Hurricane Irene 2011

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Hurricane Irene 2011

Best Blogs of 2011

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Well, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for…our choice for the best Connection Cafe blog posts of 2011. So, for those of you that achieved it in 2011, congratulations! Author: Sara Spivey. I wish I could connect them all with some pithy common thread, but alas, the word “eclectic” is the first thing that springs to mind. After all, the common thread between baseball and Google Analytics is so obvious, right?

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Top Ten for 2011

NCE Social Media

Social Media as a Fundraising Tool for 2011. Education and Training Facebook Google Marketing and Awareness Microblog Tools 10 2011 commandments edgerank etiquette facebook fanpages fundraising google groups megaphones plus share top10 YouTubeIt would be the end of the year without another Top Ten list. NCE Social Media is no exception. Here are the top 10 posts from the past year. Google+. Social Media Etiquette. 10 Commandments of Posting Online. Facebook’s EdgeRank.

Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011

NetWits

Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. South by South West Interactive 2011 is upon us. Her second book, exploring how causes can excel using Twitter, comes out in the summer of 2011. He led the company’s 2011 video initiatives with the World Economic Forum and United Nations Foundation. It’s that time again. There are a ton of great activities, networking opportunities and sessions focused on the non-profit space this year – one of which Blackbaud will be moderating.

The Dish: 2011 Convio Summit

Connection Cafe

The 2011 Convio Summit is 14 days away. Author: Jill Ward. I say this with a mixture of excitement and sheer terror since I still have a list a mile long of things to get done before the event. Nonetheless, this year’s event is packed with awesome sessions, engaging speakers, networking, parties and loads of Oprah-style giveaways—well, maybe not THAT good— but the more you participate the better the chance you’ll have to bring home some cool, free stuff!

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2011 Nonprofit Day

Amy Sample Ward

Date : September 19, 2011. presentation Presentations from 2011 11npd movement building nonprofit panelLocation : San Francisco, CA. Topic : Rethinking Movement Building. Description : Technology, access to information (and misinformation) and the changing scale of communications have definitely played a role in igniting social change and affected the way we build movements. Amid all these changes, what’s the role of nonprofit organizations?

2011 MyCharityConnects Conference Keynote

Amy Sample Ward

Date : June 6, 2011, 9 am – 10:15 am. presentation Presentations from 2011 community keynote mcc11 movement building technologyLocation : Toronto, ON, Canada. Topic : Keynote; Technology and Community – Strategic Options for Building Movements. Description : Try as we might to do everything ourselves, our campaigns, our programs, and our missions rely on the community for success.

NTEN Communications Roundtable January 2011

Amy Sample Ward

Date : January 11th, 2011. Description : Welcome to 2011! This month’s Communications Roundtable is focused on sharing and discussing what’s ahead for 2011 – join us! Related Links : My goals for 2011. 2011 presentation nten roundtableLocation : Phone & online chat. Topic : Questions, conversation and ideas about communications for nonprofits.

2011: New Year, New Congress

Connection Cafe

2011 - it's a new year and a new Congress! In 2011, Convio will offer Local Data as part of our Advocacy suite - allowing you to use thousands of local targets for your online advocacy efforts. 2011 holds many opportunities for advocates in what is sure to be an exciting Congressional session. The 2011 House calendar has increased time for Representatives to spend in their districts meeting with constituents. Happy 2011 Author: Sally Heaven.

2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference – Unconference

Amy Sample Ward

Date : March 19, 2011. presentation Presentations from 2011 11ntc ntc nten unconferenceLocation : Washington DC. Topic : Unconference. Description : The NTC Unconference is a place to continue conversations from, ask questions about, or further explore the various tracks and sessions of the conference. The physical space will include sections for all 5 tracks, and a main organizing board where you can post a question or topic to discuss.

