2010 Online Giving Trends

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2010 Online Giving Trends Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on February 15th, 2011 Blackbaud released its 2010 Online Giving Report today. The 2010 Online Giving Report combines findings from The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving with additional multi-year giving data to provide the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. in 2010.

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Data Are Not Information

NTEN

By Jeff Stanger, Director, Center for Digital Information We are obsessed with data — big data, open data, linked data, personal data, government data, visualized data. It's important that we don't confuse "data" for "information." Data are only the raw material of information. Unlike data alone, information carries meaning, relevance and utility. So how do we get from data to information? Information equals data plus communication.

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Claire Williams Diaz talks Hope140, T.W.E.E.T. and her Passion to Change the World

NetWits

After our panel I got a few minutes to talk to Claire about her work at Twitter and how non-profits can use the information network for good. Meet Claire. She leads social innovation, philanthropy, and causes at Twitter and Blogs at Claire.us.com. This year she joined a few of us for the Ignite Panel at Blackbaud’s conference where we talked about how social media is helping non-profits change the world.

Get More Twitter Followers Today [Ethically]

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Do a Google Search for “get more Twitter followers today” and you’ll find tactics ranging from paying for new followers to crazy pyramid number schemes to good information that actually works. There are lot’s of not so cool ways to get more Twitter followers. It can be a bit confusing to figure out and filter through all the not so good resources. The trick is to NOT get pulled in by all the people out there that want to make a buck or gain something by helping you get more followers

25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com 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. Recently The Chronicle published data about online giving for 2010. billion online in 2010.

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Zoetica Salon Summary: A Few Good Social Media Measurement Insights

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The Zoetica Salon is a free online space for informal peer learning about nonprofits and social media. It is a place to share resources and ask and answer questions. Holly Ross, NTEN, Four Lessons Learned About Social Media in 2010. Photo by M. Schenekenberg.

Verdict in Guatemala Disappearance Case!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

million documents in the archive produced from 1960 to 1996 contain critical information about police operations during Guatemala's 36 years of internal armed conflict during which an estimated 200,000 people were killed or disappeared. HRP director Dr. Patrick Ball developed a plan to collect a multi-stage random sample of the documents and secure the sample data with Benetech's Martus information management tool for careful examination.

My New Year’s Resolution: Balancing Solitude and Connectedness

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I’ve discovered some wonderful discussion threads about one of my favorite topics: Information Overload and Strategies for Coping. As George Siemens points out the issue of information overload is not new. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to reduce distractions.

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I'm on a Horse! Four Lessons From Social Media in 2010

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Teaser: NTEN friend Janet Fouts -- have you read Social Media Nonprofit Tweet yet? -- invited a few folks to share the big lessons they learned from social media in 2010. These spots, which also aired on TV, showed us two things: Blog Content: NTEN friend Janet Fouts -- have you read Social Media Nonprofit Tweet yet? -- invited a few folks to share the big lessons they learned from social media in 2010.

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5 Ways to Increase Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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million in 2010. You could also ask if they would like to become more involved by receiving news alerts, program information or event invitations. Include information on who you are and the people you serve.

I'm on a Horse! Four Lessons From Social Media in 2010

NTEN

NTEN friend Janet Fouts -- have you read Social Media Nonprofit Tweet yet? -- invited a few folks to share the big lessons they learned from social media in 2010. The downside of the democratization of information through social media -- if, in fact, it is a downside -- is that we all have to do more of our own fact checking.

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Why Apple (and their Users) Need A Charity Vetting System for iPhone Apps

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GuideStar is the premier source of vetting nonprofit information. Today, the Guardian Technology blog speculated that the reason why the Wikileaks iPhone app was pulled from the iTunes story was because the $1.95 fee for the app was a donation to the organization.

Can Social Network Analysis Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

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Information flows. Using this information to shape and refine your social media strategy can make it more effective. Sort the information to find influencers and people to get to know. Networked Nonprofit: Care2 Webinar. View more presentations from womenwhotech.

