4 Ways To Engage Members With Interactive Virtual Events

Cadmium CD

4 Ways To Engage Members With Interactive Virtual Events In the past year, virtual events have risen in popularity, partly due to the availability of technology but largely because a global pandemic made them necessary.

2015 SXSW Interactive Round Up


After wrapping up our annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), NTEN’s CEO, Amy Sample Ward, and I quickly recharged for SXSW Interactive , where we partnered another year with Beaconfire to host the Beacon Lounge for social changemakers, and with the NonProfit Times to cover stories on the nonprofit technology sector. Activism That Drives Supporters How is it possible to establish meaningful relationships to create and mobilize for change in this noisy digital age?


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#AI4Good: Augmenting Human Interaction

Beth Kanter

Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit , and I are actively researching the use of AI for Good, in particular to scale giving and to spread generosity. When we think about applying AI to philanthropy and fundraising, we have to ask this question: What data-based analytical tasks are not yet automated or could be done on a larger scale and that would free up time for the nonprofit staff to focus on the human interaction with the donor?

Feel the Heat: Great Tools for Mapping Website Interactions

Byte Technology

Well, if you have, then it’s time to check out heat-mapping, programs that help you gain insights into user interactions such as where on your site they click, what specific areas they explore more than others and generally how they use your site for their purposes. Essentially, the tools and programs for creating a heat-map build an “overlay” of your various site’s pages, and areas that attract more activity appear “hotter” than sections that experience low activity.

Interactive Activism: Stop Genocide Now

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm trying to clear the decks before I take off a few days. I just got an email from Stop Genocide Now alerting me that they're sending two citizen journalists back to the Chad/Darfur border for 14 consecutive days of reports starting Dec 21, 2006. They will file text, video, and photographic reports. You can follow the reports on their blog. The video above is from their trip last year and gives you a taste of what to expect

Free Live Interactive Event: Future of Fundraising

Tech Soup Blog

In the TechSoup premiere our new #NPLive interactive series of video events, join us to discuss The Future of Fundraising online in the social media matrix on Tuesday, May 24 at 11 a.m. In this unique, online, interactive (free) event - first in a monthly series - you get to see, hear, and ask questions directly to our panel of experts. She loves interacting with communities online. Event Fundraising Online Activism Online Fundraising Social Networking social media

Reflections on a Decade of Designing and Facilitating Interactive Webinars

Beth Kanter

His research shows that professional development learning experiences need to be as interactive as possible to boost retention and application. I thought I’d take this opportunity to reflect again on a decade of experience of designing and delivering interactive webinars. It is less about disseminating content and best practices and more about pulling ideas and knowledge in through many-to-many interaction. Tailor the Interaction to the Size of the Group.

Designing Interactives for Adults: Put Down the Dayglow

Museum 2.0

When talking about active audience engagement with friends in the museum field, I often hear one frustrated question: how can we get adults to participate? Many exhibit developers create thoughtful interactives intended for all ages and then discover that old familiar pattern--kids engaging while parents stand back and watch. It's possible--likely even--that today's adults are more motivated by interactive experiences than generations past.

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. Below are some ideas on how your organization can engage your supporters by paralleling some offline activities with those online.

Book Review: Sharing Cities – Activating the Urban Commons

Beth Kanter

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons is a collection of 137 case studies and policies in 11 categories how self-organized, democratic, and people-powered policies and initiatives can help solve some of the most thorny problems we face around the world in urban areas. That leads to traffic congestion, increased stress on parents, and lost opportunities for physical activity.

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book: Upcoming Activities and Early Reviews

Beth Kanter

We are just weeks away from the launch of the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout , my third book, co-authored with Aliza Sherman. Yesterday, I was honored to deliver the ending keynote, “From Self-Care to We-Care” at the Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute. The interactive keynote had 300 nonprofit leaders take and discuss the nonprofit burnout assessment and brainstorm self-care ideas to put into practice. Credit: Rob Cottingham.

A Guide To Facebook Activism

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

(Hat tip: Jessica Dheere, Project Director, Social Media Exchange, Beirut) for pointing to this excellent resource - A DigiActive Introduction to Facebook Activism. It comes from Digiactive , a five-month-old site devoted to digital activism and was written by Dan Schultz , a student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Facebook isn't designed for activism. Or do application developers need to incorporate activism and donor motivations into their design?

Trainer’s Notebook: Online Interaction Tools To Engage Your Audience in the Room and Beyond

Beth Kanter

This past month I’ve done several workshops where I experimented with different audience online interaction tools to engage people in the room as well as a remote audience tuning in through a live video stream. In Hartford, I had challenge of a large number of participants, a “master class” type set up, and but a room and time constraints that limited the amount of full group interactive exercises. Meanwhile, in the admin panel, you activate your polls and share results.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Integrating Thinking and Feedback Activities

Beth Kanter

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.

