Thoughts from EMSA 2010

NetWits

The week before last, I was lucky enough to attend the Email Marketing Summit Australia 2010 (EMSA). It was fantastic to see mix of new and experienced email marketers, as well as a variety of organisations, both Nonprofit and otherwise.

NTEN Communications Roundtable December 2010

Amy Sample Ward

Date : December 7th, 2010. Topic : Questions, conversation and ideas about communications for nonprofits. 2010 presentation communications nten roundtableLocation : Phone & online chat. Description : This month’s Communications Roundtable focuses on communications struggles, lessons, and best practices for working internationally.

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NTEN Communications Roundtable November 2010

Amy Sample Ward

Date : November 9th, 2010. Topic : Questions, conversation and ideas about communications for nonprofits. Tags: 2010 presentation appeals communications nten roundtable Location : Phone & online chat. Description : This month’s Communications Roundtable focuses on all those messages, appeals and campaigns that stack up this time of the year. What’s appropriate, when to send, and what works?

Roundup for June 2010 ? Nonprofit Blog Exchange

AFP Blog

A variety of material from the Nonprofit Blog Exchange now on WordpressRoundup for June 2010  Nonprofit Blog Exchange: "Roundup for June 2010June 30, 2010Website ManagementYour website should should be organized to make it easy for visitors to your site to find what they are looking for.

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10 Nonprofit Books from 2010

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During 2010, I been able to read, blurb, write reviews, do blog giveaways, or author guest posts and interviews for a lot of terrific books that would be useful to nonprofit professionals in the social media, marketing, and ICT areas.

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Podcast: How Nonprofits Can Use LinkedIn

Amy Sample Ward

Date : December 2nd, 2010. Topic : Podcast: How Nonprofits Can Use LinkedIn. Rosenberg discuss how nonprofits are using LinkedIn and offer recommendations about the best LinkedIn groups for nonprofit professionals who want to connect with other people involved in efforts to promote the common good. 2010 presentation linkedin nptech podcast social mediaLocation : Online.

2010 Nonprofit Fundraising Data and Benchmarks

Connection Cafe

You may have heard that back in April, Convio released our 2010 report on nonprofit fundraising. We publish these reports annually and they are powerful tools to help you evaluate how your nonprofit stacks up against other, similar organizations. Author: Lacey Kruger. Watch an interview with Vinay about the report here. See a high-level overview of the report in Quinn’s blog post here.

25+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2010

Wild Apricot

There’s no more convenient way to brush up on your skills than to do your professional development online - and July 2010 brings us lots of free online presentations and seminars for fundraisers, board members, administrators, active volunteers, volunteer coordinators, and other non-profit folks.(

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24+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits: October 2010

Wild Apricot

October 2010 is notable for the variety of topics in the free nonprofit webinars on schedule – both recurring events and special one-time opportunities for professional development. If you don’t find exactly the kind of training you’re looking for today, do check back here as the month goes on – any late-arriving webinar announcement will be added in the comments thread, below.

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100 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits

NetWits

Hopefully your nonprofit is pretty far down the social media strategy rabbit hole at this point. We created these presentations for Blackbaud’s Conference for Nonprofits , and they were inspired by the amazing work we see organizations doing everyday.

20+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for December 2010

Wild Apricot

Busy as this season is for nonprofit folks, with year-end fundraising campaigns and family events for the holidays, still there’s no better time to sneak in a bit of professional development to get you ready for a bright New Year! Tags: nonprofit non-profit Non-profit technology nptech webinar

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Ring in 2010 with New Resolutions to Revitalize Your Nonprofit in the New Year

Connection Cafe

The New Year has officially begun, and it’s the perfect time to reflect on the year past, or for most people, look forward to see what resolutions and initiatives can be planned to make the new 2010 better than 2009. Author: Jordan Viator.

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22+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2010

Wild Apricot

Our regular monthly round-up of free professional development opportunities for nonprofit folks is back for June 2010. It’s that time again! Even as we move toward the lazy days of summer, when the pace traditionally slows down a bit, there’s still a great variety of free online presentations and seminars on tap for fundraisers, board members, administrators, active volunteers and volunteer coordinators.

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SF Fundraising Day 2010

Robert Weiner

Donor Databases Email Marketing Fundraising Nonprofit Technology Online Fundraising Social Media Web 2.0San Francisco's Fundraising Day will be happening June 16 at the downtown Marriott. Once again I have the honor of co-chairing the Technology Track with Michael Stein.

