npNEXT 2013

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npNEXT was an experimental event to bring together experts and fundraising leaders from across the nonprofit sector to discuss emerging trends and next practices. We wondered if we could get people to engage on important topics and elevate the conversation to the next level.

npNEXT 2013 – Penelope Burk

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This past September 30th, Blackbaud hosted over 30 senior fundraising leaders from the largest charities in the US and 10 expert presenters for npNEXT.

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Receiving the 2013 Migel Medal

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Earlier today, I attended the American Foundation for the Blind’s (AFB) National Leadership Conference in Chicago where I received the 2013 Migel Medal. The Migel Medal, often called the highest honor in the blindness field, is awarded annually to one or two individuals whose careers exemplify exceptional accomplishments in the field. It was named for the first board chair of AFB, M.C.

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President’s Update: Fall 2013

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In all seriousness, 2013 has been an incredibly busy and productive year for us.

Key Findings from Giving USA 2013 Report

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Give it a listen: The get the complete Giving USA 2013 report please visit: www.givingusareports.org. Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy is the longest running, annual report on U.S. charitable giving and estimates sources of giving and amounts received by type of organization.

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3 CRM predictions for 2013

Connection Cafe

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the key CRM trends from 2012. … CRM Emerging Trends Planning data

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Blackbaud Index for April 2013

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for the 3 months ending April 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012. for the 3 months ending April 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012. The Blackbaud Index provides the most up-to-date information on charitable giving today.

Thinking Mobile in 2013 – Being Responsive

NetWits

The mobile buzzword of the year is "responsive design." Let's dive into this term and discover what responsive design is all about, why it is important for nonprofits and what your alternatives are if responsive design is not the best fit for your organization. Interactive Mobile Nonprofit web design Nonprofit websites responsive design

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Three 2013 Resolutions for Event Fundraisers

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In the spirit of making New Year’s Resolutions, I wanted to suggest three … Event Fundraising Traditional Events event fundraising tips

Nonprofit Tech Forecasts for 2013

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Tech Forecasts for 2013 : I love year-ahead forecasts and have looked a number of them from all over the global IT press. Here’s what the buzz seems to be for 2013 from a nonprofit technology viewpoint. The Forecasts for 2012 I guess a good place to start is looking back at forecasts from January 2012. Andrew Cohen of Forum One did one called 12 Big Trends in Nonprofit Technology for 2012.

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Mobilizing Impact at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

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I had the honor of attending CGI 2013 where I announced Benetech’s latest Commitment to Action. I’ve just had the chance to reflect on how cool CGI 2013 and some of the ideas I’m still processing! “Mobilizing for Impact.”

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Read the 2013 Speaker Report

SocialFish

On the Avectra blog , Deirdre Reid gives us an interesting summary of the new 2013 Speaker Report by Tagoras and Velvet Chainsaw. Speakers – both wannabes and professionals – should first check page 28 where you’ll find “Marketing Advice from Conference Professionals to Speakers.”

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Gartner’s 2013 Technology Trends and Why You Should Care (Part 2)

Connection Cafe

Cloud Computing IT Infrastructure SaaS/PaaS Technology Analytics big data cloud computing Gartner technology trends 2013In addition to mobile, these next five trends have the ability to radically alter the nonprofit technology landscape in the coming years with a heavy emphasis on data and analytics that is so crucial to nonprofit organizations.

The State of Social Business 2013

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Mit sloan management review research report 2013 in collaboration with deloitte university press. The 2013 State of Community Management Survey Here’s what Silicon Valley cares about.

KAUST Winter Enrichment Program 2013: Beginner’s Guide to Social Media

Amy Sample Ward

Date : January 23, 2013. presentation Presentations from 2013 course kaust lecture middleeast saudi universityLocation : King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. Topic : A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media. Description : Social media presents a confusing blur of personal and professional profiles. In a tightly integrated community like ours, social media use requires special consideration.

Martin Luther King Day 2013

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Martin Luther King Day, 2013 I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. Copyright © 2013. As we do several times a year, we pass along this essay from Stan Stahl.

