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 ). She interviewed me, so of course I think the article is good. The analysis is posted at [link]. But in particular, check out the advice from online marketing consultant Katy O’Neal about how nonprofits should focus their marketing and engagement efforts.

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.


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Social Actions API, Semantic Web, and Linked Open Data: An Interview with Peter Deitz

Amy Sample Ward

The updates introduce Semantic Analysis and Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities to the Social Actions API and begin to connect Social Actions to the wider Linked Open Data community. What do “Semantic Analysis” and “Natural Language Processing” mean, and how do they make the Social Actions API better? Semantic Analysis and Natural Language Processing both have to do with the process of identifying the meaning of a collection of words together.

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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? .

Twitter As Charitable Giving Spreader: A Meta Analysis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Connie Reece shared some insights in this interview and you find more links to case studies and post campaign reflections here. 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.

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).

Author Branham On Trust, Exit Interviews And Why Employees Leave

Eric Jacobson

Leverage exit and turnover data (often from exit interviews) to increase employee retention. Last week, Branham spoke to me about: Trust in senior leaders Exit interviews The impact of e-mail and texting on employee turnover What surprised him the most about the answers to the 1,000 post-exit surveys Question : Where would you put the current trust in senior leaders ? For more on this, see my appendix in The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave on exit interviewing.

Interview with Elisa Giaccardi

Museum 2.0

It also makes a clear analysis—if you have user-generated content, it’s still unclear how your audiences will connect and engage with it. Tags: interview usercontent Today, a conversation with Elisa Giaccardi , from the Center for Lifelong Learning and Design at University of Colorado , Boulder.

Nonprofit Marketing Research Made Simple, No Matter Your Budget

Connection Cafe

Depth interviews will provide very detailed information about one individual. Conducting a series of anonymous depth interviews, each with the same list of questions, can be an effective way to tease out the hidden attitudes, preferences and options of your client or customer base. You can start with a widely distributed survey, for example, and follow up with depth interviews to further explore a particular topic.

Interview with John Falk and Beverly Sheppard Part 2: Rethinking Membership and Admissions

Museum 2.0

This is the second part of a two-part interview with John Falk and Beverly Sheppard on their book Thriving in the Knowledge Age: New Business Models for Museums and Other Cultural Institutions. Much of this book is focused on high level analysis and discussion. Tags: interview membership visitors business models

Understanding the Compliance Risk Priorities of Businesses in 2021

360 Factors

While their needs may sometimes differ from smaller businesses, their insights and analysis can guide the industry. Jerry Mauricio joined Freddie Mac as the new compliance chief and was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal.

Take Command -- How To Be A First Responder In Business (Interview With Author Jake Wood)

Eric Jacobson

I think that seeing decision making and action as a cyclical process that begins (and ultimately ends) with preparation and analysis forces leaders to find a good rhythm that has them constantly moving through the loop. Having a frank conversation with those in your organization about the danger of analysis without action, and of action without analysis, is a good start.

Great reads from around the web on November 25th

Amy Sample Ward

We have compiled this list through interviews with public- and private-sector leaders; analysis of initiatives, organizations and government programs; reviews of industry and mainstream news coverage; and submissions from thousands of online participants." I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources across the web ever day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of November 25th).

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Bay Localize & Green Roofs: An Interview with Ingrid Severson

Have Fun - Do Good

You can listen to my interview with Ingrid on the Big Vision Podcast , or read a transcript here. We'll publish a report, then we're also going to publish the Rooftop Resources Principles Guidebook that's going to show all the data from the study, as well as many different case studies that we've found that show how well these systems work and a cost benefit analysis.

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Interview with NetSquared project manager Mark Liu: Part 1

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

them to share their stories, knowledge, research, analysis, and resources and build on them them to reach outside of their virtual communities and have greater impact on their real world communities, through more effective advocacy, education, and service delivery At the same time we see community-building as the core of non-profit work. I'm sure last week's TechSoup forum on web2.0

NCVO Ask the Expert: They asked me!

Amy Sample Ward

We are also at the leading edge of research into, and analysis of, the voluntary sector. Tags: interview resources expert fundraising london ncvo presentation socialbysocial wearemedia I’m looking forward to being a speaker this Tuesday (8 December) at the Seminar: Changing ICT – What does it mean for your organisation? put on by the NCVO.

