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

Knight Foundation | Reporter Analysis

AFP Blog

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.

10 Hidden Gems In Google Analytics: Smart Web Data Analysis

AFP Blog

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

Cheap and Cheerful Audience Analysis for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Her most controversial point was: “Rigorous data gathering and analysis can get in the way of effective storytelling by non-profits.”. Earlier this month I co-facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson.

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

AFP Blog

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

Breaking: Demographic Analysis of Your Instagram Audiences Is Now Possible

SocialFish

Analysis of people tagging photos with #trumpyourcat reveals 70.1% Demographics Pro has just launched their new Instagram analytics tool. Unlike other analytics tools, this one provides deep demographics (see my bold below) – not just number of followers and basic engagement metrics.

The New Unit of Analysis: Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

Flipboard launches custom curation tools, wants to unleash your inner magazine editor — Tech News and Analysis

AFP Blog

Flipboard launches custom curation tools, wants to unleash your inner magazine editor — Tech News and Analysis

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?

School fundraising grows up with mobile wallets, daily deals — Tech News and Analysis

AFP Blog

School fundraising grows up with mobile wallets, daily deals — Tech News and Analysis : With the growth of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, services like Fundly, Razoo and Dibbee have made it easier for schools (and other nonprofits) to solicit donations from their communities online.

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.

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.

A Few Good Statistical Analysis Tools

Idealware

Whether your organization needs to measure its programmatic success or expand its donor base, statistical analysis software can help nonprofits become more data-driven and accountable. If your software budget is tight and your statistical analysis needs are basic, consider Excel. Windows users can install the built-in Analysis Toolpak, but Excel for the Mac OS now requires a free downloadable add-on, like Statplus: Mac LE.

Government working actively to offer relief to Nepal: VK Singh | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

AFP Blog

Government working actively to offer relief to Nepal: VK Singh | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis : "The former army chief later took to Twitter to share this information. Sent off the 1st batch of aid material collected by supporters. Hoping 2send more in the coming days. Donate as much as u can #IndiaWithNepal," he tweeted. At least 4,352 bodies have reportedly been recovered so far after Saturday's devastating earthquake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale."

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How data science is helping charities save lives and their budgets — Tech News and Analysis

AFP Blog

How data science is helping charities save lives and their budgets — Tech News and Analysis : The problem is that many of these efforts have been of the volunteer variety. Sometimes, they’re a relatively short-term affairs. A meaningful, sustained effort by nonprofit agencies to optimize their operations with data is likely going to require a serious investment in both people and technology.

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."

Typical Twitter user is a young woman with an iPhone & 208 followers — Tech News and Analysis

AFP Blog

Typical Twitter user is a young woman with an iPhone & 208 followers — Tech News and Analysis : witter’s endless funnel of data is producing an equally endless series of studies — including on Twitter itself. The latest study offers fun tidbits about who is using Twitter and why. In “An Exhaustive Study of Twitter Users Around the World,” analytics firm Beevolve claims to have crunched data from 36 million Twitter profiles.

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).

Three Factors to Consider Before Using Big Data Analysis Tools

Exactask Technology

big data nonprofits and big data big data for marketers Technology

Do It Yourself: Getting Started with Data Analysis

NTEN

Anyone can learn to do good analysis. Data data analysis Food & Water Watch Jo Miles Leadership nptech nten Organizational Culture Strategy IT Staff Jo Miles. Online Engagement Strategist. Food & Water Watch.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

They serve the Hispanic community through research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as program work in communities nationwide.

My Gadget Fix of the Week: WooRank Website Analysis Tool

Connection Cafe

Last week I saw a TechCrunch article about an SEO analysis tool that went BETA on January 20th called WooRank which has become a quick favorite. Author: Ken Cantu.

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.

How social media is becoming as important a live event as the live event itself — Tech News and Analysis

AFP Blog

How social media is becoming as important a live event as the live event itself — Tech News and Analysis : I won’t ask you if you missed the Super Bowl last night. But did you miss Twitter? Good luck re-living that today. With every major event we now experience as a country, whether it’s the Super Bowl or the presidential inauguration, it becomes more evident that the conversation on social media is as tied to the event as is the process of physically tuning into the broadcast.

If you have news, it will be aggregated and/or curated — Tech News and Analysis

AFP Blog

Beyond Dashboards: Business Intelligence Tools for Program Analysis and Reporting

Idealware

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. Beyond simple reporting, BI tools allow a more comprehensive analysis of your organization’s data 1. This allows the data to be manipulated for analysis without affecting the data in the original databases. PublishDate: June 2012. Author: Patrick Yurgosky, New York University.

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. How would you describe Virgin America in social networking analysis and mapping terminology? .

4 Key Takeaways from SalesForce’s Analysis of SMS Retail Campaigns

Mobile Commons

The post 4 Key Takeaways from SalesForce’s Analysis of SMS Retail Campaigns appeared first on Mobile Commons. How often should you text consumers? What day is best to send your SMS broadcasts? Every organization that runs a mobile campaign asks itself these questions.

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.

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. To take my learning deeper on social network analysis and mapping techniques and how they can be applied them to a social media strategy, I took a workshop with Marc Smith.

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.

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.

Mid-Level Giving: Stuck in the Middle with Who

Connection Cafe

I believe that at any given point you should maintain a running analysis of fundraising metrics for a minimum of three, but ideally five consecutive years. I recently released a new whitepaper , Finding Value in the Middle: An Examination of Mid-Level Giving.

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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.

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 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

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What a Difference a Prompt Makes. Simple Analysis of a Participatory Exhibit Element

Museum 2.0

I am fascinated by the incredible differences in what people contribute based on format and phrasing of the invitation to participate.

Interest Groups, Carriers Spar Over Text Messaging - News and Analysis by PC Magazine

AFP Blog

Interest Groups, Carriers Spar Over Text Messaging - News and Analysis by PC Magazine: "nterest Groups, Carriers Spar Over Text Messaging04.14.08by Chloe AlbanesiusTechnology interest groups on Monday renewed their call for FCC oversight of text message practices.

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.

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.

What the Creative in 'Creative Commons' Really Means - News and Analysis by PC Magazine

AFP Blog

What the Creative in 'Creative Commons' Really Means - News and Analysis by PC Magazine: "It gives creators who never went to law school the vocabulary they need to work through the copyright system,' says Vaidhyanathan. 'It It lets creators understand that copyright is not one right; it's a bundle of rights. And that if you create a work, you have the ability to let the world use it in useful and.

Does your charity have too much data?

3rd Sector Labs

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?

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