated a successful program for independent fundraisers called Grassroots Fundraising. This program has become an important extension of the LIVE STRONG Day program

2009 eCampaigning Review Released

Amy Sample Ward

The report was launched this last week at an event in London (and via webcast). As I announced recently , Advocacy Online and Fairsay have jointly produced a benchmark report to examine key e-campaigning performance measures. The benchmark data is derived from the activity of over 2 million supporters from 50 campaigning organisations in the UK, Canada, and several other countries.

The State of Online Fundraising

NTEN

Nonprofits that use online friends asking friends or peer-to-peer fundraising programs usually see spikes around these events during the year. Blackbaud studied 1,274 nonprofits to compare their online fundraising results for the first six months of 2008 to the same period of 2009. The 2009 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study , authored by M+R Strategic Services and NTEN , surveyed 32 nonprofit organizations and found an average gift size of $71. Steve MacLaughlin, Blackbaud.

New SSIR Post: Will 2009 Bring Social Learning Spaces to Life?

Amy Sample Ward

When I talk with organizations about how they are using social media tools to engage online, whether they’ve already started or not, I find that the most common approach is to set up that Facebook group, add a blog to the website, or even set up a wiki for an event. If your organization has an offline, real world event for volunteers, be sure to have digital cameras and video cameras available if possible for people to capture ideas and take-aways from conversations.

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change

AFP Blog

Blog Action Day 2009: Climate Change: "Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day on their own blogs with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day 2009 will be the largest-ever social change event on the web.

Raise Money on Facebook: Four Strategies You Need to Know About

NTEN

As of September 2009, scores of Facebook applications have been developed to support the nonprofit sector in one way. Over $5 million has been raised in 2009 alone. In April 2009, the Washington Post published a critique of Facebook Causes on the basis that it wasn't an effective tool for raising money. The author updated this article in September 2009 as part of Mozilla Service Week. Peter Deitz, Social Actions.

TechSoup Digital Storytelling Event

AFP Blog

TechSoup Digital Storytelling Event: "Every organization has a story to tell. Even with limited resources, time, or skills, your nonprofit can tell a compelling story that captures the importance and impact of your cause — and we've got an event that will show you how! But yours doesn't have to be a bland, corporate-sounding video or canned sound bite.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: May 12, 2009

Amy Sample Ward

On May 12, 2009 the second annual Women Who Tech TeleSummit (held via phone and web) will bring together hundreds of women from across the US and abroad in the non-profit, political and business world for an incredible lineup of thought provoking panels featuring technology change makers such as Joan Blades of MoveOn and Moms Rising, Allison Fine of techPresident, Lynne D Johnson of Fast Company, Charlene Li, Holly Ross of NTEN, Rashmi Sinha of Slide Share, Lisa Stone of BlogHer and more.

Chain Reaction 2009: the Social by Social game

Amy Sample Ward

Last year, innovators and changemakers gathered for a two-day event in London to learn, share, and collaborate to make a better world. We provide spaces – at ‘real life events’ and on line – in which people can collaborate with others across the boundaries that divide us and commit their energy to new ideas and new ways of working that will change the world. The next NFPTweetUp will take place in the evening after the main Chain Reaction event.

Chain Reaction 2009: the Social by Social game

Amy Sample Ward

Last year, innovators and changemakers gathered for a two-day event in London to learn, share, and collaborate to make a better world. We provide spaces - at ‘real life events’ and on line - in which people can collaborate with others across the boundaries that divide us and commit their energy to new ideas and new ways of working that will change the world. The next NFPTweetUp will take place in the evening after the main Chain Reaction event.

Share your best post in the Net2 Think Tank

Amy Sample Ward

As a way to hold on a bit longer to 2009, this Net2 Think Tank asks for your best blog post from the year. Share your best blog post from 2009 one more time! Tags: blogging events 2009 net2 think tank net2thinktank netsquared roundup

2011 Online Giving Trends

NetWits

Every nonprofit sector in the analysis has had double-digit online fundraising growth since 2009. Internet #nptech event fundraising internet Non-ProfitBlackbaud released its 2011 Online Giving report today.

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Blog for Choice Day 2009

Connection Cafe

Today is Blog for Choice Day 2009 , an event organized by NARAL Pro-Choice America. This is the fourth annual such event and is meant to organize pro-choice bloggers to write about choice, raise the profile of reproductive rights, and educate their readers about the issue.

Guest Post by Gaurav Mishra: The 4Cs Social Media Framework

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Collective action can take the form of signing online petitions, fundraising, tele-calling, or organizing an offline protest or event. Other initiatives, like Vote Report India or the Pink Chaddi Campaign , start off with a strong focus on Collaboration around a specific event.

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10 Tips for Online Challenge Event Fundraising

NetWits

At October's Blackbaud UK Relationship Management conference, I discussed Challenge Event Fundraising and the best ways to get the most out of these events. The average UK gift is around £10 (Source CAF) with the average Challenge Event gifts around the £34 mark (Source Justgiving/Bmycharity) so events like this are a pretty effective means of fundraising. So why is the average Blackbaud gift for this stuff in the UK sitting at £69 for 2009?

2009 Nonprofit Video Awards: “Everyone’s Doing It”

Amy Sample Ward

Prizes will be awarded to the winning entries at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in San Francisco on April 26-28, 2009. Deadline for submissions is March 26, 2009. Vlogs : series of “video blog&# entries about an organization, issue, or event. Tags: video nten 09ntc events ntc It’s time again for the Nonprofit Video Awards from DoGooderTV , sponosored by NTEN & See3 Communications.

NetWits Know-How Event Fundraising Webinar Series

NetWits

Blackbaud is offering a free online event fundraising web seminar series from Dec. 14 to 18 to help nonprofits run successful online events. Topics will include: online event planning, converting offline support into online support, promoting events with email, using social media to broaden event reach, and analyzing event data, results, and impact

Case Study: Providing Event Attendees with Wireless Internet via Mobile Broadband

NTEN

We began with a Verizon MiFi 2200 at our registration desk in 2009, and expanded to a trial Free WiFi Zone powered by Clear Spots in 2010. and the MiFi 4510L was about on par – a couple of resets were needed through the course of the event.

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Allen Gunn: Netsquared 2009: Making the Virtual Proximal

AFP Blog

Allen Gunn: Netsquared 2009: Making the Virtual Proximal: "As someone who organizes nonprofit technology events for a living, I spend a lot of time reflecting on what role live convenings should play in this ever-more virtually networked world.

Silos Culture Inside the Walls of Nonprofits Prevent Effective Social Media Use

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Not long ago, I created a minor stir by advocating that our voluntary young professionals group (host of several fundraising events and a responsibility in my job description) immediately start using Facebook, including the step of inviting current institution members to join a Facebook group.

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Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

Earlier this week, I had the terrific opportunity to participate on a panel at the US launch event for “Philanthropy and Social Media”, a whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy and The Indigo Trust. events future philanthropy

Matching Gifts Best Practices 2009

Robert Weiner

SupportingAdvancement.com has published the results of their 2009 survey on how nonprofits are handling corporate matching gifts --their fourth such survey. Over 60% of respondents reported raising over $20,000 in matching gift income in 2009. The responses came primarily from academic institutions, but also included significant numbers from healthcare, religious, and social service organizations.