March, 2017

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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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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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.

Cool Association Social Media Jobs This Week – March 2

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.

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.

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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.

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they measure expenditures, revenue, and cost savings? How do they link the community to competitive advantage?

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.

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

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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24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media. The data can be used to help your nonprofit craft a technology and fundraising strategic plan.

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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This Week’s Awesome Association PR and Communications Jobs – March 16

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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How to Win at Email

NonProfit Hub

An email full of copy with zero visuals hits your trash can as fast as it hits your inbox. We’ve all seen gross emails—and even though we don’t read them, we take two seconds to be appalled by them before clicking delete. Taking time to spruce up your emails can do wonders. We have five quick tips that make all the difference once you press send. Work your email magic! Use White Space.

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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.

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.

Using E-commerce to Raise Money for Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

No longer are the days when going door to door or holding bake sales are the most effective ways to fundraise. It's 2017 — it's time to revolutionize the way nonprofits raise money, by taking advantage of e-commerce.

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Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

EveryAction

she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero. Whether quietly spearheading some of the world's most groundbreaking scientific and medical research or not-so-quietly leading revolutions on the battlefield, our history is ripe with stories of ferocious, adventurous, enlightened, and persistent women. In celebration of Women's History Month, we wanted to share some of these sheroic tales and introduce you to young women who are carrying the torch forward today.

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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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Definitive Timeline to Master Follow-Up with First-Time Donors

NonProfit Hub

A donor’s first donation to your nonprofit is a step in the right direction, but it’s not an immediate promise for smooth sailing. After their initial gift, you still have work to do with each donor. That work pays off, though. . A study by Bloomerang showed that 60 percent of donors only give once —so your investment in donors means long-term benefits for your organization.

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45 LinkedIn Groups for Nonprofit Professionals to Network or Find Jobs

Wild Apricot Blog

There are hundreds of nonprofit groups on LinkedIn. Here I’ve segmented the top ones into the categories and written a few lines about each to help you decide which ones to join. networking LinkedIn-Groups LinkedIn

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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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Increase Fundraising Results by Making Your Donor FEEL Like a Hero

John Haydon

Donors don’t give because they’re generous. They give because it feels great. And being a hero feels the best. This isn’t just unicorn thinking. It’s a phenomenon that’s hard-wired deeply in the human brain from millions of years of evolution. Yay, science!)

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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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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4 Nonprofits That Gamified Their Funding (and Tips for You to Copy)

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits all have one thing in common: They need to raise money. There are some that do it better than others, and they’re usually the ones who manage to make the biggest impact. Reaching a larger audience is a key aspect of increasing donations. It doesn’t have to be huge donations, either. Even small ones that are made frequently can have a big impact. Making donating fun encourages people to come back, and repeat donations are vital.

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26 Free Nonprofit Webinars for April 2017

Wild Apricot Blog

Every month we compile the largest list of free nonprofit webinars. Here are 26 for April 2017. webinars

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The 9 Considerations for a Successful Budget Process

Connection Cafe

Building a successful budget is a key component in accounting, and nonprofit accounting is no exception. Whether you are just starting a nonprofit or have been in existence for years, your organization requires a budget.

5 Cognitive Biases You Can Ethically Leverage for Fundraising

John Haydon

Everyone is prone to making emotional, even irrational decisions. Also known as cognitive biases, these limitations in reasoning arise the fact that we are emotional animals. Potential donors already believe in your cause, but belief alone is not enough.

Make Sure Your Nonprofit's Communications Are Safe and Secure!

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofits that work to fulfill missions centered around environmental conservation, refugee support, health care services, or similar activities can draw unwanted attention from criminals and governments alike, including those in their home countries.

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.

Three Elements of Transformational Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

One of our most recent additions to the CausePlanet summary library is The Generosity Network by Jennifer McCrea, Jeffrey C. Walker and Karl Weber. We liked their approach to fundraising because it’s not another book about how to be a more persuasive salesperson, how to leverage tactics and strategies, or how to find and leverage your donors’ interests. Their message is a new one: “True generosity is rooted in relatedness.”

6 Effective Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits (with examples!)

Wild Apricot Blog

This is a guest post by Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation. A challenge I’ve come across with small nonprofits is finding a fundraising idea that will make a big impact, but will also be inexpensive. From my experience, there are six types

9 Things to Look for When Evaluating a Grant Proposal

Connection Cafe

Ensuring that your foundation makes impactful grants to the right nonprofit partners starts with a thorough proposal evaluation. A proposal should include more than just the organization’s mission statement and program description.