Activating the Millennial Generation

Connection Cafe

Thankfully, thousands of movements are successfully activating Millennial cause enthusiasts, converting them into donors , volunteers and outspoken advocates for a cause. Consider this: Within the next 10 years, Millennials will be the leaders of your company or organization.

How World Wildlife Fund Used Segmentation to Activate Social Influencers for Their Cause

Connection Cafe

So what is a nonprofit supposed to do when trying to activate supporters around a critically important issue to their cause? Through a campaign, WWF activated supporters to oppose Congress’s attempt to overturn the Clean Power Plan. The Oracle at Delphi told Oedipus “Know thyself!”

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Activating the Generation of Do-Gooders: MCON 2016

Connection Cafe

And the best place to activate this generation of do-gooders is MCON 2016. It’s hard to read a business article or research synopsis today without seeing the word “Millennial” – but why is that? Like with generations past, Millennials (born 1980-2000) are the “it” audience right now. They’ve overtaken all other generations in terms of population in the United States, and they’ve recently surpassed Baby Boomers to become the largest generation in the workforce.

Nurture Online Efforts with Offline Activities

Connection Cafe

When we discuss peer-to-peer fundraising our focus often is on the online components; however, the offline activities surrounding our event allow us to improve relationships and connections with our supporters, thus potentially improving our online outcomes.

Infographic: The Future of Social Activism

Frogloop

Check out this great infographic below "The Future of Social Activism" that illustrates how Millennials are supporting social justice issues.

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

5 Ways to Build and Activate a Community for Your Crowdfunding Campaign guest post by Sourabh Sharma. We’ve learned a great deal in the past four years but one of the greatest lessons we’ve learned is summed up into five ways to build and activate a community for your cause.

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book: Upcoming Activities and Early Reviews

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Credit: Rob Cottingham.

Effective Project Management: Three Critical Activities

NTEN

Laura Dallas Burford, MA, PMP. Owner. LAD Enterprizes. Julia, a staff member at a nonprofit, offers her story about project management and personal growth. Having never managed a project, I was thrilled when the Executive Director asked if I wanted to be the project manager for the website initiative. As a team member, I had watched project managers explain a project and worked with them to determine the required work and assign tasks to individuals.

Trainer’s Notebook: Integrating Thinking and Feedback Activities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This was the first 90 minutes of the workshop, and while content and interaction kept in active learning mode — the next step was a synthesis.

E-Mediat Day 3: Digital Activism

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mary Joyce leads a session on digital activism using the Story of Electronics. Day 3 of the Train the Trainers session was devoted to Digital Activism and facilitated by Mary Joyce. The learning objectives: To provide participants with a formula for training digital campaign strategy.

Will Celebrity Endorsed Campaigns Increase Activism?

Frogloop

For example, before helping to launch the ONE campaign, Bono was known for his activism around Africa and AIDS. Nonprofits get excited when a celebrity wants to join their advisory board or endorse their campaign. But do celebrity endorsements across different channels work these days? It depends. If a celebrity has a deep connection to an issue and its common knowledge then celebrity endorsements can certainly benefit nonprofit campaigns.

How To Be An Active Listener

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today's leadership tip on how to be an active listener comes from the new book, Stronger. The authors explain that perhaps the best single technique t o convey effective listening requires you to be an active listener.

Want to Turn Facebook Fans into Active Supporters?

GroundWire

Several members of the Groundwire team have been advising Drew and Shawn and we're in the process of building a Salesforce Connector which will allow orgs who are using the system not only to capture and export data about their most active supporters on Facebook but also get it into their Salesforce database so they can use it to support their overall engagement strategies. How many times have you cursed the fact that you can’t access the email addresses of your own Facebook Fans?

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Turning to Strategy after the Audit: A Calendar of Activities

BoardAssist

Turning to Strategy after the Audit: A Calendar of Activities. Download the Fiscal Management Activities calendar and take a look at where your organization should be right now and what’s coming up in the next quarter. When should I be engaging the audit firm for next year?

