March, 2017

Ways We Can All Help Advance Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment

Connection Cafe

Women’s and girls’ empowerment is a sweeping topic, defined and shaped by family beliefs and cultural norms in the community and country where one lives.

5 Women Change Agents Who Have Taken the Nonprofit Route

VolunteerMark

‘A women is a full circle.

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Fake Facebook Friends and the CIA

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last night I received a Facebook friend request from an old friend and accepted it. Within a minute or two, a FB Messenger chat started up about the UN and the Sustainable Development Goals. So, I of course kept the conversation going. Until it quickly became a classic advance fee scam conversation (originally made famous by folks in Nigeria with faxes). I quickly checked, and found that (of course) I already was Facebook friends with my old friend.

How To Get More Online Donations With Content Marketing

Nonprofits Source

It’s no secret that content is king when it comes to engaging and delighting donors and members alike. But did you know that writing content for donor intent can be used to target people ready to donate online content can also be used to target donor intent?

9 Tools to Address Various Aspects of Visual Marketing

SocialFish

Visual marketing has been growing steadily throughout the years now. These days readers expect to see visual content when they land on a blog post. Few people enjoy reading a wall of text. Content marketing will not work unless you engage in visual marketing. Here are a few tools to help you!

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I’m a Millennial. This is Why I Support Nonprofits

Frogloop

I’m a millennial in my early 20s. This admission requires me to embrace certain stereotypes. I’m aware of what many people think when they hear the word Millennial: a coffee drinking, gluten “intolerant,” smartphone obsessed, young person who often seems entitled.

Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m thrilled to be doing a session with Aisha Moore and Gina Schmeling at the NTEN NTC called “ Technology Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace.” ” If you are attending the NTC, please join us.

Do You Know the Value of Your Website?

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Tanzen Blog. —— Recently I had a short Twitter conversation about whether valuable and important are equivalent when it comes to websites. carriehd value=importance, surely? Tracy Playle (@tracyplayle) February 15, 2017.

10 Random, But Useful Online Communications Tips for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

2017 is the final year of free webinars for nonprofits ( view final schedule ). To date, Nonprofit Tech for Good has trained 49,000 nonprofit, charity, and NGO staff worldwide on how to succeed in online communications and fundraising.

11 Expert Tips for Nonprofits to Embrace Technology for Even Greater Impact

Connection Cafe

Last week I had the privilege of networking with over 2000 nonprofit experts and professionals at NTEN ‘s Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC).

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Your Official 17NTC Local's Guide to DC

EveryAction

We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly-anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year and, seeing as it will be hosted in Washington, DC, our team wanted to share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, and enjoy the sights while visiting for 17NTC. Check out the list below and make sure to read the travel tips at the end! The Dabney. With locally-sourced dishes that change daily, the Dabney recently received a Michelin star and is worth the wait.

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A Mind on Design: Things to Avoid When Building a WordPress Blog

Byte Technology

There are so many active blogs operating in our virtual world today that it would take countless lifetimes to read them all. Indeed, millions upon millions of individuals take to the Internet every day to share their thoughts, opine on a particular subject, share information specific to a certain theme or industry and even just rant and rave about any old thing. But what makes one blog better than the next? Why do some have devoted followings while others barely get a hit?

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7 creative ways to say 'Thank You' to your volunteers!

VolunteerMark

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." -- William Arthur Ward Volunteers are the heart of a nonprofit organization. Despite their busy schedules and a hundred other engagements, they have committed to take time out to make this world a better place, and to bring a smile to someone’s face.

The Secret to Better Web Writing

SocialFish

It might not be what you expect. Last week I had the pleasure of teaching the Principles of Digital Writing to a group of content creators at a scientific society. And now you get to learn the secret I revealed to them.

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5 Nonprofit Content Themes That Inspire Action

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits and a follow-up to 5 Online Communication Styles for Nonprofits.

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How World Wildlife Fund Used Segmentation to Activate Social Influencers for Their Cause

Connection Cafe

The Oracle at Delphi told Oedipus “Know thyself!” If the Oracle were speaking to nonprofits today, it might say “Know thy supporters!”. For nonprofits interested in engaging supporters in online advocacy, this is especially true.

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Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Image – ImageGroup. Note from Beth: Last year I was honored to partner with Kari Dunn Saratovksy from Third Plateau to facilitate an emerging leadership program to a cohort of leaders who were part of the Packard Foundation’s Science and Conservation portfolio of grantees.

