The 20 Most Popular sgENGAGE Articles Published in 2020

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Whether you are seeing these for the first time or this is a refresher for articles you’ve read and loved, we hope this list helps you to continue to navigate the current challenges successfully. 2020 has been quite the year, to say the very least.

The 15 Most Popular sgENGAGE Articles Published in 2019

Connection Cafe

As 2019 draws to a close, I wanted to once again put together a list of the most-read articles published during the year. Without further ado, here were the the most popular articles published on sgENGAGE in 2019: The End of the Beginning of Online Giving by Steve MacLaughlin, Blackbaud. It may no longer be summer, but Kelsey’s list of books, articles and other resources is relevant year-round.

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15 Most-Read npENGAGE Articles from 2018

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As 2018 draws to a close, I was curious to see which of the 160+ articles we’ve published to date this year have been the most read. Without further ado, here is the countdown of the most popular articles published on npENGAGE in 2018: . Read the article for Shana’s insights. . . Read the article to find out how she thought each would rise to the top this year and let us know if you think her predictions were accurate! . .

New Articles

Idealware

We're pleased to share two new articles today. The first is a new article written for Idealware by New York University's Patrick Yurgosky looking at Business Intelligence tools, and what they can offer nonprofits. Both articles are free, as are all Idealware articles. It's a fascinating look at this complex and powerful systems.

Major article on Benetech

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It was exciting to note the publication of my big article on Benetech in MIT Press' Innovations journal. This article was my first big step in writing up some of Benetech's history and why we do what we do, and the process of working with the editors gave me a taste of what I'm in for with a book! I just received the PDF and was able to post it on Benetech's site. As many of you know, I'm committed to doing a book (and am holed up at Caltech's Athenaeum this week working on it).

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TH - Local News Article

AFP Blog

TH - Local News Article: "A Web site could forge new links between prospective donors and local nonprofit organizations in 2009.DubuqueGiving.org is a facet of the GoldPenny Project, a partnership between Dubuque365.com, the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque and the Better Business Bureau of Greater Iowa.

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Nonprofit Industry News Article Detail | Sage Nonprofit Solutions

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Industry News Article Detail | Sage Nonprofit Solutions : Nonprofit emails not as popular as before

Articles - 2013 - How to make your questionnaire mobile-ready

AFP Blog

Articles - 2013 - How to make your questionnaire mobile-ready : Today, survey respondents are in control. They choose not only if or when to take a survey but also how to take it. An online survey-taker may choose to take a survey on a tablet while riding on a train today, on a smartphone while waiting in a queue at the bank tomorrow and then on a PC or laptop at home over the weekend.

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M-Payments Take Charities By Storm - Article on | CIO.in

AFP Blog

M-Payments Take Charities By Storm - Article on | CIO.in : A June 2011 poll of 233 non-profit organizations found that mobile adoption continues to grow and that there is a shift away from texting toward use of mobile Web media.

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Nonprofit Industry News Article Detail | Sage Nonprofit Solutions

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Industry News Article Detail | Sage Nonprofit Solutions : Not having cash on hand may no longer be an excuse to turn down Girl Scout cookie sellers, as many troops are now using nonprofit technology that enables participants to accept debit and credit cards.

Why nonprofit communicators need social media | Article | Homepage articles

AFP Blog

Why nonprofit communicators need social media | Article | Homepage articles: "Why nonprofit communicators need social mediaBy Melissa UnderwoodMelissau @ragan.comFour social media sites help recruit donors, deliver the messageA three-person team of twentysomethings spend all day networking on Facebook, MySpace and other social media outlets to do their part to save helpless animals.

SVGives raises $8 million for nonprofits - Morgan Hill Times: Articles From Gilroy

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SVGives raises $8 million for nonprofits - Morgan Hill Times: Articles From Gilroy : Inaugural fundraiser Silicon Valley Gives generated close to $8 million for nonprofit organizations within Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Benito counties

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Happy Grant Professionals Week—Our Top 5 Grant Writing Articles

NonProfit Hub

Check out Nonprofit Hub’s top five articles offering grant writing tips: 1. The post Happy Grant Professionals Week—Our Top 5 Grant Writing Articles appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Dear Grant Professionals, We salute you. While we’ve always saluted you, this is the official week we’re calling you out for being amazing (with the help of the Grant Professionals Association ).

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Our Favorite Articles from Nonprofit Hub in 2015

NonProfit Hub

Before we close the door on 2015, let’s take a look back on some of our favorite articles our staff has written this year. During the past year, we’ve written articles about fundraising, how to start a nonprofit, the latest social media trends and much more. Click on each headline to read the full article). In this article, Lincoln Arneal gets tips from Ali Maloy, who in the principle for an accounting firm that specializes working with nonprofits.

Six social media tactical articles you need to read

SocialFish

Just a few links I’ve been saving for you recently. In no particular order: Social Media Demographics: The Surprising Identity Of Each Major Social Network (Business Insider). The latest demographic info for each of the major social sites. Mobile Strategy for Small Businesses (Moz Blog). Do not be fooled by the title, this is essential reading about mobile strategy for ANY business. It includes some nice fails from some big sites you know well.

