3 Steps to Creating Your Perfect Advocacy Fundraising Moment

Connection Cafe

That’s where creating your own advocacy moment comes in. So here are just three steps you can take to create your own advocacy fundraising moment: Using Action-Oriented Communication to Prime Your Moment. WEBINAR: Create Your Own Fundraising Moment.

Creating the Perfect Volunteer Recruitment Page (& Start a Great Relationship)

Connection Cafe

“It’s not me. It’s you.” . No, it’s not a bad breakup. In fact, it’s just the opposite – the beginning of a great relationship. . When recruiting a new volunteer to your organization, it should begin just like that great first or second date.

Giving Tuesday: Steps to Create a Stellar Campaign

Connection Cafe

Created by 92nd Street Y , a cultural center in New York City focused on bringing people together around the values of giving back, #GivingTuesday is now a global movement that connects individuals, communities, and organizations around the world to celebrate and encourage giving.

How To Help Volunteers Create Crowdfunding Campaigns

VolunteerMark

Nonprofits rely heavily on the generosity of donors. A common, but detrimental, practice of charities is to return to the same small pool of supporters over and over again to ask for funds or volunteer hours.

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Creating Your Own Lens: 4 Tips for Evaluating Fundraising Advice

Connection Cafe

Rather than ignore all advice or grow frustrated by the differing opinions, keep reading — it expands your mind—but create your own lens for evaluating advice. If you’re like me, you probably receive a number of e-newsletters related to fundraising , as well as a print publication or two.

Creating Healthy Nonprofits in Silicon Valley

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Creating Healthy Nonprofits in Silicon Valley. And how might we help bring these two groups together to create healthier nonprofits, healthier networks, and ultimately, healthier communities? Guest Post By Heather McLeod Grant.

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3 Ways To Create Better Content Marketing

TechImpact

Create content that your target audience cares about, and can use in their every day life. Here are 3 ways your nonprofit should start thinking about content marketing to start seeing more interaction, and start creating better content. The premise seems simple enough.

4 Steps to Creating Your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy

Connection Cafe

These are all potential opportunities for your organization to tell stories that showcase the ways in which your organization has created impact and benefited from donor support. I recommend creating a master spreadsheet or document of all the important dates throughout the year and keep track of the key opportunities for your nonprofit to insert its voice. Step 4: Create Your Plan. Once you have completed Steps 1 to 3, you are ready to create your storytelling plan.

5 Tips to Create a More Persuasive Fundraising Letter

Vertex Systems

Many print-shops offer something called “variable data printing.” Using computers connected to their digital printers, they can create different versions of the same donation request letter. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. .

Four Tips to Help Nonprofit Marketing Departments Create a Culture of Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

This gets to the heart of the best practices that are needed to create a culture of philanthropy within anonprofit organization. It also creates a problem internally where turf wars and a noncollaborative environment lead to frustration, burnout, and staff turnover.

Boulder-Based Company Creates Software to Help Haitian Children

VisionLink

Smart Selling: Tips for Creating a Successful E-Commerce Site

Byte Technology

Doing so helps build authority in whatever product line you’re in and creates a definite sense of credibility. Create Amazing Category Pages. Don’t use the same verbiage as the manufacturer does or rely on generic descriptions, but rather create text that really speaks to the customer.

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Creating An Editorial Calendar For Your Nonprofit

TechImpact

Here are a few considerations from Salsa Labs for creating an editorial calendar: Channel flexibility: Make sure the way you record your nonprofit’s posts can include social media, content channels, ads, and email marketing. Image courtesy of Leeds Arts Council.

Lights, Camera, Action! How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress

Byte Technology

And among those possibilities is the opportunity to create a video library that can really increase the profile of a site and help engage visitors on different levels. Go to the “Add New” page to create a video gallery of self-hosted choices or videos pulled from YouTube, Vimeo etc.

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Infographic: Create A Smarter Nonprofit Social Media Strategy

TechImpact

The post Infographic: Create A Smarter Nonprofit Social Media Strategy appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Tweets, posts, likes, shares, conversions, landing pages, retweets, favorites. It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin.

Creating the Right Culture at your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

If you get everything else right but have difficult processes that create a lot of red tape, guess what happens to employee satisfaction? Culture is mission. Culture is process. Culture is everything. I really do believe this. When I was a kid, culture had a very different meaning.

Video Rules: Tips for Creating “Distributed” Content that Gets Attention

Byte Technology

So she recommends creating video content designed to be viewed vertically on mobile phones and other devices. So be direct and create videos that speak to your audience matter-of-factly and in the most personal way possible.

Creating content that works

SocialFish

Creating Content (That Works) from Amy Vernon. You may remember the fabulous Amy Vernon presenting this content for one of our hottest webinars in the past. Well, here’s an updated deck for you! ——— ( photo credit ). Content Strategy

Money Matters: Creating a Donation Form for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Once you’ve installed and activated the plugin, it’s time to create your custom form. Hover over the template you want and click “Create A Donation Form.” Lastly, create customized notifications—usually done through an email sent to donors after they’ve completed the donation process—by clicking on “Settings, Notification” then “Add New Notification.”