AI for Fundraising Today: Voice Activated Fundraising & Chat Bots for Giving

Beth Kanter

Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit , and I are actively researching the use of Artificial Intelligence to better understand what nonprofits need to know about artificial intelligence to future proof their programs, marketing, and fundraising strategies? One example of Narrow AI that most of us interact with everyday and where you can see many nonprofit examples is “Conversational AI.” Source: AI for Lawyers (Click image for larger version).

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Interactive Comfort: Wading Deep

Museum 2.0

But what about interactive exhibits that give visitors active roles in the uncomfortable situation? The exhibition starts with four interactive rooms in which you can confront your own fear: fear of creepy crawlies, fear of loud noises, fear of electric shock, and fear of falling. Visitors put their trust in us when they engage with an interactive. What do interactives need to be risky yet safe? What interactive experiences have you had that crossed the line?

From Prospective Student to Active Alumni: Engagement Fosters Lifelong Support

Connection Cafe

My daughter’s school has engaged her from day one using technology and face-to-face interactions. Faculty engage her both inside and outside the classroom by providing feedback on assignments, encouraging her to step outside her comfort zone to acquire new skills, recommending extracurricular activities , and checking in on the progress she’s making towards her goals. Start Early and Never Stop Engaging . When you hear the name of your alma mater , what feelings bubble up?

Active Training: To Get Nonprofit Audiences Engaged, Keep Them Moving

Beth Kanter

The photo above is an interactive self-assessment exercise that I did at a recent training for United Ways of California CEOs at a retreat at Yosemite. They took a self-assessment related to the topic of the training – the assessment gave them a score and they lined up according to their scores. Energizers are activities designed to awaken a sleeping audience or activate a jaded one.

Creating Equity in Education With Teach For America + Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Cloud 4 Good

The scope of TFA’s inspirational influence is staggering, including over 64K active members and alumni serving 9K schools nationwide, with 367K students taught by corps members across nearly 2.3K

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See3 Welcomes Shirley Sexton as Director, Interactive Marketing and Fundraising


See3 Communications Names Shirley Sexton Director, Interactive Marketing and Fundraising. Chicago – April 3, 2009 – Continuing its growth as a national provider of interactive services to the nonprofit and cause community, See3 Communications proudly announces the addition of Shirley Sexton to its team as Director, Interactive Marketing and Fundraising.

Activating the Generation of Do-Gooders: MCON 2016

Connection Cafe

When that desire to do good interacts with a cause’s mission, both entities benefit. 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.

Pros and Cons of Facebook Activism

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I joined the various Burma Facebook groups early on because my colleagues in Cambodia were involved from the beginning and documented some of the activism. She was looking for presenters for a conference and she just pointed me over to Ethan Zuckerman's insightful analysis of Facebook activism. I also think some of the problems with the interaction and feature design of Facebook Groups also makes it challenging to help these activists climb the ladder of engagement.

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Chatroulette: Giving Stranger Interactions a Bad Name

Museum 2.0

It drives me nuts that it's being called "groundbreaking" in the realm of human-to-human interactions. Chatroulette exacerbates the perception that stranger interactions are uncomfortable, weird, and often sexual in nature. And because users use the "Next" button so liberally--to escape gross users, to find someone interesting--the fundamental activity on Chatroulette is not chatting or connecting with strangers. It would also help them interact, period.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends


EveryAction also acquired ActionKit on May 8, 2019 and will continue to be active with additional acquisitions. Built and supported by nonprofit experts, EveryAction’s tools allow nonprofits of all sizes to optimize interactions with supporters and prospects, enabling fundraisers to raise more money in less time. Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C.,

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest national gathering of student leaders, administrators, faculty, and nonprofit staff committed to engaging students in service, activism, politics, advocacy, and other socially responsible work. InterAction Forum 2019. InterAction Forum 2019. InterAction / Washington, DC / TBD. Some are professionals who work at advocacy organizations, progressive companies or labor unions, while others do activism in their spare time.

What the Association of Children’s Museums InterActivity 2014 Had to Say About Cultivating Donors

Connection Cafe

However, they were most likely to donate beyond their membership for activities or events, such as fun runs or walks. Last week I had the opportunity to attend and present at the Association of Children’s Museums annual conference, #interactivity2014, with Julia Kennard, CFO from EdVenture, Carole Charnow, President and CEO from Boston Children’s Museum and Katie Boehm, Annual Fund & Events Manager from KidsQuest.

Six Steps to Everyday Activism

Have Fun - Do Good

As Ilyse Hogue says, “Social change is about what you choose to do everyday, how you interact with your neighbors, where you buy your groceries, who you’re voting for, where you keep your money in the bank, what kind of car you’re driving. Global Warming. Election Fraud. Genetically-Modified Food. Cancer. Poverty. Sometimes it’s hard to get up in the morning and be fearless, to have courage, to care.

