Bridging Offline/Online: Tweetups

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Networked Nonprofits know how to close the loop between social media and offline actions. Once a nonprofit has developed a presence and a network – and has integrated regular and engaging tweeting into the work flow, the next step is to host a Tweet Up.

Nonprofit Giving on the Rise [Online and Offline!]

NetWits

We recently released a pretty cool resource for the nonprofit industry – The Blackbaud Index ! percent for the 3 months ending May 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009 while the online giving index reports that online revenue increased by 23.0 percent for the 3 months ending May 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009 It contains both The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving.

Closing the Loop Between Social Media and Offline Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But as a bonus, I learned from Facebook expert Mari Smith , that sandwich boards and window clings with Facebook and Twitter IDS are an effective technique to close the loop between offline and social media. to track how your online social network activities are driving offline actions.

Social Media for Good and Evil, Strong and Weak Ties, Online/Offline,and Orgs and Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The post initially caught my eye because there was a quote from Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith, co-authors of The Dragonfly Effect (I’m giving away a copy ). I posted a link on FB page and it prompted quite a discussion from nonprofit folks.

Offline-to-Online-to-Offline: Lessons Learned in Building a Custom Community Platform

Frogloop

The ambition of the online organizing platform never matched the success of the offline organizing community and strategy. The goal was to create a unified online community for the climate movement to reflect and spur more of the movement’s offline collaboration.

4 Things Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Online Donors

Connection Cafe

New data from Target Analytics , a division of Blackbaud, reveals key insights into online and offline donors. The findings are based on analysis of online and offline giving data from sixteen large national nonprofits in the United States during 2016 and represents more than 6.5

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Who Rules: Offline or Online Donors?

Frogloop

Offline or online donors? For many nonprofits, about 90% of their donations come from offline donations. According to a recent Blackbaud study, online fundraising grew 34% and raised over $20 billion dollars in 2010.

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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Blackbaud Index for September 2010 | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

The latest Index data covers the 3 months ending September 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009. billion in yearly revenue on a monthly basis, both offline and online. for the 3 months ending September 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009.

10 Tips to Jumpstart Your Nonprofit Social Media Plan

Connection Cafe

Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Judy Chang of PayPal and Debbie Swider of the ASPCA on “ 10 Tips to Jumpstart Your Nonprofit Social Media Plan ” with examples of some of the amazing success the ASPCA has seen through growing its social media plan.

The Secret to Achieving 3X Better Fundraising Results [INFOGRAPHIC]

NetWits

If you’ve been in the nonprofit industry for a while, you’ve likely heard that “direct mail is dead” or that offline fundraising is on the decline. Offline still rules …. 90%+ of fundraising revenue comes from offline sources. to $20+ billion in 2010.

Triple your donations with online AND offline fundraising strategies

John Haydon

Online fundraising is still one of the fastest growing ways of collecting donations for nonprofits (a 34% increase in 2010). Donors that are acquired online eventually become off-line donors ( 32% switch to offline in year two ). Does your nonprofit still use direct mail?

Facebook Campaigning in Romania

Amy Sample Ward

It was so much fun and it was an amazing experience to work with people like Chris Worman and meet with so many local nonprofit and community changemakers. Notes: In June 2010: 253,360 new users joined in Romania – Coming in 3rd in the world for adoption for the month.

Interview: Kivi Leroux Miller, The Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Amy Sample Ward

She’s a go-to resource for nonprofit marketing and her new book is called The Nonprofit Marketing Guide ( get your copy here ). What’s your story; how did you get started with nonprofit marketing? They represent every kind of nonprofit you can think of!

How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook. Last year, Alan invited me to keynote the New Media Consortium ’s virtual conference to talk about the future of social and nonprofits. And, of course, to revisit my Cute Dog Theory and see how it applies to Networked Nonprofits.

Blackbaud Index for October 2010 | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Blackbaud Index for October 2010 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 15th, 2010 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. billion in yearly revenue on a monthly basis, both offline and online.

