Ridiculously easy YTD comparison reports in Salesforce

Judi Sohn

Happy New Year! Ever struggle with a problem for months, if not years, and then when the solution comes it's so painfully simple that you have a bruise on the side of your head from where you keep slapping yourself?

Comparison Of The Top 6 Email Marketing Services For Nonprofits

TechImpact

The post Comparison Of The Top 6 Email Marketing Services For Nonprofits appeared first on Tech Impact Blog. Image courtesy of Business Marketing Blog.

Grants Management Software: Download Idealware's New Comparison

Tech Soup Blog

Grantmakers of all sizes should check out Idealware's recently updated Consumer’s Guide to Grants Management Systems.

Comparison of ShareThis, AddThis and Gigya (Now w/ Convio Integration!)

Beaconfire Wire

Integrating social sharing on your website can be as easy to implement as adding a script into your webpage templates. I recently took a look at three of the most popular utilities for social sharing: ShareThis, AddThis, and Gigya.

The Ultimate Video Host Comparison Chart/Article from Robin Good

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Robin Good's Web-Based Delivery of Audio and Video Materials provides a great feature-by-feature comparison. I've been looking around for an article just on this topic! of the most popular video sharing tools. He also tells us what users need to know before taking advantages of these services. The requirements to start benefiting from these new services and opportunities include: some familiarity with the basic audio and video file formats existing out there.

3 Steps to Finding the Right Technology Vendor for Your Nonprofit

Everyaction

Quantify values to help compare When possible, assign number values to desires and compatibility to aid in comparison. If you like working with numbers, you might also try ranking priorities with a numeric scale (awarding higher and lower point numbers to top and medium priority features, and subtracting points for drawbacks), to allow you to get a clear comparison of the pros and cons of multiple systems.

Twitter, Nonprofits, and You - How to Effectively Engage Members through Social Media

VolunteerMark

Based on Software Advice’s 2015 industry review from Software Advice (an association management technology comparison agency) on how to best use Twitter to foster member engagement, it is clear that having a measurable, valuable, and substantial communication strategy on social media can help save your nonprofit and reach a broader audience

5 Ways to Effectively Use Your CRM

Everyaction

Quantifying actions with a point system enables a quick comparison of engagement level across various channels, so that you can easily see who your most active members are.

Flash vs. jQuery Slideshows

Beaconfire Wire

For the sake of this comparison, I am going to talk specifically about slideshows that are created in Flash compared to those using jQuery because that is the vast majority of the Flash that we have traditionally used in our projects. Tags: Accessibility Cool Tools and Tips Usability Web Design Adobe Flash comparison HTML iphone JavaScript jquery MooTools slideshow

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Tech Quick Take: MS Search Server 2008 vs Google Mini

Beaconfire Wire

While Google has a couple prepared reports like content type stats, most of the appliance uses a byzantine method of creating a report, naming it, refreshing the page to see that it already finished by the time you named it, and then viewing, is terribly unfriendly by comparison.

NTEN and Idealware Webinar Series | Idealware

Idealware

These seminars will include all the candid advice and product comparisons of the reports and articles on which they are based, but well offer plenty of extra guidance and insights straight from the author.

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Charity online transactions least likely to be abandoned, research suggests » Charity Digital News

AFP Blog

Charity online transactions least likely to be abandoned, research suggests » Charity Digital News : "Online transactions on charity websites are the least likely to be abandoned in comparison to other commercial sectors, according to research by the ecommerce platform provider Ve." 'via

Facebook ads vs Google Ads [INFOGRAPHIC]

SocialFish

Check out this infographic from WordStream who did a ton of research to test out the comparison between Facebook ads and Google ads. As always, click on the image to enlarge. The winner? Google. Potluck

Another way of looking at the OSS CMS competition | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Internet Another way of looking at the OSS CMS competition 04.19.06 | 41 No Comments [link] Another+way+of+looking+at+the+OSS+CMS+competition 2006-04-20+02%3A03%3A10 Allan+Benamer Let’s talk about blog buzz — if blog traffic is any indication of upcoming trends in web technology, feast your eyes on [link] Drupal fares better here than in any other comparison I’ve done.

