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

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Peak water is reached when the rate at which water demanded is higher than the rate at which the supply is replenished. 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. By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world population could be under stress conditions.

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Latest Trends in Online Fundraising

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With more than half of 2010 now over, it might be helpful to review some updated statistics. . The Index looks at trends on a rolling three-month basis to smooth out seasonal or episodic spikes in the data and is the largest and most timely study being done in the industry. . The Index shows that online giving remained positive during most of 2009 and the trends for 2010 have been very encouraging. Through June 2010, online giving was up 11.7%

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2011 Online Giving Trends

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The 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. 54% of the organizations in the analysis experienced results at or above this growth rate. compared to the same time period in 2010. When large International Affairs organizations are included in the analysis the growth rate drops to 0.3%.

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2011 Online Giving Trends

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The 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. 54% of the organizations in the analysis experienced results at or above this growth rate. compared to the same time period in 2010. When large International Affairs organizations are included in the analysis the growth rate drops to 0.3%.

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Get a Special Rate on the 2nd International Fundraising Conference

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> Register for the 2010 IFC Online here. Trends in Online Fundraising: What We Can Learn From the Data . Then, you'll probably want to: > Register for the 2010 IFC Online at our discounted rate today ! The 2nd Annual International Fundraising eConference is coming up May 11-13, and simply because you're reading this blog, you qualify for 25% off. Register by April 13th to attend for just $199! > "Why should I attend", you ask?

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

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Fundraising Email Response Rate is 0.13%. Only 26% of Nonprofits Rated their Websites Very Effective. You can read more about these stats and find the source studies over at Non-profit Trends. 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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An Interview with Robert Chatwani on Giving Works Trends 2009

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In terms of giving – we see two large macro trends taking place. The first is that online giving is growing fast, at a rate that’s 7 times faster than offline giving. Right before the holidays, eBay released 2009 figures for Giving Works , its fundraising program and marked a historic record for total funds raised for non-profits through ebay.com. According to the report, the eBay community gave $50 million to nonprofits, a 17% jump over 2008 despite the ongoing recession.

5 Troubling Nonprofit Statistics | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

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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. As often as possible I try to talk about positive trends that are happening. The Target Analytics donorCentrics Index of National Fundraising Performance for 2009 reported this trend.

Online Giving Trends from 2009 and the Haiti Earthquake

NTEN

The September 2009 issue of NTEN Connect had a review of trends in online giving. Blackbaud has been actively engaged in researching and analyzing trends in the nonprofit sector for quite a while. The analysis represents the largest study of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. Even though February was the smallest month for online giving the first three months of 2009 had a 60% year-over-year growth rate in online revenue. Year End Online Giving Trends.

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5 Reasons Why Your Email Got Deleted

NetWits

Pay attention to this trend and start reviewing your email content with an eye for length. As I looked over a few email campaigns I noticed something very surprising – even thought each of the non-profits had the ability to track basic things like open rates, clicks, actions taken, donations given and registrations they didn’t take advantage of it. Would you be happy with a return of.30 cents per email address when asking your supporter based for money through an email appeal?

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HOW TO: Launch a Group Text Messaging Campaign for Your Nonprofit for Free

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billion text messages each day with an open-rate that currently hovers at about 90%. Compared to other vendors, their rates for ad-free, 160-character full version are very affordable. Also, the market is becoming increasingly flooded with low-cost vendors and this trend will likely continue. 2010 Nonprofit Text Messaging Benchmarks Report. I like to think of group text messaging campaigns as the e-newsletter of the Mobile Web – just much shorter.

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[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: The Humane Society of the United States

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I identified a trend forming with social networking, and set up our very first profile. But, we also recognize that open rates are falling, and we’ve got to continue to stay ahead of the curve and evolve in emerging spaces like social media and mobile, so we invest in those areas as well. Stay in tune with what other nonprofits are doing, and what social media trends are evolving, and learn. Organization: The Humane Society of the United States.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: Big Cat Rescue

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million new visitors per year, but we anticipate that going much higher as people are able to comment and easily rate and post pages to their social networking sites. Chris also notes the headlines and tags of videos that are trending and often patterns our next video to capitalize on the buzz. Organization: Big Cat Rescue. Organization Size: 125 exotic cats, 9 paid staff, 107 volunteers, 80,000 supporters. Name: Carol Baskin. Title: CEO. Website: BigCatRescue.org.

Why Segmentation Is So Important in Email Marketing

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Segmenting your lists will lead to more targeted messaging and is proven to boost response rates and help to reduce unsubscribes. Using segmentation can drastically improve your response rates, increase the value of your communications for the recipient, help reduce unsubscribes, and prevent list fatigue. If you are just getting started in such efforts, don’t worry…the trends will expose themselves over time.

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The Mismeasure of War

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The main thesis of the HRS authors, Andrew Mack et al, is that “nationwide mortality rates actually fall during most wars” and that “today’s wars rarely kill enough people to reverse the decline in peacetime mortality that has been underway in the developing world for more than 30 years.” If they did this, they would find that they have inadequate information to conclude anything about the trend in war-related lethality in recent decades.

