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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Get More Twitter Followers Today [Ethically]

NetWits

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. It can be a bit confusing to figure out and filter through all the not so good resources. There are lot’s of not so cool ways to get more Twitter followers.

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Zoetica Salon Insights: Social Media Measurement for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Zoetica Salon is a free online space for peer knowledge sharing, but we hope to distinguish it from the informal knowledge sharing that happens daily on the web or behind pay walls. Flickr Photo by Jek in the Box. We launched the Zoetica Salon this week.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

Research Friday: Resources to Close the Nonprofit Technology Gap

ASU Lodestar Center

As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. Another great tech resource for nonprofits is the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN).

It's Already September? (Or: Two Thirds of a Year's Worth of Fundraising Resources)

NTEN

I thought I'd do my part with a few of 2010's best resources (so far). Just today, Care 2' s Frogloop blog provided the slides from their presentation " Hot or Not: What's sizzling in Nonprofit Fundraising " Socialbrite also posted some great slides, handouts and information from JD Lasica' s presentation " Move the Needle: How to activate your supporters " The presentation gets into how to rally supporters to donate, among other things.

Is Social Media Right for Your Organization?

Connection Cafe

Websites reflect staff, resources and the product, as should your social media strategy. They're the ones that define the organizational culture, dictate the staff time, resources, and budget. 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. Lack of staff and/or resources Regardless of what most people say, social networking is not free.

Should CEOs and Executive Directors Use Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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

NetWits

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.

Easter Seals Nebraska Moves People and Information with Microsoft MapPoint

Tech Soup Blog

the information is exported in the form of turn-by-turn directions to drivers to. "We’ve become an important public resource," says Chambers. " Whether it’s moving people or important information, Easter Seals Nebraska.

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

NTEN

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.

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Get Your Social Media Strategy in Shape With Spreadsheet Aerobics

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Measurement should inform specific decisions and/or actions. For example, open-ended questions work, particularly those that allow people to share their knowledge or ones accompanying a good resource link. Flickr Photo by Metro Transportation Library and Archive.

What type of Tweets get retweeted most? Bites of Wisdom

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Share Links w/Brief Comment : This comes from my daily scanning of resources about social media, nonprofits, and philanthropy and picking out five good links and passing them along with a 140 character annotation. Some Resources: Just getting started with Twitter?

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. focusing on how information consumption patterns are changing in light of these two technological developments. Lots more resources on responsive web design: - [link].

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.

Blogging to Support Policy Goals: MomsRising Shares Lessons Learned

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Blog carnivals have provided a way to focus attention on an issue at a strategic moment and provide a resource that can frame an issue for policymakers, advocates and the media. MomsRising Health Reform Blog Carnival – September 2010. Flickr Photo by Vox Photo.

NTEN Receives $1.1 Million Grant from Google to Aid Nonprofit Technology Adoption

NTEN

You can read the official press release , but we thought you might rather read what a few members have to say: Peter Campbell, Earthjustice - Every resource NTEN gets is a resource passed on to nonprofits like Earthjustice, the one I work for. So far, their tireless efforts to funnel strategic information, supportive community and valuable opportunities our way have been pretty monumental on minimal funding.

NTEN Receives $1.1 Million Grant from Google to Aid Nonprofit Technology Adoption

NTEN

You can read the official press release , but we thought you might rather read what a few members have to say: Peter Campbell, Earthjustice - Every resource NTEN gets is a resource passed on to nonprofits like Earthjustice, the one I work for. So far, their tireless efforts to funnel strategic information, supportive community and valuable opportunities our way have been pretty monumental on minimal funding.

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. Consider that your aging software and handwritten processes mean you are using up scarce resources.

How-to: Make Your Nonprofit Video More Social

NTEN

A video should be a way of giving enough information to entertain and spark interest -- while leaving the viewer wanting more. Melissa is the Media Production and Outreach Manager, heading up Blackbaud’s video resource Blackbaud TV. By Melissa Nelson, Media Production and Outreach Manager, Blackbaud. Video is a great way to engage constituents in your mission. It adds a visual element to what might be an otherwise text heavy email, blog, or website.

Parents Talking with Parents: A Simple, Successful Discussion Board at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Museum 2.0

The institution facilitates the space and tools to allow visitors to provide information to each other. The information is as diverse as the adults who visit the museum, and different answers are useful for different readers.

Reflections from Off the Mat, Into the World: Your Wound is Your Gift

Have Fun - Do Good

For more information about upcoming trainings and events, go to [link Yesterday I completed a five-day Off the Mat, Into the World Yoga, Purpose and Action Intensive led by Seane Corn , Hala Khouri , and Suzanne Sterling. It was a profound experience. I hope I can do it justice in words.

Constructive Disruption: Advancing Social Change Through the Cloud

NTEN

The technology scene today is distinguished by the growing connectivity among devices, mobile phones, the PC, and the browser, which enable people and organizations to access information, communicate, and collaborate in more powerful ways. We are already seeing this "constructive disruption" of traditional nonprofit business, delivery, information, and networking models already under way, as the upcoming examples illustrate. Jane Meseck, Microsoft Corporation.

