Write a Call-to-Action (CTA) That Inspires Engagement

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Write a Call-to-Action (CTA) That Inspires Engagement. A call-to-action (CTA) is a statement designed to get the person reading it to take specific action. Always include an action word (a verb) and give a sense of urgency when possible.

Motion vs. Action

The Sponsorship Collective

The post Motion vs. Action appeared first on The Sponsorship Collective. If I asked you what motion is, you’d of course have a definition for me, right? But I don’t mean motion in terms of getting up out of your seat and doing something, but rather, motion in business.

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Solutions In Action

Web Courseworks Associations

orgCommunity Solutions in Action. orgCommunity Solutions in Action. The post Solutions In Action appeared first on Web Courseworks. Conferences CourseStage LMS OrgCommunity Solutions in Action virtual eventWeb Courseworks is a learning technologies and consulting company.

8 Tried-and-True (Secret) Individual Donor Fundraising Action Tips

Bloomerang

Secret Sauce: Easy-to-implement, practical action steps. ACTION: Get board members to review your donor list. ACTION: Put a system in place to hand sign thank you letters. ACTION: Get more proactive around tribute giving.

8 Hard Truths About Church Giving (Insights & Actionable Tips)

Donorbox

The post 8 Hard Truths About Church Giving (Insights & Actionable Tips) appeared first on Nonprofit Blog. Church and money. When these two subjects combine, the atmosphere can get uncomfortable and tense. A lot of people have a lot to say on church giving.

Actions Speak Louder than DEI Corporate Pledges

Media Cause

Fast forward a full eight months – what actions have companies all actually taken? Well, some really nice person on the internet compiled the list of Fortune 100 Companies, the concrete actions they wanted to take, and what, if anything, has come from their pledges here. .

5 Call-to-Actions for Your Nonprofit’s Donation Confirmation Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now you want to know, is it appropriate to ask your supporters to take further action? The truth is, immediately following a donation is one of the best times for another call-to-action (CTA) of ways donors can continue to support your organization.

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Taking Action on YouTube

Amy Sample Ward

YouTube is set to publicly launch the “Call-To-Action Overlay&# feature. This will allow users to place calls to action (messages and links) on top of videos. The Call-To-Action Overlay means users will be prompting viewers to click away from YouTube (not exactly the action a platform like YouTube is after). Tags: webtools action socialaction socialchange video youtube

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I’ve got Binders Full of Calls to Action

NetWits

What can we learn from political calls to action this election season? Here are three common elements the majority of them are using that can be easily used in your own calls to action for online fundraising. Interactive Online Fundraising Web Design call to action nonprofit website

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Exciting Times for Social Actions

Amy Sample Ward

I have followed the development of Social Actions over the last few years and really believe in the work that Peter, Christine and the community have done to shape a collaborative, open tool that benefits so many people and organizations in all kinds of ways. Social Actions Transition: Request for Letters of Interest. Opportunity Alert: Four Powerful Enhancements to the Social Actions API.

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Creating Actionable Data with Cloud for Good’s Advancement Accelerator

Cloud 4 Good

Building on top of this connection, we have taken our Advancement Accelerator a step further so that you can create reports and dashboards to help gain insights from your data and enable your team to take action directly with alumni and donors on the Salesforce platform.

Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell , Servant Leadership in Action , includes the personal stories from some of the most well-respected authorities on leadership: Patrick Lencioni John C. Check out the definitive book on servant leadership.

Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell , Servant Leadership in Action , includes the personal stories from some of the most well-respected authorities on leadership: Patrick Lencioni John C. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Ken Blanchard Leadership Leadership Books Renee Broadwell Servant Leadership In ActionBe sure to read the definitive book on servant leadership.

Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell , Servant Leadership in Action , includes the personal stories from some of the most well-respected authorities on leadership: Patrick Lencioni John C. Be sure to read the definitive book on servant leadership.

Taking Action: Optimizing your Online Communications

Byte Technology

But too often non-profits have trouble seeing beyond the almighty dollar and miss the opportunity to publicize—through email campaigns, regular blog posts or in a highlighted fashion on their websites—the CTA: that is, the “Call to Action. Non-profit marketing guru John Haydon makes a very important distinction between a FYI and an CTA: one provides more information about a particular idea and one informs the reader that you want to them to do something, hence “take action.”

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How to Create Nonprofit Website Volunteer and Take Action Pages

Salsa

This is the third post in a series of articles on the topic of digital marketing for nonprofits and creating the perfect nonprofit website. In the first two articles, we discussed creating your about page or mission page , and in the second article we discussed creating program and impact pages.