Put Down the Clipboard:Visitor Feedback as Participatory Activity

Museum 2.0

Stacey has been collaborating with local artists to produce a series of content-rich events that invite visitors to participate in a range of hands-on activities. Instead, Stacey thought, why not make the feedback experience an activity unto itself?

Active, Advanced or Averse - Nonprofit Change & Social Media

Connection Cafe

with activity over the post. Author: Jordan Viator. Seth Godin wrote an interesting blog post yesterday entitled “ The problem with non ” that has definitely sparked a bit of conversation.

Does the Internet Inspire Youth Activism or Slacktivism?

Frogloop

They are viewed as techies and quite fickle when it comes to activism. Youth Activism Key Findings: Being a part of online communities promotes engagement. The Internet can serve as a gateway to online and offline civic and political engagement, including volunteerism, community problem-solving, and protest activity.&#. Will the Millennials be a generation of social activists or slacktivists?

How to activate Facebook’s new Subscribe Button (and what it means)

John Haydon

Once you’ve activated the Subscribe button, Facebook users will be able to see the number of people who subscribe to your public updates. Activating the Subscribe Button implies you are sharing information that’s interesting and valuable.

Effective Project Management: Three Critical Activities

NTEN

Laura Dallas Burford, MA, PMP. Owner. LAD Enterprizes. Julia, a staff member at a nonprofit, offers her story about project management and personal growth. Having never managed a project, I was thrilled when the Executive Director asked if I wanted to be the project manager for the website initiative. As a team member, I had watched project managers explain a project and worked with them to determine the required work and assign tasks to individuals.

The ONE Campaign Uses Mobile Messaging to Drive Twitter Activism

Mobile Commons

The post The ONE Campaign Uses Mobile Messaging to Drive Twitter Activism appeared first on Mobile Commons. Creating a groundswell of Twitter support can be a powerful way for an organization to make its voice heard.

Report Finds Church Membership Active Technology Users

Wild Apricot Blog

A new Pew Research report offers fresh insight into the attitudes and technology use of spiritually active Americans. churches research

How Individual Change Agents Can Help Us Build a Stronger Social Economy

Connection Cafe

How to Respond to the Rise of the Open-Source Activism. They are active partners in pursuing social good. Social Good Change Agents corporate social responsibility csr Human social responsibility Open-Source Activism Social Economy

E-Mediat: Social Media and Digital Activism in the Arab World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I got to introduce myself and my role in the project, but the most valuable part of the meeting was briefing on social media and activism.

What does “Active Users” mean in Facebook Page Insights?

John Haydon

Today, we’re going to drill down into the User reports and look at “Active Users&#. An “active user&# is someone who views or interacts with your Facebook Page. How your wall settings affects Active Users.

Making sense of Facebook Page’s Daily Active Users

John Haydon

What does “Active Users” mean in Facebook Page Insights? Viewing detailed reports on Facebook Page’s Daily Active Users. Facebook Insights allows you to view daily interactions by type in a report called “Daily Active Users Breakdown&#.

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Why Every Nonprofit Has a New Job Title: Publisher - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.

AFP Blog

Why Every Nonprofit Has a New Job Title: Publisher - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy. : Don’t confuse publishing with advertising. I’m not talking about one-way communication that people view as a “salesy.” Publishing is about producing blog posts, video, e-mail newsletters, e-books, white papers, free reports and other types of content.

Activate

Steve Bridger

I attended the Guardian’s Activate summit this week and was heartened to see a sprinkling of attendees from our sector. I, however, remain an optimist and it was repeated more than once at Activate that this stuff is ’90% people, and only 10% technology’ That’s down to us then. giving ideas activate crowdfunding kickstarter

Report Explores Nonprofit Social Media Trends - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy.

AFP Blog

Report Explores Nonprofit Social Media Trends - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active and engaged democracy. Sponsored by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), Common Knowledge and Blackbaud, the “2012 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report” has been released

Conviction? Check. Money? Check. So What's Keeping the Arts Sector from Embracing Active, Diverse Audience Engagement?

