3 Principles Fundraisers Should Adopt from Service Providers

Connection Cafe

Fundraisers may find additional success by adopting the following professional service principles. A fundraiser might suggest that a donor maximize his or her tax benefits by giving stock instead of cash, offer an introduction to impact investing and other innovative tools, or help the donor see the outcome of his or her giving more clearly by suggesting a restricted gift to a specific program.

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Eartly Adoption: Not Just For Tech?

Amy Sample Ward

There is a great post from Louis Gray that I’ve been thinking about lately with an interesting view of 5 Major Stages of early adopter behavior. The Five Stages of Early Adopter Behavior include: Discovery, QA and Spreading the Word. Do you think these Five Stages of Early Adopter Beahvior of social technology can be applied to social change adoption? Tags: community socialchange early adoption innovation social change social entrepreneurs social media

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Nonprofit Groups Outpace Businesses in Adopting Social-Networking Tools - Philanthropy.com

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Groups Outpace Businesses in Adopting Social-Networking Tools - Philanthropy.com: "Nonprofit Groups Outpace Businesses in Adopting Social-Networking ToolsNonprofit organizations have long been labeled Luddites when it comes to adopting new technology.But a forthcoming study by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research shows nonprofit groups are actually

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How to Convince Leadership to Adopt New Technology

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits, like all other successful organizations, need to keep up with the tools of the times. Here are some tips on how to convince leadership that adopting or buying new technology is a worthwhile investment. Do your research when it comes to what tools are out there so you know which ones provide the best value for organization. The post How to Convince Leadership to Adopt New Technology appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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More Arcs adopting Social Media

NCE Social Media

Tags: Microblog Tools

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Digital Adoption Survey: A New Research Project from NTEN and Mobile Citizen

NTEN

Better understanding the tools and needs of nonprofit staff and the community will also help us create new and valuable resources, educational programs, and other content in 2015 and beyond. But to get this information, we need your help: >> Share your experience: Take the Digital Adoption Survey today! digital adoption digital inclusion Leadership Mobile Citizen nten research How is the Internet making it possible for your organization to meet its mission?

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How To Foster User Adoption In Your New Learning Management System?

Gyrus

How To Foster User Adoption In Your New Learning Management System? One of the easiest and strongest components of User adoption is making your users feel as if they have a say in what is to be selected. By knowing the cool features you are getting (especially the ones that exceed the original scope of requirements), you can act as an internal sales figure for increased product adoption.

AFSCME adopts innovative advocacy tools and strategies

Mobile Commons

Over the last few months, one of our savviest clients, AFSCME , has adopted new ways to engage their members using voice and mobile technology, leading the labor movement in grassroots advocacy. Check out these examples: Web-driven voice advocacy through the “Make America Happen&# Campaign. AFSCME sends emails to their list to drive constituents to web forms for congressional voice advocacy. Check out a live campaign on the AFSCME website.

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Top Tools for Mobile Marketing

SocialFish

Ever since the American Red Cross and Humane Society adopted a texting campaign to raise awareness and collect donations for the Haiti Earthquake in 2010, other nonprofits have followed suit and to great success. Let’s start with an awesome list of tools to bring your nonprofit into the future: Consider joining Google for Nonprofits , which offers free Google tools to nonprofit organizations. A handy tool to help you shop around for apps.

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What is “New” In Adopting New Membership or Business Models?

SocialFish

Noted leadership author and consultant, Michael Maccoby, argues that models of effective leadership for our era – which he calls “the knowledge-service age”—differ substantially from those that were effective in previous eras because “ the tools we’re using —the computers, the Internet and so on, are very different types of tools [than those used in previous eras.]

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Top Tools for Mobile Marketing

SocialFish

Ever since the American Red Cross and Humane Society adopted a texting campaign to raise awareness and collect donations for the Haiti Earthquake in 2010, other nonprofits have followed suit and to great success. Let’s start with an awesome list of tools to bring your nonprofit into the future: Consider joining Google for Nonprofits , which offers free Google tools to nonprofit organizations. A handy tool to help you shop around for apps.

