19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts


by Beth Kanter, Social Media Expert and Author of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. by Amy Sample Ward, Author of Social Change Anytime Everywhere and Membership Director at NTEN. by Carie Lewis , Director of Emerging Media at HSUSA.

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Confessions of a Former Nonprofit IT Director: Dos and Don'ts


This is a regular series in the nonprofit leadership journal. As always, no executive directors or board members were harmed in the writing of this article. DON’T lavish any love on your nonprofit techie! [Editor's note: The following is from the June 2012 issue of NTEN:Change.

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NTEN Announces Amy Sample Ward as new Chief Executive Officer


The Board of Directors of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) today announced the selection of Amy Sample Ward as NTEN’s new Chief Executive Officer. May 29, 2013. read more

Nonprofit Technology Link Love

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Nonprofit Technology Link Love July 30, 2008 Here are posts from a small sampling of bloggers I regularly read: Holly Ross shows her geek cred in a great post about DNS. Amy Sample Ward let’s us know how to give green.

Managing Conflicts of Interest: Tips for Nonprofit Leaders

Connection Cafe

If you’re involved in the leadership of a nonprofit organization, the last thing you want is a conflict-of-interest scandal to hurt the reputation of your organization. Generally, outside interests involve current or past business relationships between the nonprofit and a responsible person.

Why is the Cloud Right for Your Nonprofit?

Connection Cafe

Nonprofits are striving to invest more in their core missions, decrease the cost of operations, and ultimately execute more successfully. In other words, the cloud can provide both cost savings and innovative, integrated solutions that enable your nonprofit to be the best it can be.

Podcast: How Nonprofits Can Use LinkedIn

Amy Sample Ward

Topic : Podcast: How Nonprofits Can Use LinkedIn. Description : In this month’s edition of Social Good, Allison Fine, the host, interviews Amy Sample Ward, community development manager at TechSoup Global, and Estrella Rosenberg, founder and executive director of Big Love Little Hearts in Chicago and author of the blog Adventures in Philanthropy. Sample Ward and Ms. Date : December 2nd, 2010. Location : Online.

Congrats to Holly Ross, NTEN Executive Director for Making the NpTimes Power List

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NonProfit Times just announced its 2009 Power & Influence Top 50 , an annual list of the most influential nonprofit leaders in the sector. I agree with Amy Sample Ward , who tweeted " I'm putting I know Holly Ross on my resume ".

10 Reasons to be at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference (#14NTC)

Connection Cafe

We’re one month out from NTEN’s annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in Washington, DC. The official hashtag, #14NTC , is starting to buzz on Twitter, and I’m getting hyped about connecting with nonprofit leaders from around the globe!

How to Make Your Nonprofit Recession-Proof: Perfect Your Operating Reserves Policy

Blue Fox

Is your nonprofit ready? I think my operations coordinator found a sample on some website. Look, it’s helpful that your nonprofit found a sample policy on the interwebs for free. But that’s all it is – a sample. If you have a sample, great.

[Survey] Nonprofit Content Marketing – Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends for 2015

Connection Cafe

On the other hand, nonprofits produce and use content all the time in order to connect with their supporters! This year we’ll be producing the second edition of the annual report – Nonprofit Content Marketing: 2014 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends ! Nonprofit Marketing

2011 Nonprofit Day

Amy Sample Ward

Amid all these changes, what’s the role of nonprofit organizations? This panel will discuss the larger picture of movement building, nonprofit organizations, and what we can learn about recent events that change what we do and how we interact with the world we’re trying to impact. Presenters: Amy Sample Ward , Membership Director, NTEN (moderator). Noah Flower , Director of Knowledge Management, Monitor Institute. Nonprofit Day.

Open Source CRMs – people like them?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Open Source CRMs – people like them? and although the sample sizes were small, and not representative of the nonprofit sector as a whole, the people surveyed seemed to like the open source tools available. » Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology 12.14.07

Heartbeat of the Nonprofit Industry

Connection Cafe

We asked 70 nonprofit pros what they think the biggest challenge facing the sector is. Watch the video now to see what sector leaders like Kivi Leroux Miller , Amy Sample Ward , John Kenyon, David J. Author: Cheryl Black.

