Thu.Jun 07, 2012

Boost Online Fundraising with Mid-Year Revenue Spikes

NetWits

Download the complete 2011 Online Giving Report to learn more about the 13% YoY growth, double-digit growth since 2009 and the top reasons your nonprofit should invest in its online fundraising program. Download the report now! .

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The Unexpected Benefits From Content Curation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

By the time you read this post, I’ll be somewhere in the air between California and India to facilitate a “Networked NGO” training for NGOs in India that are Packard Foundation grantees. More about that later. But I have some exciting news!

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E-books for Social Strategy

Connection Cafe

Author: Seth Merritt. E-books and e-readers are a growing part of the attention ecosystem. Long-form journalism is finding new legs through social recommendation (#longform, #longreads) and time-shifting apps. Nonprofits struggling to communicate complex issues in 140 characters can benefit from deploying e-books and other long-form content as part of a thoughtful mobile and social media strategy. Who is reading?

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How To Plan a Successful Hybrid Program

SocialFish

Hybrid events are changing. They began as an alternative way to connect a remote audience to a live, in-person event. However, organizations soon realized that providing remote attendees “a seat in the back of the room” does not translate to a compelling online experience.

Storm the Castle! Staging an IT Coup in 5 Steps

NTEN

Jeremiah Dunham. President. Design-PT, Inc. We want the IT Department to have a seat at the leadership table. You want the IT Department to have a seat at the leadership table. What about your leadership? Here’s the situation: You are the IT person in your organization, but you don't have a seat at the decision-making table or you don’t feel that IT gets the respect it deserves.

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Book Highlights: The Art Of Being Unreasonable

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Early on in Eli Broad's new book, The Art of Being Unresaonable , he reminds us of the power of a child's instinctive asking, " Why not? Unfortunately, most adults lose that habit and Broad goes on to explain that it was his continuing to ask "Why not?"

Lame spams of the day: LinkedIn phishing

Robert Weiner

The recent theft of passwords from LinkedIn prompted me to post these spams masquerading as messages from that firm. The first one made no attempt beyond the Sender name to look like it came from LinkedIn. The others made a minimal attempt to look like a LinkedIn message and all look like they came from the same source. Sender: messages-noreply@bounce.linkedin.com on behalf of LinkedIn (welcome@linkedin.com). Subject: Fwd: Wire Transfer (65483QW63).

Nonprofits Live: User-Generated Content Recap

Tech Soup Blog

In this edition of TechSoup's Nonprofits Live, our guests spoke about why they employ user-generated content and how they tap into their communities for it. We welcomed the following experts: Amy Sample Ward , Membership Director of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN).

Visual Thinking: A Challenge for Our Sector

NTEN

Emily Comisar. Manager of National Projects. NEXT: A Division of Birthright Israel Foundation. Conveying ideas through imagery doesn't have to involve the expertise of a trained designer. The basic tools are already in our arsenal: circles, squares, arrows, even smiley faces. If I told you that we could find new expressions of Jewish communal work using this image as our inspiration, you'd probably think I was crazy: That's right, square plus triangle equals circle.

Is Social Media Right for Your Organization?

AFP Blog

Is Social Media Right for Your Organization? Last month, an anonymous reader asked this question in response to "Who's in Charge of Communications These Days?" The article confirms what I already knew: my all volunteer group is going to whither on the vine because we have no staff at all. I am 56, not of the social media generation and have to choose between my existing duties (running our small cat rescue) I can't be monitoring 4 different social media sites, blogging & doing what I need.

Get Shredded Over Text Message with Jillian Michaels

Mobile Commons

Fitness guru Jillian Michaels is jump-squatting out of the pages of magazines and right into your mobile phone. She’s helping people stay fit with a series of daily motivating text messages.

4 Ground Rules of Facebook Fundraising : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

4 Ground Rules of Facebook Fundraising : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success : The following is based on the Derrick Feldmann's session, "4 Ground Rules of Facebook Fundraising — Hint: Fundraising is Not the Primary Goal," which he presented yesterday afternoon at the AFP TechKnow ConferenceOpens in a new window in Orlando, Fla

Nonprofits Live: Gaming Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Gaming was the focus of this edition of Nonprofits Live (NPLive). It's only natural that organizations embracing technology to achieve their missions might explore the potential of gaming for good. Our featured gaming experts were: Michelle Byrd, co-president of Games for Change.

Virtual game of life | Bangkok Post: business

AFP Blog

Virtual game of life | Bangkok Post: business : Lessons learned in the world of video shoot-em-ups and simulations, it turns out, could have some powerful practical applications in the game of life. The belief has given rise to a new field of research, which the IT industry has dubbed "gamification". The idea is to apply game-design thinking to non-game applications, explains Carlos Dominguez, a senior vice-president of Cisco Systems, the US-based networking firm.

Nonprofits Live: DIY Blogging Recap

Tech Soup Blog

As part of TechSoup's do-it-yourself month, Nonprofits Live (NPLive) featured a discussion of blogging. Blogging is a great way for organizations to communicate and establish themselves as thought leaders. NPLive's guests were: Rosetta Thurman , blogger and author.

Get Yourself Connected (in the Field): Know Your Options

NTEN

It doesn't do much good to send staff out into the field with the latest gadgets if they can't get connected. Keith Robertory, Disaster Services Technology Manager for the American Red Cross, will walk you through the options at our upcoming webinar, "Nonprofit Field Work Connectivity Options". Learn more and register today >> Extending technology out to the field requires a balance of cost versus connectivity.