Cross-Sector Skill Sharing in Action

Connection Cafe

Today we are sharing two examples of skill sharing in action and the positive organization and individual impact they delivered. We look forward to hearing your stories of skill sharing in action in the comments section.

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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.

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Ten Advocacy Calls to Action for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Is a barrage of action alerts and fundraising emails burning out your activists? Perhaps you’ll come up with an entirely new action that the rest of us will rush to copy! . Cross-channel promotion means more than just digital: email can spark plenty of actions in the real world.

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

I’ve got Binders Full of Calls to Action


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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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The Value Proposition - Purposeful Action in a Changing World. The Value Proposition - Purposeful Action in a Changing World. 2019 AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference. 2019 AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference. It's finally here!

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.

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program


Finally, be ready with a call-to-action or ask. With volunteer management tools, like EveryAction , you easily track your volunteer’s actions and availability. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate.

Camp Blackbaud: Pro Bono in Action

Connection Cafe

Check out this video to get a look at Camp Blackbaud in action. It’s Pro Bono Week! What are you doing to celebrate? This is a big week for Blackbaud. As I push this post live, I’m gathered in Austin, TX, for the 16th annual bbcon – Blackbaud’s conference for the philanthropic community. And if you know me, you know I love bbcon (yep, this makes it 16 in a row).

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. It's a curated collection of incredibly insightful and motivational perspectives on servant leadership via essays by 44 servant leaders.

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. Let’s start at the beginning: What is Social Actions and where does the API come in? The Social Actions project began in 2006.

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3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]


Their initial action signals a short window of a high level of interest in and support of your nonprofit, so using this moment to deepen their connection to the organization will pay dividends when you send your next fundraising ask.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends


By better empowering them to use actionable data and innovative tools, we help them to do more good,” said EveryAction CEO Stu Trevelyan. DonorTrends uses actionable data and analytics to empower nonprofits to raise more money and retain more donors. DonorTrends is a leading fundraising analysis firm that has helped major nonprofits use actionable data to more efficiently generate additional revenue and more effectively engage donors.

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Mission in Action, in Life and in Work| The Storytelling Power of A Camera Lens

Connection Cafe

That building is where I work every day, and the exhibit is called Blackbaud’s Mission in Action. Nonprofit News Blackbaud''s Mission in Action Exhibit photography Sean Sheridan storytelling I love when my life and my work collide. As a corporate social responsibility professional working in philanthropy and volunteerism every day, nonprofits, their leaders and the work they do are a huge part of my life.

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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.”

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 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.

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction


EveryAction stores over 89 million "Action Profiles" of donors and supporters, which means that a significant number of EveryAction forms come pre-filled.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement


Homepage layout Your website homepage is likely the first thing that most visitors see, so it’s important that it draws them in further, and directs them toward relevant actions such as signing up for email updates or donating. For nonprofits, an effective call to action is paramount.

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Using Event Metrics to Create an Action Plan

Connection Cafe

Action: Turning these participants into superstar fundraisers isn’t an easy task. Action : Note the participants who have met or exceeded their fundraising goal. Action : If the online tools usage is low along with your total amount raised. Want more on using metrics to create an action plan? Event metrics can be great guides as we plan. In earlier posts, npENGAGE has discussed how to focus on our event fundraising analytics and how to use these metrics for success.

How to Add The Facebook Page Call-To-Action Button to Your Page

John Haydon

Facebook has been rolling out a call-to action-button for Facebook Pages. The Facebook call-to-action button can help drive Facebook users to take actions that are important to your nonprofit. It’s simple to set-up (instructions below) and puts a call to action right next to like button on your Facebook page (as shown below). How to Add the Facebook Call-To-Action Button to Your Page. Which Facebook Page Call-To-Action Should You Use?

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know


The Latino Victory Fund is a progressive political action committee working to grow Latino political power by increasing Latino representation at every level of government.

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.

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. It's a curated collection of incredibly insightful and motivational perspectives on servant leadership via essays by 44 servant leaders.

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.

What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report


Advocacy was an equally important area in which mobile showed steady success, in fact, text messages successfully drove phone calls at more than twice the rate that email advocacy messages drove traditional web-based actions. Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector.

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.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising


Use your donor software data to research Vince’s engagement history and determine what types of calls-to-action he’s answered in the past and try to recruit him for similar things in the future.

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5 Examples of Great Mobile Calls to Action

Mobile Commons

The first step to a successful mobile campaign is a great call to action. When you’re ready to launch your campaign, be sure to promote your mobile call to action everywhere, from TV commercials to tweets to T-shirts. Here are five of our customers’ calls to action that make an impression. The prominent mobile call to action paired with a strong image and a clear statement definitely caught people’s attention and helped the campaign go viral.

Using #GivingTuesday to Turn Your Mission into Action

Connection Cafe

There is no better time to turn messages of hope into action—to giving time, money, talents, and voice. If you know me, you know I think “ good is for everyone.”. You also might accuse me of sounding like a broken record because I tend to say this a lot, but it needs to be said. There’s just too much to get done in this world, and we need a whole lot more good propelling us forward.

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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,,,, NABUUR, TakingITGlobal,, and VolunteerMatch. Learn about the Open Actions XML micro format, and how you can use it.

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The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)


Current donors are a curated universe who have already demonstrated a belief in your organization’s mission, and willingness to take action toward it. As a general rule, retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new ones. As such, for most nonprofit organizations, pursuing strategies to reducing donor losses is the most affordable strategy for increasing net fundraising gains. Unfortunately, across the nonprofit sector, donor retention rates are low and getting worse.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns


Finally, their donation form is equipped with EveryAction’s FastAction network, meaning that if their donor has taken prior action on an EveryAction form, their information will be autofilled, making the process of completing their donation quick and easy. With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals.

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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.

Back to Action: End of Summer EveryAction Update


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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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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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.

Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too


Relational organizing These days you’ll hear a lot of talk in the political world about “relational organizing"- the idea that people are more likely to be persuaded to take action by someone that they know and trust than by a stranger affiliated with the campaign.

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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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GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits


To maintain 501c3 status, nonprofits must carefully avoid any partisan activity, actions that endorse a candidate or party.

4 Actionable Steps to Make SEO Oh So Easy

Connection Cafe

Interactive Fundraising Expert Mike Snusz has 4 actionable steps you can take right now to help optimize your website for SEO: Step 1: Front-Load Your Browser Title. Digital technology is increasingly playing a key role in engaging donors, and in 2015, around 7.1% of overall fundraising revenue came from online giving—with a 9.2% growth over 2014. And in the arts and culture nonprofit space, digital fundraising saw a 8.3% increase year over year.

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


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.

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


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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Social Media Strategy: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network


Our social media strategy for nonprofits series continues by taking a look at how the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ( ) 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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