How Nonprofits can Use Analytics with Advocacy

Connection Cafe

Analytic Activism is a book about how advocacy organizations can make better decisions in the digital age. I wrote the book because it seemed like something was missing from the conversation about digital advocacy and activism.

When Nonprofit Advocacy Works in Reverse

Connection Cafe

How Nonprofit Advocacy Works in Reverse. The solution: We flipped the advocacy model upside down by creating RiversidePULSE. . Advocacy Healthcare nonprofit advocacy super advocatesWe take for granted a natural progression.

3 Steps to Creating Your Perfect Advocacy Fundraising Moment

Connection Cafe

That’s where creating your own advocacy moment comes in. So here are just three steps you can take to create your own advocacy fundraising moment: Using Action-Oriented Communication to Prime Your Moment.

Advocacy Tools, Blogs, Webinars, and More

Connection Cafe

With midterm elections in play, you’ll need a go-to advocacy resource to help you galvanize your supporters to influence policy and the debate. Below is a round-up of advocacy tools and tips for nonprofits that you probably won’t find anywhere else but here at npENGAGE.

Ten Advocacy Calls to Action for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Advocacy Nonprofit advocacy tips nonprofit fundraising ideas nonprofit marketing social media activismIs a barrage of action alerts and fundraising emails burning out your activists? Are your email open rates and click rates dropping? Breaking up the routine can help.

Ten Tips from Advocacy Superheroes

NetWits

BBCon took place outside the Beltway, but we had plenty of Beltway insiders … Email Marketing Web Design Advocacy

Advocating Nonprofit Advocacy: The Myth That 501(C)(3)s Can’t Engage in Advocacy

Connection Cafe

When I encounter 501(c)(3) organizations that would be suited well to engage in online advocacy but don’t currently have programs set up, I tend to hear the same story, “We don’t want to engage in advocacy because we don’t want to risk losing our 501(c)(3) status.”

Connect Supporters with Local Elected Officials using Local Advocacy

EveryAction

That’s why we expanded EveryAction’s industry-leading advocacy tools to include Local Advocacy. EveryAction clients have already used advocacy forms to send hundreds of thousands of messages to federal elected officials. Now, we've made it easier for nonprofits to connect their supporters with county and municipal elected officials through the same easy-to-use email or social advocacy forms. Want to learn more about advocacy tools? advocacy

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9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

Connection Cafe

9 Ways to Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy with Social Media: 1. One of the most exciting tools for advocacy campaigns comes from our friends at Countable Campaigns.

How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

Connection Cafe

In my last post, I answered the age-old questions, “ Can my 501(c)(3) really engage in advocacy? ” With that settled, it’s time to move on to the benefits of advocacy. How can advocacy make a measurable difference for your organization? Does Advocacy Help with Fundraising?

5 Steps to Optimize Conversion Rates After an Advocacy Action Alert

Connection Cafe

Optimizing your nonprofit’s advocacy action alert doesn’t have to end with a supporter receiving a humble “thank you” from a thank you page or email. All too often, a tally is recorded and that’s the extent of online advocacy.

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Rolling with the Political Punches: Advocacy in an Election Year

Connection Cafe

Here are 3 tips for running a successful advocacy campaign during an election year: 1. With 24 hour news media coverage and breaking news on Twitter, you want to be prepared to insert your advocacy campaign and have your corresponding materials ready to go.

Get Strategic in 2018: Turn Your Advocacy Supporters into Donors

Connection Cafe

Advocacy organizations are often lucky enough to have some of the most passionate supporters among all nonprofits. Of course, though, it’s the dollars that keep advocacy organizations running. While they can immediately connect how donations to a cancer organization will fund cancer research, it’s trickier for them to guess where the money goes in an advocacy organization. There’s no reason advocacy organizations can’t see the success with DIY Peer-to-Peer fundraising.

Why Advocacy Organizations Must Keep Sustainers Top of Mind During EOY Fundraising

Connection Cafe

As we enter the EOY fundraising season, especially for any issue advocacy organization that will see stark changes as the result of the election, one thing that should be top of mind is your sustainer program.

