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Employee Engagement Declines to Lowest Point in 8 Years

SocialFish

Here are some of the main 2015 findings: Overall Trends: Employee Engagement Declines to Lowest Point in 8 Years (pg 6). Regional Trends: Midwest Trails Behind; West Improves (pg 17). Organizations Size Trends: Mid-Sized Organizations Are In Trouble (pg 23).

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Data Appends: A Guide for Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

Adding highly skilled staff to do this analysis is expensive, but stretches the precious fundraising budget in the long run by making the development work more efficient and effective. A statistical analysis of these data can uncover patterns of behavior or characteristics that predict giving.

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4 Things Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Online Donors

Connection Cafe

The findings are based on analysis of online and offline giving data from sixteen large national nonprofits in the United States during 2016 and represents more than 6.5 The data analysis reveals that online only donors tend to have higher household incomes than offline only donors.

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How to Design Your Nonprofit Website for Better User Experience

Connection Cafe

The other day, my team sat down to research growing trends in web design , and guess what… Most of the articles that surfaced were about the shift from a heavy focus on pure visuals to refocusing attention on creating layouts that present content in an intuitive, efficient, and “delightful” way.

Highest Online Donations for Nonprofits in 2016

Tech Soup Blog

These results are based on the largest analysis of charitable giving data and come from the 2016 Charitable Giving Report. Released under the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact, the report analyzes trends from more than $23 billion in fundraising revenue from 2016.

The Importance of a Connected Hospital

Connection Cafe

It was a chance to have an open conversation on the technological, social, demographic, and marketplace changes coming fast and furious to the healthcare sector – and apply them to the healthcare marketing space. “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it’s not open” Frank Zappa .

Finding a Nonprofit Partner: Who is the Right One?

BoardAssist

What external elements affect your sector, market, demographic? Examples include: Program depth and breadth, staff adequacy, demographics, board/funder representation and financial stability. Conduct a financial analysis of each nonprofit (and of your organization).

How to Ask Your Donors for Feedback So They’ll Love You Even More

BoardAssist

This is a huge new trend that smart fundraisers are spearheading. He says that surveys can fill in important demographic information about your donors. Offer several reasons for them to check off, for easier analysis. Are you asking your donors for feedback?

Perspectives from the Charitable Giving Report: National World War II Museum

Connection Cafe

Based on their historical trends, they set specific goals around three key areas: acquisition, retention, and conversion of mid-level givers to major donors. Data, survey, and analysis are what make that possible, and the results speak for themselves.

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The Fail-Safe Guide to Pitching Technology to Your Nonprofit Stakeholders

Connection Cafe

Demographics & Donor Trends. But don’t assume the leadership team knows about the current trends. Before the Board and executive team can make a decision, an analysis of current results, resources and technology should be conducted. Does the team know about current best practices & trends in online fundraising?

Fighting Through a Down Economy: How Admissions Offices Adjusted

Connection Cafe

These tools included functionality around checklists, reporting, and demographic segmentation. Schools now had the power to easily conduct year over year trend analysis: How many families were in a certain stage compared to three years ago?

Finally, Politics is Good for Something!

Connection Cafe

Today we are going to look at some of the trends in the campaigns this year, and more specifically on the Obama for America campaign. Once there, the data is available for complex analysis, allowing the campaign to better target their constituents and focus their messaging on where, when, and to whom it will make the most impact. Author: Tim Grailer.

Hot Association Jobs This Week – May 17

SocialFish

The Director is responsible for developing and executing programs designed to deliver tailored content and resources relevant to specific member communities, which are based on demographics, location, business focus, or other factors.

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Nonprofits, Coca-Cola and Real-Time Data… Ahhhhh…

Connection Cafe

In reality, a well-executed data strategy can help you increase the success of your overall mission by helping you identify successful fundraising strategies, recognize changing trends in donor response to different campaigns, and allow more accurate predictions of future campaign results. For an annual giving campaign, you could plan for quarterly phases with a brief pause for data analysis between each phase. Author: Cheryl Black.

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The #FutureOfBusiness WILL Radically Change Everything As We Know It

SocialFish

It brought together business and technology discussing emerging trends with respect to Collaboration, The Internet of Things , Virtual Reality and Workforce Disruption that will impact how business will function in the future.

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Emerging Technologies for Human Service Organizations

Idealware

Predictive Analysis and Expert Systems. Analyzing that data for trends, and using it to predict possible future outcomes or to provide in-depth information to staff or constituents could save programs money, or help them craft plans that attack the root cause of the problem. Predictive analysis goes a step beyond data visualization to help organizations make decisions based on large amounts of data. How likely is someone to donate based on specific demographic information?

