September, 2017

Why Advanced Analytics Are ?Critical for Healthcare Fundraising Improvement 

Connection Cafe

Healthcare organizations are part of an increasingly competitive landscape for donor dollars in the philanthropic market. Understanding how organizations can leverage analytics and data is critical to fundraising success. .

Is Influencer Marketing Part of Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Strategy in 2018?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rob Cottingham, Social Signal – Cartoon for Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. It is not too early to start thinking about your nonprofit’s social media strategy for 2018, including how you want to capitalize on social media trends that will have maximum impact in 2018.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Everything You Need to Know about Social Entrepreneurship

SocialFish

Via Villanova. Photo by Becca Tapert on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday

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12 Demographic & Technology Trends Changing the Nonprofit Sector Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

How You Can Combat Employee Turnover

NonProfit Hub

Combating employee turnover in the nonprofit sector is tricky, and, unfortunately, it’s pretty common. The hours are long, the work is hard and the pay isn’t always what it should be. The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that fifty percent of chief fundraisers plan to leave their jobs within two years. Forty percent are thinking about leaving fundraising entirely.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] 10 amazing facts about Amazon

SocialFish

Photo by Jason Ortego on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday

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Facebook Ramps Up Reach for “Donate” Buttons and Fundraisers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s not official, but it’s obvious that Facebook is ramping up promotion of its native “Donate” buttons and Fundraisers in its News Feed.

8 Ways to Keep Givers Giving for Dynamite Donor Retention

Frogloop

The cues are all around you. Kids are back in school. The calendar begins its string of months ending in “.ber” ber” as if to subliminally prepare your skin for the shock of seasonal cold ahead

Board Diversity: Recruit Talent, Not Tokens

NonProfit Hub

Seeing your organization through the eyes of the entire community you serve is advantageous. Diversity allows your organization to operate within the bigger picture. There are clear dividends of a diverse board , but diversity for diversity’s sake isn’t always the best practice. In fact, recruiting staff and board members solely to meet diversity quotas should never be a viable option.

Preparing for the Season of Giving: Steps to Ready Your Year-End Appeal

Connection Cafe

Year-end is upon us , and you should start planning for your final appeal. Organizations, large and small, should capitalize on the Season of Giving. A year-end appeal is powerful and creates exposure for your organization by educating others on your past, current and future efforts.

Stop Days: The Secret To Nonprofit Productivity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NTEN Book Club, organized by Lauren McKown and Kai Williams, hosted a video chat this week.This month they have been reading The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout and discussing it in the NTEN online community.

We’re in the History of Community Management Resources!

SocialFish

A few highlights in the infographic below, but check out the full list with resource links here – [link] – which includes Open Community (remember that?) and of course the Essentials of Community Management course (still going super strong!). Thank you to the CR for including my stuff!

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10 Signs Your NGO Excels at Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social media changes so frequently that unless your NGO has a full-time social media manager who has the time to consistently research and adopt emerging trends, odds are your NGO is using social media in ways that are no longer effective.

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Grant Writing and the Perfect Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

I grew up on a farm in Minnesota. My mother was from the area, but my father was from Missouri. I don't know how much you know about Missouri, but I bet you know this: Missouri is the Show Me State. My father, however, was the "tell me" father.

5 Savvy Strategies to Boost Facebook Engagement That You’re Probably Overlooking

John Haydon

If you’re like most smart marketers, you realize that engagement on Facebook is a moving target. Strategies that once worked to boost Facebook engagement, now get dismal results. And strategies that go against the grain work surprisingly well.

The Shift in Corporate Social Responsibility

Connection Cafe

I believe that good is for everyone – Rachel Hutchisson, VP of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy, Blackbaud.

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Virtual Meetings: 5 Tips for Nonprofits Working Across Time Zones

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My work as a trainer and facilitator has brought me to many places in the world. Often, the training on-site is the beginning of project which includes facilitating sessions remotely across time zones.