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Twitter as an Advocacy Tool

NCE Social Media

The forum focused specially on how to use Twitter as an advocacy tool. It is the Twitter feed that you’ll want to pay attention to… How do you use Twitter and other social media platforms as tools for advocacy? Education and Training Microblog advocacy philanthropy twitter

Nonprofit Advocacy Can Be a Force Multiplier for Social Change

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Our longest-term donor, the Skoll Foundation , went so far as to introduce me to a DC-based advocacy firm. My reaction was that this kind of advocacy work was a luxury we couldn’t afford. That’s when I called that advocacy firm, a “luxury” that soon became indispensable.

How To Find the Right Database For Social Justice and Advocacy Nonprofits

Everyaction

For nonprofits doing political advocacy and social justice work, having solid data management practices can sometimes be an afterthought. If you're looking for a CRM that fits the unique needs of social justice and advocacy organizations, or just wondering how yours stacks up - click below!

Does Your Institution Have an Advocacy Policy?

Museum 2.0

I took the issue to the board, and we agreed that we need to develop some kind of advocacy policy to be able to answer these phone calls with confidence. Our museum has a growing advocacy component to our work. advocacy relationships social justice

How a Leading Nonprofit Used Social Media to Create a Digital Advocacy Movement

Connection Cafe

Not only was President Obama’s speech a major milestone for the 36 million people in slavery today, the human rights community, and countless others, but it was also a win in the digital advocacy front. You can still run a successful advocacy campaign.

What is a Digital Advocacy Strategy and Why Do You Need One?

Connection Cafe

The short answer: a good digital advocacy strategy helps an advocate win! A clear, practical digital strategy helps any advocacy organization or advocacy campaign understand what they need to do online and why.

Advocacy - Anywhere, Anytime

Connection Cafe

If you're attending the Convio Summit (hashtag #convio10 ) and: you like advocacy. Then you should attend the workshop entited "Advocacy: Anytime, Anywhere with APIs." Author: Sally Heaven. you like APIs. AND you like cool campaigns.

A Father of Advocacy

Connection Cafe

Sargent Shriver became the father of advocacy in his time, a life dedicated to his brother’s infamous line, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” He truly led a life activism and selflessness, dedicated to advocacy and service. Perhaps he helped pave the way for your advocacy program. His legacy is evidence of how advocacy is such an important piece of our society Author: Blair Naylor.

I Am a Witness: Advocacy Through Emoji: Associations Now

AFP Blog

I Am a Witness: Advocacy Through Emoji: Associations Now : "With its latest advocacy campaign, the Ad Council and its many partners have learned to speak emoji. The goal of the I Am a Witness campaign? To bring attention to and discourage bullying in all forms." 'via via Blog this

About Mobile Commons Advocacy

Mobile Commons

Mobile Commons Advocacy offers a powerful, effective way for organizations to petition Congress for legislative change. This video will give you a brief overview of how Mobile Commons Advocacy works.

New Report Highlights the Advocacy Gap

Frogloop

That is a ton of advocacy. How do activists experience advocacy, and how is it received by its ostensible targets on the Hill? The complete report is available here: Advocacy and online action is essentially synonymous amongst activists. Online Advocacy Trends nptech

Join the ‘Advocacy Action Then Donation Ask’ Bandwagon

Connection Cafe

I love the smell of a well formatted advocacy thank you page in the morning. Especially when the thank you page is not only thanking me for taking action, but suggesting I share the advocacy action with my friends using social media… AND starring a bold fundraising ask, too.

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Video: Online Advocacy Trends

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Video: Online Advocacy Trends Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on April 6th, 2011 The recordings from Blackbaud and Care2′s Advocacy Live 2011 event are now online. Featuring: Joe Baker, Vice President Causes and Advocacy, Care2, Lisa Sock, Director, Online Outreach and Fundraising, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and Barry Jackson, Sr.

So you want to get into online advocacy?