Museum 2.0

If you asked me a month ago what the biggest barrier was to American arts organizations adopting practices that support active engagement in the arts by diverse participants, I would have said two: money and legitimacy. A couple weeks ago, I had a conversation with a funder that shocked me.

Nonprofits and Their Mobile Strategies - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.

AFP Blog

Nonprofits and Their Mobile Strategies - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy. : One recent study from ZeroDivide found a dramatic lack of philanthropic investment in mobile strategies for community change. “We’re We’re doing about 96 percent of our work with organizations outside the U.S.,” said Katrin Verclas of MobileActive.org, a leading network and resource on the use of mobile technology for social impact.

What will the Blackbaud-Convio Merger Mean? - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.

AFP Blog

NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy. : What will the Blackbaud-Convio Merger Mean? - One of the most significant mergers in the realm of nonprofit technology in recent years is now in the books. This week, Blackbaud and Convio began operating as one entity in the wake of a merger in which the former acquired the latter for $325 million.

Daily DoGooder: Active for Life PSA

See What's Out There

Change the world, one video at a time.Active for Life PSA | :57 Active for Life The statistics leveraged in this video elucidate a dynamic surrounding activity and children: sports, games and recess are not accessories but necessities for healthy physical development. Active for Life” shows the change in energy, activity, and health, as kids [.].

Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways: A Case Study in Crowdfunding and Activism

See What's Out There

If you haven’t seen the “Solar Roadways” crowdfunding campaign and viral video, you have to check it out. It’s one of the hottest crowdfunding campaigns ever and it’s captured the attention and imagination of millions of people.

Mapping Your Online/Offline Activism: Surfrider Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He talked about the balance between "atom-based" work -- staffing, offline activities, showing up at hearings, etc and "bit-based work" their work online - Facebook pages, etc. How do you analyze the use of social networks/social media in the context of online/offline activism?

Activating Your Base of Supporters (with Evan Bailyn)

NTEN

Evan Bailyn, our presenter for " Activating Your Base of Supporters ", has more 112,000 fans on Facebook. In our next webinar, he'll explain how to use Calls To Action to activate potential donors when they're most energized and willing to give. In his just-released book, " Outsmarting Google ", he details how he attracted more than 50,000,000 visitors in a year. That's a lot, so he's doing something right.

Build an Active Donor Base with Social Media

NTEN

If you're struggling with how to use social media for fundraising, we've got a great one-two punch from bestselling author Evan Bailyn coming right up: " Using Social Media to Build an Active Base of Donors " on January 26th and " Activating Your Base of Supporters " on February 2nd. Using Social Media to Build an Active Base of Donors. Learn specific, exclusive strategies nonprofits can use to attract a large and active base of donors.

Should Your Nonprofit Be Active on the New Myspace?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Last year when Myspace announced that it would be launching a redesign, I was very intrigued. Even more so when they released a video last September teasing what the new Myspace would look like. The design was good – very good, in fact.

Twitter for Activism Tool VS Strategy Debate and A New Twitter Activism Guide

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And while quite, different from the "mainstream" use of Twitter by nonprofits , Ivan warns against tool-driven decisions for activism campaigns: It's certainly exciting to see technology being used in ways that amplify and extend the impact of movement organizing. Worse, organizers risk giving supporters feel-good activism that quenches their desire for social change without actually moving the movement closer to a concrete goal, or putting any pressure on powerholders.

Activate Summit

Steve Bridger

I attended the Guardian’s Activate summit this week and was heartened to see a sprinkling of attendees from our sector. I, however, remain an optimist and it was repeated more than once at Activate that this stuff is ’90% people, and only 10% technology’ That’s down to us then. giving ideas activate crowdfunding kickstarter

Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster

VisionLink

Writing from the national conference of the National Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster (NVOAD). Particularly in this season of storms, the resources and efforts of the NVOAD Members are truly extraordinary, and as they activate and keep working past the initial news cycle for any specific disaster, they are not as well known as they deserve to be.