How to Create SEO-Friendly URL Structures for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Search-engine optimization (SEO). If you know even a little bit about the way the Internet works when it comes looking for specific topics, themes, sites and the like, then you’ve probably seen this term bandied about for years.

Care2 Awards Eighth Annual Impact Award to GREY2K USA

Frogloop

Care2 is pleased to announce the winner of the eighth annual Care2 Impact Award

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Awesome Association Jobs this Week – March 9

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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Introducing Abbott Square Part 4: The Most Important Question to Ask in a Capital Campaign

Museum 2.0

This is the fourth in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. When you embark on a big capital campaign for a community project, don’t ask how much the project will cost.

Actigiving—The Next Phase in the Evolution of Episodic Giving

Connection Cafe

Goodbye, slacktivism. Hello, actigiving. For more than a decade now, there has been much debate about whether online activists would ever turn their clicks into gifts. Would these so called “slacktivists” ever do more than like a video or share a link and then feel like they had done enough?

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Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake.

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Treat Yourself: Tips and Tool for Customizing a WordPress Admin Area

Byte Technology

Much is written for WordPress site owners and designers on the best way to create a unique and customized site for visitors. From inventive layouts to simple insights to create more traffic through an intuitive user interface to choosing the best colors, handiest plugins and the like, the lion’s share of attention is certainly devoted to user. But what about the needs and wants of the person editing and updating the site on a regular basis?

Five Nonprofits Who Are Ruling Snapchat

Frogloop

Snapchat is a messaging app that has become increasingly popular with Generation Z, Millennials and Gen Xers and, while 92% of NGOs worldwide have a Facebook page , most organizations are still not taking advantage of Snapchat. Online Advocacy Nonprofit fundraising Social Media

Social Media Stress is Real

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. Today, APA released the second part of their annual Stress in America™ report , which focuses on something that’s super real for me and, according to the report, 86% of US adults: social media stress.

Four Ways to Increase Online Giving Conversions

NonProfit Hub

Building awareness and getting people familiar with your organization and cause is important—but to stay afloat, increase online giving conversions on your website to increase your bottom line and allow you to create a larger impact. Online giving is responsible for about 7% of total fundraising revenue per year and grows at a rate of about 8% per year (which doesn’t include grants). Consider these steps to increase your online giving conversions. Optimize for mobile.

The Three Major Components of a Successful Annual Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

Americans are generous and enjoy the sense of being a part of a worthy cause achieved by charitable giving. In 2015, America set a record for charitable giving, beating the previous record by four percent. This astonishing amount totaled $373 billion in cash donations !

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Introducing Abbott Square Part 3: Community Participation Builds a Community Plaza

Museum 2.0

This is the second installation in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz.

The Picture Show: The Best WordPress Themes for Video Ventures

Byte Technology

Whether you’re a simple weekly WordPress blogger or a seasoned webpage administrator who updates and edits every day, having a video component on your site is a stellar way to draw readers and keep them coming back again and again. Indeed, one need only look at the resounding success of Facebook Live and the myriad social media applications and it’s clear that video can bring loads of attention to you products, services or causes in a way that photos and words alone cannot.

Idealware’s revised Consumers Guide to Low-Cost Donor Management Systems

Robert Weiner

Idealware just released the latest version of their Consumers Guide to Low-Cost Donor Management Systems. It will give you an overview of 32 systems and in-depth reviews of their top 11 “best value” choices. Several systems were included for the first time: @EASE, Bloomerang, Exceed Beyond, Salsa CRM, The Raiser’s Edge NXT, and NPOconnect (formerly known as Orange Leap). You can download it here. Databases Donor Databases Fundraising Nonprofit Technology Software

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How to improve collaboration in the workplace

SocialFish

Here’s the latest recap of Jamie’s culture-related posts over at AssociationSuccess.org. Last month, his writing focused on collaboration – one of the culture markers we measure in the Workplace Genome. The Dark Side of Collaboration.

Nonprofits rank text messaging as the most effective tech for communicating. So why do only 3% of them use it?

Mobile Commons

Text messaging is most effective digital communications tool, according to a new study. But only a fraction of American nonprofits are actually using it.

How Nonprofits Can Use Storytelling to Boost Donor Retention

Connection Cafe

Blackbaud’s 2016 Charitable Giving Report shows us that donor retention for first time donors is still remarkably low – 29% for offline donors and 21% for online donors.