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Fundraising Trends: Mobile Giving and Crowdfunding, and the Next Generation of Canadian Giving

Connection Cafe

In a major study of more than 800 Canadian donors that we at hjc recently completed with Blackbaud , Edge Research , and Sea Change Strategies , two big trends stood out: mobile fundraising and crowdfunding. Engaging Through Mobile Technology.

Hype vs. Reality: What digital channels are the most effective in 2010?

Frogloop

There is a lot of hype around new digital channels, but little evidence is published to back this up. Here is the evidence from one global campaign in 2010 to demonstrate how different digital channels compared. Should we use Twitter and Mobile?" "Is So given I had access to a large pool of data for a large global multi-channel campaign I was involved with over the summer of 2010, I decided to try and provide the evidence for the value of each channel.

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Online Giving and Rapid Response Trends

NetWits

The recent Haiti earthquake disaster has once again brought to the forefront the role that new giving channels play in helping those most affected. The combination of online giving and mobile giving were the first response channels of choice by donors. I will save the pros and cons of mobile giving for another blog post

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Are Nonprofits Wasting Time Developing Mobile Apps?

Frogloop

New tools and mobile apps should always be on our radar. But have nonprofit camaigners in the US been drinking too much Kool-aid these past couple of years and putting too much faith in mobile apps? Consider what the most popular mobile apps are today.

How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How much effort are your social media channels really worth? Nonprofits nowadays invest serious resources to keep pace with the latest social media trends. Mobilize the people who already do. Sometimes there’s no getting around a staff increase: since 2010, the U.S.

Online Giving Trends from 2009 and the Haiti Earthquake

NTEN

The September 2009 issue of NTEN Connect had a review of trends in online giving. Blackbaud has been actively engaged in researching and analyzing trends in the nonprofit sector for quite a while. The analysis represents the largest study of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector.

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10 Essential Tools for the Nonprofit New Media Manager on the Go

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The advent of the Mobile Web is slowly starting to permeate and transform nonprofit communications. Just like social media transformed the nonprofit sector and how it communicates with its supporters, so will the Mobile Web (even more so). Mobile Browsers. Mobile Payments.

Five Reasons Why Nonprofit Communicators Need Smartphones

Nonprofit Tech for Good

One in five Americans now access the Mobile Web daily. You can send out Facebook Status Updates, Tweets, and even record videos and upload it to your YouTube channel while on location at events, fundraisers, conferences, or protests using a smartphone. 4) To experience mobile browsers.

Why Apple isn't the Nonprofit App Grinch | Nonprofit Trends with.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Why Apple isn’t the Nonprofit App Grinch Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 10th, 2010 Nonprofit social media expert Beth Kanter isn’t happy with Apple at the moment. Not until they improve their existing online giving options and optimize their website for mobile devices. Will you get donors through a mobile app? Mobile is going to be a huge channel.

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[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Big Cat Rescue

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Are you currently investing resources in mobile marketing i.e, a mobile website, texting, mobile Apps, text-to-give, etc.? Chris also notes the headlines and tags of videos that are trending and often patterns our next video to capitalize on the buzz.

Game Changing Strategies for Nonprofits in 2011

Frogloop

Mobile! Apps are fine, but nonprofits seriously need to invest in mobile versions of their sites. You don't have to translate your whole site, but be strategic about what content mobile browsers want, and what you want mobile browsers to see. The new always-on, always-accessible, always-mobile nonprofit is enabled by cloud applications that allow for true productivity from anywhere! Fundraising is all about channel integration.

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Cutting Edge Integrated Social Media Strategies: Download the Presentation

Frogloop

Social action is about mobilizing people around your issue and turning them into advocates. Care2 Webinars Social Networking Trends Web 2.0Social action isn't sending a tweet or sharing a petition on Facebook and calling it a day.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Taproot Foundation

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Finally, we are beginning to measure how many volunteer applications come by way of our social media channels as well as using marketing sites like Klout to measure our influence online. Are you currently investing resources in mobile marketing i.e, Organization: Taproot Foundation.

