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. Charles Porch – Facebook – Charles Porch supports marketing partnerships for Facebook around public figures and non-profits. He led the company’s 2011 video initiatives with the World Economic Forum and United Nations Foundation. It’s that time again.

Public Media Development and Marketing Conference

Amy Sample Ward

Date : July 15, 2011. Presentations from 2011 conference presntation public media social media strategyLocation : Pittsburgh, PA. Topic : Building a Social Media Strategy. Description : Sure, social media is evolving at the speed of light and experimentation is important. But you still need a clear strategy, a sound plan of attack, and a method of evaluating your results.

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Public speaking for change

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Speaking publicly is an important part of our work. We invest in public speaking coaching (thanks, Melinda Henning!) to become better speakers, both for old hands like me and Benetechers getting ready for their first public speech. I originally started this blog as a way to keep more of our Benetech team aware of what was going on with me and other team members (through guest blogs) while on our travels.

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Community Engagement and Social Media for Public Media

Amy Sample Ward

I recently had the opportunity to present a webinar for the National Center for Media Engagement , focused on community-driven engagement, and present a session at the Public Media Development and Marketing Conference , talking about building a social media strategy. Both of these presentations had participants primarily from the public media sector. Many public media organizations are looking to use social media as a way to have conversations directly with community members.

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George Hara: Public Interest Venture Capitalist

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Public Interest Capitalism is his personal brand of social change. BRAC can use its tax-exempt dividends to fund public service projects related to bracNet’s wireless internet connectivity (or for other public purposes, as it decides). DEFTA BRAC bracNet social enterprise public interest capitalism socent Bangladesh hybrid George Hara

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International Human Rights Day 2011

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

2011 has been an amazing year for human rights defenders. Our new and long-term Martus partners crossed a milestone and backed up to our public servers over 200,000 bulletins, each of which captures crucial, sensitive information about incidents from a victim’s story or from a field investigation. Through projects that integrated statistical analyses into multidisciplinary human rights work, we engaged in the public debate about human rights violations in Colombia.

5 Options for Low-cost Event Publicity

Wild Apricot

Here are some ideas for low-cost event publicity - as requested in our blog reader survey. Associations event management event registration events membership nonprofit non-profit nptech public relations publicityBy focusing on media relations, event calendars, your website, email and social media, even organizations with limited resources can promote events with little or no cost.( read more ).

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2011 Nonprofit Organization of the Year - HRC

Connection Cafe

Now along with this emotive accomplishment and many others throughout 2011, the DMA Nonprofit Federation is naming HRC the 2011 recipient of its prestigious Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award. Is a recognized leader with a solid reputation for excellence in the nonprofit and direct marketing communities and with the public at large. Author: Blair Naylor. Normal. false. false. false. EN-CA. X-NONE. X-NONE.

Public Media At Risk

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Public Media At Risk, Guest Post by Vincent Stehle. At the time, there was no continuing threat to cut funds for public broadcasting. It seems that every day there is a new attack on public broadcasting; the most recent coming from conservative provocateur, James O’Keefe, in an Ambush video of NPR fund raiser Ron Schiller, who quickly resigned for making inappropriate comments. This effort seeks to channel the political power of the enormous audience for public media.

Public voting begins for Toyota contest | MNN - Mother Nature Network

AFP Blog

Public voting begins for Toyota contest | MNN - Mother Nature Network : "he public voting round began yesterday when Toyota featured the first five finalists on the company’s official Facebook page. Each day through August 16, 2011 five new nonprofits will be featured. At the end of each voting day, the nonprofit with the most votes will be awarded a new Toyota vehicle.". NPContests

Learning In Public On Wikis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Wikis can be terrific platforms for supporting professional learning in real time, but it requires a comfort level with “ learning in public.&# Learning in private is what most of us did in school. Social media has unleashed a fabulous opportunity for professional learning about practice in public. Creating an environment for learning in public means that it is okay to say “I don’t know” about an issue or problem and to ask others what they think.

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New Public Search Module

VisionLink

Public users searching for resources, services and other community assets are about to enjoy a powerfully effective search algorithm, and a new interface as well. Released to our customers for review, each of our customers can now review their own online resource directory with these new tools and provide feedback before we release this into production. The search algorithm uses a linguistically aware solution, reducing words to their core roots.

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The Tension Between Publicness and Privacy

Beth Kanter

While I found it annoying and looked for a way to turn it off , I’m hearing from that their networks are confusing – thinking that those updates are public – and asking their friends to “unsubscribe” them. There is a larger issue here -the tension between privacy and publicness as Jeff Jarvis calls it. What are your thoughts about the tension between privacy and publicness?

Enhanced Searching for Public Access

VisionLink

We have released a completely redesigned interface for public access to community resources, assets, and services. The interface offers a greatly simplified initial display for the public, with quick links to details and maps, and to an advanced searching module as well. For our system administrators, the new solution offers integrated resource editing directly from the search results.

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. New York Public Library. Author: Blair Naylor. It’s always fun to recap the year with great client success stories.

