Thu.May 12, 2011

Using Social Media Increases Fundraising by 40% [Study]

NetWits

Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube? 42.3% of the entire American population use Facebook. Twitter has over 16 million users. YouTube is the second most used search engine in the world.

Social Media, Foundations, and Grantees: What Works, What Doesn’t?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This week I attended Center for Effective Philanthropy’s conference “ Better Philanthropy: From Data to Impact &# where I participated on a discussion panel about social media, foundations, and grantees.

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What’s the future of nonprofits?

SocialFish

Read this book to find out ! We were thrilled to have the chance to interview author David J Neff about his new book with Randal C Moss, The Future of Nonprofits: Innovate and Thrive in the Digital Age. See what you think – and check out the video below too.

Data and Storytelling: 6 Ways to Use Data to Move Your Mission

NTEN

By Kurt Voelker, CTO, Forum One Data is the new black. These days everyone is releasing it, visualizing it, aggregating it, and mashing it up. And for good reason. Data is so much more than a stack of numbers or a server filled with client outputs. It can justify the work that your organization is doing, help others understand why it is critical, and offer exciting new ways to motivate others to help solve the problems your organization is working on.

Four Facebook Deal types and what they mean for your nonprofit

SocialFish

A survey conducted in February of 2010 by MerchantCircle found that roughly 32% of small businesses are using Facebook Places to market their businesses.

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The Profitable Side of Nonprofits

Vertex Systems

I found a great article on the Nonprofit Law Blog titled “The profitable side of nonprofits – part 1: Earned Income&# that I thought I would share with you. Most of our clients are social services agencies that provide sheltered … Continue reading →

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ictQATAR Web Redesign Demonstrates Technology Leadership in the Gulf

Influence

At a time when open source technology is exploding in the government sector, it is with great pleasure that we announce the official launch of the ictQATAR web redesign ! The site debuted in early April after a global effort between ictQATAR communications staff and the Forum One team.

PdF Discount and Call: The Internet's Future - Will It Be Free?

Tech Soup Blog

Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) 2011 is. coming up June 6-7 in New York, and as the content, speakers, and attendees are all. uniquely suited to a large part of your community, they have extended a. substantial discount (25 percent off) to the whole TechSoup universe! The theme this year is Agents of Change and TechSoup's own Daniel Ben-Horin (one of our CEOs) will be speaking on a panel.

Day at University of Washington

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Leaders to Legends Breakfast Lecture Series

Social Media Contingency Planning: The Operational Plan | Social Media Explorer

AFP Blog

Social Media Contingency Planning: The Operational Plan | Social Media Explorer : "But what if a disaster, natural or man-made, struck your company, building, city or country? Do you have a contingency plan for how your social media would actually operate? Nearly 80% of companies worldwide feel they are unprepared for a social media crisis. Don’t be in this majority; determine if your company is ready by considering the following

June 3rd in NYC: Mobile-ize, Organize & Unionize!

Mobile Commons

For the past month, we’ve been working on an exciting event that we’re finally ready to announce! On June 3rd, in New York, we will be partnering with Organizing 2.0 , Democracy in Action and the Metro New York Labor Communications Council for a full day training on using of mobile for organizing, with a special focus on the labor movement and unions.

The Aunt Mabel Effect (a lesson from Digital Leap) | NetWitsThinkTank.com

AFP Blog

The Aunt Mabel Effect (a lesson from Digital Leap) | NetWitsThinkTank.com : "I just returned from Toronto, where Blackbaud sponsored the Digital Leap conference for the second year in a row. It would be tough to relay all the great new statistics, pointers, and tidbits I picked up at the conference, so I’ve narrowed it down to my favorite takeaway, nabbed from the session led by Ted Hart on Online Fundraising Success and Social Media.". NPSocialMedia NPOnlineFundraising

Confessions of a Jeopardy Champ

Beaconfire Wire

The secret is now out. Yours truly was on Jeopardy, and I even won a few games! The games were filmed in September of 2010, but didn’t air until the end of December. There’s this excitement you feel but can’t tell anyone about. Then a lull. Then three months later, the excitement comes back, and it seems that everyone you know is talking about you. And people you don’t know are talking about you too.

25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit Trends with Steve MacLaughlin | a Blackbaud Blog

AFP Blog

25 Largest Online Fundraising Nonprofits in 2010 | Nonprofit Trends with Steve MacLaughlin | a Blackbaud Blog : "Recently The Chronicle published data about online giving for 2010. The chart below represents the 25 largest online fundraising nonprofit organizations for 2010:". NPFundraisingTrends NPOnlineFundraising

Charity Auctions Online: Benefits Beyond Financial Success | eJewish Philanthropy: Your Jewish Philanthropy Resource

AFP Blog

Charity Auctions Online: Benefits Beyond Financial Success | eJewish Philanthropy: Your Jewish Philanthropy Resource : "may seem strange that in almost 35 years as a Jewish nonprofit Lilith has not yet held a large-scale fundraising event. A couple of years ago, though, when we hosted a small spring cocktail party in Manhattan as an egalitarian way to draw in women across the age spectrum for an evening of “friendraising,” socializing and good talk, we decided to pair it with a silent auction.