How to do a SWOT Analysis That's Actually Useful to Your Nonprofit

Elevation

When conducted correctly, SWOT analysis can be a great tool for creating a nonprofit's contingency plan and growing its adaptability Recent history has showed us how quickly norms can be upended and the waves of change can hit.

Bitcoin Technical Analysis: How Much Can You Trust the Experts

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What is Technical Analysis? Here’s when technical analysis. The post Bitcoin Technical Analysis: How Much Can You Trust the Experts appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Trading in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin is a very challenging prospect.

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2012 Year-End Fundraising Email Analysis

NetWits

Despite the trend that additional emails have helped increase the total number of transactions without compromising open rates, the 2012 results told a slightly different story. Email Marketing Interactive Online Fundraising eMail marketing end of year fundraising fundraising online giving

Benefits of skills gap analysis tools for employees needs

Gyrus

Skills gap analysis tools can be a benefit for both managers and employees. This tool improves employee competency and provides essential data for decision making

A Quick Analysis of LMS Market For Investors

Gyrus

Business owners and investors must undergo a complete analysis of the LMS market to understand its future scope, importance and market statistics

A Quick Analysis of LMS Market For The Investors

Gyrus

Business owners and investors must undergo a complete analysis of the LMS market to understand its future scope, importance and market statistics

9 Essential Technical SEO Audit Tools For In-Depth Website Analysis

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SEO analysis is a crucial part of an overall SEO strategy because it gives you an in-depth insight into the areas of improvement on a website. The post 9 Essential Technical SEO Audit Tools For In-Depth Website Analysis appeared first on PhreeSite.com.

Analysis of SMS verification advantages for the mobile phone with code!!

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

An analysis of the advantages should be done to get the best results. Various websites and applications are offered to achieve the need of the clients. With sms verification , security support is provided to the owner of the phone number.

2008 donorCentrics Internet Giving Benchmarking Analysis

NetWits

Target Analytics , a Blackbaud Company, has released the 2008 donorCentrics™ Internet Giving Benchmarking Analysis. The report is featured in today's edition of The New York Times and covers some of its many findings. This is a follow-up to the groundbreaking 2006 report and provides insights into the online and offline trends of donors.

Do It Yourself: Getting Started with Data Analysis

NTEN

Anyone can learn to do good analysis. Jo Miles. Online Engagement Strategist. Food & Water Watch. Working with data doesn’t have to be hard, but it can be intimidating when you’re starting out. Most of us were taught that math is hard and numbers are confusing. It’s not true, and you need to un-learn that lesson if it’s scaring you away from your data

Analysis of the CASE Online Fundraising Survey

Robert Weiner

Steve MacLaughlin at Blackbaud has written an analysis of the CASE Online Fundraising Survey. " His analysis is at [link]. No surprise -- he focuses on the high number of responses that said they "don't know" or "don't measure" and cites the maxim "If you can't measure it, then you can't manage it."

Growth in Giving Database Offers Behavior Analysis

Donor Search

Fundraising is all about donors. That seems obvious. And yet, for the longest time executives at charities and the fundraising profession didn’t have basic information about some of the most obvious and fundamental aspects of fundraising. How well do we retain donors? How much should organizations focus on acquiring donors versus retaining them? What are the… Education

The Analysis Exchange

NTEN

The Analysis Exchange is a first-of-its-kind effort to freely provide analytical insights to nonprofits and non-governmental organizations. Founded by three of the most respected web analytics professionals in the world, Analysis Exchange creates value for nonprofits by connecting them directly with experienced web analysts willing to donate their time to help efforts identify opportunities to increase online donations, engagement, interaction, and list distribution.

The $5,000 Question: Finding the Right Ask Using Predictive Data Analysis

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12ntc Data E-mail nptech nten predictive analysis predictive analytics FundraisingDaniel Atherton. Account Executive, Interactive Department. Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey. When we ask for something a prospective donor is not prepared to give, we may not be losing much real money, but we are losing a window of opportunity to convince her to give to us.

The New Unit of Analysis: Networks

Beth Kanter

The organization is still relevant but no longer the only unit of analysis. Click Through To Twitter Summary of Plenary. Guest post from Barbara Kibbe. The new reality of organizations as parts of networks requires another lens and different perspective. Both organizations and networks can be means to ends. One reason to engage in networks is to enhance individual goals.They may or may not have programmatic goals. But it can’t only be about process.

Analysis of Convio’s Online Fundraising Study

Robert Weiner

Care2’s Allyson Kapin just published an analysis of Convio’s online fundraising study (which I mentioned earlier this week ). The analysis is posted at [link]. She interviewed me, so of course I think the article is good. But in particular, check out the advice from online marketing consultant Katy O’Neal about how nonprofits should focus their marketing and engagement efforts.

Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

Even more importantly, what motivates them. So, was delighted when Darren Barefoot asked if he share a guest post about how to do audience analysis. Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for NGOS by Darren Barefoot. But not all kinds of audience analysis are evil. Flickr Photo by Matthew Field. Note from Beth: One of the most common questions I get at workshops or webinars is, “Should our organization be on XYZ social or mobile platform?”

Can Social Network Analysis Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the topics was “How to understand social networks through social network analysis and mapping techniques.&# I thought I’d expand on it here. The definition of links or how you’re connected is defined however you want in social network analysis. As you can see there are many different ways to apply social networking analysis to understanding networks. Social network analysis gives you a 10,000 view of your ecosystem.

Three Factors to Consider Before Using Big Data Analysis Tools

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Big Data and Predictive Analysis: What Every Small Business Needs to Know

Abby Connect Virtual Receptionists

Big data is not just for the big companies. Big data has been around for quite some time, but it may seem like an elusive jargon to you. With explosion of real-time data applications, it is but obvious that a huge amount of data is accumulated in various applications. Large businesses were quick to realize the value of this treasure trove and deployed various data analytics techniques to discover trends and gain insights

Beyond Dashboards: Business Intelligence Tools for Program Analysis and Reporting

NTEN

More than simply graphically displaying static data, they offer trend analysis, forecasting and drill-down capabilities that can dramatically expand your insight into program performance. Patrick Yurgosky. Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration. New York University. Business Intelligence tools, or "BI" tools, take the dashboard idea to the next level.

Three Factors to Consider Before Using Big Data Analysis Tools

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The Magic Tweet: Crowdsourcing Opera Analysis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by 1066. Royal Opera House is crowdsourcing the storyline for an opera on Twitter in a month's time. (Hat Hat Tip Blog Herald ). The opera will be performed throughout the weekend of Deloitte Ignite (4, 5, 6 September 2009). They're investigating how short, 140-character contributions can build upon each other to create a non-linear narrative – like a Choose Your Own Adventure story or a game of Consequences. The story is line is being summarized regularly on the blog. Here's Act 2.

Which Social Networking Analysis Term Best Describes Virgin America?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is a post to help me identify what I don't know about social network analysis and mapping tools with the hope that you'll fill in the gaps in the comments. Since I couldn't use my computer to get on the wifi, I took out my session workbook to review my notes on the module about "Understanding Your Network" which included the basics of social network analysis and mapping. How would you describe Virgin America in social networking analysis and mapping terminology? .

PepsiFresh Contest: Real Tracking and Social Impact Analysis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jeremiah Owyang has shared his initial analysis of Pepsi's Contest, summarizing the opportunity, risks, strengths, weaknesses, metrics, and impact. I've been following the PepsiFresh contest since the launch in December, the largest social media for social good cause marketing effort put forth to date. I recently posted a guest post by Bonin Bough from Pepsi that gives the insider view. This is a big bold effort.

Knight Foundation | Reporter Analysis

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Knight Foundation | Reporter Analysis : "We asked our partner, Monitor Institute, to take a critical look at the role of networks in community life. Our lens was apolitical. We were not looking for prescriptions for how citizens and government should interact. Rather, we were interested in the potential of networks—to create stronger bonds or to split us apart.

Can Social Network Analysis Help You Improve Your Social Media Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

2009 - Connected Action - Marc Smith - Social Media Network Analysis View more presentations from Marc Smith. In our book, The Networked Nonprofit , co-authored with Allison Fine, we provide an overview of mapping your social network in Twitter and other sites using some of the social network analysis tools available. . This FREE software works as an add-on template in Excel, allows you import data from Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Email and create social network analysis maps.

10 Hidden Gems In Google Analytics: Smart Web Data Analysis

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10 Hidden Gems In Google Analytics: Smart Web Data Analysis : "The 80/20 rule applies to our use of web analytics tools as well. Most of us use just a small amount of power our tools contain." ''via Blog this

Laptop Sticker Analysis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Stickers Originally uploaded by cambodia4kidsorg. Why do people put stickers on their laptops? I was only here for the last day. So I only saw six examples of this - bumper stickers on laptops. Here's the set. According Wendy Koslow it is for identification. So you can easily figure out which laptop is yours. The person next to me, Mike Fisher, from LA who is a business person and programmer says it fis for the same reason people put bumper stickers on their cars: personal expression.

