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Nonprofit Blogging: Goals, Strategy and Tactics to Crush it


A post by Chris Brogan on “ Strategic Blogging and Some Tactics to Nail It ” for business got me thinking about how nonprofits could benefit from a full fledged blogging strategy. A well implemented blog with a solid strategy behind it can be an incredible tool to help you connect with supporters on the web.

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4 Keys to Building a Successful Nonprofit Web Site


It’s been an exciting endeavor and given us a lot of insight into using social media for nonprofits and fundraising! We recently launched a new blog here at Blackbaud Internet Solutions. Our main goal is to help you learn how to leverage our technology and the tools that make up social media.

Tips to Strengthen Your Email Campaigns


Our own Allison Van Diest had the opportunity to lead a session at the DMA Nonprofit Federation's 2009 New York Nonprofit Conference entitled "The Right Message: Making the Most of E-mail Marketing in a Down Economy" where she shared best practices for creating strong email positioning and message architecture

Active, Advanced or Averse - Nonprofit Change & Social Media

Connection Cafe

Beth followed up on this with “ Seth Godin’s post on nonprofits: Deer in the Headlights ?” Author: Jordan Viator.

Nonprofits and Social Media: Seth Godin, Beth Kanter and The Chronicle of Philanthropy All Chime In


Godin says that nonprofits are resistant to change and slow to adopt social media as well as the free online tools available to them. Do you know who Seth Godin is? If not, make sure to check out his blog and what Wikipedia has to say about him. You might be thinking to your self, “Why is Frank asking me this?” I’d love to hear from you.

We Need Facebook (?)


I tend to hear this question a lot these days - nonprofits are looking for ways to effectively utilize Facebook (If this sounds familiar, be sure to check out Raheel Gauba’s piece on getting started with Facebook ). And why not?

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Volunteering: Making the Connection

Connection Cafe

Going out and volunteering my time with a nonprofit gives me the opportunity to live a day in their shoes and see life from their perspective.

A Challenging Economy = More Donations


Nonprofits have a unique advantage in a bad economy: People VOLUNTEER their time to help these organizations further their cause. No other area of business has that unique strength, and that is the focal point of creative fundraising. There is another old adage that we might want to consider: “Time is Money” – so do Volunteers = Donations?

Best Campaigns of 2009


In 2009 their campaigns made me laugh or helped me channel my frustration over injustices into action. The result?

2009 NTC Preview: Laura Quinn on Open Source Content Management


Ask anyone in the nonprofit technology community about Content Management Systems, and they're likely to mention one of the following: Drupal. If there's one thing I've learned in my 6+ years at NTEN, it's that people love to hate their web sites. Joomla. Plone. We like them because they're free.

2009 NTC Preview: Dahna Goldstein and Bev Magda on Managing Change


Dahna Goldstein Bev Magda I used to do technology consulting with nonprofits, and I found that the work was about 10% technology, 90% psychology. Of course, knowing that isn't enough: Anyone who's engaged in implementing technology projects at nonprofits needs a whole slew of tools to help navigate the change management waters.

Present with me at the NTC!

Connection Cafe

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. I've been asked to lead a session at this year's NTC conference in San Francisco (April 26-28). getting it done". So that's what I hope to deliver.

10 Tips for Managing Social Media Burnout

Nonprofit Tech for Good

My chosen profession requires complete dedication to social media and not everyone is as extreme as I was/am, but as social media continues to penetrate the nonprofit sector, more and more nonprofit staff and interns will experience social media burnout. It’s the one profile where I can be myself… not a Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've also been looking at examples from the corporate sector like the POST method from Forrester and thinking about adaptions for nonprofit.

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2011 Online Giving Trends and 5 Tactics Your Nonprofit Must Implement Today


We recently released the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. Online giving up 13% year-over-year *.

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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.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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. What issues are important to you? Please RT!

Top 4 Online Fundraising Tactics Your Nonprofit Can’t Live Without


With that in mind, here are four online fundraising tactics that every nonprofit should have in place. Download the report now! . Imitate them.

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Is your Nonprofit too Social Media Dependent?


What would happen to your nonprofit’s outreach work if Facebook or Twitter shut down? Since you don’t own the data, you wouldn’t be able to salvage it. With all the buzz of the Web 2.0 You can do this via petitions, fundraising appeals, polls, etc. If you do, please let me know in the comments section. Here’s why.

Are Nonprofits Raising Money Via Social Networks?