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit


EveryAction will continue to be active with acquisitions moving forward. “We Built and supported by nonprofit experts, EveryAction’s tools allow nonprofits of all sizes to optimize interactions with supporters and prospects, leading to the best outcomes. Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C.,

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Online activism wins another one | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot? » Online activism wins another one Posted Monday, March 19th, 2007 at 2:08 pm by Lynn (39 posts) This New York Times editorial is a must-read for all online activists.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising


Your donor database should track and report on how supporters interact with all of the channels in a campaign: email opens, social media engagement, web page visits, etc. Ultimately, the aim is to have a new, engaged audience to share stories with and activate to give and/or advocate for your cause. Luna needs some extra nurturing to return to active status and your donor management software offers the most efficient means of winning her back.

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Top 10 SXSW Interactive Panels Your Nonprofit Should Attend - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


60) Search « 5 Quick Steps to Better SEO | Main | Tech & Style Tips for Conducting Blog Interviews » Tuesday Mar 10 2009 Top 10 SXSW Interactive Panels Your Nonprofit Should Attend Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 05:27PM | by Allyson Kapin Are you planning to check out SXSW Interactive this year? An interactive conversation between past and present elected officials and the audience on political leadership in the digital era.

Use Engagement Scores to Point Your Members in the Right Direction

Association Analytics

A number or “score” is assigned to a member based on how they interact with your association, e.g., attend meetings, take classes, participate in your community, volunteer, read your content. At this stage, they typically engage in basic membership activities (e.g.,

Great reads from around the web on December 15th

Amy Sample Ward

Networks and Hierarchies: A Typology of Digital Activism Today | techPresident – "A few weeks ago, powerful corporations like Mastercard, Visa, and PayPal weren't very concerned with the hacktivists and pranksters on 4chan. However, these two alternative structures of human organization can interact in a variety of ways, both mutually beneficial and destructive. In their interactions with hierarchies, members of networks can act in the following roles."

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Feelings and Participation

Museum 2.0

Lumin at Detroit Institute of Art Now on to the interactives…I’ve been thinking a great deal about the function of interactives in museums. With this in mind, when we produce participatory experiences, while our impetus is to serve our power users with extra content or “check for understanding” interactives, there are so many other ways to use interactives. For them, in-depth interactives can support feelings of not belonging.

Great reads from around the web on December 2nd

Amy Sample Ward

If you’re looking for a fun, interactive, easy-to-implement hook for your nonprofit’s next campaign, you might want to check out QR codes." " roundup activism bestpractices bookmarks development engagement facebook globalscale list location net2-recommends nonprofit nptech organizing postalicious resources socialmedia tweetI come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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8 Club Trends To Pay Attention To in 2021

Wild Apricot

The pandemic has greatly affected organizations like clubs that primarily offer in-person activities and on-site interaction. If 2020 felt more like surviving than thriving for your club, well. you're in good company.

Why Mobile Sites Have Gone from a "Nice-to-Have" to a "Must Have" for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

or interact with. Source: Artez Interactive ) Because mobile devices encourage speedy decision making and make it easy to act in the moment, they have the potential to unleash generosity. mobile-ready, you’re missing out on the interaction and decisions that. Fundraising Marketing Online Activism Online Fundraising Tech Planning Using the Web and Internet Web Building mobile phone nonprofits mobile phones nonprofit tsmobiletechnology tsmobilebeacon

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4 Ways Colleges Use Technology To Increase Campus Engagement


First up, we're covering the Student Activities office - stay tuned to hear about Admissions, Alumni Engagement, and more! The Student Activities office plays a vital role on college campuses, empowering students to cultivate connections within their community and creating a sense of investment and belonging on campus. Here are four of the best ways that using a CRM can help a Student Activities office increase engagement on campus.

How to Start Your Data Analytics Journey

Association Analytics

With analytics, you try to aggregate data over time and across data sources for a 360-degree view of your members and their activities. Analytics can help you find out what members like and how they interact with your organization.

How to get started with gamification to drive member engagement

Nimble AMS

Making member engagement more fun gets members more involved and excited about interacting more with your association and other members. Rewarding and encouraging members to participate in your organization’s activities can get them more involved and more likely to stick around. .

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Upcoming Nonprofits Live on May 16: Gaming

Tech Soup Blog

Come watch TechSoup get its game on in this month's interactive Nonprofits Live: Gaming webinar on Wednesday, May 16, at 11 a.m. He is currently a PhD student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Santa Cruz, researching how digital media foster civic engagement, informal learning and activism. Event nplive TechSoup Event webinars gaming youth interactive learning

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Successful Communication for Virtual & Hybrid Events

Cadmium CD

His answer — just one thing: Interactivity. The 5 Types of Interactions at Events. Each one of these stakeholders interacts with each other in some way. Here are the five most common types of interaction: Planner <> Speaker. Attendee Interaction.

How Museum Hack Transforms Museum Tours: Interview with Dustin Growick

Museum 2.0

They give high-energy, interactive tours of the Metropolitan Museum and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). We interacted with the art and with each other through dynamic photo challenges, kinesthetic activities, and conversations. For the first time in a long time, I was personally interacting and engaging with the museum, the collection, and with complete strangers in a way that highlighted the art.