Twitter As Charitable Giving Spreader: A Meta Analysis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What is missing is some software or features that track the flow of your donations, almost like doing a social network analysis similar to Twitinfluence. In the analysis, one thing I learned was the importance of instant thank yous - not only via Twitter, but other way channels. Last August, I saw the impact of Twitter's velocity first-hand with a fundraising experiment. I was able to raise $2,500 in 90 minutes at Gnomedex.

Cats vs Dogs on Facebook: Analysis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My dog, Sadie, who has a Facebook profile (and has been dead for three years -may she rest in peace) has already made friends on Facebook with my friends' dogs. I also learned that there is "Catbook." " so the cat lovers the world won't be left out. This made me curious - so I ran some stats on cats and dogs on both Flickr and Facebook. Flickr has 471, 092 photos tagged with dog compared with Dogbook's 167,713 people who have the app on their profile.

Forget everything you thought you knew about the homepage — Tech News and Analysis

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Forget everything you thought you knew about the homepage — Tech News and Analysis : ''via Blog this

The Ice Bucket Challenge Epilogue: Data

3rd Sector Labs

It is time for data mining, data analysis, data science. Big Data Data Acquisition Data Management Data Mining data management data mining digital marketing donor acquisition donor data fundraising fundraising data analysis The conversations about the ALS Association’s astounding success with the Ice Bucket Challenge continue. Blogs, newsletters, periodicals, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter … people are still talking about it.

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Does Rigorous Data Analysis Thwart Effective Storytelling by Non-Profits?

Beth Kanter

Her most controversial point was: “Rigorous data gathering and analysis can get in the way of effective storytelling by non-profits.”. ” Deborah is concerned that the permission to “relax” will encourage sloppiness in data research methods, although we all did agree that nonprofits do not need to do the kind of quantitative analysis that is has to pass peer reviews in order to be accepted by an academic journal.

Blog Metrics Analysis for Global s

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The tool used to count total links is Blogpulse (He also shares his worksheet ) In the analysis, he mentions that the average blogger links to Global s 1.86 In another post, Ethan writes about the Blogpulse tools he used to do the analysis here. It would be interesting to compare the results of this analysis with using an open community algorithm , if such a tool were available Ethan Zuckerman has been analyzing Global s stats since the site's redesign last month.

Reflection and Analysis: Gnomedex Real-Time Social Fundraising Experiment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been a little shell shocked for the past few days, but wanted to share this reflection and analysis of the Gnomedex fundraising experiment. And while you can use this method to do an ROI analysis, the real gold is the deeper understanding of what works and what doesn't. Integrate quick email interviews as you say thanks with donors, pattern analysis of comments or blog posts. Wait a few days and do an after action review or deeper meta analysis (this post).

It’s that time of year: your 8-step fundraising data checklist

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Data Cleaning Data Management data cleaning data enrichment data management donor data fundraising fundraising data analysis fundraising mistakes holiday appeal September has arrived. Kids are headed back to school. Fall will be here before you know it … and so will your big year-end fundraising appeal. Are you ready? Have you completed your fundraising data checklist? What are we talking about – a fundraising DATA checklist?

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My ever expanding theory of change for nonprofit data and evaluation

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

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Fundraising data analytics – mining the gold in your own backyard

3rd Sector Labs

Big Data Data Analytics Data Management Data Mining Data Warehouse big data data quality donor data fundraising fundraising data analysis fundraising mistakes Fundraising data analytics is becoming more popular – and more necessary in today’s philanthropy marketplace. We hear about it, we read about it, we think about it more than ever.

Guest Post by Steve Waddell: Social Network Analysis for Non-Profits, Part II

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He agreed to write a four-part primer on a visual diagnostics, mapping, and social networking analysis primer and how nonprofits might use these tools for social change. Web crawls are particularly useful when used with other network analysis methodologies because they help identify organizations in a field for further investigation. Web Crawl Data: Click here to see larger image.

Does your charity have too much data?

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Big Data Data Management big data communication data hoarding data management digital marketing donor data enrichment donors fundraising appeal fundraising data analysis How do you know when your organization is storing and using too much data? We were asked this question recently – and it’s a great question. In fact, being in the nonprofit data services business, we get asked lots of questions about how to obtain more donor data, better data, the right data.

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More fundraising software = more data headaches

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CRM Data Management Data Warehouse Search data consulting data degradation data management plan data quality database donor data donor database fundraising fundraising data analysis search Technology both simplifies and complicates our lives. Nowhere is this more true than in the nonprofit sector. Let’s face it … there is a direct relationship between the number of fundraising software systems we are using and the data problems we are creating for ourselves.

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Twitter experiences connectivity issues on Inauguration Day — Tech News and Analysis

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Twitter experiences connectivity issues on Inauguration Day — Tech News and Analysis