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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Mobile Fundraising Research Paper 2013

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Mobile Fundraising Research Paper 2013 : We examined the fundraising success of 83,866 participants in a variety of fundraising campaigns to help answer this question. What we discovered: 15% of traffic to fundraising and donation pages comes from mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. 23% of participants in peer-driven events and campaigns choose to use mobile technology to help them fundraise for good causes

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Thinking Mobile in 2013 – Being Responsive

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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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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. This past September 30th, Blackbaud hosted over 30 senior fundraising leaders from the largest charities in the US. And if their response to the event is any indication, then this experiment was a big success.

Nonprofit Tech Forecasts for 2013

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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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President’s Update: Fall 2013

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In all seriousness, 2013 has been an incredibly busy and productive year for us. You may already know that I plan in earnest to provide my personal President’s Updates as quarterly informal reports, but that all too often I fall behind on this well-intended schedule—as is the case with the update you’re reading now! Don’t get me wrong: I love writing my updates.

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. npNEXT was an experimental event to bring together experts and fundraising leaders from across the nonprofit sector to discuss emerging trends and next practices. Blackbaud recorded the presentations and here is the first one in the series: Counter-Intuitive or a New Path to Profit?: What donors can teach us about making more money.

3 CRM predictions for 2013

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

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

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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.

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. Tracking approximately $11 billion in US-based charitable giving, the Index is updated on the first of each month and is based on year-over-year percent changes.

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

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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.

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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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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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

Free Non-profit Webinars for November 2013

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Here is a round-up of 27 free non-profit webinars for November 2013. nonprofit webinar

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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.” That was the theme of the ninth Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting that President Bill Clinton, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton recently convened in New York City last month.

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2013 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

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Here are some of the highlights of MGI''s 2013 Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. surveys membership

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

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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

Free Non-profit Webinars for September 2013

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Here is the round-up of free non-profit webinars for September 2013. This month we''ve found 21+ webinars to help you get ready for fall. webinar

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The 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

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Here are highlights of the 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. reports

Read the 2013 Speaker Report

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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.” The common sense advice should be familiar to anyone who knows the basics of marketing , but apparently many speakers don’t.

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. As we close out the year, here’s a good report on the current state of social business maturity. As the report says, we’re slowly but surely “shifting out of first gear” We can help you do that.

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. His well crafted aspirations remind us of the positive and amazing progress this nation can take on, even when we seem bent towards argument.

Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2013

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Here is our round-up of free non-profit webinars for March 2013. webinar

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Free Non-profit Webinars for July 2013

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Here''s our round-up of more than 19 free non-profit webinars for July 2013. nonprofit Non-profits webinar

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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. The post 13 Students Graduate ITWorks Fall 2013 Program appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. In a classroom decked out with green, blue and orange balloons sat 13 young adults and a sea of their family and friends.

Lessons Learned in 2013

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Before you ring in the New Year, here''s a look at a few basic themes that we''ve seen in non-profit and membership posts and articles this year. nonprofit blog carnival

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5 Technology Trends Of 2013 Nonprofits Should Care About

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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. Gartner , a tech analyst firm, created a list of trending technology resources nonprofits and organizations are taking advantage of to make a greater impact using more robust resources, at a lower cost than traditional IT. The Cloud.

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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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6 Cool Features For Nonprofits With Microsoft Lync 2013

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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. Mobile Access. Connect to Microsoft Lync with an iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows Phone.

27+ Free Non-profit Webinars for April 2013

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Here's our round-up of over 27 free non-profit webinars for April, 2013. nonprofit webinar

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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

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? . This is a guest post by Ashley Halligan, an analyst at Software Advice.

Gartner’s 2013 Technology Trends and Why You Should Care

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

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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Free Non-profit Webinars for February 2013

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Here's our round-up of free non-profit webinars for February 2013. This month we've found 28+ webinars on topics such as: streamlining through the cloud; “brandraise to fundraise”; "Rockstar presentations" and much more. webinar

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Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide 2013

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Idealware''s updated Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide 2013 is a great new (free) resource for non-profits looking for social media guidance. social media

Membership and Non-profit Trends for 2013

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Here is a round-up of non-profit, membership, marketing and event predictions and trends for 2013. Non-profits membership events

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The 2013 State of Community Management Survey

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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. Each year, The Community Roundtable , a peer network of social business professionals (I’m a member), does a really great report on the state of community management.

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

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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.

IMPORTANT: 2013 Nonprofit Engagement Data Management Study

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Check it out!! From the NTEN blog : When it comes to tracking and using “engagement” data – the actions, interactions, and even conversations that relate to an organization’s work but don’t necessarily represent the transactional or financial data that have been traditionally used for measuring an organization’s health – today’s nonprofits are either tracking a lot, or hardly anything at all.