Demonstrate Empathy in Action to Your Members, Attendees and Colleagues

WBT Systems

Demonstrate Empathy in Action to Your Members, Attendees and Colleagues. Read more about Demonstrate Empathy in Action to Your Members, Attendees and Colleagues

Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobson

Edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell , Servant Leadership in Action , includes the personal stories from some of the most well-respected authorities on leadership: Patrick Lencioni John C. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Ken Blanchard Leadership Renee Broadwell Servant Leadership Servant Leadership In Action Serving OthersTomorrow, March 6, brings the release of the new definitive book on servant leadership.

Social Actions API, Semantic Web, and Linked Open Data: An Interview with Peter Deitz

Amy Sample Ward

I’ve followed and supported the work of Peter Deitz and Social Actions ever since hearing about his passion and ideas a few years ago. There’s a lot happening with Social Actions right now but one bit of news is really exciting, and needs to be highlighted: some incredibly important technical enhancements have recently been made to the Social Actions API. Let’s start at the beginning: What is Social Actions and where does the API come in?

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Blog Action Day 2010: Water

Amy Sample Ward

This past Sunday was October 10th, 2010 – also know as 101010, the Global Work Day for climate action supported by 350.org and others. You may have been part of the day of action by participating in an event in your local area. 350 action in Oman Dive Center. What is Blog Action Day? Learn more and participate in Blog Action Day today! More people have access to a cell phone than to a toilet. Today, 2.5 billion people lack access to toilets.

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Blog Action Day 2009: Creating Actions for Everyone on Climate Change

Amy Sample Ward

Today is Blog Action Day and this year’s theme is Climate Change. What’s Blog Action Day? Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day 2009 will be one of the largest-ever social change events on the web. Create Actions for Everyone. Join Blog Action Day.

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Your New Leader 100-Day Action Plan

Eric Jacobsen Blog

their third edition of, The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan. The book is packed with: Examples and case studies Action plans Tools, techniques and tricks of the trade The authors also explain why you need to start even before your official first day on the job.

Back to Action: End of Summer EveryAction Update

EveryAction

Can you believe summer’s almost over? If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to trade tank tops for awesome cardigans and cool lemonade for pumpkin lattes, but mostly, you’re ready to get back to doing good

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Living Our Intentions: Taking Action for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice

Wild Apricot

We are living in one of the most painful and challenging?moments?in moments?in in our history. Here is what Personify as an organization intends to do in response to improve our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts

How Political Action Committee Software Can Help You Grow and Manage your PAC

Wild Apricot

Here's how political action committee software can help you Want to raise more money and save more time for the campaigns that matter?

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Social Media Strategy: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

NetWits

Our social media strategy for nonprofits series continues by taking a look at how the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ( www.pancan.org ) uses social media to enhance their online efforts. This organization is dedicated to advancing research, supporting patients and creating hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. As you can imagine, building a great online presence that creates a community of support and connects people with each other plays a key role in carrying out their missio

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6 Ways to Take Action in the Next Week to Celebrate Earth Day

EveryAction

You can also take action on EPA funding with Greenpeace and demand the government continue to support the agency's work in curbing our carbon footprint and enacting responsible regulations on industries contributing to climate change. One of the most important actions you can take on Earth Day is to simply refuse fact-denying, anti-science rhetoric and demand that lawmakers listen to scientists and experts and #ActOnClimate.

12 Nonprofit Call-to-Action Twitter Images to Study and Learn From

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If your nonprofit is committed to maximizing engagement on Twitter, then you must create visually compelling call-to-action images for fundraising and advocacy campaigns. It is true that tweets with images receive more engagement , but how much more engagement depends on the quality of the images and if they are properly sized for Twitter ( 1024 x 512 pixels or a 2:1 aspect ratio ).

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Social Actions’ Change The Web Challenge in Oxford

Amy Sample Ward

Social Actions has created an open database of 60,000+ actions from 40+ sites — including GlobalGiving, Change.org, DonorsChoose.org, Kiva.org, NABUUR, TakingITGlobal, Idealist.org, and VolunteerMatch. Through a search engine, Open Actions XML micro-format, an open API, and third-party tools and widgets, you can find and share ways to get involved in the causes you care about. Learn about the Open Actions XML micro format, and how you can use it.

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Wanna chat about the Web? Join Social Actions’ chat series!

