2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report [INFOGRAPHIC]


Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge just released the fourth annual 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. 6 Key Findings from the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report… 98% have a Facebook page with an average community size of over 8k fans.

Top 12 Social Media Insights for Nonprofits in 2012


The 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report was released at 12NTC yesterday and it’s already stirring up discussions about how nonprofits are leveraging social networks as part of their fundraising and communications strategy.

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2012 SXSW Interactive – #nptech Highlights

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Last week I was down in Austin, TX, for the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Festival. ” This is how Amber Case opened her 2012 South by Southwest Interactive keynote talk on Sunday, March 13th.

Nonprofits Value a Facebook Like at $214.81


While we were there, Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge released the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. Don’t forget to download the complete 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report.

The State of Digital Marketing 2012 [Infographic]


I posted last week a post from Danny Brown about the State of Social Media Marketing 2012 report. If you haven’t had time to read that, here’s a handy infographic for ya from webmarketing123. Get the full report from Awareness here. Useful Data

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Infographic: 2012 Nonprofit Benchmarks


The 2012 eNonprofit Benchmark study comes out April 5 th and is packed with great data that highlights key online fundraising and advocacy response rates as well as social media metrics. Can’t wait to get your hands on the data? Not to worry, you can get a sneak peak at some of they key benchmarks in this terrific infographic that illustrates: Fundraising. Online fundraising grew 20% in 2011.

My Favorite 2012 Marketing Campaign

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In this year of social, mobile, virtual reality overload, my favorite marketing campaign is the most traditional of them all. Retention Service Delivery direct mail end of year fundraising marketing

MUST READ: 2012 Edelman Barometer is out


From the post (my bold): Yesterday morning in London, Richard Edelman unveiled the 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer. Just saw this post from Edelman: Why Your Company Needs to Structure Properly for Social Media… Right Now.

Social Media Fundraising, Obama and the 2012 Presidential Election


President Barack Obama raised nearly $410 million dollars through individual contributions in 2008. … Online Fundraising Social Media event fundraising fundraising nonprofit social media Peer to Peer Fundraising social media for non profits Social Media for Nonprofits Social Media Strategy

2012 Grassroots and Groundwork – Social Media for Social Impact in 30 Minutes a Day

Amy Sample Ward

presentation Presentations from 2012 socialmedia workshopBy using strategic methods, it’s possible to have maximum social media impact in minimal time. Participants in this session will learn that through methods such as content planning and listening online, and that by interacting rather than broadcasting, they can accomplish an impressive amount in just 30 minutes a day. This workshop will cover planning and evaluating, as well as content and engagement for multichannel social impact.

Corporate Humanism is the #1 Trend Business Trend that Matters in 2012


2012 Edition: 15 Business & Marketing Trends That Matter. … at least according to the always super smart Rohit Bhargava. This slide speaks for itself; and it’s what we’re digging deep into in Humanize.

Giving Away Four Free Passes To Millennial Donor Summit 2012

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MCON 2012, a virtual summit to help nonprofit leaders learn how to engage the Millennial generation as donors, takes place online on July 19. The schedule features an impressive list of Millennials and others who are experts on this topic.

Synapses Ablaze at GEO 2012

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Synapses Ablaze at GEO 2012 – guest post by Victoria Dunning. GEO’s 2012 National [.] Lehrer’s piece on the Wall Street Journal is here.

2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Highlights Online Advocacy, Fundraising, and Social Media Metrics


The 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study was just released and is packed with insightful data on advocacy and fundraising response rates across the nonprofit sector.

Announcing… 29 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2012!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In addition to increased exposure and promotion, the 2012 Nonprofits will also receive 10% of the proceeds from DIOSA Communications Webinars. That said, cheers to the nonprofits that made the 2012 list and to all nonprofits and nonprofit staff who use the Internet to foster social good. Every January Nonprofit Tech 2.0 selects a new set of nonprofit avatars to be featured in the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 banner. The selection process is a personal one.

#GivingTuesday: Why I Am Participating in the National Day of Giving on November 27, 2012

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Giving Tuesday hopes to spark a movement of people and organizations who want to celebrate giving and encourage more and smarter giving during the holiday season. The intent is to create an annual national day of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving or this year on November 27, 2012. The campaign will encourage philanthropic activities that support nonprofit organizations.

6 Nonprofit Technology Takeaways and One Killer Find from #12NTC


adults use smart phones as of February 2012, up 11% from May 2011 and 10% said that their phone was their primary means of getting online. While we were there, Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge released the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report.

Nonprofit Technology Conference: NTC 2012 – Day 1

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I’m here at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco this week and hope to share some brief nuggets. The conference got off to an exciting start this morning in a very unique way. Flickr Photo by The Inadvertent Gardener.

Association TRENDS Social Media Report and Rankings 2012


The wide, global comparison across hundreds of associations that Association TRENDS is now offering in their new Association Social Media Report 2012: Adoption and Activity Levels, Rankings and Best Practices. It’s natural, I suppose. To want to compare yourself to others.

What IT Professionals Can Expect in 2012


What trends will impact the work of IT staff at nonprofits in 2012? 2012 Data E-mail Mobile nptech nten Planning predictions Social Media Web Sites IT StaffGeorge Weiner. DoSomething.org. Here are just a few.