How to: Getting Your Head (and Org) into the Clouds

NTEN

These organizations provide research material and support articles to help you make informed decisions about technology. That said, there is loads of information and research done on these various solutions -- take advantage of that. When considering cost of implementation, some cloud computing solutions consume more project resources than others. Rob Jordan, Idealist Consulting.

Build Engagement to Increase Your Bottom Line

Mobile Commons

They use our service for targeted advocacy alerts and get-out-the-vote efforts, and as an information hub for live events and house parties. At Mobile Commons, we make it easy for our clients to provide the information and services that create that kind of engagement. By focusing on providing information and services, organizations can build long-term relationships with their customers and their constituents. Tags: All Posts Mobile Resources Use Cases

Advancing Your Mission With GIS Tools

NTEN

Geographic information systems (GIS) and online mapping applications continue to become more powerful and easier to use every year. Collecting and Disseminating Information - Ushahidi. Jim Craner, MapTogether.

VisionLink Deploys Boulder Fire Resources

VisionLink

As a community service we have deployed a situational analysis map with information about the burn area, evacuation zones, locations of destroyed homes and structures, road closures, photographs, twitter feeds and more. We have also released a number of web pages explaining our role from supporting the data management for sheltering, to 2-1-1 information services, to Safe & Well--used to re-connect friends and family.

5 Good Nonprofit Infographics

NonProfit Trends

Especially when they help reveal a lot of information in a visual format. A lot of good information about how donors research their giving to nonprofits. Let’s help share information about what’s happening across the nonprofit sector. 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?

Preparing for the Next Disaster: The Future of #crisisdata

NTEN

On January 12, 2010, I didn't personally experience the major earthquake that hit Haiti, but I was forever changed by it. We set up the home bases, provide mission-related information, and enjoy all the people who come in to play. But I wasn't prepared for the type of incoming information I saw in the weeks after January 12, 2010. . Multiple organizations and systems were having trouble coordinating and sharing information.

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Research Friday: Current Status of Arizona's Philanthropic Resources

ASU Lodestar Center

As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. Arizona Grantmakers Forum (AGF) released a 2010 Arizona Giving Report earlier this year.

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Launching a Collaboration or Content Management System: 8 Tricks for Adoption

Influence

Common tasks of the community manager include: Guiding and informing all content planning, goal setting, and feature development. Make sure you have a community manager in place prior to launch, and ensure that the Community Manager is set up for success by securing this person enough time and resources to do his or her job effectively. And, check out Forum One’s Online Community Report site , which provides some great research and resources around these topics.

Blackbaud Index for November 2010 | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Blackbaud Index for November 2010 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on January 18th, 2011 The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving provide fundraisers with up-to-date data on fundraising trends and to couple that information with valuable analysis by leaders in the sector. for the 3 months ending November 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009.

Empowering Your Board to Fundraise: Treating Your Board Members as Major Donors

NTEN

According to BoardSource , one of the ten basic responsibilities of non-profit boards is to, “Ensure adequate resources. One of the board's foremost responsibilities is to secure adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.” Do you have an intranet site for Board members to access information? Use Google docs to share information and materials. Share program information that interests them anytime; don’t wait for a Board meeting.

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Build Communities to Enhance Your Fundraising Campaigns

NTEN

In my recent chapter “Managing Fundraising and Building Communities Online” in the book Internet Management for Nonprofits (Wiley, April 2010), I write in depth about one method to tackle the subject – what are organizations across the country doing? The donation page required a user to create a log-in profile, so CC also collected information about party guests as potential new donors or volunteers. Resources List. Adrienne D. Capps, U. Davis.

Are Qwerty Monsters the Nonprofit Donors of the Future?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in the final #zoogood Twitter chat of 2010. I’m in learning mode, so this post is a quick summary of insights, questions, and resources. Larger organizations may have the capacity and resources to make a bigger investment.

9 Tips to Raise Cash Online: Lessons from research into the sustainability of internet-based resource development

ASU Lodestar Center

Make sure your website contains compelling, accurate, and broad information about your organization. If donors are going to give online, they will want information about your organization to support their decision. Provide information about alternate methods of donating. Upon returning to Arizona in 2010, he got involved in the local nonprofit community with a focus on the LGBTQ community and Education.

A First Look at Jumo

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

GuideStar does have Jumo International listed as a nonprofit organization but very little information is shown and likely won’t be until they file their first 990 with the IRS. “We’ll By November 2010, Jumo noted in a New York Times article that they’ve raised $3.5

Learn The Art Of Effective Messaging

Eric Jacobsen Blog

2010 (108) ► December (9) 70 New Year's Resolutions For Leaders A Maxim For Leaders For 2011 Resolve To Find A Mentor In 2011 Great Year-End Advice For Leaders Ask Your Customers To Help You Write Your Strategi. What resources do you need to get the job done?