Are nonprofits raising any money on social networks? Facebook is the most popular commercial social network for nonprofits.

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


Let’s get down to my top 10 list of things every nonprofit should know about social media and online communications. All great questions!

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2009 Nonprofit Tagline Awards

Amy Sample Ward

Your nonprofit or foundation could be one of this year’s Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Award winners! It’s one of your most effective marketing tools, but the 2008 survey showed that 72% of nonprofit organizations don’t have a tagline or rate theirs as performing poorly. Enter today.

2009 NTC Preview: Dottie Hodges and Stephen Love on Website Usability


Jakob Nielson released a study last week suggesting that nonprofits are leaving half of their potential online donations on the table because of simple usability issues. You don't have to be a die-hard Nielson fan to know that usability -- the ease with which your stakeholders can find what they need -- is an issue for most nonprofits. .

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

Net2 Think Tank: January’s Predictions for 2009

Amy Sample Ward

2009 Web Predictions , by ReadWriteWeb. Top Internet Predictions for 2009 , by Social Computing Magazine. Happy New Year, everyone!

Time Management Tips for Nonprofit Techies and Social Media Strategists

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Using Social Networking to build your YMCA career View more presentations from steveheye. Lots of great stuff here! Use of YMCA equipment. links.

10 Things Every Nonprofit Should Know About Social Media and Online Communications


Let’s get down to my top 10 list of things every nonprofit should know about social media and online communications. Nonprofit Benchmark Studies Online Marketing Social Networking Trends Web 2.0All great questions! Agreed! Enewsletters Still Work Enewsletters are still a valuable form of communications for most organizations.

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Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Enjoyed my day in Berkeley yesterday at the Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp 2009. I took a lot of pictures, but not that many turned out.

January Net2 Think Tank: Predictions for 2009

Amy Sample Ward

This month’s Net2 Think Tank question was, “What do you think will be the big changes, new technologies, hot applications, or successful campaigns of 2009?” Take a look at the posts below—many great conversation starters to get you thinking and buzzing about what 2009 will bring. Tags: community 2009 net2 net2thinktank

Overhead: Time to Pull Our Heads Out of the Sand?

Connection Cafe

Some say it’s the wrong measure of a nonprofit organization’s success; others say it is the gold standard for measuring worthiness for support.

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Need Some Inspiration To Video Blog? Look no further.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is the camera that many nonprofits are using to tell their story because they're easy to use and inexpensive (they product giveaway program too).

Scanning for Good: 5 Reasons QR Codes Are a Safe Option for Nonprofits


At last year’s Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits, Allison Nassour and I presented to a full room on the topic of QR codes.

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.

2009 eCampaigning Review Released

Amy Sample Ward

I also referenced the report in my latest presentation slides about social media use by individuals in nonprofit organizations.). As I announced recently , Advocacy Online and Fairsay have jointly produced a benchmark report to examine key e-campaigning performance measures. Report Highlights. This is bad news! Download Reports.

2009 Member Appreciation: Daily Member Prize Winner for 11/17


Tags: member appreciation nonprofit technology NTEN second life

2009 GreatNonprofits Youth Thrive Awards

Amy Sample Ward

The 2009 GreatNonprofits Youth Thrive Awards will recognize the top-rated youth-focused nonprofits. The contest asks clients, donors, volunteers, and board members to write reviews of these nonprofits. This will help highly-rated nonprofits attract more support and volunteers.”. Contest Deadline: September 30th.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This week I had an amazing private email thread with someone who works as a development professional at a well-established nonprofit institution.

Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems

Robert Weiner

It includes a high-level overview of common features, comparisons and summaries of the systems they reviewed, recommendations for which systems might be suited to a variety of nonprofit scenarios, and a directory of consultants who can help you select a database. The guide is available for free here. read more.

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

Amy Sample Ward

2009 will, undoubtedly, bring us more to fill the social media bucket, new places to explore, tools to try, and things to consider. In 2009, I’d like to see groups recognizing the power of social media tools to create sustainable social learning spaces. But that’s it. Why is this our pattern?

2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference: Social Media for Nonprofits

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From Marc Pitman2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference: Social Media for Nonprofits: "2009 Nonprofit Technology ConferenceApril 28th, 2009 · No CommentsThis is the time of year when all the nonprofit geeks gather at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference and when the rest of us who feel techincally savvy realize we’re probably just geek-wannabes