Mon.Dec 19, 2011

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Building a social business starts on the inside

SocialFish

LOVE this slide deck by the always brilliant Lee Bryant , whom we quote in Humanize. Do you have a social intranet? Are you considering how network effects can help your work internally? Social Intranets in Social Business. View more presentations from Lee Bryant.

17 Ways to Resuscitate a Fading Facebook Page

John Haydon

If your Facebook Page no longer has the growth and activity it did when you first launched the Page, you’re not alone. Many nonprofits have experienced the similar flatlining due to shifting priorities, turnover, or ineffective strategies.

Even better volunteer management

GroundWire

We're on a roll! After less than two months since our last major release we're at it again. Now available for install is version 2.0 of Volunteers for Salesforce , the best volunteer management app available for Salesforce.

Putting Your Twitter Followers on the Map, Literally

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

TweepsMap is an interesting Twitter app that will put your followers on a map of the world, literally. It analyzes the percentage of total followers from countries, states, and cities.

A Voice for the Voiceless: An Innovative Facebook Advocacy Campaign

Frogloop

There are more than 6 million ”untouchables”, Dalits, living in Nepal today. Branded worthless from the day they are born, they are shunned by society, treated inhumanely and allowed to carry out only the most lowly of jobs, such as the cleaning of human waste and digging of graves.

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Keep it Simple

Connection Cafe

Author: Sally Heaven. The end is upon us! The end of 2011, that is. Ken Cantu shared an easy-peasy template last week to help you build an End-of-Year-Fundraising email message. And one of the most important things he said was "keep it simple!".

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Year-end donation processing

Robert Weiner

As the calendar year draws to an end, charities (and ideally, donors) are focused on year-end donations and tax deductions. Here are a few scenarios for U.S. charities to keep in mind. Note: I am not a lawyer. When in doubt, contact an attorney who specializes in nonprofit law or contact the IRS for a ruling. ). Let's say the following donations will be processed by different nonprofits in the United States on Jan.

Crowdsourced Health Reports Make a Difference in Detroit

Mobile Commons

More and more, the way we talk about journalism is changing. Traditional print media are being joined by Google searches, whistle-blowing bloggers, and something near and dear to our hearts at Mobile Commons: crowdsourcing.

Multiple Constituent Groups, One Database: Case Studies

Idealware

PublishDate: December 2011. Author: Chris Bernard. Written by Idealware's senior editor Chris Bernard, these three case studies illustrate the article " Multiple Constituent Groups, One Database? How to Track Everyone Who’s Anyone to You ," and were originally published with it in the December issue of the NTEN:Change journal. Fight Colorectal Cancer. $1 1 Million budget. Seven staff.

Blackbaud Index for October 2011

NonProfit Trends

The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving provide fundraisers with up-to-date data on fundraising trends and to couple that information with valuable analysis by leaders in the sector. Blackbaud updates these indices each month and they are based on a three-month moving average of year- over-year percent changes in revenue. This makes them less sensitive to small timing issues or large fluctuations over a short period of time.

Need Help With Event Planning?

Wild Apricot Blog

If you are new to events and need some help with next year's planning, here are some resources to help you get started. events event management

A Holiday Season without Mr. Scrooge

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Travis Butterfield , Project Coordinator, Marketing/Communications. ASU Lodestar Center. "At

TechSoup Holiday Hours

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup offices and Client Services will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 23, through Monday, January 2, 2012. Please Note: Donation requests will not be processed during our holiday break.

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Silicon Valley Scion Aims to 'Reboot' Tech-Sector Giving - Philanthropy Today - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Take Charge of Your Mailings with Pitney Bowes

Tech Soup Blog

New at TechSoup: Save your nonprofit or library time and energy by sending newsletters, bulletins, and other mailings with discounted postal rates and meters from Pitney Bowes. All the offerings in this donation program let you take advantage of the USPS Commercial-Based Pricing program (an average savings of about 5 percent). But: the real savings in moving your mailing services in-house is getting back the time it used to take to presort mail and apply postage by hand.

CharityVillage? Research: Seven Social Fundraising Stories for the Holidays

AFP Blog

CharityVillage Research: Seven Social Fundraising Stories for the Holidays : It's an understatement to say that the end of the year is a busy time for the charitable sector. Many charities and nonprofits can anticipate raising a third of their annual overall online donations in December alone. It shouldn't surprise you to hear that the last two days of the year are when most organizations also experience the heaviest volume of online giving.

Multiple Constituent Groups, One Database? How to Track Everyone Who’s Anyone to You

Idealware

PublishDate: December 2011. Author: Laura S. Quinn. This article was originally published in the December issue of the NTEN:Change journal.)

Japan Tops the List of Fastest-Rising Charitable Google Searches in 2011 - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Japan Tops the List of Fastest-Rising Charitable Google Searches in 2011 - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : Google this week released its annual Zeitgeist report, which tallies the 10 most popular and fastest-rising searches in a wide range of categories. To come up with the fastest-rising terms, it compared searches this year to those in 2010

Daily DoGooder: A Number of Thanks

See What's Out There

Change the world, one video at a time.A Number of Thanks | 1:39 Earthjustice This thank you video from Earthjustice is an impressive tally of the organization’s work, accompanied by imagery reminding us of the ‘natural’ cause for environmental concern—the natural world itself. Nonprofits also need supporters and benefactors who share their reasoning and concern. This [.]. Daily DoGooder

In Its Fifth Year, an 'Awesome' Video Challenge to Aid Charities - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

In Its Fifth Year, an 'Awesome' Video Challenge to Aid Charities - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : The brothers, who are professional video bloggers (John Green is also a novelist and Hank Green is also a musician and an environmental writer) raised more than $100,000 for charities during the event last year and attracted 10 million views to videos about charities.

SAP Gives Back

Tech Soup Blog

SAP is helping to make a difference in the nonprofit and library community through their donation program here at TechSoup. Their business intelligence products let organizations create interactive reports and presentations, while their cloud-based tools help enable group decision making.