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Ask an Expert: Online Engagement Tool Trends + Advice

EveryAction

That's why we asked Maureen Wallbeoff, Vice President at Firefly Partners , for some expert insights, not only from her career in the third sector, but also as a nonprofit digital consultant and contributor to the Nonprofit Guide to Online Engagement Tools. It’s also become more challenging to have real confidence that your organization is using the right online engagement tool - whether you’ve been using it for 6 months or 6 years.

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7 Must-Try Tools for Nonprofit Marketers

NonProfit Hub

Here are seven tools for nonprofits to maximize their marketing success: Razoo. This tool is easy-to-use: users are able to craft their own fundraising pages within a few minutes. Nonprofits can benefit from adopting a text marketing campaign in lots of ways: Texts have a much higher open rate than any other form of marketing outreach, therefore, you can be certain that your supporters are reading your messages.

8 Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2017

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Digital payments are going to make a big impact on social and mobile media in 2017, but there are some new fundraising services and niche tools and apps that speak to current fundraising trends in the nonprofit sector i.e., the decreased of use cash, the rapid rise of the app economy, and gaming for good. Your experimentation with at least one of the tools below (or from the 2016 list and 2015 list ), would be greatly appreciated by their founders.

New on SSIR: How Our Tools Define “Community”

Amy Sample Ward

—– I’ve talked about issues and ideas over the last year about the use of certain tools or platforms in the social technology for social impact sector, from Causes to Ideablob to Ning. Looking at our tools, I can’t help be stop for a minute to examine what they are doing to define our communities and what “community&# even means. Many tools—whether it’s a page, a group, or a network—focus on numbers.

Digital Adoption Survey Aims to Learn More About the Digital Divide

Frogloop

A new Digital Adoption Survey explores how organizations keep staff connected, from offices to virtual teams, as well as how the Internet factors into program or service delivery. Throughout this digital adoption survey, we define digital divide as any barrier that prevents people from being able to access technology. How do online services and Internet access help you and your team deliver services and programs, and connect you with the people you serve?

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Nonprofits That Adopt Social Media Share One Characteristic: Vertigo Tolerance

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Sifter Last week, I had a fantastic conversation with the folks at EDF Innovation Exchange about transparency and social media adoption. One management tool we have developed to help us is FOLKS Protocols. This tool is designed to help us make progress in the third way of creating and preserving space: by shrinking routines.

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Web2.0 Adoption from Business Perspective

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Carr reports that some hard data is coming out this week on the adoption of Web 2.0 tools by companies: Forrester released some results from a December 2006 survey of 119 CIOs at mid-size and larger companies. Fully 89% of the CIOs said they had adopted at least one of six prominent Web 2.0 tools - blogs, wikis, podcasts, RSS, social networking, and content tagging - and a remarkable 35% said they were already using all six of the tools.

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The Interpretive Dance of Social Media Adoption

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I started thinking about interpreted dance and social media adoption challenges after listening to Stowe Boyd's interview with Dion Hinchcliffe about Open Enterprise. (Dion is one of my favorite visual thinkers , well after David Armano ) Interpreted dance, is when a dancer (or dancers) often improvising (though sometimes it is choreographed) a dance to another medium. Technology adoption is part choreographed, part improvisation.

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7 Unique Fundraising Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits , a 40-hour work for a new media manager is outlined with five hours allotted weekly to experimenting with new online and mobile fundraising tools. Having just celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the World Wide Web , the nonprofit sector now has a wide array of amazing new fundraising tools at our fingertips that we couldn’t have imagined just a decade ago.

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Adoption Strategy for social software

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

via ext337 I found a link to an interesting article entitled " An Adoption Strategy For Social Software." Nothing groundbreaking, but good advice based on change management literature related to introducing new technologies tools. While the technology tools may have changed over the past twenty yers, these points are applicable to introducing any technology within an organization or school.

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6 Strategies For The Post-Implementation Of Nonprofit Technology

TechImpact

Upgrading your nonprofits technology is always a must-do, however not proving the proper post-implementation measures can lead to a lack of adoption or low use of new features, rendering the investment worthless. Here are 6 strategies for increasing adoption and user awareness from NTEN. What would make adoption easier? Provide demos and tips to users to encourage new tools and exploration of the new technology service. Image courtesy of Planet Side 2.