Social Media Revolution 2011

NCE Social Media

There is now an updated video for this called the Social Media Revolution 2011. Two years ago I posted a video on the use of social media. Based on #1 International Best Selling Book Socialnomics by Erik Qualman , this video includes statistics on the world’s population, technology adoption, and the continued rise of social media. Here’s the video. Enjoy. Research qualman revolution Video

2011 Non-profit Social Networking Survey

NetWits

There’s always great information in the newsletter, but this time around I’m particularly excited because the focus is social networking for non-profits (something that, if you read this blog regularly, you know I’m very passionate about) and the 2011 Social Networking Survey. How can I get the 2011 Social Networking Benchmark Report for Non-profits? The survey results will be compiled and presented at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference in March.

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International Human Rights Day 2011

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

2011 has been an amazing year for human rights defenders. In my Fall 2011 President’s Update , I mentioned PBS NewsHour’s two stories, and complete press coverage of our work is listed on our website. The year 2011 has shown in many ways that the arc of history is bending toward justice. T, December 10th, the international community is observing Human Rights Day to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Find us at 2011 Summit!

Connection Cafe

Are you attending Convio's 2011 Summit? This information will be shared in the 2011 Summit guide but I wanted to give you a peek at what everyone involved with your Convio Client Care team is preparing specifically for this year's attendees: Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. 4, 2011. 5, 2011. I know I'm excited about the Convio 2011 Summit and I'm definitely looking forward to meeting, and helping, all of Convio's amazing clients! Author: Kent Gilliam.

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2011 Volunteer Management for Nonprofits Conference

Amy Sample Ward

Date : March 25, 2011. presentation Presentations from 2011 basics howto twitter volunteerLocation : New York, NY. Topic : Using Twitter to Recognize Volunteers and Build a Following. Description : This session is targeted at beginner and intermediate knowledge or experience with Twitter and other social media platforms.

Best of 2011 – Multi-channel

Connection Cafe

Author: Jill Ward. MULTI- comes from the Latin word mulus which means MANY & MUCH. There are way more words out there than I originally thought that start with multi-. So, I thought I'd share a few , and they just might help you improve your Words with Friends score or answer some random trivia questions. multi-tasker – the performance of multiple tasks at one time 4. multi-loquent – speaking much; loquacious 3. multi-ped – an organism with many feet; as, a centipede 2.

Usability Lab at Summit 2011

Connection Cafe

Are you going to Convio's 2011 Summit in October? Author: Alissa Ruehl. Do you want to share your opinions so that we can make Convio more user-friendly? The Convio Usability Lab will be back for its 4th year. No white coats or mad scientists here, just a team of user experience professionals who will be waiting to hear your opinions so we can make Convio software easier to use. The process is simple.

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2011 National Conference On Volunteering and Service: Community Building Workshop

Amy Sample Ward

Date : June 7, 2011, 8:30 am – 10 am. presentation Presentations from 2011 campaigns community engagement ncvs organizing resourcesLocation : New Orleans, LA. Topic : Bringing Community Organizing Into Online Campaigns. Description : Integrating volunteers into online campaigns for requires a great community organizer. Traditional community organizing lays the groundwork for online campaigns and effective movements.

2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference – New to the NTC Orientation

Amy Sample Ward

Date : March 17, 2011. presentation Presentations from 2011 11ntc ntc nten orientationLocation : Washington DC. Topic : New the the NTC Orientation. Description : Join others new to the NTC and a few NTC veterans who will share tips, tricks and what not to miss while you’re at the NTC. I’ll lead this session and present with a few NTEN member volunteers to ensure if you’re new to the NTC you have all the information you need to make it a valuable experience!

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2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference – Community-Driven Social Impact

Amy Sample Ward

Date : March 18, 2011. presentation Presentations from 2011 11ntc community driven social impact ntc nten social by socialLocation : Washington DC. Topic : Community-Driven Social Impact. Description : This session will focus on strategies and tactics to amplify the impact of mission-based programs through community-driven efforts. We’ll address emerging best practices and discuss the associated opportunities and challenges of community-driven strategies.

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Best of 2011 - Client Success Stories

Connection Cafe

We had a lot this year and I wanted to highlight a few throughout 2011 that really stood out ranging from advocacy, social media gone viral, housefile growth to epic multi-channel strategies. Check out the following top 5 client success stories of 2011: RESOLVE. Author: Blair Naylor. It’s always fun to recap the year with great client success stories.

