July, 2014

The Road to Accessibility without Borders: Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of the Marrakesh Treaty

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

One year ago, on June 28, 2013, at a diplomatic conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, the World Intellectual Property Organization ( WIPO ) agreed on a historic international copyright exception for people with print disabilities.

5 Ideas to Help You Take the Next Step with Your Online Visitors

Connection Cafe

Andrew Shoaff manages Blackbaud’s Essentials with Go! program, a group consulting service that helps nonprofit organizations deepen constituent engagement and accelerate online fundraising.

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More fundraising software = more data headaches

3rd Sector Labs

Technology both simplifies and complicates our lives. Nowhere is this more true than in the nonprofit sector. Let’s face it … there is a direct relationship between the number of fundraising software systems we are using and the data problems we are creating for ourselves.

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What NOT To Do On Your Nonprofit’s Next Email Newsletter

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Scorephoenix.org. If your nonprofit has not edited its email newsletter in the last 6 months, it’s probably time. Your newsletter should be short, to the point, and have the capacity to quickly communicate an important message or update to the reader.

Five keys to successful nonprofit, for-profit partnerships

VolunteerMark

“Giving back is about leveraging your businesses expertise and talents in a way that fits you and a nonprofit perfectly

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Leveraging Social Identity

SocialFish

Watched this over the weekend. It’s really good.

Thank You, Gerardo!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Benetech team has just bid goodbye to VP of Engineering Gerardo Capiel, who is moving on to his next adventure. A passionate technology-for-good advocate, Gerardo has made major contributions to Benetech’s social mission since he joined us over four years ago.

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Charities Like Facebook for Rallying Support but Not Much for Fundraising - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Charities Like Facebook for Rallying Support but Not Much for Fundraising - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : But many fundraisers and charity leaders say that the social network remains a fickle partner in the drive for donations.

10 Ways To Segment Donors To Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Effectiveness

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Fundraiser Help. According to a 2013 study conducted by Blackbaud , overall donations to nonprofits increased in 2013 by 4.9%, and digital donations increased 6.4%. Is this the product of Americans having more disposable income? If not, then what’s the reason?

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Preventing Fraud on our Online Giving Pages

Robert Weiner

Vered Siegel , Manager of Development Services. Children’s Home + Aid. Kirsten Williams , Associate Director, Gift Services. University of Oregon Foundation. The Scams. The credit card scam/fraud attempt that many nonprofits have experiences starts with a very large online gift from an unknown donor. Shortly afterward, an email arrives saying the amount was a mistake (e.g., 7,000 instead of $700) and asking for a refund of the difference to a different credit card.

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Association Social Media: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

SocialFish

I am SO excited to present the first post in an ongoing series of interviews of Association Social Media Managers.

Data quality vs. data quantity: let’s end the debate!

3rd Sector Labs

When it comes to nonprofit data, especially donor data, there’s a running debate. Which is more important, data quality or quantity? It’s a matter of preference, right? Like the old Miller Lite commercials, ‘ Tastes Great vs. Less Filling ‘ Your nonprofit organization needs to acquire new donors (data quantity), but you also need the ‘right’ data in order to foster better, longer term relationships (data quality). So both are equally important, right? Wrong.

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How to Build More Donor Relationships with Social Media as Your Wingman

Connection Cafe

Years before he jumped up and down on Oprah’s couch, Tom Cruise starred in Top Gun, the story of Maverick, a fighter pilot, and his various relationships. Remember Goose, played by Anthony Edwards? He was Maverick’s wingman, both in the skies and in the local San Diego bars.

The 14th issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Fundraising in the Digital Age" | NTEN

AFP Blog

The 14th issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Fundraising in the Digital Age" | NTEN : he 14th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, and this quarter is all about fundraising. From Bitcoin, to crowdfunding, to the tricky discussion about overhead - articles cover some of the latest topics in digital fundraising, and opportunities for nonprofits.

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How To: Use Social Media To Boost Nonprofit Fundraising

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Home Business Rotator. We all know that using social media to engage with constituents is a good idea. We understand it shows how involved and dedicated we are to the the communities we’re serving.

4-Part Anatomy of an Ideal Nonprofit Volunteer Experience

NonProfit Hub

Steven Shattuck is VP of Marketing at Bloomerang. As a HubSpot Certified inbound marketer, he is a contributor to Nonprofit Hub, National Council of Nonprofits, Ragan, Social Media Today, Search Engine Journal, The Build Network, HubSpot, Content Marketing Institute and Business2Community.

Leveraging Social Identity

SocialFish

Watched this over the weekend. It’s really good.

How to Promote Your Next Fundraising Event with Facebook Ads [FREE WEBINAR]

John Haydon

Facebook Ads are a powerful way to increase engagement and drive traffic to your website. But are you using Facebook ads effectively? Or is your strategy to simply throw money at Facebook ads and hope you’ll get the results.

