May, 2015

5 Expert Opinions on the Future of Email Fundraising


Email isn’t dead. nonprofit email fundraising nonprofit technology guest post

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Optimistic about Marrakesh Treaty!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The World Blind Union’s ( WBU ) Right to Read campaign for ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty just concluded two days of meetings in Berlin, Germany. The attendees were mostly the regional coordinators of the campaign, and the news was good.

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White House Summit Promotes Pro Bono Service: Connecting Companies with Nonprofits for the Sake of Social Good

Connection Cafe

I’m off to the White House today. And the topic is one of my favorites – pro bono service or, in layperson’s terms, how employees at companies large and small give their time and professional talents to help nonprofits thrive.

The Pros and Cons of an RFP for Non-Profit Organizations

Byte Technology

Virtually every sector of our economy—the government, the military, educational institutions, venture capitalist firms and multi-national corporations—use the Request for Proposal (RFP) process at one time or another.

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5 Ways Technology Can Help Your Nonprofit Do More Good : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

5 Ways Technology Can Help Your Nonprofit Do More Good : FundRaising Success : "According to "The Science Behind Why People Give Money to Charity," it takes multiple actions to drive someone to give. The first action, simply asking, is one we take for granted. " 'via Blog this

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A new Foundation in my career

Judi Sohn

Two weeks ago, I joined the Salesforce Foundation in a new role as Open Source Manager. What exactly does that mean? Well, I could tell you about how I’m on the Foundation’s Tech & Products team (specifically on the product engineering side) and how it’s all about working with the broader community and the Foundation to evangelize and grow investment in open source projects.

5 Ways Technology Can Help Your Nonprofit Do More Good


The way people give is constantly changing. People may care about your cause, but it doesn’t mean they will donate. So what drives them? software nonprofit technology CRM

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What Can Our Past Tell Us About Our Future?

Connection Cafe

When archaeologists study an ancient civilization, they look for evidence and clues in the material remains that people leave behind to understand how they lived.

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Stay in Control: Keeping Your Non-Profit Password Protected

Byte Technology

Unfortunately, non-profit’s have much to fear these days: a slump in the economy that translates to a downturn in donations; an ineffective social media program; an unscrupulous or ineffective board of directors; an apathetic staff or volunteer base; the list goes on and on.

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Five things we learned about crowdfunding - Civil Society - Fundraising - Blogs

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Five things we learned about crowdfunding - Civil Society - Fundraising - Blogs

Letting Go


When we did nearly 200 interviews of Millennials in the workplace as part of the research for our new book , we noticed an interesting trend. Many of the Millennials were really scratching their heads as they looked at traditional management practices, particularly when it comes to technology.

3 Simple Tips for Nonprofits to Win at Email in 2020 [Guest Post]


The future is unpredictable. For instance, my Nike sneakers don't appear to be lacing themselves up (shame), but my iPhone is beyond anything Marty Mcfly could imagine. So naturally when we asked Chris Tuttle to predict the future of email, we were hoping for at best a rough guess.

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How to calculate donor acquisition costs

3rd Sector Labs

All charities need new donors, just like all businesses need new customers. Studies tell us again and again: it is cheaper to retain an existing donor (or consumer) than to acquire a new one. Good to know, but that doesn’t address the issue at hand. My charity needs new donors.

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Real Talk About Real Costs for Nonprofits: Stepping Beyond the Overhead Myth

Connection Cafe

Overhead. It’s a dirty word in the nonprofit sector. And, yep, I just said it.

Driving Donor Engagement: Five Essential Elements of the NPO Website

Byte Technology

As a non-profit in today’s online- and social-media driven world, your website has a tale to tell. It has a message to relate to the world, a story about something needed, something neglected or something wrong that needs to be made right.

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When does a small nonprofit need a database? | CoolData blog

AFP Blog

When does a small nonprofit need a database? CoolData blog : "When should an organization acquire some kind of database system or CRM? Any organization, no matter how small, has to track activity and record information for operational purposes. This may be especially true for nonprofits that need to report on the impact they’re having in the community. I usually think in terms of tracking donors, but nonprofits may have an additional need to track clients and services." 'via via Blog this

Employee Engagement Declines to Lowest Point in 8 Years


If you are looking to better recruit, retain, and/or engage your Millennial employees, you need to read When Millennials Take Over and contact me at for assistance with engagement strategies. ——-.

14 Can't-Miss Nonprofit Conferences This Summer


With the start of summer just around the corner, the nonprofit conference action for the year is just beginning to heat up! We took a look at our 2015 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar and put together a new list of the summer's most anticipated events - which ones are you attending?

The Nonprofit Gender Gap Still Exists—What We Can Do About It

NonProfit Hub

There’s a big problem in the nonprofit sector, and every sector and industry for that matter. We’re living in 2015, and yet women are still not being treated as equals. If you’re a woman in a top role, such as Executive Director or CEO, you’ve managed to beat the odds. For that, I applaud you.

