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.

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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Infograhpic Friday: 21 Ways For Nonprofits To Get Creative


Does your nonprofit have to get creative from time to time? Chances are good, your organization has had to, for some reason or another, put its collective thinking caps on to solve a problem. Whether an event was not going as planned, donations were not flowing in, or your message was just not being perceived […]. The post Infograhpic Friday: 21 Ways For Nonprofits To Get Creative appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

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

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.

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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[Cool Infographic Friday] The History of the Hashtag


by mainstreethost. ———– ( photo credit ). Potluck

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

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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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?

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.

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.

Survey: Less Than Half of Nonprofit Websites are Responsive

NonProfit Hub

Google recently announced it was altering its search algorithm to favor mobile-friendly sites. As more users move to mobile devices and tablets, pages need to be responsive and adjust for whatever size they are being displayed.

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

AFP Blog

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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4 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Register.NGO and.ONG

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In 1985 the.ORG domain was released to the public along with.COM,NET,GOV and.EDU – the original top-level domains of the Internet. Over the next 30 years the.ORG domain would become the Internet home of the nonprofit sector worldwide and become synonymous with the term “nonprofit organization.”

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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

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. ——-.

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

AFP Blog

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

The Art of Facilitating Virtual Meetings with Sticky Notes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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

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.

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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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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'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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Why Good Habit Formation Is Important for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Celestine Chua. For the past few months, I’ve been working on a new project that will launch next month. It is a leadership professional development project for emerging leaders in nonprofits in collaboration with Third Plateau funded by the Packard Foundation.

Board Recruiting Best Practices – What do you REALLY want from me?


As a nonprofit ourselves, we know just how hard it is for nonprofit leaders to ask their board to financially participate in the important work their nonprofit is doing.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Email Campaign Snakes and Ladders


OK, so I thought this one was pretty creative. H/t to Instiller. ————– ( photo credit ). Cool Infographic Friday

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