Why Segmentation Is So Important in Email Marketing

NetWits

You will also want to ensure that online communications are coordinated with offline communications such as direct mail efforts. Importantly, keep a shared calendar (Gantt charts make the best) of planned offline and online communications.

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Nonprofit SXSW Goodness – Conference List Toppers, To-Dos and Topics of Interest

Connection Cafe

My favorite part of SXSW in recent years is the flood of nonprofit and socially conscious topics, speakers and movements that are becoming more prevalent on the line-up. Hear from the nonprofits that have made it happen.” Author: Jordan Viator.

Women Who Tech: Tools and Apps to Energize your Base

Amy Sample Ward

Yesterday was the 3rd annual Women Who Tech Telesummit , bringing together over 600 women (and men) from for-profit and nonprofit organizations and technology start, connecting developers and techies with those new to the field, igniting conversations and long-term collaborations.

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Lessons from Campaign 2010: Innovations in Online Fundraising and Organizing from the Mid-term Elections

Frogloop

The 2010 mid-term election campaign saw unprecedented fundraising from both traditional political players like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and new, secretive conservative entities like American Crossroads. The webinar will be hosted by Eric Rardin, Director of Nonprofit Services at Care2. 2) How was 2010 different and what new trends had an impact this year. 3) Tips for list building, frequency of messaging, asks that work, integration with offline, etc.

Surfrider Foundation: The Poster Child for a Networked Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was honored to read Surfrider’s CEO , Jim Moriarty’s blog post about the book and why being a networked nonprofit is important: The reason all nonprofits should invest heavily in social media (and building/nurturing all forms of networks) is very, very simple… to amplify their impact.

9 Ways Nonprofits Can Excel Using Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the reasons I made a commitment to blogging about professional topics regularly was because I was inspired by Marnie’s nonprofit technology blog, ext. David was interested in learning more about what American nonprofits were doing with social media, he asked me for some advice.

2009 Nonprofit Benchmarks: How Does your Organization Measure Up?

Frogloop

If your nonprofit is not developing yearly benchmarks for its fundraising program, website visits, email and e-newsletter open and click-through rates, start now. Convio just released their latest benchmark report that examined over 500 nonprofit metrics in 15 sectors.

5 Troubling Nonprofit Statistics | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 5 Troubling Nonprofit Statistics Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on October 28th, 2010 I spend a lot of time looking at metrics and benchmarks from across the nonprofit sector. Here are five statistics from across the nonprofit sector that trouble me and should really trouble you. 67% of donors plan to eliminate or reduce support to nonprofits that over?solicit

Washington Nonprofit Conference Roundup: Lively Q&A at Session on Mobile Fundraising : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Washington Nonprofit Conference Roundup: Lively Q&A at Session on Mobile Fundraising : FundRaising Success: "Nonprofit organizations around the world are raising millions of dollars via mobile fundraising for disaster relief in Haiti. the session “Mobile, Online, Offline” at the DMA

Networked Nonprofit in Boston: A Story of Contrasts

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This post shares a few observations about Networked Nonprofits. Networking: Weaving Online and Offline, Strong Ties and Weak Ties. I’m also thinking of nonprofit technology professionals like John Haydon and Debra Askanase are another example.

10 Free Nonprofit iPhone Apps

Nonprofit Tech for Good

First there was 10 Nonprofit Text Alert Campaigns. Then 10 Nonprofit Mobile Websites. Now 10 Free Nonprofit iPhone Apps. Updated: March 4, 2010. Users can also download stories for offline reading. Released: February 12, 2010. Released: March 29, 2010.

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5 Myths about Online Giving | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 5 Myths about Online Giving Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on December 1st, 2010 There are so many myths about online giving. A higher percentage of donors 45 to 54 and 55 to 64 give online than offline. 25% of donors aged 65 and older give both online and offline. 77% of nonprofits had at least one online gift of $1,000 or more last year.

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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. The nonprofit presence at SXSW has been growing steadily over the past couple of years. My nonprofit has found a free agent, now what?