Skills-Third Sector launches first skills website for charities | Charity Digital News

AFP Blog

It will be the first comparison site for the sector, giving charities the chance to source skills, compare offers and find training. Skills-Third Sector launches first skills website for charities | Charity Digital News : kills-Third Sector, with co-investment from UKCES Growth and Innovation Fund, is due to launch an interactive online skills platform to help charities find training to develop their workforce.

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Launch Day | Idealware

AFP Blog

Published in partnership with Beaconfire Consulting, it offers detailed reviews and comparisons of 11 Content Management Systems for nonprofits. Launch Day | Idealware : We had hoped that our latest report, Consumers Guide to Low Cost Content Management Systems, would be the biggest news of the week, but Hurricane Sandy trumped us. We’re keeping our friends, families and constituents affected by the storm in our thoughts, but releasing the report today anyway.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: Overview

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Since I wrote my post on “Open Source vs. Proprietary&# last week, and especially after Thomas Taylor’s very apt comment that the battle is not over in many corners, I decided that, well, what the heck, it was a good time to write a series about open source software options, and their comparisons to proprietary, in 2011, more than 12 years after this whole thing started. Comparisons of open source vs. proprietary development environments (i.e.

April Disability Unemployment Statistics

Vertex Systems

By comparison, the percentage of persons with no disability in the labor force was 69.6. In April 2011, the percentage of people with disabilities in the labor force was 20.6. The unemployment rate for those with disabilities was 14.5 percent, … Continue reading →

July 2011 Unemployment Stats from the DOL Released

Vertex Systems

By comparison, the percentage of persons with no disability in the The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics has released disability employment statistics for July showing that the percentage of people with disabilities in the labor force was 21.2.

June Disability Employment Statistics

Vertex Systems

By comparison, the percentage of persons with no disability in the labor force was 70.2. In June 2011, the percentage of people with disabilities in the labor force was 21.3. The unemployment rate for those with disabilities was 16.9 percent, … Continue reading →

May 2011 Disability Employment Statistics Released

Vertex Systems

By comparison, the percentage of persons with no disability in the labor force was 69.7. According to the Department of Labor, tn May, the percentage of people with disabilities in the labor force was 21.1. The unemployment rate for those … Continue reading →

Mobile Social Networking Usage Soars [STATS]

AFP Blog

Mobile Social Networking Usage Soars [STATS]: "Digital measurement firm comScore released a study today highlighting the rise in social media access via mobile phones and offering some comparison metrics for some of the biggest social networks and their usage on mobile devices.".

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Top 10 Social Media Countries | Penn Olson

AFP Blog

Top 10 Social Media Countries | Penn Olson: "While the list is pretty comprehensive, one might argue that the comparison is according to absolute terms rather than population proportion (like how we compared Facebook users in Singapore and the U.S), it still works as a good indicator of the top social media countries

April Disability Unemployment Statistics

The SocialPath

By comparison, the percentage of persons with no disability in the labor force was 69.6. In April 2011, the percentage of people with disabilities in the labor force was 20.6. The unemployment rate for those with disabilities was 14.5 percent, compared with 8.4 percent for persons with no disability, not seasonally adjusted. More information is available on the US Department of Labor website.

Stay Sharp: Keeping Your Small Business Fresh in a Digital Landscape

Byte Technology

It could be as easy as hover magnification over your product images to offering comparison shopping on similar products.

4 Things Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Online Donors

Connection Cafe

By comparison, only 29% of online only donors were 65 or older while 58% of offline only donors are represented in these age brackets. This tends to skew income comparisons with older donors across giving channels.