Augmented Reality and Social Good: The Art of Creating Meaningful AR

Connection Cafe

But, is this new technology a passing fad, a mere game, or can it be leveraged to create truly meaningful experiences that shape our world for the better? Here’s an example of an AR experience we created that uses a painting as the trigger.

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6 Tips for Creating Engaging Email Newsletters

NonProfit Hub

How can you create a newsletter that keeps your audience engaged and delivers the maximum results? Don’t ever create misleading subject lines. The post 6 Tips for Creating Engaging Email Newsletters appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Sponsored by iContact.

Creating A Global Network of Capacity Builders for Social Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve always benefited from learning from colleagues who do nonprofit technology training and capacity but often we come from the same perspective.

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#GivingShoesDay Creates a Shoe-Gooder Movement on Giving Tuesday

Connection Cafe

They’ve created a campaign that focuses on connecting with women on a personal level. They created a full marketing and PR toolkit to arm their affiliates with the resources needed to be successful on the day.

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Better Blogs: 6 Tips for Creating Great Content

Byte Technology

This creates a good relationship between you and your readers and, if you’re creating interesting and engaging content, they’ll start to look forward to your next post. The post Better Blogs: 6 Tips for Creating Great Content appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog. In today’s world of blogging, it’s hard to get noticed.

Creating your Amazing Moments

Connection Cafe

” With that, I offer you 5 tips for getting the most out of your CRM system so that you can create your amazing moments: 5 Tips for Getting the most out of your CRM system. Author: Lynn Howes.

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How to Create a Twitter Moment for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

First launched in October 2015 in partnership with a select few media partners, as of September 29 all Twitter users can now create Moments. If possible, view the Moment on both desktop and mobile before experimenting with creating your own Moment.

How to Create a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign

NonProfit Hub

Create a goal to meet for a specific project you want to raise money for. The post How to Create a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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Create the Right Goals for Your Website

SocialFish

I applaud every association that successfully creates a website that is not a reflection of its org chart. Create ROI. When you create a simple self-service environment, your cost per transaction decreases over time.

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Creating a Natural Conversation on Your Donation Landing Pages

NonProfit Hub

When we ask for it out of order, we create anxiety in the mind of the person on the other side of the screen. Let’s look at a couple of experiments we conducted with nonprofit organizations to help re-order the conversation in order to create a more logical flow, and increase conversions.

Virtual currencies create pathways for people in emerging economies | TechCrunch

AFP Blog

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Six Principles For Creating A Leader's Mindset

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Communication expert Bart Egnal reveals why jargon is so prevalent in the workplace, and why it usually undermines those who use it, in his new book, Leading Through Language. Step by step, Egnal demonstrates how effective leaders reject fuzzy terminology in favor of the language of leadership.

The Importance of the Thank You: Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

NonProfit Hub

We need to foster an attitude of gratitude and create a culture of thanking our donors. To create an attitude of gratitude , consider the good ole’ fashioned 5Ws and an H: Who is involved in each step of the thank you process? Sponsored by Network for Good.

How to Create a Prosperous Fundraising Campaign

John Haydon

My son and I go camping with the Boy Scouts almost every month. Even in the winter.

6 Tips For Creating A Better Donation Form

TechImpact

Constituent relationship management (CRM) systems are very powerful tools, and allow you to create forms on your nonprofit’s website and collect data –adding to a database of donors and volunteers.

Creating an Infographic

Idealware

Infographics can be difficult to create, especially if your budget is small and your dreams are big. But every infographic creation process requires these steps: The most commonly overlooked step is probably #2.

New E-Book: Creating a Culture of Philanthropy for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the nonprofit sector, there is growing understanding about the importance of creating a culture of philanthropy to power effective fundraising. This gets to the heart of the best practices that are needed to create a culture of philanthropy within a nonprofit organization.

Creating a Connected Campus to Award More Scholarships and Improve Donor Stewardship

Connection Cafe

Creating a connected campus can streamline the administration of funds, award more students, and improve relationships with key donors. The most important component to creating a connected campus for scholarships and stewardship is data security.

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Creating A Culture of Well-being in Your Nonprofit Workplace: The First Step

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Erika approached me after the session to chat about her idea of adapting the workshop process as part of their staff retreat so staff could self-assess for burnout symptoms and then create self-care plans. Each employee created their own plan. How did your organization create it?

How to Create Deeper Relationships with Donor Communications

John Haydon

The post How to Create Deeper Relationships with Donor Communications appeared first on John Haydon. Suppose a donor calls you on the phone. Will you know who they are, instantly? Maybe: if you work at a small enough organization.

The Mobile Frontier: Create Frictionless Content and Help Members Engage

AFP Blog

The Mobile Frontier: Create Frictionless Content and Help Members Engage : "Engagement -- it’s that golden word everyone talks about and one important sign of a healthy community. Part of creating member engagement -- discussions, content creation, connections -- is removing all the barriers you can. For optimal engagement, it’s important that there’s as little friction as possible, which isn’t as hard as you’d think.