September, 2019

39 Social Media Stats from the 2019 Global NGO Technology Report

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now its fourth edition, the 2019 Global NGO Technology Report has over 1,000 useful statistics for NGOs, NPOs, and charities worldwide. The stats below represent 5,721 organizations from 160 countries.

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A 7 Step Guide to LinkedIn Marketing

NonProfit Hub

LinkedIn isn’t new, and neither is the idea that every business needs a LinkedIn presence. LinkedIn, the professional social networking platform has been around longer than Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

Grant Seeking 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding and Winning Grants

Connection Cafe

Foundations and corporations award more than $85 million annually in charitable giving. That means there are a lot of grants out there, if you know where to look.

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New Password Standards

VisionLink

None of us like passwords, well, except for the good that they do for us. New research from NIST helps us to understand better ways to build passwords, and Visionlink has released an upgrade to its CommunityOS 2 platform in response.

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Does it make better sense to buy an LMS with the content or without content?

Gyrus

The decision to buy an LMS needs thorough research. One needs to understand the importance of Included Content in an LMS and other factors that matter

5 Common Nonprofit Workplace Stress Triggers and Tips for Addressing Them

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo credit: PlusLexia. It is coming up on three years since I first published the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout and thrilled to see more people and publications talking about well-being in the nonprofit sector.

How Organizations Can Use VR and AR Tech for Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Kayla Matthews is a researcher, writer and blogger covering topics related to technology, smart gadgets, the future of work and personal productivity. She is the owner and editor of ProductivityTheory.com and ProductivityBytes.com.

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Online Donation Tools: The Best Ones for Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

If you’ve been in the fundraising game for quite a bit now, you probably understand the importance of establishing your presence in the online sphere. Every year online donations are taking up a bigger and bigger chunk of total funds to nonprofits, so this is definitely something worth investing in.

Visionlink Supports Dorian Response

VisionLink

Visionlink systems are fully engaged with Hurricane Dorian response. The National Shelter System is being used to help manage dozens of shelters in Florida--and states north, as Dorian continues along its predicted track.

Best Backpage Alternatives & Similar Sites

SocialFish

This website was formerly hosted on www.backpage.com and was launched in 2004. Until its seizure by the FBI in 2018, it was one of the biggest AD listing companies in the world. In fact, as of 2011, it was the second-largest classified ad service online. It is second to Craigslist.

The Nonprofit’s Guide To Inclusive Walking Meetings: Strolling Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Meetings can not only be a waste of time if they are not well designed, but can also zap our energy. Even worse, the meeting can be so boring that participants tune out or cancel. One way to shake things is up to host a “Strolling” Meeting.

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Newly Released in English, español, français e português! The 2019 Global NGO Technology Report

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now in its fourth edition, the 2019 Global NGO Technology Report provides 100+ technology benchmarks NGOs, NPOs, and charities worldwide. The data reveals how organizations use web and email communications, online fundraising, social media, productivity software, and emerging technology.

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Instagram For Nonprofits: The Ultimate Guide

Wild Apricot

Instagram is an untapped resource for nonprofits when used correctly. Find out how to use instagram to your advantage with this ultimate guide

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Grant Seeking 101: Managing the Grant

Connection Cafe

Congratulations! You got the grant! It probably took you a long time to get here. The entire grants process—from writing the application to receiving the award—can take anywhere from six months to several years. But really, your work has just started.

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10 Compelling Reasons Why You Need Learning Management Systems

Gyrus

With businesses becoming more focussed towards automation, it is essential to know Why You Need Learning Management Systems in your organization

Robert H. Frank (How Much of Success is Luck)

SocialFish

Consider the most successful person you know. A surgeon, a real estate magnate, an oil tycoon? Given the opportunity to guess, what percentage of their success would you attribute to luck? Prominent economist Robert H.

Will Artificial Intelligence Augment Nonprofit Staff or Replace?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, bots, and other automation technologies offer many benefits to nonprofit professionals because it can perform basic and mundane tasks. As a result, it frees up staff time to focus on higher value activities.

8 #GivingTuesday Storytelling Tips for Nonprofits 

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Tereza Litsa , Social Media Manager at Lightful , a simple social media management platform for nonprofits. GivingTuesday is the biggest generosity movement in history.