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10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And we’ll continue this trend for social networking, social action, and commerce. The Elections app will soon be updated for 2010.). The Yelp and Around Me apps are popular ways to find restaurants, coffee shops, or hotels wherever you are, but what about green-rated businesses? Greenopia has transformed its printed, local guides into a dynamic, nationwide mobile application that lets you find local, green-rated businesses in any category.

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What is Your Nonprofit’s Holiday Content Strategy for Facebook?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recently, I noticed a trend on what major retailers were doing on their Facebook pages for the holiday season. Identifying a Trend. The emerging trend was that major retailers were using their Facebook pages to release special deals and give retail discounts for the holiday season. It’s important that nonprofits pay attention to emerging trends outside of our sector and think about how we can use this knowledge. Image from Humane Society.

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

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by allowing them to favorite, like, or rate content). Influence Collaboration Communication Government Internet Strategy Online Community Recommended Reading Tips & TrendsSo, you have decided you need a tool for collaboration or content management. Great. And you are ready to invest the money in selecting and developing the greatest system ever. Even better. But what good is your investment if noone takes advantage of it? User adoption is a tricky beast.

Online Learning Trends That You Can’t Ignore

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Almost two-thirds of Americans are predicted to own a smartphone by 2017, more than a threefold increase since 2010. Usage of videos, podcasts, micro-blogs, diagrams, images, questions, and quizzes not only helps in increasing the participation and completion rate of training courses but also engages the learners in a better way. While online learning will continue to evolve and change, organizations looking for long -term success must focus on these trends.

5 Key Insights from the 2010 Global State of the Nonprofit.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 5 Key Insights from the 2010 Global State of the Nonprofit Industry Survey Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on October 27th, 2010 Blackbaud has conducted its North American State of the Nonprofit Industry Survey annually for six of the past seven years.

What about Pscyho Socialgraphics?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Reviewing, recommending, and rating – Users equipped with opinions and a sense of taste can make valuable reviewers and recommenders. This can be designed then into lists, favorite, trends, news and more. Topical organization, along with trends, help users sort and filter what’s relevant to them. Sigmund Freud I've been buried putting the final touches on some new curriculum for social media and nonprofit peer learning approaches.

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

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A growing trend among organizations is to get out of the business of owning servers entirely. Another emerging trend is cloud-based computing , which enables organizations to pay only for processor cycles, memory, and storage as it's used. As the popularity and use of social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter continue to grow at staggering rates, we can expect these tools to become more and more a part of everyday business for employees.

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More Nonprofit Benchmarks

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percent response rate for subscribers donating to your cause, which on an email list of over 100,000 really adds up. Organizations with smaller list sizes have better response rates. Email fundraising response rates averaged at 0.13 percent and email advocacy rates at 4 percent. So at times, when they segment the data by organization type (or similar subgroups), you’re seeing trend data for as few as three or four organizations.

5 Questions: Bringing Community Organizing Into Online Campaigns

NTEN

Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? I think that the rate of smartphone adoption worldwide will continue to grow tremendously, and with that, the rise of smartphone mobile apps and use.

Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough

NTEN

They support and extend the larger trends that are shaping both charity and business operations -- whether those trends are flex time, impact measurement, real time data, or open APIs -- and allow you to gain the benefits of those larger trends without really having to think about it much. It is so compelling that cloud technology adoption rates are unbelievably rapid -- in a few years Google has drawn 25 million active users and 2 million businesses to cloud solutions.

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Orgs with email list of under 10,000 grew online revenue by 26% YEAH!

Network-Centric Advocacy

There are some really interesting trends in here. How do these trends shape the movement? The open rate for email fundraising appeals was 19%. The click-through rate was 1.7%, down from 2% in 2008. Web traffic growth continued for most, but at a slower rate. Great service from Convio for sharing this summary and Michael Stein for his work. What do they tell us about the future? Online giving grew 14 percent.

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Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough

NTEN

They support and extend the larger trends that are shaping both charity and business operations -- whether those trends are flex time, impact measurement, real time data, or open APIs -- and allow you to gain the benefits of those larger trends without really having to think about it much. It is so compelling that cloud technology adoption rates are unbelievably rapid -- in a few years Google has drawn 25 million active users and 2 million businesses to cloud solutions.

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Effective Uses of Social Media for Fundraising

NTEN

With trends like these, it's important to consider your own approach to social media. Providers of online fundraising technology are responding to this trend by making it easier for people to cross-link their social media spaces to their online fundraising places. By making the donation form look and feel like the referring Facebook page, we have found organizations can increase their online donation conversion rates. Philip King, Artez Interactive.

The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man

Allegiance Group

a now-legendary production team making ad-quality videos at a rate of 7 minutes per video. But what impressed me most, and the reason they became a trending topic on Twitter, is the personal attention they paid to their audience. As of Wednesday, Old Spice is officially the king of viral marketing. They’ve even crowned themselves.) And we could learn a lot from them.

