December, 2016

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#GivingTuesday Continues to See Double-Digit Growth

Connection Cafe

The fifth annual #GivingTuesday event continued to see double-digit growth rates. Blackbaud processed more than $47.7

EveryAction's 8 Most Useful Nonprofit Resources of 2016


No matter how you slice it, 2016 was a year to remember. The 2016 Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide. The 100 Best Nonprofit Websites of 2016.

6 Insights The Sharing Economy Tells Us About The Future Of Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: December is a time when start to reflect on the past year and future online trends for fundraising. 1: Relationships Matter.

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5 Digital Payment Systems That Could Transform Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Then, in the late 2000’s nonprofits embraced social networking sites, first Myspace and YouTube, then Facebook and Twitter. Twitter Donations.

5 Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising Trends for 2017


In just a few hours we will ring in 2017. Online Advocacy Nonprofit fundraising Social Media

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Growing Bigger, Staying Collaborative - 5 Tools for Building Non-Bureaucratic Organizations

Museum 2.0

One of my organization's core values is radical collaboration. We believe that partnerships build a stronger museum and a stronger community. HONESTY.

How Twitter Donations Work: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Twitter is experimenting with allowing certain nonprofits to accept donations directly through tweets. Hint, hint. . See @Water , for example.

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6 Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from the Private Sector


The way we do things in the nonprofit world often differs from the way the private sector operates.

3 Ways Your Nonprofit Could Benefit From Virtual Reality Going Mainstream

NonProfit Hub

Viewers can go inside special booths and choose one of three VR headsets. Highlight the Severity of a Problem. Make People More Empathetic.

Can Your Nonprofit Accounting Software Do This?

Connection Cafe

If you’re involved in the nonprofit world, then you’re well aware of the current pressures for organizations to become more transparent.

Making Sure Your New Website Theme is Social-Friendly


You’ve launched your new web theme, and you need to make sure it’s going to convert visitors. What is a Social-Friendly Theme? Meta descriptions.

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4 Fundraising Email Blunders You Should Avoid At All Costs

John Haydon

The most effective strategy to raise money online is with fundraising emails (email revenue grew by 25% in 2015). Email Marketing Online Fundraising

The Happy Healthy Data Nerd: Using Your Personal Health Data to Support Your Wellbeing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The passion that many nonprofit data nerds feel for our work is a double-edged sword. Start with getting enough sleep. Is there a magic number?

6 Fundraising Trends About Millennials You Need to Know


Millennials often think of themselves as the socially conscious generation. Online Fundraising Social Media

7 Can’t-Miss Nonprofit Conferences for 2017

NonProfit Hub

In our roll-up-my-sleeves and get-r-done , scrappy nature, we tend to take advantage of any and all resources at our fingertips in the nonprofit sector. We do everything we can to save money, achieve our mission and learn as much as possible at home or from our office. Cause Camp. Lectures are left for the classroom. Storytelling. Inbound 2017.

New Year’s Resolutions for Grantmakers

Connection Cafe

In a few days’ time the Gregorian calendar will reset; the month we call December will end and a new set of 12 months will be upon us.

LinkedIn to remove lots of search fields


Just came across t his interesting post. Also receiving the axe is the ability for Premium users to search within LinkedIn Groups. a month. Potluck

5 Thank You Page Best Practices for Any Nonprofit

John Haydon

Ah, the humble Thank You page – the forgotten sidekick of the donation page. But is your Thank You page really just an afterthought?

8 Reasons to Volunteer this Giving season


4 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Move to the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Over 90 percent of businesses report using cloud solutions now, and many software companies are in the process of moving to it or already have.

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End-of-Year Giving: Google Search Trends Show Big Opportunities for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by iDonate. Today, Google processes over 3.5 billion search queries every day. 1.Extend #GivingTuesday. Accept Stock Donations.

How Independent Fundraising Momentum is Reshaping Traditional P2P

Connection Cafe

First, technology propels this move. He raised over $760,000 by appealing to his worldwide following. Within a matter of weeks this campaign raised $3.8

[Cool Infographic Friday] 19 Technologies Gen Z Wouldn’t Recognize


Funny and true – except for vinyl, at least in my house. photo credit ). Cool Infographic Friday

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Smart Fundraisers Don’t Raise Money This Way. So Why Are You Doing it With Email?

John Haydon

Like many nonprofits, her organization is trying to raise money by blasting their email list. So Why Are You Doing it With Email? Online Fundraising

How these 6 corporations encourage their employees to give back will warm your hearts this Giving Season


Robert Ingersoll once said, “We rise by lifting others.” To serve society

From Call Reluctance to Call Enthusiasm: A 7-Step Approach

Donor Search

Prospect research is useless if nobody makes the call. Development professionals have it so easy in the twenty-first century! Or so you’d think.

8 Steps to Outcomes-Oriented Collaboration

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits today are increasingly asked to collaborate. Despite these pressures, rarely does anyone define what is meant by “collaboration.”

The Year-End Survival Guide for Community Foundations

Connection Cafe

By almost any measure, and in almost every industry, December is the busiest month of the year. This is especially true for community foundations.

The Best Thing You Can Do to Set Your 2017 Up Right


Do you care about workplace culture? Do you want to improve employee engagement? This is literally the most impactful thing you can do with it. .

How to Retain First-Time Donors With Your Email Welcome Series

John Haydon

You’ve worked hard to launch a successful online fundraiser. To your amazement and relief, people are actually donating. Your plan is working!

23 Free Nonprofit Webinars for January 2017

Wild Apricot Blog

Start 2017 with a boost to your professional skill set with some free education. Each month we compile a list of the best free nonprofit webinars for you to attend. This month's webinars feature online fundraising best practices, software training, and how to find new donors this year. training Education webinars nonprofit free

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SMS Will Help Power the Internet of Things, Say Industry Experts

Mobile Commons

If you listen to just about any futurist or tech guru, the Internet of Things is the next big revolution that’s going to sweep our lives.

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2016's Nonprofit Trends: Communications, Fundraising, and Top Tech

Tech Soup Blog

Each year around the winter holidays, we take stock of the world of nonprofit technology over the last 12 months. The Backdrop. Communications.

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Five Years Later: How #GivingTuesday Reached Ubiquity

Connection Cafe

#GivingTuesday, a global grassroots movement that started out as a mere napkin brainstorm, has reached ubiquity. That first year saw $10.1