Spreadsheet Aerobics: Actionable Measurement for Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I view it as a focus group that offers content ideas for blog posts as well as to provide another conversation channel to share insights about social media. Technical tips that save people time: How To Post to Your Facebook Page With Your Mobile Phone.

5 Questions: How to Make the Most of a Crisis Situation with Cross Channel Integration (Part 1)

NTEN

Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. How to make the most of a crisis situation with cross channel integration. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? Let’s face it -- we have seen a virtual explosion of mobile marketing campaigns in the past year alone.

5 Questions: How to Make the Most of a Crisis Situation with Cross Channel Integration (Part 1)

NTEN

Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. How to make the most of a crisis situation with cross channel integration. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? Let’s face it -- we have seen a virtual explosion of mobile marketing campaigns in the past year alone.

Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The SXSW Interactive Festival (scheduled March 11-15, 2010 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event. Free agents use social-media channels like Facebook and Twitter and can create social movements in the palms of their hands.

The Web Is Dead? What Does that Mean (to Nonprofits)?

NTEN

This doesn't mean fewer people are visiting websites right now, since overall, Internet traffic has continued to grow explosively -- but if trends continue, it might. And you have to do those things across multiple channels. " Tags: Mobile NPTech NTEN Policy Web Sites

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Webinar: Hot or Not: What's Sizzling in Online Fundraising?

Frogloop

a not to be missed Care2 webinar on the latest trends in online fundraising with an all-star panel of fundraising experts - Steve MacLaughlin, Director, Internet Solutions, Blackbaud, Donna Wilkins, President, Charity Dynamics, Jason Wood, Director of Internet Services, The Salvation Army National Headquarters and Eric Glader, Director of Nonprofit Services for Care2. Best tactics for end of year and 2011 fundraising planningHow mobile, social media, and other channels help online giving.

Innogive Conference Panel Resources: Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mobile is the Needle, Social is the Thread: How Information Today is Woven Into Our Lives. “ Mobile is the Needle, Social the Thread ” is the name of a presentation from Pew Internet data that illustrates the rapid growth of mobile connectivity and social networking in the U.S.,

Social Media is Going Mobile, and So Should Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As the Web goes mobile , so does social media… and so should your nonprofit. If there is one thing I have learned over ten years of using the Internet for fundraising and social change, those nonprofits that can embrace change quickly, empower their visionaries, and adopt new Web trends, reap the benefits of being early adopters. There are more than 65 million active users currently accessing Facebook through their mobile devices and that number grows daily.

The Future of the Nonprofit Office: Working from Home v2.0

NTEN

A growing trend among organizations is to get out of the business of owning servers entirely. Another emerging trend is cloud-based computing , which enables organizations to pay only for processor cycles, memory, and storage as it's used. Advances in mobile technology are significantly changing how we live and work. Organizations will upgrade and switch to product versions/services that allow for seamless mobile access.

Online Engagement and Giving: Making the Most of Real Numbers

NTEN

While system data and trends show online giving is growing, consumer research reinforces the need for nonprofits to focus on how they integrate online and other technology into their marketing and development programs – not just for today, but for the future. . Some of the key trends supporting rapid adoption of technology by nonprofits are: 1) Online lifestyle, behavior and giving of consumers and donors leading to success. 2) Mobile technology. Alan Cooke, Convio.

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Comparing Nonprofit Usage of Social Networks and Text Messaging in Korea and the United States: One Size Does Not Fit All

NTEN

According to Daum's 2010 survey of 500 Korean nonprofits, text messaging is a widely-adopted communications channel for nonprofit PR purposes, while few Korean nonprofits are using social networks for that purpose. A communications channel that works well for U.S.

5 Questions: Superheroes of Online Fundraising: Become a Data-Driven Strategist

NTEN

Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? I think the most important trend this year is multi-channel convergence: using mobile, email, web, broadcast, print, twitter, etc.

The End of the Beginning of Online Giving

Connection Cafe

That might seem low, but it’s actually on track with other online trends. If we were to look at the engagement channels and the transactional channels, we are likely to see a symbiotic relationship between online and offline. Mobile is the New Normal.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit website design and online fundraising have dramatically changed in recent years due to the rapid rise of social media and mobile communications. World Wildlife Fund :: March 15, 2010. 5 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Prioritize the Mobile Web in 2013.