[Survey] Nonprofit Content Marketing – Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends for 2015

Connection Cafe

On the other hand, nonprofits produce and use content all the time in order to connect with their supporters! This year we’ll be producing the second edition of the annual report – Nonprofit Content Marketing: 2014 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends ! Why do we Need Nonprofit Content Marketing Research? In the first edition of the nonprofit content marketing report we learned that: 92% of nonprofit professionals use content marketing.

10 Ways Board Members Can Fundraise WITHOUT Asking for Money

NonProfit Hub

Rachel Muir, CFRE, is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and speaker at Cause Camp 2016. Behind her smile the development director was fuming. The post 10 Ways Board Members Can Fundraise WITHOUT Asking for Money appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Board of Directors Featured

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How to Build a Better Board and Staff Relationship

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in our Nonprofit Hub Magazine, a bi-monthly publication that features content from the best in the nonprofit industry. Fulwider related forming those good habits to other successful ventures at nonprofit organizations, like fundraising. “A

A Strategic Guide to Social Media for Nonprofits


GET THEIR COOL STRATEGIC GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NONPROFITS here. ———– Nonprofit organizations have become increasingly social over the past decade, whether they are cultivating a dedicated Facebook following or blazing a trail on new networks such as Snapchat.

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2012 North Carolina Center for Nonprofits Conference

Amy Sample Ward

Description : Given budget constraints and growing technology demands, how can the average nonprofit keep up? This session will provide a strategic look at how to integrate nonprofit communications – mobile, social, and web. Panelists will uncover how mobile is changing nonprofit communications strategies, share best practices for an integrated approach, and discuss the benefits of a communications plan. Panelists included: Shaheen Syal, Director of Communications, Z.

A Culture of Philanthropic Innovation

Connection Cafe

Many in the nonprofit sector have realized that having a mentality of scarcity leads to scarcity of success. We were joined by a great group of panelists from across the sector: Amy Sample Ward, CEO, Nonprofit Technology Network.

Expert Tips for #GivingTuesday Success

Connection Cafe

Ask them to be ready to share and challenge their friends and give them some sample social media posts they can use.

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Bitcoin for Nonprofits: Cryptocurrency Fundraising for the Future

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Alex Wilson , Director of BlockShop DC and founding partner of The Giving Block. Imagine being one of the first nonprofits to have a website or to accept credit card payments. 10-15 years ago not every nonprofit accepted credit card donations.

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Take Control of Your Data: 3 Must-Have Reporting Tools Every Nonprofit Should Have


A new year means new resolutions, and for nonprofits that often falls into the category of better fundraising practices. If you’re a nonprofit professional you know what it’s like to drown in excel spreadsheets tracking your supporters, donations, major gifts prospects, and almost anything else. From your board members requesting the latest donor stats to your digital director asking for email conversion rates, tracking your data can be hard.

Hello, Again, and Thank You!


Since March of 2011, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with countless changemakers and nonprofit leaders in my role as NTEN’s Membership Director. My work will certainly be changing with this new role, but I can assure you that one thing remains very much the same: my focus on supporting NTEN Members and the nonprofit community in truly improving our world effectively and efficiently with technology. Amy Sample Ward announcement ceo


Hot Nonprofit Marketing Jobs This Week – February 16


The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Please also include a link to your online portfolio or samples of work.

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Nonprofit Technology Celebrates International Women's Day

Tech Soup Blog

One of my great joys in my long career in nonprofit technology has been seeing the extraordinary success of so many women in our field. According to the nonprofit American Association of University Women , the U.S. Nonprofit Technology Leadership. Full disclosure.

Member Round Up: Goodbye, sluggish dog days of summer.hello, change!


ASI is a global web-based software provider for member and donor-based nonprofits. States Karsten Robbins, FirstGiving's CEO, "Together, we can offer an end-to-end fundraising and donor management solution to nonprofits, supporters and API partners that combines the latest donor-facing and administrative tools into one simple to configure and very affordable package." Check out their findings and read the full report at Constant Contact 2012 Nonprofit Pulse Survey.


How to Humanize Your Nonprofit in the Social Media Age


Next Tuesday 10/9 Jamie and I will be doing a FREE one-hour webinar in partnership with NTEN , the Nonprofit Technology Network. In fact, one of NTEN’s staff members–Amy Sample Ward, Membership Director– will be delivering the webinar with us.

