Thu.May 17, 2012

7 Secrets to Increasing Online Fundraising Results and Wowing Donors

NetWits

Download the complete 2011 Online Fundraising 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! .

Why Your Social Media Efforts Aren’t Working

SocialFish

This great slide deck By Olivier Blanchard from FusionMex, where Jamie spoke recently , is chock full of what you need to know about why your social media efforts are stalling. Tak a few minutes to read through this – then read through it again. Fusionmex lecture #103.

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Generation Rwanda: Two Stories

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As part of the ACE Leadership Training, we had several site visits to bring some of the real world into our discussions. The group visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial.

Social Media Bechmarks for Smaller Organizations

NTEN

When it comes to technology, it's often assumed that smaller organizations just don't have the resources to use the tools and services that larger nonprofits do. Fancy databases? Too expensive. Up-to-date computers on a working network? Not enough tech savvy staff to keep it going.

The Power of Thank You Letters

Connection Cafe

Author: Jonathan Weldon. There have been a number of posts recently about the power and importance of donor thank you letters.

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How to “get” social media

John Haydon

If you think you can successfully promote your nonprofit on Facebook and Twitter without using it personally, you’re missing the boat. The best way to truly “get” Facebook and Twitter the way your fans do, is to go beyond reading a book.

Upcoming Webinar on May 24: Better Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint

Tech Soup Blog

If you read our recent blog post Does Microsoft Office SmartArt make you smarter?, you are in for a treat. On Thursday, May 24 at 11 a.m. Pacific, we will be holding a live webinar that will be covering SmartArt, Creating Better Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint. Register today as space is limited. During this free webinar, we will hear from TechSoup's Elliot Harmon and Microsoft’s Doug Thomas on ways to enhance the effectiveness of your presentations.

What is the Value of the Cloud for CSOs in the Developing World?

NTEN

Keisha Taylor. Communications Manager. GuideStar International. The Cloud is channelling the creativity of developers in the developing world despite the absence of sufficient infrastructure. There has been a lot of talk lately about the benefits of Cloud computing to the nonprofit sector, but many CSOs in the developing world are unaware of how important this technology is quickly becoming.

Lame spam of the day: May be try it?

Robert Weiner

This one purports to come from LinkedIn. It has the familiar blue line and uses their font (but not their logo). But the sender name shows clearly that it didn't come from LinkedIn and there's no way the text could be seen as a legitimate LinkedIn message.

Upcoming Webinar on May 24: Better Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint

Tech Soup Blog

If you read our recent blog post Does Microsoft Office SmartArt make you smarter?, you are in for a treat. On Thursday, May 24 at 11 a.m. Pacific, we will be holding a live webinar that will be covering SmartArt, Creating Better Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint. Register today as space is limited. During this free webinar, we will hear from TechSoup's Elliot Harmon and Microsoft’s Doug Thomas on ways to enhance the effectiveness of your presentations.