Zoetica Salon Summary: Feeding America’s Social Media Measurement Strategy

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Feeding America also tracks conversions for donors using Google Analytics so they can follow the path of the donor – from a like or comment on Facebook to online donation form. “It is still a little clunky and requires work but that information is very valuable.

What is ERP Software for Non-Profits? | The SocialPath

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Posted on December 9, 2010 by vertex | 1 Comment Enterprise Resource Planning is a complete software architecture that supports the streaming and distribution of scattered agency-wide data across all departments of the non-profit organization.

Just When You Thought Direct Mail Was Dead | Nonprofit Trends with.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Just When You Thought Direct Mail Was Dead Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 10th, 2010 It’s baaack! There is also some missing information in the report that would be helpful to know like how did these donors make their first gift, how long have they been donors, how many nonprofits do they donate to, does gift amount vary by channel, etc.

How can we prepare organizational leaders to work in a networked world?

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We have always had, and will generally always need, two forms of networks in organizations: the formal and the informal. Leadership in a networked world implies being able to distinguish the formal and the informal and to understand how to balance the two. Photo by Eric Eugene Kim.

Turn Good Web Pages Into Great Ones

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Check out more information on parallel construction (and other easy, useful grammar tips). You may have inherited a vast pool of web content written before your time, or you frequently receive lengthy “expert” articles and other contributed pieces to add to the web site you now manage. Not every expert who contributes to a web site is also an expert in writing for the web. Fortunately, in most cases it’s easier to clean up existing writing than to create the original piece.

How to Visualize Information to Change the World for Better

Tech Soup Blog

What information should you include? Enter Visualising Information for Advocacy , published by the Tactical Technology Collective. In early 2010, The Guardian published an infographic and spreadsheet showing these expenses clearly, a great example of coercion as a strategy.

Wisdom 2.0: Living Consciously In A Connected World

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Technology stress and information overload have been around for decades. As a trainer or doing shoulder-to-shoulder coaching, I'd hear people complain about information overload, anxiety, etc and started to incorporate techniques for reducing it. . Soren Gordhamer, Wisdom 2.0

Six Museum-Related Blogs You Might Not Know About That Are Really Good

Museum 2.0

Jaime's been pointing to intriguing design projects in museums and on the Web with short, informative posts. Need some new inspiration in your feed reader? Here are six little-known blogs I've enjoyed reading this year.

Is Social Media Right for Your Organization?

Connection Cafe

A truly successful program should include materials from the marketing department, information from senior management, and opportunities for the public relations department to get involved. Author: Jordan Viator. Guest post from John Chen, @ johnYSchen , DC-based nptechie and nonprofiteer. It's evident that social media has become ingrained into our daily lives.

Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?

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He uses Twitter to share information about company, connect with people, and to research for writing his blog posts or encourage conversations in the comments of his blog. The NASSCOM India Leadership Forum has multiple tracks based on theme.

Why Segmentation Is So Important in Email Marketing

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That information will be utilized to determine how you will communicate or speak to that group moving forward and should provide a common-thread for future communications. The common uses for email are to inform, educate, entertain, or enable.

Nonprofit Software Solutions to Cut Costs and Overcome Budget Cuts.

Vertex Systems

Posted on December 27, 2010 by vertex | 1 Comment You may be facing severe budget cuts. A single unified software solution prevents “islands of information” and gives you all the reporting tools needed to show compliance, stop audits in their tracks, and make better organizational decisions.

Welcome to Beth’s Blog for the Next Decade

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I had outgrown my information design as well as my blogging platform a couple years ago. Dawn Near the Bay of Bengal by Joisey Showaa. Welcome to the new and improved Beth’s Blog !

New Microsoft Office 2010 Courses from easyLearning

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easyLearning's Course Library includes 1,500 online courses in professional development, information technology and "desktop skills" such as Microsoft Office and Windows. And they've recently expanded their catalog with new Microsoft Office 2010 courses.

