June, 2017

How Social Listening Resulted in One Nonprofit’s Most Successful Email Campaign Ever

Connection Cafe

Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) is the political voice for kids. We’re fiercely bipartisan because we believe that kids’ issues shouldn’t be a Republican or Democratic issue.

3 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Almost four years ago, I wrote my experience as a participant n a design-thinking lab to give input on a digital strategy for a philanthropy. The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute.

WordPress 4.8: What’s New and Notable in the Latest Release

Byte Technology

Back in May we gave readers a sneak peek, thanks to WP Beginner editorial staff, of what was coming down the line with WordPress 4.8.

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Gen Z

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Youth belonging to Generation Z were born in and after 1998. The oldest of Gen Zs are currently entering college and finishing high school.

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GDPR

Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

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Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleague, Julia Campbell, has just published a book, “ Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits ” and was kind enough to share an advanced copy.

Feel the Heat: The Best Firewall Plugins for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

No matter whether you’re a newbie to the WordPress platform or a seasoned professional, one thing that should never be forgotten is the important role security takes in regards to your site.

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10 Random, but Interesting Stats About Online Donors Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The inaugural edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report will be released on September 4,2017. The report is groundbreaking in that it is the only annual research project dedicated to studying how and why donors worldwide give to their favorite causes and charitable organizations.

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Why Email Deliverability is the Most Important Metric for Nonprofits

Frogloop

List size. Open rates. Page views. Click-through rates. Dollars donated. These are often the key metrics a nonprofit uses to determine the success of their digital program. However, it’s not the most important one

7 Online Donation Tools to Delight Your Donors [Updated]

NonProfit Hub

Online fundraising garners millions in charitable giving for the nonprofit industry every year, but with so many options, it can be difficult to find the right online donation tools for your organization.

7 Tips to Increase Your Online Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

Online giving continues to rise due to its simplicity, convenience and consumer behavior. These days, supporters can donate instantly on computers, tablets and smart phones via your organization’s website, virtual appeals, text-to-give initiatives, apps and email.

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How Much Is Nonprofit Workplace Stress Self-Inflicted?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I facilitated a workshop on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Linking Nonprofit High Performance to Wellbeing in Santa Cruz hosted by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County. Part of the workshop includes an assessment and reflection about the causes of stress in the nonprofit workplace.

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Cleaning Up: One-Click WordPress Site Optimization

Byte Technology

Whereas seasoned WordPress pros know all about database optimization, newbies to the platform may be a little in the dark as to the why, when and how of the process. Essentially, optimizing your WordPress database gets rid of unwanted data and greatly improves efficiency and, therefore, performance. As to the “why should I optimize my database,” consider this.

Marketing, Membership and Comms Association Jobs – June 27

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. .

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5 Nonprofit Marketing Myths That Still Need Debunking

John Haydon

In less than two decades nonprofit marketing has evolved into a completely different animal. The widespread use of social media and mobile devices means that your donors are now always connected (and more distracted) than ever before.

How to Use Slack for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

I sit on a couple of different boards for nonprofits and I’ve learned that sometimes, organizations run into snags. And often, these snags come from communication mishaps…” who was supposed to do what and when were they supposed to do it?”.

How Individual Change Agents Can Help Us Build a Stronger Social Economy

Connection Cafe

The most radical force for change is the same thing today that it’s always been—a person. It all comes down to a human being, driven by passion, joining with others to transform the world.

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How Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Brittney Bush.

The Write Words: Great Themes for Authors and Bloggers

Byte Technology

As much as is said about the sheer versatility of the WordPress platform—available for everyone from simple e-commerce sites to mega-corporations, media outlets, design firms etc.—it it may be hard to remember that the entire endeavor was begun specifically as a place where bloggers and writers could craft and share their words with a simple out-of-the-box and easy to customize site.

Boomer Bootcamp!

SocialFish

Message for SocialFish readers from my friend Shira Harrington – please share if you know anyone who might be interested!

Identify, Track, and Analyze Gifts with New Grants Management on EveryAction

EveryAction

Many nonprofits receive anywhere from 10-90% of their revenue from foundation grants. These contributions are typically high dollar grant awards that come from foundations, corporations, or the government. Organizations need a structured and effective way of following their grants throughout the grant's lifecycle so they can easily manage this very important revenue stream and track these funds in the same place as major gifts and other sources of revenue.

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How Startup Nonprofits Can Get the Grant of Their Dreams

NonProfit Hub

Getting that perfect grant can be a make or break situation for a startup nonprofit. When Nonprofit Hub was at its beginning, we were lucky enough to receive a grant that helped us get our feet on solid ground.

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24 Nonprofit Resources for your Mid-Year Check In: A Smart Fundraiser’s Summer Reading Checklist

Connection Cafe

The weather is warm, summer camps are in full swing, BBQs are a weekly occurrence, and as the sixth month of the year wraps up, some organizations are already gearing up for end-of-the-year asks and setting up holiday campaign fundraising goals.

Nonprofits in the Autonomous World: Will the Bots Take Over?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click to Check Out Beth Bot. What is the “autonomous world?” As Jeremiah Owyang , founder of Crowd Companies , describes it as drones, robots, chat bots, and AI. He should know, having tracked and observed the disruption caused by online technology over the past decade.

How Much Money do People Really Give on Nonprofit Boards? Read BoardAssist’s Annual Report on Nonprofit Giving for all the Answers

BoardAssist

How much money do people really give on nonprofit boards? We know you want to know! That’s why BoardAssist compiles this data every year from the hundreds of nonprofits we serve and shares it with the nonprofit community.

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Sweet Association Social Media & Marketing Jobs – June 21

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. .

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Powerful, Targeted Facebook Ad Integration Now Available on EveryAction

EveryAction

Businesses and organizations are increasingly finding new ways to engage supporters on Facebook, and one key way is through the use of targeted advertising through Facebook Ads Manager. For nonprofits, Facebook Ads are a precise, cost-effective way to raise more money, sign up more supporters, and communicate a message to a specific audience.

Nonprofit Job Boards: 5 Ways to Get More From Your Listing

NonProfit Hub

There are a plethora of nonprofit job boards, each bursting at the seams with vibrant opportunities for nonprofit professionals. At the same time, more candidates than you could count are competing for the best positions, each hoping to land in a role that’s compatible and challenging.

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Creating Your Own Lens: 4 Tips for Evaluating Fundraising Advice

Connection Cafe

If you’re like me, you probably receive a number of e-newsletters related to fundraising , as well as a print publication or two.

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My conversation with the Albert Einstein Bot.

How Text Messaging Has Revolutionized Giving

BoardAssist

Most of our board placements love nothing better than joining a board where they can be a voice of change. Perhaps that voice in 2017 will be to help your nonprofit adopt text messaging as a new way of fundraising.

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Hot Association Marcomm Jobs – Week of June 7

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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What Attributes do Nonprofits Need to Build Cross-Sector Collaboration?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Jessica Cruz SSVF Program Coordinator, UMOM New Day Center. Complex social issues are rarely solved by the individual success of a single organization. The nonprofit sector has the ability to achieve significant social change through collaboration across sectors.

Everything You Need to Know About Donor Relations

NonProfit Hub

Cultivating donations is not the only way to fund your nonprofit, but it’s certainly one tried and true strategy to keeping your impact. Perfecting donor relations is key to cultivating and keeping donors. Donors are one of the great forms of engagement in a cause.

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