Six social media tactical articles you need to read

SocialFish

Just a few links I’ve been saving for you recently. In no particular order: Social Media Demographics: The Surprising Identity Of Each Major Social Network (Business Insider). The latest demographic info for each of the major social sites. Mobile Strategy for Small Businesses (Moz Blog). Do not be fooled by the title, this is essential reading about mobile strategy for ANY business. It includes some nice fails from some big sites you know well.

eNews: New Articles

Idealware

PublishDate: May 2012. May 2012. 10 Things To Consider in a CRM Constituent Relationship Management systems allow you to track a 360 degree view of all your interactions with constituents. What's more, all the available options--including Salesforce.com, CiviCRM, SugarCRM and Microsoft Dynamics CRM--are relatively inexpensive for nonprofits, or even free. Here's what to keep in mind when looking at new systems.

Conscious Governance | E-zine - Issue #016 iPads in the Boardroom-the next e-governance evolution | e-Zine Article Archive | Nonprofit Executive Articles | Nonprofit Strategic Planning

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Conscious Governance | E-zine - Issue #016 iPads in the Boardroom-the next e-governance evolution | e-Zine Article Archive | Nonprofit Executive Articles | Nonprofit Strategic Planning : One of the most common concerns of Boards is how to make their meetings more productive, strategic and create true engagement of the Board and senior executive leadership team.

Which New Audiences? A Great Washington Post Article and its Implications about Age, Income, and Race

Museum 2.0

The Washington Post covered the MAH's transformation as part of an article about museums engaging new audiences. The whole second half of the article was dedicated to our work: Smaller museums can be especially scrappy in finding ways to connect with the community. This article subtly juxtaposes two interpretations of what it means to "engage new audiences." Race and ethnicity are not directly mentioned in the article, but whiteness is implied throughout.

Artificial Intelligence for Good: A Few Good Articles To Read #AI4Good

Beth Kanter

The article includes list of proposed best practices for use of AI in development and other social good fields. Find The Human-Technology Balance To Champion Your Customers This article is written primarily for small business owners, but it speaks to a point that nonprofits should also consider. Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit , and I are actively researching the use of AI for Good, in particular to scale giving and spread generosity.

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General Management - Community Managers: Salaries, Skill-Sets, and Experience Levels : MarketingProfs Article

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General Management - Community Managers: Salaries, Skill-Sets, and Experience Levels : MarketingProfs Article : Typical community managers are mid-level professionals who are highly networked within their organization and valued most for their people skills, according to a recent report by The Community Roundtable

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eNews: Article Update Extravaganza!

Idealware

Article Update Extravaganza! This month we dug into the Idealware vaults and brought back nine of the most popular articles in our "Few Good Tools" series. PublishDate: July 2011. July 2011. Then we updated them for 2011 with current prices and information and the newest tools. See how the times have changed with our Few Good Updates Extravaganza.

New Study Shows People Don’t Read Articles, they Retweet

Frogloop

” A new study by Chartbeat, which measures real-time traffic for some of the biggest websites like Upworthy, said their research shows that many people aren’t reading articles that they retweet. ” Upworthy says they have found that web visitors who consume about 25% of an article are more likely to share it on social media than people who moved onto to something else. Commenting: Are people commenting on the articles you share?

How To Create an Article That Is Impossible Not to Share

SocialFish

Not only has Buzzfeed managed to release a steady stream of heavily shared content since their inception, they have single handedly changed the acceptable format of list articles, which were already a hot commodity. Of course, being a skimmable article it can be longer than if it had a lot of lengthy paragraphs. Use tools like Plagiarismcheck.org to make sure your articles are unique. Finally, use Viral Content Bee to promote those articles to get more out of your efforts.

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Measuring Impact: Feature Article from the Latest Issue of NTEN:Change

Amy Sample Ward

[Note: The following is an excerpt of an article in the December 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Read the complete article, "From Outcomes to Impact," by subscribing to the journal for free! ]. Continue reading this article, which includes more resources and tips, when you subscribe to NTEN:Change for free! By Julie Macalik, with Greenlights for Nonprofit Success. The first step in starting to measure your impact is to identify the major outcomes that you want to examine.

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New Article. And Then Some

Idealware

We have a new article up today researched and written in partnership with our friends at the Minnesota-based MAP for Nonprofits. The article was published in the March edition of the NTEN:Change journal , a free resource to which you should already be subscribed, but the bigger news is that it is a summary of a detailed report we'll be releasing later this week. In the meantime, you can read the summary article here , or read the entire issue of the NTEN:Change journal here. -->.

Top 5 SMS Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

Text Message Notification for Web Surveys A Pew Research Center article about a new study that found that sending notifications via text to consenting survey panel members improves response time (people take the survey sooner, on average) and boosts the share of respondents completing the survey on a mobile device. The post Top 5 SMS Articles to Read This Week appeared first on Mobile Commons. Have We Reached The Tipping Point Of The App Era?