Easter Seals Nebraska Moves People and Information with Microsoft MapPoint

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the information is exported in the form of turn-by-turn directions to drivers to. " Whether it’s moving people or important information, Easter Seals Nebraska. This is a guest post written by the Microsoft Citizenship Team.

Nine Ways Networked Nonprofits Use Slideshare

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3) Informal Collaboration with Peers. NTEN set up an event area on Slideshare for the NTC 2010. Some events have set up branded channels, like the Bar Camp Channel. (5) The Counterpart uses Slideshare to share its annual report information. Slideshare.

Thoughts from EMSA 2010

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The week before last, I was lucky enough to attend the Email Marketing Summit Australia 2010 (EMSA). The majority of information was focused on organisations working for profit, but there were a lot of takeaways that are just as relevant in the Nonprofit world as well.

10NTC Science Fair Preview - Giveaways, More Giveaways and Free Apple iPads

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We're only 20 days away from the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference -- but who's counting? The Science Fair doors will open at 3 pm on April 8, 2010 at the OMNI Hotel in Atlanta. Download the NTC app developed by 501 Technology to make the most of your NTC 2010 experience.

That's Not Nice! Top 10 Tips for Responding to Negative Comments

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If a comment contains information about you that is inaccurate or incorrect, play an active role in correcting it. Frame it as: “Thank you, but the more accurate information is…”. Pune Dracker, Director, Website Content & Editorial Services, ASPCA.

Get Your Social Media Strategy in Shape With Spreadsheet Aerobics

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Measurement should inform specific decisions and/or actions. Flickr Photo by Metro Transportation Library and Archive. Successful social media is like going to the gym because the discipline of a good routine gets results much like working out on a daily basis.

How Nonprofits Can Get More Donations

The SocialPath

Vertex Systems software helps human service agencies be more efficient and effective, provide quality information for better decision-making, and stay compliant with regulators and accrediting bodies. Visit Vertex Systems software for more information about our state-of-the-art solutions for agencies that serve persons with disabilities and barriers to employment. Many of our nonprofit clients have their own websites.

Report Release: The 2010 Nonprofit IT Staffing and Spending Survey

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Did we see evidence of this in our annual Nonprofit IT Staffing & Spending survey conducted at the end of 2010? For many nonprofit organizations, as with the wider public and private business sectors, the last couple of years have been impacted by a general economic downturn.

Wikileaks War Data Reveal Underreporting of Iraqi Civilian Casualties

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Both SIGACTS and IBC are well-run, careful projects, but even very good direct observations that collect information on violence systematically will tend to accumulate data that is unrepresentative of the actual conflict patterns they are attempting to uncover. Further information about the ‘new deaths’ revealed in the war logs could improve our understanding with regard to victim characteristics and patterns of violence across time and space.

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How-to: DIY Community and Content Mapping

NTEN

More and more often, I get asked at conferences or on the blog for more information about how to create a community map or content plan. This content map can help everyone know where information flows and where conversations may be taking place.

What type of Tweets get retweeted most? Bites of Wisdom

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Been looking for methodologies for agile prototyping for non-software development and this is something that can be informative for another project. . Screen capture here : I've been running small experiments on the art of retweeting for a couple of weeks and it's time for a reflection. .

Social Media in Crisis Communication: A Lesson Learned by Charlotte Meckelnburg Library

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In March of 2010, the Mecklenburg County manager advised library leaders that we should plan for a 50% reduction in our operating budget due to a drastic reduction in taxable revenues throughout the county; projecting an $85million shortfall. The Library system was now charged with informing our patrons [and the taxpaying public] how and why this was happening. . We found that our patrons wanted more information and transparency from us.

Blogging to Support Policy Goals: MomsRising Shares Lessons Learned

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MomsRising Health Reform Blog Carnival – September 2010. To inspire parents to inform their communities about health reform through their blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter and one-on-one communication. Flickr Photo by Vox Photo.