Do You do Mobile?


I’m thinking about how the nonprofit industry should be adapting to the ever changing landscape of internet use and how mobile devices fit in. Are you thinking about the future of communication as it relates to reaching and connecting with your supporters, donors, volunteers and members? What about reaching those who know nothing about you? I am. Here’s a few interesting points to consider

Are Nonprofits Wasting Time Developing Mobile Apps?


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.

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The Rise of Mobile


This phenomenon is not just occurring in the US – According to a report by International Telecommunications Union (ITU) mobile subscription growth was strong in developing countries (which have 3.8 How are you planning to embrace mobile technology as part of your digital strategy?

12 Must-Know Stats About Online Fundraising, Social Media, and Mobile Technology

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In Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East mobile payment systems through messaging apps are on the rise and worldwide digital wallets are gaining users. In 2010, only 6% of donors said that an e-appeal motivated a gift.

33 Nonprofit Mobile Websites

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One in four Americans now access the Mobile Web daily, yet only a tiny fraction of nonprofits have a mobile website. The rise of QR Codes has helped some nonprofits understand the need for at least mobile-optimized web pages. Take Me Fishing ::

NTC 2011 is Upon Us!


Your Mission “To Go” – Nonprofits Gone Mobile! The Impact of Mobile and Social Media on Peer-to-Peer Fundraising. 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#11ntc) is ramping up by kicking off the community voting website for over 400 nonprofit focused sessions! We have until September 30 th to vote for those we think will be the most valuable to the overall NPTech community. If you’re not familiar with the Nonprofit Tech.

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How and When Should Your Nonprofit Organization Invest in Mobile

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Note from Beth: In preparation for my book launch, I hired Rad Campaign to do a redesign of my blog. Aside from changing the color scheme to match the new book cover , I was ready to invest in “going mobile.” Mobile

Blackbaud Announces March Web Seminars for Nonprofits


Blackbaud is offering a free web seminar series to help nonprofits build strategies for mobilizing, soliciting, and stewarding supporters during and after times of disaster. Blackbaud experts and partners developed the seminars based off of their work with nonprofit customers who responded to the Haiti earthquake. The series, entitled “Lessons Learned from Haiti,” includes five seminars that will take place March through May

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What Does the Mobile Market Look Like for Nonprofits?


There is no debate on what the future of nonprofits in the mobile space looks like. Although many nonprofits are resistant to the idea of doing anything in the mobile due to issues of cost, time and resources the future is staring them in the face. 2) Consumer Reports Mobile Shopper.

22 Nonprofit Mobile Websites

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The rise of QR Codes has helped many nonprofits understand the need for mobile websites, or at the very least mobile-optimized web pages. A QR code that launches a desktop-designed web page in a mobile browser just doesn’t make a whole of sense.

Five Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Mobile Website

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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. For the most part, nonprofits have been slow to launch mobile websites. In 2009 and 2010, nonprofits were busy launching and improving their social media campaigns.

Nonprofits: Time to Get Mobile


So in times of natural disasters like the catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti and affected more then two million people, can a mobile strategy help raise money in times of crisis? By day two, they raised $5 million via mobile, which accounted for less than 20% of the total $35 million they raised in the last 48 hours. According to the mobile vendor mGive’s website, “New shortcodes are leased through the Common Short Code Administration.

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

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People want a way to help the causes they care about, and they want to be able to do it easily via their mobile devices. Apple is a leading platform of mobile apps. mobile

Tech@State – Civil Society 2.0: Reflections on Networked Nonprofits and Free Agents

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A free agent is a person (many times a GenY, but not always ) who is a passionate about a social cause, but is working outside of a nonprofit organization to organize , mobilize , raise money , and engage with others. Graphic Recording by OTH Consulting.

My New Year’s Resolution: Balancing Solitude and Connectedness

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Take Breaks: There’s nothing like shutting off the damn computer or mobile phone and going for a walk. Okay, even if you don’t shut down and walk around your desk or leave your mobile phone in another room. Another strategy is to take a technology break for a couple of days.

5 Reasons Why Your Email Got Deleted


A few tips: Keep it short – people don’t want to read a lot and with the rise of email consumption on mobile devices the space they have to see your subject line is limited. Would you be happy with a return of.30

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

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Feeding America’s strategic plan has a broad goal to mobilize the public in three outcomes areas: donations, public policy advocates and brand awareness and foster engagement. Dan Michel, Digital Marketing Manager, Feeding America Twitter: @dpmichel.

7 Ways for Nonprofits to Use Mobile Phones to Rake in Cash Monies


If you’re like most people working at a nonprofit, you probably had a “Holy Mobile!” moment in January, 2010, when an outpouring of donations followed the devastating Haiti quake. But what you may not have anticipated was that $41m of these dollars flowed through mobile phones via “premium text messages.” Did you miss mobile? Mobile giving is just about five years young. There’s plenty of time to put together a thoughtful mobile fundraising strategy.


Game Changing Strategies for Nonprofits in 2011


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! This gives them options to move between different CMS's or Mobile apps.

