An Alternative to Writing RFPs for Nonprofit Websites and Technology

ASU Lodestar Center

Communications Director and Content Strategist Highway Twenty A Request for Proposal (RFP) is a common way nonprofit organizations invite bids for products and services. Unfortunately, when it comes to technology-related RFPs, nonprofit organizations often write inadequate proposals that waste time and money for the nonprofit and the responding vendors. At Highway Twenty, we advise nonprofits to first find the right partner. Laura Bush Nonprofit Websites RFP

An Alternative to.org? Say Hello to.ngo - Technology - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

An Alternative to.org? Say Hello to.ngo - Technology - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : But now the key organization that manages nonprofit addresses wants charities to adopt the suffix.ngo. It also wants to implement a process that vets organizations to ensure that anybody with the.ngo address is a legitimate nonprofit, saying that now it’s too easy to commit fraud using a.org address because anyone can create one.

Research Friday: Legal Structure Alternatives to Lead Social Change

ASU Lodestar Center

continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit scholar, student, or professional to. inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. is an active sponsor of the nonprofit Good Deeds Arizona. Yet another alternative is to form a Social Cooperative.

Sproutbuilder Update and Alternatives

Idealware

Last month nifty WYSIWYG online flash widget maker Sproutbuilder announced its plan to move to all pay accounts by March and like a lot of organizations I was pretty concerned about what this meant for my nonprofit clients. Last week a modified pricing structure was announced and some solid information about what is available for nonprofits became available. Alternatives I plan to check out in more depth include Wix, PopFly (from Microsoft) and iWidgets.

Research Friday: Ten Types of Collaboration (an alternate view)

ASU Lodestar Center

As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit. nonprofit practice. From this, we developed an alternative list of ten types of collaboration, organized by increasing levels of integration, and which can be combined to make hybrids.

Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Although the election-year onslaught of political marketing can sometimes seem excessive, in many ways it is extremely effective and offers a unique example for nonprofits to follow. Nonprofits can utilize this approach in many ways.

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Nonprofit Crowdfunding: 5 Pro-Tips

Connection Cafe

And if you’re a nonprofit, there’s a lot to think about when you’re about to launch a crowdfunding campaign. Luckily, we have a few strategies to help you out with your nonprofit’s crowdfunding: Prepare and set goals. But your nonprofit may take a little longer or shorter than expected.

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Training Your Staff: Online Alternatives

Tech Soup Blog

Citrix , offers a product donation program available for eligible nonprofits through TechSoup that provides web conferencing, webinar, and online training, for an annual subscription. Lastly, SlideRocket is a great donated product for creating online presentations for nonprofits and libraries. Idealware , a partner of TechSoup's recently posted an article addressing how to train staff in simpler, more cost-effective ways.

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8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

What comes to mind when you think of nonprofit strategy? These “pain points” sometimes discourage nonprofits from dedicating resources to strategic planning. Every nonprofit needs strategy: it’s essential to making mindful choices.

Nonprofit Marketing Research Made Simple, No Matter Your Budget

Connection Cafe

Here’s how your nonprofit can get started conducting research , no matter your size: 1. Are you looking to explore options, or make a decision between two or more alternatives? Nonprofit Marketing Analytics data data analysis market research nonprofit marketing

Ask Idealware: eAdvocacy Alternatives to Kintera?

Idealware

Many nonprofits have cut back on eAdvocacy due to the reduced effectiveness of this approach in bringing about real policy change. Lenny asks : We're an all volunteer 501c4 that has been using Kintera. They're asking a great deal of money for continuing to use Kintera. We would greatly appreciate suggestions of other service providers.

5 Proven Tips for Building Your Nonprofits Email List

NetWits

But for those who just cant make the email list happen there is another (less effective) alternative. Email Marketing email email fundraising eMail marketing email newsletter email subscriber nonprofit

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Thinking Mobile in 2013 – Being Responsive

NetWits

Let's dive into this term and discover what responsive design is all about, why it is important for nonprofits and what your alternatives are if responsive design is not the best fit for your organization. Interactive Mobile Nonprofit web design Nonprofit websites responsive designThe mobile buzzword of the year is "responsive design."