Latest Association-Nonprofit Social Media Jobs


Holy moly there are a LOT of social media positions out there! Didn’t we tell you the trend is UP for social media hiring?

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5 Essential Controls for Charities during the Holiday Giving Season

Connection Cafe

For nonprofit leaders, strong controls for fraud are especially important during this time of year. In my state, Minnesota, we have a “Give to the Max Day” to encourage giving to nonprofits and schools before Thanksgiving.

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Nonprofit Crowd Funding Success Formula: Robust Planning, Networks, and Blessings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

After publishing this post about Save the Children’s Crowd Funding Campaign – where I mentioned the Dalai Lama Foundation’s successful campaign , I noticed this tweet in my stream from Brian Rusch the former deputy director for the DLF : Woohoo!

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Why Individual Giving Strategies Often Don’t Work for Communities of Color

Connection Cafe

Statistically, individual donors provide 72% of the funds for nonprofits!” This 72% statistic—or 85%, depending on the source—is for all nonprofits in general. Here are few observations I’ve noticed: “Nonprofit” is often a new concept for many communities.

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Nonprofits and Content Strategy: The Wisdom of the Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Colleague Miriam Brousseau tagged me and several other “close professional ties” asking us for resources on nonprofits and content strategy. I asked Miriam if she would summarize what she learned about nonprofits and content strategy in a guest post and here it is.

Two Free E-Books for Nonprofits on Fundraising, Marketing, and Content Strategies

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

E-Book #1: Fundraising and Marketing Tips for Nonprofits. Once you download the Fundraising Ideas e-Book you’ll gain insight into: 6 Steps to a Well-Measured Social Fundraising Campaign by Beth Kanter, Social Media Expert and Author of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit.

Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014

Tech Soup Blog

Amy Sample Ward. We lead off with Amy Sample Ward who is the executive director of NTEN , the big membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. This past year the nonprofit Raspberry Pi caught some attention.

How A Small Nonprofit Effectively Used Facebook Ads

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I haven’t seen a campaign this swift on Facebook before & thought it might be a good model for some nonprofits to follow.” Or, why test with such a small sample size. Has your nonprofit experimented with testing Facebook ads?

Book Review: The Future of Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

The Future of Nonprofits by my friends and colleagues (the very smart, charming, and innovative, David J. Moss ) is a must-read for any leader or staff member who has ambitions of being a leader at a nonprofit.

How Nonprofit CEOs Use Social Media (Enthusiastically) for Personal and Organizational Leadership

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What other executive directors in your field that you respect, follow or and feel inspired by are using social creatively? ” Udi is just one example of nonprofit CEOs and leaders who use Twitter and other social media platforms.

Mobile Innovations for Social Good


Amy Sample Ward, NetSquared. People login to our system from any place on Earth within cell reception, and constructively use small windows of spare time for science, medicine, nonprofits, government, and more. We talked to Isaac Holeman, R&D Director for FrontlineSMS:Medic for some updates from the N2Y4 Mobile Challenge first prize team: What can you look forward to soon from FrontlineSMS:Medic?

Social Media Lab: How To Become A Networked Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social Media Lab: Becoming A Networked Nonprofit. As Visiting Scholar in Nonprofits and Social Media at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, I am coaching grantee organizations and leading workshops and peer trainings on how to become a Networked Nonprofit.

What are the nonprofit management implications of Pay for Success programs?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Abby Elsener Assistant Director of Development, ASU Foundation. The blurring lines between government, nonprofit and for-profit sectors have led to innovative vehicles to fund interventions that address society’s most intractable problems.

Research Friday: Financial literacy: understanding money for today’s activities and tomorrow’s security

ASU Lodestar Center

As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. You serve on a nonprofit board of directors. Or, you are a member of management for a nonprofit organization. And your role (board or staff) determines how you contribute to the overall security of the nonprofit with which you are affiliated.

User-Generated Content: Ask Your Questions on Nonprofits Live!

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofits Live: User-Generated Content Thursday, November 17, 10 a.m. RSVP now to join us for the next episode of Nonprofits Live on user-generated content and explore the process of creating media opportunities with your community. We'll be talking with nonprofit industry leaders sharing their unique insights on content created in community. Explore common pitfalls and ask questions of our experts including: Amy Sample Ward, NTEN Membership Director.