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

NetWits

We recently released the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. 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. Online giving up 13% year-over-year *.

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Top Ten for 2011

NCE Social Media

10 Commandments of Posting Online. 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.

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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. He is a recovering political junkie who has served on more than a dozen political campaigns and, as far as he knows, he is the only two-time winner of the USA Today online haiku contest.

2011 MyCharityConnects Conference Keynote

Amy Sample Ward

Date : June 6, 2011, 9 am – 10:15 am. Engaging our community, online and offline, can generate the momentum we need to build a movement. presentation Presentations from 2011 community keynote mcc11 movement building technologyLocation : Toronto, ON, Canada. Topic : Keynote; Technology and Community – Strategic Options for Building Movements.

Best Blogs of 2011

Connection Cafe

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! Google Analytics for Nonprofits – tips on using Google Analytics to gain more insight into your online marketing. 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.

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NTEN Communications Roundtable January 2011

Amy Sample Ward

Date : January 11th, 2011. Location : Phone & online chat. 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 roundtableTopic : Questions, conversation and ideas about communications for nonprofits.

2011 Online Giving Trends

NetWits

Blackbaud released its 2011 Online Giving report today. 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. The report includes 24 months of online giving data from 1,895 nonprofit organizations, online major giving data from 2,397 nonprofits, and both online and offline data representing $5.1

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International Human Rights Day 2011

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

2011 has been an amazing year for human rights defenders. All HRP’s publications are available online. 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.

2011 National Conference On Volunteering and Service: Community Building Workshop

Amy Sample Ward

Date : June 7, 2011, 8:30 am – 10 am. 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. Attendees will divide into breakout sessions to design an online campaign. Location : New Orleans, LA.

2011: New Year, New Congress

Connection Cafe

2011 - it's a new year and a new Congress! Online advocacy doesn't work in a vacuum - it works best when it's part of a thoughtful integrated campaign that combines offline and online actions. Some people will have you believe that online advocacy doesn't work, or that Congress isn't listening, and so you should abandon your efforts entirely. 2011 holds many opportunities for advocates in what is sure to be an exciting Congressional session. Happy 2011

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. Leveraging the online experience with Millennials.

2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report

NetWits

This report continues to be the most significant analysis of online/offline giving trends based on actual data from nonprofits. 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. Key Findings: The majority of giving still comes from offline channels, but online continues to be a significant source of giving and new donors.

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. and how the future of online fundraising is heavily tied to peoples social networks. The question you should be asking you self is “How will I need to adapt my online fundraising strategy in order to harness the power of my supporters networks?&#. Watch the Video from SXSW 2011. SXSW 2011: David J. Neff.

11 Fascinating Facts About Online Fundraising That Will Inspire You to Action

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Online Fundraising 2011 online Blackbaud Social FundraisingIs your nonprofit raising money on it’s website? I’m guessing the answer is yes.

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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. The survey was distributed online only. The next biggest way to give was online on organization’s website. Help Millennial donors experience your cause online. 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.

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

Amy Sample Ward

Date : June 6, 2011, 10:30 am – 12 pm. media strategy building, online engagement, and even how do get started. 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.

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. 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.

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. ” After grabbing a bite to eat, swing by and learn about Convio's DIY online workshop and how we can help you achieve great results in less time. 4, 2011. 5, 2011. Author: Kent Gilliam.

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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. Many are adding hashtags and so on, but we started streaming content and letting people engage online we found we were engaging 10-100 times more people than were in the room and we could actually listen to them. This panel discussion focuses on the generational divide, with the following panelists: Wendy Harman and Suzy DeFrancis, American Red Cross.

2011 Online Giving Trends

NonProfit Trends

Blackbaud released its 2011 Online Giving report today. 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. The report includes 24 months of online giving data from 1,895 nonprofit organizations, online major giving data from 2,397 nonprofits, and both online and offline data representing $5.1

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January 2011 Community Builder Chat Archive #CommBuild

Amy Sample Ward

The conversation in this month’s chat focused on these questions: What are the best mechanisms for connecting online & offline communities? How much communication with your online community is too much? 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!

9 Essential Elements for Online Success

NetWits

We wrapped up the “ 9 Essential Elements for Online Success ” webinar series this week and are thrilled at the level of participation we received! Blackbaud Email Marketing Marketing and Communication Online Fundraising Search Engine Optimization Social Media #nptech Blogging communication eMail marketing fundraising Non-Profit Non-profit marketing SEO social media websites

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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. Supporter messages to legislators increased 177% from the previous year and increased fundraising by 12% from using a consistent online fundraising appeals schedule. Author: Blair Naylor.

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5 Tips To Grow Your Online Giving In 2011

NetWits

How will you reinvigorate yourself, your work and your organisation in 2011? Most importantly, are you considering how your online presence will help you grow your giving program? The Nielsen Norman Group has estimated that online donations will constitute the majority of donations by 2020. Given that, as we head into 2011, this is not so far away, it’s worth considering how you will ensure your online giving strategy performs in 2011.

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

NetWits

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.

Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

After mapping the community and identifying shared goals you can focus on, you can start identifying the online tools and technologies that the community (especially when you break it down into segments) already uses, for what, why, and how. I’ve love for my library to be both a physical and an online learning community. Presentations from 2011 presentation community community engagement community-driven model erl11 libraries technology

Top 4 Online Fundraising Tactics Your Nonprofit Can’t Live Without

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Download the complete 2011 Online Fundraising 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. In our 2011 Online Fundraising Report we learned that every sector surveyed experienced double-digit growth since 2009 , including roughly 13 percent* in the past year. Online donors contributed significant amounts, too. 2011 Online Giving Report.

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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. more likely than any other generation to post a video of themselves online. 58% of Millennials prefer to give online – but they are likely to be accessing your website via a mobile phone.

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Boost Online Fundraising with Mid-Year Revenue Spikes

NetWits

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. Our 2011 Online Fundraising Report shows that nonprofit organizations receive over 20 percent of their total online funding in December, and nearly 45 percent in the last four months of the year. Want to learn more about online giving trends?

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Free Non-profit Webinars for June 2011

Wild Apricot

Along with the Wild Apricot product webinars, this month's topics include: Online Networks and Offline Community Building; Promoting Nonprofit Events With Social Media; Using Google Analytics to Improve Your Website; Ten Best Practices for Year-end Fundraising and much more.( Here is our round-up of free non-profit webinars for June.

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2011 Q2 Review: SocialFish Clients and Work

SocialFish

Here’s a review of what we’ve been up to in the second quarter of 2011. The Think Tank is an online peer-to-peer learning hub and knowledge library of social media resources for associations and nonprofits. Our second quarter of 2011 in a nutshell. It’s time for our quarterly recap of what we’ve been working on. Progress!

My Three Words for 2011: Seek, Sense, and Share

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My Three Words for 2011 inspired by Harold Jarche's Networked Learning Model. For 2011, my three words are: Seek, Sense, and Share inspired by Harold Jarche’s model for networked learning. How these words will guide me in 2011: Seek: Seeking is the process of keeping up to date in your field. Is learning part of your New Year’s resolutions for 2011?

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Online Surveys Get You Feedback

AFP Blog

Online Surveys Get You Feedback: "Online Surveys Get You FeedbackBy Yann Toledano What do your constituents think about your programs and services? Rather than resort to using telepathic powers or mind reading, an online survey is a powerful research tool that can deliver the feedback you need. What kinds of activities are your donors likely to fund? Should your organization initiate a new program?Rather

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The Multichannel Giving Paradox: Online Donors vs. Offline Donors

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to learn more about the turn to online fundraising, the need for a multichannel approach and how direct mail is still alive and well. Online acquired donors are significantly younger, more affluent, and more generous than their offline counterparts. While the number one reason for giving, both online and off, is for emotional reasons, the online donor is more likely to respond only once to fulfill that emotional need, whereas the offline donor is more likely to give repeatedly.

Free Non-profit Webinars For July 2011

Wild Apricot

This month we've found webinars on topics such as: online event marketing for nonprofits; ramping up Facebook results; your board and fundraising; and measuring social media return on engagement. Here are 20 free webinars for non-profits and membership organizations in July. So check out this round-up of July webinars.( read more ). events training webinar

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Quarterly Online Giving Index | The Online Giving Study

AFP Blog

Network for GoodQuarterly Online Giving Index | The Online Giving Study

The Surprising Truth About Online Donors and Offline Fundraising

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to learn more about the turn to online fundraising, the need for a multichannel approach and how direct mail is still alive and well. Online donor solicitations are powerful. The Surprising Truth About Online Donors. Taking a strictly intuitive position on online giving can actually be harmful to nonprofits overall fundraising efforts. However, this only holds true when the online donor has been converted to offline giving. The Long-Term Value of Online Donors.

Study Shows Online Giving Has Become Popular Among Donors 60 or Older - Press - AFP

AFP Blog

Study Shows Online Giving Has Become Popular Among Donors 60 or Older - Press - AFP : Study Shows Online Giving Has Become Popular Among Donors 60 or Older (Nov. 13, 2011) Online giving has become a viable option for donors who are 60 years of age or older, according to a recent online study of donors who had given by any method conducted by Campbell Rinker on behalf of Dunham Company

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Frogloop Guest Post: 4 Tools to Help Any Nonprofit Tell Stories Online

Amy Sample Ward

What are your favorite tools or tips for telling the story of your work and impact online? My guest post is up on Care2′s Frogloop blog; you can read the post and join the discussion there. or read the entire post copied below.

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Free Non-profit Webinar Round-up for October 2011

Wild Apricot

This month's round-up includes free webinars on branding; email marketing; online fundraising; volunteer management; twitter basics and much more! read more

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#GivingTuesday Online Donations Up 53% from 2011

NonProfit Trends

Blackbaud is proud to be a founding partner of #GivingTuesday, which kicked-off yesterday … Research & Trends

Blackbaud Index for August 2011

NonProfit Trends

The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving provide fundraisers with up-to-date data on fundraising trends and to couple that information with valuable analysis by leaders in the sector. The latest Index data covers the 3 months ending August 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010. billion in yearly revenue on a monthly basis, both offline and online. for the 3 months ending August 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010.

Online Giving Update

Wild Apricot

Here is a brief look at the highlights from Network for Good's recently released Q1 & Q2 2011 Update to their Online Giving Index.( Fundraising online donationsread more ).