Technology Trends for Nonprofits in 2011


To answer these questions and more, we at Smart Online™ used this last quarter of 2010 to try and unravel the ‘Technology Trends for Nonprofits’ in 2011. is through mobile devices! Why Go Mobile? Did you know that mobile web use increased by 230% between 2008 and 2009? [1]


10 Tips for Optimizing Mobile Email Marketing


If your nonprofit doesn’t have a mobile strategy on its radar, you need to develop one. While web-based email went down in 2010, mobile email went up 36% in the US as we reported last week on Frogloop. Nonprofits can no longer afford to ignore mobile email. “Mobile email marketing design is smoking hot,&# says Shane Ketterman of Copy Blogger and it’s a communications tool that’s continuing to grow. Include a mobile style sheet.

Nonprofits Take a Dive into Mobile Apps


Has the world gone mobile crazy? Apple’s app store just cracked a quarter million available mobile applications, Google’s Android is giving them a run for their money, and Microsoft is waiting in the wings with a Windows 7 Mobile. Apps are central to mobile and, mobile web use is exploding, according to Allyson Kapin of Blogger-In-Chief for Care2's Frogloop and Partner at Rad Campaign. Does your organization have a mobile and app strategy?

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Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: Successfully Going Mobile

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This session focuses on how to successfully get started with mobile technology, with Tonia Zampieri from Smart Online presenting. 1st generation raised on mobiles. 95% own mobile devices. 83% sleep with mobile at bedside. Why mobile? millions PCs in Q4 2010.

It's About Impact NOT Influence


Mobilizing volunteers are a critical part of building movements. Do you think your organization has clout or Klout ? Is your organization considered a content curator? Are you a leader or a follower? Or are social media ranking tools an example of more kool-aid mix being added to the overflowing punch bowl?

Mobile Storytelling: An Evolving Story


By Nam-ho Park, Director, Mobile Service, Forum One. With the arrival of smartphones, it’s amazing how much data we are collecting and consuming on our mobile devices. Now we have our mobile devices diligently collecting our data. Nicholas Felton: Annual Report 2010.

How Many Free Agents Does It Take To Change A Nonprofit Fortress?

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A free agent, as we are defining it, is a person (many times a GenY, but not always ) who is a passionate about a social cause, but is working outside of a nonprofit organization to organize , mobilize , raise money , and engage with others. Personal Democracy Forum: Rethinking Nonprofits.

Mobile apps are a waste of time for associations.


[Editor''s note - this post originally appeared on November 11, 2010. I believe that associations need to get mobile right, and fast. I could never advise an association to try to compete for mobile app users in any of these niches. times the adoption rate for mobile apps.

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HOW TO: Create a Mobile Website for Your Nonprofit for $8 a Month

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The Web is going mobile. One in five Americans now access the mobile Web daily. Others through mobile Web browsers. For $8 a month, your organization can launch a blog and a mobile website. Mofuse Premium allows you to quickly and easily create a mobile website.

What We Learned at Net:Work — It’s About People


Yesterday, we held our inaugural Net:Work conference at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco.

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


Advances in mobile technology are significantly changing how we live and work. Emerging tablet computing devices, such as the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy, promise the benefit of mobile access with a larger form factor than a phone screen, making it much easier to do work in the field. Organizations will upgrade and switch to product versions/services that allow for seamless mobile access.


Are you on the Mobile Bandwagon?

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Mobile is a growing trend that just won't quit. I was not an early adopter of a mobile device. I carried an old-fashioned flip phone for so long that some of my friends at the Convio Summit 2010 made fun of me. Author: Sally Heaven. Is your organization ready?

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

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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.,

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


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.


Do Nonprofits Need To Consider iPads in their Mobile/WebStrategy?

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Constructive Disruption: Advancing Social Change Through the Cloud


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. Tags: cloud computing Infrastructure jane meseck Leadership Mobile Newsletter NPTech NTEN Web Sites Jane Meseck, Microsoft Corporation.

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Mobile websites vs. apps - what's right for you?

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mobile consumers now have smartphones , says The Nielsen Company. Combine that with this nugget: by 2014 more people will view web pages using a mobile device than a computer. What about mobile websites versus apps? Should you invest your time and money in building a mobile version of your site, or developing an app? Here are some advantages of mobile websites. Once you update your mobile website content, you can be confident that's what people are seeing.

Mobile Solution: Responsive Design on ictQATAR


Forum One has worked with ictQatar since 2010 to design, develop, and launch their current English-Arabic bilingual site on the Drupal 6 platform, and has continued to support them with usability and site enhancements since. Influence Mobile Qatar Tips & Trends

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Want Apple To Get iPhone Donations Right? Sign the Online Petition!

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Steve is right that effective online fundraising isn’t just about iPhone apps for a nonprofit’s mobile giving strategy – there are other mobile tactics to consider – mobile content for web sites, text giving , other mobile phone platform apps , and more.

Gov 2.0 and the Social Sector


conference gave interesting attention to opening up data for spatial analysis, using geographical based information in crises such as Haiti and Chile, and innovative light-weight open source software like Ushahidi for social mobilization and response. Mobile and Social Media And the Gov 2.0 Yet it has been remarkable how quickly local developers rushed to create mobile apps and all kinds of technology ideas have surfaced around the transit data.

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My Perfect Smartphone: Not An iPhone

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I also learned about Creedo Mobile , a socially responsible mobile provider. Over the weekend, I braved the holiday crowds and spent some time putting my hands on the recommended mobile phones at Best Buy the same place where I purchased my iPhone a year ago. mobile