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What is the scaffolding for learning in public?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

. I’ve been writing about wikis (and other social technologies) can be terrific platforms for supporting professional learning in real time, but it requires a comfort level with “ learning in public.” You can learn in public in different ways – self-directed individual learning, with a peer group or in an organization, or as a network or entire field practice. . What do you think the scaffolds should be for learning in public as a field or network?

Libraries: The Oldest New Frontier for Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

Collaboration in the community-driven model doesn’t just mean you invite the public to meetings about what you’re doing, it means they are invited in, invested in, and share responsibility for the work you’re doing together. Your capacity for change and the opportunities to collaborate are visible through open communication and public information. Presentations from 2011 presentation community community engagement community-driven model erl11 libraries technology

Red Cross Tweeting Has A ‘Sheen’ To It- The NonProfit Times MAR 9, 2011

AFP Blog

Red Cross Tweeting Has A ‘Sheen’ To It- The NonProfit Times MAR 9, 2011: "With seemingly the entire nation transfixed on the misadventures and public scorched earth policy of actor Charlie Sheen, the American Red Cross (ARC) has capitalized on his Internet meme of the Twitter hashtag #tigerblood, propelling the charity into the middle of the condemnation of the television star.On

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Giving USA 2011 Report

NonProfit Trends

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. The majority of charitable gifts made to organizations in the public-society benefit subsector go to funds, such as United Ways, Jewish Federations, and freestanding donor-advised funds.

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.

Public Service, Advocacy, and Institutional Transformation

Museum 2.0

Our conversation made me reflect on the museums that most inspire me from a public service perspective--institutions with missions that stretch far beyond their walls. Yesterday, I had lunch with Monica Martinez, the ED of Homeless Services for Santa Cruz county. I was amazed not only by her energy and intelligence but by her simple, transformative goal: to end homelessness. As she said (and I'm paraphrasing): We're not in the business of giving people food or a bed in perpetuity.

San Francisco Public Radio Maps Listeners’ Earthquake Readiness

Mobile Commons

Public radio station KALW is using Mobile Commons technology to find out more about how prepared its listeners are. It’s been many years since an earthquake of devastating proportions hit the Bay Area, but that doesn’t stop people thinking about what to do if (when?) another one strikes. They’re asking listeners to text in what’s in their earthquake kit and then showing the results on a map. You can also hear samples of the responses on the air.

Blackbaud Index for August 2011

NonProfit Trends

The latest Index data covers the 3 months ending August 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010. The Index is based on actual revenue statistics from nonprofit organizations of all sizes representing arts, culture, and humanities; education; environment and animals; healthcare; human services; international affairs; public and society benefit; and religion sectors. for the 3 months ending August 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010.

Guest Lecture: NYU – Data and Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

Date : April 28, 2011. Description : This class is part of the Master of Science in Public Relations and Corporate Communication program at NYU. presentation Presentations from 2011 community content data guest lecture planning storytelling strategyLocation : New York, NY. Topic : Nonprofits & Social Media.

Blackbaud Index for July 2011

NonProfit Trends

The latest Index data covers the 3 months ending July 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010. The Index is based on actual revenue statistics from nonprofit organizations of all sizes representing arts, culture, and humanities; education; environment and animals; healthcare; human services; international affairs; public and society benefit; and religion sectors. for the 3 months ending July 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010.

Blackbaud Index for October 2011

NonProfit Trends

The latest Index data covers the 3 months ending September 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010. The Index is based on actual revenue statistics from nonprofit organizations of all sizes representing arts, culture, and humanities; education; environment and animals; healthcare; human services; international affairs; public and society benefit; and religion sectors. for the 3 months ending October 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010.

Blackbaud Index for September 2011

NonProfit Trends

The latest Index data covers the 3 months ending September 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010. The Index is based on actual revenue statistics from nonprofit organizations of all sizes representing arts, culture, and humanities; education; environment and animals; healthcare; human services; international affairs; public and society benefit; and religion sectors. for the 3 months ending September 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010.

Blackbaud Index for June 2011

NonProfit Trends

The latest Index data covers the 3 months ending June 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010. The Index is based on actual revenue statistics from nonprofit organizations of all sizes representing arts, culture, and humanities; education; environment and animals; healthcare; human services; international affairs; public and society benefit; and religion sectors. for the 3 months ending June 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010.

Great reads from around the web on October 27th

Amy Sample Ward

If you are going to organise an event, a conference or a public meeting, you should seriously consider organising a team of social reporters to help spread the information and stimulate conversations before, during and after the event." " The State Of Social Media 2011: Social Is The New Normal | Fast Company – "The state of social media is no insignificant affair. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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PRSA Nebraska: Email Marketing

Amy Sample Ward

Date : May 10, 2011. Public relations professionals must have strategic, well-informed plans to meet their email campaign goals. presentation Presentations from 2011 data email email marketing marketing report researchLocation : Nebraska. Topic : Email Campaigns: Know Your Audience and Get Results. Description : Pressing “send” on an email campaign isn’t as easy as it used to be. These days, competition for inbox space is increasing.