All for Green, and Green for All: An Interview with Van Jones

Have Fun - Do Good

Consequently, it is a special treat for me to share with you the transcript of my interview with him for the Big Vision Podcast. Britt: You give a lot of talks and interviews. You can listen to the audio from this interview on the Big Vision Podcast.

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Why Women Are the Market for Changing the World, and How to Reach Them: Interview with The She Spot co-author, Lisa Witter

Have Fun - Do Good

In the edited transcript of my September 1st interview with co-author Lisa Witter for the Big Vision Podcast , she discusses how nonprofits can use four principles from the book, Care, Connect, Control, and Cultivate to get the word out about their cause. I did policy reports, and analysis and research.

10 Breakthrough Planned Giving Insights from Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Latest Report


This extensive report offers analysis of generational wealth data, in-depth case studies of multiple nonprofits’ planned giving efforts, and detailed instructions on how to approach planned giving conversations with your donors. You might be targeting the wrong donors for planned gifts According to one of the planned giving professionals interviewed, substantial bequests don’t always come from donors who have also given large amounts during their lifetimes.

3 Ways to Integrate Impact Management Practices in Your Organization

Saleforce Nonprofit

Moreover, this work has been underfunded and its analysis happens often away from C-suite or Board discussions. Sometimes, third-party evaluation, which includes rigorous study design and statistical analysis, is required to properly understand a program’s impact.

The #1 Reason Nonprofit Websites Fail and How to Fix It Immediately


Audience analysis. Here are four steps you can take to ensure you perform proper audience analysis: 1. Next, do a few interviews with a group of your highly engaged supporters and volunteers. Wrapping it up … When you browse the websites of nonprofits, it is often clear who has spent the time and effort on a real audience analysis and who has not. Everyone gets excited about redesigning their website. It’s a chance to start fresh.

Julia Campbell’s Secret Sauce: Expert Social Media Tips for Nonprofits


In this interview, Julia shares some of the strategies she teaches her clients, including her secret formula for social media calendars, how nonprofits can improve engagement on their social channels, and the one thing she wishes nonprofits would stop doing online.

A Complete Guide to Strategic Web Design for Nonprofits


Audience Analysis. Use qualitative measures (surveys, interviews and onsite usability testing) to understand how the new website resonates with key audience groups. What goes into creating and designing a successful nonprofit website that inspires action? That’s a great question. One that every nonprofits should think about from time to time. That said, we’ve compiled a few resources that might help you think through your next website redesign.

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Giving Trends in Mexico: Millennials and Gen Z Drive Rise in Online Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

An Interview with Fanny Villiers , Directora General of Donadora – an official partner of the Global Trends in Giving Report ( en español ). Under 45 and giving micro-amounts is pretty much matching with our own analysis, but at Donadora we don’t measure political views of our community, so I can’t answer on this point. 1) Access to the internet in Mexico has grown very rapidly over the last decade. How has this impacted individual giving to NGOs in Mexico?

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You Can Help Us Strengthen the Social Safety Net!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

That was my message in a recent interview, which you can read on the Benetech blog series, The Impact. Meaningful use of data in research, analysis, and decision-making. Tech entrepreneurs can change the world through their philanthropy. They will achieve the greatest bang for their philanthropic buck by prioritizing the better use of community-driven software and data.

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Seven Tips on How to Use Your Digital Ecosystem to Enhance Your Fundraising

Forum One

Use surveys or conduct interviews with your donors, or ideal prospects, on a continuous basis to gain insight on what your donors want and where your organization can improve.

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International Human Rights Day 2011

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In the case of J-FLAG, Martus enables the organization to protect the identity of victims of abuse who come forward to tell their stories, to secure the information from their interviews, to report on the types of crimes documented, and to aggregate evidence for future court proceedings. HRP members produced scientifically sound analysis that is advancing the process of legal justice in Guatemala.

[VIDEO] First Steps to Nonprofit Strategic Planning, Now!


And going into a deep fiscal analysis and commissioning outside research, all of this kind of thing. . So one of them is a fiscal analysis, what is the story that our budget tells about our work? Programmatic analysis, similarly, what are our current programmatic priorities?

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5 Tips for Creating Impact with Omnichannel Marketing

Forum One

To learn more about your audiences here are some useful tools and strategies you can use: User surveys Social listening Interviews. Business Intelligence tools for analytics reporting, projection analysis, and data visualization to effectively manage your data and insights.