Online Engagement and Giving: Making the Most of Real Numbers

NTEN

While system data and trends show online giving is growing, consumer research reinforces the need for nonprofits to focus on how they integrate online and other technology into their marketing and development programs – not just for today, but for the future. . Some of the key trends supporting rapid adoption of technology by nonprofits are: 1) Online lifestyle, behavior and giving of consumers and donors leading to success. Alan Cooke, Convio.

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Constructive Disruption: Advancing Social Change Through the Cloud

NTEN

Broadband continues to expand and become more accessible in remote places in the world -- we're not there yet, but the trends over the next 3-5 years will allow much greater access for those in the developing world. A team led by the International Institute of Information Technology in Hyderabad, India, is working on a battery-powered diagnostic device, costing less than US$100, which can monitor a patient's heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen levels.

Constructive Disruption: Advancing Social Change Through the Cloud

NTEN

Broadband continues to expand and become more accessible in remote places in the world -- we're not there yet, but the trends over the next 3-5 years will allow much greater access for those in the developing world. A team led by the International Institute of Information Technology in Hyderabad, India, is working on a battery-powered diagnostic device, costing less than US$100, which can monitor a patient's heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen levels.

Measuring the Impact of Your Social Media Program

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For a more detailed analysis of your Twitter audience size and growth rates, check out TwitterCounter.com. Tags: Social Networking Trends As nonprofits and advocacy groups delve deeper into social media, the need to assess their return on investment (ROI) is critical. Given the organizational goals of advocacy groups, it should be abundantly clear that ROI encompasses far more than fundraising, and in many cases will not include fundraising at all.

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5 Questions: Superheroes of Online Fundraising: Become a Data-Driven Strategist

NTEN

Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? I think the most important trend this year is multi-channel convergence: using mobile, email, web, broadcast, print, twitter, etc. complementary text messages can significantly improve email response rates.

Apps and Tools to Energize your Base

Care2

Growth rate is at about 49.5%, though churn is at 31%. The response rate for text messaging where people are asked to make a call to a decision maker on the organization's behalf is 4.9%. That's six times the rate of 'call-in' emails (0.82%). Social Networking Technology Trends Web 2.0This is the thing about online apps and mobile: they are the next big thing for nonprofits today.

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How Telecommunications Is Changing Work for Nonprofits

NTEN

This growing trend, often described as telecommuting or e-commuting, reflects a fundamental change from the traditional concept of work (performed in an office, on a nine-to-five schedule) to a more adaptive, results-based one. It substitutes traditional local and long distance charges with a flat monthly per-account fee, and dramatically reduces international calling rates. Jacob Griscom, BetterWorld Telecom. [Ed.

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Research Friday: Idealist.org Survey Backs 2011 Nonprofit Employment Trends Outlook

ASU Lodestar Center

Earlier this month, Idealist.org released a nonprofit sector employment trends survey that supported the findings of the 2011 Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey. The national Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey , produced by Nonprofit HR Solutions, indicated that 60 percent of nonprofit organizations were planning to hire in 2011, even though nearly one-quarter of the organizations trimmed staff in 2010. posted by. Mac Smith , Director, Marketing and Special Projects.

Social Networks to Replace Email? NOT!!!

Care2

Yes, but on social networks like Twitter, the adoption rate is actually low. Online Fundraising Online Marketing Social Networking Trends Web 2.0Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg fired up the death of email debate at the Nielsen’s Consumer 360 Conference Yesterday. She said only 11% of teens email daily and that they are using SMS (or Twitter) and social networks for communications.

Blog Picks of the Week

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But trends come and go and eventually Facebook will fade out too. Is your organization struggling to get decent open and click-through rates on your enewsletter? E-newsletters Social Networking Trends Web 2.0After scouring the web, two articles caught our attention this week. Check them out and feel free to share your own picks of the week. The Death of Facebook Geoff Livingston wrote a thought-provoking piece this week about the death of facebook.

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Useful Stats Every Nonprofit Should Know Moving into 2010

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In comparison, the rates for whites rose four percentage points, and the rates for blacks rose only two percentage points during that time period. Integrated Marketing Marketing Research Online Marketing Social Networking Trends Web 2.0The Rise of Politicians Using Social Media. Are politicians finally understanding the value of being social via social networks?

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On Frogloop's Radar

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This is far lower than the reciprocal rates of typical social media sites, such as Flickr (68 percent).&#. Mobile Social Networking Trends Web 2.0Is Your Website Mobile Friendly? Heather Mansfield over at Nonprofit Tech 2.0 has a great post on How to Create a Mobile Website for Your Nonprofit for $8 a Month. She provides gre at tips for making your website mobile friendly which is becoming increasingly important as more people access websites via smartphones.

Key Trends in Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Key Trends in Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on March 7th, 2011 Blackbaud has released two new groundbreaking research studies that reveal insights about peer-to-peer event fundraising. Team captains also help to lift the retention rates of their team members compared to individuals.

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Salesforce.com as free, bolt-on analytics engine for any database app

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And your key decision makers, who probably don’t use the app in the first place, can get the top level numbers and trends that help them manage the impact of your organization. Loan default rate over time. Historic Delinquency Rates. Over my career I’ve noticed that most applications have very limited reporting and charting features. I’ve tried to write some of my own and realized quickly why this is–analytics is hard!