4 Keys to Building a Successful Nonprofit Web Site

NetWits

It’s been an exciting endeavor and given us a lot of insight into using social media for nonprofits and fundraising! Our main goal is to help you learn how to leverage our technology and the tools that make up social media. We recently launched a new blog here at Blackbaud Internet Solutions. With that in mind I’d like to share 4 Keys to Building a Successful Web Site based on similar tactics we’ve deployed on this blog

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.

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Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Technology and Community: Strategic Options for Movement Building. But there are very few technology resources at our disposal today that are working with the organizations and communities that use them to ensure they are building to our needs.

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Active, Advanced or Averse - Nonprofit Change & Social Media

Connection Cafe

The crux of his post: nonprofit organizations haven’t bothered to “to show up in a big way” in new marketing and communications efforts – namely social media from fear of change. link] ” via @ sharestrength (a nonprofit I might add). Author: Jordan Viator.

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

Connection Cafe

I must say, I was thrilled to see such a huge, powerful technology coming to not only support but evangelize their myriad programs offered at no cost to nonprofit organizations. The session covered four different programs Google offers at no cost to the nonprofit community.

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

NTEN

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.

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Socially enabling your mission – how nonprofits can benefit from online communities

Connection Cafe

It was clear from the webinar that the natural progression of online technology and the best practices has progressed greatly over the past 18-24 months and that the nonprofit community has more opportunity than ever to recruit new supporters, raise more money and empower constituents to take action using social media like online communities. 1% of nonprofit community users are super users and contributors.

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. The Nonprofit Technology community has used a special tag, nptech, created by Marnie Webb in 2004. Photo by Mansikka. What is a #HashTag?

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. Beth Kanter, “ Ten Free Resources for Social Media Audience Research for Nonprofits.

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A Very Brief Primer: Measuring the Return on Investment of Nonprofit Technology

NTEN

ROI -- or Return on Investment -- is a pre- and/or post-evaluation process and analysis of three factors: benefits, costs, and value of a specific technology purchase over time. ROI can help your organization avoid a technology purchase that is a huge mistake or avoid not investing in a technology that could return many dividends. While an ROI process will involve some data collection, it should not take you more time to implement than the technology project itself.

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13 of the Best Nonprofit Videos from the Last 13 Years

Nonprofit Tech for Good

YouTube launched almost 13 years ago on February 14, 2005 and you got to give credit to the early adopter nonprofits active on YouTube in its early years. The videos below are a snapshot of the history of nonprofits using video.

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

Frogloop

frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!" April 28, 2009 | Joanna M.

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2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference: Social Media for Nonprofits

AFP Blog

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

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). Having attending 6 or 7 now it's definitely an event I look forward to and highly recommend.

Net2 Think Tank: January’s Predictions for 2009

Amy Sample Ward

Topic: This month, your Net2 Think Tank topic asks, “What do you think will be the big changes, new technologies, hot applications, or successful campaigns of 2009?” 2009 Web Predictions , by ReadWriteWeb. Top Internet Predictions for 2009 , by Social Computing Magazine.

How Baby Boomers Use The Internet

TechImpact

As a result, nonprofits across the board are shifting their advertising and community outreach efforts through online mediums almost exclusively. From 2004 – 2009, the number of seniors age 65+ actively using the Internet increased more than 55% (Nielsen).

Predictions for Nonprofit Fundraising Technology in 2012

Robert Weiner

NTEN published my somewhat snarky predictions for nonprofits' use of fundraising technologies in 2012. My overall predictions are that most things will be pretty much the same as last year (and 2010 and 2009, etc.): many nonprofits will struggle with out-of-date systems. But others will fail to see that technology, and people who know how to support and use technology, are necessary investments.

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.

Time Management Tips for Nonprofit Techies and Social Media Strategists

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleague, Steve Heye ,and fellow chapter author for the NTEN book, Managing Your Mission To Meet Technology , created the above slidedeck for a career training workshop at the YMCA. It's about using social networking tools to support your career.

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

Frogloop

Last week I spoke on a couple of great panels at the Politics Online Conference about technology, social media and how Congress is trying to adapt to the ever-changing world wide web aka the “series of tubes&# as former Senator Ted Stevens so hilariously described it. 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 2.0

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. Check out the predictions for 2009 from NetSquared community members: Channing’s predictions cover a wide range of areas from cell phones saving lives to our boards going online.

Nonprofit Technology Resolutions for 2009

Robert Weiner

In early January, Convio asked a group of nonprofit technology bloggers to suggest New Year’s resolutions for nonprofits ( TechSoup Blog was one of the participants ). In addition, they asked people to post resolutions on Convio’s Connection Café blog. Subsequently, they reviewed the resolutions, identified the main topic areas, and created a Resolutions Guide. The guide is now available for free here (registration is required).