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What to Look for in 2011

Connection Cafe

Mobile technology : TMCNet.com reports that nearly a third of Americans used smartphones 2010 and last year Nielson predicted that by Christmas 2011, a full half of Americans will have smart phones. Integrated campaigns : Integrated may be a word that’s bounced around your organization for years but never will it be as important as in 2011. Author: Cheryl Black. New year, new trends. Here’s what to keep your eye on for the coming year.

2011 Online Giving Trends and 5 Tactics Your Nonprofit Must Implement Today

NetWits

In our 2011 Online Giving Report we’ve combined findings from The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving with additional multi-year giving data, which allows us to pull out a very rich set of insights. Here’s a few of the highlights … Key 2011 Online Giving Trends Include. of online giving happened in October, November, and December of 2011. >> Download the Complete 2011 Online Giving Report for FREE Today. 2011 Online Giving Report.

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Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: Exploring the Latest Millennial Research

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. This session focuses on Millennial Donors, with Angela White from JGA presenting. What did they find out in the Millennial Donor Report? Last year, we did research on Millennial donors and it spurred us to do it again. Giving, communication and engagement are the three areas of research.

2011 MyCharityConnects Conference Workshop: Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day

Amy Sample Ward

Date : June 6, 2011, 10:30 am – 12 pm. presentation Presentations from 2011 howto mcc11 social media workshopLocation : Toronto, ON, Canada. Topic : Social Media Success in 30 Minutes Per Day. Description : The world of social media expands every day, supporting all those arguments. and doubts about whether it’s worth the time and energy to get started when. it seems there’s so much to learn first. But, just like all of the other areas of.

Nonprofit Weekly for Friday, October 14, 2011 - BizTimes

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Nonprofit Weekly for Friday, October 14, 2011 - BizTimes : New social network for nonprofits launches at Nonprofit Center The Helen Bader Foundation founded MKE123 as a way for the nonprofit sector to collaborate. MKE123 is now housed under the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee. The online platform is really designed to meet the needs of the nonprofit community in the Greater Milwaukee area,” said Matt Brown, project director of MKE 123.

Social Media as a Fundraising Tool for 2011

NCE Social Media

PBSNewsHour had a recent segment on how charities are turning to social media as a fundraising tool now more than ever. In the video, which is embedded below, Allison Fine from The Chronicle of Philanthropy is interviewed by Ray Suarez. I’ve mentioned Allison in a previous post. She creates podcasts on the topic of social media for the Chronicle of Philanthropy and you should check them out. How is your agency using it as a fund raising tool in the new year?

Report Release: The 2011 NTEN Community Survey Report | NTEN

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Report Release: The 2011 NTEN Community Survey Report | NTEN : "The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) conducts an annual Community Survey to find out more about the individuals and organizations in the NTEN community: we want to find out how these individuals and organizations use technology in their work, gauge the impact of NTEN programs and services on their professional development and their organization’s missions, and track trends in the nonprofit technology community over time

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March 2011 Community Builder Chat Archive (#CommBuild)

Amy Sample Ward

This month’s chat focused mainly on sharing lessons and examples from the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference , which took place in Washington, DC, last week. We just wrapped up another rousing Community Builder chat – I’m always so energized and inspired by these chats and thankful for all those that participate and share. Get the full archive here!

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. This panel discussion focuses on the generational divide, with the following panelists: Wendy Harman and Suzy DeFrancis, American Red Cross. David Smith and Michael Weiser, National Conference on Citizenship. Moderated by Kari Dunn, Case Foundation.

The Most Influential Women in Technology 2011 - Full list | Fast Company

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The Most Influential Women in Technology 2011 - Full list | Fast Company

June 2011 Community Builder Chat Archive (#CommBuild)

Amy Sample Ward

The June Community Builder chat focused a lot on listening, engaging, and supporting communities with organic and emerging conversations and goals. It was a great discussion with a bunch of new participants, and quite a bit of sharing! Get the full archive here! Some of the highlights discussed for engaging your community included: In terms of participation from community, we welcome posts and mentions with positive affirmations. Thank you’s and encouragement.