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5 Facts About Online Average Gift Size

Connection Cafe

As a point of comparison, in 2016 the median offline gift less than $1,000 was $20. I have a confession to make. I used to believe that online average gift size was a vanity metric.

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Facebook is Great, but Does it Really Work for Fundraising?

NetWits

By comparison only 70% of small businesses use Facebook as part of their online strategy. Last weeks post highlighting a few statistics from the business world seems to have resonated with readers here.

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How to Use CRM + Donor Management Software to Talk to Anyone

EveryAction

Great CRM software offers more robust reporting that allows you to run email comparisons, show how your messages perform over time, and provide an overview of your email program as a whole - preferably all in one dashboard.

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Life after Common Ground: Part 6 – Apsona

Judi Sohn

Both applications are generously donated by their developers to non-profit organizations, so there’s no comparison on price. This post is part 6 in a series of articles pointing out what’s cool about some of my favorite Salesforce apps for nonprofits.

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Infographic: Are +Post Ads The Future?

TechImpact

Google+’s active user base pales in comparison to Twitter and Facebook. In your nonprofit’s content marketing efforts, do you prioritize your Google+ page? Chances are pretty good you don’t.

Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems

Robert Weiner

The guide presents detailed comparisons of 33 donor databases that cost less than $4,250 in the first year. It includes a high-level overview of common features, comparisons and summaries of the systems they reviewed, recommendations for which systems might be suited to a variety of nonprofit scenarios, and a directory of consultants who can help you select a database. Our friends at Idealware and NTEN have released their Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems.

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Overcoming Declining Nonprofit Website Traffic

Connection Cafe

Assuming you’re using Google Analytics*, here are 4 steps you can take: Year-Over-Year Comparison. Setup Google Analytics to do a year-over-year comparison. But know seasonal events/activities could affect that comparison.

The Idealware Research Fund

Robert Weiner

In addition, since Idealware must maintain its independence in order to produce their high-quality, unbiased reports and product comparisons, some potential funding sources are simply off limits. Our friends at Idealware (a nonprofit technology resource provider) have created a new fund to support their research. Many of Idealware's reports have been funded by foundations and some have had corporate sponsorship (and some are commissioned by TechSoup.org too).

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It Slices, It Dices … It’s Google Analytics Advanced Segments!

NetWits

For example, you can take a chart of average visit duration and segment it into New Visitors and Returning Visitors, and see an interesting comparison on the engagement of your repeat traffic versus new traffic.

5 Instagram Ideas for Nonprofits to Boost Followers and Engagement

Connection Cafe

For comparison, during that same time we gained half as many new Twitter followers. At the Lupus Foundation of America , we’ve been active on Instagram since 2013, though until recently, it was not a central part of our organization’s social media strategy.

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Predictive Modeling for Future Peer to Peer Fundraising Events

Connection Cafe

We used Blackbaud data to pull together this model specifically for walks without a registration fee and it does help set a good stage for comparison, especially for new events without historical data. Predictive Modeling uses “big data” to help predict the future.

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Online Benchmark Reveals Key Insights for Nonprofits in 2017

Connection Cafe

3 Benchmark Insights for Nonprofits in 2017: Note: Any industry benchmark report should be used for comparison, but it’s only one of many data points you should consider.

5 Web Reports Every Nonprofit Should Know

NetWits

Although a great report in itself, I suggest opening the date range filter to include “past comparison,&# for year to year comparison (if you have previous year’s data). Use this comparison to survey peaks and valleys of traffic.

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Video Fridays #24 – Catching Up

NCE Social Media

And a comparison chart of ten of the top email marketing tool features can be found here. Seth Godin has a great blog post on how to catch up if your company (or agency) has not embraced technology as a means for communication. It’s not too late! One of the points he makes includes using bulk email tools and he mentions MailChimp specifically. Email marketing through tools such as MailChimp can be a low-cost communication tool that you should be using.

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