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10 Ways To Segment Donors To Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Effectiveness

TechImpact

According to a 2013 study conducted by Blackbaud , overall donations to nonprofits increased in 2013 by 4.9%, and digital donations increased 6.4%. The answer lies in the way nonprofits are catering o the demands of its donor network. Image courtesy of Fundraiser Help.

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Planned Giving 101: What Nonprofits Need to Know

Everyaction

One of today’s biggest areas of growth for nonprofit fundraising is Planned Giving. Most nonprofit fundraising databases are able to mark a gift as a bequest, but this only captures a fraction of the entire Planned Giving process.

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How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter

SocialFish

————— According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. It’s the second most popular social network used by nonprofits, after Facebook.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 4b: Wireframes

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the ninth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Detailing interactions that will need to be designed such as rollover or hover states, drop-downs and alternative displays for logged-in users.

Diversifying Fundraising Programs: A Q&A with the CEO of Emancipet

Connection Cafe

In order to secure the charitable gifts that allows nonprofit organizations to fund their missions and work, they must invest in a smart, strategic, and diversified approach to fundraising to build a strong and resilient program.

Hone Your Craft: The Art of Nonprofit Storytelling

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Even stories about alternate worlds and mystical creatures get us caught in the feels. That’s where we, as nonprofit storytellers, need to begin. Featured Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Marketing

Four Tips To Boost Your Personal Resilience While Doing Nonprofit Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here are the techniques: Meeting Ritual: A Moment of Quiet: Many people who work at nonprofits are often in many meetings, often scheduled back-to-back, everyday. Alternately, you can imagine yourself doing an activity that energizes you. Happy Healthy Nonprofit Mindfulness

About Hootsuite's Costly 'Freemium' Plans and Free Twitter Alternatives

Influence

Nonprofits registered as 501(c)(3) corporations are eligible for a 20% discount. In our trials, we did find it a worthwhile alternative, but ultimately stuck with Hootsuite because it is not as full-featured or easy to use. However, Twitter is the only supported social network, there is no mobile alternative, and there is no team collaboration.

Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: At last year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I was lucky enough to join a “birds of a feather” lunch table. The topic was bullet journaling and the table host was nonprofit tech colleague Ma’ayan Alexander. BuJo for nonprofit professionals.

Say What? Build a Social Media Listening Dashboard for Your Nonprofit

NetWits

I just got back from the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference , where listening was top of mind: Listening to the amazing speakers, listening to the #nptech community , and listening to all the great ideas floating around the halls of the Washington Hilton.

How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

Connection Cafe

Additionally, there is often a demand on advocacy’s return on investment (ROI) by nonprofit boards, donors, and CEOs. These realities make it more evident that each nonprofit needs a unified voice, powerful enough to withstand the process of making policy.

4 Smart Ways to Avoid Burnout For Nonprofit Professionals

SocialFish

Guest Post by Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman, Co-Authors, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. . Working at a nonprofit can be a pressure cooker. Featured From the Trenches Nimble Nonprofit Potluck

The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS. 5 Nonprofits Winning At Social Media. Case studies of nonprofits winning at social media is an opportunity to see the strategies in action. 5 NONPROFITS WINNING AT SOCIAL MEDIA. Facebook Statistics For Nonprofits.

Banking on Bitcoin: Nonprofit Success Stories Start to Emerge - Ideas & Advice - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Banking on Bitcoin: Nonprofit Success Stories Start to Emerge - Ideas & Advice - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : When representatives from alternative, Internet-based currencies like NobleCoin began pitching the Water Project last year, they met plenty of skepticism. Peter Chasse, founder and president of the nonprofit, knew little about how such currencies functioned

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Five Tips for Nonprofits Using Social Media During the #JointSession Address

Connection Cafe

On February 28, 2017, President Trump will give an address to a joint session of Congress, alternative to a State of the Union address (which happens after a full year in office). ” What opportunity does this give nonprofits engaging on social media?

The Nonprofit Cloud: The Right Choice For Total Cost Of Ownership

TechImpact

It’s a way for nonprofits to assess risk, understand the cost of something beyond the ‘sticker price’, and how it compares to an alternative solution or product. What could your nonprofit do with an extra $54,574 each year?