Thinking Mobile in 2013 – Being Responsive | npENGAGE

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Thinking Mobile in 2013 – Being Responsive | npENGAGE : It is 2013, and the mobile buzzword is “responsive design.” Why has it become one of the latest design buzzwords to hit the blogosphere? Let us do a quick dive into this term and discover what responsive design is all about, why it is important for nonprofits and, most importantly, what your alternatives are if responsive design is not the best fit for your organization

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13 Students Graduate ITWorks Fall 2013 Program

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ITWorks students graduate December 2013. It’s the December 19 graduation of the Fall 2013 cohort of the Information Technology Workforce Program (“ITWorks”) program. In a classroom decked out with green, blue and orange balloons sat 13 young adults and a sea of their family and friends.

Gartner’s 2013 Technology Trends and Why You Should Care

Connection Cafe

For some reading this, you’re probably wondering who this “Gartner” is and why … Cloud Computing Mobile Computing #nptech mobile apps

5 Technology Trends Of 2013 Nonprofits Should Care About

TechImpact

The post 5 Technology Trends Of 2013 Nonprofits Should Care About appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Wisepreneur.

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6 Cool Features For Nonprofits With Microsoft Lync 2013

TechImpact

Lync 2013 is included in Office 365 , Microsoft’s cloud-based software and storage, which was recently made FREE to nonprofits worldwide. The post 6 Cool Features For Nonprofits With Microsoft Lync 2013 appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

NPower Honors Top Tech Leaders at 2013 Gala - WSJ.com

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PRESS RELEASE NPower Honors Top Tech Leaders at 2013 Gala - WSJ.com : More than 500 business and nonprofit leaders joined together on Thursday night at NPower''s 2013 Gala, An Evening of Powerful Connections. NPower helps nonprofits, schools and individuals build technology skills by harnessing the power of the tech community. The gala celebrates the social impact of this great work

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State of the Nonprofit Sector 2013

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Several reports, from a handful of organizations, have been released in the past few weeks outlining performance and trends during 2012, and offer insight for what nonprofits should expect to see for the remainder of 2013. How do you see the nonprofit sector going in 2013? .

The 2013 State of Community Management Survey

SocialFish

With the 2013 State of Community Management we aim to help answer the next question which is, how do we optimize our organizations to take advantage of these opportunities.

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Articles - 2013 - How to make your questionnaire mobile-ready

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Articles - 2013 - How to make your questionnaire mobile-ready : Today, survey respondents are in control. They choose not only if or when to take a survey but also how to take it. An online survey-taker may choose to take a survey on a tablet while riding on a train today, on a smartphone while waiting in a queue at the bank tomorrow and then on a PC or laptop at home over the weekend.

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IMPORTANT: 2013 Nonprofit Engagement Data Management Study

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Check it out!!

The Top 4 Nonprofit Social Media Campaigns of 2013 (And What You Can Learn)

AFP Blog

The Top 4 Nonprofit Social Media Campaigns of 2013 (And What You Can Learn) : NPOs never stood a chance on social media. People aren’t there for us, they’re there to interact with their friends. Don’t act like those thoughts never crossed your mind. Sometimes social media can be discouraging. How do we get more interaction?” “How How do we make them care

Live from NTC! A Sneak Peak at the 2013 Online Benchmark Report

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NTEN and M&R also released their report, the 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. The 2013 Blackbaud Online Benchmark Report (formerly The Convio Online Benchmark Report ) is in its seventh year started by Convio’s Founder, Vinay Bhaghat.

Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Each January Nonprofit Tech 2.0 selects 31 new “ Favorite Nonprofits ” to be featured in the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 banner. Nonprofits in previous years were chosen primarily because they excelled at social media. This year, however, the selection process was a bit more personal.

Vodafone Foundation launches 2013 charity hackathon - mobility, smartphones, Vodafone, Hackathons, mobile apps - Development - Techworld

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Vodafone Foundation launches 2013 charity hackathon - mobility, smartphones, Vodafone, Hackathons, mobile apps - Development - Techworld : The Vodafone Foundation has launched the 2013 edition of its charity hackathon, App Aid. As with App Aid 2012, teams of developers will partner with charities for the event. The goal is to build prototype mobile apps to help the charities'' work.