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Finding Your Next Funder: How Prospect Research Helps Secure New Major Donors

Connection Cafe

Picture this: You’re at a donor event, making small talk with an attendee you have never met before and you’re struggling to come up with something to talk to them about. You glance at your watch uncomfortably, and then look up to see a long-time major donor walking up.

25 Nonprofit Twitter Tips From The Pros

John Haydon

According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report, 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. It’s the second most popular social network used by nonprofits, after Facebook. Twitter can be used to distribute news about your organization and your stories.

A Third of Top Fundraising Charities Fail Google's Mobile-Friendly Test : FundRaising Success

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A Third of Top Fundraising Charities Fail Google's Mobile-Friendly Test : FundRaising Success : "One in three top charities' websites, including Oxfam, the Royal British Legion and British Red Cross, will fall down search rankings after failing Google's new mobile-friendly test." 'via via Blog this

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Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation


This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. I’m excited to share them here for you over the next few months! Check out the other good stuff over on Higher Logic too.

Expanding the Reach of Nonprofits Through the Power of Influencers [Guest Post]


Read on for insights from Roz Lemieux, CEO at , on how your nonprofit stands to gain from better leveraging the power of influencers. guest post engagement

Top 10 Nonprofit Hashtags to Spark Social Good

NonProfit Hub

Part of the fun of social media is its ever changing nature. Keeping on top of trends can be tricky, and that’s where we come in. By now we all know what hashtags are and how to use them properly, but what are the best nonprofit hashtags?

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Designing Your Event Website: A Little Bling Goes A Long Way

Connection Cafe

What’s in a website? It’s a tactical tool for getting data into your system right? It allows your staff to put the power into the hands of the participants so they can register online, get help online, and donate online. That means less paper forms for you to input into the computer later.

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5 Powerful Don Draper Quotes for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

John Haydon

If you’re like me, you’re a huge fan of the Mad Men TV series (now in it’s final season). Jon Hamm play the legendary Don Draper, an advertising genius on Madison Avenue who is respected (and feared) by everyone in the advertising industry.

CRM, digital and innovation focus at IoF Tech Conference | Charity Digital News

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CRM, digital and innovation focus at IoF Tech Conference | Charity Digital News : "On Friday 8th May we headed down to the Institute of Fundraising’s Technology conference in London, which saw a number of industry experts come together to discuss topics ranging from data and CRM to what makes a great digital experience." 'via via Blog this

Why and How You Should Get Proactive About Customer Service


Delivering a superior customer experience is the new marketing battlefield, says Gartner, projecting that by 2017 half of all consumer product investments will fund innovations that improve consumer experience. This puts customer service front-and-center in today’s marketplace.

Should You Switch Your Nonprofit CRM? [Guest Post]


We asked Joe Fuld of The Campaign Workshop to take us through the process of determining whether a nonprofit organization should switch CRM tools. Here's what he had to say. strategy software nonprofit technology

How Compassionate Branding Can Work for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

Kayla Matthews is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. She is a writer and blogger with a passion for self-improvement and helping others. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter to read all of her latest posts. _. Branding is crucial for any organization’s marketing strategy.

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Turning Event Donors into Annual Donors

Connection Cafe

How do I get more out of my event donors ? Nonprofits continue to ask this question, but it seems most have yet to figure out the answer. However, it also seems that most have yet to put a real strategy behind engaging event donors. Some add event donors to their newsletter list.

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See3 leads panel at YouTube Space NY

See What's Out There

We were invited to host a panel at YouTube SPACE New York! Here's an inside look at this exclusive event (spoiler alert: it was awesome.). The post See3 leads panel at YouTube Space NY appeared first on The See3 Blog.

'Facebook is the most important tool for successful crowdfunding'

AFP Blog

Facebook is the most important tool for successful crowdfunding' : "Crowdfunding is most successful if charities promote campaigns heavily through Facebook and other social media, try to raise small amounts, and go public with money already committed, an audience of fundraisers heard last week. Eleanor Harrison, chief executive of GlobalGiving, a charity crowdfunding platform, said that use of Facebook was the single most important tool for success in crowdfunding." 'via via Blog this

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How to Grow Your Base of Support Online


FREE RESOURCE for ya! Read this white paper to discover how to engage nonprofit supporters in a committed, lasting online relationship. The white paper includes a checklist of best practices for developing online supporter relationships.

Lower Donor Remorse With This Amazingly Simple Strategy

John Haydon

Have you ever had a sinking feeling after making a purchase? If so, then you’ve experienced buyer’s remorse. Believe it or not, most donors can feel donor remorse after making a donation, regardless of the amount. It’s hard-wired into their brains.

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The ABCs of Board Development: Recruiting the Right Nonprofit Board Members

NonProfit Hub

This post was originally featured in our May/June edition of the Nonprofit Hub Magazine. To get our next issue delivered to your mailbox, sign up here. _. Everything I learned about sales I learned from Glengarry Glen Ross. Okay, not really everything.