8 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit Website Unwelcoming to Potential Donors

Connection Cafe

When someone visits your nonprofit’s website, it takes them just 5 seconds to: Learn your mission. Form an emotional reaction. Decide credibility. Choose to engage. Those 5 seconds are critical if you want to make a potential donor feel unwelcome.

Study uncovers record-high satisfaction with text donations | Charity Digital News

AFP Blog

Study uncovers record-high satisfaction with text donations | Charity Digital News : he mGive Foundation (TMF) has released its annual Text Donation Study, which showed record-high levels of satisfaction among respondents with text giving

5 New Google Analytics Statistics For Nonprofits

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Google User Content. Google Analytics, where would I be without you?”. This is a question I ask myself, and web masters around the world ask themselves, on a daily basis.

Why It’s Hard to be a Volunteer (And Even Harder for You to Find Them)

NonProfit Hub

As nonprofits we’re often focused on the difficulties we face on our end—logistics, recruiting, finding jobs suited for each volunteer’s unique set of skills, etc. But we tend to overlook the difficulties volunteers face when trying to get involved with a NPO.

How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for your Organization Through Social Media

SocialFish

Yet another awesome deck from Danielle Brigida of the National Wildlife Federation and Farra Trompeter from Big Duck.

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How To Get More ROI from Facebook Boosted Posts

John Haydon

This blog post is over 1,600 words. Please feel free to skip ahead to any of the following topics: What Are Boosted Posts Anyway? And Why Should I Care? 4 New Ways to Target Boosted Posts. Getting Started with Facebook Boosted Posts [step-by-step guide].

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How to Build Relationships with Your Future Major Donors and Board Members: Millennials

Connection Cafe

“People try to put us down (talkin ’bout my generation). Just because we get around (talkin ’bout my generation). Things they do look awful cold (talkin ’bout my generation). I hope I die before I get old (talkin ’bout my generation)”. Pete Townshend.

10 Ways To Segment Donors To Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Effectiveness | Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology

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10 Ways To Segment Donors To Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Effectiveness | Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology : Here are 10 different ways your nonprofit can segment its donors to improve communication for your next email donation campaign

How Nonprofit Use Tech To Increase Transparency

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Nonprofit Information. Technology is enabling organizations of all kinds the unprecedented ability to communicate directly with all of their constituents.

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The Keys to Setting Donor Levels (and Why You May Need to Rethink Them)

NonProfit Hub

I think most of us can say we’ve been on both sides of the ask. Personally, I’ve been on the inside, wracking my brain for a creative way to convince a potential donor why he should give to my NPO.

How To Make the Business Case for Social Customer Care

SocialFish

A lot of great info in this deck by Blake Landau at Intel. Making the Business Case for Social Customer Care from Blake Landau. ——— This post has a really good slide deck. Click through if you can’t see it. ——— ( photo credit ). More like this.

How to Craft the Perfect Text Message

Mobile Commons

Text messaging may be the most effective way to communicate, but do you know how to compose your texts to drive the most action? We’ve compiled a list of text messaging basics to help you keep your mobile users engaged and interested in what you have to say.

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The Most Exciting Thing to Happen to npENGAGE Since 2011

Connection Cafe

Times have changed since the launch of npENGAGE in 2011—as have the expectations and needs of our audience—s o we decided it was time for us to make some changes, too. . Welcome to the new (and improved) npENGAGE!

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Nonprofit groups look to Google Glass - Yahoo!7

AFP Blog

Nonprofit groups look to Google Glass - Yahoo!7 7 : Giving through Glass" program winners were selected from 1,300 proposals from US charities with ideas of how to use the eyewear to achieve their goals. Google will give each group a $25,000 grant along with a pair of yet-to-be publicly released Glass eyewear and guidance from the technology firm''s engineers

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Why Small Nonprofits Are Moving To The Cloud

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Cloud Pockets. The (incorrect) conventional wisdom is that cloud computing is bringing its flexibility, efficacies, and cost saving potential only to large nonprofits. The truth is, nonprofits of all size can benefit from cloud computing.

The Secret to Unlocking Google Analytics for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Andrew Garberson is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and the Manager of Search at LunaMetrics , a Google Analytics certified partner and search marketing consultancy.

Calling all Association Social Media Managers

SocialFish

Are you an association social media manager? Then I want to hear from you! I’m starting a rockin’ new series of interviews right here on the blog.

Did You Know? 10 Facts About Text Messaging!

Mobile Commons

A text message may exist just on your phone screen, but its effects are everywhere you look. Here are ten facts about how text messaging is changing the world around you. 1) In 1985, Friedhelm Hillebrand found that most complete sentences and questions ran around 160 characters—a.k.a.

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It’s Not All About You | 5 Steps to Cater to the Different Preferences of your New Online Donors.

Connection Cafe

Girl meets boy. He follows up by leaving a voicemail at her work. She calls him back at home. He replies by sending an email to her at work. She responds via text message. Then he emails her at home. Queue the (mis)communication channel overload.