PBS ShowCase Presentation: Social Media Adoption Challenges

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These same tools become very powerful in the hands of activists. tools from outside the United States that help digital activists evade Internet censorship and promote human rights issues to a wider audience. This got me thinking about the adoption challenges faced by nonprofits in embracing these new tools. However, based on observing nonprofits that have been effective - there are definitely some patterns of success for social media adoption.

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Nonprofit Innovation Toolkits: Methods To Invent, Adopt, and Adapt Ideas to Deliver Better Results

Beth Kanter

There are several tools in each category, with each linking to a case study, worksheet and some process notes: Look ahead. A few tools that caught my eye: 1. This informative post, “ Beyond the Toolkit ” assembles a curated list of existing tool kits.

How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Beth Kanter

The best social tools and techniques that leaders themselves and their organization can use to get results. In earlier post where I profile Udi Ofer, Executive Director of the ACLU-NJ and how he uses social media and mobile tools for leadership of his organization, several nonprofit leaders offered their views and tips. Do a little research and see if your peer executive directors are using social media or mobile as a leadership tool.

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Boosting Board Collaboration: Getting Board Buy-In for Collaboration Tools

NTEN

While budget and board requirements will play large roles in determining which tools you use, don’t underestimate the importance of the human element in your decision. A board is made up of a group of people, and people have varying levels of comfort with, and willingness to adopt, new technology. In other words, board support tools are useless without board member buy-in.

8 Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2016

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, fundraising tools come and go and long-term financial sustainability is tough for social good entrepreneurs to achieve ( muchos kudos for trying), but the fundraising tools list for 2016 ( view the 2015 list ) represent eight ideas whose time have come in the nonprofit sector. The service will likely be adopted by many fundraising service providers in 2016 with Crowdster for Nonprofits being one of the first.

NTEN Receives $1.1 Million Grant from Google to Aid Nonprofit Technology Adoption

NTEN

Wendy Harman, American Red Cross - The American Red Cross looks forward to exploring the increased capacity of NTEN's invaluable tech savvy playground, where nonprofits learn to play well with each other and with the tech tools that empower us to fulfill our missions. With this support, we can provide new ways to help our community connect with each other and learn about the most important technology strategies, tools, and trends.

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NTEN Receives $1.1 Million Grant from Google to Aid Nonprofit Technology Adoption

NTEN

Wendy Harman, American Red Cross - The American Red Cross looks forward to exploring the increased capacity of NTEN's invaluable tech savvy playground, where nonprofits learn to play well with each other and with the tech tools that empower us to fulfill our missions. With this support, we can provide new ways to help our community connect with each other and learn about the most important technology strategies, tools, and trends.

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Second Wave Adoption from Nancy White!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Second Wave Adoption The slide show comes from Nancy White (I've had slide share on my list. "I have been thinking about six practices around tool adoption. She starts off with a post that summarizes what she and her colleagues have been writing about as it relates to " Second Wave Adoption " and online collaboration. How do we stimulate people's imagination to try new things, like tools and processes that may be of use?

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A Few Good Tools for eAdvocacy

Idealware

Let’s look at a few of the tools available to help advocacy groups direct grassroots communications to a target. Email-Based Tools. The majority of midrange and higher-end tools are able to navigate these roadblocks, but it’s a game of cat and mouse; as the email tools become more effective, so too do the defenses. Free and Lower-Cost Tools. These tools begin at around $1,000 per month. Using Your Existing Tools. Click-to-Call Telephone Tools.

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Experimentation: Key to Happy Nonprofit Tech Adoption, and Life?

Have Fun - Do Good

"Tools come and go, but a strategy based on experimentation sustains."--Beth The biggest takeaway I got from her talk, and a recurring theme to my conversations with organizations at the conference who are successfully adopting social web tools, is experimentation. When asked how she stays ahead of the curve on the latest tools, and figures out how to use them effectively, Beth answered: Make time to learn something new each day.

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Noodling Around Change Management and Social Media Adoption

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I also wondered about the historical context of change management and technology tool adoption, asking on Twitter if there case studies about the adoption of the typewriter in the workplace. The adoption of the typewriter, at just the same time that women began to work in offices, reflected changes in women's roles, new ideas about the organization of work, and the rapidly growing corporations of the day. being a tool for change facilitation - which it is.

