End of Year, the Ocean Conservancy Way

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How did the Ocean Conservancy pull off a wildly successful end of year campaign? Annual Fund Fundraising Stewardship end of year fundraising Impact Award multichannel fundraising Ocean ConservancySara Thomas tells you their secrets.

Is your Digital Strategy Conservative or Revolutionary?

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The five levels of the vision matrix are: Conservative – Traditional, restricted, or protected approach. But over time, revolutionary becomes conservative, so to be a bold organization 5 years from now you may have to strive for what is visionary or revolutionary practice now. So, what does staff professional development look like on our vision matrix from Conservative to Revolutionary ? Conservative: Staff should already know this stuff.


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Designing for Good: Central Park Conservancy

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This week, we’re talking with Ryan Chung , Bo Bell , Sol Salgar, and Carla Perez of Central Park Conservancy (CPC) in New York City. Designing for Good: Some of the world’s most talented designers are inspiring others, provoking change, and even saving lives for nonprofits. In this series, we chat with these innovators about their inspirations, challenges, and favorite tools.

Miradi and Conservation

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I was just able to attend an exciting conference in Vancouver, ConEx, the Conservation Learning Exchange. It was organized by The Nature Conservancy, but had folks from many of the other leading groups. For me, it was a chance to meet practitioners using our Miradi conservation project management software. Right before I went to the conference I received a copy of the Proceedings of the Appalachian Salamander Conservation Workshop, held this past May.

Measuring Conservation Effectiveness

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The people attending all believe that we have to focus much more on conservation outcomes: are there more tigers? It was exciting for me to participate in this meeting , which was roughly balanced between funders and conservation groups. At a two-day event at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation on changing an entire movement. are there more gorillas? Nick Salafsky used the death of George Washington as an example of what happens when you don't use evidence in making decisions.

Conservation Planners Use Benetech's Miradi Software to Help Save Reefs in Guam

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Elaina Todd, an environmental planner who develops social marketing campaigns with the nonprofit conservation group Rare, is profiled in our most recent case study for Benetech’s Miradi software. Miradi, is used by nature conservation practitioners around the world to design, manage, monitor and learn from their projects. Rare has embedded core Miradi functions into their standardized marketing methodology which is used to design conservation campaigns in 50 countries.

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The Nature Conservancy - The Nature Conservancy Rings in a Solar New Year

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The Nature Conservancy - The Nature Conservancy Rings in a Solar New Year: "The Nature Conservancy Rings in a Solar New YearNew Photovoltaic System Advances Group's Quest for SustainabilityHONOLULU, HAWAI'I — January 5, 2009 — The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i will ring in the New Year equipped with a state-of-the-art photovoltaic (PV) system that allows the non-profit to generate clean energy

Ocean Conservancy | Beaconfire Wire

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» Ocean Conservancy Posted Thursday, February 14th, 2008 at 12:34 pm by Lynn (39 posts) I’m very pleased to announce that Beaconfire has been chosen by Ocean Conservancy to design and develop an online tool for their International Coastal Cleanup program. Ocean Conservancy collects data about the trash that’s picked up and produces reports that are leveraged in education and research programs.

The Nature Conservancy Grew Its Mobile List 800% with One Simple Change

Mobile Commons

That’s exactly what happened to Ethan Kearns, Mobile Manager at The Nature Conservancy , who didn’t quite meet his 2015 mobile goals. “We And now, at the start of 2017, The Nature Conservancy has over 43,000 mobile numbers. But The Nature Conservancy was naturally hesitant to add additional fields to their forms. The Nature Conservancy saw that the average donor with a mobile number was giving significantly more than the average donor without one.

Innovative Giving: The Nature Conservancy and (Lil) Green Patch | An Itinerant Mind | Fast Company

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Innovative Giving: The Nature Conservancy and (Lil) Green Patch | An Itinerant Mind | Fast Company: "Innovative Giving: The Nature Conservancy and (Lil) Green Patch| posted by Saabira Chaudhuri(Ed. Note: This is the first of six stories about innovative ways to give back during this holiday season. Check back tomorrow and the rest of the week for the next installments

Social Innovation Conservations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social Innovation Conversations in an initiative of the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Social Innovation Conversations is also part of the Conversations Network , an online platform for podcast distribution. It is described as: The Social Innovation Podcasting Channel is an open and collaborative online platform for cross-sector and multidisciplinary learning for social change. I've just discovered this series and it is quite good.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of workforce development, community service, and conservation. Attendees include approximately 200 Directors and senior staff from Service and Conservation Corps across the country; officials from federal agencies; representatives from philanthropic foundations; and friends and supporters of the Corps movement. It's finally here!

League of Conservation Voters Uses A/B Testing to Learn More About Their Supporters

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The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) used A/B testing to find out what type of messages motivated their audience to action. More About the League of Conservation Voters LCV has had success with mobile in the past – using it to get out the vote in a midterm election. The post League of Conservation Voters Uses A/B Testing to Learn More About Their Supporters appeared first on Mobile Commons.

Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP


You can also pick a broader name like The President’s Circle, The Conservation Society, or the Leadership Club. By focusing a little extra energy on your mid-level donors, you can raise more money and create a quality pipeline for your major gifts officers. Successful mid-level donor programs are all about providing donors with a personal touch while maintaining the analytic discipline that allows you to scale your programming.

Ocean Conservancy: The Art of Social Media Experimentation, Learning, and Reflection

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Vikki Spruill, Ocean Conservancy 's President and CEO and members of her communications team, Laura Burton Capps, and Dove Coggeshall about their recent experiments and learning on Facebook. The Ocean Conservancy is dedicated to the goal of a healthy ocean by increasing public awareness of ocean issues and bringing significant changes to the way oceans are managed. Facebook was an uncharted territory for the Ocean Conservancy.

Fundraise Across Borders with International Giving on EveryAction


based nonprofits working in the areas of international development, refugee services, and environmental conservation, among other sectors, perform a significant amount of work and raise a significant amount of money in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada. Many large U.S.

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: The Nature Conservancy

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Organization: The Nature Conservancy. Organization Size: +1 million members, +3800 staff. Name: Amy Ganderson. Title: Associate Director, Digital Marketing. Website: www.nature.org. Mobile: m.nature.org. Blog: blog.nature.org. Facebook: facebook.com/thenatureconservancy. Twitter: twitter.com/nature_org. YouTube: youtube.com/natureconservancy. Flickr: flickr.com/groups/thenatureconservancy. What was the very first social media tool your organization utilized, and when?

Building your Donor base on Facebook - The Nature Conservancy's experience.

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The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a 501(c)3 organization that works in the U.S. Jonathon - No, the Conservancy was not involved with the creation of (Lil) Green Patch. At that point, (Lil) Green Patch already said that they were going to donate a share of their advertising revenue to the Conservancy, but had trouble connecting with the right people in our organization. The Conservancy is in no way involved with the ongoing maintenance nor development of (Lil) Green Patch.

Digital Inclusion, Energy Conservation, and Accessibility Play Major Roles at Mobile World Congress

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Mobile World Congress (MWC), which is held annually in Barcelona, Spain, sets the tone for the mobile industry for the coming year. It also influences other areas of the tech world and other industries — including the social sector. This year's MWC, held March 2 through 5, was especially focused on inclusion, connectivity, and building bridges through technology. MWC generally also has a strong showing of green technology, and this year's show was no exception.

Adobe Show Your Impact Feature: The Alliance for Tompotika Conservation

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This week, we are featuring the Alliance for Tompotika Conservation (AlTo), the winner of the Environment category in the print and photo category. They are an international nonprofit dedicated to conserving the natural heritage of the Mt. Last month, TechSoup and Adobe announced the winners of the Adobe Show Your Impact design contest.

The Path to Survival: Relocalization, Water Conservation and Heirloom Preservation

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Water conservation is an absolute must. But conservation has to go hand-in-hand with a concerted effort to decrease the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change." Thanks to a referral from fellow BlogHer, Tara Hunt , I had the opportunity to fill in for a panelist at the Bioneers Conference yesterday--an annual meeting of environmental and social justice activists. For me, the highlight of the day was hearing Winona LaDuke's talk, "Seeds the Creator Gave Us."

An Interview with Susan Citro and Evan Parker about Nature Conservancy's Flickr Group

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The Nature Conservancy has used Flickr Group to host a photo contest on its Web site. Here's an interview with Nature Conservancy staff members Evan Parker and Susan Citro about how the organization is using Flickr. The grand prize for one category is being featured on the home page of Nature.org, and the winner of the other category is featured in the Conservancy's annual calendar.).

CASE STUDY: Marine Conservation Group Wins Victory with Care2 - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


60) Search « Building a Successful Internet Presence | Main | Biggest Bang for Your Buck » Friday Aug 17 2007 CASE STUDY: Marine Conservation Group Wins Victory with Care2 Friday, August 17, 2007 at 11:31AM | by Eric Rardin The Challenge: In the closing weeks of the 110th Congress in late 2006, lawmakers were readying for a vote on legislation that would weaken protection of key fish populations in U.S.

Did you know the Bronx Zoo is run by one of the oldest conservation organizations in the United States?

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Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, saves wildlife and wild lands. They do so through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks. The redesigned WCS site highlights and showcases the fine conservation work they do and addresses their goal of focusing the site on fundraising and relationship-building with users.


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I'm excited because it's another example of top-quality software created by our technical team in partnership with the conservation movement. Here's more information: Benetech and the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) have released Miradi, a user-friendly software program that allows nature conservation practitioners to design, manage, monitor, and learn from their projects to more effectively meet their conservation goals.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » I’m a Progressive. I’m a Conservative.

See What's Out There

I’m a Conservative. Home • About Us Mission Team News Partners Careers • Services Overview Interactive Marketing Video Web Design and Development • Clients Clients List Client Login • Resources Overview Events YouTube for Nonprofits Guide to Online Video Video FAQs Our Blog • Contact POSTED BY Michael Hoffman NOV 15, 2007 I’m a Progressive. A commentator on YouTube said that the best thing those Mac/PC ads have been good for is a template for parody. How true!