GuideStar - News - Articles - The Future of Fundraising

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From Guidestar's August 07 NewsletterGuideStar - News - Articles - The Future of Fundraising: "The Future of FundraisingTechnology is changing so fast it has become almost impossible to keep up. Every year something new hits the market; whether it's the coolest gadget or the next version of a critical software application, nonprofits are not immune to the changing societal landscape. Technology.

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onPhilanthropy: Articles: Online Community Responds Swiftly to Haiti Suffering

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onPhilanthropy: Articles: Online Community Responds Swiftly to Haiti Suffering: "Online Community Responds Swiftly to Haiti SufferingWednesday, January 13, 2010By: Susan Carey DempseyThere is little good news out of Haiti today, as it continues to assess the damage and begin to help the survivors of the 7.0

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Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

This article describes how businesses can use RCS to seamlessly engage and transact with customers via a ubiquitous and reliable communications channel. This article offers some predictions for SMS in the coming years, including the implications of music sharing and voice recognition. The post Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

The future of everything in travel (hint: don’t look to Silicon Valley) The future is conversational, according to this article. Top 5 Business Models That Would Benefit from Text Communication This article “dives dive into the top 5 business models that may benefit from the use of SMS notifications in their communication plans” 3. The post Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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New Article: Creating a Social Media Policy

Idealware

In Idealware's new article, Creating a Social Media Policy , Andrea Berry and Ben Stuart will walk you through the main issues that your policy should address. A good social media policy will provide clear guidelines as to what staff should and shouldn’t do when posting and interacting with the community on a day-to-day basis, freeing them up to think more strategically. But what’s involved in creating one?

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

Eight Western brands running cool campaigns on China’s WeChat In spite of the above article, there are still some Western brands running great campaigns on WeChat. The post Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week appeared first on Mobile Commons. Google Leads Businesses Beyond Standard SMS The search giant recently announced the availability of its new platform for businesses.

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Top 5 SMS Articles to Read this Week

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5) Chat bots: Turning SMS into a next-gen engagement platform “When SMS is paired with chat bots, we enter the next phase of customer engagement” The post Top 5 SMS Articles to Read this Week appeared first on Mobile Commons. 1) Texting: Is it the Key to a Better College Transition? The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission developed a national text message counseling program that helps first-time college students transition more easily into college life.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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Messaging Grows Up – CLX on Google RCS An article from Rob Malcolm, VP at CLX Communications, who just partnered with Google for their Early Access Program, designed to bring together selected brands such as Sky, Virgin Trains, and Subway, as well as messaging partners (including CLX), to test and evolve RCS as a new messaging standard. The post Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

Messaging Grows Up – CLX on Google RCS An article from Rob Malcolm, VP at CLX Communications, who just partnered with Google for their Early Access Program, designed to bring together selected brands such as Sky, Virgin Trains, and Subway, as well as messaging partners (including CLX), to test and evolve RCS as a new messaging standard. The post Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

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The article cites a few specific use cases, such as sending out timely information on weather conditions, school-related public safety notifications, and suspect photos. The post Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week appeared first on Mobile Commons. Betaworks-backed Shine raises $2.5 million to boost morale via text messaging Our customer Shine initially started with just SMS, but it has now expanded to include Facebook Messenger and Kik.

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Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

The article cites a few specific use cases, such as sending out timely information on weather conditions, school-related public safety notifications, and suspect photos. The post Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week appeared first on Mobile Commons. Betaworks-backed Shine raises $2.5 million to boost morale via text messaging Our customer Shine initially started with just SMS, but it has now expanded to include Facebook Messenger and Kik.

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Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

The post Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week appeared first on Mobile Commons. A Portlable Panic Button for Immigrants Caught up in Raids HUGE, a digital agency providing strategy, marketing, design, and technology services mostly to Fortune 100 companies, has partnered with our customer United We Dream to disseminate an app that allows people to select contacts they would want to notify in case of emergency and pre-load personalized messages to each recipient.

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Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

The post Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week appeared first on Mobile Commons. A Portlable Panic Button for Immigrants Caught up in Raids HUGE, a digital agency providing strategy, marketing, design, and technology services mostly to Fortune 100 companies, has partnered with our customer United We Dream to disseminate an app that allows people to select contacts they would want to notify in case of emergency and pre-load personalized messages to each recipient.

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Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

The post Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week appeared first on Mobile Commons. Drop it like it’s bot: Brands have cooled on chatbots Facebook, like many brands, is focusing away from chatbots. Key quote: “Users expect personalized, human-like assistance from bots — and that’s where they fail, at least for now.”SMS SMS is still the best way to reach everybody!

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Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

The post Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week appeared first on Mobile Commons. Upland Software Expands Mobile Messaging Capabilities with Facebook Messenger Our press release that we joined Twilio’s Partner Program, and that our Platinum Success Plan Customers will be able to experience an early release of the Facebook Messenger functionality later this year.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

The post Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week appeared first on Mobile Commons. Upland Software Expands Mobile Messaging Capabilities with Facebook Messenger Our press release that we joined Twilio’s Partner Program, and that our Platinum Success Plan Customers will be able to experience an early release of the Facebook Messenger functionality later this year.