Mon.Apr 23, 2012

The #1 Reason Nonprofit Websites Fail and How to Fix It Immediately


Everyone gets excited about redesigning their website. It’s a chance to start fresh. New ideas, a fresh design, new technology and a renewed focus on your online presence – all factors that drive peoples excitement. There’s one problem though. You’re focus is in the wrong place.

Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?


As someone who has a kid headed to college in three years, the concept of the staggering cost of a college education combined with the reality that a college degree (or even graduate degree) is no longer the guarantee of employment it used to be is one that weighs heavily on me.

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10 Things You're Doing Wrong With Social Media


PublishDate: April 2012. Author: Chris Bernard. You’re on social media—maybe Facebook, Twitter or your organization’s blog—and you’re having some success, but you know there’s room for improvement. Before you start strategizing big plans for what you might do with the tools, take a little time to consider what you’re already doing with it, and whether you’re making common mistakes that are needlessly hindering your progress.

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How to Measure Social Media Traffic on Your Website with Google Analytics (Video)

John Haydon

This video will show you how to measure traffic from Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus using Google Analytics. It’s based on this recent article on Social Media Examiner. Your Website Facebook google analytics google plus measurement Twitter

Everyday Technology: Innovative Ways To Do More With Less

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Nielio. Note from Beth: Innovation was the buzzword at the Nonprofit Technology Conference! I ran into the good folks at Idealware who offered to do a guest post on the topic – looking at small ways to be innovative.

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FREE! Online Survey Tools and Techniques


Event Price: 0.00. EventDate: June 14, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Type: Live Training. We'll talk through the tools (and demo a few) that can help you create online surveys, from low cost options to more robust ones. We'll wind up with best practices on designing a solid and reputable online recruiting participants and analyzing the data. Event Link: event_KEY. Presenter: Laura Quinn.

2011 Online Giving Grows 13%! Are You Prepared to Get Your Share?

Tech Soup Blog

Blackbaud recently released its 2011 Online Giving report. In it you'll see findings from The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving along with additional multi-year giving data to provide the most. comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. The findings include 24 months of online giving data from 1,895 nonprofit. organizations, online major giving data from 2,397 nonprofits, and both. online and offline data representing $5.1 billion in total fundraising.

Setting Up Your Wild Apricot Website Webinar

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's a reminder about our upcoming webinar - Setting Up Your Website in Wild Apricot - Wed. 25 at 3 pm Eastern. webinar Wild Apricot

Finally, Politics is Good for Something!

Connection Cafe

Author: Tim Grailer. A presidential election year gives us an interesting opportunity to analyze and understand how some of the biggest constituent engagement operations are spending their dollars to communicate to their constituents. Today we are going to look at some of the trends in the campaigns this year, and more specifically on the Obama for America campaign.

The Seattle Foundation helps King Co. residents "GiveBIG" to nonprofits on May 2nd - PR Newswire - The Sacramento Bee

AFP Blog

The Seattle Foundation helps King Co. residents "GiveBIG" to nonprofits on May 2nd - PR Newswire - The Sacramento Bee : During this one-day, online event, residents of King County make donations to local nonprofits through -- and a share of every contribution is matched with a "stretch pool" of funds provided by The Seattle Foundation and local companies and individuals.

Lame spams of the day: confirmation from [insert social network name]

Robert Weiner

Is it a trend or just me? In the past 2 days I've received spams in the form of confirmations from MySpace, Habbo, Tagged, and Foursquare. They don't look related, but it's an odd coincidence. Here they are: 1) Subject: Please confirm your Myspace account cancellation.