Interview: Kedar Iyer, PickyPolly

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Tags: interview application conservation engagement environment innovation mobile


Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Our core beta testers are drawn from the Conservation Measures Partnership , coalition of the leading biodiversity groups (such as The Nature Conservancy, WWF and WCS). Our new environmental project management software, Miradi , just went into its beta testing. I thought that meant a small beta test, but it turns out that we already have testers registered from 16 different countries on 6 different continents!

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Meet the EveryAction Team 2018


I mainly work with clients in the climate and conservation space, but have recently taken on international aid organizations as well. At EveryAction we’re on a mission to provide nonprofits with best-in-class fundraising, engagement, and advocacy tools, but we like to think that we’re a pretty fun place to work, too.

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Reader Beware, You're in for a Scare: 4th Annual Nonprofit Halloween Celebration


They work on a variety of issues related to animal welfare including political advocacy, wildlife conservation, wildlife crime, and more. Happy Halloween from all of us at EveryAction! Every year we celebrate by dressing up as some of our favorite nonprofit organizations as a way to recognize their incredible work and commemorate the start of end-of-year fundraising campaigns. So without further ado, here are some of this year's favorites. Drumroll please.

NetCentric Advocacy: Birdcinema: New way to build birding community!

Network-Centric Advocacy

how are the groups you are working on lands conservation, birding, habitat conservation posting something visual and compelling out there? Figure out how to get conservation ads on this site. how are the groups you are working on lands conservation, birding, habitat conservation posting something visual and compelling out there? Figure out how to get conservation ads on this site. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

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


Planned gifts are worth investing in One case study in the report is the Nature Conservancy, an environmental nonprofit which began investing heavily in a planned giving program during the early 1980s. Training and team structure is key Another lesson learned by the Nature Conservancy over decades of planned giving work was that structuring their planned giving team around different types of planned gifts was more effective than dividing fundraisers based on geography.

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Attendees include approximately 200 Directors and senior staff from Service and Conservation Corps across the country; officials from federal agencies; representatives from philanthropic foundations; and friends and supporters of the Corps movement. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country!

Sneak Peek: The Science Behind Engaging Your Supporters


I have a bizarrely diverse background in talking to supporters—from doing constituent communications for Bernie Sanders, to working in online advocacy, to doing integrated membership and philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy, to doing nonprofit brand and messaging work for PR firm. If you've been keeping up with EveryAction, you're familiar with our recent development series, "New Year, New Heights."

5 Features Environmental Organizations Need From Their CRM


Beautiful Forms Donors who support conservation efforts are keenly appreciative of the beauty found in the natural world around them, and they look for you to demonstrate that you understand this by providing an aesthetically pleasing user experience when interacting with your materials, such as donation forms.

2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference Pre-Party

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Rachel Weidinger from Ocean Conservancy , and Lara Franklin from TechSoup Global, kicked off the ignite presentations by speaking about communications strategy for nonprofits, specifically making the most of email lists. nonprofits TechSoup 12NTC nonprofit NTEN 501 TechClub Ocean Conservancy Earthjustice NTC

The New Miradi

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So we’re especially proud to announce the launch of Miradi version 3, the enhanced version of our user-friendly environmental conservation software. Miradi gives conservation planners cutting edge tools to design, manage, monitor and learn from their projects. The software also helps conservation teams prioritize environmental threats, develop objectives and actions, and select monitoring indicators to assess the effectiveness of their strategies.

Microsites and Landing Pages at the Bridge Conference | Beaconfire Wire

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AdWords: the anti-banner » Microsites and Landing Pages at the Bridge Conference Posted Friday, August 1st, 2008 at 10:00 am by Elizabeth (27 posts) Beaconfire VP Michael Cervino , Felicia Carr, Director of Online Communications for the National Parks Conservation Association , and Vinnie Wishrad, Director of Membership & Community at Conservation International joined forces to present a session on microsites and landing pages at the recent Bridge Conference.

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Fan of a Fan | Beaconfire Wire

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Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed? 06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

Beaconfire goes to the Zoo | Beaconfire Wire

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Beaconfire is helping WCS find a new content management system that will power their family of Web sites for The Bronx Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society main site, and 4 other NYC urban wildlife parks. In July, I reported on a new project with the Wildlife Conservation Society. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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Smithsonian launches Kickstarter to 'reboot' Neil Armstrong spacesuit display | collectSPACE

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Smithsonian launches Kickstarter to 'reboot' Neil Armstrong spacesuit display | collectSPACE : "July 20, 2015 — The Smithsonian launched its first-ever crowdfunding campaign on Monday (July 20) in an effort to preserve, conserve and display the spacesuit that Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong wore while becoming the first man to walk on the moon. " 'via Blog this

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development


Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

NRDC Research Study: Is Your Server Room Being Overlooked?

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GreenTech Hardware Servers Technology Assessment Energy conservation Green IT VirtualizationThe Natural Resources Defense Council is conducting a survey to determine whether efficient server technologies (for example, virtualization) have penetrated the small server room market. It is looking for people in nonprofits and libraries that have servers and who would be willing to do a short interview with Drew Bennett of NRDC sometime in May to tell your story.