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How to Treat Volunteers as an Extension of Your Staff

NonProfit Hub

Volunteers are a vital part of your nonprofit organization. They’re the ones doing the grunt work and producing tangible change for the cause you’re working to better. Once you’ve recruited a solid group of volunteers and have boots on the ground to make things happen, you need to develop relationships with them in order to treat them as an extension of your staff. We’ve got a couple of tips on how to manage your volunteers in hopes of retaining them for the future. Implement a training program.

September Update: Exciting News — Wild Apricot Has Been Acquired

Wild Apricot Blog

We are thrilled to announce that Wild Apricot has been acquired by Personify. Read all about the acquisition and more in this months' update. Acquired September-Update

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Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches September 5. We know that good stories power fundraising and marketing, so join one of our free events to discover powerful case studies and connect with digital storytelling experts in your community.

How Many of Your Donors Use Facebook? Here’s Your Answer!

John Haydon

If you’ve ever wondered how many of your donors, subscribers, and volunteers use Facebook, this step-by-step blog post will show you exactly how to find out.

15 Powerful Quotes from the Social Good Summit

Connection Cafe

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Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This week I was honored to teach a Happy Healthy Nonprofit Workshop at the 1440 Multiversity Nonprofit Service Week. This beautiful retreat center is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains and offers professional development on a wide range of leadership, wellness, and other topics.

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Free and Low-Cost Nonprofit Accounting Tools

NonProfit Hub

When your nonprofit stays on the ball about adapting to new tools, it can work to achieve its mission. Part of this comes from good customer relationship management tools, but it can also include day-to-day operational things, like accounting and fundraising. . In order to complete its mission, a nonprofit has to have proper accounting practices, and what better way to help you with that than resources that are reliable, efficient and easy to use?

We Have Exciting News: Wild Apricot Has Been Acquired by Personify

Wild Apricot Blog

We are thrilled to announce that Wild Apricot has been acquired by Personify, an Austin-based constituent management software company that shares our mission of serving and empowering membership and constituent-focused organizations. Read all the details here. Personify

Mozilla and Nonprofits: Working Together for Common Good

Tech Soup Blog

The Mozilla Foundation is driven by a mission to help keep the Internet an open, global, public resource accessible to all. With a mission like that, it is perhaps unsurprising that Mozilla is constantly cooking up things that might be of interest to a nonprofit like yours.

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Top 5 Social Media Best Practices for #GivingTuesday

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media.

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Augmented Reality and Social Good: The Art of Creating Meaningful AR

Connection Cafe

You hear the buzz all over the place: augmented reality this, augmented reality that. But, is this new technology a passing fad, a mere game, or can it be leveraged to create truly meaningful experiences that shape our world for the better? You be the judge.

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Running Effective Virtual #Nonprofit Meetings: 9 Best Practices for Facilitating Engagement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Platform Power: Scaling Impact

Museum 2.0

Last month, I sat in the back of a meeting room at the MAH and watched something extraordinary happen. Our county board of supervisors had brought their official meeting to the museum.

How to Say “No” to Nonprofit Board Members

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re facing a difficult situation where you need to say a firm “no” to a board member, follow these five tips to help you frame the conversation in a constructive, collaborative way. Nonprofit-Board How-to-Say-No

6 Tips to Improve Your Next Fundraising Campaign Using Digital Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

Storytelling is the currency of fundraising. In the digital environment of email, social media, and mobile, we can use storytelling in innovative ways to inspire supporters and donors — and raise more money.

Peer-to-Peer World Virtual Conference 9.27.17

SocialFish

After the popular online events in 2016, five companies that serve the nonprofit sector are coming together to offer a third edition of It’s a Peer-to-Peer World: Virtual Conference on September 27, 2017. Nonprofits can register for any or all of the five complimentary sessions at [link].

5 Best Practices for Converting Volunteers to Donors

Connection Cafe

It is not a secret that nonprofits need volunteers and donors to achieve their goals and carry out their mission. The question is, is your organization focusing on the volunteer base that you already have? Many nonprofits do not know that the line between their volunteers and donors is very thin.