SOCIAL MEDIA MANIA - Association Bisnow - Washington

AFP Blog

Association and non-profit social media managers, users, and lovers came together offline last week at the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network DC's social SOCIAL MEDIA MANIA - Association Bisnow - Washington: "t seems not so long ago that we were all minimizing Facebook and Twitter on our desktops every time the boss walked by. Now, many are expected to be logged in from 9-to-5 (and beyond).

Nonprofit Campaigners Take Center Stage at DCWeek

Frogloop

There’s a terrific nonprofit track on June 16th with seasoned nonprofit campaigners ranging from Carie Lewis from the Humane Society of the United States to Alan Rosenblatt from Center for American Progress. Tags: Nonprofit Events

Real-Time Web Social Action Events: Blurring the Offline/Online Distinction?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My guess is as we enter 2010, might we see the invention of Real Time Web fundraising events As more nonprofit explore the possibilities of location-based social networks and fundraising , the distinctions between online/offline fundraising will melt away.

Top 5 Lessons Learned in 2009: Multi-Channel Engagement

Connection Cafe

I’m connected in different ways to numerous nonprofit organizations. And with the publishing of the 2010 Nonprofit Resolutions Guide , 5 main lessons learned in the way of multi-channel marketing were evident in 2009. Two emails from the same nonprofit in one day?

Vote 2012!

Connection Cafe

Think of the benefits to your nonprofit organization using this mobile recruiter form at events versus the old-school way of using a physical clipboard and a piece of paper: The message to the target is sent immediately – compared to “probably never” for old-school petitions.

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New on SSIR – Be Human: Temporary versus Permanent Networks

Amy Sample Ward

Whether you are working on a campaign, a program or a service; whether it is online or offline (though I would argue it should probably touch both!); I also have a ton of experiential proof that joining people together offline, at the same time – whether it’s for an fun event, a conference, or anything else – can dramatically increase the uptake in online community engagement and the permanence of that network.

Networked Nonprofit Update: Royalty Check Sent to Sharing Foundation, London Event, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Not long after we received our final letter from Leng Sopharath, a young Cambodian woman our family has been sponsoring for college over the past four years, the first royalty check from The Networked Nonprofit arrived! Networked Nonprofit

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

HOW TO: Launch a Broadcast “TV” Channel for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits will soon be broadcasting their own live TV programs to households around the world simply with a Ustream channel and a smartphone. Those nonprofits that do will be the best positioned to be successful at Web television. for Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Websites like Ustream.tv

Openness and Engagement: Key Tactics Embraced at PDF Conference

Frogloop

The 2010 PDF (Personal Democracy Forum) was the place to be for nonprofit and political campaigners last week in NYC. Check out some of the key take-aways of PDF by some of our favorite nonprofit experts.

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How to Choose a Website Vendor- The Solution

NetWits

Choosing the right website vendor is critical to the success of online and offline initiatives for many nonprofits, but it can be a daunting task. Last week, we looked at some things to consider about the partnership between your nonprofit and your website vendor. I have spent the last four years helping clients and potential clients walk through this process, and I've learned some useful lessons based on their successes – and mistakes.

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! Donors Flip Channels Dunham+Company has new data out in “A National Survey of the Impact of Offline Communication on Online Donations.&# The key for nonprofits is to focus on the experience a donor has when they switch channels.

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The Online Giving Study: A Summary

Frogloop

million gifts to 66,470 different nonprofits from 2003 – 2009.&# Similar to offline fundraising, online fundraising is all about relationships. What this means for you as a nonprofit? or 64.1%) comes via nonprofit websites.&#

Top Nonprofit Leaders to Follow on Twitter

Frogloop

With such an explosion of new voices, that’s a lot of tweets and noise for nonprofit campaigners to filter through. So if you can only carve out 20 minutes a day to follow nonprofit leaders and thinkers discussing nonprofit issues on Twitter, who would they be? jocelynharmon – Jocelyn, who has been working in the nonprofit sector for over a decade tweets about online fundraising and how to connect with donors, email marketing, and online advocacy.