Study: More People Donated to Charity in 2012 Than 2011


People donated more money to charity in 2012 than in 2011, according to a Blackbaud survey , where over 4200 donors from the US, the UK, and Australia responded to a variety of questions about their donation habits to nonprofits. one-time donations increased from 2011 to 2012.

12 Nonprofit Reads for 2012

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In no particular order, here they are, 12 in 2012: books that nonprofit/marketing/fundraising nerds like us should give a gander. Author: Cheryl Black. Last year I made a personal reading list: 12 books in 12 months which felt incredibly reasonable since I love to read.

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Six Tips To Kick-Start Your 2012 Fundraising


Is it time to make some resolutions for 2012, so you can raise more money in 2012? Nonprofits receive up to 40% of their online donations at the end of the year since the holidays have people feeling generous, and donors also want to maximize those tax deductions before year’s end. But this doesn’t happen by magic – people donate money to your organization because they feel a connection to your organization and the issues you work on. They believe in what you do.

A Simple 6 Step Plan for Creating a Facebook Page that Works


In my last session as part of the Schools out for Summer Series I took a deep dive into how Schools can get the most out of Facebook. It was a lot of fun presenting (and talking to) this extremely engaged group of people. You can find out about upcoming sessions here.

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Why Content Marketing is the Key to Your Nonprofits Online Success


I read a blog post by Joe Pulizzi the other day. It got me thinking about how content is used by nonprofits to help them connect with the right audience online. In essence, Joe points out the fact that great content is the tool that moves hearts and inspire action online.

2012 SXSW Interactive Roundup


Last week, I was down in Austin, TX, for the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Festival. Schipul, a web marketing agency based in Houston, Texas, announced yesterday during the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive festival that Tendenci, a content management system (CMS) will be released as an open source solution. This is how Amber Case opened her 2012 South by Southwest Interactive keynote talk on Sunday, March 13th. 2012 Community conference nptimes roundup sxsw

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


A few months ago we published the 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report and yesterday we released the 2011 Online Giving Report.

Key Findings from 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry Report

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The 2012 State of the Nonprofit Industry report shows that globally nonprofits believe their successful with multiple engagement over a period of time results is greater results. Fundraising Retention global trends Multichannel Fundraising Research nonprofit research

5 Content Marketing Success Stories Your Nonprofit Needs to Imitate


More recently they decided to harness the power of the web and content marketing by allowing people to follow the life of their 2012 national ambassador. Yesterday we talked about the importance of content marketing for nonprofits. Hopefully you caught it. If not, go check it out.

Google Shows Startups (and Nonprofits) How to Master SEO in 10 Minutes [VIDEO]


Google’s over 1 million computer servers in data centers around the world handle over 1 billion searches per day. That amounts to 7.2 billion daily page views, 620 million daily visitors and 87.8 billion monthly searches. Making Google the largest traffic driver on the web.

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Best Practices to Kickoff 2012 Online Fundraising


During the Care2 webinar The Overachiever’s Guide to Online Fundraising panelists Alia Mckee of Sea Change Strategies, Dionna Humphrey of Greenpeace International and Eric Rardin of Care2 discussed nine steps to kick start your 2012 online fundraising.

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Six Amazing Stats From Blackbaud’s 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report


Last week], they published the 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Report ( download it for free ) that shows how nonprofits are using social media for fundraising. This post originally appeared on JohnHaydon.com.

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The 2012 Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits


PublishDate: April 2012. This handy reference covers all the different types of software that might be useful to you—and we just updated it for 2012. How do you choose software for your nonprofit?

The State of Social Media 2012 [DATA]


2H12: The State of Social Media & Social Media Marketing in the Second Half of 2012. Self explanatory, really. Read it and weep – or rejoice. Either way, the tidal wave is still going. Thanks, Esteban Contreras for putting this together!

Pinterest for Nonprofits: 5 Tips for Raising Money with “Pins”


I have to admit when the whole Pinterest thing started, I thought to myself, “Oh great, now the internet is making me feel guilty about not putting my kids pictures in cute little scrapbooks.”. I just couldn’t see the business application.

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2012 BlogWorld Expo New York – How to Humanize Your Business

Amy Sample Ward

presentation Presentations from 2012 blogworld humanizeEver get jealous that the open, unstructured social media efforts of the community completely trounce your well-planned and even well-funded social media programs? Are you frustrated when your own social media efforts are thwarted by inter-departmental competition? These problems are common, and we can no longer blame them on people “not getting” social media. The blame actually lies in the way we run our organizations.

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


We recently released the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. Ok, ok … that sounds a little bit like bragging, but I promise the report is worth the read.

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Scanning for Good: 5 Reasons QR Codes Are a Safe Option for Nonprofits


At last year’s Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits, Allison Nassour and I presented to a full room on the topic of QR codes. We were thrilled that so many people wanted to learn more about them, but also surprised at how many were already using them at their nonprofits.

4 Quick Tips for an Engaging Nonprofit Website


Think back to your college days for a moment…you’re walking across campus, tired from the night before, wondering if you’ll be late to class…and you see someone who catches your eye. In 3 seconds, you evaluate their overall look: Clothes, Hair, Smile, Approachability, Confidence and even hygiene.