2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report

NetWits

Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company, has released the third edition of it’s groundbreaking research into multichannel giving trends among nonprofit organizations. This is in line with the 2010 Online Giving Report.

4 Things Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Online Donors

Connection Cafe

The good news from all of this is that online givers help to bring the average age of a nonprofit’s donor base down, but it can still be a very viable channel for older donors too. This tends to skew income comparisons with older donors across giving channels.

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Great reads from around the web on November 11th

Amy Sample Ward

" Social Media for Social Good [Infographic] – "In our new Social Media for Social Good infographic, we profile several successful grassroots and nonprofit campaigns, explain tactics that increase the impact of a message, and explore emerging trends in charitable giving and volunteering." Almost twice as many users got news from a mobile device compared with 2010, and almost three times as many got news from a social network."

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2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on May 31st, 2011 Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company, has released the third edition of it’s groundbreaking research into multichannel giving trends among nonprofit organizations. This is in line with the 2010 Online Giving Report.

Multichannel Marketing For Nonprofits

SocialFish

Today, we’ll lay out why multi-channel marketing might be the right move for your nonprofit. As of 2011, Blackbaud reported that a majority of donations still come in by direct mail , and that trend hasn’t been reversed in the years since. Multiple Channels Raise More.

The Pillars of Online Marketing Success in 2014 & Beyond

SocialFish

Therefore, as you set your sight on crushing it online, keep studying the audiences and trends to determine your path. Develop for Mobile First. Cyber Monday in 2013 saw retail sales via mobile devices hit $400 Million in the US alone.

What to Look for in 2011

Connection Cafe

New year, new trends. Mobile technology : TMCNet.com reports that nearly a third of Americans used smartphones 2010 and last year Nielson predicted that by Christmas 2011, a full half of Americans will have smart phones. Add into that an increase in Android phone sales and the gotta-have-it buzz around the iPad and you’ll see mobile computing is here to stay. Consider how your organization can optimize your website and emails for the best mobile experience.

Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014

Tech Soup Blog

IoT is the trend in which non-human things are more and more connected through the Internet to each other. The convergence of mobile, social, data, and wearable technologies means a lot of data about our preferences will be generated and that means we will have a more customized experience.

Top 20 Tech Sites That SocialFish Follows

SocialFish

The platform site consists of investors, startups, funding information, founding members, leadership positions, events, industry trends and many more. Tech2 also picks out the most popular news trends of the week in relation to technology. 9) Digital Trends.

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The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

Social learning is a growing trend. percent of respondents who reported using either an LMS or a learning content management system (LCMS) in the 2010 edition of the survey. We see the convergence of community/forums and online learning to continue trending.

Top 20 Tech Sites That SocialFish Follows

SocialFish

The platform site consists of investors, startups, funding information, founding members, leadership positions, events, industry trends and many more. Wired made it to the top of the list in the world by providing the latest news and trends of technology along with the great publishing quality. Tech2 also picks out the most popular news trends of the week in relation to technology. 9) Digital Trends.

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2011 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference ? Day 2

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2011 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference – Day 2 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on March 18th, 2011 Day 2 of NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference ( #NTC ) in Washington, DC is when things really kick into high gear. Tags: Big Ideas , Nonprofit Trends , nptech , NTEN , Online Giving , Social Media , Web 2.0

11 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

I took some much-needed time off in December and was able to spend some down time reflecting on the future of social media and mobile technology for the nonprofit sector. WWF Mobile. Pay attention to Internet TV trend and consider launching your own TV station.

2011 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference ? Day 1

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2011 NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference – Day 1 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on March 17th, 2011 NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference ( #NTC ) is in Washington, DC and it’s sold out once again. Tags: Big Ideas , Nonprofit Trends , nptech , NTEN , Online Giving , Social Media , Web 2.0

The partisan divide on social networking, revisited | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Each party competes for the hearts and minds of the voters in their respective channels — and the winner get Congress and the White House. Now check out the traffic trends (Hat tip: Alexa ) below.

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)