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.

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2012 SXSW Interactive – #nptech Highlights

Amy Sample Ward

Last week I was down in Austin, TX, for the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Festival. Just over one year ago, on February 18, 2011, Planned Parenthood Federation of America launched the largest integrated campaign in its history.

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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. Or just stalk them on Facebook.

2012 Report: How Nonprofits are Utilizing Social Media


I have been waiting to get my hands on the latest 2012 Social Networking Benchmark Report because it’s one of the only comprehensive surveys that provides a good overview of how nonprofits are utilizing social media to brand themselves online, connect with new supporters, and raise money.

Boost Online Fundraising with Mid-Year Revenue Spikes


Download the complete 2011 Online Giving Report to learn more about the 13% YoY growth, double-digit growth since 2009 and the top reasons your nonprofit should invest in its online fundraising program. Download the full report today… 2011 Online Giving Report.

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Five Recent Facebook Upgrades That Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, in recent months Facebook has launched a slew of new features for Facebook Pages. The others will be covered in my upcoming webinars on Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits. Facebook has launched a new App Center for Timeline and Mobile with over 600 Apps.

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How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement To Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Nonprofits Can Use Measurement to Adapt to the Facebook Algorithm Change – guest post by Meghan Keaney Anderson, Hubspot. In late September news trickled out about a change in Facebook’s Edgerank algorithm that was causing big drops in reach for many branded pages.

Nine Nonprofits Offering Timeline Covers for Their Facebook Fans

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The new Facebook Timeline design is now available for upgrade to all Facebook users. The design was meant to be rolled out site wide in December 2011, however a lawsuit with Timelines.com is prolonging the mandatory switch – most likely only temporarily. Facebook

10 Most Popular Posts on Nonprofit Tech 2.0 in 2011

Nonprofit Tech for Good

My hope for the 2012 list is to see more posts related to mobile technology ! Sadly, those posts didn’t get much traction in 2011. That said, for 2011 the 10 most popular posts were: 1. HOW TO: Create Custom iFrame Tabs on Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page (13,630). 10 Recent Upgrades to Facebook Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About (12,482). Monitoring the 10 most popular posts on Nonprofit Tech 2.o

5 Content Marketing Success Stories Your Nonprofit Needs to Imitate


Through the Start Something Web Series they’re shedding light on the impact that Bigs have on Littles by telling their story through quality video they publish on their YouTube channel, share on their website and talk about on Facebook. He’s the 2011 March of Dimes National Ambassador.

2012 SXSW Interactive Roundup


Last week, I was down in Austin, TX, for the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Festival. We've all experienced videos, blogs, photos, or topics "going viral" online before our eyes - the number of views increases, our Facebook timeline fills with reposts of the story, or a hashtag rises up the trending charts. Just over one year ago, on February 18, 2011, Planned Parenthood Federation of America launched the largest integrated campaign in its history.

Boost Your Voice with LightBox Collaborative’s 2012 Editorial Calendar

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was honored when Holly agreed to do this post about the 2012 Editorial Calendar. And, now, we are excited to present the new and improved editorial calendar for 2012. Our 2012 editorial calendar is presented as a Google spreadsheet. Flickr Photo by Yandel.

Facebook Fails are Mounting


Despite the media frenzy over Facebook’s impending IPO , all isn’t 100% rosy for Facebook. To me, the bigger story here is that people do not have infinite patience for just accepting whatever Facebook throws at them. Facebook ad click through is horrible.

2012 Nonprofit Technology Year in Review

Tech Soup Blog

In this case, it's a recap of some of the big nonprofit technology stories of 2012. Top Nonprofit Technology Buzzwords of 2012. "Hackathon" was, in fact, one of Lucy Bernholz' top 10 philanthropy buzz words for 2012. The Nonprofit Cloud in 2012.

An Interview With Facebook’s Libby Leffler: Facebook and Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity have lunch with Libby Leffler who works on strategic partnerships at Facebook with nonprofits. I sat down for an interview to learn more about her work at Facebook and tips for nonprofits. What is your current job at Facebook?

Report Release: The 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmarks


Another NTC means more great studies about nonprofit technology released, including the 2012 " Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmarks Report." official Facebook pages and 1.2 to acquire a Facebook fan, and $2.05

How Online Fundraising, Gamification and Social Media Helped Raise over $2 Million Dollars in One Day


Here’s a snapshot of some of the top giving days from 2011: Let’s take a closer look at the impact and strategies behind Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington. percent Facebook activation rate of people talking about the giving day—1,716 of the total 1,726 fans.

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5 Tips for Social Media Success from Bok Tower Gardens


Facebook has 901 million active users; 500 million people use Twitter; 8 years worth of content is uploaded to YouTube every day; Pinterest has 4 million unique views daily. Bok Tower Gardens have almost 15,000 likes on Facebook and over 9000 Foursquare check ins.

5 Ways to Empower Your Crowdsource Fundraisers


I like to think of it as what we “used to” refer to as peer-to-peer fundraising or P2P (you know, used to, like in 2011). The trophies can be downloaded and shared through Facebook and on the athlete’s fundraising page. Facebook Covers.

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A 3 Step Guide to Attracting Corporate Donors Using Social Media


In fact, in a 2011 report, consumers spoke very loudly that they expect companies to drive social and environmental change and that they will reward these efforts. The Giving USA 2012 report shows us that corporate giving has gone down or been flat for the past two years. Facebook logo.

Some Findings from the 2012 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report


NTEN member and nonprofit communications expert Kivi Leroux Miller just released the 2012 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , based on a survey of over 1200 participants at the end of 2011. Here's to hoping that 2012 will see more of these barriers disappear!

