Mon.Feb 27, 2012

The #1 Reason You Need a Recurring Giving Program and 3 Expert Examples

NetWits

The #1 Reason to Start a Recurring Giving Program. What’s the #1 Reason you need a recurring giving program, you ask? Let’s take a look. The lifetime value of an online acquired donor is roughly $128 dollars to your organization.

Facebook Brand Pages: How To Be Ready

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: Mari Smith.

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Social Business Trends and Next-Gen Ecosystems

SocialFish

We’re at AUDC for most of this week; so in the meantime, here’s a heady slide deck by Dion Hinchcliffe of the Dachis Group, giving his closing keynote at the Enterprise 2.0 Summit (apparently not the same as the Enterprise 2.o conference which hasn’t happened yet).

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11 Donate Now Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits. These best practices serve as a foundation for your online fundraising campaigns, but much of your nonprofit’s success also depends upon the service you choose to process your online donations and the design and frequency of your e-newsletter.

Pinterest or Delicious: Social Bookmarking Coming back as Digital Curation

Amy Sample Ward

Lately, we’ve watched as images – from photos to infographics – have taken over the web. As photos take over Facebook newsfeeds and Pinterest explodes, I see so many people trying to accomodate an image-centric process into their digital curation.

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TSDigs Tweet Chat Recap: Social Sharing and Amplification of Video

Tech Soup Blog

Unfortunately, the old adage “if you build it, they will come” does not easily apply to digital stories. Getting viewers to watch, and share, your organization’s digital story requires more than just good production.

The TED of Direct Marketing

Connection Cafe

Author: Tim Grailer. Recent research suggests that economic and policy changes over the last five years are continuing to make things difficult for fundraisers. Recession and slow recovery have reduced the total giving, more organizations are competing for constituent mindshare and walletshare , and there are proposals to reduce the charitable gift deduction and a rise in postal costs. What are we to do?

The Executive Series: Tactical Technology Planning

Idealware

Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: April 12, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. Like most nonprofits, you’re probably aware that the right technology can streamline your processes and help fulfill your mission more effectively. But with tight staffing and budgets, it’s hard to devote the time necessary to keep up with new technologies and find the right tools—how can you know which technology project will provide your organization with the best bang-for-the-buck?

HaveeruOnline - Technology and creativity go "full spectrum" at TED

AFP Blog

HaveeruOnline - Technology and creativity go "full spectrum" at TED : The gathering kicks off Monday in the Southern California city of Long Beach with a roster of 1,350 attendees including Internet heavyweights, Hollywood celebrities, scientists, and other notables. Tickets to the sold-out event cost $7,500 each, but captivating 18-minute "talks" for which the conference is renowned are made available free online at ted.com and have a growing worldwide audience

Comparing Google Apps With Outlook

Idealware

Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: May 31, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. Google Apps provides a compelling set of features - from email to calendars to a organizational portal to shared documents - that gives Outlook a run for its money at a fraction of the cost. We'll demo the main components of Google Apps, talk about administrating it as an organization, and show how it compares to Microsoft Outlook.

Yes, Social Media for Non-Profits Works and Everyone Should be Using It

Beaconfire Wire

During DC’s first annual Social Media Week , I stopped by Salsa ’s panel, “ Spicing Up #Social Media: A Recipe for #Nonprofit Success. ” The room was packed with marketers and the energy was palpable. Everyone was looking, it seemed, for The Answer: “What is the key to social media?” with the implied follow up, “…and how the heck do I use it at a non-profit where budgets are tight, staff is overworked, and we’re fighting with big brands for our constituents’ attention?”.

Creating a Social Media Policy

Idealware

Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: April 26, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. As social media transparency and two-way conversations become the norm many organizations are racing to develop a social media policy that governs who does what, what's OK (and not OK) to say on behalf of the org, and how to handle sticky situations.

Tactical Technology Planning

Idealware

Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: April 12, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. Like most nonprofits, you’re probably aware that the right technology can streamline your processes and help fulfill your mission more effectively. But with tight staffing and budgets, it’s hard to devote the time necessary to keep up with new technologies and find the right tools—how can you know which technology project will provide your organization with the best bang-for-the-buck?

Top Sellers: Getting Started with Email Fundraising

Idealware

Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: May 3, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. How do you design and write an email campaign that will work? What tools can help you send emails and collect online donations? We'll walk through what you'll need to know to design your own email fundraising campaign. Event Link: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY. event_KEY. Presenter: Andrea Berry. Email Fundraising

Measuring Your Social Media Strategy

Idealware

Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: March 22, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. Perhaps you have a Facebook site, a blog, a Twitter account, or a YouTube channel. Is it working? Is it worth the time? How do you know? We’ll walk through a framework -- including Views, Followers, Engagement, and Conversion -- and the tools that can help you gather the data, to allow you to analyze your strategy, strengthen what works and change what doesn’t.

Choosing a Low-Cost Donor Management System

Idealware

Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: May 17, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. Donors are the lifeblood of your small organization, volunteers the strong backs upon which it is built. You rely on them, and on the partners and other constituents who interact with your nonprofit on a daily basis. Tracking them all involves creating and maintaining a lot of data. Event Link: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY. event_KEY. Presenter: Andrea Berry.

Building an Effective Email List

Idealware

Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: March 15, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. How do you build a list of constituents truly interested in your cause? We’ll discuss a wide variety of techniques that can help, and how they all fit together. Event Link: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY. event_KEY. Presenter: Andrea Berry. Email

Getting Started with Mobile Outreach

Idealware

Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: May 8, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. It's easier that you might think to broadcast text messages to your supporters' cell phones, to ask them to respond to a quick question, or even to ask them to donate right through their phone. Mobile applications – programs that run on your constituent’s iPhone or other phone -- can also be a useful tool in a nonprofit communicator’s toolbox.

FREE! Creating Great Charts, Graphs, and Maps on a Budget

Idealware

Event Price: 0.00. EventDate: April 19, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Type: Live Training. You've got data. How do you transform it into charts, graphs, and maps that will help your audience understand the data and move them to take action? In this online seminars, we'll talk about the types of chart and map formats that might be useful to you, and then take a look at a number of the software packages that can help you create data graphics for both web and print publications.