Tweeting Raising Awareness, But Not Direct Dollars - The NonProfit Times Oct 1, 2010

AFP Blog

Tweeting Raising Awareness, But Not Direct Dollars - The NonProfit Times Oct 1, 2010: "Tweeting Raising Awareness, But Not Direct DollarsBy Mark HrywnaOnly 3 percent of all Tweets by a sample of nonprofits were dedicated to fundraising or solicitation. Nonprofits are more likely to use social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, to raise awareness, reach out to constituents and promote their.

20+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2010

Wild Apricot

For many nonprofit organizations, November is an especially busy month, with pre-holiday season preparations and year-end fundraising campaigns underway. Tags: Fundraising Marketing Membership management nonprofit non-profit Non-profit Communications Non-profit technology nptech SEO social media Social networking training volunteer management Volunteers webinar

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20+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits: September 2010

Wild Apricot

September is a busy month for just about everyone – a new school year for many, harvest time for both fundraisers and farmers - and a whole new crop of free nonprofit webinars is here. And if you’re aware of a free nonprofit webinar.( Have a look – you’re sure to find an online learning opportunity that’s of interest to folks in your organization.

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42+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2010

Wild Apricot

Ready for a bit of professional development, before Labor Day brings the start of another busy fall season? August is a great time for online learning – in fact, this month we’ve rounded up more free online seminars than ever before! There’s something for everyone from board members and administrators, to fundraisers and volunteer coordinators, to active members of all interests and levels.( read more ).

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Scanning for Good – How Nonprofits Can Use QR Codes

NetWits

If you’re looking for a fun, interactive, easy-to-implement hook for your nonprofit’s next campaign, you might want to check out QR codes. Is your nonprofit already using QR codes?

Nonprofit Social Network By Facebook Co-Founder To Launch In 2010

John Haydon

Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes announced at yesterday’s Social Good Summit that he is building a social networking site designed to build and nurture long-term relationships between people and nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofits of the Month :: July 2010 :: Peak Water

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The nonprofits below are committed to reversing this trend through education and conservation in hopes of preventing the looming global water crisis: Twitter: Water.org. Tags: Nonprofits of the Month

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OMG It’s 2010: Where Are You, Where Are Your Donors, and How Can You Achieve Marketing Glory in a Web 2.0 World? | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

AFP Blog

OMG It’s 2010: Where Are You, Where Are Your Donors, and How Can You Achieve Marketing Glory in a Web 2.0 Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit: "PART 1 of 4: 'The 8 Online Fundraising Changes You Must Make in 2010'(You can download the full, free online fundraising eBook on which this series is based!)Online World?

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Petition Apple to Support Nonprofits

Amy Sample Ward

Thanks to the leadership and quick acting of Beth Kanter and Sue Anne Reed, there’s now a petition is up on Care2 focused on the fact that Apple’s iPhone app policy does not allow nonprofits to gather donations via the mobile phone platform. As Beth shared in your post: “I love my iPhone,but I don’t want to support a company that is so nonprofit unfriendly.

Nonprofits of the Month :: August 2010 :: Animal Sanctuaries

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The nonprofits below work on every one of these issues and provide sanctuary for all kinds of animals in need, and they pretty good at utilizing social media too. Tags: Nonprofits of the Month

Better Together: Conference for Nonprofits from Blackbaud

Amy Sample Ward

Date : October 20-22nd, 2010. Tags: 2010 presentation blackabaud conference socialmedia Location : Washington, DC, USA. Topic : What’s the True Value of Social Media? Description : Everywhere you turn there are tons of great stories about organizations doing wonderful things online to build communities and engage their supporters through Social Media. But what is it all for?

2010 Review of Not-For-Profit Accounting Systems — NEWS - The CPA Technology Advisor

AFP Blog

2010 Review of Not-For-Profit Accounting Systems — NEWS - The CPA Technology Advisor: "The software needs of the nonprofit organization are vastly different from those implemented by standard organizations. Many nonprofits are funded solely by grants, which require detailed tracking and accountability for every dollar spent.

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2010 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report

NTEN

The second annual Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report, a joint project of Common Knowledge, thePort, and NTEN, has hard data and insights on the trends surrounding social networking technology as part of nonprofit organizations' marketing, communications, fundraising, and program services.

30+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits - April 2010

Wild Apricot

This month’s round-up of free webinars has loads of professional development that’s meant specifically for nonprofit folks - fundraisers, board members, administrators, active volunteers and volunteer coordinators - but we’ve also included a few webinars on social media and technology topics that, while aimed more at business, can help your nonprofit to more effectively get your message out, raise funds, and recruit support online.(

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11 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits and Make the World A Better Place :: 2010 Edition

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Last year’s list of nonprofit holiday gift programs has been getting a lot traffic over the last two weeks thanks to Google searches. In addition to all those wonderful programs, I wrote up 11 more for 2010.