2013 NTC: How 2 Nonprofits Utilize Social-Media Data, Part 1 : FundRaising Success

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2013 NTC: How 2 Nonprofits Utilize Social-Media Data, Part 1 : FundRaising Success : At NTEN''sOpens in a new window 2013 Nonprofit Technology ConferenceOpens in a new window Thursday, four fundraising professionals discussed social data and what nonprofits should do with it, including how the National Wildlife FederationOpens in a new window (NWF) and CAREOpens in a new window leverage their social data.

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Three Simple Ways to Improve Your Online Fundraising

NetWits

It’s 2013. As a nonprofit focused on fundraising, you’ve likely started making resolutions … Interactive Online Fundraising Web Design #nptech fundraising online giving web design websites

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The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Pinterest Marketing, Compelling Bios, and 3 Guesses

Connection Cafe

There’s been a lot of talk about the results of the 2013 Fundraising Effectiveness Project Survey. I came to a fork in the road Tuesday morning, literally. I had to make a decision between one of two routes to take to work. Ended up in 45 minutes worth of traffic. I chose wrong.

Ten Tweets You Might Have Missed (and Need to Know) (April 9, 2013) - Resource Center - AFP

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Ten Tweets You Might Have Missed (and Need to Know) (April 9, 2013) - Resource Center - AFP : There are so many tweets on Twitter that you’re bound to have missed some of it, especially through the AFP International Conference on Fundraising. Here are some of the top tweets from speakers at the conference that will help to inspire and further your fundraising career

Nonprofit Conference SuperGuide for 2013

John Haydon

Part of kicking ass in 2013 includes fortifying your skills and knowledge. Fortunately for you, the Socialbrite team has assembled a list of all the best conferences for 2013. Happy New year!

#GivingTuesday Online Donations Up 36% from 2013

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Online giving for #GivingTuesday 2014 was up 36% compared to 2013. million processed on #GivingTuesday in 2013. There was a 15% increase in the number of nonprofit organizations that processed an online donation on #GivingTuesday 2014 compared to 2013.

Cisco Live! 2013: Data needs to be turned into wisdom, says Dominguez?( - Mobile - Internet - Software )

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2013: Data needs to be turned into wisdom, says Dominguez( - Mobile - Internet - Software ) : Innhold a- Cisco Live! 2013: Data needs to be turned into wisdom, says Dominguez o Hafizah Osman 06.03.2013 kl 20:59 | ARN Technology will drive change over the next three to five years, and data gained from the Internet of things must be turned into wisdom in order to keep up with the digital revolution, Cisco office of the CEO and chairman senior vice-president, Carlos Dominguez, said

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Edelman’s 2013 Trust Barometer is out

SocialFish

You know this by now, but if you want the full scoop, see the slide deck below. ———-. This post contains a video and a slide deck. Click through if you can’t see them. Useful Data

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What every social media marketer should know about the 2013 FTC guidelines

SocialFish

Andy shares the 2013 FTC Warning: Stop ignoring us + Stop faking it + If you can’t be honest, don’t do it. Great video by Andy Sernovitz on the FTC Rules. We all need to watch this asap. Notes below are from the Vimeo notes.

The 2013 Charitable Giving Report

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The 2013 Charitable Giving Report includes 24 months of overall giving data from 4,129 nonprofit organizations representing more than $12.5 Overall giving in 2013 grew 4.9% in 2013. Online giving in 2013 grew 13.5%

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ATTN Nonprofits: New YouTube Channels Coming Early March 2013

Nonprofit Tech for Good

YouTube has begun rolling out a new YouTube Channel design entitled One Channel to a very small small group of YouTube users. A sitewide roll out is expected in early March.

The value of Facebook Likes for nonprofits in 2013 - Small Act

AFP Blog

The value of Facebook Likes for nonprofits in 2013 - Small Act : hen I set out to write this post I thought I would present some resounding evidence that would debunk all of the myths associated with calculating the worth of a Facebook like. I realized in my research that there are some folks smarter and more articulate than me that have already done the leg-work.

My Social Media Predictions for 2013

John Haydon

I was recently asked by my friends over at Social Media Examiner for some 2013 predictions. In 2013, we’ll see Facebook offering a premium version of Facebook Pages. Soon after 2013, cash registers will only be seen in museums.