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Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011

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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.

2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report

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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.

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

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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.

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2011 Online Giving Trends

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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.

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2011 Non-profit Social Networking Survey

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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.

International Human Rights Day 2011

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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.

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!

Favorite Factoids from the 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

M+R and NTEN have just released the annual 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study that analyzes data and messaging from nonprofits. So, if you want to compare your nonprofit’s performance with other, this report is a useful tool.

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

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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. 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Performance.

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

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2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report. Are you searching for ways to raise more money? 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.

Idealware’s Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide, Updated for 2011

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Guest post by Laura Quinn. Idealware created the Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide to help organizations like yours determine what results and benefits you can reasonably expect from social media, and to guide you through the process of identifying the right channels for different goals.

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Why Online Donors are Worth More than Offline Donors [INFOGRAPHIC]

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A few months ago we published the 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report and yesterday we released the 2011 Online Giving Report. In 2011, 87% of organizations had at least one online gift of $1,000 or more.

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.

6 Takeaways From ShareThis’ Study on Social Sharing

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Yesterday saw the announcement of a new study by ShareThis , in partnership with Starcom MediaVest Group and Rubinson Partners.

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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!

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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Raise More By Avoiding “One Size Fits All” Email Appeals

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Ever buy something that’s “one size fits all?” Maybe a hat or pair of gloves? It usually doesn’t work out so well. The same is true with your holiday email appeals.

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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.

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?

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.

NTC 2011 is Upon Us!

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2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#11ntc) is ramping up by kicking off the community voting website for over 400 nonprofit focused sessions! We have until September 30 th to vote for those we think will be the most valuable to the overall NPTech community. If you’re not familiar with the Nonprofit Tech. Conference head over and take a look at the agenda , the sessions , the day of service , and who attended in the past.

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NTC 2011 is Upon Us!

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2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#11ntc) is ramping up by kicking off the community voting website for over 400 nonprofit focused sessions! The Nonprofit Technology Conference 2011 Sessions Are Up To You by Debra Askanase. We have until September 30 th to vote for those we think will be the most valuable to the overall NPTech community. If you’re not familiar with the Nonprofit Tech.

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2011 Nonprofit Social Networking Survey ?

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The survey results will be compiled and presented at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference in March 2011. Look for our session, where we’ll present the 2011 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report , outlining the results of the survey. NTEN, Common Knowledge and Blackbaud invite you to take part in a nonprofit survey about how nonprofits are using online social networks, and enter your name for a chance to win an Apple iPad.

What’s Mobile have to do with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events? Answer: 1.43%

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Looking for additional resources like this? Register for our Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Newsletter and get a monthly dose of quality content. It is obvious we are in the midst of a Mobile Migration.

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Channel Surfing: A News Roundup

NetWits

Although the findings of the recently released 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report haven’t changed much since the last edition three years ago, its release has (re)fueled the conversation fire in the #nptech community. flickr.com/photos/mikebaird.

NTC Day of Service 2011: The Art of Story Capture

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This year’s Day of Service featured three different projects – a computer recycling project and installation of a wireless network in Washington, DC’s largest homeless shelter and meal preparation at DC Central Kitchen.

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.

Social Media Best Practices: 12 Tips for Making the Best of Any Social Site

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Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? Twitter has more than 16 million users, and 42.3 percent of the entire American population is on Facebook. YouTube is the second most used search engine in the world.

39 Questions Your Nonprofit Can Answer with Facebook Insights

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Subscribe to the RSS feed ›. This is a guest post by the one and only Nonprofit Facebook Guy – John Haydon (also a good buddy of mine). Make sure to check out his blog [link].

The Power of Social Fundraising and Friends Asking Friends [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Register for our Social Fundraising Newsletter and immediately get access to the full reports used to construct this INFOGRAPHIC.

Using Social Media Increases Fundraising by 40% [Study]

NetWits

Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube? 42.3% of the entire American population use Facebook. Twitter has over 16 million users. YouTube is the second most used search engine in the world.

How often are you sending bulk emails?

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How often do you send out bilk email communications? Once a day? Twice a day? Three times a week? Every three months? The frequency of your email blasts has a huge impact on the success of your email program.

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How One Nonprofit Saved Thousands of Dogs Using Social Media

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Social media is all the rage, but does it actually help create real change in the world? The folks at Best Friends Animal Society would answer with a resounding yes ! . Best Friends has introduced the Invisible Dog Campaign , a nod to the invisible dog leash from the ‘70s and ‘80s.

Using Social Media to Put a Face on Homelessness with Mark Horvath

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While at SXSW 2011 I had a got a few minutes to catch up with Mark. Watch the video from SXSW 2011 to learn more about how Mark is using the social web to change the world. SXSW 2011: Mark Horvath Talks about InvisiblePeople.TV

5 Web Reports Every Nonprofit Should Know

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Those who follow me on Twitter , or for whom I’ve helped implement NetCommunity websites, won’t be surprised to find me write about Google Analytics. Probably no better an indication of my love for the knowledge waiting to be unmasked within this tool, is the (fun?)

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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.

Social Media’s Impact on Cause Marketing with Chris Noble

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… In 2011 social media for social good is moving from light engagement to deep relationships through donor cultivation. Back in March of this year at SXSW I got the chance to spend a few minutes with Chris Noble the “Voltaire&# [ according to him ] of cause marketing.

2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on May 31st, 2011 Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company, has released the third edition of it’s groundbreaking research into multichannel giving trends among nonprofit organizations.

Free Non-profit Webinars for December 2011

Wild Apricot Blog

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

Gaming for Good, Joel Bartlett and the Super Chick Sisters

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Have you ever thought about creating a game or using game mechanics as part of your online strategy? What if I told you that it was possible to get nearly 20 MILLION views/plays for a well thought out, nicely executed, message packed game?

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