Frogloop

An engaging action, one that is shareable and appealing to not only your audience, but also friends of your supporters, is the first step in launching your effective online advocacy strategy. Online Advocacy It starts with the action!

Grassroots Campaigning: How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support

Connection Cafe

According to research by the Congressional Management Foundation, nearly half of congressional staff believe that “most advocacy campaigns of identical form messages are sent without the constituent’s knowledge or approval.”.

The Secret Ingredient to Wining Advocacy Campaigns

Frogloop

Advocacy and corporate accountability campaigns are some of the longest and toughest fights for nonprofits to win. Online Advocacy Online Marketing Online Organizing

TO THE BELTWAY AND BEYOND: Advocacy Superheroes at bbcon!

Connection Cafe

Since advocacy as a topic and a career are both near and dear to my heart, I wanted to give you a preview of some awesome advocacy content that you can expect to see. First, my colleague Emily Goodstein will be presenting Out of the Box - Advocacy Superheroes.

PolicyLink - E-Advocacy -- Overview

AFP Blog

PolicyLink - E-Advocacy -- Overview: "Advocacy is essential for anyone working to ensure that this nation’s resources are shared by everyone. The struggle may be for housing that’s affordable to people of all incomes, secure jobs and accessible transportation to reach them, or healthy communities with clean air, parks, and supermarkets that offer quality food and produce. Whatever it may be, we

Social Media’s Double-Edged Sword Can Cut Your Way Twice

Connection Cafe

Take for example social media engagement for political and advocacy campaigns. Advocacy Nonprofit Marketing Social Media advocacy campaign digital advocacy nonprofit social media Online advocacySometimes double-edged swords cut both ways in your favor.

Staying Nimble in a Time of Change

Connection Cafe

As a result, nonprofits find themselves in an equally unprecedented situation, where passion, advocacy and cause demonstration are at an all-time high. Advocacy advocacy tips charitable giving National Research Group political giving Rapid Response Advocacy segmentation

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Grassroots Advocacy in the Mobile Age

NTEN

Advocacy as an industry exists because of people’s desire to improve the world. How can advocacy initiatives reach their goals by leveraging technology? Technology advances are opening up new methods of digital grassroots advocacy that are changing online and offline organizing. Learn the methods that still exist, and important ones that have emerged that are profoundly impacting the popular “mix” of grassroots advocacy. Ximena Hartsock & Jeb Ory. Cofounders.

Webinar: Making Advocacy Pay

Frogloop

This free webinar will talk about the relationship between advocacy and fundraising, how organizations are using advocacy successfully for list growth and engagement, and show you valuable case studies from successful organizations. We will also discuss best practices in assessing ROI or Return on Investment for online acquisition, so you can see how to make advocacy pay. Care2 Webinars Online Advocacy Online Fundraising

Three Ways Nonprofits Can Pioneer m-Advocacy

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The time is ripe for the early adopters in the nonprofit sector to embrace m-Advocacy, otherwise known as mobile advocacy. Well-known e-advocacy vendors like Convio , Democracy in Action , and Blackbaud will likely also soon add mobile advocacy to their list of services as well.

Staying Cool: 5 Tips for Beating the Summer Heat While Doing Voter Outreach

Everyaction

organizer community advocacy webinar organizing voter contactNon-partisan civic engagement efforts are so important to the health of our democracy, but how do you protect your canvassers from the record-breaking summer heat? Here are five tips for keeping you and your canvassers safe while they're engaging voters and knocking doors. Stay hydrated. Make sure that you and your canvassers have access to plenty of cold water. The key is to drink as soon as you become thirsty.

Our EveryAction Hero: Healthier Colorado

Everyaction

I had the opportunity to chat with Communications Director, Ryan Sims, on engagement strategies, creating personal connections with your audience, and how Healthier Colorado marries organizing and advocacy through EveryAction. everyaction hero advocacy

10 Ways To Identify If Your Web Content?Sucks - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media -

AFP Blog

10 Ways To Identify If Your Web ContentSucks - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media