25 SMART Social Media Objectives

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Increase website traffic by 25% by adding social media content starting posting by November 1, 2012. Acquire 100 new donors through Facebook Causes by June 30, 2012. Increase email list sign ups through social media channels by 500 names by June 30, 2012.

117 Ways to Improve Your Event Fundraising Results Today


billion raised in 2011 (with an expected growth of 10% in 2012). Are Twitter and Facebook Important for Event Fundraising? According to the Run Walk Ride fundraising council “The top thirty “thon” event fundraising programs generated $1.69

Facebook Timeline Launches With Three “Giving” Apps – Many More Likely To Come

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, in reference to the social fundraising apps, according to Network for Good social giving is on the rise with an average donation of $52 (as of Q3 2011). Best for nonprofits that respond to crisis or who organize fundraising events like marathons, social fundraising inside of Facebook is worth experimenting with: 1) Causes :: View App. Most nonprofits that are active on Facebook know about Facebook Causes. Facebook

11 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Social Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

But first steps first… 11 New Year’s resolutions for nonprofit social media managers: 1) Create a “Thank You” video(s) for your 2012 fundraising campaigns. It’s for this reason that Accuracy in Media made my 2012 Favorite Nonprofits list. in 2011.

The Rise of Mobile


AMD is predicting that, by 2015, 50% of the world will have an Internet connection and Phone Count predicts that by 2012 there will be as many connected mobile phones as there are people in the world.

Best Of Idealware: 2011 Edition


First, a word about the criteria: The measurement was the number of unique views, and we allowed a few resources published in 2010 to sneak onto the list because of their continuing popularity in 2011. Using Facebook To Meet Your Mission: Results of a Survey (9,799). 2011 Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits (7,882). Though written the year prior, its popularity continued to lead through 2011.). What would you like to see more of from us in 2012?

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

UPDATED 1/8/12: Thanks to the launch of Google+ Pages for brands, Google+ traffic hit an all time high in December 2011 and it’s likely that the trend will continue in 2012. Finally, I will be offering a Google+ and Google Products Webinar for Nonprofits on February 28, 2012.

Latest Social Media Tool Tips You Need To Know


Facebook. How Facebook Changes Are Impacting Engagement on Brand Pages and What Nonprofits Should Do About It (Beth Kanter). 17 ways to revive your organization’s Facebook Page (SocialBrite).

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HOW TO: Get Your Nonprofit Started on Pinterest

Nonprofit Tech for Good

When Mashable first started buzzing about Pinterest in December 2011, I took a quick look at the site and thought to myself, “Shopping, crafters, and foodies.

Pinterest for Business: 9 Tips From Superuser PediaStaff [CASE STUDY]


The company’s VP of brand management and interactive content Heidi Kay, who is also a partner and co-founder, signed PediaStaff up for Pinterest in August of 2011. This post originally appeared on the Realtime Report.

SOPA, PIPA, and the Wikipedia blackout: what it means for associations.


There were hearings on SOPA in November and December of 2011, and it was scheduled for more debate in January, but it looks like it’s all on hold until February now. There was no Facebook. I’m confused.

Guest Post: Infusing “Social” into Social Justice Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Time Magazine provocatively named “The Protester” as its 2011 “Person of the Year” for its riveting influence on last year’s social and political events. Chalk up my vote for 2011’s “Best Debut Artist” and “Best Supporting Actor.”.

22 Must-Read Updates to Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

On the day that I submitted the final manuscript of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits to McGraw-Hill, Facebook launched Timeline for Pages. The new time allotment and updated tool list is as follows: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube: 15 Hours Weekly.

Infographic: Measuring the Impact of Social Media


For example, 46% of nonprofits have raised between $1K and $10K on Facebook, according to the 2011 Nonprofits Social Network Report. Out of five popular social networks (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Flickr) only.7% There are some other social action networks like Care2 , which supplied about 5 million pre-qualified Direct Mail leads to nonprofits in 2011. Will Facebook still be king in 2012?

Your Nonprofit Video in the Spotlight (and on YouTube’s Homepage)

Amy Sample Ward

The DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest is back and calling for your best 2011 nonprofit videos! Did your organization create impactful videos in 2011? That’s encouraging, but 2012 is a new year and the contest organizers want to make sure as many amazing nonprofits enter as possible. Starting March 14th, voting is open to the public, so be sure to share the word (Email, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, carrier pigeon, smoke signals, etc.).

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How Generosity Day Is Building A Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Based on that conversation, Sasha was inspired to take back Valentine’s Day from the chocolate candy and roses – and fuel a different sort of love. Sasha launched Generosity Day in 2011, using his network and social media platforms in partnership with Networked for Good.

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Social Media and Cute Dogs Go Mobile And Other Cute Animal and Nonprofit Tales

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The cute animal theory has not gone unnoticed by nonprofits, even those that are not animal welfare organizations, zoos or aquariums are sharing content featuring cute animals on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Primary measurement tool: Facebook Insights.

Released at the 2012 NTC Today: The New eNonprofit Benchmarks Study from M+R and NTEN


You can now download the 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study , just released at the 2012 NTC by M+R and NTEN. That's just one of the fascinating bits of analytics from the " 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study ". > Download the 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study.

Elevating Advocacy Voices for Children Through Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

to leverage social media as a way to engage our key audiences, Packard created the Friending the Finish Line project in July 2011. Like many state advocates, we were already on Facebook and Twitter when the Friending project started, but we weren’t always entirely sure how to use them.

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