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Nonprofit Website Effectiveness

Connection Cafe

Read more tips in the 2010 Nonprofit Resolutions Guide and share some of your own here Author: Emma Zolbrod. An obvious place to sign up for an email newsletter. A well placed donation button. A prominent photo that conveys your mission.

Give your 2010 Strategy a Jumpstart with these Free Nonprofit Webinars – Starting Tomorrow!

NetWits

If you are having trouble with the fact that 2009 is indeed over, then you may need a MindStart. Courtesy of Cause Minded.) Cause Minded is a new online community that brings together thought leaders in the philanthropic industry to offer expertise and opinion on top industry issues

Open Community and Nonprofit Techies

NetWits

– because we know there are several large nonprofits who are out in front of this stuff, and we want to hear their stories and talk to the vendors who are making it work. So here’s a question for all of you NPTechies to consider… How is your nonprofit building community online?

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2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Reveals Surprising Stats

Frogloop

I’ll try to keep it short and just sweet enough to fill you in on everything you need to know about the new 2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study from M+R Strategic Services and NTEN. Thanks to Allyson for inviting me to guest post.

Link Love Monthly: Best of February 2010

SocialFish

The Number One Reason Your Nonprofit Should Check Out Google Buzz (John Haydon). The State of Social Media Around the World 2010 (Brian Solis). How do we get our nonprofit’s supporters to retweet content?

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My Three Words for 2010

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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First Reflections on Jumo

Amy Sample Ward

We count many of the world’s leading nonprofits as partners, including Amnesty International, Sierra Club, Human Rights Campaign, and the United Nations Foundation. Tags: community networking jumo nonprofits social media social network As you may have heard , Jumo is now open in beta.

Association Jam: Top Links for October 2010

Wild Apricot

Here’s a look at the most popular links submitted to Association Jam in October 2010, by topic category: Membership Are you a membership based nonprofit? Blog posts and articles on Technology , Social Media and Leadership stories came out on top at AssociationJam.org this month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes, with Fundraising, Volunteers and Membership not far behind.

10 Most Popular Posts of 2010

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Best to you and your nonprofit in 2011! Three iPhone Apps that Every Nonprofit Needs to Know About. HOW TO: Add Your Nonprofit to Jumo (and Why You Should). 10 Social Media Metrics for Nonprofit Organizations (and How To Track Them). 10 Twitter Apps for Nonprofits. Five Most Common Mistakes Made by Nonprofit Admins on Facebook. Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Reconsider Facebook. HOW TO: Add Your Nonprofit to Foursquare.

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Great reads from around the web on January 25th

Amy Sample Ward

Chase Community Giving Contest Ends With Yet More Controversy – Beth's Blog: How Nonprofit Organizations Can Use Social Media to Power Social Networks for Change – Beth Kanter has an excellent post chronicling and compiling many posts and resources, as well as commentary and criticism surrounding the Chase Community Giving contest that just finished. "This It's left some nonprofit professionals wondering whether these types of contests are a good idea."

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Association Jam: Top Links for November 2010

Wild Apricot

Blog posts and articles on Membership and Leadership led the links tally at AssociationJam.org this month, in terms of the numbers of submissions, views and reader votes, followed by Fundraising and Social Media , among other topics of interest for associations and nonprofits.

30+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for May 2010

Wild Apricot

Once again, it’s professional development time for nonprofit folks – fundraisers, board members, administrators, active volunteers and volunteer coordinators – with our monthly round-up of free online presentations and seminars. Fundraising and nonprofit technology topics are in the lead for May 2010, but I think you'll find a little something here for everyone.(

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Seth Godin on Innovation, Failure and Why Non-profits Should Stop Operating like Businesses

NetWits

67% of donors plan to eliminate or reduce support to nonprofits that over?solicit. Only 26% of Nonprofits Rated their Websites Very Effective. Seth Godin has some firm beliefs and thoughtful insights when it comes to how non-profits can (and should) change the world.

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Nonprofits of the Month :: April 2010 :: Earth Day Everyday

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Earth Day 2010 marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day held each year on April 22. You can start your Earth Day activities by friending, following and fanning the nonprofits below that are working everyday to help America becomes a more conscious, more sustainable society. Related Link: 2-for-1 Webinar Special for Nonprofit Organizations :: Ends April 30, 2010. Tags: Nonprofits of the Month April’s theme is Earth Day Everyday.