Amy Sample Ward

Social Actions , a nonprofit organizaiton designed to make it easy for you to make a difference by connecting you with actions and opportunities from across the world and across the web. The Challenge is about building innovative tools to help people find and share opportunities to take action on the Web sites, blogs, and social networks that we all visit everyday. Who: You can see who is attending in the Facebook Event or the Social Actions Event page.

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Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is Here!

Amy Sample Ward

The Change the Web Challenge from Social Actions is now officially open! Change the Web Challenge is about building innovative tools to help people find and share opportunities to take action on the Web sites, blogs, and social networks that we all visit every day. “We want you to dream up a new tool to help people find and share actions. Learn more about Social Actions’ Change the Web Challenge here. Originally posted on the NetSquared blog.

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

NetWits

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

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Engagement Superpowers In Action

GroundWire

Some superpowers in action in our community: I want to work for more green space in my neighborhood. How do you build relationships, make people prioritize your cause, and better engage them in your work? One excellent way is to use your unique expertise, access, skills -- whatever you’re super at -- to provide a product, service or experience that really matters to your target audience. In other words, develop an engagement superpower.

5 Actionable Ways to Prevent Profit Leaks

NonProfit Hub

The post 5 Actionable Ways to Prevent Profit Leaks appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Profit leaks threaten to sink any business, but the nature of nonprofit operations make them particularly vulnerable. Most companies in other industries can make internal adjustments to compensate for monetary drain. Nonprofits have leaks in areas for-profit companies never have to consider.

Lights, Camera, Action! How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress

Byte Technology

The post Lights, Camera, Action! It’s no great secret that WordPress is a pretty amazing program, and open-source jewel that allows users such great latitude of design possibilities. And among those possibilities is the opportunity to create a video library that can really increase the profile of a site and help engage visitors on different levels.

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How to Create a Nonprofit Website That Inspires People to Action

Wild Apricot

Every nonprofit wants their website to be as effective as possible, but few know how the principles behind it. Learn how to create a nonprofit website with these seven best practices to increase donations and engage supporters

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5 Dynamic Calls to Action That Increase Donations

See3

The post 5 Dynamic Calls to Action That Increase Donations appeared first on The See3 Blog. Making websites smarter and increasing impact is a huge part of our mission at See3. And this problem – how to make websites smarter – is something we’ve been obsessed with. Now, we have a solution. It’s called Conversion Booster. strategy conversion booster donation optimization donations nonprofit website Nonprofits website optimization

Top 10 Action RPG games like Diablo series – Diablo Alternatives

Find the free stuff

The post Top 10 Action RPG games like Diablo series – Diablo Alternatives appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Are you a fan of the Diablo series and you are looking for games which offer a similar experience? Read on to discover the top 10 games we think you should try out Do you fancy the hack and slash gameplay of the Diablo series? There’s no denying that the game has led to the.

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Kill the Noise: How Prioritization on your Website Can Drive Action

NetWits

Does that element help your user complete an important task with a clear call to action? Look at the positioning of the most important “call to action”. Do these elements highlight content or actions that are critical to your organizational goals? Your website has a lot to say. If a person from each department of your organization stood in front of you and shouted information, chances are you wouldn’t decipher anything through the noise.

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Spreadsheet Aerobics: Actionable Measurement for Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I have been thinking a lot about actionable social media measurement strategies that are fit and trim and light on their feet! Inspired by the Measure Everything: Is Your Nonprofit Facebook Page Worth It? , It much easier to collect, analyze and take action with your data when you do a little bit each month or every other week. The key here is actionable data. Measurement should inform specific decisions and/or actions. Photo by Metro Library and Archive.

Beth’s Surprise Party: A Case Study in Crowdsourced Action

Amy Sample Ward

Lesson #1: Design an action and invitation that’s doable and interesting – while focused on your goal. When sending out an invitation, it’s important to remember that the language you use needs to be appropriate for those you’re inviting, as well as to their audience as they could easily repurpose the language or calls to action you use to more quickly and easily share/spread the campaign.

Moving From Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion

Wild Apricot

Sherry Marts and Elizabeth Engel, authors of "Include Is a Verb," show you how to move your organization from talk to action when it comes to authentic diversity and inclusion. Many organizations and associations have a compelling statement on diversity and inclusion, but one that isn't reflected in their day-to-day operations.

350.org Day of Climate Action: From Lake Como

Amy Sample Ward

Day 2 of our event is the International Day of Climate Action so even though we are not in our home towns to take part in local actions, we couldn’t let the opportunity pass. Learn more about 350.org and get involved in the Day of Climate Action! I’m so honored to be here in Lake Como at the Rockefeller Bellagio Center.

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