Technology grants slated for Spokane | Spokesman.com | Dec 18, 2009

AFP Blog

Technology grants slated for Spokane | Spokesman.com | Dec 18, 2009: "Administering the two grants here is the Spokane nonprofit Tincan, or The Inland Northwest Community Access Network. The grants will help all of Spokane’s city libraries and its four city-supported community centers upgrade their broadband connections, said Karen Michaelson, Tincan’s executive director. Also benefiting are

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). Video Guides for Nonprofits. It's one of the better guides out there for nonprofits.

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

NetWits

At last year’s Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits, Allison Nassour and I presented to a full room on the topic of QR codes. We were thrilled that so many people wanted to learn more about them, but also surprised at how many were already using them at their nonprofits.

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

NTEN

With all the buzz about Twitter and Facebook Causes over the last year, I feel like the focus on Second Life for nonprofit organizations and causes has diminished a bit. Tags: member appreciation nonprofit technology NTEN second life

Why Can’t the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector Scale Generosity? #givedaylessons

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Experiencing a cascading technology failure in real time for just one community is painful enough. Instead of scaling community giving and philanthropy and empowering their local nonprofits to use crowd funding, Give Local America Day amplified frustration, panic, hopelessness, and anger.

Creating a Social Media Policy for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot Blog

Tags: media Social networking Best practices General non-profit interest Non-profit technology Non-profit Communications nptech

Announcing My Next Book: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I am excited to announce that I am working on my next book, tentatively titled “The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.” I’m honored to be co-authoring this book with Aliza Sherman to be published in 2017 by Wiley. Managing technology and information overload.

Technology for the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector.

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Mobile Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With smartphones now outselling PCs and tablet sales surpassing even the most conservative of estimates, the majority of your nonprofit’s supporters will likely be browsing your website on mobile devices by 2013 – and unfortunately most nonprofits are not prepared for this dramatic shift in Web communications. That said, the following is a short excerpt from Chapter 9 of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits.

Make Your Nonprofit Technology Resolutions a Reality in 2009!

Connection Cafe

Starting today, the 2009 Resolution Guide is now availble

So How Are We Doing? How are YOU Doing? Tell Us!

NTEN

When we started, NTEN focused on circuit riders, accidental techies (aka "Program Assistants") and IT Directors who were helping nonprofits get constituent and donor data off of index cards and into databases -- or at least spreadsheets!

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Building a Nonprofit Website on a Shoe-String Budget

Frogloop

When starting your nonprofit, advocacy group, or other civic organizations, there may not be a budget to pay for website development – or even hosting services. Tags: Guest Blogs Technology nptech

Upcoming Nonprofits Live on September 14: Accessible and Assistive Technologies

Tech Soup Blog

Technology has greatly increased the ease with which we can access news and services and serve others. However, if we are truly intent on using technology to serve and help others we cannot forget to make sure tools we use, whether they are websites or apps, are accessible to all.

Amazon Payments Announcement from 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Connection Cafe

Amazon Payments created some great buzz at NTC 2009. What's Amazon Payments and why is it relevant for nonprofits you ask? Amazon Payments had a great presence at the NTC 2009 and introduced nonprofits to its range of easy-to-integrate, cost effective and reliable payment solutions. They had two interesting sessions on how nonprofits can accelerate their fundraising initiatives by giving millions of Amazon customers an effortless way to donate.

Guest Post: Beth Kanter's SXSWi Nonprofit Panel Roundup

NTEN

The nonprofit presence at SXSW has been growing steadily over the past couple of years. In 2008, I was on one of the few nonprofit panels on the agenda. At the end of that panel, we all hoped there would be a larger nonprofit presence on the agenda for this 2009. And yes, indeed, in 2009 there were many more panel proposals. about or by folks who work with nonprofits and voting. So, let's get out the nonprofit vote for panels at SXSW!

Why Should Nonprofits Care About Cloud Computing?

Tech Soup Blog

If you are a small to medium-sized nonprofit, why should you care about cloud computing ? Tags: Acquiring Technology Green Office GreenTech Hardware Networks Server Applications Servers Servers Services Software Tech Support Technology Assessment Using the Web and Internet Because it can save you time, money and help spare the environment. What Is Cloud Computing?

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11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Initially a reluctant blogger, I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 in August 2009 and within a few months came to the conclusion that blogging had been the missing piece in my social media campaigns. That first month Nonprofit Tech 2.0 As of last month, Nonprofit Tech 2.0

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11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Initially a reluctant blogger, I launched Nonprofit Tech 2.0 in August 2009 and within a few months came to the conclusion that blogging had been the missing piece in my social media campaigns. That first month Nonprofit Tech 2.0 As of last month, Nonprofit Tech 2.0

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