September, 2017

Grassroots Campaigning: How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support

Connection Cafe

“Hello Susan, it’s good to see you,” said the member of Congress at the sight of the constituent walking into his Capitol Hill office. “So, So, what bill will I end up cosponsoring for you today?”. You might think Susan was a wealthy donor or perhaps a significant employer in the Member’s district.

Free v. Paid: What’s the Best Choice for an SSL Certificate?

Byte Technology

It’s an age-old question: just what is something really worth if you can get it for free? For WordPress users—or indeed for anyone running or owning a website—this question comes up a lot. Should you use free plugins or paid versions? Do free themes have the same impact as paid ones?

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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.

12 Demographic & Technology Trends Changing the Nonprofit Sector Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A Call for Millions: Ending the Global Book Famine for the Blind

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

There’s a global book famine afflicting people with disabilities. They lack the books they need for education, employment, and social inclusion. Billions have been spent addressing the problem over the past decade. I have good news: For $5 million a year, we can build a global library that provides tens of millions of people around the world who are blind, low vision, or dyslexic free access to books that will work for them.

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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.

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.

You Can Help Us Strengthen the Social Safety Net!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Tech entrepreneurs can change the world through their philanthropy. They will achieve the greatest bang for their philanthropic buck by prioritizing the better use of community-driven software and data. That was my message in a recent interview, which you can read on the Benetech blog series, The Impact.

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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 Ways to Optimize your Donation Forms for Giving Tuesday

Connection Cafe

As you start planning messaging and emails for Giving Tuesday, spread a little love to your donation forms too. Below I will outline the five tips that can help you stand out from the crowd on a day like Giving Tuesday but are also good enhancements for your everyday forms.

Fact versus Fiction: A Q & A on WordPress Plugins

Byte Technology

When it comes to WordPress sites, designers and admins—when asked what is one of the most confusing aspects of the platform—will most likely put “plugins” somewhere on their list. Indeed, plugins are fantastic and, in many cases, a must-have when working on a WordPress site.

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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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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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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

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.

Giving Tuesday: Steps to Create a Stellar Campaign

Connection Cafe

When Giving Tuesday started six years ago, it was about sparking a movement—giving people and organizations a day specifically dedicated to giving back.

Paired Up: Must Have Smartphone Apps for WordPress Bloggers

Byte Technology

The best and most noticed bloggers working on the WordPress platform no doubt attribute much of their success to being able to post, update and edit on the go. And that means utilizing smartphone apps that help them stay on top of their site and its content.

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.

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.

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.

Master These Email Marketing Strategies For Fundraising Success: Nonprofit Link Roundup

Nonprofits Source

In this weekly nonprofit marketing link roundup , we’re looking at email marketing strategies for year end fundraising success! As nonprofits prepare for the giving season one tactic in every marketer’s toolkit is undoubtedly email marketing and it’s easy to see why.

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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.

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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!

8 Fantastic Facilitation Playbooks for Designing Productive Nonprofit Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Meetings are a big part of our work week, whether it is a recurring staff, team, or board meeting or informal check-in. Our meetings are face-to-face, virtually, and a combination of the two known as “hybrid” meetings.

Data for Good: Fundraising and Technology Insights for your Year-End Campaigns

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Presented on September 20 via webinar, the slides below highlight data from the 2017 Global NGO Technology Report , the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report , and Network for Good’s donor platform to determine if U.S. nonprofits are using technology in the ways that their donors and supporters prefer.

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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.

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 Make a Donor Profile in 5 Easy Steps

Connection Cafe

Making a donor profile might be something that sounds reserved for larger nonprofit institutions with thousands of donors and prospects, a team of analysists, and a budget with room to spare.

[Cool Infographic Friday] 10 amazing facts about Amazon

SocialFish

Photo by Jason Ortego on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Online Fundraising Strategies: Nonprofit Marketing Link Roundup

Nonprofits Source

In this weekly nonprofit marketing link roundup , we’re taking a look at articles that are all about online fundraising strategies. Whether you’re fundraising, selling a product or providing a service, the way in which you market to people really isn’t all that different.

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?

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Video Storytelling Made Easy with Adobe Spark

Tech Soup Blog

An eye-catching opening, slick text animation, smooth transitions — these are all important elements of polished social videos. But what really makes a story shine is a strong, concise message, told in a way only your unique perspective and voice can.

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Lost the Luster? 3 Steps to Bring Back the Joy of Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Earlier this year, I realized I needed a break. I was the proverbial mouse on the wheel, constantly racing to “keep up” with everything I needed to know and thought I should do in fundraising. In short, I had lost the joy of fundraising because I was bogged down in the job of fundraising.