SXSW 2011: David J. Neff talks Social Media Fundraising with Frank Barry

NetWits

While at SXSW 2011 I had the chance to talk with David J. Watch the Video from SXSW 2011. SXSW 2011: David J. Neff. A non-profit tech (#NPTech), communications and interactive strategy guy who’s all about helping non-profits and people for a living. He worked at the American Cancer Society (ACS) for 9 years directing their web and interactive strategy.

Giving USA 2011 Report

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The Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , has released Giving USA 2011: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the year 2010. Below are some key findings and information from the 56th annual report. Key Findings: Total estimated charitable giving in the United States rose 3.8% in 2010. Total charitable giving by donor source for 2010 is estimated to be $290.89 billion. Giving by individuals rose an estimated 2.7 percent in 2010.

2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report

NetWits

The 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report provides analysis of 28 major nonprofit organizations and transactions for over 15 million donors and more than $1 billion in revenue. Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company, has released the third edition of it’s groundbreaking research into multichannel giving trends among nonprofit organizations.

January 2011 Community Builder Chat Archive #CommBuild

Amy Sample Ward

The January chat flew by with so many participants sharing so many personal experiences, anecdotes and ideas. Thank you to everyone who joined in, followed along, and shared the archive! Get the chat archive! The conversation in this month’s chat focused on these questions: What are the best mechanisms for connecting online & offline communities? from @ BonnieKoenig. How much communication with your online community is too much? from @ehon.

April 2011 Community Builder Chat Archive (#CommBuild)

Amy Sample Ward

The April Community Builder chat zeroed in on data and tools. Some of the past chats have discussed strategy, philosophy, and best practices, but this time we were all excited to share our tips and tricks for measurement, goal-setting, and specific tools to help us do it all! Get the full archive here! Some of the tools discussed include: Hootsuite. Bit.ly. Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. YouTube. Owly and htly. Tweetdeck. TweetWhen. and so many more!

Constitution Day 2011

VisionLink

In honor of Constitution Day, 2011, an essay from Stan Stahl. You can find his blog here. He has a knack for reminding us of our roots, the power of community, and the United States model of governance which has never found an equal. Factions we have and we must, but let''s find a way to constrain those factions on common ground.

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion)

AFP Blog

Live blogging from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit: The Generational Divide (Panel Discussion) : "oday, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. This panel discussion focuses on the generational divide, with the following panelists: Wendy Harman and Suzy DeFrancis, American Red Cross David Smith and Michael Weiser, National Conference on Citizenship Moderated by Kari Dunn, Case Foundation". MDS11

Independence Day, 2011

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Independence Day, 2011 Stan Stahl, Ph.D. Copyright 2011. Stan Stahl writes thoughtful essays particularly able to call us towards our most promising aspirations. These are community-honoring, and community-building essays every time. You can find more of his writing at [link]. Passing on his thoughts for this 4th of July. Douglas Zimmerman VisionLink, Inc. You give the appearance of one widely traveled, I''ll bet you''ve seen things in your time.

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2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Wild Apricot

Is your organization one of the 49% of nonprofits who said they have no formal marketing or communications plan for 2011? If you are still developing your plan or are curious to see what other nonprofits are planning this year, you should have a look at the 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. Conducted by Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com , the report is based on a survey of 780 mostly small to medium-sized nonprofits in North America in December 2010.

CTK Foundation Launches the Heart and Soul 2011 Grant Award | Breaking news | Community Techknowledge

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See below and link for details)CTK Foundation Launches the Heart and Soul 2011 Grant Award | Breaking news | Community Techknowledge: "Austin, Texas, March 1, 2011 — The CTK Foundation is proud to launch the 2011 Heart and Soul Grant Competition. Interesting approach to grant applications from CTK. Write a short poem.

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2011 Online Giving Trends

NetWits

Blackbaud released its 2011 Online Giving report today. Here are some key findings in the 2011 Online Giving Report : Online giving was up 13% on a year-over-year basis when large International Affairs organizations are removed from the analysis. in 2011. The Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 had no significant effect on the overall online giving trends. of online giving happened in October, November, and December of 2011.

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