How to Recruit Volunteers from Start to Finish

Wild Apricot

Recruiting volunteers doesn't have to be difficult. Create your own recruitment process and engage your volunteers with tips from this amazing guide

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 115: Getting Creative on #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

December 3 rd, 2019 marks the 8 th annual #GivingTuesday. It has grown every year since its inception and become an important part of the end-of-year giving season.

The Matter of Museums

Museum 2.0

This month we’ve been thinking about “What is a museum?” (I'm I'm not alone there. Paul Bowers ' post and Mike Jones ' posts are worth reading.) I’ve been visiting museums my whole life. I’ve worked in them my whole adult life. Does that make me the best judge of museums?

Best Craigslist Personals Alternatives In 2019

SocialFish

What is Craigslist personals? This is a section of the Craigslist website that was founded by Craig Newmark and was designed for the placement of personal messages to individuals, or advertisements of a private nature.

New (Free) E-Book: Leading Systems Change Will Supercharge Your Facilitation Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleagues, Heather McLeod Grant and Adene Sacks, have just published a new workbook called “ Leading Systems Change.”

4 Tips to Increase Conversions on Your Online Giving Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Christy Noel , Vice President of Digital Marketing Services at MobileCause – a company that pioneered text-to-donate and also offers an extensive suite of online, mobile and event fundraising solutions.

How You Can Make Your Membership More Affordable For Young Members

Wild Apricot

Are your memberships affordable for millennials and generation Z newcomers? Learn how to price your memberships accordingly using our free research report

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 114: Leadership in the Connected Office

Connection Cafe

What is leadership? Knowing that management is directive and leadership is connective is a great place to start, but social good leaders often struggle with understanding and balancing these two.

American Express Leadership Academy alumna Elena Zee shares profound impact of 2019 Aspen Institute Fellowship

ASU Lodestar Center

Elena Zee (back row, fourth from left) joined 14 other selected participants for the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute: A Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders.

Best Discount Travel Sites

SocialFish

When you want to travel, what you look for is an excellent travel offer that will not only save you money on the cost of the flight but also give you options for some of the best hotels and sights for the destination you are traveling to.

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Single Most Important Way That Nonprofit Leaders Make Personal Resilience A Habit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This week I was honored to facilitate a mini-workshop, “ The Happy Healthy Woman Leader, at the Women Funded 2019 conference in San Francisco.

[FREE WEBINAR] 10 Online Communication & Fundraising Best Practices for Small NGOs Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good.

This Nonprofit Event Calendar Reveals What 17,000 Other Nonprofits Are Doing Every Month

Wild Apricot

Ever wonder what time of year nonprofits are doing what types of things? We dug through data of more than 17,000 organizations to discover what the majority are doing throughout the year. nonprofit infographic calendar

Donation Forms Dissected: Where We’re Winning & Losing in Online Fundraising

Connection Cafe

We’ve filled out a lot of online donation forms. We constantly make small donations to some of our favorite causes to see exactly how well their donation forms perform.

We are the Solutions to Access Barriers

Museum 2.0

This month, we’ve been thinking about access barriers. I took us way off the beaten path on this subject. While I do admit to loving a tangent, these last few weeks have been purposeful detours. In our field, everything is tight. Money, time, energy, goodwill…we have only enough if we are lucky.

Best PrimeWire Alternatives & Similar Website

SocialFish

One of the best things internet has offered us so far is having insights into popular Hollywood movies and TV series online without owning expensive streaming service or spending money on theatre ticket and popcorn every time a new movie comes out.

Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosed by Co-Act , a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit. The workshop was focused on personal resilience and self-care based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and was part of series of workshops on resilience.

[FREE WEBINAR] 6 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Site Secure from Getting Hacked

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Chuck Spidell of ILLUSIO. If you’re part of a small nonprofit comms team, your WordPress website updates probably aren’t high on the priority list – but they should be.

10 Best CouchTuner alternatives to Watch TV Series Online for Free

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It goes without saying that nearly all movie enthusiasts are familiar with CouchTuner website, a platform that offers a great movie collection and TV series. CouchTuner has gained popularity due to its HD quality movies and outstanding user interface. Official Site: ecouchtuner.eu