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


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.


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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?

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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.

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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.

2011 Non-profit Social Networking Survey


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.

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.

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.

11 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits and Make the World A Better Place :: 2011 Edition

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Many of us will purchase hundreds of dollars in holiday gifts over the next six weeks, and with some conscious consumerism those dollars could also help some of your favorite nonprofits continue their work in 2012. Now in it’s third year (View the 2009 Edition and 2010 Edition ), the 11 holiday gift programs listed below benefit nonprofits and thus help make the world a better place: 1.

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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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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 Online Giving Trends and 5 Tactics Your Nonprofit Must Implement Today


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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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.

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?

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.

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


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.

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.

2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report


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. Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. YouTube. Owly and htly. Tweetdeck. TweetWhen. and so many more!

Constitution Day 2011


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.

Independence Day, 2011


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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Millennial Donor Summit 2011: Online conference connecting you with research, case studies and trends

Amy Sample Ward

Mark your calendars for next month’s 2011 Millennial Donoar Summit and rejoice in the fact that you don’t have to book a flight or hotel! That’s right, June 22, 2011, you can join in the sessions, discussions and more all from the comfort of your own computer. MDS11 is “a virtual summit providing a day of speakers, thought leaders, and provocateurs challenging the traditional modes of fundraising and engagement.&#

February 2011 Community Builder Chat Wrap-Up #CommBuild

Amy Sample Ward

Today’s CommBuild chat brought together some regular participants and some new ones for a rich conversation chock full of examples and ideas to share! Get the chat archive! The conversation in this month’s chat focused on these questions: How to best stay motivated and motivate your community team. It’s important and not always discussed. The result is often community managers having to motivate themselves AND their community. Not a small feat. from @vrhinesmith.

2011 Member Appreciation Month FTW


2011 Community community mam Member Appreciation Month members wrap-upEvery November, we invite NTEN members to have a little more fun than usual and bask in a big wave of Member Appreciation. There are free programs, there are thank you posts, and there are prizes - gosh, are there prizes! This year, we've been floored by the level of fun and the amount of appreciation NTENers brought to the community. It is a record-setting Appreciation Month in many ways.


Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

Presentations from 2011 presentation community community engagement community-driven model erl11 libraries technologyI’m in Austin, TX, today engaging with librarians, digital curators, and technologists working at the nexus of communities and knowledge at the Electronic Resources and Libraries annual conference. You can follow along with the sessions today through Wednesday using #ERL11.

2011 Online Giving Trends


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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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 , the report is based on a survey of 780 mostly small to medium-sized nonprofits in North America in December 2010.

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

Amy Sample Ward

Today, I’m live blogging a few sessions from the 2011 Millennial Donor Summit. This session focuses on how to successfully get started with mobile technology, with Tonia Zampieri from Smart Online presenting. Millennial Distinctions. about 85 Million. 1st generation raised on mobiles. 95% own mobile devices. 83% sleep with mobile at bedside. 62% connect to internet wirelessly. more likely than any other generation to post a video of themselves online. Are you Millennial ready?

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Free Non-profit Webinars for December 2011

Wild Apricot

Here is the round-up of free non-profit webinars being offered in December. Along with our Wild Apricot product overview and Membership Database webinars, we've found 22+ on topics ranging from non-profit sustainability to Facebook enhancements. nonprofit webinar Non-profit Wild Apricot

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2011 NTEN Award: Peter Campbell


On the last day of the Nonprofit Technology Conference each year, we have an Awards Lunch and Community Celebration. NTEN gives two awards to NTEN Members, including the Lifetime Achievement Award , which we blogged about already. The second award is the "NTEN Award," given this year to Peter Campbell, IT Director for Earthjustice.

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New Report: 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study


Not necessarily, according to the 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study , just released at the 2011 NTC by M+R and NTEN. That's just one of the fascinating drops of knowledge in the " 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study ". > Download the 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. A high unsubscribe rate is bad, right? As it turns out, a high unsubscribe rate correlates directly with high fundraising results.

Things We Like (May 2011)


The 2011 Games for Change Festival sure looks like fun. Pass judgment on us in the 2011 NTEN Community Survey. After all, where else would you turn to for links to things like van Gogh's "Starry Night" recreated with bacon right next to IBM's report on "The State of Marketing 2011" (pdf)? A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Read more posts on our blog.

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Association Jam - Top Links for June 2011

Wild Apricot

Here’s a look at the highest rated posts on AssociationJam - a forum for association and non-profit staff and volunteers - for the month of June 2011.( read more ). Association Jam Fundraising leadership membership social media Volunteers

New Report: 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report


The 2011 NTC saw the release of the latest " Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report ". > Download the 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report More than 11,000 nonprofit professionals filled out this year's survey, sponsored by NTEN, Common Knowledge, and Blackbaud, generating a veritable cornucopia of data. Other highlights: Nine out of 10 respondents(89%) report having a presence on Facebook in 2011.

Top 10 AJAM Posts for September 2011

Wild Apricot

Here are the top 10 posts on Association Jam in September, 2011. The posts that received the highest votes were in the Membership, Leadership and Social Media categories. read more ). Fundraising membership Volunteers leadership Association Jam

Revenue, Retention and Reactivation: Findings from the 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Report


Download The 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Performance Report to learn more about the 6% revenue growth and other key performance indicators of annual funds at more than 100 public and private institutions. Yesterday, Blackbaud released their 2011 Higher Education Fundraising Performance Report that gleaned some pretty positive trends in the Higher Education space. 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Performance.

Free Non-profit Webinars for September 2011

Wild Apricot

There are over 23 free non-profit webinars in our round-up for September. You'll find webinars on cause marketing, fundraising, volunteer management, social media, constituent engagement and much more.( read more ). training webinar Wild Apricot

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Free Non-profit Webinars for March 2011

Wild Apricot

Here is our round-up of free webinars for non-profits and other membership organizations that we've gathered for the month of March. We found over 24 webinars on topics such as: building capacity with Boomer volunteers; social media metrics and benchmarking; project management for non-profits; and numerous leadership and fundraising sessions. So be sure to look through the list to see what might interest you or others in your organization.( read more ).

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