Blackbaud Index for May 2011

NonProfit Trends

The latest Index data covers the 3 months ending May 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010. The Index is based on actual revenue statistics from nonprofit organizations of all sizes representing arts, culture, and humanities; education; environment and animals; healthcare; human services; international affairs; public and society benefit; and religion sectors. for the 3 months ending May 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010.

Blackbaud Index for April 2011

NonProfit Trends

The latest Index data covers the 3 months ending April 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010. The Index is based on actual revenue statistics from nonprofit organizations of all sizes representing arts, culture, and humanities; education; environment and animals; healthcare; human services; international affairs; public and society benefit; and religion sectors. for the 3 months ending April 2011 as compared to the same period in 2010.

Navigating the Evolving e-Publication Landscape

Influence

Forum One Communications was recently commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to guide the Agency through the changing tides of e-publication platforms, formats and channels. Forum One Communications was recently commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to guide the Agency through the changing tides of e-publication platforms, formats and channels. Long gone are the days of print outs, folders, pamphlets and even books.

MediaPost Publications Mobile & Social Media Revenue Accelerating At 30% 02/07/2012

AFP Blog

MediaPost Publications Mobile & Social Media Revenue Accelerating At 30% 02/07/2012 : According to new data from PQ Media, total U.S. billion in 2011. mobile & social media revenue, including consumer and business access, content, advertising and marketing, increased 30.2% to $45.38 Mobile & social media revenue rose at a compound annual growth rate of 28.7% from 2006-2011, and is expected to grow at an accelerating 30.8% annual rate in 2012

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Security and Control: Early thoughts on Google+

Amy Sample Ward

In the early days of Twitter, the public stream contributed dramatically to users finding each other and people of interest to follow or just to communicate with. The “incoming&# stream on Google+ is it’s version of this wider stream, allowing users to surf across the platform to people they may not know but that are sharing content or updates publicly. Google+ , the latest iteration on social networking from Google, is here.

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Reflecting on NTEN Publications Accomplishments in 2011: We Launched a Digital Journal for Nonprofit Leaders!

NTEN

With support from Google, we were able to launch this new resource and provide it for free to the nonprofit community: [link] But What’s New About This Publication? We knew we didn’t want to get into the print publications business – we’re a technology organization! So, we decided to make this resource a digital publication, but more than a blog or a printable magazine. It's that time of year when many of us reflect on the work we've accomplished over the year.

6 Takeaways From ShareThis’ Study on Social Sharing

NetWits

4) Private Versus Public Social Networks. Takeaway: Public social networks, such as Twitter and blogs, have a higher number of clicks per link than private networks, such as Facebook and email. Yesterday saw the announcement of a new study by ShareThis , in partnership with Starcom MediaVest Group and Rubinson Partners.

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10 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Twitter

NetWits

You should consider surveying your current constituents online usage habits and review public ally available data about Twitter demographics in order to determine with whom it may help you connect. Although Google+ has been all the talk amongst techies the past couple weeks, Google has asked that non-personal accounts not be created , leaving Nonprofits and businesses in the dark. Fret not, however, as the number of nonprofits using Twitter continues to grow.

Why organizations should check calendars carefully before scheduling events

Judi Sohn

She called me to apologize when I complained about it on a public board. In 2012, Salesforce's huge and wonderful conference, Dreamforce , will be held September 18-21. In 2012, September 18th is the 2nd day of Rosh Hashanah , a Jewish High Holiday. The first day of Dreamforce is typically the welcome events, some breakouts, extra training and the like.

Year-end donation processing

Robert Weiner

The check would be considered a 2011 charitable contribution even though the nonprofit did not receive the check and the funds did not clear the bank until January 2012. "A So if the charity did not process the charge until January 2012, the donor would be treated as making the gift in 2012 rather than 2011, as she intended. Even though the nonprofit wasn't notified of the donation until 2012, the gift was "made" in 2011.

Social Media, Fortresses and Free Agents with Danielle Brigida of National Wildlife Federation

NetWits

As the Digital Marketing Manager at NWF she responsible for running NWF’s social media program – Yes, the one that’s been talked about all over the web by such publications as USA Today , The Nonprofit Times , Fast Company , Washington Post , Mashable , GreenTalk Radio , and Fundraising Success Magazine. SXSW 2011: Danielle Brigida Talks Fortresses, Free Agents and Social Media with Frank Barry.

Raising Awareness by Celebrating Milestones

Wild Apricot

events member communication public relations publicityNon-profits and membership organizations should mark significant milestones and leverage these celebrations to raise awareness, attract new members, volunteers or supporters and promote your organization’s mission.( read more ).

How I'm Using Google (Hint: It's About Relevance) | Forrester Blogs

AFP Blog

Posted by Melissa Parrish on August 8, 2011. But what you’re seeing is the public view of a very targeted set of actions, based on relevance How I'm Using Google (Hint: It's About Relevance) | Forrester Blogs : "How I'm Using Google (Hint: It's About Relevance). If you were to glance at my Google profile, you’d probably think I’m practically inactive.

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