Nonprofit Data Migration Made Easier with Carr Partnership

3rd Sector Labs

A central challenge facing many of today’s nonprofit organizations is the paucity of technology solutions, as well as expertise, available for things like website development, fundraising, data migration, and so on.

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Join me on the 100th episode of Nonprofit Radio today!

Amy Sample Ward

I’m really excited to join Tony Martignetti for the 100th episode of Nonprofit Radio. We will be talking about social media and nonprofits, from using Twitter to fundraising. Listen live or archive : On Friday at 1pm: Talking Alternative Radio, Fridays, 1-2PM Eastern.

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How to Make the Most of the Resources Available to Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

If you’ve ever held an executive position at a nonprofit, you have probably heard cliche mantras such as “work smart, not hard” or “do more with less.” One of the most difficult components of starting and maintaining a nonprofit is learning how to take advantage of the resources at your disposal. While many of these programs have premium or deluxe options, they often have free versions which offer everything your nonprofit may need. Sponsored by Jitasa.

[Part 2] How To Make A Case For Your Nonprofit CRM

TechImpact

In part one of this two part series, we discussed the misconceptions and stigmas that might exist within the walls of your nonprofit regarding CRMs, and strategies for better informing those around you who may hold them. Sign-Up for Nonprofit Insights for Targeting Volunteers in 2015.

7 Tips for Creating Compelling Nonprofit Infographics that get Shared

Connection Cafe

The alternative is to create something for no one. Content Marketing #bbcon Content marketing infographic nonprofit infographic We all love a good infograhpic.

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Is Your NY Nonprofit Ready for the Nonprofit Revitalization Act?

BoardAssist

Is your New York nonprofit ready for the new Nonprofit Revitalization Act? To help nonprofits across the State get ready, we turned to finance expert Paul Konigstein for this terrific checklist on how to be in compliance. NONPROFIT REVITALIZATION ACT COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST.

Why You Should Stop Relying on Grants to Fund Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

If you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit and the plan is to use grants alone to get it funded—think again. Sure, grants for new organizations are out there— I’ve talked before about how we got one here at Nonprofit Hub. Featured Grant Writing Starting a Nonprofit

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How to Remove a Nonprofit Board Member

NonProfit Hub

Behind involved, dedicated and committed board of directors, your nonprofit can achieve great things. This is an alternative to resignation if the issues are temporary (i.e. The post How to Remove a Nonprofit Board Member appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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Nonprofit as Shibboleth

ASU Lodestar Center

This post is about the way people write the word nonprofit. Maybe these alternate spellings are all the same to you, and that’s fine. I’m editor of an academic journal, so I see people writing about the nonprofit sector all the time.

3 Easy Ways to Cut Nonprofit Costs

NonProfit Hub

Your nonprofit likely has an idealistic mission statement—one that doesn’t mention anything about overhead costs. Everything is negotiable, and many places offer discounts to nonprofit organizations. Alice Williams is a guest writer for Nonprofit Hub.

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12 Attributes Of An Excellent Nonprofit Executive

TechImpact

While not every nonprofit executive will have each one of these attributes, they are qualities that we can all aspire to in some way or another. They acknowledge and identify themselves with their nonprofit’s mission. The big picture is always in focus for a great nonprofit executive.

Going Back to the Future to Help Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

The movie hops around the timeline and makes stops in 1955 and an alternate 1985, but the film is most famous for the time spent in 2015 (October 21, specifically). Instead, let’s look at several specific quotes from the movie and what you, the nonprofit professional, can learn from them.

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Nonprofit Marketing Strategy (5 Steps To Reaching Donors Online)

Nonprofits Source

In the first chapter of this guide we showed how having a nonprofit marketing strategy can help grow traffic and brand awareness online. How To Create A Nonprofit Marketing Strategy. You’ve just completed chapter 2 of how to create a digital marketing plan for nonprofits!

A Step-By-Step Guide to Nonprofit Inbound Marketing

NonProfit Hub

The same lesson applies to the relationships nonprofits have with their donors. The concept of inbound marketing takes all of that knowledge and incorporates it into a real-life framework for nonprofits and businesses to use when engaging their audiences.

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