Thu.May 10, 2012

More Effective Nonprofit Websites in 2 Simple Steps (part 2)

NetWits

Part two of our four part series on Effective Nonprofit Websites. Make sure to read part one if you missed it: Create a More Effective Nonprofit Website Using These 2 Simple Suggestions. — “The Web is a world of first impressions, and quick ones at that.

Defining the Need for Middle-Level Thinking

SocialFish

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Seven Secrets to Getting More Donors

Frogloop

Fundraising is your nonprofit’s lifeblood; it fuels the impact you make. Yet, most of us aren’t professionally trained fundraisers so it doesn’t come naturally to us. How can you attract more donors? What are the secrets of professional fundraisers? There’s good news.

PQMD: Medical Surplus Recovery Organization Planning

VisionLink

Lori Warrens, the executive director of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations (PQMD), VisionLink''s Lois Ann Porter and others are on-site today planning the upcoming Medical Surplus Recovery Organization (MSRO) Conference to be held at the Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta this July.

Facebook Fails are Mounting

SocialFish

Despite the media frenzy over Facebook’s impending IPO , all isn’t 100% rosy for Facebook.

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How to Promote Your Facebook Page With Facebook Ads (Video Tutorial)

John Haydon

Facebook ads are an incredibly powerful tool to promote your Facebook Page or your Facebook Page updates. But only if you use them as part of an overall strategy to: Grow your Facebook Page fanbase. Increase engagement with your current fans. Expand engagement to friends of your fans.

How Much Coffee Did We Drink? The 2012 NTC By the Numbers

NTEN

photo from Broken Banjo Photography We've already established the successes and failures of the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference , but what about the straightforward facts?

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7 Secrets to Getting Donors – Free Video Series

Wild Apricot Blog

If you'd like some expert advice on gaining confidence and getting donors, you might want to check out a free 7-part video series. Fundraising Video

Online Community Meetup Recap: The Human-Centered Aspects of Community Management

Tech Soup Blog

In April, the Online Community Meetup welcomed Marc Siegel , manager of customer and community at IgniteGT / Simraceway.

What will the Blackbaud-Convio Merger Mean? - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.

AFP Blog

What will the Blackbaud-Convio Merger Mean? - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy. : One of the most significant mergers in the realm of nonprofit technology in recent years is now in the books. This week, Blackbaud and Convio began operating as one entity in the wake of a merger in which the former acquired the latter for $325 million.

Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Mobile Health Campaign Sends Safety Tips in English and Spanish

Mobile Commons

Children’s Hospital Oakland has been providing exceptional medical care to children in the Northern California region for almost 100 years.

Speeches that don’t make our eyes glaze over

Beaconfire Wire

We’ve all listened to speeches or heard presentations that have made our eyes glaze over, if not put us right to sleep. And we’ve probably given of few of those speeches ourselves.

New Study Shows How Mobile Reminders Can Help HIV+ Patients

Mobile Commons

A new study out of Howard Brown Health Center shows that daily text message reminders helps HIV+ patients adhere to their medications. The 24-week study took a group of HIV+ patients, aged 14-29, with documented poor adherence to their antiretroviral therapy (ART). Every day, the patients received a personalized SMS reminder to take their medications. Then, one hour later, they were sent a follow-up message asking whether they had taken their meds or not.

HTML5: Quick and Explainer

Beaconfire Wire

As I’m going through our most recent site build I’m converting a lot of <div>s to <section> or <article> in templates being reused from past projects and I thought a little explanation may be useful for our devlopers to know why things are changing out from under them. Also, this is a new development in our quest to keep up to date with evolving HTML5 standards so a little understanding of the whys and wherefores seems like a good idea.

Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together: Free Email Marketing Webinars from Blackbaud and Constant Contact

NTEN

Our friends over at Blackbaud, in association with Constant Contact, have been running a great series on email marketing, Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together. There are still two live events left (and they're free): Effective Marketing Tips and Tricks for Clicks (on May 16 at 2:00 ET) Making the Most of Email Marketing (on June 14 at 3:00 pm ET) Seats are going fast, so be sure to head over and check them out.

Developing a Cloud Migration Strategy, Part 2: Process, Costs & Things to Consider

NTEN

Matthew Eshleman. Director of Professional Network Services. Community IT Innovators. The promise of the cloud is that you don't have to worry about servers anymore. The reality of the cloud is that you have a lot of other things to think about. We may have jumped the gun a little by discussing what systems to migrate in part 1 of this look at developing a cloud migration strategy , but now we're going to ask and answer the question of How to Migrate.