Women Who Tech Telesummit: Tools Galore Panel

Amy Sample Ward

I had the great honor of moderating the panel Tools Galore in Online Communications: From Google Earth to Wiki’s and Twitter this panel will give you the nuts and bolts of the latest tools organizations can utilize to ramp up their next online campaign. Here’s a run through of the Tools Galore session. See the slide deck below and notes from the panelists: WomenWhoTech: Tools Galore. Idealware.org has reviews of many of these tools as well.

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What lies beneath social media stress, fear, and barriers to adoption in nonprofits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

was adopted (or not) in the nonprofit workplace over the past 10-15 years, you'll notice that fear and silo culture are nothing new or unique as barriers to adoption. was going mainstream in nonprofit workplaces, along with the need to develop technology plans. Similar adoption issues and themes surfaced as I identified in my recent post on social media policy. mainstreamed web tools in that way. In the past, adoption of technologies like Web 1.0

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Nonprofit Adoption of Social Media: Results of New Research Study

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A big hat tip to Nedra Weinreich for a link to this study about nonprofit social media adoption: Nora Barnes and Eric Mattson at U Mass Dartmouth surveyed the 200 largest nonprofits and found that they are adopting social media. Makes a lot of sense, given that these tools are mostly free or low-cost, and yet so effective. There is an executive summary available at the site with a couple of charts showing familiarity, usage of tools, monitoring and management.

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Beyond Dashboards: Business Intelligence Tools for Program Analysis and Reporting

Idealware

There are a number of ways to create dashboards, including using such common tools such as Excel or Access, or proprietary systems embedded in databases. Business Intelligence tools, or “BI” tools, take the dashboard idea to the next level. With a good BI tool, you can combine data from multiple sources, view it from different perspectives and distribute it more easily. Beyond simple reporting, BI tools allow a more comprehensive analysis of your organization’s data 1.

Launching a Collaboration or Content Management System: 8 Tricks for Adoption

Influence

So, you have decided you need a tool for collaboration or content management. User adoption is a tricky beast. Naturally, clients tend to focus on the technical aspects that surround adoption: picking a solution that meets the list of user needs they have identified. But what about the people/social factors that influence adoption? Working with the technology/IT team to plan rollouts and assist with the adoption of enhancements. Adoption is NOT a guarantee.

Social Media Adoption: The Line Between Individual/Personal and Organizational

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is really bizarre, but this afternoon I've been struggling with the notion about the connection between individual adoption and organizational adoption of social media tools like Facebook or others. Let's looke at the general observations about change and adoption of new technologies: What I said was that corporations have a tendency to distrust new communication technologies when they appear. Individuals, notably, adopt them for their own purposes.

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Convio gets a big win: Susan G. Komen for the Cure Adopts Aikido | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Komen for the Cure has adopted Convio’s Aikido. It’s a lesson that I hope other vendors, like Blackbaud, will adopt with their own infrastructure. You can use these tags: « Kudos to the IRC for their use of GIS in Ethopia » American Cancer Society Adopts Internal Social Networking Search Only Non-profit Links Click here to add nonprofit search to your browser! Powered by Twitter Tools Twitter Follow me at Twitter!

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More thoughts about Web 2.0 Adoption by Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

and nonprofit adoption. I haven't yet digested the report, but I was pleased to see that the report wasn't just a series of data findings, but also include some in-depth reporting on attitudes about using the tools. in understanding which tools are critically important to their work. ???I???m m in a perpetual state of anxiety about which tools I???m Most of the attendees were at a loss as to where and how to get help for selecting and using new social media tools. ???We

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Why we need Learning Management Systems

Gyrus

So much so that if you are part of a large organization with international representation, there are even translation tools and modules at your disposal to create a more impactful training and development program. LMS eLL learning management system why adopt an LMSWhy We Need Learning Management Systems. Have you found yourself fighting your way through the learning and development market without a guide? Blindfolded, and marching straight into certain and immediate danger?

The benefits of using Web 2.0 tools: a view from the corporation

Connection Cafe

corporations are seeing benefits from adopting web 2.0 tools, with a median improvement over 200 of 25% in raising awareness, 17% in converting to buyers and 20% in generating loyalty. Another fact I find interesting is that there are a number of tools evaluated in the study, and across the board, these tools were seen as adding value internally and in customer relationship building. Functions at the company universally reported finding value in these tools.