Book Review: When Millennials Take Over and the Fluid Workplace

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The book discusses how management traditional approaches need to change due to three trends that are coming together in a perfect storm. The trends are analyzed from a historical perspective, backed by research, and illustrated with lots of anecdotes and stories in the book.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Analytical Visions: US Senate Votes Cluster Network Map

Network-Centric Advocacy

Although this post involves political analysis, future posts may involve analysis of demographics, pop culture, sports, education, buying patterns, the stock market or anything else that I happen to be looking into at the time.

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Is “Ambient Data” from Social Media Channels Useful for Funders?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The group also mentioned an example in Europe where a neighborhood council was cross referencing social media data with location to find out what topics were trending in those neighborhoods as part of a planning process. Do you need sentiment analysis?

Nonprofits and Libraries: It's Time to Move Beyond the Pie Chart

Tech Soup Blog

You can quickly spot trends in donations over time. Or dig into demographic data to understand whether factors like age, gender, and income affect who gives and how they give?

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Gov 2.0 and the Social Sector

Idealware

The same kind of democratizing, collaborative, open source/open content trend that has swept through nonprofit technology now is gathering momentum in local, state and even national government. trend represents a desire for transparency around that government policy research. Meanwhile, social sector advocates and activists have learned a lot about mining data to assess trends, correlate results with demographic and other community factors, and press for results and changes.

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Getting Good Data from Informal Surveys

Idealware

I really care a lot about tings that most people don't, like methods of data analysis and obscure types of bias. I've discovered a new trend! Some tips: Be suspicious of sweeping demographic conclusions that have been reached based on anything but big, carefully designed studies Look for the methodology. I'll admit it: I'm a research geek. But that said, I also think that people should care a lot more about research methodology than they seem to.

NetCentric Advocacy: Online Organizing: Social Network Study of Race and Use Clusters of Myspace or Facebook based on Incoming Class at Northwestern

Network-Centric Advocacy

his study has considered how peoples demographic characteristics and the social surroundings of their uses might relate to the particular social network sites they embrace. Insofar as use of Facebook is qualitatively different from the use of MySpace, and these uses in turn are different from the uses of Xanga and Friendster, recognizing and critically considering these differences is important for SNS use research, regardless of the methods of analysis used.

Best of the Web: April 2015

Idealware

If your strategy includes demographic targeting, you might start with Pew’s survey , which shows who is on what platforms and how they’re connected. The hope is that one day complex analysis tools will be available to every organization, whether they can afford to hire a data scientist or not. Care2, hjc, and NTEN just released data they collected from 473 nonprofit professionals to reveal digital trends and paths to success.

Best of the Web: March 2015

Idealware

If your strategy includes demographic targeting, you might start with Pew’s survey , which shows who is on what platforms and how they’re connected. The hope is that one day complex analysis tools will be available to every organization, whether they can afford to hire a data scientist or not. Care2, hjc, and NTEN just released data they collected from 473 nonprofit professionals to reveal digital trends and paths to success.

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

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Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

TechSoup at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Tech Soup Blog

We'll also discuss the post-disaster operations analysis and triage processes. We'll cover the back-to-basics of successful email marketing including audience surveys and demographics, improving CTR, benchmarking yourself, open rates, and list "churn."

Is It Worth It? An ROI Calculator for Social Network Campaigns - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

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Business Intelligence: A Key to Success

NTEN

To help relieve these demands, many organizations are turning to Business intelligence tools to retrieve, organize, and share knowledge for analysis and guided decision-making. Likewise, development professionals can easily analyze campaign results, giving and demographic trends, solicitation cycles, and major gifts pipelines. The ability to present information through visual aids simplifies the traditional approaches to reporting and analysis. Krista Endsley, Sage.

What color is the social web?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The question I was asked had to do with the demographics of social media. No real hard data in them though, more trend/zeitgeist-type analysis. Last week, I did at workshop for the Kellogg Action Lab College of Consultants.

Creating Your Organization's Social Media Strategy Map

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It pays to spend a few hours reviewing the demographic or “technographic” details (what people are doing online). And while surveys, focus groups and other services can give you an analysis of what your current audience is doing online, direct observation is works best.

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Podcamp Session on Social Media Metrics: Thank You Jeremiah

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Don't get distracted by the data you may or may not have, but look at more than one source of data (both quantitative and qualitative), look at trends and always link information to decision-making. Demographics How many people visit the site? What is the trend?

The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

The Long, Long Tail of Facebook Causes - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)