[VIDEO] Power Of Community In Strategic Planning


And those were actually some of the best strategic planning surveys and interviews that I were able to do, was really being more entrenched in the community and having colleagues and friends that were of the Hmong and Lao background to really welcome me into those spaces to be able to do this work.

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Unlease Your Organizations Knowledge Sharing Processes

Beth Kanter

There are lots of ways to collect data on the current practices of your organization- common best practices are surveying and interviewing. What Wyman did: We designed interview protocol for staff, board members, and donors consisting of 10-15 questions (the interviews took anywhere from 30-60 minutes). It was also in our initial protocol to interview significantly less individuals, but after the pilot we strategically decided that we needed to widen our interview pool.

What Does an eLearning Consultant Do? The Complete Guide

Web Courseworks Associations

And, they can put reports in place that your team can use for analysis going forward to continue improving. Think of this as a job interview— this professional will be responsible for providing the strategy behind the growth of your learning business.

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

She was also interviewed on the City Arts and Lectures podcast recently and well worth a listen. AI and the Future of Humans: The Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center interviewed experts about their predictions about the impact of AI. AI for Social Good: The McKinsey company recently released its “ AI and Social Good Report ,” which includes a landscape analysis of how AI is currently being used to solve big hairy problems.

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[VIDEO] Building a Better Grants Strategy Post-COVID


And I want you to also look at logic model sample and a SOAR analysis because that could really kind of help you think through some of the priorities in the planning exercises. .

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Celebrating Women Leaders in the Arts & Cultural Sector for International Women’s Day 2020

Connection Cafe

And coming very soon, we will be interviewing Aubrey on Blackbaud’s sgENGAGE Podcast on all of the above — so make sure you subscribe to be notified as soon as it goes live. .

NTEN's Community of Impact Finds Peers Still Struggling to Make Data Impactful


Yet, as this Stanford Social Innovation Review article points out, data analysis is difficult and requires significant social science training – let alone the technical training necessary for the storage and sharing of data. With someone from marketing, the conversation might veer toward click-through rates or even market segmentation analysis.

The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

For 15 minutes the nonprofit conducted interviews with first responders and medical staff while providing live updates. In it, you’ll learn how to develop: An action plan based on a current situation analysis. Perform competitive analysis and compare your efforts with what your competition is doing. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS. 5 Nonprofits Winning At Social Media.

Why Investing in Tech Matters

Tech Soup Blog

The Box report includes some analysis on the reasons for this shortfall. The Box report features interviews with 16 leaders involved in the nonprofit sector, including one of my favorites, Ekta Chopra, director of technology at the James Irvine Foundation. One of the most intriguing interviews is with Zeev Klein, general partner at Landmark Ventures.

52 Discoveries Leaders Can Implement Quickly

Eric Jacobsen Blog

and global workplace tracking, including interviews of employees and managers from 160 counties, interviews with leading economists and roundtable interviews with CHROs (Chief Human Resource Officers) from 300 of the world’s largest organizations.

Training Afghani NGOs in Cambodia

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Human rights documentation can take many forms including interviews, photographs, and official documentation. This type of documentation is often a critical step in the large-scale data analysis projects conducted by Benetech’s Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) in partnership with human rights organizations. My first presentation discussed principles of documentation, developing databases, and analysis.

Your Ideal LMS. Have Your Cake And Eat It Too.


An analysis through an in-depth survey accompanied by a few short one-on-one interviews with the projected user base and decision makers within the organization can aid tremendously. The general thinking that good students will be good workers……… Close the Gap with Gap Analysis. Gap Analysis page which streamlines the entire process of locating and taking training.

What Financial Transparency Practices Can Nonprofits Use to Develop Consistent Procedures?

ASU Lodestar Center

Carol Ackerson, Chief Financial and Operational Officer of the Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus-Pine Council ( [link] gsacpc_chief_financi.html ), says she feels the two key ideas she is responsible for clearly communicating to the board are the current condition and the performance of the organization (interview, March 22, 2018). Ackerson, interview, March 22, 2018). Ackerson, interview, March 22, 2018).

12 Ways to Liven Up Your Board Meetings – And Your Board


For example, you could take the standard strategic planning issues focusing on organizational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT analysis). 8) Interview the Executive Director. Occasionally consider allowing time for the board members to interview the executive director about what is on his/her mind. He says, “This allows ample time for in-depth analysis of that topic.